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NOW CLOSED Do you have fine or thinning hair? Try out the Invati haircare range from Aveda and win an Aveda hamper worth £77

(187 Posts)
KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Aug-12 14:01:45

The folks at Aveda would like 30 Mumsnetters to try out the Invati haircare range. Here's what Aveda say about the product: "Some of the most powerful technologies exist in nature. With the Densiplex complex we found a botanically sourced solution for visibly thinning hair that harnesses the power of turmeric and ginseng, for thicker-fuller looking hair."

If you are selected you'll receive the Invati haircare range including Invati Exfoliating Shampoo (RRP £19.50), Invati Thickening Conditioner (RRP £21.50) and Invati Scalp Revitalizer (RRP £43.00). You'll then need to try out the 3-step system of products over the course of 8 weeks and add your feedback to a thread on Mumsnet.

This product test is open to all UK Mumsnetters who have fine or thinning hair or hair that falls out a lot.

Everyone who is selected and adds their feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a hamper of the Stress-Fix Bodycare range worth £77.

If you'd like to try out the Invati haircare range, please sign up here

Thanks and good luck!


Done smile

I'm sick of my hair falling out. DH says its like living with an Afghan Hound hmm.

It keeps getting stuck in the Dyson too angry

BellaOfTheBalls Tue 28-Aug-12 14:27:47

Done. [hopeful please pick me smiley]

As in bunging the Dyson up after its fell out that is.... I don't vacuum my hair!

done ... pleeeease pick me!

addictedisback Tue 28-Aug-12 14:47:38

tequila mine gets stuck in the vaccume too. its very annoying and it breaks it sad

Pinot Tue 28-Aug-12 14:49:13

Diddly done.

crazy8 Tue 28-Aug-12 14:57:20

Done. smile

Haberdashery Tue 28-Aug-12 15:00:31

Oh, yes please! My hair is awful.

mignonette Tue 28-Aug-12 15:05:57

Me too.

Please please please please (jumping up and down like a mad thing)

I have had alopeacia (thankfully gone) and now have very fine hair which falls out a lot. If it works on my hair it will work on any hair.

lubeybooby Tue 28-Aug-12 15:20:56

Done - would love to try this!

NettOlympicSuperstar Tue 28-Aug-12 15:26:11

Done, I'd love to try it, my hair is awful because of ill health.

Please, please pick me. Dp is tired of picking up my hair everywhere; dd2 found one of my hairs in her dinner last night (ugh - pick me for dd2's sake if not for mine!!) and I have a horrible feeling that dd1's hair is the same as mine, so if this works that would be two of us buying it! smile

Pamsie Tue 28-Aug-12 15:41:56

Just completed the form. I've had enough of hoovering every day and unclogging plugholes because of my falling hair. I've got to be extra careful around baby too as she just grabs my hair and will often find strands of my hair in her palm.

SwimmingLikeADuck Tue 28-Aug-12 15:42:59

Done. Would love to do something with my fine hair. It just sort of hangs therre sad

LouMacca Tue 28-Aug-12 16:20:40

Done smile

Northernexile Tue 28-Aug-12 16:31:14

Done! God I hope I'm picked, DH is completely fed up of dismantling the shower every couple of days and pulling small rodent-sized clumps of hair out! It's so bad I even had to start a thread about it a few weeks back!

<subtle use of evidence I really need this stuff!>

Done. Pick me please, my hair is bothersome. sad

pickofthepops Tue 28-Aug-12 16:43:51

Definitely me please. Prize winning thin hair!

pickofthepops Tue 28-Aug-12 16:45:01

My moulted hair (long fine and straight) itself around the Hoover head and I have to defur it weekly. a grim job.

LadySybildeChocolate Tue 28-Aug-12 16:46:41

Done. smile

dinkystinky Tue 28-Aug-12 17:03:49


BoerWarKids Tue 28-Aug-12 17:06:37

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

I moult like a cat sad Emptying my hoover is a frightening experience.

