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I love Dove items and a big fan of Dove. I find they are really nice ones and ones that suit my body and hair. Dove seems to always deliver what it claims on do on the packaging or bottle. I have been using Dove products for many years because I just adore them. This is one that I have bought a couple of times. This shampoo comes in a plastic bottle, it has a flip lid. For a 250ml bottle it costs £2.65, a really good price for a branded one in my opinion. It is a little bit more money than some other brands but it is worth it in my opinion. The bottle sits well on a surface and inside my shower on the shower tray etc. The base is sturdy and so it doesn't fall over at all. It is white in colour, it is so rich and creamy and it has a really soft, smooth texture. I can definitely feel the softness of the shampoo when I pour it onto my hands to use it. The smell of it is really nice, it has a really nice sweet fragrance is the best way I can describe it. It isn't an overpowering fragrance, it is just the right amount for a shampoo. It lathers really well, you only a small amount of the shampoo with this one because it is so rich, the quality of it is extremely good. It also doesn't drip from the bottle because of the richness of it and so it doesn't make a mess of my shower base and certainly no wastage with this one, which is important so not to have any wastage. Once it is on the hair, I can feel how well it works into my hair to give for a really good wash, the bubbles are plentiful too, which gives for a comfortable wash without having to add anymore to the hair. I hate it when a shampoo doesn't lather because it means I have to keep on pouring more onto the hands and then doing twice the work and taking longer to wash my hair. I do however like to wash my hair with this one for a little longer than I usually do with a none branded shampoo or some other brands. I love the feel of it and tend to just keep washing it for a few minutes because it is a pleasure to use. I also like the way it doesn't drip down my face while washing my hair and it stays on the hair very well. It found it hasn't irritated my scalp at all and is just a really gentle shampoo for the hair. I find that my hair feels very soft while rinsing it, I could get away with not even using a conditioner when I wash my hair with this shampoo, which is rare for me because I always like to use a conditioner just to give that extra softness for the hair and to give it a good condition and then ready to style etc. I do more often than not still use a conditioner when I have used this one but like I said, I could get away with it if I wanted to just wash my hair and not use a conditioner. It gives a good shine on my hair and it feels extremely soft when I brush it. It also doesn't weigh my hair down as I have often found with some other brands. This one is just a really good one. I do find I have to use a lot less conditioner when I use this one, which then helps my conditioner I am using at the time to last a whole lot longer. It is designed to help prevent colour fading for coloured hair and to help repair it and to nourish. It contains micro moisture serum to help repair hair and to lock in the colour. It is also designed to strengthen the hair and to help keep it in the best condition possible. I have found no difference in the colour of my hair since using this shampoo. My colour hasn't looked any different in colour since using this shampoo but it has conditioned my hair in the same way as any other Dove shampoo and I haven't been disappointed in the results the shampoo has had for washing my hair. All the Dove range of shampoos are a good quality and this one is another one which is an excellent quality. It is a really a super shampoo and one that I highly recommend for others to buy for coloured hair. I just think with this one you get good value for money in my opinion. It gives me all the results that I expect from this brand and so for that reason I will definitely buy this shampoo again. Dove always product super products and this one is a credit to them in my opinion and another one to the range of shampoos. The bottle is recyclable. Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50. I give this one 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I regularly have my shoulder-length hair coloured, so I like to use shampoo and conditioner products that have a 'Colour Protect' claim on their packaging. I have tried out a few different shampoos from assorted ranges recently, with this review outlining my experiences of using the "Damage Solutions Colour Radiance" shampoo, from the well known "Dove Therapy" range. I paid around £2 for my small bottle of shampoo, which is 250ml in size. I thought this price reflected reasonable value for money, as the price is considerably cheaper than most of the other shampoo products that I have bought recently. There is a whole range of assorted hair care products available from good retailers such as Boots and Tesco. The packaging for the shampoo is quite attractive, mainly thanks to the modern shape of the bottle that offers something of a chic appearance. The bottle is made of white plastic that has a sort of pearlescent 'sheen' to