Aveda’s Scalp Benefits
I’m not blessed with naturally glossy hair. It takes blow-drying and hot irons plus a drop of serum to achieve this look or natural sunlight beating down on me. Then I imagine I’m in a Timotei advert, throwing my head back after washing my locks in a water fall.
For some time I was having to wash my hair every day which was time-consuming and also not good for my hair as too much washing strips it of its natural oils but I couldn’t tolerate the feeling of greasy hair. I also developed dry ends. On one occasion I washed my hair three times in one day but to no avail could I rid myself of the discomfort I was experiencing.
I have my hair cut regularly and I have highlights done so it’s not as though I inflict extensive damage to it or rip open a box of L’Oreal’s Golden Brown and take care of matters myself. I switched shampoos and tried everything you can name that’s on the shelves of Boots from baby shampoo (allegedly mild) to the ones with famous hair stylists’ names slapped on them. Not a single one salvaged the problem.
Then I decided to dig deep in my pocket and go to Aveda. Immediately I was recommended to try their Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner. It claims to balance the scalp and give you healthy hair. It also costs roughly £13 a pop. The most I’d paid for a shampoo bottle was £7-8.
After one wash, my hair looked and smelled gorgeous and I hadn’t run the GHDs through it. I was still slightly dubious and thought by the fourth wash I’d be back to square one but I’ve been proved wrong.
Now I can afford to wash my hair every other day, my roots aren’t greasy and the ends aren’t dry. I also bought their Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque to use once a week which you leave in your hair for a few minutes before washing it out. And what’s even better? You don’t use a lot of it – just a small blob. My Scalp Benefit duo lasted me for 8 months. £26 for the pair is not so bad after all.