Quejica Tue 28-Aug-12 17:08:34

Although I am a big fan of low-carbing, I am reluctantly admitting that (after 4 months) my hair seems to be falling out more than usual and I wonder if low carbing may be the reason sad

Mollyfish Tue 28-Aug-12 17:10:38

Please choose me, my hair is dire!

Oooo please pick me! My hair is so fine and goes through phases of falling out. T top it off, I've started finding grey hars ! Aaaagh I'm only 34 - is that normal? If it works on me it will work for anyone! smile

Tigerbomb Tue 28-Aug-12 17:25:21

I want this more than I wanted the vacuum grin

muddledsheep Tue 28-Aug-12 17:29:28

Would love hair is awful :-)

Chulita Tue 28-Aug-12 17:38:21

I too am after thick flowing locks that don't fall out in clumps, pick me! (are locks plural that "don't", i'm confused)

wolvesdidit Tue 28-Aug-12 17:40:31

I am losing a lot of hair and also have what looks scarily like a bald patch sad I'd love to try something which could help.

Grockle Tue 28-Aug-12 18:02:36

Done. I'd love to find something that helps my hair look a little less thin.

ohmeohmy Tue 28-Aug-12 18:03:16

Here I am! Your ideal customer!

bluebump Tue 28-Aug-12 18:28:46


I have a lot of hair but it is very thin. I also lose a lot of hair and my hoover is full of it. I find it comes out loads when I brush it too, I constantly have to remove it from my hairbrush!

Protein is meant to be good for hair though Quejica. I'll be interested to see the results even if I'm not picked, I like aveda but it is ££ if you don't know if it wil suit your hair!

MrsS1980 Tue 28-Aug-12 18:51:00

All done. Please pick me - my hair makes me so sad sad

MadameOvary Tue 28-Aug-12 19:16:11

Done. Not thinning but fine and falls out an annoying amount.

TwoPeasOnePod Tue 28-Aug-12 19:27:48

Pleeeease pick me!! My washing machine makes little nests of my awful hair that's fallen out blush I have been searching for a product that will help, and would be recommended to my friends who have that weird post- pregnancy hair loss phenomenon too grin

JaquelineHyde Tue 28-Aug-12 19:45:40

Done, done, done and I really want this!!

Horrible thin, lank greasy hair that I hate.

All fell out last year after a serious operation.

Now just grown back but is again thin, lank and even more greasy as I am now 6 weeks pg grin

I need this

Regadless of whether I am picked or not I would love to hear the feedback as nothing I have ever tried has helped and I have tried most things. So some good feedback please lucky ladies that are picked.

2plus2 Tue 28-Aug-12 19:47:54

Have filled out the form but not sure if I fit the criteria as my hair loss Is due to the medication I was taking, I have been taken off them now but still waiting for my hair to stop falling out sad

browny Tue 28-Aug-12 20:19:03

All filled in smile...I really need something to help the hair stay on my head and not on the floor....twice this week my daughter has called me to kill a spider, only to find out on closer inspection that it was my hair blush.

DairyNips Tue 28-Aug-12 20:22:13

Donesmile Please pick me! I'd love something to make a difference to my stupidly thin hair!

BoerWarKids Tue 28-Aug-12 20:25:54

How do the 30 people required get picked?


<crosses fingers>

WilfSell Tue 28-Aug-12 20:29:57

Oh yeah. I have hypothyroid, now treated, but still my hair falls out in handfuls and is visible thinning. Will try anything that helps!

thekidsarealright Tue 28-Aug-12 20:34:28

Best, award winning "pick me" smile


LivingInABubble Tue 28-Aug-12 20:36:37

Signed up, tired of running my hands through my wet hair and coming out with small clusters of it!

VioletStar Tue 28-Aug-12 20:48:37

Done! Pick me please - I'm nearly bald on top! I need help.

