Aveda Smooth Infusion Challenge: The Verdict!

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll be aware that I am currently participating in a challenge to test out Aveda’s new Smooth Infusion line of hair care products. For the last month I have been putting the products to the test not only in the salon and at home, but during everyday life which (let’s face it) at this time of year can be rather challenging for frizz-prone tresses!

Aveda claim that their products will keep your hair frizz-free and immune to humidity for up to twelve hours and I have to say, I do think their products live up to that claim. As an example to show you all, I snapped some pictures of my hair during my seven hour journey up to Scotland yesterday.

Sufficiently coiffed before I left

After 5 hours of dashing between platforms and cat-napping

And for the real test? When I arrived it was so windy and drizzly, I felt like I was in a washing machine! Although the curls dropped, the frizz was certainly kept at bay – I must say I’m impressed!

(On a side note… this is why I came to Edinburgh!)

I do have a few criticisms of the line. My main complaint being that there isn’t an accompanying styling product designated to use with the other Smooth Infusion formulations. I think a serum would not go amiss in this collection, especially for ‘second day hair’ (although I’m sure Aveda do cover this within their range of styling products, I think it would be nice to have something included in the Smooth Infusion line-up!)

My second niggle is with the Glossing Straightener, which I felt left my hair feeling slightly weighed down. I felt this let the line down slightly, but having said that I rarely wear my hair poker straight so perhaps this product was a little wasted on me.

I think overall I was most impressed with the shampoo and conditioner, which are highly concentrated, beautifully scented and will definitely be repurchased. The Style-Prep Smoother is also a lovely product, but if you are counting your pennies, I’d say go for the shampoo and conditioner as even when used alone, they do wonders for my frizz-prone mane!

The Smooth Infusion line is priced from £14.50 and available in Aveda salons or online here.

*This post was sponsored by Aveda as part of a month long challenge to try out the line*