The wonder of hair oils is pretty well known now and 2014 has seen many new innovative hair oils become available, particularly in the pharmacy. Dove released their Pure Care Dry Oil and it definitely trumiphs all other affordable offerings.
First off the packaging is absolutely on point. Not only is it in a beautiful glass bottle but it has a pump and the pump doesn’t dispense too much product. My biggest gripe with hair oils is when there isn’t some sort of pepit or pump – it’s so hard to pour out oil without wasting product! I digress. The packaging is extremely high quality and for me, is a huge factor when purchasing a product! It needs to be functional.
The product itself promises to nourish every strand of hair adding shine without making your locks greasy, flat or weighed down. It’s main oil is the African Macadamia Oil but it also contains coconut, sunflower and sweet almond oil as well so it’s a really gorgeous blend. Now before writing this review I had been using this product for about a month and loving it so when I went to list some of the ingredients I was a bit taken back by mineral oil being one of the main ingredients (right up there with all the other oils). I don’t have a problem with mineral oil and it doesn’t negatively effect my experience with products however I am aware some people don’t like to use products that contain it – if that is the case this isn’t one for you.
As for the texture it’s not too thick which I love and it’s easy to work through the hair. It leaves my hair feeling silky soft and nourished which makes me wonder why I’ve splurged on higher end oils in the past. Quite honestly I find the level of nourishment and effectiveness of this product just the same as others I spent upwards of $50 on.
I really love the way that Dove market this oil as a multi-use product and I think that it’s important for us all to remember when using oils, they don’t have to be used as just a leave in treatment! The first suggested way to use it is as a mask pre-wash, the best way to use oils as a mask, then wash your hair as normal. I’ve done this method for a long time and it’s one of my favourite ways to treat my hair. The second way is an in-wash type boost which can be achieved by adding one pump in with your favourite conditioner. This would be great for anyone for really struggles with hair oils weighing down the hair when applying after the shower. The last and the most common is of course as a leave-in treatment throughout damp hair which is a step I cannot miss.
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