BabylonPI Tue 28-Aug-12 21:01:20

Done grin

Coconutter Tue 28-Aug-12 21:26:02

Done... Except I just realised I didn't tick the 'hair falls out' box blushconfused Gaaah!! The dog and I are competing. She wins - just - but mine collects dust and rolls up into little dust bunny balls... Yuk... (obviously this is after it has fallen out..!)

Viperidae Tue 28-Aug-12 21:55:23

Please pick me! My hair is getting finer and thinner just when I need it to get lusher to take attention away from the rest of me getting older and fatter!

serendippity Tue 28-Aug-12 21:59:26

Done! would love to take part in this. Another afghan here tequila smile
pick me!
pick me!

Please, please choose me! My hair is so fine, no product yet has helped it - could this be the one?

sincitylover Tue 28-Aug-12 22:12:15

I have signed up - my hair falls out everywhere and is thinning. Plus I love Aveda products

SirBoobAlot Tue 28-Aug-12 22:12:19

Pleeeeease. My hair falls out so much, and seems to be getting worse. At 21, this really sucks.

2plus2 Tue 28-Aug-12 22:20:27

Like others I would really like to hear the feed back on this product if I don't get picked. I thought I was the only one who felt this way about thinning hair, didn't know I was in such good company grin

StaceeJaxx Tue 28-Aug-12 22:51:35

Me, me, me! I would love to try this. I used to have gorgeous thick curly hair. Then after having dd2 6 years ago, it started to fall out, and never stopped. sad It's awfully thin now, it doesn't help that it's dark so my white scalp shines through like a bright shiny moon. angry

LackaDAISYcal Tue 28-Aug-12 23:38:37

Done. I have lupus and my hair is so thin and brittle, and I shed hairs everywhere I go, much worse after a flare up and if I go out In the sun, so anything that can make me feel better about myself my hair can only be a good thing. Would love to try this.

OldBagWantsNewBag Tue 28-Aug-12 23:40:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PeazlyPops Wed 29-Aug-12 00:06:04


Really hoping that I'm selected for this. I've always had thin hair, but it's been falling out loads for the past few months.

My husband is sick of finding my hair everywhere, I'm sick of having to pull it out of the plug hole (I was disgusted to discover that it was my hair that was preventing the bath from draining!) and I even had to cut it off the bristles of the dyson!

MamaSara Wed 29-Aug-12 00:06:26

Hello, I filled out the form and then clicked on the survey button, but it just seemed to bring me back to the MN page. Haven't received any emails from you, so wondered if you could check if my details were received as I would really love to take part in this product test...boy, do I need it! Thanks!

mirai Wed 29-Aug-12 03:17:31

Done but I didn't get a 'thanks' page either?

BlackberryIce Wed 29-Aug-12 07:17:47

Oooh when do we know who has been picked?

GrasshopperNchipmunk Wed 29-Aug-12 07:23:10

Please help me I am malting sad

Beckamaw Wed 29-Aug-12 09:11:16

You know, if it was possible to have plastic surgery to replace drab, lank hair with thick lustrous locks, I'd be saving up furiously.
When I wake up in the morning I look like a dead person! sad

Corygal Wed 29-Aug-12 09:12:04

Yes please. I have baby-fine hair that drops out. And trich, wbich doesn't help.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 29-Aug-12 09:16:44

Hi OldBagWantsNewBag , mirai and MamaSara don't worry we have your details, there isn't a 'thanks' page - when you've completed the form it will just redirect you to our product tests and surveys page.

BlackberryIce we'll be in touch with those selected next week.