it. There is a slight 'triangular' shape to the bottle's design, although it is flat at the bottom so it stands easily on the bathroom shelf, or the side of the bath. The lid on top of the bottle comprises a 'flip up' design and I have found it secure and sturdy during use, being robust enough to cope with continued use. I have encountered no difficulties with using the packaging, even though I suffer with limited strength in my hands as a result of reduced mobility. Indeed, the plastic bottle is not so sturdy or robust that it poses a problem with my dispensing the liquid shampoo from within, nor have I had any issues with the 'flip up' lid on top of the bottle, that is not so stiff that I struggle to open or close it by myself. The shampoo itself is a sort of off-white colour, although it has a sort of 'pearlescent' sheen to it that almost matches the colour of its plastic bottle. There is a strong aroma present, which is very noticeable even as the liquid is dispensed from the bottle. The shampoo's aroma is quite lovely, and it is without any real sort of 'chemical' trace to it that many shampoo products seem to carry nowadays. Instead, the smell is quite fruity and sweet, although I find it difficult to be much more specific than that. Using the shampoo is quite easy and without much fuss. I find that it lathers easily, and upon doing so it seems to create quite a lot of soapy lather that coats my hair from the roots, right to the tips. This feels quite soapy and with a gentle 'foam' present, its fair to say I was slightly concerned at first about the product's suitability for my own needs, mainly because I don't have much stamina to spare when carrying out tasks such as washing my hair. For this reason, I find it off-putting to use products that are overly soapy as they generally require much more effort at the 'rinsing stage' of the hair-washing process, and I can seldom find the extra effort/stamina required to cope with it all. Luckily, I find there is a bit of a difference where the Dove Colour Radiance Shampoo is concerned, in that its later is soapy, yes, but it is without the familiar 'dense' feeling that many of its rivals carries. I find that instead, the Dove's lather is surprisingly 'light' in its 'body' so it rinses quite quickly and easily from my thick hair.... So, ideal for me. During rinsing, I can easily notice that my hair feels quite soft, but it is not without the usual knots and tangles, so I do need to follow up my shampooing routine with the use of a good quality conditioning product. This is normal practice, irrespective of which shampoo product has been used to wash my hair, but I am able to note that my hair DOES feel quite soft before the conditioner is applied. Once my hair has been towel dried, I always apply a serum or conditioning oil product, and this practice has still been undertaken during the time I have been using the Dove Shampoo. I then dry my hair as normal and during this process, I was able to note that there were no more 'flyaway' issues or 'frizz' present at my hairline than usual. I have found that some shampoo products can provide too much 'softness' to my hair which can cause both of these annoyances to be present after use, but with the Dove product this was not an issue at all. The Dove Colour Radiance Shampoo boasts several claims, such as: "Your hair is nourished and protected" (after use) in addition to "Your colour is more vibrant looking for up to 10 weeks." In relation to these claims, I can confirm that I do feel my hair is as nourished and protected as when using my previous Colour Protection Shampoo, although I don't feel it is any more so, from the use of the Dove Shampoo. The result is largely the same, so I do feel the Dove Shampoo is of a good quality, having noticed no ill-effects in this regard. In relation to the claim that the product will protect my colour for up to ten weeks, I did note that my hair colour remained largely 'untouched' from the use of the Dove Colour Radiance Shampoo, with no 'stripping' or 'fading' of my hair colour being observed. This result is probably enough in itself to warrant a repurchase of the product, with the 'colour caring' aspect of the Shampoo's claims seemingly completely justified. I was not disappointed with this aspect of the shampoo at all. I cannot really comment on the "Up to 10 weeks" claim too much, as I have my hair coloured more frequently than this time scale, so this period of time has not been put to the test, as such. I haven't noticed that the length of time between my hair colouring requirements has been shortened by the use of the Dove Shampoo, but I hadn't expected this result to become apparent, as my continued hair colouring requirement is more down to root grown than my hair colour fading. Taking everything into account, I have nothing negative to report about the results obtained from using the Dove Colour Radiance Shampoo, and I have already repurchased the product as a result of finding it to be rather compatible with my own hair type and its requirements. Based on these findings, I do recommend it for those consumers who have colour-treated hair, and feel that an award of full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score is appropriate, on this occasion.
