Whether you believe in climate change or not, we ought to be kind to our planet earth. It can be as simple as choosing to use sustainable and cruelty-free haircare products. Plus, these products work to make your tresses look good too.
Making the switch to a vegan and eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t require a major lifestyle change. All you have to do is pay close attention to the ingredients and packaging of the products you’re interested in buying. It’s never too late to make a difference – one small change at a time.
We know you must be wondering: What products are available for vegans? What are vegan ingredients? How will you know if a product is vegan? And so much more.
Fortunately, many companies have built their entire business on producing all vegan, sustainable, and cruelty-free cosmetics and skincare. The American brand Aveda is at the forefront of this beauty revolution. Founded in 1987, the brand has been certified cruelty-free by Peta, which means they do not test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also do not sell their products where animal testing is required by law.
Aveda products are enriched with natural botanicals and herbal extracts that work in synergy with your hair to ensure it stays healthy, shiny, bouncy and voluminous.
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There are numerous ranges within Aveda Haircare that cater to different hair types and needs. Here’s our roundup of Aveda’s hair products for your crowning glory.
Wavy, Straight or Thick Hair
No matter how you style it, healthy-looking hair starts in the shower. The right shampoo and conditioner formulation for your particular hair type will help make the most of your natural hair texture.
If you have wavy, straight or thick hair prone to frizz, look for rich shampoos with nourishing botanical extracts and frizz-busting ingredients.
The Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo gently cleanses, moisturises and reduces frizz with its plant-infused blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean. Use it together with Aveda Smooth Infusion Conditioner, which contains plant extracts to delicately coat strands, lock in moisture and reduce frizz. The result? Shiny and smooth hair that is easy to style and can withstand the heat of the day.
Shampoo: Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo
Conditioner: Aveda Smooth Infusion Conditioner
If you have curly hair, you already know that caring for it can be a bit of a handful. When it comes to curly hair, the sooner you can set your curls the better, which is why it’s recommended you apply styling products while your hair is still damp and before your frizz has time to set in. If you wait too long, you may rough up the hair cuticle, causing your curls to become frizzy and undefined.
The Aveda Be Curly Enhancer is a leave-in hair treatment cream that helps define and intensify natural waves and curls. It prevents frizzy hair while adding shine and volume. You can choose to dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser for added volume and curl definition.
Leave-in hair treatment: Aveda Be Curly Enhancer
Damaged or Colour-Treated Hair
How often do you visit a hair salon to get a fancy updo or complete a hair makeover? If you’re the type that loves to experiment with new hair colour every month to amp up your look, you’re probably aware that it changes the texture of your hair as well as the inner structure of your hair. In the long run, you might find your hair becomes more prone to frizz, breakage and colour fade. Not the results you want!
In general, if you have damaged or colour-treated hair, you should not be using clear shampoos because they will not provide the rich hydration your tresses require. The best defence for colour-treated hair’s to make sure your haircare arsenal’s packed with deeply hydrating and repairing products.
One of Aveda’s bestselling products, the Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo and Conditioner repair and strengthen with a nourishing blend of plant extracts, including quinoa protein, it repairs, restore and strengthen hair with each use.
If you have a little time to spare, treat tresses to a hair mask and give it time to soak into strands. The Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment is a reparative treatment formulated with plant-based extracts, essential protein and lipids that intelligently targets damaged hair sites, helping reinforce the integrity of the hair from roots to ends. It also strengthens hair’s natural defense against future damage with regular use.
Shampoo: Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
Conditioner: Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner
Hair mask: Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment
If you notice that your locks have lost their lustre, you may have a significant amount of buildup. To avoid the dulling effects of oiliness and product buildup, clarify your hair once or twice a month.
Consider the Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner which harness micellar technology to clarify hair by attracting and removing impurities gently. White vinegar is used in the formulation, which adds shine to the hair. Scented with certified organic essential oils of rosemary, peppermint, and spearmint have been proven to energize, awaken the senses, and improve focus. This is definitely worth adding to your haircare collection.
Shampoo: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
Conditioner: Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner
One of the most challenging aspects of having thin hair is how to style it. Wearing your hair down appears to be an easy hairstyle, but when you have thin hair, your scalp always shows through your part. It’s frustrating, we know! But you’ll be glad to know you can add volume and vitality to fine, flat hair with Aveda Invati Advanced Exfoliating Rich Shampoo.
Made with a blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including ginseng and certified organic turmeric, invigorate the scalp when massaged in. It exfoliates, cleanses and renews the scalp while delivering a soft, smooth and nourished afterfeel. Follow with Aveda Invati Advanced Thickening Conditioner, which is formulated with certified organic amla that thickens hair and naturally derived amino acids that mimic hair’s building blocks to strengthen hair from roots to ends. It also nourishes the hair with a weightless blend of plant oils. With continued use, hair will become fuller and healthier.
Shampoo: Aveda Invati Advanced Exfoliating Rich Shampoo
Conditioner: Aveda Invati Advanced Thickening Conditioner