Review - Dove Elixir Hair Oil

Since it's launch, I have been waiting to try the Dove Elixir hair oil for some reason. Perhaps because their range of shampoos and conditioners have been doing a pretty good job. I don't know why it took months for this product to officially hit the market and online stores. Post the launch, they have been promoting this product extensively. I am sure you must have seen posters of this beautiful glass bottle at almost every bus stop. But, is this product worth the hype (and money)? 
Read the review to find out!

Dove elixir range comes in three different varieties. I picked up Nourished Shine, which contains hibiscus and argan oil. Post the advent of Moroccan oil and other products that contain argan (basically, the oil is produced from the kernels of this tree, which is endemic to the southwestern desserts in Morocco), Argan oil has become a rage. Hibiscus is known to have wonderful properties, which works best for hair. 

Dove claims: The healing properties of hibiscus and argan oil makes your hair soft and nourished, provides luminosity to your hair. Argan oil retains moisture in your hair, thus, treating dryness and making it supple and smooth. The brilliant blend  of hibiscus and argan oil transforms into this Dove Elixir Nourished Shine Hair Oil and gives you the best nurture possible. 

- Love the packaging. Dove elixir hair oils come in a pretty glass bottle, and it has a handy pump dispenser. 

- The oil has a nice floral fragrance. 

- It's not very greasy and when applied, it's extremely light on your hair.

- You don't have to waste too much of shampoo to wash off this product.

- Perfect for people who are always in a hurry and get no time for a nice hair oil massage. Pre shower, apply this for 30 minutes and you will be happy with the results.


- The bottle is not travel friendly.

- If you use it as a leave-in conditioner, your hair might turn greasy.

- Avoid using too much of this product in one go (not a good option for head massages).

Size - 90 ml
Price - Rs 185/-
Type: Hibiscus and Argan 
Available in three variants

Final Verdict: After using this product for a fortnight, I can say that it does help nourish your hair. You will notice that your hair feels soft and smooth after a wash. If you use it with a good shampoo-conditioner combo, the results will bring a smile on your face. I haven't tried using this as a leave-in serum, but as a hair oil it has done a good job. My sister tried using this as a serum and ended up with greasy hair all day long. So, using it as a hair oil is your best bet. Thanks to its non-greasy texture, it takes a few minutes to wash off all the product from my hair (which saves a lot of time). 
Although I haven't ditched my good ol' coconut and olive oil combo yet (as I continue to use it for my fortnightly home head massage), I will definitely buy this Dove elixir again.

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you tried Dove Elixir Hair Oil? If yes, then share your experience with us!


  1. loved the review, will be sure to try this out :)

  2. Nice review..

    I have been using this new Coconut & Ricemilk hot oil from Oriflame and it has actually made my better.. the condition is so nice right now that I might buy the product again!

    1. Hey! Thank you, Preety.
      That sounds great. Looking forward to trying the suggested Oriflame product soon.

  3. Replies
    1. Apologies for the delayed response! Thanks a ton.

  4. Nice Review. Well written.


    1. Apologies for the delayed response, but thank you so much!

  5. we discuss about the elements of oily hair shampoo. Now we meet you the
    best shampoo for oily hair. In market various shampoo are available for oily hair but which shampoo is best for oily hair?

    1. Hey Anamika,
      To answer your question, it all boils down to your scalp and hair type. Try some of the hair cleansers suggested in one of our recent hair features. Brands like Kerastase, The Body Shop have good options.

  6. i have oily< hair.drove elixir really so much shampooing .i have one question drove elixir shampoo can be dandruff free hair????please give me proper solution

    1. Hello! If you have an oily scalp, this oil should suit your scalp. However, it does not work on scalp related issues like dandruff or hair fall. For that, you may have to opt for a product that focuses on the issue that you are facing. Try using a good anti-dandruff shampoo + conditioner. L'Oreal Professional has a good range.


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