The Product = = = = = = = The Colour Radiance range is new to the Dove range and includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Express Treatment Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioning Spray. I am actually reviewing the shampoo from this range. The Colour Radiance Shampoo has Colour Revitaliser and UV filters which is specially formulated with fewer sulphates to gently cleanse and condition your hair. As a result hair is nourished and protected and your colour is more vibrant looking for up to 10 weeks. This means that you can keep that just coloured feeling and the confidence that comes with it for longer. Although I have tried many different coloured shampoo's I wanted to try something new. I change my shampoo & conditioner products every 6-8 weeks to a different brand. Normally I use Aussie & L'Oreal colour shampoo, how-ever as this range was on offer in my local Boots store the other week I took advantage of the offer and purchased the Shampoo & Conditioner in this range. The shampoo comes in a white bottle which is the same colour as all the other Dove products. On the front of the product it states that this is for coloured or bleached hair. There is a deep pink colour on the bottle which is how you can tell that this product is part of the Colour Radiance range. All the products in this range have this deep pink colour on the packaging. The shampoo bottle has slightly rounded edges and the lid to the bottle is white. The lid simply flips open to reveal a small hole where the shampoo is dispensed. On the back of the bottle it tells you some information about the shampoo and how to use it. You can also find a list of ingredients & contact information for Dove as well. The bottle is made from plastic so isn't too heavy. I was hoping that this shampoo would help my blonder hair appear brighter and more radiant as it was starting to look a little dull and I wasn't planning on re-doing the colour for another 4 weeks at least. Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I purchased this from my local Boots store when the shampoo was on offer at £1.24. The full price of this shampoo is £2.49 so I saved over £1.00 on this which I thought was quite good.Other products in the colour radiance range include: Conditioner Express Treatment Conditioner Leave-In Conditioning Spray Using the Product = = = = = = = = = I got into the shower and made sure my hair was wet all over so I could apply the shampoo and work it into a slight lather. Although my hands were wet the shampoo bottle was easy to grip due to the slim but slightly rounded shaped that the bottle had. The lid was easy to flip open and I tipped the bottle upside down and gave it a slight squeeze in order to get some shampoo out. I didn't dispense too much as I didn't want to waste any of the product. I used a little more shampoo that the size of 2p coin. The shampoo was mainly white in colour but had a nice shine/slightly metallic look to it. I started working this into my wet hair creating a gentle lather that started to make my hair feel really clean. I could smell the scent of the shampoo which was very light but also very pleasant. It didn't smell of perfume but it didn't smell fruity either. It smelt clean and fresh and it felt as though it was doing a really good job of cleaning my hair. I rinsed the shampoo out and as I did this the small bubbles from the lather washed out very easily with no effort. As I stood under the shower I rubbed my hair a little to ensure that all the shampoo was out. The scent from the product disappeared quite quickly which was a little disappointing as I would have loved the scent of this to stay on my hair. On this occasion I wouldn't be applying the conditioner as I wanted to see how the product performed on its own without the conditioner. Results = = = = I wrapped my hair in a towel for a good 5 minutes to soak up any excess moisture and then I got ready to blow dry it. I used a wide toothed comb through my hair to get rid of any knots or tangles. The comb glided through the hair easily and as I did this I could smell the slight scent from the shampoo on my hair which was nice. I blow dried my hair as normal and looked in the mirror at the results. I was actually impressed and how much brighter and radiant my hair looked. The blonde didn't look anywhere near as dull as it had done before washing it. My hair was soft and felt smooth but it didn't feel as moisturised as I had hope, how-ever you probably get better results when using the conditioner with this shampoo. I tend to wash my hair every 3 days and with this shampoo I could continue my normal routine as my hair didn't appear to become any greasier even after 2 days when using the shampoo for the first time. The scent of the shampoo in my hair was so light that I couldn't really smell it for long before there was no pleasant scent left in my hair at all. I would like to add that the 2nd time I used the shampoo I did use it with the conditioner as you are meant to and the results were even better. I will be writing a review shortly based on the conditioner in this range. Overall Opinion = = = = = = = = I'm glad I chose this product and had the chance to see what it was like as I think it's a really good shampoo that helps to keep your hair looking more radiant for longer. As I have very light blonde hair it can look dull just a few weeks after dying it. This shampoo helped to bring the colour back to life again making my hair look healthier and in better condition. Not only did the shampoo help to make my hair look great but it felt softer too. I love the creamy formula that makes up the shampoo and the light, pleasant fragrance of the shampoo. It's a shame that the scent of the product doesn't last longer as it makes your hair smell really fresh and clean. In terms of value I think the shampoo is very reasonable at full price as it works better than other coloured shampoo's I have tried which have been double the price of this. Although I change shampoos on a regular basis I will definitely keep this one in mind and will probably purchase it again in a few months. I would recommend this shampoo to anyone who has coloured or bleached hair. I would recommend using the conditioner that goes with this shampoo for better results. (review also on ciao)
