DIY Spa and Dove Elixir Giveaway {CLOSED}

Who doesn’t love some spa indulgence? I do and during winters my tresses need it more often. I recently received a spa hamper from Dove, featuring 3 Dove Elixir Hair oils. They were housed in a wooden basket with some pot-pourri, candle and a soap with heavenly fragrance. Dove Elixir contest (2)These Dove Elixir hair Oils don’t freeze in hair (Like many other oils do) and don’t make hair sticky or heavy. I love to apply one pump of Dove Elixir Lavender & Olive Oil (for Dryness care) on the ends of my hair and that keeps them from being frizzy and dry. On weekends I apply Dove Elixir Lavender & Olive Oil on roots of my hair and keep it overnight. Next morning when I wash it off, my hair look shiny and feel soft.Dove Elixir contest (1)Bottles are so cute with real leaves floating inside, they have a super convenient pump packaging. Hamper had –

  1. Dove Elixir Rose & Almond Oil
  2. Dove Elixir Lavender & Olive Oil
  3. Dove Elixir Hibiscus & Argan Oil
  4. Aromatic candle, Potpourri, Handmade soap, A towel and a wooden comb

Now the interesting and fun part. Dove is giving away 3 Dove Elixir Hampers to Be Beautilicious readers. Check rules & details below –

Rules –

  1. Contest starts today and will accept entries till 13th December.
  2. This giveaway is open to all resident-citizens of India who are 18 years old or above.
  3. Winners will be selected by Dove team and Me. The decision with respect to the entries shall be final and binding.
  4. Only one entry per participant.
  5. Prizes will be sent directly by the brand. The blogger shall not be held liable for any incorrect/incomplete communication and address details provided by the winners and/or delay in the receipt and/or non-receipt of the prize due to unforeseen and unavoidable reasons.

Fill the rafflecopter form and 3 of you can win “Dove Elixir Hamper”.

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  • December 3, 2013

    shilpa sahgal

    waoooo that’s great and lovely giveway DOVE brand is so trusty and heart touching brand.. No 1 brand in India give perfect and healthy skin .They sound like royal spa dove elixir oil.
    frangrance so aromatic …. bcz its sound interesting.
    I try many typs of spa in home with different but not interest to use any more …. bcz my skin also want be change in life … so want to try this lovly aromatic royal trust proofe DOVE elixir oil :* :* :* 🙂 🙂 🙂
    ***finger cross***** hope to win.

  • December 3, 2013

    Shazia Atif

    Dove indulgence is a great experience. At home I indulge in home remedies but Dove will be blissful experience.

  • December 3, 2013


    Usually when am doing anything for my hair at home i do not use any chemical based products and never any tricky process. Simply i do the hot oil therapy followed with hot towel then moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and walla my hair feel very soft and manageable. So i will love to try this natural product from the most reliable brand DOVE…..

  • December 3, 2013


    I am totally an essential oil and perfume person!

    I make my aroma candles at home!!
    What I would describe as my spa day is a nice hair massage with my special oil , which has hibiscus flowers boiled in coconut oil! and then I take steam on my face with a mixture of water and vitamin E and simple water steam slowly on scalp.Followed by a shampoo with dove damage repair and conditioner.

    Then I put a few drops of lavender oil on the comb and comb through my hair when my hair is almost dry!
    and while taking bath my favorite coffee body scrub!

    and my routine care for my hands and feet ! This is what my weekly spa day is like!!

  • December 3, 2013


    These days due to stress I am experiencing a lot of hair fall.
    Going for a weekly spa is not on my budget so what I usually do is
    Apply some hair oil with few aroma essential oil to my hair. I will make sure its warm and apply with cotton balls.
    I can only do this when my feet is in warm water and there is a nice soothing music around.
    I am a huge fan of potpourri. I always have a lavender flavor potpourri which is my favorite.
    Sooo Overall,
    smelling the lavender, listening to my fav. track, with my feet in warm water and my hair is being massaged with hot oil..
    whoaa… bliss..!!
    Appu recently posted… Hand Creams in Cherry Blossom and Peach-Review,Swatches

  • December 4, 2013


    Usually at home i just oil my hair for overnight.
    and sometimes hot steam for my hairls using towel.

