Review: Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner

Right now some of you may be like: huh?  Eve, of Love Life and Lollipops, vegan, eco-freak, holistic health counselor, avoider of chemicals high and low, reviewing Dove?

Here's how it went down, Blogher sent me an email offering me the opportunity to review one of Dove's conditioners.  I turn down a large majority of these types of offers as the products rarely fit into my scope of interest.  But in the interest of expanding horizons, I decided to take a second look.

And here's why I decided to review it: I think Dove is doing fabulous things with their Real Role Models campaign.  They're working of building self-esteem in the women and children of our country and painting a real picture of what real women do and should look like.  I'm all for that!

And more, I think that everything in this world is circular.  Energy is always moving and if we put the right energy out there it will come back to us!  Karma baby!  So any time I can support a company that I think is doing good things, putting good energy out there, I'm happy to support it.

That said, I do wish that Dove's products were a little more clean and chemical free.  Now that said, I have to admit, their Intensive Repair Conditioner works wonders.

Since I've died my hair (well half my hair) blonde, it tends to get a little dry and brittle:(  I use conditioner daily and try to keep it in as long as I can (I should probably be a bit better about doing my coconut oil treatments, but who has time for that?!?).

Until I tried the Dove conditioner, nothing really got it back to that supersilky, soft quality.  The Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner reminds me of the conditioners my mom bought for us when we were kids.  It's thick and creamy and really heavy.  It washes out supersmooth and works almost immediately.

While I wouldn't use this daily because you guys know that I'm a freak about using only natural products, I'll definitely keep this under my cabinet to pull out when I need a really good conditioning treatment!  It's also great to know about for if I'm traveling and in a pinch as I'm sure it's really easy to find.  Basically, as far as non-organic/natural products go, I give this a two thumbs up!

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