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Dec 11, 2013

Xmas Party Ready with Dove Intensive Repair & Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner Review

Dove Intensive Repair & Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner Review

So I was given this pretty box of Dove goodies a while ago. The concept behind this box is that these products will get you ready in a hot second- perfect for any upcoming Christmas party or other parties or even blog event you have to attend! I can definitely relate to wanting to treat my hair but not having the time to deep condition as long or often as I'd like to so I really like the idea of this! They also generously included a pair of cosy slippers and a soothing eye mask to enjoy on a cosy night in or after the party! 


"Dove Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner works in just one minute. Our dual action formula contains Fibre Actives™ technology which penetrate deep inside the hair to help reinforce damaged proteins without weighing hair down as well as helping to repair and sealing lifted cuticles to help protect against future damage. Prevents split ends and breakage."- Dove's Website
So instead of the normal deep conditioner that you usually let sit in your hair for a while- this can be used daily (or as often as you wash your hair) instead of your usual conditioner, and is designed to work on your hair in just one minute. The formula is white, pretty thick and smells very nice. It has normal slip and I definitely think that it feels more like a deep conditioner than a regular conditioner. I left it in for a minute as instructed and then rinsed out. Afterwards my hair felt super soft and smelt super nice I'd say it is the type of conditioner that "repairs" your hair on the outside, as the description above says- by sealing lifted cuticles. It contains both silicones and mineral oil which I assume are some of the ingredients helping with that. 


"Introducing the next generation of daily conditioner with the added benefits of a treatment and the best bit is that it works in just one minute! The dual action formula gives you instant nourishment; the Colour Revitaliser™ Stripe contains a UV filter and is specially formulated to seal the cuticle and protect coloured hair, whilst the nourishment stripe replenishes and helps repair hair from the inside. So your hair is, replenished, revitalised and your colour more vibrant* looking for up to 10 weeks".- Dove's Website
Contrary to the other conditioner, the formula of this felt more like a regular conditioner than a deep conditioner as it was a little thinner. Unless I was imagining this- it looked like a mix of pink and white coloured conditioner in there- pretty cool! This one, as you can see above is more so design to protect and nourish coloured hair and contains some strengthening ingredients. This had a little more slip which is always useful if you have curly or just very tangly hair. After rinsing my curls looked soo nice and shiny! I'd say this is definitely my favourite out of the two products. 

Ingredient Check:
  • Silicones (√)
  • Mineral Oil (√)
  • Propylene/Butylene Glycol (/)
  • Parabens (/)


If you don't mind using silicones & mineral oil in your hair care products, I'd recommend these instead of your regular conditioner, combined with deep conditioners that can also strengthen your hair from within. My personal favourite is the Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner as it contains some nice ingredients like Wheat Protein, Almond and Coconut oil and Silica. The Dove Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner probably suits someone who wants damaged hair to quickly look more healthy and does not mind using synthetic ingredients. 

Have you tried any of these?
What do you think of the idea of an express conditioner?


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  1. Your pretty box of dove goodies looks awesome!!!

  2. I sometimes use quick conditioners to co-wash! My faves are the Herbal Essences ones, but I LOVE stuff by Dove like their deodorants and shower gels :) I also often find that products labeled "deep conditioner" aren't moisturizing enough for my curls!

  3. Thank you such a lot for as well as Pine Tree State during this wonderful round-up. Love hearing regarding everyone's favorites


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