Sunday, 12 August 2012

Dove Overnight Intensive Repair Creme - Review

Hello everyone, I hope you are well!

Today I want to share my love of Dove's Overnight Intensive Repair Creme. I have been using this for quite a while now and feel it is time to rave about this product! I featured it in my July Favourites and today I want to tell you why I like it so much! I purchased this for £4.99, it is now on offer in Superdrug (take a look here).

I bought this product after my holiday, the chlorine from the pool and being in the sun for prolonged periods of time had taken its toll on my hair and I was in desperate need of an intensive hair treatment!

Dove Overnight Intensive Repair Creme 120ml (more info)

This product is so easy to use, it glides onto my hair really well! I like the fact that I don't need to use too much of the product even though my hair is thick and curly!

After one use the texture of my hair felt so much smoother and less dry, I have to say I don't think it's a miracle worker on it's own! I cut my hair to get rid of split ends and to help improve the appearance of my hair as well as using repairing shampoo and conditioners such as the split end remedy from Herbal Essences. All of these things in conjunction with one another have helped my hair dramatically over a matter of weeks!


This product has a pump application which helps to disperse an even amount of the cream, which allows you to control how much you use so you're not wasting any product by over-using.


 (Taken with Fujifilm HS10)
The directions say to apply 2-4 pumps of the product onto damp hair, I actually apply a little bit more than that as my hair is quite long and thick! I usually use about 6 pumps instead! Depending on your hair type you might use less, it's down to personal preference and what is right for your hair type.

I apply this product to my ends and mid sections of clean towel dried hair, I have to say I concentrate more on the ends of my hair as I feel that is where most of the damage occurs. I leave it on overnight and when I wake up my hair is glossy and soft!

You can wash it of the the next morning or style as usual. I usually use the product on freshly washed hair so instead of washing it off the next day I just apply curling serum and style my hair as normal. As my hair is curly I think I can get away with not washing the product out, my hair appears to have absorbed everything by the next morning. 

You don't have to worry about your pillowcases getting ruined when leaving this product on as it doesn't stain! 

I use this product twice a week as I feel that is what works best for my hair.


  • Non-greasy
  • Cheap
  • Smells great
  • Easy application
  • Doesn't stain your pillow


  • None that I can think of!

Have you tried this repair creme or anything similar? Let me know!

Natasha Carly x
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  1. sounds interesting :)

    may just have to try it after my current overnight treatment runs out.

    1. Definitely give it a go! What are you using at the moment? X

  2. I have tried this really, its great isn't it :) I have never tried an overnight treatment before because I am scared to go to bed with wet hair and wake up with hagrid hair but surprisingly I loved it.

    I love your blog by the way.


    1. It's fab! I'm glad you like it too! I think I might try John Frieda's overnight one! :) x

  3. I havnt tried this, but i usually find any dove product turns out to be great. and very affordable prices, which is always a good thing! =)

    1. This is the first Dove product I've tried from their hair range. I got a few sample sizes of the damage repair conditioner to try so fingers crossed that's as good as this is! :) x

  4. This sounds great I think im going to have to try this

    1. You should! Let me know what you think of it of you try it! :) x

  5. I love this review. It is so well set out and not all jumbled up like some others are. I love the way you write also, very clear and informative!

    If you have a minute I would love for you to take a look at my blog and let me know what you think of it? I've recently started up a shop too, so if you like it, make sure to sub so you don't miss out on the items coming next!

    Hope you are well,

    E-L xo

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment!
      I would love to check out your blog sweetie! :) x

  6. great review hun! this soudns great :) x

  7. Great review... must give it a go! always looking out for the next best thing for my hair! x Marina


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