  • December 4, 2013

    Sharon Monis

    Always take out some quality time and give yourself all the pampering you need ‘coz you desrve it! These are some simple steps for a divine hair spa experience at home!
    1) Prepare a hair mask of egg and coconut oil and apply it to your hair.
    2) Soak a towel in warm water and wrap it around your hair and relax for half an hour.
    3) Finally shampoo and condition your hair.
    Follow this twice a month and always use a wide-toothed comb to avoid breakage of hair.

  • December 4, 2013


    I use hair masks

  • December 4, 2013

    Bhavani Sekar

    Make a Plan Get Organized Music,candles,clean sheets and towels will help inspire you as you plan your home spa day.

    Hair spa is usually made up of massage oil, hair mask application, shampooing and deep conditioning.The four essentials are: Oil massage, shampoo, mask and conditioner.

    1st step: Massage your scalp with olive oil. Massage your head with this. This increases blood circulation and boosts hair growth.

    2nd step : Dip a towel in warm water and squeeze the excess water out. Wrap the towel around the hair.

    3rd step: Wash your hair 🙂 Now, wash the hair with a mild shampoo. Use only cold water as hot water is harmful to the hair roots.

    4thstep: use a conditioner. Rinse it off after half an hour with just warm water and no shampoo.

    5th step: Lastly, a hair mask
    Avocado mask:
    Make a mix of 1 avocado, 1 egg and a little lemon juice. Apply this concoction to wet hair and leave on for 15 minutes. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo.

    I have been doing hair spa at home since a few months and I find the result as good as getting it done in a salon.

  • December 4, 2013

    Roshni Nair

    I had long hair in my school days which was taken care by my mom but eventually as I went to college my hair was neglected much and this resulted into loss of my hairs quality and quantity as well. By the time I realized it my hair was almost destroyed so I had to cut my hair till shoulder length. But then I decided to make up for my loss. So eventually I started oiling my hair. Earlier I used to oil and wash my hair then I realized that my hair need more. I used to take care of my food I stared eating more of leafy vegetables and protein rich foods.
    Hair spa is a concept which has started gaining importance much recently so till year before I was not aware that there exist hair spa too. I happened to come across a good article on hair care where the writer had suggested different types of hair spa.
    It seemed to me very easy as its DIY plus I could save parlor expenses too. So now I have hair spa at home atleast twice a week.
    Firstly I massage my hair with atleast 4-5 different oils in equal amount. They would be mainly Olive Oil, Almond oil, Vitamin-E oil, Ayurvedic Oil ( suggested by my Ayurvedic physician) and yeah recently I have started adding Dove’s Elixir too. I massage from scalp till end of my hair. I massage my scalp with my fingers in round movement and keep doing for 15-20min. At times I do keep towel dipped in hot water in order to oil to get inside the scalp but as I m using oils which are easily absorbed by the skin I normally avoid doing it.
    I stay with my oiled hair for atleast 30min till then i do my other work too.
    Then I shampoo with Dove Oil care Shampoo, I had tried many shampoo earlier but my hair fall had only increased so when I switched to Dove Oil care shampoo it gave me good result atleast I dnt have much hair fall now.
    Mostly I apply hair mask after shampoo so I have started using Fuller earth mixed with little neem powder( for dandruff). Fuller earth makes scalp clean and firm which causes less hair fall. Also once a week i apply amla powder, reetha powder and shikkakai powder as mask on my hair.
    I keep mask on my hair atleast for 30 min after this i wash them and apply Dove Oil care conditioner. while doin dis i make sure dat i dnt mk my face wet. I have started using Dove oil hair mask once a week. Combo of these 3 things makes hair softer and shiny. I make sure dat i use herbal conditioner too as this would give hair natural texture and avoid the erosion of the natural oils from the hair.
    I comb my hair only after my hair is totally dried while doing these all I keep in mind that i dnt overuse any of the stuffs that could hamper my hair.
    Once a week I like to run dat sweet smelling smoke through my hair which makes them smell and feel good.
    Again only using good shampoo and conditioner doesn’t help alone to maintain hair u need to have patience and have to work very much on them.

