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The Humectant Pomade was recommended to me as I have a natural afro. I was very excited to use this product - as I had been searching for a number of years to find a product that would benefit my hair type. I do have to say that I was truly disappointed with the Pomade. Once I had applied it to my hair and styles it - within no time at all, (after blow drying and straightening) my hair went straight back to its natural afro state. The Pomade has a beautiful fragrance and feel to it, and did (on application) leave my hair feeling smooth - just very dry within a matter of moments. I tried several different ways of application, directly onto the roots, onto my scalp and directly onto my hair, all three processes resulted in the same result!
I am a huge fan of Aveda products, however, the pomade did not agree with my natural afro. My sister used the pomade on her hair which is chemically relaxed and she achieved the salon finish. Her hair is very thick - mine is thick, soft and natural.
I bought the Pomade in House of Fraser - I cannot remember the cost as I bought a number of other Aveda products at the time - I do remember it being a reasonable price though. I followed the instructions (on the leaflet), also on another occasion applied directly to my scalp and rubbed into my hair before blowdrying. I even took it took my hairdressers for them to use in my hair as I thought there maybe another way to apply - they had the same result as me and I had to rewash my hair. Be mindful though as all afro hair is different - it may work for yours.
If your hair is a mess then you just don't look good do you? I've been sporting variations of a bob cut for years now and always like to keep my hair looking as good as I can.
As with cosmetics, I am also a bit of a hair care nut and I'm always trying out new products to get the results that I want. With any defined hairstyle comes a lot of styling. I have to blow dry my hair every time I wash it and usually run the straighteners through the top layers too for a more finished look.
Of course, the more I mess with it, the more I am damaging it and sometimes before my next hair appointment, the ends can be quite frizzy. There are many pomades and hair finishing creams on the market today, but the best one I have used is this.
Aveda was launched by Horst Rechelbacher in 1978 and is a company which produces flower and plant-based beauty products.
The anti-humectant properties means that it repels moisture in straight hair which helps to prevent it from curling. It promises to give a polished look, and it never fails. The main ingredients are Castor, Certified organic aloe, Rice bran and is part of the Brilliant Range.
At £16.00 for 75ml, it's not the cheapest be any means but as I find with all good quality products, you need to use less and this is also the case with this. A very small amount rubbed between your hands and smoothed through your hair will do the trick.
As with all Aveda products, the smell is gorgeous. Unlike synthetic smelling products, as lovely as they may be, this smells really natural as it uses natural ingredients and plant essences which are really apparent in the scent.
This is quite a versatile product too, it can be used before styling on wet hair, after styling to tame your and polish you style or it can be mixed with your styling product. The pomade itself is best described as a wax which is cream in colour. The consistency is very thick but is very malleable when warmed between the palms of your hands.
The packaging is very simple and clean-looking. The product comes in a white pot with a blue screw-off lid and the product infomation is printed on the pot, also in blue.
In my opinion, this is the best product of it's kind on the market and is especially very useful to my whilst on holiday abroad. Without this, my newly styled hair is curly within half an hour in that type of climate and I have found this is the only product that prevents that from happening. It is easy to use and doesn't leave hair feeling greasy or sticky, instead it does a great job of taming stray hairs and split ends to give a professional finish leaving hair looking shiny and healthy and feeling smooth.
For more information about this product and others visit www.aveda.co.uk.
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Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Palmitate, c18-36 acid triglyceride, bis-diglyceryl polyaciladipate-1, bis-diglyceryl polyaciladipate-2, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, phenyl trimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, glyceryl laurate, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, fragrance (parfum), amyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, geraniol, limonene, citronellol, linalool, eugenol, evernia prunastri (oakmoss) extract, citral
I walked into Aveda the other day (actually, it was three months ago) and was on the search for a shine pomade. I have to say the ladies at Aveda are very helpful and always get me in and out of there in no time, usually with a product I love. When I tried this, I was very happy with the results, but my husband was less than thrilled. Boo for him.
What I like about this pomade is that at first it is firm, but after a few uses, it gets very soft, and makes it easier to use a small amount on your hair with no problem. I have naturally thick, curly hair, so using small amounts of anything in my hair is something I am new to, but I quickly gained confidience inthis product's less-is-more appeal. I found it gave me a very natural shine. Almost like the shine a baby's hair has, so that was nice. What was nice is that whether I use this on straightened hair, or natural, it does a good job of getting every strnad, so I don't have to worry about product clumps, or lack of blending. I also love the smell! The ingredients are very good, and as it works well, I really don't know anything negative about this product. Also, now the container is plastic, so I don't have to worry about cropping it and breaking it, so that's an added plus.
