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Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo

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Brand: Aveda / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Infusion / What it does: Smoothes / Contents/Size: 250ml / Hair type: all hair types / What it does: smoothens. Cleanses, restores / Product line: Aveda Smooth Infusion / Quality Standard: Organic

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      09.08.2012 21:44
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      A fantastic shampoo at a not so fantastic price!

      Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo

      I had a few sample tubes of this product in my massive collection of hair products that I have collected over the past year and recently I have been trying to use up all of the little sample bottles I have. I really like Aveda products; when I go to the hairdressers they always use the Rosemary and Mint shampoo/conditioner on me. I am always impressed with Aveda products and my aunties are big fans of this brand too and this product is definitely up to Aveda's high standards.

      - About the product and scent

      I have a few 10ml sample bottles of this shampoo, so it is obviously not the full size which comes in a normal 250ml bottle. The scent of the rosemary and mint products is just gorgeous and this product is on a similar line - it has a herbal scent but it still remains fairly fresh. The scent of this shampoo is really nice and although it smells quite herbal (a toned down version of something you would find in Lush) it is quite a sophisticated scent and it smells like it belongs in an expensive salon.

      - Using the product and results

      I have used this product quite a few times and in my opinion and from my experience it is one of the best shampoos I have used (along with the Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo) mainly because it has a really smooth texture and it lathers so well. I dispense a small amount of this shampoo into my palms and I rub my palms together to get a even distribution of product on my hands and I lather the shampoo into my hair. I start with the roots of my hair, as that is where I get the most oil and or product build up, then I work down my hair to the midlengths and ends. This shampoo lathers up really well, it creates the same kind/amount of lather that I would get from a bubble bath! The lather is massive and it is scented like the shampoo in the bottle - herbal but still quite fresh. The scent is gorgeous and the lather is great and it does not take long to get a fantastic amount of lather in my hair - which means that I can wash my hair/scalp really well. Rinsing this shampoo and lather out of my hair does not take very long despite the large amount of lather - it probably takes five minutes which is quite fast considering how very long my hair is.

      After this product has been rinsed out of my hair, my hair feels really clean (but not overly clean so much so that it feels dry). When my hair is still damp/wet I can still smell this shampoo slightly in my hair but then when my hair is dry the scent is very, very subtle and hardly noticeable. When my hair is fully dry I find that it is really well detangled, it is fairly manageable, it is not very scent at all unfortunately, it feels clean and it makes my hair feel light weight. The only downside as a result of this product, in my opinion, is that it does not help completely with frizz and flyaways and the scent does not stay in my hair at all when it is dry.

      - Price and availability

      I have a few sample tubes of this product, so I do not have the full size but the full size bottle is 200ml and it can be purchased from lookfantastic.com for £14.05 (for 250ml). Also you can buy small 50ml travel size bottles of this shampoo (50ml bottles) from house of fraser for £4.40.

      Conclusions

      Positives

      *Easy, quick and nice to use
      *Easy to rinse out
      *Does not really weigh my hair down
      *Leaves my hair looking and feeling really clean, fresh and slightly hydrated
      *It also leaves my hair smooth - but it does not help completely with frizz
      *Travel size bottles available
      *Smells really nice

      Negatives

      *Full size bottle is really quite expensive in my opinion, especially for me as I have very long hair and I go through shampoo really quite quickly
      *The gorgeous scent does not stay in my hair at all when it has dried

      Thank you for reading my review

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        26.03.2011 16:17
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        a quality shampoo thats kind to your hair

        As most of you who read my reviews know im a haircare junkie, and quite recently i have found myself trying loads of different products as my mane is no longer my 'main attraction'. Since hitting the bleach its become coarse, dry with loads of broken ends. Im also trying to grow it to a certain length and this has just become impossible so i recently had to give in to a wee snip (sobs) but it is feeling better for it.