  • December 4, 2013

    shefali prasad

    Well my perfect hair spa day happens when i am really tired and i need to relax. I create a very relaxing mood by burning as many lavender scented candles as possible, playing soft relaxing music and by chilling my room. Then begins my routine:

    I heat half a cup of extra virgin olive oil and let it cool. When the oil is still slightly warm, I apply on scalp and hair. Basically oil massage of the scalp with fingertips with gentle circular motions. Next, I soak a clean towel into a bucket of warm water. Squeeze the towel to remove water. And then wrap it around my head, so the hair is covered by a towel. I leave the towel wrapped around my head for 10 to 15 minutes. This helps the oil get into the hair shaft.
    After applying steam to my hair, the next step I do is to wash my hair with shampoo thoroughly. I rinse my hair with warm water. I wipe off excess water in the hair. Making sure that I do not rub my hair with a towel. This can make my hair rough up the cuticle and contribute to frizziness. Then I take a deep conditioner and apply it on to my hair, using a wide toothed comb. With deep conditioning, I protect my hair from frizziness. I leave the conditioner on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes. I then rinse my hair to remove the conditioner. Next I pat with a towel to dry and remove the water. Then comb my hair using a wide-toothed comb. After which I apply a hair mask to each section of hair. I make my hair mask by mixing banana, honey, yogurt and olive oil. I make sure that every hair is coated with this hair mask. Then I wrap my head with a warm towel for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly with warm water.

    After this routine I let my hair dry naturally without using heat. And vola! Shiny and silky hair with perfectly relaxed head and body.

  • December 4, 2013

    Meenakshi Kapur


    I pamper my hair a lot and wish to have long hair so I take care of them very regularly. I usually follow a hair care regime to pamper them, first, in night I apply oil in my hair and massage the scalp so that oil should reach the scalp and roots of my hair and nourish them, after oiling my hair, I tie scarf and sleep well, in morning I apply a shampoo and conditioner and wash my hair with water and then I apply a mixture in my hair, in a bowl I take around half cup of curd and in it I add a little mustard oil and whisk in well and after washing my hair with shampoo I apply this mixture in my hair and massage it properly and then gently wash it off with water and tie around a towel in wet hair and comb them properly and taaddddaaaa hair spa is done…
    Also, occasionally I also put beaten eggs or shikakai and amla, for shikakai and amla I soak these in water overnight and then in morning after washing hair with shampoo and conditioner, I put the shikakai and amla soaked water in my hair and rinse it thoroughly, I use shikakai in summer to give coolness to scalp but it can be used in winters too like at once a week…Believe me, after using shikakai and amla hair gets soft, smoother and shikakai has a cooling effect on scalp and I feel that I am pampering my hair just like they get pampered in a hair spa 🙂

  • December 4, 2013

    rabia akhter

    i just oiling my hair for overnight 🙂
    but i want to win beacuse my hair is soooooo dry & damaged hair 🙁 i want to long hair 🙁
    i am so worried about

  • December 4, 2013

    shilpa sahgal

    *Take a almond oil
    *Deep conditioner (any brand)
    *shampoo (any brand)
    *wide comb
    Hair spa at home :-
    Heat 1 half small cup almond oil wait for stitly cool. When the oul is still minimum warm then apply on the head and hair. Overall massage with oil on the scalp with hand or a finger tips like a circulr motion. And not stretch or pulling your hair during massaging because this activitie can be hair loss.
    THEN soak the towel in a small bucket or a tub with warm water. And wrap a towel to the head. Leave the towel around 10 to 15 min. This activitie causes for shaft the oil in the hair.
    wash the hair with shampoo mixed and rub gently. Then use conditioner on the tip of the hair. Please not rub your hair with for drying. Because they make rough, frizzy and splittings .
    The last step comb your hair with wide comb. Use dry for drying the hair.

    Without spa my hair look so frezzy,wavy and rough.
    after pampering my hair using this spa therapy … my hair look so shiny, smooth and lovly. :*;

  • December 4, 2013


    As I am a lazy girl.I don’t pamper my hair much.I just used Almond Oil or Sometime Mix Castor Oil & Almond Oil,Apply it at Night and leave it for whole night and then rinse it with mild Shampoo & Conditioner.I follow this once or twice in a week.

