Behind-the-Scenes with Dove on The Talk + Pure Care Dry Oil System Review
Disclaimer: Makeup, hair styling, and transportation provided for the taping of the segment | Review contains product samples and affiliate links. As always, the opinions are my own.
And they say beauty bloggers can’t keep secrets; we totally can.
But it was no easy task! So that we didn’t spoil the fun for The Talk viewers and the rest of the world, we were asked to hold off on the details of our Dove Silky Hair Dare Challenge experience and The Talk segment. But now I can spill the tea.
Since I don’t use heat on my natural hair and this system works great with head, I had 2 bundles of 18” Indian wavy hair on hand along with a 14” lace closure (yes, I randomly keep hair for no reason… don’t judge) installed. I lifted the color using of the naturally dark hair using Quick Lift. Instead depositing actual color or using a clear cellophane to seal and protect, I opted to really put the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil system to the ultimate test by using it on hair that’s been slightly stripped down. We all know how at-home bleaching can play a number on our hair so this test was perfect. Plus I plan on lifting the color even more so by the time summer comes around it’ll be really blonde. I used the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner but held off in the Dry Oil because it’s designed for heat styling and I was letting the hair air dry (for now). For the install I went to Mercedes at Salon Atelier in Lakewood. Her work has been featured on Addicted to All Things Pretty in the past and with it being so last minute I wanted to go to some I could trust. This was my first time wearing a lace closure and I was going to be on national television. She completed the install in no time and it was perfect! But we’ll chat more about the install later.
They wanted to make sure we were camera-ready so Priv handled the makeup and styling. Believe it or not I’ve never had my makeup professionally done so this was new for me. The Priv team was great! They were very nice and professional and gave me exactly what I asked for. Michele Yusufi did my makeup in less than 45 minutes and Myesha Howze styled my sleek & straight in under 30 minutes and incorporated the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil. I was hooked! My hair was silky (no pun intended), it wasn’t greasy, or heavy. It’s been a while since I’ve seen mass market products give salon quality results. I’ve tried at least 4 hugely popular hair serums (dry oils) that are are around the $35 price range and got the same results from Dove for around $12. If we’re comparing most of the ingredients found you’ll see that it’s comparable to the other brands and has silicones, macadamia oil, along with mineral oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and sunflower oil. Yet it’s super light. I don’t have a problem with mineral oil on my hair but if it’s not your thing then go with the shampoo and conditioner from the line since they’re M.O.-free. Since the Dry Oil was designed to work with heat you can even add a drop in the conditioner for a deep conditioning treatment under the hair dryer similar to a Dyson supersonic hair dryer. Don’t have a hair dryer? Cover your hair in a plastic bag and wrap with a warm towel. Just in case you’re curious about the smell you’ll be happy to know that they don’t have the common shower fresh smell and I mean that in a good way. They actually have that warm sweet spicy that Amika has.
In the segment celebrity hair stylist, Mark Townsend created 2 hairstyles using the products and shared some great tips we can all do at home. I won’t spoil the segment for you but wait until you see Felicia’s hair. Her hair was moving honey! She has really long thick hair and it wasn’t weighed down. Dove is so confident you’ll fall in love they even offer a money back guarantee. After the taping we headed to lunch at Fig & Olive and enjoyed some blogger/ product chit chat. If you’re ever in L.A. you must go to Fig & Olive, it’s my favorite restaurants in the city and they have locations on the east coast as well.