This product best suits: Normal hair
This product should be applied to: Wet or dry hair
This product works best when hair is: Either
Things that are very bad for your hair include blowdrying, using straightening irons, highlights and swimming in chlorinated water. So, naturally, I do all of these. Add the fact that I was born with uncontrollable, flyaway hair that frizzes at the drop of a hat and the result is a bad hair day everyday...for life. Well, that's what I thought until I tried Aveda's Purefume Brilliant Anti-humectant Pomade, which claims to "give your hair a polished look...repels moisture for a satin finish". Hey, wait a moment...doesn't a pomade make your hair sticky, 1950s Brylcreme style? Not this one. You only need a tiny amount, which you rub gently in the palm of your hand until it melts. Next dab a little on your fingers and skim the top of your hair with the lightest touch to flatten the flyaway bits. You can then smooth the ends (which are usually the worst affected by damage and frizziness). The blurb on the back states that you can use it before or after styling, although I've only ever used it after styling. The first thing you'll notice when you open the very attractive blue glass container is the incredible scent. Amongst its ingredients, the Pomade includes coconut oil, palm oil, geranium oil and Aveda's special perfume consisting of various plant oils. Sounds like a lot of oil, doesn't it? Sounds as if you'll look as though you've washed your hair with the contents of a deep fat fryer. Happily, this is not the case. The Pomade melts so easily that, provided you use the recommended tiny amount, your hair is left feeling smooth but not at all greasy. Neither do you end up with stiff, unnatural-looking hair, as the product is so light. What you do end up with is a sleeker look, with those irritating frizzy bits tamed down so that you no longer have the appearance of someone who has stuck their fingers in a plug socket. I haven
39;t yet had the chance to fully test the Pomade's supposed anti-humectant properties, but I spent a few minutes in a relatively steam-filled bathroom and my hair escaped unscathed and looking none the worse - still smooth and shiny. Don't be put off by the price - the fact that you need to use so little of it in order to achieve the desired effect means it will last for an incredibly long time. And, heck, even if it didn't work as well as it does, your hair smells so darn good that you'd feel wonderful using it anyway. NB I understand that Aveda products can be a little difficult to obtain. Mine were bought from House of Fraser in Nottingham, so other department stores in this chain may also stock this brand. ********************** UPDATE ------ Finally completed my anti-humectant test. You'll be pleased to know that the Brilliant Pomade kept my hair smooth and most definitely non-frizzy during a drizzly weekend away in London. I love this stuff!!!!
Aveda are well known for their aromatic ingredients in their range such as finishing product Pure-Fume Brilliant™ Anti-Humectant Pomade. This is a high shine finishing product you apply to your hair after drying and styling to prevent friziness and leave your hair smooth and polished! It works by repelling moisture and the end result is a smooth frizz-free satin finish. Perfect. It not only smells wonderful as it contains floral aroma of jasmine, rose and many other pure flower and plant essences, but it actually works, keeping any fraying hairs tame and stops the friziness. Its excellent in humid weather, damp or wet weather or just after you've dried your hair. It is a wax, cream in colour and you only need a small amount, rub together in your hands and it becomes transparent and apply using finger tips. It leaves hair smooth and tame. Its sensational!! It comes in a blue glass jar and lasts ages. The only thing I can say against is probably the price, it is approx. £15 in UK, available at hair salons, at present it is not available at Boots, but I would check the larger stores of Boots as they are always adding premium/designer brands all the time(I got mine from the States as Aveda have a large HQ there in Minneapolis). edited: just found UK price list, it is £12 which is a little on the expensive side, but as I mentioned you only need a 'tiny' amount and it should last years...(well maybe a year or two at most)I also found a hair salon near me who sells Aveda which should help if a run out!! So they should be plenty of them around. And one more thing is storage: do not store in a warm place as the solid wax will get soft and you will end up using more than you need, it is better if the wax remains a solid - it becomes soft anyway when you rub in your hands) The aroma is sensational! And it works!
Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade 75ml / This satiny pomade repels moisture from your hair / helping to prevent frizziness and flyaways / Tames curls to give hair a polished look / Excellent in humid weather / Work through hair before or after styling / Repels moisture / Prevents frizziness / Satin finish