Aveda

Aveda botanical repair™ strengthening leave-in treatment

RRP $55.00

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Aveda botanical repair™ strengthening leave-in treatment is a leave-in treatment that repairs, prevents and protects against damage while building bonds at the core. Reduces breakage in just 1 use for instantly stronger hair. Protects against heat styling up to 450°F and drying effects of the sun. 99% naturally derived.

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Aveda botanical repair™ strengthening leave-in treatment

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2 Reviews

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A leave-in treatment that does nothing

AVEDA Botanical Repair Strengthening leave-in treatment - 100ml After using the AVEDA Botanical Repair Strengthening shampoo and conditioner I towel dried my hair and I combed my hair to remove any knots or tangles and then I went to use the leave-in treatment. It is a thick pale milky/creamy yellow colour with a consistency of a sorbolene moisturiser and smells the same as the shampoo and conditioner (It kind of smells piney like pine cones. Really earthy and herby. The smell also kind of reminds me of a nappy rash cream that comes in a white tube that I used on my kids. Not pleasant). I applied a 20 cent piece sized amount (as there are no instructions on how much to use) to one of my hands and then once again rubbed both hands together then ran my hands through my mid-lengths and ends and left my hair to air dry naturally. The leave in treatment didn't make my hair feel any softer or anything like that. It basically feels like it does nothing. And it also makes my hair feel like it's gritty or has had hair spray in it then brushed out. As my hair started to dry naturally it became extremely frizzy and my hair didn't feel as soft as it does with my regular hair care products that I always use. It felt really dry, stripped and unmanageable. My hair literally feels like I've just been in the ocean. I'm not even sure what this product does. It has literally made my hair worse. I have since used this product more times with no improvements or changes. My hair feels the same each time I use it. I have even increased the amount of product I use to see if that makes a change but it doesn't. So far because of the smell of the product and the way it makes my hair feel I would not purchase this myself. I do have course, thick, wavy, frizzy hair and I do straighten it but it does say on the back of the bottle that it is suitable for all hair types and textures. There is limited information on the bottle. Most of it is in another language or it has a big list of ingredients. It does says it contains Aveda's own pure-fume (meaning their own perfume) which contains certified organic ylang-ylang, rose, marjoram and other pure flower and plant essences. I've also done separate reviews for the AVEDA Botanical Repair Strengthening shampoo and conditioner which are similar to this review. Same smell, feeling etc. No improvements to my hair. Makes my hair feel and smell awful. The tube itself is minimum 62% post-consumer HDPE and up to 38% bioplastic (which is 98% plant derived and 4% petrochemical). Recycling is limited so It says to contact your local recycling program. Leave-in treatment has to be used within 24 months from opening. The leave-in treatment is made in the USA. Ideal For...:  I'm not sure who this would be ideal for as it says it's for all hair types and textures but it left my hair feeling damaged and really dry and crispy. I really don't understand how something at this price point could or would do this to my hair.

Aveda Botanical Repair Leave-In Treatment

The Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment comes in a dark green 100ml tube with white and light green writing that stands on its lid which I find great for less wastage. I like that it is printed on the pack that this product is tested on people, good to know straight away that it is not tested on animals. The only instructions this product has is to apply through damp hair, no amount is indicated after the first application I applied the amount of a $0.20 cent piece through my damp hair and left to dry and I have recently damaged hair I am trying not to blow dry and straighten in on days I don’t have to. It has the same unpleasant earthy scent as the shampoo and conditioner which I find very off putting the more I smelt it my stomach started to turn. It is printed on the back that it is Avedas own pure-fume for the price point I would have thought that at least it could be something more pleasant especially given the price point I would purely not repurchase this given the scent. I have used it quite a lot to get a good feel of the product and give it a good chance but it did nothing for my hair after the use of all three products it immediately felt kind of soft after drying, still frizzy and even after the leave in treatment quite brittle and crisp, usually after using good quality products around the same price my hair usually responds really well to that kind of a product unfortunately it was not the case with this looking at my hair in the mirror and then trying to run my fingers through it isn’t the best and makes me feel like I need to wash it and start again.