After going through years of having dry, frizzy hair that had to be blow dried and straightened constantly, thus causing more damage, i discovered Aveda. I went in looking for the Curessence shampoo and conditioner as they had been recommended to me. But the lady at the Aveda counter recommended the Sap Moss range to me and said it was one of their best selling products. Even though its very expensive, its still cheaper than £17 for the Curessence shampoo I'd recommend trying the 50ml trial size for £4.00 before buying a larger bottle to make you like it enough to fork out for it. Also, buying the 1000ml salon size works out to be considerably cheaper in the long run as if you shop around on the internet and on shopping channels you can get the 1000ml size for around £40, working out to be £5 per 125ml as opposed to the usual £8.50. As stockists in this country are rather limited such as large department stores only stocking Aveda products, buying off the internet can not only work out more cheaper, but its also more convenient too. Therefore, try out the trial size and if you want great hair, invest in Aveda products, and as a little goes a long way (especially at that price), the shampoo will last for ages, you'll have fantastic hair and it'll be a very long time before you have to fork out again for it. Aveda products contain natural ingredients, so they are much better for the condition of your hair in the long run as opposed to certain cheaper brands which are full of silicone, which only coats your hair and does not repair the condition of it, it only makes it worse.
Okay, I worked in an Aveda concept salon and got to try nearly every aveda product sold. my absolute favorite was the sap moss shampoo. It is best for dry hair, but I would reccommend it for all hair types. It smells unique and great. You do NOT need a conditioner after using this shampoo, I combine it with the sap moss detangler though, because I have long hair. The ingredients are ALL NATURAL. The bad news is the price. a small 6 oz. bottle costs like 12.00. If you're not opposed to spending a lot for great hair, then go for it!
Okay, so we all know that Aveda products smell gorgeous, don't we? After all, they're chock-full of the most amazing flower and plant essences... Ahem...I don't quite know how to break the bad news to you, but here's one that is very likely change your opinion on that. Sap Moss Shampoo contains, surprisingly enough, sap moss. Now, I'm not sure whether you've ever actually sniffed any moss. I mean, it's not the sort of thing that any sane person would do, is it? Well, I have. And let me tell you that it's not terriby exciting nor particularly attractive. So, rather than the usual lovely fruity/herby/floral aromas we're used to with Aveda, this shampoo smells kind of weird, like a damp forest. Wait! Before you go running off, screaming that there's no way you want your hair to end up smelling of rotting trees, let me give you some good reasons for buying this product if you have dry hair. (Besides, if your friends remark that your hair smells a little odd, you can always give them the Aveda spiel, which describes the scent as "arboreal". Sounds a heck of a lot better than "rotting trees", eh?) The first and foremost good news about this stuff is that the weird-smelling sap moss is supposed to infuse your hair with all manner of helpful nutrients. From my personal experience, it also seems to possess excellent moisurising and conditioning properties which do no end of good to my poor, dry, frizzy mop. A word of warning - this shampoo does not lather up, so don't go adding more and more to your hair, thinking that you're not using enough. A 10p piece sized dollop is sufficient to wash my shoulder length hair, although I always do 2 washes. Obviously, using such a small amount is very economical and means that your tube of Sap Moss Shampoo will last you for quite some time. Although I also use a conditioner aft
erwards, - Aveda Curessence seems to do the trick for me - this product seems to add moisture and condition to my hair without weighing it down. And, let's face it, my hair needs all the help it can get. Once you get used to the unusual smell and the non-lathering, but incredibly rich, texture, you can appreciate the wonderful things that this shampoo can do for your dry, frizzy, and even heat or colour damaged hair. So ignore your silly friends and their "rotting tree" remarks and go out to your local Aveda stockist and try some for yourself! The weird smell doesn't stay around for very long and you're left with soft, well-conditioned hair.