***Disclosure: I received complimentary product from SheSpeaks/Aveda. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
While these are the great things about my hair, there are plenty of annoyances, too. For one, it's thick. Very, very thick. During the summer, this is complete and utter torture. Who wants their head to sweat like crazy, leaving them looking like a drowned rat? So I spend most of the time with my hair up in a messy bun or ponytail, just to avoid becoming a sweaty mess.
Also, my hair is very wavy. Thick, wavy hair is pretty hard to manage. Due to the weight of my hair, trying to curl it is a joke. It falls flat in no time. Straightening works well, but is incredibly time consuming, and if there's the slightest bit of humidity, my hair tends to curl. It really is a pain in the you-know-where.
Okay, so the Aveda Smooth Infusion line includes the following products:
- Smooth Infusion™ Shampoo (US $21, 8.5 oz. /250 ml): Gently cleanses, smoothes and reduces frizz.
- Smooth Infusion™ Conditioner (US $21, 6.7 oz./200 ml): Daily conditioner smoothes and reduces frizz.
- Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother (US $24, 3.4 oz./100 ml): Defends against humidity for up to 12 hours and lays the foundation for long lasting smooth styles.
- Smooth Infusion™ Glossing Straightener (US $23, 4.2 oz., 125 ml): Straightens hair while imparting lustrous shine and protecting the hair’s cuticle from heat damage.
When used together, this line-up promises sleek, straight locks for up to three washes. That's right. The straight look will last even after washing your hair. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
Well, I put these products to the test. Here is a before of my hair. As you can see, it's obnoxiously wavy. (These aren't the greatest photos, since I had my teen help me out.)
Here's my straight hair, thanks to Aveda Naturally Straight! This look was achieved with only a blowdryer and a brush. I didn't even need to break out the flat iron! This is wonderful, since I don't like using heat on my hair unless it's absolutely necessary. When I blow-dry, I tend to use the cool setting. (Which happens to be great for shine, ladies!)
So if you have hair that's not the most cooperative like mine, I would definitely recommend checking out this great line of products from Aveda. I think you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was!
Aveda Naturally Straight retails for $26.00/5 oz., 150 ml and is available at Aveda stores and salons and online at aveda.com. To find a location near you, visit aveda.com.
Do you like rocking a straight style, or do you embrace your curls? I'd love to swap styling hints and tricks!