Beauty All Natural This $10 Shampoo and Conditioner Duo Instantly Revived My Dry Scalp and Curls And believe me, I'm not easily impressed. By Kayla Greaves Kayla Greaves Instagram Twitter Website Kayla Greaves is the Executive Beauty Editor for InStyle, overseeing all beauty coverage on the site. She has previously held positions at HuffPost and Bustle. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on February 16, 2022 @ 12:31PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Amazon/InStyle I am not the first nor will I be the last Black woman to say that I am skeptical as all hell when it comes to haircare products. Between the trauma of "trained" stylists allegedly not knowing what to do with my hair for years, and having to drive to the neighboring city to find suitable products for my texture, believe me, I'm not quick to trust anyone — or anything. So whenever I spot a drugstore brand that claims to work across textures, my first reaction is always "lol, yeah okay." That said, I'll always look at Dove as the exception. Besides leading the charge with The Crown Act, Dr. Elyse Love, one of my go-to dermatologists, is also backing the brand's latest haircare launch, so I knew I'd be in good hands. How to Speed Up the Air-Drying Process I first tried the Dermacare Scalp collection at a press event in New York City. My hair was dirty — I skipped wash day on the weekend, since knew I would be going to the salon the following Tuesday — which was both gross (for obvious reasons) and good, because I could really put the products to the test. After a quick session with Dr. Love, she recommended I try the Dryness & Itch Relief duo, so I did. 01 of 02 Dover Dermacare Scalp Anti-Dandruff Conditioner Courtesy $5; target.com 02 of 02 Dover Dermacare Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Courtesy $5; target.com Most shampoos tend to leave my hair feeling like crap, but this one was surprisingly moisturizing, as was the conditioner. Style-wise, I ended up getting a blowout that day, so I didn't really get to see how the products meshed with my hair in its natural state. But the brand was kind enough to send me home with samples, so I used them both on my next wash day after my hair had been abused by the indoor heat, plus whatever foolishness was happening outside, and baby... My hair felt like butter. Honest to God, after shampooing (I usually co-wash), detangling in the shower typically takes the strength of myself, Jesus, and his 12 disciples. But I was able to easily run the comb straight through my hair this time around. It was the quickest wash day of my life. VIDEO: The Best Hot Oil Treatments You Didn't Know Your Natural Hair Needed Oh, and of course, I've got to let you know how my scalp felt. Let's just say in the wintertime, if it's not snowing outside, my dry scalp will happily volunteer to create a light dusting. But after I got out the shower, it felt fresh, clean, moisturized, and most importantly, free of those annoying tiny white flakes. So next time you've gotta make a drugstore run, add Dove's Dermacare Scalp line to your cart — I promise you will not regret it. This is All Natural. From the kinkiest coils to loose waves, we're celebrating natural hair in its many forms by sharing expert tips for styling, maintenance, and haircare.