2.5 out of 5.0 stars
$3.99 each at Target
Best for dry hair types
Pleasant, typical “Dove” smell
Pros: Smells great, inexpensive, pretty packaging
Cons: Isn’t “weightless” like it claims, weighs hair down,
What initially made me check out the Dove Oxygen Moisture line was the packaging. I absolutely LOVE anything blue. It’s my favorite color (pretty obvi if you know me). I was at Target looking for a new shampoo because I didn’t like the one that I was using.
My old shampoo was a heavy moisturizing shampoo that was just weighing down my hair and making it feel really greasy now that I had cut of 8 inches of hair.
Dove’s product description says that it’s formulated with “Oxyfushion” technology that’s supposed to add volume to your hair. It’s also obviously a moisturizing shampoo that’s weightless.
Best suited for DRY hair (aka not me).
It’s moisturizing, for sure but I didn’t think it would be as moisturizing a sit is I guess. It’s a little too much for my hair and leaves my scalp really greasy and stringy looking at the top. I think regardless of if I still had my long hair with tons of split ends, it still would have been too much moisture on my scalp — At leasts as a set.
I would recommend the set for those with dry hair. It’s not working out too well for me.
if I were using the conditioner on its own and had chosen a different shampoo, I feel like it would work much better. The conditioner leaves my ends moisturized without making it feel like it’s covering my strands in a film. If we’re talking about what it’s doing for my hair from the ears down, it’s a definite love!
The shampoo doesn’t leave my hair feeling clean. almost immediately after my hair is dried, I feel like my scalp is greasy. By day two I’m drenching my scalp in dry shampoo. As someone who doesn’t wash her her often, I typically can reach day 3 before needing minimal dry shampoo. I wash my har usually about once or twice a week and this shampoo has drastically changed my hair routine.
Below is a photo fo my scalp the morning after washing my hair. I don’t know if you can tell in the picture, but it’s greasy. It’s not terrible but when you wash your hair at night, dry it, go to bed and wake up at 6 am to a greasy scalp, it’s clearly not working out well.
Where’s the volume?
I typically get a volumizing or clarifying shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner. I find that whenever I get a set it’s not giving me what I need. I always feel like I don’t have enough volume up top and not enough moisture down bottom. I think I’ll probably go back to doing that.
This line claimed to be moisturizing AND volumizing so I thought I was getting everything I needed. But it wasn’t what I was hoping for. I’ll probably keep the conditioner but get rid of the shampoo. Or, more likely, I’ll keep both in my guest bathroom for anyone who stays over (sorry future guests).
I really love Dove products though, so I’m hoping to find a shampoo by them that works for me! If you’ve tried this shampoo and had a different experience, let me know! I’d love to know how it worked out for someone with different type of hair!
Well. I need a new shampoo. Leave your shampoo recs below!