Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dove Conditioner Review and $1000 Spafinder Gift Giveaway

My hair is very, very, very thick.  Yes, "African American" hair is usually coarse. However, I have some Choctaw blood, so in it's natural state, there's coarseness, and thick waves. It's also dry.  Ugh.  Complicated hair. That's what I have. If left untreated in some way, it can be SCARY, with a mind of it's own.  My hair has attitude (not always a good one), and I have to show it who's boss.  A good shampoo and conditioner makes a huge difference. With the scorching hot days we had this summer, I was more than happy to take advantage of the offer to review Dove's Advanced Conditioner.

I received my package in the mail a couple weeks ago.  More swag.  Woo Hoo.  What I used was Dove Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner.  Now, if I had one complaint, it would be that I wasn't sure if this was a leave-in conditioner, which is what I prefer.  There's no mention one way or the other on the bottle.  I decided to use it as a leave-in.

After shampooing, I towel dried my hair, and applied about a tablespoon of conditioner.  As always, Dove's scents are soooooo soothing.  The conditioner is thick, and easy to apply.  Seriously, I hate soupy conditioners.  This was more like toothpaste.

This first thing I noticed was, how easy it was to comb through. Repair from this summers brutal sun, and hot humid temps is what I needed to avoid a straw-like mane.  Dove advanced conditioners are said to provide nourishment to repair dry and rough hair.  Bring it on.

In their own words, "Fiber Active technology penetrated deep inside the hair strand, helping rebind damaged proteins (Intensive Repair and Color Repair only)."  After a few uses, I did notice a difference in the way my hair felt.  It was soft, smooth, and had more resistance.  I've been using Dove products for years.  Our doctor recommended Dove soap when my oldest son developed severe eczema years ago. It's a brand I trust, and, so far, I haven't tried a product I didn't like.  This was no exception.  I would definitely buy it.

Now, although I prefer leave-in conditioner, I've also rinsed it out after applying, and it works either way.

Do you have complicated hair, like yours truly?  Do you need a little repair?  Give it a try, and let me know if you like it.  You can find a link for $1.50 off at the bottom of this post.

Guess what?  Dove is having another Spafinder gift giveaway as well.  Here are the rules.

    Enter to win a $1,000 Spafinder gift certificate!



    You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

    a) Follow this link, and provide your email address and your response to the Promotion prompt

    b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry"; and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that Tweet.

    c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that post.

    This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. Winners will have 72 hours to claim the prize, or an alternative winner will be selected.

    The Official Rules are available here.

    This sweepstakes runs from 9/4/2012 - 9/30/2012

    Be sure to visit Dove®Hair.com to get a coupon for $1.50 off Dove Hair Therapy products.


    1. I will have to recommend this to my husband. His mother is Houma Indian, from the Louisiana area. She passed on her hair to him. He only washes it twice a week with Head and Shoulders for the scalp and the rest of the time he conditions it. I wanted to tell you thank you for the tutorial on painting with lace. I am looking forward to trying this. The bottom tables with the gray were so pretty.

    2. I've got complicated hair, too, Rosemary! But for different reasons! My hair is super fine and stick straight, no body. Oh,and did I mention cowlicks?? I'm headed on over to enter that sweepstakes, sounds awesome!!

    3. I'll try to enter later (chicken in the oven!) but I have difficult hair also. It's fine and thin but crazy curly...and not pretty curly but frizzy curly. I usually just throw it in a ponytail and call it a day but if I'm going somewhere I have to go through the whole blowdry/flat iron process...not fun!

      Guess it's just one of those things that goes along with being female!


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