If you’ve been following me for a while there are a couple of things you probably know about me. 1) I only get may hair done at Aveda salons and 2) I always get my hair done when I go home to North Carolina. Unfortunately, I’m going longer than usual between haircuts. Since I still have another month until I’m home next, I decided I needed a deep clean which actually lead me to changing up my hair products.
Back in November I received a blow out from a local blow dry bar and had the worst hair experience. I held back tears the entire time and my scalp was so sore that I could not wash or brush my hair for a week. Not going to lie, I was a bit scarred from this experience. That’s why I decided to get a blowout from a local salon rather than a blow dry bar. But of course, I didn’t go to just any salon. I went to a local Aveda salon, Adolf Biecker on Sansom St.
From booking my appointment, to the appointment itself, I had a wonderful experience. I was able to book my appointment just a day in advance. When I arrived, my wonderful stylist, Heather, gave me a very relaxing and thorough cleaning. She asked me what my current product routine was (which you can see in this post) when washing and styling my hair. Based on the texture of my hair, she gave me recommendations on other Aveda products that would be a better fit for me.
After my appointment was done, I was very pleased with the results. My hair felt lighter, SO clean, and the softness was on another level. As I start to run out of my current products, I will be purchasing the ones she recommended (see below). If you have similar hair to me (long, thick, wavy, frizzy hair), you should give these products a try.
Updated Hair Routine:
Shampoo/Conditioner: Brilliant Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve been using Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner which is great for dry hair, but Brilliant is supposed to be lighter on my hair once styled).
Post wash/pre-blow drying product: Speed Of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray. You cannot use enough of this product. Just spray throughout your damp hair and it will help cut your blow dry time while reducing breakage from blow drying.
After the Speed Of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray/before blow drying: Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother. For the past year I’ve been using Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme, but this is best on people who let their hair air dry. The Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother is much lighter on your hair once styled.
Post-Blow Drying: Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil. You just need to put 3 drops onto your hand, rub your hands together, and then run your fingers through your hair. This helps prevent frizz while keeping your hair moisturized.
I was so pleased with my experience I might have to start treating myself to blow outs at Adolf Biecker on a more regular basis. What products do you love to use?