We’re talking hair products today!

OK, moms of curly-hair girls, I’ve got a scoop for you! Recently Dove asked me to try out their Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair conditioner. With four Ethiopian girls in our house, we go through a LOT of conditioner– a 32 ounce bottle a month, at least. So when I got this conditioner in the mail and saw it was for dry fragile hair, I handed the bottle straight to them to try out. Several of them have such delicate hair that they don’t even shampoo, instead using conditioner. When their hair is wet and conditioned is the best time to detangle. Under running water is even better– it makes combing almost pain free. But then once hair is clean, we always put a little more conditioner into the hair, this time leaving it in, again to allow for easier combing.

Over the years we have tried and rejected many, many conditioners. Some don’t have enough slickness to allow for easy detangling. Some are too greasy-looking to use as leave-in conditioner. Others dry white and leave the hair looking goopy. Still others work for one or two of the girls, but not all of them, which is a hassle.

One conditioner that has worked well for us over the years is Tresemme. It is priced reasonably and works for all the girls. Frankly, I didn’t know if this new Dove conditioner would be as good. But I’m pleased to report that our girls have all been using it for a week, and we all really like it. It helps with detangling, it doesn’t leave a residue in hair when used as a leave-in, and the big girls says it smells better than the other stuff too.

I haven’t compared prices, but I’ll check it out next time we go to the store. If the price point is reasonable, we’ll definitely be buying more of it. If you’d like to try this conditioner, scroll down for a $1.50 coupon.


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  1. Thanks for sharing! I recently tried and fell in love with a Dove detangler spray that I use on my curly haired daughter. I’ll definitely be trying this Dove product on her as well.

  2. I highly recommend the book Curly Like Me, written by Teri LaFlesh. Her web site http://www.tightlycurly.com is also awesome. Take a look at the picture of her beautiful, long, curly, NATURAL hair and you’ll want to read all about it! She has done a ton of research into which hair product ingredients are good and which ones are evil and offers it up as an index you can take shopping with you. She also recommends products based on this extensive research and her own experience…..and they are NORMAL products that are affordable and easy to access. I want my curly girl to aspire to keeping her hair natural forever, and having encouragement like Teri’s photos and advice is a big step in that direction!

    • Thanks for the review…I have 3 curly haired kiddos, and 4 straight haired kiddos…and each one needs something different. I’ll definitely check it out.

  3. This reminds me of babysitting for a family comprised of five adopted kids. My sister and I would go over to fix the Hatian toddlers hair. Her white mom had been doing it, but it was such an ordeal! The little girl didn’t make such a fuss when we did her hair. Two hours at a time to do all those little braids, but so, so cute! Occasionally we cornrowed the Ethiopian teenager’s hair, too. That took almost all day.

  4. What is the question we are supposed to answer to enter?