I dye my hair regularly and I find that after a short time the colour tends to fade. Dove Colour Radiance shampoo claims to keep your hair colour looking more fresh and vibrant for longer as it contains a UV filter, which is a protecting agent to help reduce colour fade. The shampoo is also low in sulphates, which is great because it can help prevent additional drying of the hair and tends to be less irritating to skin and eyes too. The packaging is quite unusual as the bottle is rather slim and tapered towards the end, where it has a flip top lid. I like this design as it makes the bottle quite comfortable to grasp, and easy to squeeze the the amount of product that you wish into your other hand. Another benefit of this slimmer design is that it fits on the side of the bath tub easily without being knocked over! The bottle is also recyclable once the product has been used up. When I first opened the bottle I had a good sniff of the product. It's a lovely fresh clean feminine fragrance. It's not too overpowering, and after using on my hair I get a little whiff of the fragrance every now and then throughout the day. This shampoo is white in colour and has quite a thick and creamy consistency. It lathers up really well. Because of this, a little product goes quite a long way and I have found that a bottle of this shampoo is lasting me longer than other shampoos in the same size bottle. This shampoo feels like a lovely luxurious treat for my hair and it also feels like it's getting a thorough clean. Dove Colour Radiance is a gentle cleansing shampoo that is suitable for daily use. Though I have been using it to wash my hair every other day. The label does recommend that for optimal results use this product along with the Dove colour radiance express treatment conditioner, which I have been doing. Since using both products together my hair feels really soft and looks smoother, nourished and healthy. I have a shine to my hair that I didn't have previously, and my hair colour definitely looks more vibrant for longer. I bought a 250ml bottle of this shampoo for around £2.50 and I feel it is really good value for money. I think it is a great product and would definitely recommend it to anybody with colour treated hair.
I am a member of a website called BzzAgent which sends you out products to try in return for you getting feedback from family and friends. Recently I took part in their Dove Colour Care Campaign and was sent a full sized bottle of this shampoo and the matching deep conditioning treatment. The shampoo is designed for coloured hair. I dye my hair darker than its natural shade and it is a process I find messy and time consuming, therefore I don't particularly enjoy doing it. Given this, anything that promises to prolong the life of my hair colour is worth a try. I have had mixed experiences with Dove hair care so far, so was interested to see how I would get on with this. The shampoo promises to nourish hair and keep colour looking radiant for up to 10 weeks. It also states that this is a lower sulphate shampoo. Sulphates are the ingredient that helps the shampoo to lather, but some people believe that they can be an irritant, so a lot of hair care companies are now promoting their product as being low in sulphates. The packaging of the shampoo is nice, but nothing special. It comes in an almost triangular shaped bottle with pink accents and has an easy to open flip top lid. I don't think it would really stand out to me on a shelf and I think I'd only look at it if there was something else like a special offer to lure me in, so I'm glad I got to try this for free or I may never have discovered it! The shampoo itself is white with a pearly look to it and is quite thick. It smells nice - it's not the original Dove soap smell - I'd say it's a bit more floral than that and quite sweet, but it's a pleasant scent that I enjoy using. Given that this is supposedly low sulphate I did think it might have trouble lathering, but I was pleased to find that it lathered just as well as any previous shampoos I have used. It rinsed out just as easily too. I usually follow up with a conditioner because I have fairly long hair that tangles easily. I don't have the matching conditioner, although I have on occasion followed this shampoo with the matching deep conditioning treatment. Having now used nearly the full bottle, I have to say I have been very impressed with the results I've had from this shampoo. Firstly, it manages to be moisturising without leaving my hair greasy. I often find the ends of my hair go dry and ratty, but there has been a marked improvement since I began using this. Secondly my hair simply looks healthier in general. It looks glossier and has more bounce and less frizz. It might be my imagination, but I'm sure I have managed to cut down on styling time since I started using this, as my hair usually looks reasonable without any products being added. Thirdly - and the thing I have been most impressed with - is that it genuinely does seem to have kept the colour radiant. It's been quite a while since I dyed my hair - eight or nine weeks - and I would have expected the colour to have faded considerably more by now, but I think I am going to make it into the New Year before I have to dye it again. Yep, I'm very impressed. A 250ml bottle of this shampoo costs £2.49 from Boots or £2.32 from Tesco, Asda and Ocado. Overall, I am very pleased with this shampoo and it is definitely a product I will buy again in the future. I would be very interested to buy the matching conditioner and the leave-in spray they make too. If you're looking for a reasonably priced product which will keep your hair looking vibrant for longer, then I would highly recommend giving this shampoo a try.