Good luck smile

alisonsmum Wed 29-Aug-12 09:48:28

just completed the form too, my hair too falls out loads. Especially since having my children

OldBagWantsNewBag Wed 29-Aug-12 10:24:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MyLittleMiracles Wed 29-Aug-12 11:45:51

Done, PLEASE PICK ME <prays, my hair needs help!!!>

sparklystar Wed 29-Aug-12 13:00:15

Done (crosses fingers hopefully)

WilfSell Wed 29-Aug-12 13:18:54

While we're all here... You know that eyelash stuff that supposedly works really well to help eyelashes stay put and grow stronger (I have some but I always forget to do it consistently so haven't seen any results yet - and btw my eyelashes and brows have suffered too with the thyroid related hairloss)

Well, why can't we have that for our heads? Does anyone know? Or are the hair follicles different somehow? Perhaps it would just be too prohibitive in price?

I'd definitely like to know a bit more about the science behind the Aveda products - perhaps someone will be coming on MN to tell us more?

Lizzzombie Wed 29-Aug-12 13:48:02

Please pick me. My hair is falling out at the rate of knots (pardon the pun) & I can't work out why.


I mussed up in the PickMePickMe box.

Please would you check that I'm all fully entered.



KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 29-Aug-12 16:24:31

Hi Chaos I've only got half a sentence in your Pick Me box. You can PM me what you'd like to say and I'll add it in for you.

ilovesprouts Wed 29-Aug-12 16:39:43

hi just filled in hope i get picked my hair is so fine /thin even my 2dcs say mum you got bald patch in your hair sad

F4ttyBumBum Wed 29-Aug-12 16:50:55

Done smile

thethirteenthcoming Wed 29-Aug-12 17:56:13

I would like to have better looking hair! I'm sick if limp knots at the back of my head!!!

Emandlu Wed 29-Aug-12 18:23:03

I've filled it in, hope I get picked for this one.

Ooooh yes please, I'd love to find a product for fine hair that actually works rather than just weighing it down even more!

meala Wed 29-Aug-12 19:59:52

Filled it in, this test looks really good!

OhBuggerandArse Wed 29-Aug-12 21:18:59

Dunnit. Fingers crossed!

Created Wed 29-Aug-12 21:24:13

After having my third child this year, I have had much greater hair loss than previously post birth. I would say that my hair is now thin, where as before it wasn't. I would love to see if this helps!!

Done - feel so let down by my hair all the time!! Fine and thin - worst two combinations (in my opinion!) grin

bobthebuddha Wed 29-Aug-12 22:34:59

Wow, there are lots of other poor sufferers of fine/falling out hair out there - it's no fun at all. However, having filled out the form my first submission returned a server-error and the second no confirmation that the form had gone, just a generic MN page. KatieBMumsnet/MNHQ if you're checking the thread, could you be kind enough to check mine submitted? Ta

MaMattoo Wed 29-Aug-12 22:48:32

Done. If I tuck my many chins in and gaze up into the camera my shining scalp shows through. Hair has fallen! And how!
So now I have a choice of looking fat or bald or both.
Not. Good.

ChablisLover Wed 29-Aug-12 23:29:33

Done fingers crossed

Would save a hell of a lot of work !

GotMyGoat Thu 30-Aug-12 09:01:48

My colleagues pick my hairs of my back - i use a clothes brush every day but ot makes no difference.

Would be fine if i had lots of hair to begin with.

Pick me!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-Aug-12 09:07:17

bobthebuddha we have your completed form smile


bobthebuddha Thu 30-Aug-12 11:45:30

KatieBMumsnet, cheers smile

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Thu 30-Aug-12 13:10:09

Just filled the form in. Surprised to see so many other people have this problem - I thought it was just me sad

HufftheHedgehog Thu 30-Aug-12 13:33:22

Just filled it in too! Any hair products that could help with my thin hair and stop it breaking/shedding so much would be great

naturalhair Thu 30-Aug-12 14:09:45

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

ettiketti Thu 30-Aug-12 16:55:48

I so hope I get picked, I lost 50% of my hair due to ill health last year and its an ongoing issue that means it won't come back. This sounds amazing if it works!

fedupofnamechanging Thu 30-Aug-12 19:01:21

Done. It would be really nice to have lovely hair again.

