Packaging: This comes in a wide bottom bottle with the cap on the bottom. I had a little trouble in the shower figuring out how to open it but I was able to get it open. I wear glasses all the time and am blind without them, so in the shower I am going mostly by feel and this was not the easiest bottle to open. I do like that it opens at the bottom though because I do not have to shake the bottle to get it out when I am running toward the end of the bottle.
Product Look and Feel: Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Daily Conditioner has a light conditioner feel. The color is creamy white and it is not overly thick. It squeezes out of the container easily and is a consistency only a little thicker than shampoo. Not overly runny or thick.
Scent: This conditioner has a light fragrance that is not bothersome. I can not quite place the scent but it is slightly soapy or perfumed. I normally am really bothered by scents and this one does not cause me any grief. I saw another review where the author stated that this had lemon grass or citrus and that is totally not what was in the bottle that I got. The scent is a typical one. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either.
Application: Apply this after you shampoo your hair. I have tried leaving it on longer and do not notice any better results than just applying and rinsing right away. It goes on smoothly and rinses out easily. There are no oils in the product to cause it to make your hair greasy.
Rinsing: I always rinse any conditioner thoroughly but this one rinses out easily and does not leave any residue behind. It does leave a light scent but nothing strong or overly perfumed.
Results: The results using this conditioner daily are about the same as any other conditioner. It helps detangle my hair but does not get rid of my frizzy hairs. I do not feel that there is any intensive repair going on with this conditioner, and feel like it is a little bit of a scam. The Dove TREATMENT with the same name works great and really does show intensive repair results, but this is not true of the daily conditioner. I would not seek this out to buy it again but will finish what I have as it is a fine daily conditioner. I use it between the washes when I use the Dove Treatment (link is at the top of the review)
How often to use: This is a typical daily use conditioner and has no lasting effects between washings.
Final thoughts and rating
This is just an average conditioner. It detangles but that is about it. It does not have a scent that is really special so while it works about as well as most average conditioners it is probably not going to be my first choice. I am giving it 3 stars and I will recommend it as a normal every day conditioner but do not expect any intensive repair on your hair.