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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
• Good fragrance
• Pump dispenser
• Doesn’t weigh the hair down
• Controls frizz
• Can be used as a hair oil or finishing oil/serum
• Bulky packaging and not leak proof pump dispenser.
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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