LOVE Your Hair

Show yourself and your dog some love with Davines LOVE line

By Danielle Goreski

Photo credit: AttackoftheCute

Unless I’m subjected to a good dose of humidity, my hair tends to obey my handiwork during the blow-dry stage. Recently, however, my hair has been acting like a bad child and does what it wants to do, when it wants to do it. I set out to find a product that would help tame the lion and stumbled upon a high-end, natural hair care product line called Davines. Much to my delight I also ended up with a shampoo and conditioner that I could share with my two dachshunds, Deedee and Bieber.

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davinesloveshampooThe Bollati Family founded the Davines Group in 1983 in Parma, Italy. It started as a research laboratory for producing high-end hair care products for worldwide cosmetic companies. After a decade, the company decided to branch off on their own and launched the luxury brand, Davines.

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo (specially formulated to tame that crazy mane of hair) is phenomenally fantastic for your pooch. The product is creamy, not runny and lathers up nicely. It rinses clean but not squeaky and it isn’t super sudsy so you won’t lose your dog in a sea of bubbles. Ingredients: Indian fig extract moisturizes, olive amphoacetate gently cleans, olive oil peg-7 ester is the emollient agent, and rice proteins aid in protecting the hair.

The Love Smoothing Conditioner is a creamy, rich treatment and not slippery like most conditioners on the market. It’s denser, smoother, and has more cling and stick when you slap it onto your hair. With dry weather conditions in full swing, this conditioner is the cream of the crop for hydrated hair and yes, dog fur too. Ingredients: Borage seed oil helps to compact and protect the hair and rice wax nourishes and prevents dehydration.


Why I love this product? Besides paying careful attention and respect to the environment by adopting a carbon-neutral, zero-impact policy for the packaging of all of their goods, they also only use high grade, natural ingredients and apply scientific rigor to every product. The result? An amazing shampoo and conditioner that is easily shared between you and your dog.

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner also smells like no other. Without being too overpowering, the scent is subtle and a real head-turner in any crowd. For the pet owner that struggles with a blow dry after a bath, fret not! Once you catch a whiff of this delicately feminine scent, you’ll be happy to allow a little bit of air dry time before they snuggle up to you in bed. The packaging for the Davines line is also a treat: simple, pretty pastel colors in clear containers suit any stylishly minimalist bathroom. An all-around winner!

Davines, Love Smoothing Shampoo, starting at $10.00  Buy it now!

Davines, Love Smoothing Condition, starting at $10.00  Buy it now!