  • December 4, 2013

    saloni goel

    Every Sunday(IN winters) is my spa day.. And really I want a proper environment and time. Spa is useless if you are not feeling relaxed after it.
    1. I just dim lights of the room and spray my favourite room freshner.
    2. Then I sit on a chair and request my grand maa to oil my hairs. She is the best when comes to hair massage, I don’t know what magic she has in Her hands I just love it.
    I prefer a mix of olive, coconut oil and few drops of badam rogan in winters. And trust me the results are always magical.
    3. Then I steam my hair with a steamer or for about 10 mins. I usually add few drops of lavender oil in steamer.
    4. Then I relax for 2 hours to let hairs absorb the oil. In the mean time I listen to my favourite songs or read a magazine or cook something delicious.
    4. Then after 2 hours I wash my hairs with anti-dandruff shampoo and warm water. Conditioning, a most important step after it.
    5. Then I apply hair mask.
    Hair mask- 1 egg, 2 spoons of yogurt and honey each.
    Then cover it with a shower cap and let it rest for 1 hour.
    Then I rinse off and flaunt my beautiful, silky and smooth hairs.


  • December 4, 2013

    Precious Pearl

    I usually follow these three steps during weekends. These really make my dry hair manageable.
    -Massage scalp lightly with hot oil,
    -hot towel for 10 minutes
    -Wash hair with luke warm water using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

    along with this:
    Any weekday I use mixture of curd + crushed fenugreek seeds on my scalp (keep it for 20 mins) and rinse it with warm water, followed with shampoo and conditioner. This gives shine to my hair and keep the scalp clean.

  • December 4, 2013


    I have extremely frizzy and that is why i do hair spa at home 3 times in a month, i am a college student and cannot afford to spend so much every week.
    here is what i do:
    I mix 2 vitamin E capsules with almond oil and apply this on my scalp and tips for about 3 hours.
    Then i wrap a hot towel around my head for light steam. repeat this step 2-3 times for proper steam. I don’t have a steamer so i use towel.
    Lastly i apply a hair pack. I mix egg, aloe vera pulp, lemon juice, curd and honey. Then apply this mixture for 30-45 minutes.
    Tadaaa hair spa is done. I know it sounds tedious, but it’s super duper easy… only the last step is a bit difficult. But i still do this as this hair spa keeps my hair manageable, reduces hair fall and keeps them frizz free. 🙂

  • December 4, 2013

    Prerna Sinha

    The first step is to oil and massage hair and scalp with almond oil and rosemary oil. It nourishes hair, controls hairfall and adds shine and bounce to the hair. Next step is to lightly steam your hair using a hot towel. Wrap the hair in the hot towel for 10-15 minutes. Next, I apply curd as a hair pack. I leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse it out with water before I shampoo. Finally, I shampoo and condition my hair and towel dry it. I let it air dry and the end result is healthy looking shiny hair.

  • December 4, 2013

    Divya Asha

    I apply Dove Elixir oil to my hair and I nicely massage my head, such that the oil reaches the roots of my hair. The next day morning, I apply the white yolk of egg to my hair. I leave it for about half-an-hour. After that, I take a refreshing head bath using Dove shampoo. This is how I do a hair-spa at home!

  • December 4, 2013

    aprajita trivedi

    hey thanks 4 ur lovely giveaway .
    i am doing at home so i do it with homely atmosphere i mean no botheration of candles or music or fragrance ect.
    my hair spa funda is simple and yes it is giving result too so i try to do it atleast once in a month .
    i follow 4 simple steps
    massaging ( 4 this i patao my granny )
    hair mask
    1st of all i take my all time favorite ” ORIFLAME ‘S Swedish Spa beauty wonder oil ” i just love it’s rich aromatic fragrance apply it thoroughly in ur hair with finger tips and just avoid to tug ur hair and do the massaging for 15-20 minutes . once it’s done soak a thick towel in hot water squeeze extra water 4m it and wrap on ur hear covering ur hair it will help oil to nourish deeply ur hair. keep it for 10-15 minutes
    now wash ur hair with ur favorite shampoo which suits u .and wash with lukewarm water and apply conditioner after that too and rinse properly .
    now a days i’v got hair-fall and dandruff so in last step i apply hair mask too . apply thoroughly on ur hair and wrap it with hot towel for 10-15 minutes .and rinse properly with warm water . and ta daaaaaaa ur hair spa is done .

  • December 5, 2013

    sonia sodah

    To have hair spa at home I feel gentle n experienced touch of my grandma’s hands could be amazing experience. I just give DOVE ELIXR bottle in my dadi’s hands n sit near her lap. I request her to tell me same old stories which she used to tell me when I was kid. I enjoy this spa very very very much.

