PRESS: Dove Pure Care Dry Oils

By . - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Oils are no new thing in the healthy hair community, and we use them religiously on Good Hair Diaries. You could imagine my surprise and interest when I found out that Dove would be launching a range dry oils that promise to nourish the hair without weighing it down. Here's what we know:


Dove's Pure Care Dry Oils are made from first-pressed organic oils which are absorbed in an instant to nourish and pamper hair and leave it looking smoother, shinier and softer from the first use.

There are currently two products in the oils range:

• A Nourishing Treatment containing African macadamia oil, rich in omega 7 which is present in the natural protective lipids in the hair.

• A Restorative Treatment contains Anatolian pomegranate seed oil, rich in anti-oxidant omega 5, and formulated to leave age-depleted hair feeling strong and supple.


Oils have been used as a beauty ingredient by women for thousands of years to give them soft, glossy hair. However, traditional oil treatments are based on vegetable oils like coconut and olive oil; while they're excellent moisturisers, these oils can make hair look and feel greasy and sticky.

Katya Ivanova, Global R&D for Dove, says: "Recent offerings in the market use silicones to overcome some of these negatives; however, silicones sit on the hair surface and do not penetrate the hair strand. Dove's new Pure Care Dry Oils are different.

"The unique formulation is scientifically proven to absorb quickly into the hair strand to nourish the hair internally as well as nourishing the hair surface to give it a shiny, silky texture with no greasiness."


1. Pre-poo or Pre-wash to nourish your hair. Use liberally on your hair before shampooing. Massage into your hair and leave on for up to 30 minutes, then wash with your favorite Dove shampoo for a boost of nourishment.

2. Post-wash to lock in moisture. Smooth through damp hair to tame tangles and protect strands from blow-drying damage.

3. As a treatment enhancer. Add a pump of oil to a dose of your favorite conditioner, mask or leave-on treatment to boost its nourishing properties.

I'll be using both of the Dove Pure Care Dry Oils on my hair for 2 weeks and reporting back with my results. Will this product be added to my hair regimen? You'll have to wait to find out.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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