Dalan D’Olive Olive Oil Repairing Care Conditioner Review

Today I am reviewing Dalan D’Olive Olive Oil Repairing Care Conditioner. This has been in the Indian market for quite sometime now. This also saw a re-launch with a new formula. Below are the lists of old and new ingredients.


Dalan Dolive Repairing care conditioner review


Old Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Laural Glucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lauryl alcohol, Dicapryl Ether, Quaternium-80, Citric acid, Creatine, Olive oil PEG-7 Ester, Parfum, DMDM hydantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Chloromethlyisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil,  Trideceth-9, Olive oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol


New Ingredients:

Dalan Dolive Repairing care conditioner review


Ingredients Analysis

Cetearyl alcohol: It is fatty alcohol means non-drying alcohol. It works as an emollient (like oil), emulsifier (mixes oil and water together and does not let it separate), thickener.

Behentrimonium Chloride: Cationic surfactant (positively charged) derived from Colza oil (canola oil). Conditioning agent. It conditions, detangle, fights static and soften hair.

Glyceryl Stearate:  Emulsifier derived from palm kernel or vegetable oils. Primarily prevents water and oil separation in the product but also works as an emollient.

Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine: Cationic surfactant (positively charged) derived from rapeseed oil. Provides slip and smoothes cuticles which helps in detangling, attaches to negative sites (damaged site) on hair and prevents static charge on hair (flyaways).

Propylene Glycol: It is a humectant which attracts and traps water inside the hair shaft and keep it moisturized.

Lauryl Glucoside: It is a nonionic surfactant which is a foaming agent. It is used as a secondary surfactant in shampoos with other anionic surfactants. It also has emulsifying properties which is why it has been used in this product.

Sodium PCA: It is again a humectant which keep hair moisturized. Sodium PCA is more effective than its counterparts Glycerin and Propylene Glycol.

Creatine: It is an amino acid derivative which provide moisture to hair, smoothes hair cuticles and strengthen the hair.

Parfum: For smell!

Quaternium-80:  It is again a conditioning agent to provide slip for detangling. It is a cationic silicone polymer which does not build up and is washed off easily. Here is an article by Tonya Mackay (a cosmetic scientist) on Quaternium-80 which explains the ingredient in more detail.

Citric acid: Added to adjust the pH of the product.

Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: Cationic wheat protein which bonds to hair and provides conditioning effect to the damaged part of hair.  It is a medium weight protein which works on cuticle layers and does not penetrate the shaft. Low weight protein penetrates inside the hair to provide moisture and improves elasticity.

Isopropyl Alcohol: It must have been used as a solvent here. Some cosmetic ingredients like conditioning agents or preservatives etc come in combination of different products. Some of them come with solvents like isopropyl alcohol etc. Isopropyl alcohol is drying but here it must have been used in very less concentration unlike some styling sprays which contain it in high concentrations and give drying effect on hair. Nothing to worry about it here.

Olea Eropaea Fruit oil: olive oil, must have been used less than 1% here.

Triethylene glycol: Solvent used to decrease viscosity of the product.

Benzyl alcohol, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone methylisothiazolinone: Preservative

Pheww!!…a long list 🙂 .


My Experience:

I am already through 3/4 of the tube and like this conditioner a lot so far. It has an excellent wet detangling property, provides lots of slip and a good after feel even after the rinse off . The slip can be explained with the four good performing conditioning agents. If you are looking for a conditioner that can provide a great slip then this one would not disappoint you. It should work good on damaged hair as well because of the presence of Creatine and Quat modified protein (Laurdimonium one).  Please note that if the hair is damaged then we can not reverse the damage as hair does not regenerate the cuticle layer unlike our skin. Once hair is damaged, we can only repair it and change its look and feel using conditioning agents and proteins which are substantive to hair.

One thing I could not help to mention is, you see the product name is “olive oil conditioner” but olive oil had been used in less than 1%.  That is the reason why I always suggest not to look at the front of a bottle. It does not have a good amount of natural oils but still it is worth the buy as we always look out for conditioner which can reduce the breakage in shower while detangling.


Price and Availability: Rs. 350 (200ml), It is easily available online at Amazon.in or Flipkart.

I will look forward to read your experience of this product in the comment section below 🙂 .


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15 thoughts on “Dalan D’Olive Olive Oil Repairing Care Conditioner Review

  • Kruthi Kaveramma

    So you’ve mentioned that damaged hair cannot be reversed ..I got my hair smoothened recently n Iam applying a Lot of home remedies like methi,green tea,coconut oil infused with garlic n curry leaves for hair growth so do u think that regrowth of hair is possible where it’s lost due to the treatment?

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      The new hair coming out of scalp will be healthy but the hair that is outside the scalp are considered dead. That’s why we all have so many ingredients like conditioning agents and protein that fix the cuticles layer and make it appear healthy. The damaged cuticle can only be repaired but it does not regenerate. I would suggest you use conditioners with proteins in it. Protein fill up the gap on your cuticle layer and conditioning agents makes bond to the negative sites on your hair strands to make it smooth, and to provide slip and smoothen the cuticle layer. The homemade treatment will also help you to keep your hair moisturized so you keep continue using these as well.

  • pallavi_proudtobcurly

    Nice review Asha,
    I love it that you have explained the purpose of each and every ingredient.
    I have been using Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner for a long time now.
    Will try this next time.

  • Priti

    Is it s good practice to change the product v use? Or shld one stick to d brand if it suits ones hair?
    I have been finding it difficult to get products here in Singapore.. so will b purchasing on my next wk India visit .. TIA

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Priti, we do get most of cg friendly brands in singapore too that are available in India like giovanni, dalan (in mustafa), loreal (the one mentioned in the list). You can keep trying different conditioners and styling products. But if you are happy with your current stock then you can stick to it for a while. In Singapore you can also order products from iHerb or soap.com. There is not much shipping and in Singapore we dont have to pay custom fee on product like we have to do in India on imported products.

  • Anjali Khandelwal

    My hair don’t like wheat protein ..I’m protein sensitive girl ..but I want to change my conditioner ..currently I’m using Giovanni ..so is there is any difference between Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein ? Should I give try to this conditioner ?

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Anjali, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is a quat based wheat protein meaning it is positive in nature like other conditioning agent e.g. behentrimonium chloride etc. It has more power to stick to damaged part of the hair than normal hydrolyzed wheat protein. Our hair responds differently to all protein. If you hair protein sensitive then the effect will vary depending on different forms of protein. You can know only after trying. Have you used other products containing hydrolyzed wheat protein?

  • Poonam

    I bought this after reading your review. My hair loves it. Hair is soft and frizz is less too. Thank you for the review. I would love to see more product reviews. Thank you for making me love my natural hair😊 You are doing a fabulous job!!!!

  • Kanika

    Hi Asha,

    Thank you for the feedback.
    I would like to know, how do you use this?
    is there any special method which u follow.
    pls advice

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Kanika, I always used it as a rinse-off conditioner. After shampoo or cowash apply on hair and then detangle hair gently and followed by rinsing it off. I already have separate leave-in conditioner so have not tried it as a leave-in.

  • mini

    Great article and website. Have been looking for a website like yours for a long time. As a wavy haired girl from India, so glad to have another curly haired Indian’s perspective. Thank you!