        Ive been looking at loads of consumer reviews online and decided i wanted to try a sulphate-free product as iv'e heared these are the chemical nasties used in most shampoos that could possibly be a factor of hair drying out. It decided it was a toss-up between Aveda and Ojon, and on visiting Debenhams I managed to pick up small free samples of the shampoo/conditioner of both these brands rather then buying the full-sized bottles straight away as they are quite pricey if they didnt work! This review is about the Aveda 'smooth infusion' range, promising smooth, managable hair up to 60%. The products come in a simple pale-blue packaging with press-down lid. The 250ml bottle of shampoo is priced at £14.50 so its definetly not cheap but if its a quality product I would not begrudge paying that amount.

        On reading the ingredients this shampoo contains botanicals and plant extracts such as aloe, maize and guar bean-all sounds very exotic and good for your hair! It also contains an ingredient called Babassu which claims to be the main cleansing ingredient.

        The shampoo is an off-white opaque colour and on applying it to wet hair it seemed to foam up pretty well considering it didnt contain SLS. Ive always had the experience with organic shampoos that they dont foam very well because of the absence of SLS. It smelt really nice too, like a herby/planty smell with a hint of bergamont but i can imagine it wont be to everyone's taste but i personally liked it.

        My hair is quite thick so i needed a fair blob to feel like i'd given my hair a good wash. Next I applied the conditioner which was quite thick in consistency, again, the same nice planty smell as the shampoo. I worked that through my hair and left it on for 5 minutes.

        I should really be avoiding heat appliances but because my hair takes epic time to dry i just have to use a hairdryer. I did noticed my hair felt very smooth and plump, i could actually run my fingers through it without hearing the crunchy sound of my ends getting tangled. It smelt nice and it felt very clean without any kind of heavy residue.

        On using this shampoo i can say i am quite satisfied with the outcome and Aveda is a strong contender for my next purchase of shampoo although i'll have to save u/rob a bank to buy it! Im going to try the Ojon hydrating shampoo next so im sure i'll be cross examining that at some point but for now im going to enjoy my healthy feeling hair!!

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        01.03.2011 16:43

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        Beautiful frizz free hair!

        For years I have suffered with terribly frizzy hair and over the years I have tried a myriad of popular 'cheap' products that ultimatley did nothing for my hair, just made it even more lack lustre and frizzy.

        Last year my hairdresser recommended the Aveda range for my wild locks; so I thought I would give the Smooth Infusions range a try. Although it was a bit more expensive than the average shampoo in Boots I was attracted to its claims that it moisturises hair and reduces frizz.

        With its exclusive plant infusions,a blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean that creates a smooth new surface on the hair shaft.
        It also protects against surface damage from heat styling and has a Babassu-derived cleansing system that softens hair with a luxurious lather.

        After the first wash, my hair was incredibly soft and managable, with a baby soft feel.
        It was so shiny and clean and the frizz was fantastically improved. I was so impressed and I would recommend this product to anyone with unmanagable hair.

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        22.08.2010 13:26
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        An expensive product but is very good quality and smells sweet and keeps your hair smooth

        I first came across this type of shampoo when I had my hair straightened and it was fantastic.The scent of it smells so natural and delicate and has a fruity tree smell also lasts for a while after you have washed the hair and i feel it moisturizes your hair like a moisturizer would on your face.It achully says what it does on the bottle and it is the truth unlike cheaper shampoos.I feel the damage remedy shampoo is slightly better for weak and curly hair because the benefits from using it last longer and still feels smooth and strong a day after you have washed it.The shampoo lasts for a while and you don't need to use much of it depending on how much hair you have and I have alot and using the shampoo and conditioner together works very well.The horrible thing about the product is the price paying just over £10 for a 200-250ml bottle of shampoo is very expensive but it is worth it if you want your hair to look healthy and well looked after especially if you have had it chemically straightened.It is the only shampoo and conditioner that I have used that works although I feel the other sprays that you can get are a little bit of a waste because cheaper alternatives will protect your hair just as well.

