Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo Review

Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo Review

Dove has recently revamped its entire hair care range and all the products are now prefixed with ‘Dove Damage Therapy’.  Dove claims that the reason behind all hair problems is damage and that this is what needs to be tackled.  They also claim to be the most recommended shampoo by Indian Women. The product reviewed here is the Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo.

Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo Review

Name of the Product:  Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo.

Cost:  Rs. 69.00 for 100 ml (Dove soap bar free with the pack I bought).

Shelf Life:  2 years.

Product Claim:

• Eliminates dandruff without drying your hair.
• Weightless formula.
• Patented micromoisture serum and ZPTO.
• Acts on origin of dandruff from first wash.
• Helps restore hair surface leaving hair soft and smooth.
• Advanced care and repair for beautiful hair.


This shampoo comes in a white bottle with a flip cap.  The product claim is displayed both on the front and back.  The Dove logo is embedded on the top of the lid.


Since this is part of the new range, the upper left corner of the bottle shows its counterpart in the old range under ‘replaces’.  The cap is a standard flip type and easy to use.  The flow of the shampoo is quite smooth.


Directions to use are the usual – apply to wet hair, lather, rinse and repeat.  They recommend using it daily.

The product has a mild fragrance and lathers well enough. I didn’t require too much product for my shoulder length hair. The consistency is thick and not runny.


The good part of this shampoo is that it washes out oil completely.  Here’s the bad part – this product makes my hair slightly coarse, even though I use conditioner. That is the main problem with most anti-dandruff shampoos, but I expected Dove to be different.  Alas, the same problem here as well.  The day I wash, the dandruff seems to have subsided a little and the itching nearly gone, but the next day, its back!  I have a minor dandruff problem and if this is the case, I don’t think it would be of much help to people with severe dandruff.


Water, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethyconol and Tea Dodecylbenzene Sulphonate, Zinc Pyrithione, Dimethicone and Laureth-4 and Laureth-23 and Poloxamer-407, Perfume, Carboner, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride, Zinc Sulphate, Hellianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lysine Hydrochloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylisothiazolinone.

This product claims to contain ZPTO, i.e. Zinc Pyrithione.  Apparently, this compound could cause allergic reactions, headaches, nausea, fatigue, nervousness and lack of concentration. (Source:

Pros of Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo:

1. Reasonably priced.
2. Easily available everywhere.
3. Easy-to-use pack.
4. Small quantity is sufficient.
5. Washes out oil completely.
6. Mild Fragrance.
7. Does not contain parabens.

Cons of Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo:

1. Makes hair coarser, even with conditioner.
2. Dandruff problem does not disappear completely.
3. Might be ineffective on severe dandruff.


The bane with all dandruff shampoos – dry, coarse hair!! Though the product claims are full of promises for smooth, nourished hair without drying, it doesn’t seem to be completely true. My hair became dry and easily tangled and as to the main function of the shampoo – the dandruff is not as easy to get rid of as they claim. All in all, a disappointing product from Dove, especially since all their ads claim soft, beautiful hair as their main selling point.

Would I Buy This Again?

I think not.



Have you used Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo ? Please rate in the box below

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18 thoughts on “Dove Damage Therapy Dandruff Care Shampoo Review

  1. Hey thnx for reviewing this product…… i was planning to buy it but aftr reading this post, i won’t. Plz suggest good shampoo for dandruff problem. i hv oily scalp :worship:

  2. Good Review Fab. even i have tried the dove Range of Shampposs.. and didnt liked thaem much.. the hair become oily and ewww.. :yuck: :yuck: on the 2nd day after wash…

  3. Ooooh..thats bad… I think Dove soaps and body lotions are the only good things I’ve seen so far..shampoos haven’t got that success….

    :thanks: for the review Fabida!! 🙂

  4. Yeah……I had tried their dandruff therapy some months ago. It was hell….my cheek skin alway burned after i had head shower with this shampoo. And scalp used to itch terribly. The whole bottle is lying in my shelf….. :shocked: :shocked:

  5. hey ya..i’v very dry skin,,n hair fall problem…i’v very thin hair too..can anyone plz suggest me vch fainess cream or lotion i shud use for my face n vch shampoo i shud use for my thin hair..i want my hair to b very long..i m very worried about my hai n my dry skin,,plz help me 🙁

  6. I use the daily shine shampoo from this range which in fact is quite good………..sorry this did not work. I’ll keep away from this :methinks:

    1. i use the same thing..but i like shampoos in general so keep experimenting..i have the Dove Daily Shine, TBS volumizing shampoo, the Loreal volumizing shampoo (from the parlour) and the Ayur shampoo

  7. hmm none of Dove’s shampoos ever gave me soft hair except the daily shine variant..forget dandruff riddance! just that their fragrance is always good..nice review though and the perfect rating it desrves! :dumb:

  8. I have tried the sachet of this shampoo and didnt like it much..though their daily shine shampoo seems to be good and mild :pigtail:
    Try using Nizoral for dandruff, i have been using it and its highly effective! :thumbsup:
    :thanks: for the review

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