I want to take minute and share some of my favorite AVEDA product lines. These lines are so well loved that they are often referred to as our hero products!
Wonder Woman is noted for invulnerability, superhuman strength, and the ability to fly. Captain America is noted for out of this world agility, stamina and healing ability. Black Panther is noted for enhanced senses, superhuman conditioning, and speed. Like these superheroes, each of these "hero" AVEDA product lines have their own super powers for which they are noted because they treat some of the main causes of concern that people have for causes of stress to their hair!
The most common hair concerns are that your hair is feeling dry, that it is damaged and/or brittle, or that it is thinning. In covering these concerns, the best place to start is to review the four major causes which could contribute to these hair concerns and thus a need for one of these AVEDA hero products.
The four main causes of concern are physical damage, chemical damage, heat damage, and environmental damage. Some examples of each of these:
· Physical damage can be caused by brushing, traction styling, detangling, extensions..
· Heat damage can be caused by blow drying, heat styling (flat iron, curling iron). Also, sometimes we don't think about colder months when we blast heat in our car for warmth. This can also lead to heat damage.
· Chemical damage can be caused by such things as hair coloring, bleaching, perming, keratin treatments, relaxing treatments, and even swimming in chlorinated pools.
· Environmental damage can be caused by such things as UV exposure. It doesn't have to be a sunny day for you to have UV exposure. Even on our infrequent Washington overcast days, UV rays do come through. Humidity and hard water are other examples of potential environmental causes of hair damage.
All of these examples are just some of the causes of dryness, loss of hair integrity, your hair “feeling fragile”, or even thinning of the hair. Another consideration not mentioned above is nutritional deficiencies. If you do have a concern with this, I would suggest that you consult your doctor to insure proper nutritional balance.
So, if dryness or lack of hydration is a concern or struggle for you, AVEDA's nutriplenish™ line is the product for you! There is something for everybody in this line. The nutriplenish™ line gives you 72 hours....3 whole days of plant powered nutrient hydration!
Nutriplenish™ products also contain a vegan superfood complex that leaves the hair not only feeling nourished but actually nourishes the hair. It also smells amazing! It has a blend of a sweet floral and spicy aroma and is of course silicone free, sulfate cleanser free, cruelty free, and vegan. There are specific products (Light or Deep) based upon your hair texture and hair type.
Use the light formula if: Your hair is fine to medium in density, you wash daily, you prefer a lighter formula.
Use the deep formula if: Your hair is medium to thick, you leave more time between washes to keep your hair moisturized, you’re looking for a more intense detangling while shampooing, you prefer a richer formula.
NUTRIPLENISH™ COMPLEX LINE - Vegan superfood blend that helps keep hair hydrated and nourished. Products from this line are outlined below.
NUTRIPLENISH™ LIGHT MOISTURE COLLECTION
· Shampoo and Conditioner
· Creamy lightweight formula cleanses and replenishes dry hair with nutrient-powered hydration.
NUTRIPLENISH™ DEEP MOISTURE COLLECTION
· Shampoo and Conditioner
· Deep, rich texture nutrient-powered hydration with 52% more plant butters than the Light Moisture.
NUTRIPLENISH™ TREATMENT MASQUE LIGHT AND DEEP MOISTURE
· Light gel cream hair masque surges all hair textures with nutrient-rich moisture without weighing it down. Hair types: Fine to medium.
· Deeply cream intensely moisturizes and conditions for visibly lush hair. Hair types: Medium to thick.
NUTRIPLENISH™ MULTI-USE HAIR OIL
· Provides nutrient-powered hydration and shine.
NUTRIPLENISH™ LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
· Lightweight leave-in conditioning spray hydrates and replenishes hair for 72 hours while detangling and protecting from thermal styling up to 450° F. Naturally derived UV filter helps protect hair from the sun.
NUTRIPLENISH™ CURL GELEE
· Hydrates, defines and elongates coils, curls and waves while nourishing with nutrient-powered superfoods packed with hydration.
NUTRIPLENISH™ STYLING TREATMENT FOAM
· Nutrient-rich styling foam hydrates, adds natural shine and delivers flake-free soft hold for visibly healthy hair.
If repairing damaged or brittle hair is what you need, AVEDA’s botanical repair™ is the perfect product line for you! Botanical repair™ has a plant powered 3-layer bond rebuilding and bond multiplying technology that strengthens the hair, repairs it, and rebuilds it from the inside out. It is pretty amazing! You will notice instantly, in a one-time use, that your hair feels softer, stronger, and looks shinier!
AVEDA’s botanical repair™ is safe for all hair types, safe for color treated hair, and it is going to go straight into the hair strands - right into the middle (that’s called the cortex) and starts strengthening and repairing the first time you use it. It is also sulfate cleanser free, silicone free, vegan free, and cruelty free. It is formulated for all hair types!