I have only recently been introduced to this colour shampoo and I think it is brilliant. I was up until now using another well known brand of shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair but after trying the Dove colour shampoo I have now replaced my previous brand with this. My hair colour usually fades within a few weeks of it being dyed but it is now eight weeks since I last dyed my hair and the colour has barely faded at all. I wash my hair everyday which in itself makes the dye fade faster but with the Dove shampoo it doesn't appear to fade much at all. I am really impressed with this product and I will be continuing to use it every time I dye my hair from now on. I also think that being Dove you know you are buying a good brand of beauty product too.
I am signed up with a company called Bzz agent. I get to try out products for free and with the purpose of sharing my opinions on the items that I have tried. My latest campaign has involved trying out Dove Colour Radiance shampoo and conditioner, and for this purpose I was sent a full size shampoo and conditioner for myself, and a selection of smaller tubes of conditioner and money off coupons to share with other people. I am usually very fussy with my shampoo, probably with very good reason as I suffer from a dry scalp condition that can appear a bit like psoriasis. I find I am happiest using products that contain tea tree oil normally. However, as I find Dove products great on my dry skin on my body, then I was willing to give the shampoo a try as I do trust this brand. This product is from the new colour radiance range, which is designed to be gentle on coloured hair and help to keep dyed hair looking vibrant. While my hair is dyed in quite a dark shade of blue/black, this is fairly close to my normal hair colour anyway, so I don't tend to really notice colour loss after dying my hair apart from when my odd white hair starts to show through again at the roots. For me, I didn't notice if this product was that good at maintaining colour. I would say it was no better or worse for me than my usual hair products. This product comes in a tapered bottle that is slimmer at the top compared to the bottom, which makes it very comfortable to hold in the shower. The bottle has a flip top, and the product dispenses well for me from this bottle with a gentle squeeze to the bottom. The shampoo itself is really thick and creamy looking, and reminds me a lot of other products in the Dove range as it has that distinct Dove smell which to me is quite a soapy smell with a light amount of fragrance. It is certainly fairly unique to me to the Dove brand. I found the smell a little odd for a shampoo in my opinion. The product itself was nice to use. It foamed up really well from a small amount of shampoo. It was easy to rub this through my hair and it felt clean after use. I washed it twice as I normally do to give it a fair test compared to my usual shampoo, but from a hair cleaning perspective, I think this faired well. I followed up the shampoo by using a conditioner from the same range. I always use conditioner as I think my hair type benefits from it. After towel drying my hair I noticed straight away when I looked in the mirror that my hair had not washed that well compared to normal. There were several large chunks of dry scalp flakes in my hair. I needed to remove these before I could style my hair in the usual way, and I found because my hair had been handled more, it looked poorly styled and felt quite dull and dirty again within the same day. Even worse, my hair seemed more frizzy than usual, and my scalp was incredibly itchy for me, which was saying something as it is usually a bit itchy. I also kept finding more flaky bits of skin throughout my hair which is not a good look in such dark hair as mine. As a result, I don't feel this shampoo is really that good on my hair at all and it is not something I would recommend for someone with a sensitive scalp. I would need to be wowed by a shampoo to splash out a few pounds on a bottle, and I have not been wowed with this one.
