Frizz – can’t live with it, can’t live…with it.
I once was a smooth haired girl, but that was many moons ago. The last decade of hardcore hair dyeing, perms and straightening treatments means that without a decent shampoo and conditioner, my hair is basically a mass of frizzy brown fluff.
I need conditioner. The most effective ones I find are not the pricey ones I find. Dove’s Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner range is a one of their newer ranges which promises to ‘smooth up to 100% of roughness and frizz [when using the products together]’.
They say; Dove’s unique nourishing care system contains a weightless blend of natural almond and coconut oils which are rapidly absorbed to deeply nourish and replenish essential nutrients.
Firstly I like the packaging. It’s kind of old school but retro too. The product smells nice, as expected and it’s quite a foamy shampoo. Regular readers will know I tend to steer away from shampoo that has SLS although I’ve now figured out that a small amount used towards the ends is ok on me.
Otherwise I would generally just buy the conditioner however I wanted to try the range together (the conditioner is pretty good too, I have extremely knotty hair and after 2 minutes I could run my fingers through).
I let my hair air dry afterwards to see how much it would frizz up (or not). I was surprised by how good the product is! Don’t get me wrong; it doesn’t leave you with straight hair (my hair is wavy) instead it leaves everything that bit smoother and easier to manage.
For example if I use a random shampoo and conditioner my hair quite a frizzy ‘top layer’ which can give me the mushroom head effect and with the Dove range, it was quite a lot ‘flatter’ so there was none of that going on. For completely smooth hair I would still use a styling product and straighteners but I can imagine using this duo at the weekends when I just want my hair to dry naturally and have a loose wave.
Verdict: Very affordable and smoothing. I would definitely go for the conditioner again as my regular conditioning treatment because I use it up so quickly.