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Just In Time For Winter: Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

October 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Product Reviews

Aveda is a great company.  They were one of the leaders in the beauty industry, using botanical ingredients in products that are used in salons around the world.  I think they have great products, but I usually don’t buy them – they can be a bit pricey!  But when I tried their Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, I found a product worth the extra pennies.

The shampoo is thick and creamy and looks like a conditioner.  I has an awesome lather and left my hair soft enough to not really need a conditioner.   But with the colder, drier air of winter approaching, I took the preemptive action of applying the conditioner too.  It is also super rich and rinsed clean, leaving behind very silky strands.

Both the shampoo and conditioner look and smell a bit unusual.  They both look like puried bananas, which the label says is due to the Buriti Oil that it contains (Aveda’s website says Buriti Oil is derived “from the buriti palm in Brazil—called the “tree of life” by Amazon cultures, because everything necessary for survival can be sourced from the tree. The oil enriches our cupuaçu conditioning complex.”)  The website also says the formulas have a “relaxing floral aroma blend with certified organic palmarosa, ylang ylang and rose geranium, plus a hint of vanilla.”  I didn’t catch the floral aroma at all, rather I thought they smelt like a health food store – in a not unpleasant way.  But the unusual color and scent are very minor issues for such great products.

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