Friday, 1 November 2013

Dove Style+Care Review: The Serums!

This week I've been testing out Dove's new Style+Care soft styling range. On Monday I told you my thoughts on the Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo and the Style+Care Heat Protect Spray, but now it's time to take a look at the other two products in the range, the Style+Care Frizz Free Shine Cream Serum (a bit of a tongue teaser!) and the Style+Care Nourishing Dry Ends Serum. I'm a huge fan of serums as I have long, colour treated hair, so these were the two products I was most excited to try out.

Although it seems a little excessive to have two serums in a collection of only four products, these two are actually very different in formulation and performance and after using them, it can see that it definitely makes sense to have both in the line-up. Here are my thoughts on each...



Frizz Free Shine Cream Serum
First up for the Frizz Free Shine Cream Serum. Now, as the name would suggest, this is a cream consistency and is the lighter of the two. I absolutely love this product, it's without a doubt my favourite product in the range. This lightweight cream doesn't weigh your hair down or make it look greasy, so it's perfect for using on the mid-lengths of your hair as well as the ends. I love using this to finish off my style, whether I've rough dried my hair straight and just need a little de-frizz, or if I've curled my hair and want to define and smooth the curls, this works really well and feels super light in the hair. It's very similar in consistency to some of the 'BB' or 'CC' styling cremes out there... kind of a hybrid between a serum, leave-in conditioner and styling cream. Overall, it's a great all-in-one product and I would definitely recommend it.
Left: Dry Ends Serum, Right: Shine Cream Serum

Nourishing Dry Ends Serum
The Nourishing Dry Ends Serum, however is a bit of a different story. This is an oil-based serum that is super-nourishing. It's quite heavy, so like most hair oils, it's best applied just to the very ends of your hair, or to the mid-lengths and ends when your hair is wet (my personal fave way to use it!) It adds a lot of shine, so if you have very long hair like me and need to add that extra bit of moisture back into the very ends of your locks, this is a lovely product to use. The packaging is small and really portable too so it's perfect to throw in your bag for on-the-go frizz control! Personally, I find a lot of oil-serums to be much of a muchness, and while I'll definitely use this up, I'm not sure if it's any better or worse than some of my other oil serums. On the plus side, it's a whole lot cheaper at only £4.49* for 50ml (over 1/3 of the price of Moroccan Oil ml for ml!) so it's a good choice if you're looking for a more affordable option.

Overall, I have been really impressed with this new line from Dove. It's really nice to see them moving into the styling world. There seems to be so much emphasis on style, often at the cost of your hair's health, it's really nice to see a whole line dedicated to caring for your hair as well as styling.

*Retailers have the right to change the price at any point without notice. 
A big thanks to Dove for sponsoring this post and introducing me to the line. 
All opinions are my own.
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68 comments

  1. Thanks for the review Fleur! Will definitely try these out!

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  2. Definitely going to look into the frizz taming one! Love that something can work so well and not be crazy expensive :)

    Erica | Abundance of Erica

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  3. these sound lovely, will have to check them out! Love the new video on youtube as well! :p

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I think I'm going to try out the Nourishing Dry Ends Serum as I've looking for a new one. Carly. X Carly's Beauty World

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  5. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I've never ever used a serum in my hair! These actually look like great products and I love Dove shampoos because they are so great for dry and fragile hair.

    Lovely post!
    ♡ Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  6. Definitely going to try these out! Love a product that can perform so well at such a good price :)

    rebeccalovesthat.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Would love to try the Shine Cream Serum - there's nothing like brilliant, shiny hair - it just looks so fresh and groomed :O). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Fleur, do you know if these are available in the US? If so, I will definitely have to go and check them out!
    - Emily
    http://madmoisellebelle.blogspot.com/

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  9. The dry ends serum sounds quite good, but like you those serums do often seem much of muchness. But I guess Dove will always have the lovely scent going for it!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  10. Think I might need to give these a go!

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love seeing more affordable brands doing better with their styling ranges. Sometimes it's hard to find good products that work for a reasonable price and I am very excited about trying out these Dove serums.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  12. This looks very interesting. I hope we'll get in in germany too :)

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  13. I really can't wait to get my hands on some of the dove style products!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  14. I love dove products so I will be trying this as soon as I can! Can't wait to try the dry ends serum.. now to wait for it to come to South Africa!

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  15. I absolutely adore the Dove hair care range (especially the colour radiance range,) so will definitely be picking this up! Their hair mask (I think it's part of the nourishing oils? range) is also astounding. And it's all super reasonable in price. :)

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  16. Cannot wait to try these out - hopefully they might do my poor neglected hair some good after all the torturing it has gone through after all the curling, straightening and general damage haha

    Have a great day!

