Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Dove Advanced Hair Series

I'm a total sucker for buying things that look cool in beauty aisles, and even more so when I haven't seen them around and they're on offer; cue a trip to ASDA and me adding some Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner to my collection of beauty products (which, by the way, is already so big that I have absolutely no business being in the beauty aisles of any shop, anywhere, in the first place). Dove are, admittedly, a little hit and miss for me - they've had a lot of poor campaigns, and I also just tend to find them a little boring in terms of product choice, but this is a dry oil shampoo and conditioner that claims to be non-greasy and, for the sheer fact that my hair has never been in such a poor condition, I had to go out on a limb and give them a second chance.



I have to say that, for this range (and the partner ranges that were alongside it, of which there are many) they've definitely upped their packaging game. Gone is the white packaging and blue lids that I remember from my childhood, and in it's place stand bottles of white with pops of different colours depending on the range you're opting for - and it's doing good things for them, it caught my eye in an aisle full of bright colours, and it's more luxurious; put simply, the packaging makes me feel like Dove has grown up, and the transformation has been a serious glow up.

I'm always dubious about hair products packed with oil, for good reason, I have the oiliest hair known to man, but this stuff genuinely does seem like it's doing good things, without making me reach for the dry shampoo any earlier than I typically would. It does have the sort of scent that I typically associate with Dove, but it's just a clean, simple sort of smell, and so it's definitely not something that puts me off, especially when the shampoo and conditioner work as well as they do. Because, I have to be honest; these really do work - my hair hasn't been this soft for months,  the ends are much less prone to breaking and overall, I just really like how my hair feels after using it.


There is one thing I don't like about this though, and that's the price; in fact, if these hadn't have been on offer, they definitely wouldn't have made their way into my basket, because where I might be able to justify 2 for £6, there was absolutely no way that I could £5.39 per bottle on a brand that my mum used to bulk buy because it was so cheap (to put this into perspective, ASDA were also selling litre bottles of tresemme for around the same price, these bottles weigh in at a measly 250ml). Although these aren't going to break the bank, I think I would resent paying nearly the same for Dove as I typically do for mid priced brands like OGX. Don't get me wrong, these are good, and my hair is soft, but it doesn't come close to the OGX Coconut Water Shampoo and conditioner.


All in all, if you can get this on an offer then definitely go ahead, you won't be disappointed in it by any means; but if you're standing in the hair aisle trying to decide between this and a typically 'mid priced' brand, definitely go for something like OGX (you'll even get more). Dove may have glowed up in terms of their packaging, but their size vs. price ratio still definitely leaves something to be desired.

If you've tried any of Doves Advanced Hair Series, I'd love to hear your thoughts below.

Sammy xo.

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