Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Like most other big brand-names in hair, Aveda just has way too many products! How many hair products do we really need? Well, let me share a secret with you. Shhh...

The idea behind this is the more choices, the more products the consumer will try, and if for some reason you get bored with one product, you don't have to switch brands. There’s enough to choose from so you won’t go astray.

It’s the similar pitch when a hairstylist recommends you five products. Chances are you won't buy all five, but four or three. So if you're recommended three you may only take one, and nobody needs only one product…do they? Lol!

After working with this line for eight months, here are the products you should have. Keep in mind with Aveda, a lot or readers either love the smells or hate them.

The Phomollient: This is a styling liquid foam that adds shine and volume. I use this product on all hair types actually, especially on men with wavy hair. It contains honey, plant fibers, and rice.

Smooth infusion styling prep: This is a great product to blow dry curly hair straight. If you have super-thick hair and like to air dry, apply some if this to the hair and hand-style as desired. It's not too heavy or greasy and rinses off easily.

Scalp Remedy Dandruff Solution: Rumor in the village is that this is a miracle product and helps quickly with dryness and irritation of the scalp. They canot keep it on the shelf!

Retexturing Gel: One of my favorites for adding a little lift at the roots for blow drying and to men's hair that's longer and wavy. It's easy to apply and not as flakey as some gels. If you use a curl cream and wear your hair naturally, add a little of this to your cream for extra hold and definition.

Damage Control: Hold on, this is another of my favorites!! Love, love, love this. All hair types, all ages, all races, men and women. It's a light leave-in conditioner that works.
With men in mind-

Control Paste: It’s similar to Sumotech by Bumble and Bumble and the paste by Shu Uemura. It's ideal for men's hair without leaving it too shiny.

Pure Performance Exfoliating Shampoo: guys, you would love the way these smell, feel, and the finish they leave in your hair. This shampoo helps remove build-up of waxes and pastes.

Well, there you have it. These are my personal favorites. I'm sure if you're familiar with this line you may already have yours. For the people who have always wanted to try Aveda but were confused by the many choices, I hope this was helpful to you.

The editing of this blog was done by Camile Lamb of the Perfect Words,Ink.


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