I have recently become a Bzzagent, where I am invited to join 'campaigns' where I receive samples to test in exchange for giving people my honest opinion about them. The first one I was invited to was for Dove's new range of shampoos and conditioners for coloured hair. This was quite fortunate as I have been colouring my hair for years now, firstly to get a new look, but now to cover the rapidly increasing number of grey hairs. Recently I also decide to go blonde again and my shampoos for a brunette were not good for me. The Dove range claims to protect your hair and its colour, and it doesn't matter what colour you have. I am familiar with the Dove brand having used deodorants and body lotions before, but have never used their hair care range. Dove is owned by Unilever, who currently claim to eliminate animal testing, but reading through the lines, I am not sure that they are there yet. The official statement can be read on their website. Even though I colour my hair, it is generally in good condition, but I am prone to greasy roots, an occasional sensitive scalp and dry/split ends. The Dove Colour Radiance products come under their Damage Solutions range and claims to help keep your colour vibrant for up to 10 weeks. It is a lower sulphate shampoo containing a colour revitaliser TM and a UV filter to help nourish and protect my hair, but does it work? The 250ml bottled is shaped making it easier to hold with wet hands. It has a flat bottom to help it stand upright with a simple, non-fiddly flip up lid. The scent is sweet and soapy, a kind of manufactured strawberry smell (it doesn't claim to have a certain scent, this is just what it reminds me of). One squeeze is generally enough to get an adequate amount in my hand. The shampoo is white and opaque, and a quick rub together of my hands generates enough foam for me to rub into my hair. It easily foams and soaps up and I find it easy to give my hair a thorough wash, and it doesn't take as much effort as some shampoos to rinse out, which is good considering it makes a generous lather. Dove claim that it should be used daily but my hair doesn't really need to be washed daily and I am generally low maintenance, so I have been using it every 2-3 days. I have noticed that in between my hair does not get greasier than normal and I am liking that my blonde is genuinely staying blonde and not getting gingery at all. It hasn't stopped the roots coming thought though!! I have no idea what a 'colour revilaliser' is or how it works but I am glad it has a UV filter, as I am aware of the damage sun can do both to my hair and my colour. Overall, my hair feels clean after I have used it and in good condition. Most times I use it in conjunction with the Express Treatment Conditioner from the same range, but sometimes use it alone if I am in a rush. I have not noticed much difference but the hair gets slightly more tangled if I only use the shampoo. I seem to have less split ends than normal and my colour has lasted well (although part of that may be the contribution from the conditioner) plus it has not irritated or dried out my scalp as some shampoo does. Overall I am very pleased with this shampoo and I am glad I tried it as I am often dissatisfied with new shampoo purchases and end up resorting to favoured safe brands. This time I will definitely be purchasing it again when my current bottle runs out. It usually sells for around the £2.32 mark in supermarkets, but as usual, offers may apply.
Buying this shampoo was a result of yet another one of my impulse buys. I have actually been looking for a shampoo on this particular occasion but I normally stick to using L'Oreal brand. Whilst being indecisive about which shampoo to get as fancied to try something different, I noticed Dove shampoo/conditioner range on very top shelf in the corner which was also reduced at half price. I never used Dove shampoo/conditioner and so decided to give it a go. I chose Colour Radiance range as I colour my hair and would normally buy shampoo aimed for coloured damaged hair anyway. This shampoo comes in very quirky looking bottle, starts of oval at the bottom and changes into triangular shape towards the top. I think Dove has recently changed the shape of their bottles and I like this one, makes it look very modern. The 250ml bottle is not transparent so you are not able to see how much is shampoo is left and has flip top lid. This shampoo is intended for coloured damaged hair and is meant to "nourish hair and keep your colour looking more vibrant for up to 10 weeks". When squeezing shampoo into my hand I notice is smells very pleasantly. I didn't actually expect it to smell so nice. Shampoo is quite thick in consistency and silver(ish) in colour and lathers extremely well. It feels very luxurious to my opinion and leaves my bleach blond hair feeling clean, smooth, soft and looking healthy although this is no difference from shampoo I used previously. Sadly, I havent noticed any more colour radiance in my hair. This shampoo is available in all supermarkets or chemists. I purchased mine half price in Sainsbury's which cost me £1.12 if I remember correctly. You only get 250ml (I am not sure if bigger version is available) in that case price is ok however i would not pay full price. This shampoo smells nice, gives ok results but it's no special to other shampoos I used and so awarding 4 out of 5 stars.
