Aveda, the natural, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly haircare and skincare brand, has been sending me all sorts of fabulous products lately: not only hair care but skincare too.
Their wonderful Tulasara Wedding Eye Masque (reviewed here) has become my go-to eye cream of late, and I’m “saving” the wonderful Overnight Wedding Masque for the cold weather when I need a hydration boost.
I’ve been trying to incorporate the new haircare products they sent into my routine where I can. But as you probably know, haircare products are often designed for a specific type of hair, and my thick, coarse, color-treated hair doesn’t always mesh with the products I receive. Since Aveda products are so well-crafted and made from such great ingredients, I don’t want the ones that I can’t use to go to waste, so I am going to give them away to readers of Never Say Die Beauty.
Today, I’d like to tell you about one of the Aveda products that I definitely can use as well as another styling product for fine/medium hair that I can’t use.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
Excessive volume and frizz, especially during high humidity days, are key problems that I have with my thick, coarse hair. I know those of you with fine hair will think I’m silly for complaining about too much volume, but there you have it.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother says on the front of the bottle that the product “defends against humidity for up to 12 hours”. I guess for those who wash their hair everyday or frequently, 12 hours might be enough – it would get you through the work day and dinner, I guess. But I didn’t find that promise all that reassuring since I wash and style my hair every 4 days (sometimes a little more often during the summer). Nevertheless, I wanted to try it and see for myself.
I’ve used Smooth Infusion several times now. First I wash my hair with whichever of the many shampoos and conditioners I have, and then I use the 12-in-1 Serum that I always use afterwards that provides heat protection from my blowdryer and flat iron. The final step is Aveda Smooth Infusion. Pump a little of the thickish white gel-cream into my hands and work it through my hair. I have so much hair that I use about 2 good sized pumps. At first I was concerned that it might be too heavy for my hair and leave it weighed down or not feeling clean. Wrong. It disappeared and didn’t negatively affect how my hair looked or felt. In fact, it left it feeling silky, soft and smooth.
Aveda Smooth Infusion definitely works for me to keep my hair looking smooth with no frizz or excessive volume even in humid weather. In fact, even after jogging, it still looks good. I’m impressed because it has worked way beyond the promised 12 hours. I find that it lasts until the next time I wash my hair. It provides an added anti-frizz/anti-excessive volume barrier that goes beyond what I was getting just using the 12-in-1 serum. It’s made from plant ingredients including organic aloe, maize and guar bean that coat and smooth the hair shafts without weighing them down. For summer, this extra step is so well worth it for me. Plus I discovered that Smooth Infusion Style-Prep also provides heat protection which is great because I pretty much fry my hair trying to straighten and smooth it with heat.
Smooth Infusion Style-Prep has the familiar Aveda “pur-fume aroma”, an herbal scent from australian sandalwood, certified organic bergamot, palmarosa and other pure flower and plant essences. To be honest, it isn’t a strong scent. In fact, I never really noticed it.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep contains 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml (you can travel with it because it meets TSA standards) and is priced at $25. In keeping with Aveda’s environmental mission, the bottle is made from 100% post-consumer PET and is recyclable. Get more info on the Aveda website!
I discovered that Aveda makes an entire Smooth Infusion product line with shampoo, conditioner and other styling products. In fact, there’s a Smooth Infusion travel set. With my thick, coarse hair, I need to discover more of the Smooth Infusion line, lol!
Ingredients: Ingredients: Aqueous (WaterAquaEau) ExtractExtrait Aqueux:Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Dimethicone , Glycerin , Cetyl Dimethicone , Cetearyl Alcohol , Hydroxypropyl Guar , Behentrimonium Methosulfate , Babassuamidopropyltrimonium Methosulfate , PEG-100 Stearate , Behenamidopropyltrimonium Methosulfate , Palmamidopropyl Trimonium Methosulfate , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , Stearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch , Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil , Tapioca Starch , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol , Maltodextrin , Sodium Chloride , Fragrance (Parfum) , Limonene , Geraniol , Citral , Linalool , Citronellol , Benzyl Benzoate , Farnesol , Isoeugenol , Phenoxyethanol <ILN42865>
Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam Giveaway!
The Aveda haircare product that I’m giving away this time is Phomollient Styling Foam for Fine or Medium Hair. It adds shine and weightless volume to fine or medium hair. Because I have such thick hair, I don’t need more volume – I’m trying to get less volume, lol. So that’s why I’m giving away this brand new, unused bottle of Phomollient Styling Foam to one lucky NSDB reader!
Phomollient Styling Foam for Fine or Medium Hair helps you make the most of the hair that you have by adding shine and weightless body and volume. The website says it provides “light to medium hold” so no helmet-hair here. It too has “pur-fume aroma” but it’s a different scent from my Smooth Infusion. Phomollient’s scent is made with certified organic peppermint, ylang ylang, bergamot and other pure flower and plant essences. I haven’t smelled it and I don’t know if the scent is lasting or not, but it sounds very nice.
The container uses air-infused technology that transforms a liquid into a foam without hydrocarbon propellants – an environmentally-friendly solution that you’d expect from Aveda! The bottle of Phomollient Styling Foam contains 6.7 fl. oz./200 ml, and it looks and feels like a lot of styling foam is in there. $21
Ingredients: Aqueous (WaterAquaEau) ExtractsExtraits Aqueux:Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract , Polysorbate 20 , Glycerin , Polyquaternium-11 , Polyquaternium-10 , HoneyMelMiel , Oryzanol , Tocopherol , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil , Fragrance (Parfum) , Geraniol , Linalool , Farnesol , Benzyl Benzoate , Amyl Cinnamal , Benzyl Salicylate , Citronellol , Eugenol , Limonene , Citric Acid , Sodium Gluconate , Potassium Sorbate , Phenoxyethanol <ILN37994>
So I hope that all of you with fine to medium hair will enter to win this wonderful-sounding styling product from Aveda!
The giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law. The giveaway will run for about 10 days till Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 12:00AM EDT. So the last full day is Wednesday, July 26.
Hopefully by now, you know the drill. You MUST LEAVE A COMMENT on this blogpost about why you want to win Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam for Fine-Medium Hair. One entry per household. The comment is mandatory. And you must record that you did it on the Rafflecopter widget below. Extras that you can do to earn more points are:
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The winner will be notified by me via email. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her/his mailing address, and I will mail your prize to you as soon as possible. I am not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, I will be sad, but there is no replacement.
Thanks for entering and spreading the word! Good luck! If this product doesn’t suit your hair, don’t worry, there will be other Aveda giveaways coming up soon 🙂