Friday, 3 May 2013

Review: Aveda Invati System

The Aveda Invati system is designed for thinning hair, and aims to promote growth and health by treating the scalp with a selection of herbs and spices.  I tried it out as my hair has been slowly recovering from six months of thinning brought about by the contraceptive implant.  

The Exfoliating Shampoo cleanses and renews the scalp, removing dead skin and oils which can interfere with hair growth.  Unlike some exfoliating shampoos I've tried in the past, it doesn't contain any scrubby bits, rather relying on salicylic acid.  I've found that shampooing twice gives the best effects - after two washes, my scalp feels incredibly clean and light, and my roots remain clean for a good day or so longer than with other shampoos.

Followed up with the Thickening Conditioner, my hair has incredible body and lightness.  The conditioner is surprisingly moisturising for something so thin - it puddles in the hand rather than holding its shape.  While it is moisturising, it's not at all heavy, and if your hair is super dry you might need something a little stronger on the ends.

The Scalp Revitaliser is a slightly odd thing - it's a squirty-spray which you apply to the roots by parting the hair across the scalp.  Massaged in before blow drying, I'm not sure it does anything to the hair immediately - but used with the other products, it's definitely helping my hair to look and feel thicker, and my hair seems to be growing faster - my roots have grown in a lot longer since I last had my hair coloured!

Overall I've been impressed with the Invati system, as my hair looks and feels thicker, and seems to be growing more quickly than it was before.  The whole system costs £84, which is a very high price to pay, particularly considering that it lasts only a month.  That said, thinning hair has knocked my confidence so much that I'd pay that kind of money if I thought it would help - I might be tempted to focus my cash on the shampoo and conditioner though, as they definitely have the most noticeable effect.  

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1 comment:

  1. This looks great! I might have to try the Shampoo, i've found that cleansing shampoos can be a bit harsh and drying but this one looks lovely.


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