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Straighten your hair naturally with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Line!

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I have ridiculous hair. It’s neither straight nor curly. It falls somewhere in the annoying, frizzy middle. My entire life I’ve fought of the frizzy’s and have chosen to go the way of straightening my hair for the most part. It’s easier to go straight then to try and get perfect curls. I know some of you understand my pain.

When Aveda reached out to see if I’d be interested in trying their Smooth Infusion Line, I decided HECK YEAH! I’ve always been a fan of Aveda – and a line designed to help straighten sounds right up my alley!

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I started out by washing and conditioning my hair with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner. I then applied the Style-Prep Smoother to my damp hair.

Followed that by adding Naturally Straight to my hair, and then began styling as normal!

The end result looked amazing! I am so frustrated because I took before/after pictures …. and the iOS8 update ate them up off my phone! You’re going to just have to imagine me dreamy and sexy and straightened. It was beautiful!

How to Use the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Products:

Step 1: Wash hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Shampoo and follow with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Conditioner. Towel dry hair and comb through.
Step 2: Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother to damp hair, by working it through from the mid-shaft through the ends of hair.
Step 3: Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight. Depending on hair length and thickness, start by using approximately a small coin sized drop of Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight styling creme on towel-dried, still-damp hair, applying it one section at a time.
Step 4: Blow-dry hair straight using the brush of your choice. Flat iron if desired.

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Go from naturally curly to naturally straight. Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight is a lightweight styling creme that progressively loosens curls every time you style. 

As you straighten your hair, Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight’s naturally derived plant fibers invisibly attach to hair to loosen curl and help lock in straightness. The formula’s humidity barrier of organic cassava extract and maize defends against frizz. The more you use it, the easier it is to create straight, smooth styles, so you can spend less time with a blow dryer and flat iron every day. It is safe for relaxed and color treated hair. After five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.

Watch the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ tutorial below for more tips.

Aveda Naturally Straight retails for $26.00/5 oz., 150 ml and is available at Aveda stores and salons and online at aveda.com. To find a location near you, visit aveda.com.

Disclosure: Make Her Up received these products from Aveda and SheSpeaks for post purposes, but was not compensated. The opinions are 100% my own!

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Need a little stress relief? Try Aveda’s new line – Stress-Fix!

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I’m a mom, and I get stressed out…. a lot. There, I said it. Who doesn’t get stressed these days? Work is hard, kids are difficult, the house is dirty, time to fold the laundry. Seems like the to-do list grows rather than shrinks! Am I right or am I right!?

One of my all-time favorite brands has come up with a natural, healthy way of reducing my stress! For less than $75, you can give yourself the complete spa experience – at HOME! Introducing the MARVELOUS Stress-Fix Home Spa Experience by Aveda!

The proven stress-relieving stress-fix™ aroma blends calming organic French lavender with uplifting, blues-chasing organic clary sage (a Mediterranean herb) and relaxing, mood-enhancing organic lavindin (a hybrid of true and spike lavender) for an extra-aromatic experience.

Each set includes:

· stress-fix™ body lotion 200 ml – a richly moisturizing lotion with organic aloe, organic shea butter and organic sunflower oil designed to relax the mind and lavish skin

· travel size stress-fix™ soaking salts 6 oz – mineral rich salts to soften skin while easing anxiety formulated with organic sugar and organic sunflower oil

· stress-fix™ concentrate 7 ml – a potent essential oil blend that includes antioxidant vitamin E and skin conditioning organic sunflower and olive oils

The stress-fix™ Home Spa Experience gift set come pre-wrapped and ready for giving… which hopefully helps reduce your stress too!

Seriously – the scent is to die for. I am DROOLING over this set right now!

Availability: Aveda.com

Price: $73.50

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Windy winter? No problem with Aveda’s Control Force Hairspray!

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A little wind this winter? NO BIG DEAL! Aveda has your hair under lock down! You won’t have to worry about flyaways – I promise!

Aveda’s  firmest hold hair spray offers long-lasting hold and humidity defense for all hair types—and has a net-zero climate impact.*

  • All-day firm hold and 24-hour humidity defense
  • Fast-drying, non-flaking formula
  • UV filters and anti-oxidants
  • Organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiver—calming aroma

This hairspray is SO AMAZING, 97% of Aveda reviewers would recommend this product to their friends! It’s that good! Go ahead – go nuts! Aveda has your back!

$27.00

*Through Aveda’s funding of renewable energy to offset the CO2 associated with the manufacturing, transportation and use of Aveda aerosol hair sprays.

**Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


Aveda Smooth Infusion

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The last month the humidity in Oregon has been intense. The high humidity besides making me feel icky wreaks complete havoc on my hair. Anyone with natural curl or wave knows how frustrating it is to have spent the time to style your hair then walk outside and feel the frizz start to go crazy.

I was sent the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother and Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner to review and share my thoughts. I have been using the products for a few weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts.

The shampoo and conditioner both smell great and I only need a bit to really work through my hair. The conditioner leaves my hair smooth and tangle free and surprisingly easy to brush through (bonus)! I love that this line is not only cleaning and conditioning but also protecting my hair from the damage heat styling can cause.

My favorite piece of this line has to be the Style-Prep Smoother. I work a dime size amount through my hair and not only does it help smooth my hair and fight frizz it really helps to cut drying time and unnecessary heat damage. I love how soft and smooth my hair is when I use it and the best part, my hair stays smooth and straight all day.

The picture below shows my natural curl left untouched. On the right my hair after using the Aveda Smooth Infusion products and blow drying. Even without a flat iron my hair is much straighter, and once I flat iron its pin straight.

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Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ – $24

Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ preps hair for long-lasting, smooth, sleek styling. A favorite among leading editorial stylists working backstage at New York Fashion Week, the innovative formula is a hybrid between a high performance leave-in treatment and a styling product.

  •  Defends against humidity for up to 12 hours
  • Infuses smoothness by creating a sleek new surface on hair that helps reduce frizz and fly-aways
  • Helps shorten styling time and make styling easier
  • Protects hair from heat damage with a hydrolyzed wheat protein complex

Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Conditioner – $21
Daily conditioning smooths and softens hair up to 60%. Exclusive plant infusion-a blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean-creates a smooth new surface on hair.

  • Significantly reduces frizz and unwanted wave, helps prevent flyaways
  • Protects against surface damage from heat styling
  • Babassu-derived cleansing system softens hair with a luxurious lather
  • One of 7 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification.

Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Shampoo $21
Daily cleansing smooths and softens hair up to 60%, moisturizes and reduces frizz.Exclusive plant infusion-a blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean-creates a smooth new surface on hair.

  • Significantly reduces frizz and unwanted wave, helps prevent flyaways
  • Protects against surface damage from heat styling
  • Babassu-derived cleansing system softens hair with a luxurious lather
  • One of 7 groundbreaking products honored with Gold-level Cradle to Cradle certification.

* Disclosure I was sent the above products for review, I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own from my personal use of the products.

All Aveda products are available for purchase in Aveda salons and online at aveda.com