Dove Nourishing Oil Care Mask Review

by mehak on March 30, 2012

in Grade B+, Haircare, Reviews

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Hair Mask

Guest Review by Sangeeta

When I was a kid my mom would oil and comb my hair everyday into a tiny braid or a cute puffy pony tail. One day she decided I was big enough to do it myself and ever since it’s mostly been a slide down hill. I’ve jumped numerous hair products, some that have done more harm than good and some I didn’t even realize was damaging my hair before it was too late. Over the last year or so I’ve been cautious about what goes on my hair and take a little extra care for it. Natural hair masks have helped me quite a bit in this period. So I thought why not a readymade hair masks and thats when i chanced upon the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Mask?

The product claims to “Dove Nourishing Oil Care Mask gives advanced care and repairs for beautiful hair. Your hair turns rough and dull on the surface when it is damaged from the inside. To restore your hair’s softness and shine, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Repair Mask gives advanced care and repair that your hair needs. Its revolutionary Vita Oils nourish your hair from deep inside and effectively repair damage for 99% smoother hair.”

Dove’s nourishing oil care mask is part of their vita oil care series. It’s a light yellowish cream in triangular tub. It has the typical dove fragrance which as always smells good but is a bit strong. The consistency is thick and a coin size amount is enough for my shoulder length hair. It can be used after using a conditioner or you can skip the conditioner and use this mask. I’ve tried on both and I have used this along with my TBS Banana conditioner and it works even better then. Leave it on for 2 to 5 mins and you’ll find that your hair is softer and more manageable. You can keep it longer if you want. The maximum I have kept this is 15 minutes. My hair behaves better when I use this mask. This is a once a week product and I’m not sure if you can completely replace your conditioner with this. One downside of this product is that it is loaded with silicones and parabens, apart from that a must try product.

What I Like about Dove Nourishing Oil Care Mask

  • Makes hair soft, smooth and silky
  • Removes tangles
  • Reduces frizz
  • Adds a bit of volume to my hair.

What I don’t really like  about Dove Nourishing Oil Care Mask

  • Contains parabens and silicones
  • Fragrance though pleasant is a bit strong
  • Makes hair soft and manageable but nothing more.

 Overall Verdict:  B+

Price: Rs 300 for 200 ml

Would I repurchase this? This was my first hair mask, I quite liked but I would like to explore other similar products as well.

Overall Recommendation: In my experience this DOve Nourishing Oil Care Mask has been one of the nicest products from Dove’s Oil Care range. This Hair Mask makes my hair soft and frizz free,  soft and manageable. I definitely think its worth a shot given the price! To read about other products in this range- see Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo Review

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Bharti March 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Nice review. I quite liked it too.


Sangeeta March 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Thanks Bharti. This is one product from their oil care range that I consider buying again.


Sweet&Bitter March 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm

quick question – do you apply this on scalp?

all chemical hair masks causes hair fall when applied to scalp but then the motive of deep conditioning is somehow not fulfilled if we just take put it on the tips…


Sangeeta March 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I do not apply this to the scalp. I use it similar to a conditioner. The deep conditioning is mostly only for the hair strands and not the root portion.


Sweet&Bitter March 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

i actually need a mask which can moisturizer my dry scalp as well actually…


Sangeeta March 31, 2012 at 8:47 am

Oil should be able to help. Though you’ll have to choose the type of oil depending on how dry your scalp is.


Tanmayee March 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I was waiting for someone to review this…thanks a lot Sangeeta…… ll give it a shot :)


Sangeeta March 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Glad it was helpful to you.


ashwini March 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

thanks for the review,even i was wondering how this would be.


Sangeeta March 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

Its good at making hair manageable. If this is primarily what you are looking at then give it a try.


VK March 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

I want to try this..but whenever i look for this mask in stores, it is always not available :(


Sangeeta March 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Happens with some products at times. Keep trying :)


prerna March 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

great review!..i had been waiting on a review for this one since long too..hmm guess will pass it …u mean it is nothing so special that a normal conditioner wouldnt achieve right..


Sangeeta March 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Thanks Prerna. Its more or less what you’ve mentioned.


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Sangeeta April 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Thanks Nikita :)


rids March 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

hav used this one … i wud no difference between dis mask n d conditioner…


Sangeeta March 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I found it a bit more moisturizing than a conditioner


Sophia March 31, 2012 at 11:34 pm

i’ve used dove shampoos and conditioners in the past and while they make my hair soft and manageable the silicones break me out badly…..i’ve stayed away from their hair products ever since….


Sangeeta April 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

I’ve experienced hair fall from their breakage therapy shampoo but never break outs.


Sukanya April 1, 2012 at 1:16 am

sounds good..thnx for the review Sangeeta


Sangeeta April 1, 2012 at 9:08 am

Glad you like it :)


niesha April 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

hey sangeeta, nice review and the product seems promising too. i am thinking of trying it soon..


Sangeeta April 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Neisha. It tames the hair and makes it manageable, don’t expect anything more from this.


pavani reddy April 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

i m quite fan of their shampoos so will try this sometime sangeeta…


lavanya August 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

i’ve so rough nd wavy hair.. so after applying it, do my hair will become soft nd nourished?


Sangeeta August 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

Not really. But it will make your hair a bit more manageable. This is not a miracle product.


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