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          06.07.2010 21:04
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          Smooth Infusions Shampoo, not worth £37.50!

          ***Smooth Infusion Shampoo for Women***

          First of all I will explain a little bit about the history of Aveda. It is a company that specialises in Shampoos, conditioners and other hair styling products. They also sell a selection of hair brushes, body care, a small amount of makeup, candles, perfumes and a men's range.

          The company was founded 32 years ago. The prices are quite a lot higher than the regular hair products you would buy in places like Boots. This is because Aveda is part of the professional hair styling industry which uses botanically based products (plant extracts) and Aveda also seeks to look after the environment with the ingredients they use. Aveda is available in 24 countries which explains how worldwide the company is.

          ***How I ended up buying some Aveda shampoo***

          As I walked through House of Fraser 3 months ago I was traffic stopped by a girl on the Aveda counter. I didn't mind because I was waiting to meet a friend so I stopped and let her introduce some of Aveda's products to me.

          I ended up walking away having purchased a £37.50 shampoo. Yes I have no idea what was going through my head to spend that on a bottle of shampoo. Madness!

          ***Pros to this shampoo***

          When I got it home it looked nice in my shower because it was the bigger size of their shampoo bottles (1 litre). I also loved the smell of it which was what tempted me to buy it in the first place.

          I am now 3 months later and still have two thirds of it left which is nice (I haven't had to bother buying another one).

          However....

          ***Cons to this shampoo***

          I keep asking myself.... is a bottle of shampoo worth such a hefty amount of money? Well if I am being honest....NO! And I am a uni student so it was the most stupid idea to buy it in the first place. I usually use Head and Shoulders which has always treated me fine. I have to say that I don't see any difference in the strength of my hair or feel of my hair after it has been washed compared to my Head and Shoulder's shampoo.

          ***What the shampoo claims to do***

          It is called Smooth Infusion shampoo because it is supposed to smooth and silken your hair up to 60%! Which is a massive percentage if it actually did. It is also supposed to reduce frizz and fly away hairs, however my hair is never frizzy anyway so I can't really comment on that.

          The one feature that drew me to buying it (other than the smell) was that it helps to protect your hair from heat damaging/ styling and since I straighten my hair every day I thought that was a good idea.

          The first time I used it I thought wow my hair feels so nice.... but in reality I think I was just trying to fool myself to rationalise with myself for paying nearly £40 on it in the first place.

          I'm just thankful that I didn't buy the conditioner to go with it too at the hefty price of £52.50 (which really is a ridiculous amount to spend on any conditioner!)

          Aveda does sell the smaller sizes of these too which are 250ml each. The shampoo costing £13.50 and the conditioner costing £15.00 which sounds more reasonable. However if you do the maths... if I were to buy over a period of time 4 small shampoos this would make up the 1 litre shampoo that I bought in the first place and 4 of these 250ml would cost £54 altogether when the 1 litre shampoo costs £37.50. So in that respect it makes far more sense to buy the larger sizes if you were to buy it. I wish they did a 500ml as the jump from 250ml to 1 litre is quite big.

          ***My opinion***

          I would say that if the shampoo cost £15.00 for 500ml I would continue buying it, but I haven't seen any difference in my hair since using it so it isn't worth the money I spent on it, therefore I wouldn't buy it again and I wouldn't recommend it to a friend unless she had money to throw away! Sadly I wasn't terribly impressed.

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        • Product Details

          Smooth Infusion Shampoo can smooth and soften hair up to 60% / Moisturises and reduces frizz / Exclusive plant infusion; a blend derived from organic aloe / maize and guar bean; creates a smooth new surface on hair; Significantly reduces frizz and unwanted wave / helps prevent flyaways / Protects against surface damage from heat styling / Babbassu-derived cleansing system softens hair with a luxurious lather