I am a long time fan of Aveda. Their haircare products are always high quality so I never try a new product from them thinking that I probably won’t like it. I just wanted to get this out there so that we are all on the same page.
When I first saw the Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner minis included in the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, I was super excited to try them out. I had no reason not to be given that I had such a nice experience with the brand each and every other time I tried their products. Now, the question is whether the Cherry Almond range met my expectations. Read the rest and find out.
Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner Review
The first I noticed about this new range of products from Aveda is the scent of the products. The scent is surprisingly strong and very different from that of all my other haircare products, but at the same time is familiar. I can sense both the cherry fragrance and the almond, however combined they create a very different scent. The scent is not unpleasant, but it reminds me of something, dare I say, old? I am not sure whether that is what I am sensing or it is simply something that reminds me of the fragrances used in products in the early 90s. Again, the scent is not unpleasant, but it feels like an anachronism.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the shampoo. The Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo is quite creamy compared to the other products I tried from the brand. It also creates more foam than what I am used to seeing from Aveda, but I do not mind.
As the name suggests, the shampoo is very softening but it also does an incredible job at cleaning the hair and the scalp. After using this shampoo, my hair stayed clean for a little while longer than in general so that is a win in my book. In addition, after using the shampoo, my hair felt fuller. I thought that I hit the jackpot, however it was not meant to be. That fullness that I sensed sadly went away as soon as I dried my hair. Now that was a bit disappointing as I hoped that I found another shampoo that allowed me to forgo my styling products. That was not the case. So if you have flat hair like I do, then you will probably need some extra help in obtaining some volume.
As for the conditioner, I thought it was a good conditioner. It helped me untangle my hair with more ease, but since I only applied it at the tips (as to not ruin any chance at getting some volume), I realised that the shampoo also helped in this regard.
Overall, there is clearly quite a bit of softening going on with these products. The effects is there. In addition, the scent while strange is still pleasant. I honestly liked this haircare range from Aveda, but if you have flat hair then this is probably not a range you should try. Aveda has many haircare products worth trying so have a look at a different range. I suspect that this range is perfect for those with really full hair though.
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