I used the regular Dove Daily Care Shampoo recently, and I was impressed enough to try this other shampoo from the range. This is the Dove Colour Radiance Hair Therapy Shampoo. I generally stay away from shampoos which claim to keep the colour of dyed hair intact as I am too cynical to believe the hype. However I decided to give it a chance as it wasn't too pricey. PACKAGING This comes in a white plastic 250ml bottle which has a flip-top lid at the top of the bottle. The writing on the front is pink. It's plain looking and very simple in its design. The accompanying conditioner comes in very similar packaging, and if you're in a rush like I was the other week, you may end up stupidly buying the conditioner rather than the shampoo, duh. The packaging says this shampoo will give you 'vibrant colour for longer' as it contains Fibre ActivesTM and Micro Moisture serumTM which repair and reconstruct the hair. USAGE The shampoo is a pearlescent, creamy colour, and it's thick. I use a blob around the size of a 50p piece. This creates lots of lather - more lather than any other I have used, and feels very silky and luxurious on your hair. When shampooing, I don't feel like the shampoo is really cleaning my hair right down to the roots - I like my hair to feel 'squeaky' clean after shampooing. This rinses out well. AFTER WASHING After washing, my hair felt smooth and somewhat moisturised. After I dried it, it felt really clean and fresh, as if all the traces of product I use on my hair had been removed. My fears about it not cleaning my hair to the roots were completely unfounded. DOES IT WORK? It's hard to say really. I have blonde highlights in my hair - after getting my hair done, my hair will be a pale blonde for a couple of weeks before gradually getting brassier-looking until it's time for my next appointment. I did *think* that my hair stayed that nice paler blonde for slightly normal than longer, but then how much of that was my imagination given that I was consciously using this product? Hmmm. I'll give the shampoo the benefit of the doubt and say yes, I do believe it helped my colour stay 'salon-fresh' for a SHORT while longer. PRICE This costs £2.32 which I think is fine for a shampoo from such a big name brand like Dove. WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN? Yes, I have bought this again since initially buying it. My hair is a mess at the moment as I'm between hair appointments and it's been frazzled in the sunshine, but I look forward to using this when I get my highlights done again.
I decided to try this out as I dye my hair every couple of months at home and have been doing so since high school. Aside from damage to hair, which I try to restore with conditioner and not exposing it to straighteners too much, the most irritating thing is the fading of dye that always seems to happen far too quickly. There are a few brands that offer shampoos claiming to reduce fade and keep hair colour vibrant, though I've never found anything, unfortunately including this one, that actually works. This comes in quite a minimalist white bottle that looks neat and good quality, easily recognisable as being by the Dove brand. They have an ever-increasing range of products and I've got faith in what they produce as being at least somewhat effective, gentle and pleasant to use. This is designed to help repair coloured hair by preventing the fading process through its 'advanced damage care and repair technology'. This involves 'micro moisture serum to help repair hair surface to help lock in the colour and the fibre actives, which are known to penetrate deep inside the hair reconstructing it from within to leave hair with vibrant colour that lasts'. Sounds interesting, but then again, so do most claims on product packaging. This comes out creamy white and is smooth to apply, lathering well in the shower with water. It's got a pleasant sweet fragrance that makes it lovely to use because it feels like a bit of a treat for my hair. That's one thing I love about Dove; they make things that are practical and usually relatively affordable, whilst being a pleasure to use. It rinses out easily and leaves hair feeling smooth when wet. When drying, I occasionally notice that this, along with a conditioner sometimes, can cause my hair to become a tad greasy the next day, so I don't use much per application any more. After drying hair, it looks a bit healthier, smells nice and feels soft. Does it prevent colour fade? Unfortunately, I've not found that it does. As I've said, it makes the appearance of my hair that bit more lively, but I don't think it really does anything for the colour. What started of as a vibrant red, despite using this quickly after dying it, began to fade after only a week or two. I tend to wash my hair every day or every other day depending on what I'm doing, but for the first week after dying it I try to minimize how often I wash it. Even this hasn't helped with the colour fade; it's more a case of the colour becoming less vibrant and going from bright to dull, which is what I was hoping the shampoo would help to fight against. I bought this on offer along with a Dove conditioner (volume boosting), though there's also a colour radiance conditioner that you can use in conjunction with the shampoo, which is, strangely enough, what they suggest for best results. I've used similar products before that target colour fading, applying both the shampoo and conditioner, but without benefit, so I'm not hopeful that this would make much difference. Would I recommend? Probably not, in the sense that it doesn't seem to do what it claims. Perhaps it'll work better for you; it's still lovely to use, but I'd probably be more inclined to go for a shine enhancing Dove shampoo that makes more of an impact on my hair health. Selling at Boots for £2.65 [Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao]