We all must have already come across theÂ DoveÂ Elixir ad by now, there is always something different & convincing aboutÂ doveÂ ads, you can almost blindly trust them. I always wanted to try something from their hair care range & this one looked appealing. But honestly I did not know what to expect from it, was it a hair oil, conditioner orÂ an overnightÂ hair treatment, whatever, since it cost 185/- I thought it wouldn’t hurt my pocket to give it a shot. TheÂ DoveÂ Elixir range has three variants: 1. Nourished shine with Hibiscus & Argan oil 2. Hair fall Rescue with Rose & Almond oil 3. Dryness Care with Lavender & Olive oil. I chose the Nourished shine because it contains argan oil.
Â We have heard since our childhood that oiling hair is the best remedy to take care of all the possible hair damages. From our grandmother to our mother, everyone preached this practise, we never took it seriously. However, there is one brand,Â Dove, that took it sincerely and crafted this hair oil. Made for both men and women, this nourishing hair oilÂ will do its best to protect your hair and make it beautiful.Â OrganicÂ in nature, thisÂ DoveÂ Elixir Oil takes care of hair damage and keeps your hair lively. With active natural ingredients such as argan oil & hibiscus, this hair oil is sure to do some magic to your tresses in just 30 minutes unlike the conventional overnight oiling. The healing propertiesÂ of hibiscus and argan oil make your hair soft and nourished and provide luminosity to your hair. Argan oil retains moisture in your hair, thus, treating dryness and making it supple and smooth. The brilliant blend of hibiscus and argan oil transforms into thisÂ DoveÂ elixir nourished shine hair oilÂ and gives you the best nurture possible.
DIRECTIONS TO USE:
â€¢ Gently pump out a few drops of the preciousÂ DoveÂ Elixir.
â€¢ Applied Before Washing: hair is soft and nourished.
â€¢ Applied After Washing: helps protect your hair from damage.
â€¢ Indulge your tresses with the replenishing qualities of Elixir 30 minutes before your hair wash.
PRICE & QUANTITY: Rs 185/- for 90 ml.
- Packaging: The elixir comes in a pretty transparent glass bottle. It resembles a perfume bottle with a pump dispenser & a transparent cover. A few dried hibiscus petals are suspended in the elixir, which settles at the bottom of the bottle.
- Texture & Consistency: The consistency is very thin & runny, it does feel oily but not viscous & sticky like oil. It’s aÂ light weight hairÂ serum cum oil with bits of dried petals here & there.
My Experience with theÂ DoveÂ Elixir Nourished Shine :-
Firstly, yes the packaging is veryÂ beautiful & classy, but I find it a littleÂ hard to handle . The bottle is wide so you don’t get a firm grip on it & as you use it regularly,Â the bottle & pump become slippery. You will not want to use it on those ‘I am in a hurry’ days.
As you pump the serum out of the bottle a pleasant aroma is dispersed. The elixir has a sweet floral scent you will fall in love with. The petal bits at the bottom also get dispensed, but it doesn’t interfere with the applicationÂ of the serum.
Now coming to the usage,Â looking at the ingredient list I did not prefer to use it as a hair oil. Though it hasÂ a concoction ofÂ various natural oils,Â it contains 78% mineral oil & dimethicone(silicone derivative). I wonder what will be the percentage of the other oils.Â So I use it as an after washÂ hair serum only on the strands.
Since the consistency of the serum is thin & runny you have to apply it immediately or it would start to drip. As soon as it is applied, hair looks oily & the strands adhere together. It may freak you out initially but there is nothing to worry as it vanishes in half an hour & hair is back to normal. It helps in detangling &Â doesn’t weigh down the hair but apart from that it does nothing much. NeitherÂ doesÂ it add shine as claimed nor does it tame frizz. Maybe because it contains lesser amount of silicone derivatives. In my opinion, instead of mineral oil had the serum contained a higher percentage of silicone it would have worked better. Sad but true!
What I liked aboutÂ DoveÂ Elixir Nourished Shine :-
1. The floral fragrance
2. Beautiful packaging
3. Lower percentage of ‘cones’
4. ContainsÂ other natural oils
5. Helps detangling hair
6. Doesn’t weigh down
7. Gets fully absorbed.
What I did not like aboutÂ DoveÂ Elixir Nourished Shine :-
1. Fragile glass bottle
2. Travel ‘unfriendly’
3. 78% mineral oil
4. Doesn’t add shine
5.Â No damage repair or therapeutic benefits
6. Not suitable as a hair oil.
Will I Recommend or RepurchaseÂ DoveÂ Elixir Nourished Shine: I think you can skip this one,Â I find the claims to be slightlyÂ exaggerated. Nope I wouldn’t be picking it up again.
Have you tried Dove Elixir Hibiscus & Argon Oil Review?
You can read Shweta review ofÂ Dove Hair Elixir Rose And Almond Hair Fall Control Oil hereÂ .She seems to be really liking it. Â
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