Dove Taming Gel Review


  • Offers moderate hold, not too strong or sticky, with a natural-looking finish.
  • Provides medium shine, lacks all-day hold and may cause flakiness.


  • The gel's fragrance is noticeable yet not overpowering.


  • Provides a smooth, wet look without flakiness, perfect for taming frizzy hair.
  • Despite the strong hold, it doesn't make hair overly slick, resulting in a natural appearance.


  • The Dove Taming Gel has a smooth, lightweight texture that is easy to apply and does not leave any sticky residue.


  • $5-$10.

Hair Type

  • Best suited for those with thin to medium hair, not ideal for thick, long hair.

Does It Last?

  • Effectively tames hair all day.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Dime-sized application easily rinses out post-use.
  • Leaves no residue.

Adding Too Much?

  • Overuse may lead to flaky residue once dry.
  • Excessive application can make hair feel unnaturally heavy.

Customer Reviews:

Amazing Taming Power

I have struggled with my unruly hair for ages, but this product has been a game-changer. It tames my frizz without making my hair look greasy or feel heavy. I'm genuinely impressed with it.

Leaves Hair Sticky

Unfortunately, this gel was not for me. It left my hair feeling sticky and uncomfortable. I was hoping for a softer, more natural feel.

Great Scent and Shine

I absolutely love the smell of this gel. It gives my hair a brilliant shine without appearing oily. It's now a staple in my hair care routine.

It's Just Okay

The gel is okay overall. It holds my hair in place but it doesn't provide the long-lasting hold I was hoping for. I might repurchase, but I'm also open to trying different products.

Too Expensive for the Quality

While the product does tame frizz as advertised, I find it simply too expensive for the quality. There are cheaper options out there that work just as well, if not better.

Adequate But Not Exceptional

The product is decent. It does tame my hair to an extent, but I wouldn't say it's exceptional. I'll continue to use it until it's finished, but I'm not sure if I'll repurchase.

Product Summary:

Dove Taming Gel is a hair styling product designed to offer a moderate hold, achieving a natural-looking finish without being overly strong or sticky. It imparts a medium shine but may not sustain an all-day hold and could result in flakiness. The gel has a clean, fresh fragrance reminiscent of a post-shower scent, noticeable yet not overpowering.

Its primary advantage is in providing a smooth, wet look without flakiness, ideal for managing frizzy hair. Despite its strong hold, it avoids giving hair an excessively slick look, contributing to a more natural appearance. The gel's texture is smooth and lightweight, allowing for easy application without leaving behind any sticky residue.

While lightweight, the gel's hold is strong enough to maintain hairstyles and control frizz throughout the day. It works best for individuals with thin to medium hair, but may not be as effective for thick, long hair. Additionally, it might not be the best option for Asian hair types or slightly wavy hair, owing to its limited hold capacity.

The gel is easy to apply and manages hair effectively all day long. Its performance remains consistent even when using a new tube. Typically, a dime-sized amount is sufficient for one application, and it washes out easily, leaving no residue and making hand cleaning effortless. However, using too much of the product can result in flaky residue once dry and can make hair feel heavy. The product is affordably priced, ranging from $5 to $10, making it accessible for regular use.