By Sowkya J.
Hello to all you lovely people,
This is my first review on this website and I am super excited about it!! 😀 The product which I am going to be reviewing is Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener. It is a leave-in serum which is applied on to damp hair before blow drying the hair. I have really frizzy and wavy/curly hair. It tends to get really dry and knotty if I shampoo my hair without prior application of oil. If I let my hair air dry, it gets really unmanageable. So, I have to use some leave-in hair product that helps me manage my dry/frizzy hair.
After a lot of research on various hair products and trying out many of them, I finally ended up with this glossing serum. Aveda is one of the brands which claims to produce natural products. This particular serum claims that it straightens, polishes and protects the hair from heat damage. It comes in a squeeze tube with flip flop opening. The product is almost transparent and has a creamy texture.
$24 for 125 ml/4.2 oz.
I am giving a detailed ingredients list as the product website only mentions about their natural ingredients and does not really mention about the presence of any chemicals in them.
Aqueous Extracts (Water), Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethocone, Dimethoconol, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf,), , Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, PEG -40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodicum Magnesium silicate, Dehydroxanthan Gum, PPG 3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Glycol Distearate, PVP, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Geraniol, Citral, Linalool, Citronellol, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Benzoate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pehnoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid.
My Take on Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener:
I take a pea-sized amount and rub it in between my palms and fingers and apply it from the hair shaft to the tip concentrating on the tip of the hair where split ends and heat damage is more. I avoid application on the roots of hair and scalp as it will weigh down the hair. After application, I blow dry my hair straight. The blow-dried hair remains straight for me until my next hair wash day which is for 2 or 3 days. It makes my hair smooth and very much easy to work with. There is visible reduction in breakage while blow drying.
My hair feels smooth and soft to touch after blow drying. It gives nice volume to the hair when the product is used in moderation. Sometimes when I tell people that I have dry/frizzy hair, they don’t believe me, all thanks to the product!! 😀 Although it does not claim, I think with regular usage, this product has naturally made my hair more soft, less curly and manageable. I have been using this product for almost 3 years now and I have no plans of using something else for my hair in the near future!
Pros of Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener:
- Makes frizzy hair manageable.
- Just a small amount of product does the trick.
- Gives a shiny polished look to blow dried hair.
- Makes straightening easier.
- Less breakage of dry/knotty hair.
- Protects from heat damage.
- Convenient packaging, travel friendly.
- Creamy consistency, spreads well on damp hair.
- Makes hair soft and smooth.
- Paraben free/low on chemicals.
- Not tested on animals.
Cons of Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener:
- The price is on the higher side.
- Contains dimethicone.
- Limited availability.
- Does not spread well on dry hair.
- If applied on dry hair, might give it an oily look.
I rate this product 4.5/5. I would have given it a 5/5 if not for the price! I am totally in love with this product and would definitely buy it again and again!
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