I’ve done a couple of posts on hair care recently as it’s that time of the year when I think we need to look after our locks the most.
Whether you have long, short, bleached or natural hair, it is really important you care for it as much as possible. Let’s face it, a head of straw is never going to look good.
Over the last two months I have been prepping my hair for the scorching it is going to receive this summer, and the last stage of this was a haul of one of my favourite hair care brands – AVEDA. Ooooh they’re good.
It’s not the cheapest, and when I told the office how much I spent, one or two choked on their morning brews I’m sure. But, it’s worth it – and by spending a little more on protecting your hair you will spend less on repairing it.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative and natural remedies to healthy hair, check out my top protection tips.
Back onto the haul…
I bought four products:
- Smooth Infusion Shampoo, £18-£54
- Smooth Infusion Conditioner, £21-£75
- Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner, £29.50-£66.00
- Brilliant Spray on Shine, £20
One thing I can’t get enough of with all AVEDA’s products is the smell. To me, it’s a mixture of the hair dressers and a spa; two places I feel completely relaxed and pampered in. The reason for this is the ingredients AVEDA use – ‘pure flower and plant essences… alive with life force of plants, and contain essential oils.’
I said similar when I had my Temple Spa Haul – it’s like tucking each individual hair strand into a duvet of silky goodness.
Smooth Infusion Shampoo
Noticably, this shampoo contains Aloe Barbedensis Leaves which are known for their soothing properties for both skin and hair. When combined with the maize and guar bean, the leaves are used to soothe hair strands and add extra moisture for a smoother finish. The shampoo also contains Babassu (a Brazilian nut) which assists the cleansing of the hair and helps create that dreamy lather we all love.
As someone who doesn’t spend too much time brushing their fro, this shampoo is a God’s send. Honestly. I have waved, bleached hair – ingredients for a frizz bomb – but this shampoo helps tame it and leaves it lusciously clean and soft.
Smooth Infusion Conditioner
As with this range’s shampoo, the conditioner is created with aloe, maize, guar bean and babassu which all work together to combat frizz and flyaways whilst giving hair a glossy finish.
I often feel like conditioners sit on the back of my head, making it greasy and claggy, but I don’t get that with this one. It washes out really easily, makes my hair smell fresh and dreamy, and helps protect hair against any damage. Peachy.
Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner
Ooooh, where do I start? Sandalwood, barley, quinoa protein, jojoba and phellodendron. All very rich, intense ingredients dedicated to repairing damaged hair.
Ahhhh, I was slightly disappointed with this. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great conditioning treatment for the ends of your hair and if you’re looking for a weekly conditioning treatment then I would recommend. However, unless you have coarse or similar hair, this is going to be too heavy and intense as an every wash conditioner. I have very thick yet fine hair and find that it clings to each strand.
I haven’t decided whether I am going to keep this as an intense treatment for every other week, or whether I am going to pass it onto my mum whose hair is perfect for it.
Brilliant Spray on Shine
No matter what I did or put on my hair, I would never achieve the shiny, glossy finish I’d get when leaving the hairdressers. This product is perfect!
As well as quite literally being a ‘spray on shine’, it smooths the overall appearance of hair for a sleeker finish. Simply spritz on dry hair prior to styling.
If you want to treat yourself to any of these products, or want to browse AVEDA’s other gems, head over to their website: http://www.aveda.co.uk/