Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid Review

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid Review

By Rasshi N.

Hello everyone!

I am here with another review and this one is again on another hair serum, that I have tried and tested previously to maintain my frizz. Like you guys know, I had been on a huge serum hunt before I finally found “THE Serum” for my hair (Wella’s SP Luxe Oil).  This was another serum during my prolonged quest and here is what I thought about it.

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

My previous hairstylist suggested this product to me while I was getting my hair cut at her salon.  The salon mainly only keeps Aveda products on display and me being a very gullible customer blindly agree, and purchase mostly everything that is suggested to me, believing that the people working there only want the best for me and completely forgetting that, these are sales tactics to boost sales (shameful coming from a daughter whose father is an expert in sales and marketing, yes I know:().

Product Details:

A fluid styling formula that adds shine and movement as it restores a healthy look and feel to hair. Plant-based ingredients-like certified organic jojoba-help condition and smooth hair.

  • Smooths and conditions.
  • Dries with a soft touchable finish.
  • Adds weightless, free-flowing movement, body and natural shine.
  • For all hair types.


£23.50/ Rs. 2,360.45 for 100 ml.


Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

My Experience with Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid:

The serum comes in a pretty powder blue plastic bottle with a pump. It’s pretty user  friendly, but the bottle itself does not come with a cover to protect the nozzle. The product does not drip out of the bottle as such, but if I were to put it inside my bag and travel, I would not be much at ease.  The product itself is a clear liquid, I don’t particularly like the smell of it, it did not smell anything like lavender as my stylist suggested it would. In fact I don’t ever like the smell of any Aveda products. I would not say that others might not like it, I know some people who adore the smell of Aveda products, but I am just not a big fan of it.

My hairstylist told me that it would enhance my waves and give more definition to my curls upon application; however, when I applied it onto my freshly washed hair, it made my hair feel heavy and greasy. There was no shine to my hair, rather it looked like a layer of disgusting cheap gel. And most importantly, I just did not like the smell lingering in my hair, it made my hair feel dirty rather than clean. I am really obsessed about keeping my hair clean and I just dislike products that make me feel grimy or dirty in my hair as I just don’t feel fresh!

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

As for the texture of my hair post application, like I said it made my hair feels heavy and not fresh, I would say that it did not do much for my curls/waves. Instead they looked and felt more sticky, an experience that I really disliked. You guys would not believe it, but after
bearing the smell and the stickiness for 3-4 hours, I was compelled to rush into the shower and re-wash my hair and swear that I was never going to apply the product ever, even in my wildest dreams.

And now the bottle still lies in my cabinet and remains untouched and this post reminds me that I should probably just throw it out. Overall, it was truly a waste of money since the serum did not do anything good for me and at that time I was left again in the hope to search for a serum that would do something magical for my hair 🙁

Pros of Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid:

  • I have nothing good to say about the bottle except that the bottle’s colour is pretty really, but I did not pay so much for that.

Cons of Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid:

  • Made my hair feel heavy and greasy.
  • Smelled really awful (personal thinking).
  • Made my hair feel dirty and not fresh.
  • The price was too much for such a product.

Would I Repurchase Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid?

No, I would not, it was truly a waste of my money.

Would I Recomend Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid?

Not unless you want your hair to smell and feel awful, so ladies do NOT go near that thing!

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8 thoughts on “Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid Review

  1. Thats terrible!!
    I too fall for such gimmicks sometimes..
    Learned the hard way..
    You should give this back to your hair stylist and tell her to accentuate her own waves with it!! 😉

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