There are so many redolent reasons to wander into Aveda, like the teas…
Oh, my gosh! — every time I walk in there and someone’s like, “Would you care for some tea?” I’m like Billy the Kid with how fast my had whips out for that cup. YUM!
But one of the best reasons to visit Aveda is their Shampure line. If you like lavender, peppermint and basically anything that smells herbal and earthly, I think you’ll love it. I know I do.
It’s a line of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body oil, and they also have a body mist now, all in the same scent, which is a potion of 25 pure plant and flower essences to soothe your senses.
The strongest notes to me are lavender, peppermint and ylang-ylang, which is a white, tropical flower from the Philippines (woo!), and they smell so cozy, calming and wintry together.
This is a great time of year for it. I love it.
The Shampure Shampoo and Conditioner ($14 each for decent-sized 8.5-oz. bottles) are my favorite things in the line. I use them once every other week as a clarifying set for my roots and my strands because they completely — like, I’m not kidding — get my hair squeaky clean.
Aqueous (Water\Aqua\Eau) Extracts\Extraits Aqueux:Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate , Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate , Lauramidopropyl Betaine , PEG-6 Cocamide , Dimethicone PEG-7 Isostearate , Babassuamidopropyl Betaine , Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Hydrolyzed Brazil Nut Protein , Wheat Amino Acids , Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil , Glycerin , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , PEG-30 Castor Oil , Polyquaternium-7 , Sodium Sulfate , Fragrance (Parfum) , Geraniol , Linalool , Citronellol , Limonene , Sodium Chloride , Polysorbate 80 , Sodium Gluconate , Maltodextrin , Potassium Sorbate , Sodium Benzoate , Phenoxyethanol , Annatto (CI 75120)
Aqueous (Water\Aqua\Eau) Extracts\Extraits Aqueux:Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract , Cetyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Stearalkonium Chloride , Hydrolyzed Brazil Nut Protein , Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Wheat Amino Acids , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol , Panthenol , Cetrimonium Chloride , Distearyldimonium Chloride , PEG-100 Stearate , Polyquaternium-4 , Sodium Gluconate , Fragrance (Parfum) , Geraniol , Linalool , Benzyl Benzoate , Citronellol , Limonene , Citric Acid , Phenoxyethanol
If I feel my hair starting to get weighed down from deep conditioners and heavy products, I shampoo and condition with Shampure and my scalp and hair feel completely clean and refreshed afterward, and I have volume for days. It won’t weigh your hair down.
I can’t use them all the time because they can be a bit drying, depending on how much moisture your hair craves (mine craves a lot), but if you’re looking for the occasional deep cleanse, this combo gently removes all levels of buildup.
I think it would also work well if you have fine hair.
I also use and love the Shampure Composition Oil, which is $30 for a 1.7-oz. bottle. You can use it on your scalp, your hair, in the bath and directly on your skin.
It’s great as a body oil on damp skin, and it’s hydrating enough to handle dry winter legs (it’s a lot like Clarins Tonic Oil that way).
Sometimes after the oil I been spray my skin with Shampure Perfume Mist ($30 for 3.4-oz.), which is limited edition and sold out online, but you might still be able to find it in stores. It’s a light body mist in the Shampure scent with a light dose of moisture.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,