  • December 5, 2013

    shweta Ahuja

    We now venture out to expensive Spa’s, but have learnt the art of hair care from my mum at home.
    Weekend used to be the spa day – beginning with a application of warm oil with camphor in circular motions targeting the roots.
    A generous champi, with a comb to ensure oil spread well. With a hot towel the hair was given good steam.
    A mild shampoo wash followed by conditions, and leave it to dry naturally gave my hair a bouncy and shining look !

  • December 5, 2013

    Preeti Gupta

    I am very lazy kinda person and does not follow proper spa therapies. But i prefer to oil my hair twice in a week. Sometimes hot towel also helps me to nourish my hairs to the roots. I prefer to use conditioned my hair after hair was it gives me proper shine and silkiness.
    Thank u for the giveaway shalini

  • December 5, 2013

    kamini godiya

    At home I tell my maid to give me nice massage with Dove elixr. I love mild fragrance of it. N it is really worth. After using this my hair r becoming soft.

  • December 5, 2013


    Okay, this is really a tough one because I hardly do hair spas at home….but on days I really want to indulge, here’s how I do it:

    1. Burn some curry leaves in pure coconut oil
    2. Massgae the oil into scalp for some good 15-20 mins using fingertips.
    3. Use a battery operated head massager for some more 10 mins.
    4. Soak up a towel in warm water and wrap it as a head turban for 10 mins.
    5. Take off the towel and take a nap with a 30 mins alarm set on the phone.
    6.Wake up, wash head with a color protect shampoo (because I currently have a hair color on!), and a color protect hair mask post shampoo for another 5 mins.
    7. apply some heat protectant leave on serum.
    8.Blow dry my hair, and make a cup of ginger tea and relax while doing nothing else:)

  • December 6, 2013


    I am sharing my complete Spa idea with you here that is an essential tool of relaxing the mind body and soul. i really like it for making my hairs fight with all odds of daily life. So when i am indulging my self in this beautiful experience, i would start with switching off the lights and blow a scented candle and playing some instrumental music like calming moments or garden of peace which actually allow to balance mind, body and soul.

    Treating the head scalp with a good massage and i personally love to apply the mix of olive oil and almond oil to my hairs which is natural and so rich to nourish the hair roots. A good massage with fingertips in circular motion increase the blood circulation while treating the scalp and hair roots.

    Steam the hairs with help of hot towel that allow your hairs and scalp to get the goodness of the oils.

    And wash the tresses with shampoo. Conditioning the hairs is so essential after washing them. Apply a hair pack which is made with coconut oil and eggs. Let it strengthen your hairs and then wash off.

    After showers, simply relax your body, mind and all senses. Sit in peace, close your eyes and recall the beautiful moments of life, Just listen to instrumental music like restoration or garden of Eden.

    Have a taste buds treat and live this blissful time to rejuvenate completely.

    So this is my simple but effective steps of creating a spa at home.
    it’s something that almost every one can try and enjoy.

  • December 8, 2013

    Megha Shrimali

    When it comes to hair spa at home; the experience has to be really luxurious, calming & peaceful. A little lukewarm oiling on my scalp(preferably almond oil)
    – followed by a warm towel wrapped through my tresses to give them a beautiful calming effect. – After a few hours, lukewarm water hair wash using Dove Shampoo and Conditioner 🙂 It is essential to apply conditioner so that the tresses are soft & set in perfectly 🙂
    done! Happy tresses and Happy Me!

  • December 8, 2013


    Hair spa at home means.. getting those luscious and silky soft hair with minimum effort..
    I usually indulge myself in homemade hair pack.. either curd + lemon or Aloe vera massage.. both works absolutely amzingly and leave me with silky soft hair.. 🙂 🙂

  • December 8, 2013

    Aaparna puri

    Step 1
    Heat half a cup of extra virgin olive oil and let it cool. When the oil is still slightly warm, apply on scalp and hair. Overall oil massage of the scalp with fingertips with gentle circular motions. Make sure that you are not pulling your hair while massaging, as it can cause hair loss.

    Step 2
    Next, soak a clean towel into a bucket of warm water. Squeeze the towel to remove water. Wrap a warm towel to the head, so the hair is covered by a towel. Leave the towel wrapped around his head for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help the oil get into the hair shaft.