PavlovtheCat Thu 30-Aug-12 19:51:10

oh god yes please!

foxinsocks Thu 30-Aug-12 22:07:55

Oooh hope I get it smile

foxinsocks Thu 30-Aug-12 22:50:05

I need it. My hair is so thin my scalp burns in the sun (cue the violins)

Awesome Thu 30-Aug-12 23:45:33

All done. Hope I'm not too late.
Please pick my hair!

foxinsocks Thu 30-Aug-12 23:46:39

Pick mine <elbows awesome out the way>

cherryjellow Fri 31-Aug-12 21:06:20

pick meee pretty please!!!!

Done, my hair is always everywhere! Even pregnancy can't make mine thicken and stay where it should be!!

polly164 Sun 02-Sep-12 17:15:56

Done, I really need a range like this!!

cheesesarnie Sun 02-Sep-12 17:21:18

am i too late?

shinytrousers Sun 02-Sep-12 21:50:35

I would love to try this - my usually fine but lots of it long hair has over the past few months got thinner and thinner. I get clumps of it fall out when I wash it (rolled into a ball it's the size of a golf ball - is that normal btw?). Not sure if planning a wedding has anything to do with it!

When will the testers be drawn please?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Sep-12 09:54:40

TequilaMockinBird I'll be selecting the testers this week and be in touch soon.

cheesesarnie you're not too late the sign up form is still open.

Thanks Katie smile

cheesesarnie Mon 03-Sep-12 18:19:42

thanks katie, think i did it right?

ilovesprouts Tue 04-Sep-12 15:37:10

any one been picked yet ?.

BlackberryIce Tue 04-Sep-12 16:04:17

Not heard either way. Maybe they will get listed here on thread?

Frontpaw Tue 04-Sep-12 16:05:44

Has anyone heard anything yet, perhaps, maybe?

BabylonPI Tue 04-Sep-12 17:44:39

Please can you let me know when I might be picked and if it's not soon I may have to purchase a wig blushconfused

Frontpaw Tue 04-Sep-12 17:45:34

Or a large wooly hat.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Sep-12 12:30:14

Hi all, I'll be emailing those selected this week. I'll post on this thread when the email has been sent. Good luck!

Frontpaw Wed 05-Sep-12 12:33:30

I never thought there were so many mumsnetters hiding under hats!

BlackberryIce Wed 05-Sep-12 14:24:24

It's mid week.... Nearly there!

ilovesprouts Wed 05-Sep-12 14:54:49

katiebmumsnet why are we waiting ...... wink .

BoerWarKids Wed 05-Sep-12 20:07:06

How does KatieB decide? Does she study our applications at length, or is it just names out of a hat?

Frontpaw Wed 05-Sep-12 20:12:44

I have lots of hats she could use.

BlackberryIce Thu 06-Sep-12 09:47:45

Maybe we will hear today?

Yay, I'm in grin thanks MNHQ

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Sep-12 11:50:50

Selected emails have been sent - check your inboxes smile

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Sep-12 11:53:00

Tequila you beat me to it grin

Pinot Thu 06-Sep-12 11:59:47

Oh boo - never mind smile

Enjoy it everyone who got lucky!

Sorry Katie, I was just sooooo excited! grin

sparklystar Thu 06-Sep-12 12:23:00

Yay thanks Mumsnet smile I'm in

Haberdashery Thu 06-Sep-12 12:39:20

Bah. Looking forward to reading the feedback, though.

ilovesprouts Thu 06-Sep-12 13:40:06

sad this one was the one i was looking to most oh well never mind bk to thin hair sob.

BonnyDay Thu 06-Sep-12 17:19:58


JaquelineHyde Thu 06-Sep-12 21:11:47

Please can we have really good honest feedback from all you lucky ones as it really will influence whether I buy and try.

