|OK, so I'm a Crowdtapper.
||[20 Mar 2018|11:21am]
Which is an awesome program whereby you do fun stuff, like reviewing products, in exchange for getting those products for free.
Recently, I took part in a campaign involving Unilever products. Specifically, four products that I'm going to give my honest opinion of. *G* So, here we go.
To begin, I live in a high-humidity area. This relates to a few of the opinions below.
The first product in my box was Dove Sry Spray Antiperspirant Cleartone, in pink rosa scent. This antiperspirant is supposed to last for 48 hours. I must say, it doesn't lie. I apply antiperspirant every day-working in a kennel is a very physical job and I tend to sweat like mad (not always cuddling kittens and playing with puppies, ya'll! *G*). My normal antiperspirant left me with wet pits halfway through the day. Dove Dry Spray? Nope. Dry even during the busiest parts of the day. I even tried an experiment, and deliberately didn't re-apply on a day off, and then worked in the garden for most of the day. By late afternoon, I only had slight dampness in my armpit area, which was very nice. I also didn't have that not-so-lovely "you've been working in full sun most of the day" aroma. Big bonus.
Now, on to the rest. When applying, it's cold, but then, it's a spray. I've never applied a spray deoderant/antiperspirant....or for that matter, hairspray or even perfume that ~wasn't~ cold when first applied. But it didn't leave my skin wet, which always provokes the chicken-flap to dry and dry off before getting dressed for the day. Wonderful! And, Dove promises that this product will 'help restore skin to its natural tone.' While it feels odd to say, my armpits are feeling much softer than they did before I began using this product. This claim is not false in my experience.
Now, the downsides. I don't like the scent much. It's not hideous, I can tolerate it, but I don't like it. It's too fruity for my taste. I'm planning on buying more when I run out, but there are other fragrances in the line and I'll be choosing one of them. That's really my only complaint here.
In conclusion for this product, Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant Cleartone is a very good product, one I'd highly recommend to others.
Next on the list are Dove Nourishing Rituals Shampoo and Conditioner, Thickening Ritual. These are two separate products, obviously, but since they're a 'set', if you will, I'll consider them together.
They claim to give you fuller and thicker looking hair, and I can't deny that my hair did seem fuller. Or rather, poofier.
I was worried about the scent, because while they contain lavender oil and rosemary extract, I thought I smelled a hint of vanilla. However, once I actually used them, there was no trace of vanilla in my hair, which was very nice. Instead, my hair smelled fresh and very slightly floral. I REALLY like the scent. I could bathe in it and be happy.
Both of these products felt almost silky when I was using them, and they, combined, made my hair feel so soft it was incredible. I noticed my hair also seemed shinier.
Downside time. I have curly, coarse, damaged hair. It frizzes--badly. I don't normally use thickening shampoos or conditioners, because I truly do not need more volume in my hair. When one has a tendency to look like a crazed dandelion gone to seed, one typically tries to find ways to keep one's hair from being so....voluminous. So these are not the products I would've chosen for myself. Now, my Mom has thinner hair with a tendency to be flat. She also used these products and had pretty much the same results: very soft, shinier hair with increased volume. That's why I can recommend both of them to anyone who wants softer, shinier, fuller hair: they do work. Bonus is the scent. I probably won't buy these specific products again (even though the scent makes them my favorites), but I plan on trying one of the other Rituals line.
On to the final product in my box. TRESemme Compressed Micromist Invisible Hold hairspray. Natural finish, Extend hold level 4. This was my least favorite product and the one I felt was the least effective. Firstly, the scent is really fruity to me and I've already established I don't like fruity scents. (Fruity scents are for fruit, which i eat. Not my hair or skin, which I do not eat.) The product claims to hold your hairstyle while allowing your hair to move. My hair did move, and it didn't feel sticky or hard like many hairsprays can leave it. However, it didn't do the hold part very well. I applied it when getting ready for work every day for a week, around 5 AM. By 11 AM, my hair was.....not held. Remember the dandelion comment above? Yeah, that.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with frizzy or curly hair. If you have straight or wavy hair, it'd probably work better for you. Maybe even very well. If all you need is light, gentle control, espcially in a low-humidity area and/or for a short period of time, then I'm sure this would be an excellent choice.
I'll round everything up. Dove Dry Spray Cleartone, pink rosa, gets an A in my book. Dove Nourishing Rituals shampoo and conditioner, Thickening Ritual, both get an A+. TRESemme Compressed Micromist hairspray gets a C-.
Have a good day, folks!