Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil Lavender & Olive Oil Review

by Fahveen on January 19, 2013 · 14 comments

Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil – Lavender & Olive Oil

I have been looking for finishing oil for a long time. I was eyeing on Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Light Finishing Treatment. I was not sure how it will work. Also, it was pricey. Around INR 1200 for 100ml. Month back, I came across Dove’s new range. I was delighted to see this range and decided to pick one from the local chemist shop.

Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil

At present it has 3 variants.

1. Dryness Control
2. Nourished Shine
3. Hair fall Defense (already reviewed HERE)

I wasn’t sure about which one to pick. For my curly hair, dryness and shine should be better to try. I don’t have any major hair fall issues as of now. I finally settled with dryness care. I am not used to frequent oiling. More than oiling , I just need this as finishing oil. I prefer oil over leave in conditioner.

Product Description:
Used in Egyptian medicine from 1800 B.C. and often used by Greek pharaohs for fragrance, Lavender or Lavendula, now lends itself beautifully to Dove Elixir. Lavender with rich Olive Oil that’s known to be found in the Mediterranean region, make for the virtuous concoction – Dryness Care by Dove Elixir. These golden drops of Dove Elixir Dryness Care work to help repair signs of dryness, to help nourish every single hair fiber and help protect against hair damage. The golden drops of elixir breathe life into fragile hair that fall easily, to nourish and protect hair from damage. The potion of Dove Elixir – Dryness Care for luxuriously soft, beautiful tresses. To give you the goodness of overnight oiling* in 30 minutes.

*vs. coconut oil

Directions to Use:

  •  Gently pump out a few drops of the precious Dove Elixir.
  •  Applied Before Washing: hair is soft and nourished.
  •  Applied After Washing: helps protect your hair from damage.
  •  Indulge your tresses with the replenishing qualities of Elixir 30 minutes before your hair wash.

Price: INR 185

Quantity: 90ml

Ingredients:

Mineral Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Perfume, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, BHT, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nelumbo nucifera ( Lotus ) Flower petals. Contains: 16% w/w Vegetable Oil and 78% w/w Mineral Oil. Type of Material:Type 3 Hair oil

My Take on the product:

I actually like how the product looks. It is a glass bottle with a pump to dispense the oil. I don’t think it is completely leak proof. It looks very classy. As I have already mentioned, I was looking for finishing oil which means I require a travel friendly packing. It fails to satisfy me. I would definitely not prefer carrying a glass bottle in my hand bag. I am sure all of us would ignore that as soon you we see the bottle. It gives a luxury feel.

Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil review

The oil is quite light weight. It comes with a very feminine floral fragrance. I was happy to find a product with essentials oils. We already know the goodness of lavender and olive oil. If you want to know more, read about lavender and olive oil here and here.

I was also curious to check its lofty claims. Goodness of overnight oiling in 30 minutes. This is a hefty claim to make. I decided to test it. I massaged the oil on my scalp and applied it on my hair from root to tip. Washed it as usual. To my surprise, I found my dry frizzy hair very smooth. I will not say like advertisement model but definitely better then my usual. I use them when I don’t find time for overnight oiling. It does work for me.

Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil review

It works well as a finishing product too. It gives a mild shine. This tempts me to try their nourishing shine variant as well. It helps with my fly away. I don’t feel heavy at all provided you use very less product.

Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil pump

Pros:

• Good fragrance
• Pump dispenser
• Doesn’t weigh the hair down
• Controls frizz
• Can be used as a hair oil or finishing oil/serum

Cons:
• Bulky packaging and not leak proof pump dispenser.

Dove-Elixir-Dryness-Care-Hair-Oil-swatch

It is light weight oil that nourishes my hair so well irrespective of its usage before or after cleansing. I would whole heartedly recommend this product. It is worth every penny. I am now tempted to try their other variants as well. Actually, my mom has picked nourished shine after seeing its effect on me. It doesn’t claim much but does what it claims.

IMBB rating : 4/5 (-1 for their packaging) .

Don’t you think it deserves more? I think so. 4.5/5

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Swati January 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

It looks so nice na? I am so tempted to get one of these.. but then the 78%mineral oil and 16%vegetable oil makes me wonder if its really good… :(

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krishti January 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

same here…also it has lots of silicone just like every other Dove product… :/

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Anita January 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Due to mahabringraj oil aftr shampooing n c0nditnr my hair hz bn very dry n dull wud dis work for me??

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Gowme Sundaram January 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

it looks so pretty and am sure will try one….

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shweta a January 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Ingredients list is so interesting naaa?….I will surely try one

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Misha January 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

is it better than kerastase elixir ultime???

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Rati January 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm

these oils sound nice but I like to stick to the conservative oils. I feel they work better for my hair. glad this one worked for you. I loved the packaging. :)

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sakhi January 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm

i prefer my olive oil which is free of silicones and mineral oils….but loved the look …it indeed looks very classy

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jomol January 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

This sounds like a dream product for me, keeping oil in my hair longer gives me headache, the goodness of overnight oiling in half an hour, too awesome :)

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Nafisa Ali January 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

very much tempted to get these oils now, at least 1 of em…!

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Megha January 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

yeah currently m using their hair fall range…nd m quite satisfied. I also bot d product for its nice look…

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Monique January 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

thank you for the info, I love hair oil and my favorite is pro naturals moroccan argan oil which is very good for hair, keeps mine soft and healthy. :D

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Abhijna January 24, 2013 at 5:32 pm

can this be used even when you like style your hair with heat? Can this be substituted as a heat protector? if so.. then.. YAY!! :D I LOVE DOVE!! *hey!! that rhymes* :P

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