“ Brand: Aveda / Type: Conditioner / Subcategory: Hair Treatment „
I love this product. Whenever my hair feels down, this is their treat! I use a different conditioner for every day, that has lighter texture and use Elixir once a week or more. I discovered it when my hair were at a right stage, dry, fine and fragile, due to poor in nutritions diet at the time and excess use of hair dryer. After experiments with products that either didn't do much or made my hair even worse, I found Elixir, recommended by a friend and I said 'hello' to smooth and silky hair again. It makes my hair soft, shiny and moisturised, but yet light and not greasy. My hair are at their best and styling after Elixir looks even better. And I love its perfume. I keep smelling my hair and cannot get enough :)!!! The effect is just for the same day but when using it continuously, you feel the results in the long run. A lot of good ingredients were used to make this high quality product, including organic. You apply the product after the shower, onto wet pat dried hair, do not rinse and then com, dry and style as usual. It is a bit hard to find the product, e.g. not in supermarkets, but it worth the effort and the extra pounds. Great results that worth the price.
I have fine, naturally curly, slightly frizzy hair. I have a hatred of products which leave your hair feeling sticky or crunchy, and have spent years searching for the perfect solution. Finally, I found it in a hair salon which used Aveda products and I am now a convert. Aveda Elixir is amazing. It smells great, stops the frizz, and your hair still feels like hair when it dries. Also a little bit goes a very long way, so a bottle lasts for months. If you have curly hair, you could also try mixing it with a little Aveda 'Be Curly' to get the best of both worlds ('Be Curly' isn't quite moisturising enough on its own).
I am an absolute addict of Aveda. The first thing that attracted me about the range was: 1. The fact that they only use natural ingredients. All the ingredients are plant based and the fragrances are all natural essential oils. They are not tested on animals either. 2. The smell of all the products. I have always been into aromatherapy and all the Aveda products use the highest quality essential oils in their recipes. Each product smells different. My personal favourite smell in this range is the Deep Penetrating Hair Revitaliser, which smells of bergamot, so it has quite a citrus, fresh smell. Out of the whole Aveda range though Elixer is the most used product. I have incredibly dry hair (made worse by having highlights) and before I used this I had tried dozens of different conditioners to try to make my hair shine and feel soft but nothing worked. As soon as I put this on for the first time though I knew it was right for me. My hair instantly felt soft and silky, and also smelt incredible. It is quite a heady, sensual smell, and there are definate notes of Ylang Ylang. Most leave in conditioners leave your hair looking dull and greasy, but this one is so light that you can't go wrong. I use a lot more than the suggested 10pence piece allocation, but this is probably down to the fact I have quite thick, long hair. I usually apply it when the hair is dripping wet, I use about 2 10 pence piece ammounts. Then I let my hair dry for a while before applying another application of it (especially concentrating on the dryest area's of my hair) before I blow-dry my hair. This really protects your hair from the damaging affects of heat styling. Elixir is perfect for all hair types. It is quite light so is good for normal, short, fine and greasy hair. If your hair is particularly dry (like mine) I would suggest using a normal wash-out conditioner first (such as Aveda's Rosemary and Mint condit
ioner) and you will find your hair will soon be in tip-top condition. Because this is a leave in conditioner, it makes it ideal for anyone who is on the go. It is great to put in your swimming bag as it takes no time at all, you just brush it through your hair and leave it to dry naturally. Some people may look at the price of Aveda products and think they are exensive. Please do not let this put you off, because all the products last much longer than supermarket brands and the way they make your hair look and feel is well worth the little extra. I urge you all to buy this product! Your hair will thank you for it!
I was afraid of conditioner! But not anymore. I hated conditioning my fine hair because it always looked dull and lank a few hours after using one, and was impossible to style. But if I didn't use one my hair was full of static electicity and shredded on the ends. Then one day I found the answer Aveda. I started out carefully using the rosemary and mint the lightest strenth in the range and there was great nothing to be scared of here. But once I had built up a little confidence I wanted more, something that worked as well but took less time. Elixir Leave-on Conditioner dare I, well I got up my courage and tried it and yes everything was fine. I could condition my hair it didn't end up looking like a dirty dishmop and I didn't need to wait a few minutes and rinse it out. This is a lovely product made from organically grown herbs including rosemary,peppermint,lavender and aloe. It smells lovely and leaves the hair soft shiny and lightly fragranced. The reason that it doesn't leave your hair oily is that it's water based. Just wash your hair preferably with an Aveda shampoo, dab of any excess water with a towel and apply a little of the liquid to your hair starting at the ends. I always warm the conditioner in the palms of my hands as this expands it and helps to spread more evenly. Comb it through and do everything else as usual. It really does save time as application takes only seconds. I know 'a little' is not a precise measurement, but it depends on the length and thickness of your hair. I would suggest trying a little less than you would normally use and experimenting with more if you think you need it. I have fine shoulder length hair and find a blob about the size of a 10 pence is sufficient. The consistency is quite light,more like a serum and is not sticky or heavy. It also has sun protectant properties, so it is a good product to use in the summer. I
have tried combing some through dry hair and tying it back while on holiday, this gives you protection on the beach, but washes out easily in the evening. Without this conditioner I would be late for a lot more appointments. You can buy Aveda products from salons throughout the country. I find that on the internet the two best stockists are qvcuk.com or hqhair.com. The price I paid was £14.00 for 500ml and it has lasted me over six months using it every other day.
In fact it's the only one I would dream of using on my delicate hair (delicate, that is, because of the amount of abuse I subject it to!). Generally, I don't think leave-in conditioners are especially good for very dry or fragile hair, but this one is protective enough for those days when you wash and really haven't got time to faff about with anything else. I also have a friend with afro-caribbean hair who smooths this into the ends of dry hair a few times a day to combat frizz. I like this because it's not heavy or greasy in any way. My hair is very fine and easily weighed down; which this doesn't do at all. It also contains a range of protective elements, all natural of course, which protect hair from damage, including heat from styling aids and the effects of the sun. Like all Aveda stuff it smells great, and the smell does linger for awhile making your hair more fragrant through the day. You only need to use a little bit so the normal 250ml size lasts for ages and ages.