    Step 3
    After applying steam to the hair, the next step is to wash the hair with shampoo thoroughly. Choose a shampoo that suits your hair type and texture. Rinse hair with warm water.
    step- 4
    Wipe off excess water in the hair. Make sure that you do not rub your hair with a towel. It can make the hair rough up the cuticle and contribute to frizziness.

    Take a few deep conditioner and apply it on your hair, use a wide toothed comb. You can also use a natural conditioner that suits your hair type. With deep conditioning, you can protect your hair from frizziness. Leave the conditioner on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes.
    step- 5
    Hair conditioner rinse to remove. Pat with a towel to dry and remove the water on the hair. Next, comb the hair using a wide-toothed comb. Apply a hair mask to each section of hair. Make sure that every hair is coated with a hair mask. Wrap your head with a warm towel for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly with warm water.

  • December 8, 2013

    Aparna puri

    1. Massage your scalp: This is the first step to start a hair treatment at home. Warn some coconut oil or olive oil. Massage your head with this. This increases blood circulation and boosts hair growth.

    2. Steam the hair: Dip a towel in warm water and squeeze the excess water out. Wrap the towel around the hair. This allows the oil to penetrate deep into the scalp. Do this for about 5-six minutes.

    3. Wash your hair: Now, wash the hair with a mild shampoo. Use only cold water as hot water is harmful to the hair roots.

    4. Apply conditioner: Post the shampooing, use a conditioner. You can also use the water of tea leaves to which a few drops of lime juice has been added. Or try a paste of grated beetroot to which hibiscus powder has been added. The hibiscus flower powder is a great base and is rich in iron and other vitamins. Rinse it off after half an hour with just warm water and no shampoo.

    5. Lastly, a hair mask: In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. You can add a ripe banana to this — banana is a softener. You can also use olive oil instead of coconut oil. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo.

  • December 9, 2013

    Bidisha Banerjee

    I follow these steps to have my hair spa at home :

    1. First I heat half a cup of extra virgin olive oil and let it cool. When the oil is still slightly warm, apply on scalp and hair. Overall oil massage of the scalp with fingertips with gentle circular motions. I make sure that I am not pulling my hair while massaging, as it can cause hair loss.

    2. Next, I soak a clean towel into a bucket of warm water. Squeeze the towel to remove water. Wrap a warm towel to the head, so the hair is covered by a towel. Leave the towel wrapped around my head for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help the oil get into the hair shaft.

    3. After applying steam to the hair, the next step is to wash the hair with shampoo thoroughly. I choose a shampoo that suits my hair type and texture. Rinse hair with warm water.

    4. Wipe off excess water in the hair. Make sure that I do not rub my hair with a towel as it can make the hair rough up the cuticle and contribute to frizziness.

    5. Then I take a few deep conditioner and apply it on my hair, use a wide toothed comb. I use a natural conditioner that suits my hair type. With deep conditioning, I can protect my hair from frizziness. Leave the conditioner on my hair for 15 to 20 minutes.

    5. Then I rinse my hair to remove hair conditioner. I pat with a towel to dry and remove the water on the hair. Next, I comb the hair using a wide-toothed comb. Apply a hair mask to each section of hair. Make sure that every hair is coated with a hair mask.Then I wrap my head with a warm towel for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly with warm water.

    Thanks for the lovely Giveaway.

  • December 9, 2013


    Hi Shalini..Thanks for the Give away !! Done all the steps !!

    Here is the way of my spa at home

    1. I apply some luke warm coconut oil to hair …

    2. I use sugar+ Honey scrub for my face and soap and glory body scrub.

    3. before taking bath i want to make sure the bathing area should be dark,if possible i light some scented candles

    4. I take mix of jojoba oil + oilive oil and gently massage into skin

    5.Fill my bath tub with luke warm water ,some times i use LUSh bath bombs or some timed rose petals in my get the spa feel.

    6.I really enjoy doing this is so relaxed…..

    i wish to win this hamper,i wanna gift it to my mom….she loves spa at home and she needs more often because she is suffering from body pains now a days due to this cold winter….and Dove is our most trustful brand since years….

