According to reviews, Dove shampoos are a good inexpensive brand, and in one blind test, Dove finishes at the top. Though the formulas are not unusual or exceptional, users say they like the scent and texture. Owners praise these shampoos because they clean well, smell nice and are an inexpensive drugstore brand. Dove shampoos come in a variety of formulas including moisturizing, volumizing and intense therapy. There are also Dove shampoos for light- and dark-colored treated hair.
User reviews are a great source of information about how well the Dove shampoos work. Choice, an Australian magazine, includes Dove Shampoo in its blind test, where 500 home testers evaluated 41 varieties. In her book on hair care, expert Paula Begoun discusses the ingredients in Dove shampoos.
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Skin care and beauty expert Paula Begoun includes an analysis of Dove shampoos in her extensive book, which includes reviews of thousands of hair care products. Ratings are based on an analysis of ingredients in each shampoo. Begoun says there's nothing particularly special about Dove shampoos, though the conditioners are nice.
Review: Shampoos, Paula Begoun, Third Edition, September 2004
This Australian magazine enlists 500 volunteers to test 41 shampoo brands in a blind test. Dove Revitalizing is a top choice and is praised for its cleaning ability.
Review: Shampoo, Editors of Choice, July 2006
Seven varieties of Dove shampoo are reviewed by users here, but none gets more than a handful of ratings. In general, most like the smell and texture of Dove shampoos.
Review: Dove shampoos, Contributors to Walgreens.com
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A handful of Dove shampoos are reviewed at Amazon.com. All receive just one or two owner-written reviews, but all get a perfect or very good score. The Daily Moisture Therapy Shampoo, Pro-Age and Advanced Care Color Therapy are among the products discussed.
Review: Shampoos: Dove Reviews, Contributors to Amazon.com
Dove Intense Moisture formula gets 31 reviews but overall ratings of 3 stars out of 5. While many like this shampoo, others think it leaves the hair too greasy or coated with residue.
Review: Dove Shampoo Intense Moisture, Contributors to Epinions.com
This article discusses anti-aging shampoos for people over the age of 40. Dove's Pro Age Shampoo is one of the shampoos reviewed. The tester says that it is gentle on the hair, and that it made her hair appear thicker.
Review: Hair Care for Over 40s, Michele Bender, April 2007