Aveda Damage Remedy

Just as the last dregs of my Kerastase Ciment Thermique were squeezed out of the tube and I was wondering what to try next, Aveda brought out their new ‘Daily Hair Repair’ as part of the Damage Remedy line. Like Ciment Thermique, the Daily Hair Repair is a leave-in formula designed to strengthen and repair the hair and protect it from damage during heat-styling, and so I considered it to be a perfect replacement. The Kerastase had always felt a little bit sticky on application, and I had found that I needed quite a few large blobs of it to make my blow-dried hair smooth and silky. Actually, I’m not sure that it ever did make my hair smooth and silky – it was one of those impromptu salon purchases – which is why, obviously, A Model (doesn’t) Recommend. It always worked perfectly for the pros on shoots, and a lot of hairdressers seemed to use it, but, sadly, as with many other things in life, I never quite got it right.

So, onwards, to Aveda. A lightweight formula that was easy to work into damp hair, Daily Hair Repair (or “Thrice-Weekly” Hair Repair, if you’re me) left the finished, blow-dried hair nicely smooth at the ends. I didn’t need to use very much product at all, although I may step up the game a bit and start using a 50p-sized amount (krazee kid) instead of a 20p – there was no sticky residue, and it’s so light that I wouldn’t be overly worried about using too much.

On a slow week, modelling-wise, I might only have my hair styled once; on a busy week, especially if it includes a hair job (advertising or PR for salons and haircare companies), my hair might be tortured and fried between five and ten times. That’s a lot of scorching going on. It’s great for me to be able to apply a strengthening heat-protector to my freshly washed hair before I get to a job, so that when the hair-stylist begins crimping/tonging/rollering/blow-drying my still-damp hair, the proteins in the formula will be strengthening and repairing.

Daily Hair Repair carries Aveda’s signature aroma, which is a blend of Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang and Mandarin, with a good few other plant and flower extracts in there as well. It’s not too overpowering though, which for me is a definite bonus! Overall, a great, lightweight product for detangling, protecting and making styling easier – a little seems to go a long way, although very damaged hair would probably need more than I used. This would be a great addition to your hair-care routine if you regularly tong, straighten or blow-dry – especially if your hair is dry and processed.

NEW Aveda Damage Remedy, Daily Hair Repair (100ml) £18

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  1. Diane
    June 1, 2010 / 10:51 am

    this product is really good! my aunt uses aveda products and her hair really went better…
    though I prefer to put on my normal 5.5 ph shampoo and after that put on a mix of eggyolk, avocado and honeyon the hair.

    do you ever use those kind of homemade stuff as model? I wondered if they recommend it you or if they recommend other ‘already done’ products.

    • admin
      June 1, 2010 / 11:18 am

      I’m kind of too lazy to make homemade stuff! I have a good one for body scrub and a bath trick for skin problems….maybe I’ll post them up! I like your eggyolk, honey and avocado – does it make it smell though?

  2. Diane
    June 2, 2010 / 12:03 am

    nop it doesn’t! mainly because in the end I apply on the semidry hair a bit of an emulsion of a spanish brand (prevents dryness in summer) and the hair smells more or less like that..
    the yolk doesn’t smell, honey smells good and avocado, just by adding a bit is enough…

    I even tried out camomilla water with honey and neither there the hair is smelly..
    It was just smelly with my mayonese invention… good for the hair but not good for going out! :D

    • admin
      June 2, 2010 / 9:13 am

      Hahaha! You’re like a walking grocery store! x x x

  3. Diane
    June 2, 2010 / 1:03 pm

    hahaha kind of! XD

    I like to experiment new things out :D

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