    Zoe x
    dailyfacebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I know it's superficial but I love the packing! x

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  18. Great reviews, these sound like products i really need to try out!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  19. I love dove! What a magical bird they are :)

    Sharlotte

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  20. These look amazing! Can't wait to purchase all four, thanks for the review :)
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  21. The De-frizz Cream Serum seems like something I would go for rather than a heavy oil. But I agree that it's a good hair care and styling range.

    http://thesecretlifeofabeautylover.blogspot.com

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  22. I've already picked up the dry shampoo from this range - it's waiting in my basket of products to use next when my current dry shampoo runs out.
    These sounds like lovely products too - the lighter cream serum sounds like it would be more my thing.

    prettymadeup

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  23. Thanks for this review, hope it's available in US!

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  24. I've never really looked to Dove for haircare but will definitely have to try! :) XX.

    amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I love the sound of the defrizz one, I will have to try it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  26. I would try the tongue teaser:).

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  27. Sounds really interesting :) I absolutely love your reviews ♥
    Going to look if it available in Germany already, sounds like something for me!

    xx Jo Betty
    JoBettyB

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  28. Definitely going to pick up the frizz free shine one!

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  29. shall have to try this out

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I was eyeing this range up last week in boots, I'm so glad you've reviewed it, nothing beats seeing a good review from a blogger you respect and your pictures are awesome!

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    Xx

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  31. This is already on my shopping list! I absolutely adore dove's haircare. Everything I have tried by them is amazing!!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  32. Thanks for this review, I noticed them up in Boots but I wasn't sure. x

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  33. They seem very interesting!I hope they release them in Greece soon!

    http://thebeautyvictim.blogspot.gr/

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  34. These are good products!!

    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr/

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  35. These products look amazing..I just wish Dove would launch it's haircare range in India too :/
    Nice review :)

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  36. amelia080702.blogspot.com is my link.
    This was really good :)

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  37. I really want to try out the dry ends serum! I cannot find it in my local store though :( I might try Tesco :) great blog, Fleur :)
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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  38. Thankyou so much for reviewing these! I have been looking for a hair oil that is cheaper as there are so many! Picking up everything in this line that you have reviewed. Try the dove hair masque too! X

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  39. Hi fleur! I love your blog and youtube channel so much! You've inspired me to start up my own beauty blog, I posted my 4th entry today and would love if you could check it out :)) http://makeupmonster77.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/a-haul-post-for-you-all_3.html

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  40. I love serums too - I especially like the look of the dry ends one here :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  41. I'm very inclined to try the Shine Cream one... I have far too many oil-based hair products already and I do need a good cream serum just to give my hair a rest from the oil a little bit.

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  42. That looks geat! Been looking for a serum for ages but most are SO expensive! will definitely give this a try as I am a huge fan of Dove's other products :)

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  43. I will have to give this a try. x
    http://en4t.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Fleur your reviews on these have me racing on to the Boots website to buy them & then stopping because I want to go and get them myself to be quicker haha xx

    Leanne | makeupblast.blogspot.ie | bloglovin.com/blog/3923219

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  45. Can't wait for the new line! ^^

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  46. I really want to try this product because I have really dry hair ends. Great post! :D

    xoxo

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  47. Love it! Please go check my blog, xx
    http://cobwebbb.blogspot.com/

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  48. What a treat! Thank you for sharing this review with us!

    xo

    www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

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  49. I think I'm going to try out the frizz free shine cream serum, I have been looking for a product like that and after reading your review I think I'll give it a try! Thanks for the review girl!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  50. Definitely going to try these out!+

    I HAVE A GOSSIP BLOG ABOUT THE YOUTUBE GURUS, CHECK IT OUT :D
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  51. I was curious about the dove products!! Glad you reviewed them :)
    I'm gonna find and use them. hehe Thank you very much for sharing, Fleur.

    http://smilewithvivian.blogspot.com/
    Vivian

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  52. The cream serum sounds lush might have to give that a try xxx

    SparklySJ
    http://sparklysj.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. I love Dove products. Thank you for the review!
    www.basicallybrandy.com

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  54. Great review, Fleur. Love Dove products.

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  55. Like it!

    http://themozzarella.blogspot.it/

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  56. This hair line seems great - and Dove always has affordable Prices as well! As I've recently ombred my hair I'm now looking for ways to Keep it healthy and shiny - perhaps I'll give them a try!

    Kathybell – life.love.beauty.

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  57. Fleur, I've got a question: Do you have any idea on how to treat oily skin so that it isn't oily anymore? :) You would really help me :) thx :)

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  58. Love this Fleur!
    Please could people read and follow my blog!
    http://livlovelipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. I've never tried dry shampoo before-- I think i might try this one!

    biffsquiggled

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  60. These look great, I've already got the heat protect one :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  61. I will definitely be trying these out Fleur!
    beansbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  62. Que rabia me da que la línea capilar de Dove no se venda en España :(

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  63. I have to try these out, I love Dove!

    www.chasingbeautiful.co.uk

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  64. I didn’t know that serums are important in anybody’s skincare routine. Thanks for sharing this review!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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  65. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again


    Serum for Hair

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