Repair damaged hair with this budget-friendly haircare duo

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this nourishing shampoo and conditioner

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 05 2022

The product

When hair gets damaged we often make the mistake of turning to expensive haircare in order to address the problem. 

But with Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner stacked in your shower caddy, you can repair dry, damaged hair and save a few cents too. 

Gentle, nourishing and formulated with Smart Target Damage Repair Technology, this shampoo and conditioner get to work repairing damaged strands from the first time you use them. The result? Smooth, shiny, soft hair that’s free from the clutches of frizz and tangles. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this repairing shampoo and conditioner. 

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner to a panel of women aged 18 to 54 with damaged hair. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner.

The way it repaired damaged hair: Our members really loved the way the shampoo and conditioner helped to repair damage from heat styling and hair colouring. The fact that the duo were able to do this at a fraction of the price of high end options that made the same claims was just an added bonus. 

The soft, shiny and frizz-free finish: Reviewers were ecstatic with the smoothing and softening effects of the shampoo and conditioner. Many of them noted the haircare range helped to reduce frizz and promote shiny, lustrous hair. Ideal.

The way it detangled dry strands: A lot of our reviewers were experiencing issues with tangling because their hair was so dry and damaged, but the shampoo and conditioner helped to detangle their strands. 

The verdict

“When first receiving the dove intensive repair shampoo and conditioner I did not have very high hopes, as I’ve always been told with my thick wavy hair that “drug store” products would not be good for me. When I first used the shampoo it lathered up quite a bit so I thought ‘here we go it’s going to dry out my hair’. I was so surprised with how my hair felt after washing it. It definitely did not dry it out and weighed down some of my frizz/ boof… it works very well on my dry, dyed hair.”
Ashton H
REVIEWcrew® Member
"I have nothing bad to say about the shampoo. It is easily accessible in supermarkets and the price is quite decent for the amount of product you get. I tried the shampoo for a couple of weeks. It cleaned my hair thoroughly and left it smelling nice and fresh. It helps repair if you have damaged hair. Definitely worth giving a try, sometimes supermarket shampoos will do the job that the most expensive shampoos won’t do.”
Romita S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Absolutely love this Dove conditioner. Firstly, the smell is divine and I can smell it on my hair all day which makes me feel fresh and confident. Secondly, - little goes a long way and I don’t need to use much to get excellent coverage on my hair and the little bit I used left my hair feeling so silky smooth. Brushing my hair after use was tangle free and easy and my hair looked so healthy and clean when it was dry. As I have oily hair, I just made sure I didn’t use much on my roots and it was perfect!”
Ashleigh G
REVIEWcrew® Member
“After trying numerous different conditioners hoping to repair my very dry, dull lifeless straight hair. Let me say, I was absolutely impressed with the Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner… It definitely targets any damage done to your hair. I left it on for around 5 to 10 minutes to work its magic. The effects on my hair were honestly astounding. Beautiful shiny, lustrous healthy hair. I received so many positive compliments from every direction. Feeling like I just stepped out of a salon. If your hair is in desperate need of repair this range will do wonders. Totally giving your locks new life. I do recommend this product range without a doubt.”
Vicki S
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this nourishing haircare routine for damaged strands? Read more Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo reviews and Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner reviews. 

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Dove to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner is based on a combined total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of ?/08/2022.  

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).