    Fingers crossed

  • December 9, 2013

    Divya Rechesh

    Hi…i used to apply many hair packs when i was a teenager as i always longed to have shiny long hair. My best home spa recipe is warm oil massage+ hot towel steam which is followed with washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner. My favorite conditioning recipe for hair is Mayo+olive oil+ egg white. But now as i am busy with my personal and professional life , i have very less time to actually pamper myself-however ever since i have used Dove elixir’s Hibiscus & Argan Oil, i am happy that my hair issues are majorly sorted. I use the oil regularly now and am probably the biggest fan of Dove Elixir, that’s the reason i really wish to win this product.
    Thanks 🙂

  • December 9, 2013

    Arpita puri

    Rinse hair with a mixture of two tablespoons vinegar to one cup water, or one-quarter cup of lemon juice and one cup of water.
    Use an alcoholic drink to create a drying effect on the hair. Mix a few tablespoons of alcohol with a cup of water, use to cleanse hair, and then rinse with water.
    One-quarter cup of cider vinegar mixed with water can be used to create a spray that targets product build up.
    Use diluted tea, which contains an astringent, to rinse your hair.

  • December 10, 2013

    Neha Mishra

    A Hair Spa for me means pampering my hair inorder to bribe it to become how it used to be… I regularly used to straighten my hair and many times I wudn’t use a heat protectant as a result of which my hair has become very dry and thin… :'(
    I do a hair spa twice a week….
    Once a week I follow this routine(on Wednesdays):
    First I apply Biotique Bio Bhringraj Hair Oil… It has really worked wonders for my hair. I apply it to my hair by gently massaging it into the scalp so that it gets absorbed easily. I leave it on for about 2 hours.
    After this I wash it off using Matrix biolage hydrating shampoo and then i apply Loreal 3X Fall Repair Hair Conditioner.I leave it on for around 10 mins after which i wash it off.Make sure to apply conditioner only to the roots and not to the scalp….

    Saturday night my Hair Spa process is:
    I first create a hair mask using 2 eggs (white only) and 4 tablespoons olive oil.I mix both the ingredients together and then apply them to my hair.After this I wrap my hair in a hair cap.I leave this mask on for about an hour during which i play my favorite music and relax(After all it is the weekend!! 😀 ). Then I wash off the mask with slightly warm water (dont use very hot water as this dries the hair).Then I wash my hair with my matrix biolage shampoo and apply the loreal conditioner.I leave the conditioner on for 10 mins then rinse it off with cold water.

    And that is how i do my Hair Spa…. 😀

  • December 11, 2013


    Hair spa at home is a very good gift one can be given.

    Massage, Steam and Pack are three main steps I would like to follow for my hair.

    Massage – I want to take 2 spoons each of coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, castor oil. I also will add a piece of camphor and warm up everything a little. Slowly apply this warmed oil through out the scalp and follow till the hair tip. Massaging in circular motion and all possible strokes is the main part here. This gives a relaxed feel.
    Lighting up aroma candles definitely boosts the mood and energy. Massage for 20 minutes.

    Steam – This is challenging to do at home. One thing is no body would have a saloon style steamer for hair at home. Either use the face steamer if you have. Or dip a thick cotton towel into hot water, squeeze it and wrap around the head. Once the towel cools, repeat again. Do this for 5 minutes. Follow this with slight head massage again.

    Pack – The herbal hair packs are the best bet. I would go for a home made hibiscus hair pack for the silky shiny after effect that I want. Apply the pack and leave for half an hour.

    Then wash with your fav shampoo. This is my idea of hair spa at home.

  • December 11, 2013


    Hi everyone, Happy December,
    I have very thick black curly hair. It looks beautiful for everyone and I usually get compliments on it. But no one really knows the problems that I have to face handling it. Seriously I have a truck load of hair. There is one thing that I have never experienced or may be never realized- hairfall. I have so much hair that even if a handful falls daily, it will never be seen. But I know in a long run it is going to effect.

    So for taking care of my care I wash it with shampoo once in a week after an over night oiling. After shampooing, my hair becomes rough and then I again have to apply oil to make it look normal. Then my mom suggested me this, Apply a paste of paste of the seeds of fenugreek to my hair before washing it, It behaves as a moisturizer and thus makes my curls look tamed. An other traditional way is using leaves of shoeflower and crushing them and using it on my hair instead of shampoo. Trust me, this is very helpful, there is no need of any conditioner after applying it on my hair and washing it thoroughly.
    Occasionally, I apply apply curd after mixing it with water, before washing my hair.
    A another thing which I do to my hair is-Although I hate the smell of this oil I apply it as it strengthens my hair. My mom mixes dried gooseberry, neem leaves and some other Ayurvedic plants and adds it to the coconut oil and heats it. The oil turns into black color because of the iron content in gooseberry. This oil has really helped me as it stopped my hairfall, made it stronger and gives a cooling effect on the scalp.
    These are some of the hair spa that makes me happy as I feel I have no used any artificial ingredients or chemicals on my hair.
    Hope it works for everyone.

