Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

You can purchase a 141 g (0.5 oz) can of Dove's Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo anywhere Dove hair care products are sold. I purchased mine at SuperStore for $3.99 CDN (it was on sale there), but I've seen it average around $4-$5 CDN a bottle. Right now, there is only one version of this dry shampoo available from Dove - but maybe we'll see different variations on it in the future.

Photo credit: claims that their weightless formula absorbs oil to transform your hair into a castle of bouncy-awesomeness (ok, not that wording exactly...). They also boast that your hair will feel refreshed and have that 'just-washed' scent.

In comparison to the TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, this can actually contains less product (Dove = 141 g, TRESemme = 161 g). And yet the Dove can is stupid amounts larger...

The Dove dry shampoo comes packaged in your standard metal can with a spray nozzle. The bottle itself is actually uber cute, way nicer than the TRESemme alternative in my opinion. I love the sleek matte white bottle, with the cute pink writing. The nozzle is crazy powerful too - much more so than the TRESemme. You get a steady, even super-charged flow of product from the nozzle each time, and it seems that you need to shake this can less to keep the product coming.

Many of the reviews I've come across for this product rant about how the can is 'empty' after their first use, or becomes defective in some way after one usage. Usually, this is a result of the product's nozzle becoming clogged with product. There is a simple solution for this, before you start panicking - rinse the nozzle off under some warm water for about 30 seconds, I've had this problems several times with the TRESemme Volumizing Dry Shampoo too. While I'm sure there's a way to increase the efficiency of this system, we need to learn to adapt and work with what we've got. In this case, just rinse the nozzle off. It should start working for you again. 

Now the scent of Dove's dry shampoo is absolutely F-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c (with a capital 'F'). To be honest, and as you'd already be aware of if you read my review on TRESemme's Volumizing Dry Shampoo, I really wasn't in love with the citrus-y scent of the TRESemme. So this was an incredible breath of fresh air... the Dove smells delicious and clean and wonderful. And the smell lingers in your hair - so you've got fresh, delicious hair all day long. In fact, as your hair moves or you run your fingers through your luscious locks, the scent becomes stronger, and then fades subtly into the background as it remains motionless. The scent actually reminds me of something, but for the life of me, I can't put my finger on it...

On to the formula... tally ho!!

I ADORE this dry shampoo formula. While the powder is, in fact, white (just like the TRESemme), it doesn't leave any visible white cast to my hair, which I LOVE. In fact, I can spray this bad boy into my hair and not comb it out, and it still looks perfect. This dry shampoo also gives loads of volume to my hair, without weighing it down with the product itself.

I adore the force of the spray from the nozzle - it's so much more powerful, and the stream of product is constant, not patchy. I can do my whole head in a faster amount of time, and I feel that the wide width of the spray makes it easy for women on-the-go.

My gripes with the TRESemme leaving my hair feeling tacky and almost gritty, are dispelled with Dove's dry shampoo, which leaves NO feeling in my hair. My hair feels clean and oil-free without the gnarly feeling of product actually being in my hair. It's literally, weightless - that much Dove got bang-on.

On so many levels, I love this more than the TRESemme. I love the smell, the formula, the packaging, the weightless feel of it, the price tag. The fact that it's Dove. Bah! I cannot say enough good things about this product. Basically, GO. Run, jump, crawl, drive to your nearest drugstore and pick up this amazing product and see for yourself how life-changing-ly-fantastic it really is.

I'll tell you one thing's for sure; it makes all the difference having an amazing dry shampoo in your life.

DEFINITELY, 5 out of 5 stars on this one (way to go, Dove!)
* * * * *

What's your favorite Dove hair care product?!?


  1. OOoh!! Sounds really great!! Getting this one now-great review!

    1. Thanks, Tracy! Let me know how it works for you!!

  2. You will be excited to know that I bought two new nail polishes today... and I think that this Dove product will be next on the "things that Rebecca made me buy" list! My mode of transport to the drugstore will likely be driving though. Sorry to disappoint :P

    1. Haha, the addiction is starting, isn't it?? Tell me about it... I'm going to need a third tub to start housing my polishes in now.
      HAHA, good plan... driving is a better option any day! And I follow so many blogs and YouTubers that my list of "things that other people made me buy" is endlessly long... haha. And I want everything on the list so freaking bad... haha

  3. its not a clogged nozzle thats problem i know because after i used it once, a couple of days later i grab for it and its completely empty. so something else is happening.

    1. In hindsight, I would definitely agree. Soon after I posted this review, mine clogged up. The first time, it was an easy fix with warm water, but after that the can just lost pressure or something. I bought a new can, and it seems to work fine now.

  4. I have super oily hair and I have to shower every day. Would this product absorb the oils so I don't have to take one everyday?