Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Review: Aveda Damage Remedy™ Intensive Restructuring Treatment

What it is:
This is a hair treatment to use for that little extra care for your hair.

What you get for your money:
This retails at £18.60, which is quite steep. For the exchange of your money you get 4.2fl oz/ 125ml of product, it's not a lot, but it should last you a while. You can also buy a larger size which is 16fl oz/473ml for a massive £42.09.

What it claims to do:
(Taken from the Aveda website) Our intensive weekly treatment deeply penetrates to help repair, seal and smooth even the most damaged hair. Using the power of pure plant oils and quinoa protein, it restores health, silkiness and shine.

Our intensive weekly treatment deeply penetrates to help repair, seal and smooth even the most damaged hair. Using the power of pure plant oils and quinoa protein, it restores health, silkiness and shine.

part of a three-step restructuring system
helps strengthen hair weakened by chemical processes, heat styling and environmental exposure
quinoa protein penetrates the hair shaft, working from inside to help strengthen and repair
phellodendron and barley seal in moisture
castor, jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils smooth hair's surface

How to use:

After shampooing your hair, smooth treatment from roots to ends, leaving on 2-5 minutes before rinsing. If wanting to treat your hair a lot, leave on for around 10 minutes with a hot towel wrapped around head. Of course Aveda suggest you use their other products in conjunction with this, but I used my usual John Freida shampoo.

My thoughts:
When first using this I realised how the smell of the product was like no other. It wasn't full of fake-like floral or sickly smells, it smelt pure & this is due to the product's key ingredients which are: Barley, Caster oil, Jojoba oil, Meadowfoam seed oil, Phellodendron & Quinoa protein. I liked this because you know you're using a product that mainly uses natural ingredients to care for your hair. The consistency of the product is very thick & creamy, you would normally think you'd need more of a product which is quite thick, but a small amount distributed through my hair nicely. I left it on for a bit while I soaked in the bath & then rinsed it in the shower. After drying my hair it does feel slightly stronger, a lot softer & definitely a lot shinier. If you have seen my other pictures on my blog you'll probably notice that my hair seems quite dull, this is purely due to the years of many highlights & bleaches whilst being blonde. I was getting frustrated while the lack of shine brittleness of my hair so this seemed like a pefect product & you can see in my picture that my hair has shine! Thank god! I've only blow-dried my hair here, no straightening & no styling products, only a heat protectant. It's still slightly fluffy at the ends, but nothing compared to what it usually is when I've dried it.

Overall I do really like this product, my hair feels gorgeous & it finally has some shine, but the price is quite steep. It'll just have to be my little treat.