If you are feeling like your hair needs hydration and moisture as well as repair and strengthening, it is best to deal with the repair and strengthening first. In that case you want to go with botanical repair™. You want to make your hair strong enough first to be able to hold moisture. Start with botanical repair™ to repair and strengthen your hair then convert to nutriplenish™ for the needed hydration.
BOTANICAL REPAIR™ STRENGTHNING HAIR SYSTEM LINE - Plant-powered, bond-building damage treatment formulated for all hair types and textures. Products from this line are outlined below.
BOTANICAL REPAIR™ SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
· Shampoo luxuriously cleanses while helping strengthen and repair damaged hair with the power of plants.
· Conditions and instantly detangles to help prevent breakage.
BOTANICAL REPAIR™ LIGHT AND LUSH MASQUE
· Light masque intensely repairs and strengthens hair instantly. Formulated for weightless conditioning.
· Rich masque intensely repairs and strengthens hair instantly. Conditions with 2 times the plant lipids with added butters.
BOTANICAL REPAIR™ STRENGTHENING LEAVE-IN-TREATMENT
· Instantly strengthens and repairs from the inside out.
· Detangles to help prevent breakage.
· Protects against heat up to 450°F.
BOTANICAL REPAIR™ OVERNIGHT INTENSIVE SERUM
· Builds bonds, repairs all three layers of hair, and reduces the appearance of split ends.
And the last product line from our hero products is invati advanced* solution for thinning hair! This line can offer instant gratification and long-term benefits for anybody that is experiencing hair loss or hair thinning. Hair thinning and hair loss is actually one of the top concerns not only for our guests but globally. AVEDA provides a solution if that is one of the things that you are experiencing.
This is a system that not only treats the hair loss that is occurring but also thickens the hair that is in place. So, for the existing strands, it is going to help “plump them up” for you and give your strands some strength so that you can keep the hairs that you have longer. It has wintergreen derived salicylic acid which acts as an exfoliant on the scalp and helps unclog some of the pores that have build-up in them that are keeping the hairs from being able to grow.
Within this line if you are looking for a product that is going to instantly make your hair feel fuller, I recommend the styling foam; "invati advanced™ thickening foam". This is a behind the chair stylist’s favorite because instantly the hair feels thicker, feels fuller and has “all day” lightweight hold for our guests.
There is even a product for your brows! If you are like me, a product of the early 2000s “pencil brows” or you are experiencing a little bit of thinning or “gapping”, then the "invati advanced™ thickening brow serum" is for you. In 4 to 12 weeks, you will have fuller, thicker brows. It is also going to condition your brows. It almost paints brows into place, like “brow lamination”. Your brows look nice, look full, and they hold for you. I have been using it for my gap (Shhhhhhh!) and I love it!
So again, if you are experiencing hair loss struggles, hair thinning or your hair is feeling pretty fragile, then the invati advanced™ thickening system might be a great line for you. Note – If you want fuller thicker hair commit to using invati advanced™ products daily, monitor progress, and look for full results in 12 weeks. A number of our guests use products from this line, including my mother, and have experienced favorable results
INVATI ADVAMCED™ SYSTEM LINE - Per AVEDA - Reduces hair loss by 53%* and instantly thickens the hair when applied once daily. For all hair types and textures. Products from this line are outlined below.
(*Due to breakage from brushing, after using the invati advanced™ system for 12 weeks.)
INVATI ADVANCED™ EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO (LIGHT AND RICH) AND THICKENING CONDITIONER
· Light exfoliates and purifies; formulated for fine thinning hair.
· Rich exfoliates and nourishes; formulated for medium to thick thinning hair.
· Conditioner delivers weightless conditioning to help protect hair from breakage.
INVATI ADVANCED™ INTENSIVE HAIR AND SCALP MASQUE
· Deeply nourishes the scalp while thickening, strengthening and hydrating thinning hair.
INVATI ADVANCED™ SCALP REVITALIZER
· Penetrates to help support hair’s natural keratin, instantly thickens to help lift hair at the root. and invigorates the scalp when massaged in.
INVATI ADVANCED™ THICKENING FOAM
· Instantly plumps each individual hair strand for thicker, fuller and more voluminous hair.
INVATI BROW™ THICKENING SERUM
· Delivers thicker, fuller and denser looking brows in as little as 4 weeks with full results in 12 weeks.
INVATI MEN™ SYSTEM
· Invati men™ nourishing exfoliating shampoo cleanses and exfoliates the scalp, conditions to help strengthen thinning hair.
· Invati men™ scalp revitalizer thickens hair at the root, invigorates scalp when massaged in.
I know that this is a lot of information and chances are that if you have read this far, you might be experiencing one of the most common hair concerns referenced above (your hair is feeling dry, it is damaged and/or brittle, it is thinning or hair loss). If you are unsure which recommendation is right for you, feel free to leave us a comment or have a consultation with your local AVEDA Stylist. I am certain that one of their team members would be happy to point you in the right direction.
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