I’ve been a fan of Aveda for over 20 years and I’ve never come across one of their products I haven’t loved. I’m not someone who automatically opts for natural beauty ranges and they have to impress me over and above having green credentials which Aveda does. Though this is a review of the latest haircare launches I just want to throw some light on a few of my long term favourites for the body because they’re definitely worth checking out:
Beautifying Composition – This is a multi-purpose oil (skin, hair, scalp) which I like to use best as a body oil as it’s smells divine and transforms dry skin. It’s lushness in a bottle. It’s £23 and you can find HERE.
Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum and Hand Relief Moisturising Creme – Either used together or separately these are great for over worked hands. The Moisturising Creme seems to be a perennial favourite amongst those who’ve tried it. The serum is £25 and creme is £19.50 and you can find them HERE.
Foot Relief – This is an instant treat for poor, tired feet. It’s both soothing and reviving at the same time while also helping with exfoliation. It’s £19.50 for the full size tube and you can find it HERE.
Now onto the latest haircare launches…
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo
Unwashed hair doesn’t just look bad but it can be have an unpleasant whiff to it too. Other dry shampoos I’ve tried haven’t really helped with this problem. All they do is replace the dirty hair smell with a synthetic room spray type smell which isn’t my cup of tea and over powers my perfume. The big selling point of the Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo is that it has the signiture Aveda smell that’s just gorgeous. It’s made up from 25 flower and plant essences and is about as far from a cheap, fake scent as you can get.
The dry shampoo itself is a powder made from Cassava and oats and is 99.8 naturally derived. It dispenses very easily with a squeeze of the bottle. I spread it around the front/top of my head then brush and find the white powder disappears quickly. I say that as someone who has very dark brown hair. The results that follow are hair that looks clean, a lot less lank, more textured and which smells great.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo is £22 for 56g and you can buy a refill for the same amount for £18. Find it HERE.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme
This is an ‘anti-frizz’ product and, like most haircare in this category, it works best when you style hair with a hair dryer or tongs. However, having said that, it still worked pretty well when I’ve used it and let my hair dry naturally. My hair doesn’t end up completely straight but frizz is kept at bay which is very welcome.
Regardless of the drying method, I’m pleased to find that Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it look flat. In fact, it left my hair with more body than I’m used to when I use an anti-frizzer. Also, my hair didn’t look like it needed a good wash the next which is what happens with a lot of anti-frizz products I’ve tried. In short, this does what it’s supposed to do very well on my frizzy prone hair. It works by creating a barrier around each hair to condition, smooth the cuticle and protect it from humidity.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme is £22.50 for 250ml and you can find it HERE.
Aveda Thickening Tonic
This is applied via a spray and contains botanicals such as Amla which is an Ayurvedic herb used on hair in India. The results are instantly fuller hair and this is due to the thickening of each strand. I’ve been using it on the front section of my head where my hair is at its thinnest. I was delighted to find this really did add substance and made my hair look significantly less wispy. Importantly, it’s completely non-sticky and you don’t feel it in your hair.
An added benefit was that it helped make a tufty bit along my hairline a lot more manageable. This strange little section of hair grows in the wrong direction and never does what I want it to. This Thickening Tonic adds the thickness it so obviously needs to make it behave. This alone makes it a keeper for me and I’d recommend this tonic to anyone who wants to make their hair look thicker and healthier.
Aveda Thickening Tonic is £19 for 100ml and you can find it HERE.This post contains press samples unless otherwise stated. Please visit my Disclosure page for more information