  • December 11, 2013


    Hi, HAPPY DECEMBER everyone!!!

    I have thick black curly hair.
    I am usually complimented for it, but only I know the difficulties in handling it. Frankly speaking it is complicate to handle my hair.
    Something that I have not been worried about is hairfall. I use to have so much of hair that even if a handful falls daily it would not effect the volume of my hair. But my mom then told me that it would effect me in the log run.

    I usually wash my hair with shampoo after over night oiling. After shampooing my hair becomes very rough and hence again difficult to handle. I will then have to apply oil to tame my curls. That is when I started applying a paste of fenugreek seeds to my hair before washing it. There is no need to use any conditioner after using this.

    Another traditional way which makes my hair soft and silky is applying a paste of shoeflower’s leaves. Trust me, this is the best conditioner ever. It can be used instead of shampoo.

    An other thing that makes my hair stronger is the oil that I apply. Although I don’t like the smell of it, I use it for the benefits it gives. My mom mixes dried gooseberry, neem leaves and some other ayurvedic plants and puts it in hot oil. The color of the oil becomes black because of the iron content in the gooseberry. This oil has been proved very helpful for my hair.

    I hope this works for everyone.

  • December 11, 2013

    priya talwar

    The ingredients needed for preparing this hair oil are half cup each of olive oil and some rosemary leaves. Put them in a small saucepan and heat it at a low flame. Stir it continuously till the oil becomes warm. After that, remove it from the heat and strain out the rosemary leaves. The oil should be applied on the hair when it is still warm to the touch. Milk is a very good conditioner.Take some milk(preferably cold)and apply it with brush or using a spray bottle,comb your hair gently,wait for 30 minutes.Lightly wash your hair with mild or a baby shampoo.Do not use conditioner after shampoo as milk is a natural conditioner and leaves your hair.or
    Apply yogurt mixed with an egg two hours on your hair before taking shower for shiny and healthy hair.

  • December 11, 2013

    priya talwar

    oil and massage hair with almond oil. Almond oil has vitamin E and D which is said to nourish hair, make it long and thick, control hair fall and add shine and bounce to your hair. Massage the oil well into your scalp. I Leave on overnight or for about 1-2 hours.
    Next step would be to lightly steam your hair. Use a small handy steam machine to do so for a good 5 minutes. Ensure that you don’t feel any steam on your scalp. If you steam your hair properly, you won’t feel anything on your scalp. dip a towel in hot water and wrap it around your h. Do this 4-5 times.The last step would be to apply a hair pack.Mix fresh aloe vera pulp with a few drops of lemon juice and leave on for 15 minutes

  • December 13, 2013


    I usually have a homemade concoction with lavender, tea tree, rosemary, geranium essential oils in an olive oil base. A time consuming, irritating and messy process. But all these come in the Dove Elixir, I would love to try it….less messy, more productive 🙂

  • December 13, 2013


    Hostel hair spa in Rs. 20

    What do you need?

    A comb (free, because you obviously own one!)
    Hair oil (you can buy five small sachets worth Rs. 5 or use the big bottle like me, anyway it you won’t use a lot)
    A napkin (free)
    Some warm water (free)
    And a sachet of dove shampoo and conditioner (Rs. 5)
    Egg (Rs. 5)
    Yoghurt (Rs. 5 in my hostel)

    How do you go about it?

    First, heat some coconut oil till it is warm. Massage it on your head gently and let your blood circulate well. Next, take some warm water and dip a napkin in it. Place the napkin on your head for about 5 minutes and repeat this step a few times.

    Relax for an hour or so till your hair has absorbed the oil

    Apply a hair mask of egg whites (beaten) and half a bowl of yoghurt mixed well for about 30 minutes and then use Dove shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair.

    Let your crowning glory dry naturally in the sun. (Hair dryers are a complete No!)

    And since my hostel has a mini lake within the campus, I tend to steal a chair from the classroom and sit in the sun as I read my book!

    • December 19, 2013


      hey even I stay in a hostel