Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel Review

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Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel

Hello everyone!
Hope you are doing good! Today I am reviewing a hair styling product from Dove. This is the Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel.

Product Description:

SHAPE & LIFT VOLUMIZING GEL conditions while you style, so hair is left feeling soft and natural.
For struggles with flyaways or limp hair, Dove Shape & Lift Volumizing Gel provides long-lasting volume and hold, bringing back body without overly restricting hair’s natural movement or leaving it too stiff and sticky.



Use on damp hair. Squeeze desired amount of gel into palm of hands and rub together. Apply at roots and work fingers through damp hair for greater volume.

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Aqua, PVP, Carbomer, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Isoceteth-20, Propylene Glycol, Parfum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Oleth-20, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 60730

Price: CAD $5.99 (Price varies across stores)

Quantity :195 ml

My experience with Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel:

I have straight, fine hair. Each strand is really thin and delicate. Because of this, my hair usually lacks volume. Moreover, when I part my hair and leave it open, the parting does not stay in place. I usually need to apply some kind of a gel to retain a sharp parting and the hair shape when it is left open.


I was using a Garnier Fructis Styling Gel earlier. While it does give a strong hold to the hair, my hair as such becomes quite stiff. Moreover, the gel is also very sticky which makes my scalp feel greasy.

I wanted a styling gel which could just hold my parting and hair shape in place and not make my hair stiff. I did not want something strong enough to hold spikes or so! When I saw this Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel from Dove, I had to give it a try.


The hair gel comes in a transparent squeezy tube. The lid closes tightly, so you can drop it in your travel bag and not worry about it leaking out. The hair gel is transparent and has the usual gel-like texture but it is not sticky at all. It is a water-based gel and feels really lightweight. My hair does not become stiff with this and feels as soft as it was before I applied this gel. The gel has a very mild, pleasant smell. The smell is so mild that you may not even notice it.

The directions instruct this to be used on damp hair, which I have found to be the most effective way of using this product. I squeeze some of the gel into my palms and rub my hand together and then use my fingers to work the gel into my damp hair – Not dripping wet, of course, just towel-dried hair. Then I can part my hair however I want and comb/brush through.
And voila, my hair stays in place, in shape, just as I parted it! My hair is not stiff and does not feel greasy.


The added bonus is that this is a volumizing gel! My hair gets more volume and feels bouncy. It also adds texture to the hair, making it look fuller! It retains the volume for the entire day. Love it!

It does not work so well on dry hair, though. The hold is not as good nor is the volume. So I just spray some water on my hair, just enough to dampen it, on days when I have not washed my hair, but still need to style my hair with this. The gel also does not irritate my scalp. It has not caused any additional hair fall. It washes off quite easily under the shower.Overall, it is a great gel for regular styling. It is not strong enough to create and hold spikes on your hair! But it does a good job of holding the desired shape in your hair and adds volume.


Pros of Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel:

 Transparent water-based gel which is quite lightweight and non-sticky
 Provides good hold for day-to-day styling
 Does not make hair stiff
 Volumizes hair and retains the effect for the entire day
 Has a mild smell which is quite pleasing
 Does not irritate the scalp or cause hair fall
 Easy to wash it off from the hair and scalp
 Travel friendly packaging

Cons of Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel:

 Not available in India currently

IMBB Rating:



Yes, I would definitely recommend the Dove Shape and Lift Volumizing Gel for your regular styling needs. Do give it a try!

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