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The Mane Minute: A Beauty Editor’s Review Of Dove’s 1-Min Serum Conditioner

My typical day would consist of me starting my day in a pretty frantic pace (although I’ve been consciously trying to change that). I get up, hop in the shower, grab a quick breakfast and coffee, and jet off to wherever I may be needed that day: a meeting, a shoot, an event, or in a café—where I spend most of my time writing. You can say that taking care of my hair takes a back seat most times, as I spend a huge chunk of my prep time doing my makeup instead.

Most people know me as the girl in the ponytail. This hairstyle has pretty much become my signature look for the past few years, and not that it’s intentional! I’m a fuss-free kind of gal, and having my hair off my face is crucial. I don’t have time to keep combing it, or making sure it looks presentable as I have a gazillion things to worry about instead.



Allow me then to describe what goes on into my hair routine: I wash it, lather on shampoo followed by conditioner, then rinse. After which, I towel dry it and leave it to dry with the help of our fan. When it’s ready to go under the blow dryer, I do a 5-minute drying session, pull my hair up in a bun or ponytail, then finish it off with wax so that it stays in place. This, my friends, is how my hair gets fixed up on a daily basis. On the rare occasion that I have time to have a luxurious bath at home, I try to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of any residue build-up that may have accumulated throughout the week, and put on a hair mask just to make sure I’m not abusing my tresses so much.

And while I stick to this routine, I’m usually open to trying new products that may be of help to my hair. Getting introduced to Dove’s Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner was a breath of fresh air, as I am always on the lookout for a good conditioner. My only requirements for a conditioner are: it has to actually soften my hair, it has to help me get my hair detangled fast, and it has to smell good. Pretty basic, right?

My hair has always been soft, thank God for my naturally fine hair. I don’t get away with using just shampoo though, and there are days that it seems extra unruly, frizzy, and lackluster. I don’t usually spend much time combing it throughout the day, so I need my conditioner to do the legwork for this part. After using Dove’s 1-Minute Serum Conditioner after just one shower, I noticed that I didn’t have to mind my tresses as the day went on. It stayed smooth, soft, and was easily detangled just by using my fingers!

The great thing about this new conditioner is that it employs the powers of serum capsules that go deep into my hair for repair. I may not see the damage I do to it on a daily basis (sorry, hair!) but I know I constantly do it with the handling and the amount of product I apply. I don’t have the luxury of going for a salon treatment on a weekly basis, so having a potent product like this is key.

The best part about this conditioner is the emphasis on getting the job done in 1, yes, one minute! It’s a dream for women on the go like myself, as spending way too long in the shower is definitely out of the question. In one minute, hair damage is addressed via these serum capsules that contain coconut, almond, Argan, sunflower seed oils, and vitamin E that are meant to deeply nourish.

This conditioner comes in three variants: Nourishing Oil Care (for dry and frizzy hair), Intense Repair (for damaged hair), and Hairfall Rescue+ (for weak, falling hair). I’ve personally been going for the Hairfall Rescue+ variant as I know I need to mind the amount of falling hair in the shower. The scents are a gentle, powdery floral scent that’s not hard to love!

A beauty solution in 1 minute? Count me in!

The Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner is available in Lazada.