Lovelies, I have a new discovery! What's my secret weapon, you ask? Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair conditioner. For months, I have been wondering about Dove hair care products, but already had way too many shampoos and conditioners to justify a new purchase. Finally I gave in an purchased the Intensive Repair conditioner anyways.
One Friday I worked from home and decided to try the conditioner as a pre-poo and I left it in for hours. The smell isn't overwhelming and is pleasant, the conditioner feels thick and substaintial (too often non-salon conditioners feel thin and like water), and the ingredients are okay. Here are some of the ingredients and info courtesy of Tightly Curly. I didn't list all of the ingredients, so be sure to research them and make the call for yourself. The ingredients are listed right on the Dove website as well.
Dimethicone - a silicone that conditions by preventing water loss.
Behentrimonium chloride - Used for detangling and as an anti-static ingredient and emulsifier.
Lactid Acid - Adjusts the pH and acts as a humectant, helping to attract moisture to your hair.
Dipropylene Glycol - Humectant
Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine - This is used to keep the product from separating and can be slightly corrosive to hair if not properly neutralized.
Potassium Chloride - Is a cheap thickener.
So after a lengthy pre-poo, I continued on with my normal routine for the most part. But for my deep conditioner, I mixed my go-to Redken Butter Treat with Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Daily Treatment. I followed with the Knot Today leave-in and two-strand twisted with Jane Carter's Twist & Lock cream. Perfection is what I got!!!! My hair has been super soft and moisturized for almost a week. I haven't experienced this in a very long time, if ever.
So think about it, learn about it, and perhaps you will give it a try. I have no complaints and I am sitting here right now pre-pooing with my new staple product!