I am late getting into the Aveda line but I tried it for the first time several weeks ago and I enjoyed the results. I purchased the Aveda Damage Remedy Reconstructing Conditioner, mainly because it has certified organic quinoa protein and barley. Although the scent leaves much to be desired, I felt like my hair came out just a wee bit stronger. Each time I used the product either I imagined it or my hair really felt stronger. I performed the strand test to verify what I was feeling.
The strand Test
You pull a strand of hair, (or just take a strand that is in your comb) and tug on the strand. If it breaks immediately this may be a sign that you hair is a little weak and it can use moisture. If you hair stretches and stretches and stretches, this may be a sign that you need protein to strengthen your hair. If your hair stretches a little before eventually breaking you may have a well balanced head of hair. Notice I use the word may when discussing the strand test because many other factors can come into play and have an impact on the strength of your hair.
After using this product a few times I felt like my hair was harder to break but not so hard that it needed moisture.
I will certainly buy this product again but I think it works best with continued use and I have too much of a product wondering eye to stay focused. If the scent pleased my nostrils I would stay put but since it doesn’t hit the spot, my search continues.
Which conditioners strengthen your hair?