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21-09-2007
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Aveda
Hello everyone!

I was wondering if anyone could share some experiences with Aveda... how are their prices, how does it work etc?

I heard someone raving about how good the products for damaged hair were and was wondering if I should get any of those...

The fact that they're not testing on animals and say they don't use animal by-products is a big plus for me personally, too.

So, any information to share?

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21-09-2007
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I found that the colour depositing conditioners were quite good (I've used Camomile, Blue Malva and Black Malva).

As for the shampoos, I've used the matching colour depositing shampoos to the conditioners and they were good for depositing colour/adding shine. I've also used Color Conserve shampoo. But I think there's something in every one of their shampoos that irritates my scalp to no end... pimples, itchiness etc. One of the ingredients in the three spoos I've mentioned is ammonium lauryl sulphate so no doubt that was it.

I've never used their deep conditioning products or damaged hair products though.

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22-09-2007
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I love Aveda! I used to use their products exclusively. What type of hair do you have (color treated, dry, etc.)?

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25-09-2007
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I have used many Aveda products (mainly because the salon I go to pushes them). I used their Damage Remedy deep conditioner, and it worked really well. I was actually surprised because I always hear people say that Aveda makes their hair dry. I love the way Shampure smells, but it does absolutely nothing for me. They have some finishing serum that I use too, but I don't remember the name. It is in a small pump bottle and is like a minty/light blue color. I also tried Sap Moss shampoo/conditioner, but just like Shampure, it did nothing.

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25-09-2007
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I use a lot of Aveda ... am using Shampure right now, but cosmogrl reminds me it's time to switch out

I have sensitive skin & have been allergic to one shampoo, it's something new in an aqua/light blue bottle. It's all the botanicals ... those are what's causing the reactions. I took it back & exchanged, not a problem.

I like Sap Moss styling products, and I've used several things from the Outer Peace line. Also candles and whatnot ...

Overall I like it & they have a nice loyalty program. If you have an issue with something you can always take it back ...

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25-09-2007
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I have used many Aveda products (mainly because the salon I go to pushes them). I used their Damage Remedy deep conditioner, and it worked really well. I was actually surprised because I always hear people say that Aveda makes their hair dry. I love the way Shampure smells, but it does absolutely nothing for me. They have some finishing serum that I use too, but I don't remember the name. It is in a small pump bottle and is like a minty/light blue color. I also tried Sap Moss shampoo/conditioner, but just like Shampure, it did nothing.

I use this finishing serum and it works well. It's the Light Elements line.

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25-09-2007
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^ Yeah, and the little bottle last forever. I use it every day and have had it for over a year!

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oooweee! I really love it. It's a little bit pricey but it's really good like others have said. It smells great, has great company ethical responsibility stuff, and is really good for your hair. No scary chemicals. I've been using it since I was 12 and I get tell the difference if I don't use it for a period of time.

I have had a lot of different hair colors and cuts so I've used a lot of products depending on what it happens to be. Right now my hair is it's natural color and short so I use shampure shampoo and conditioner for the hygiene part. Then for styling I use custom control, control paste, elements styling whip and/or elements finishing fluid.

One cool thing you can do is rub a dab of control paste between your palms and add an equal amount of custom control and rub that together well and you have a totally new product. It kind "webs" when you bring your hands apart but it works great for a flexible moldable strong hold on short hair. Actually a lot of aveda styling products can be mixed depending on what you need. For lighter glossier hold mix some of the whip with a few drops of that finishing serum thing.

When I have colored hair or highlights I use the color conserve shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioning foam. They really work to help keep your color or highlights preserved and looking bright.

To stave off brassiness in blondes, I use blue malva shampoo/ conditioner.

For natural honey blonde or light brown without highlight (when it's my natural color), I use clove shampoo. I think this was one of the original products from ages ago.

Also, no matter what color my hair is I usecherry almond bark deep conditioner or deep penetrating hair revitaliver once or twice a week to heal and add moisture.

Also, when my hair is bob-length or longer (it's very short right now) I use hang straight to keep it smooth. It's very light, and prevents flyaways but my hair is naturally straight so I'm not sure if it works so perfectly if you're naturally curly. You might need something stronger in that case.

there are other products I like too and would recommend but this forum is for hair only so i'll shut my mouth now.

I hope you find something you like

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I used Pure Abundence shampoo and conditioner recently and loved it. Shampure is okay.

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I really like them as a company but they've been bought out recently. I don't know if that will change anything.

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^ I did not know that ... do you have any details?

PS I know they closed down a bunch of stores here, and it looked to me as though they didn't make any attempt to transfer people--they were hiring new people at the stores that stayed while getting rid of everyone at the stores they closed. I wonder if these two things are related ...

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11-10-2007
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I love Aveda! I used to use their products exclusively. What type of hair do you have (color treated, dry, etc.)?
I have really dry lengths and a sorta greasy scalp, I dye my hair, too.

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17-10-2007
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I love their conditioner. I use the Sap moss and the Damage Remedy.
I haven't tried any other hair stuff by them. I think you have to make sure that you get the right kind for your hair type.

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21-10-2007
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what about the mint & rosemary shampoo & conditioner ? I knoiw it smells great in shower but how does they leave your hair?

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24-10-2007
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^ I did not know that ... do you have any details?

PS I know they closed down a bunch of stores here, and it looked to me as though they didn't make any attempt to transfer people--they were hiring new people at the stores that stayed while getting rid of everyone at the stores they closed. I wonder if these two things are related ...
No unfortunately , sorry I read it in the guardian it was in an interview with the owner of Lush cosmetics.

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