Thanks smile

BabylonPI Thu 06-Sep-12 21:35:08

Just going to check spam and trash before I order a wig just in case wink

GurlwiththeFrothyGoldMedal Thu 06-Sep-12 21:36:20

I was lucky to be chosen too - thanks!

BabylonPI Thu 06-Sep-12 21:37:32

Dear MNHQ either my email is broken or you forgot to send me an email or I just didn't get chosen <sob>

My poorly hair sad

Frontpaw Thu 06-Sep-12 22:23:18

I suspect Aveda just wasn't up to the job of sorting out my hair and am childish enough to boycott their products. Thrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp to them!

pickofthepops Thu 06-Sep-12 22:25:58

Oh bum. Was hoping would get some. Oh well. Will buy some iron tablets instead grin

Frontpaw Thu 06-Sep-12 22:28:43

Then again, there is no way on Gods green earth that I'd spend over £40 of shampoo and conditioner, so maybe I'm lucky not to get drawn in...

WilfSell Thu 06-Sep-12 22:36:57

Booo. Yes, anyhow, lots of detailed reviews please, starting with what it says on the tin?

WilfSell Thu 06-Sep-12 22:45:25

Jeez louise that stuff is expensive! 85 quid for the 3 separate items! shock

It would have to make me a cup of tea in the morning as well as sorting the hair for that price, and I'm not averse to a ridiculously overpriced cosmetic.

I need solid, proper evidence that it works before shelling out that much...

Frontpaw Thu 06-Sep-12 22:47:09

Regain. Sigh.

Oh, I wasn't picked either sad. Not sure I'd spend that much either (even if it did mke me a cuppa!)

OhBuggerandArse Fri 07-Sep-12 11:46:21

<whinges> I never get picked. Well, I did once for nappy cream, but that wasn't really for me <whines>.

Is it becos I is - erm - a bit rude of name?

Hurray - I'm in! Will let you know how I get on. It's horribly expensive but having used some Avedo stuff in the past it a) tends to be pretty good and b) lasts quite a long time: I swear by their handcream, for example.

Avedo? Doh.

sparklystar Tue 11-Sep-12 09:42:20

Yay recieved my product to test this morning, here's to beautiful hair smile

AWimbaWay Tue 11-Sep-12 11:08:01

Got mine today too, let's hope they actually work, they certainly smell good!

LovingBeingAMummy Tue 11-Sep-12 13:32:21

yippeeeeee I didn't receive an email (may have deleted by accident) and am so happy as just got ina and there is a lovely present for me!
Double surprise. Off to try products.

Which thread should we add the feedback to?

AWimbaWay Tue 11-Sep-12 14:56:56

I'm hoping we'll be notified in a few weeks time GurlwiththeFrothyCurl. Have spritzed my scalp with the revitalizing spray and now it's all warm and tingly, and I smell nice but rather strong!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Sep-12 15:16:10

Hi GurlwiththeFrothyCurl you need to try the products over the next 8 weeks and I'll send you a link to the feedback thread after this time.

Enjoy the products smile

Thanks! Will start the products tomorrow smile

Just got back from work to a card from Royal Mail, is that how yours were delivered?

AWimbaWay Tue 11-Sep-12 18:19:10

Yes TequilaMockinBird !

Yay grin

I'll be picking mine up tomorrow morning then!

I also arrived home to a card from the postman. Dp is going to pick them up for me tomorrow - can't wait to try them!

moonbells Wed 12-Sep-12 09:30:27

Many thanks for letting me do this one, I've been at my wits' end these past few months with hair loss. I just hope I've got enough for 8 weeks, given I've got rather long (and sadly now thin and straggly) hair. I want my old hair back! Anyway have started the routine, so fingers crossed.

Picked mine up this morning, can't wait to finish work and wash my hair grin

Got mine yesterday --forgot about it-- so ill start tomorrow. Also concerned I won't manage 8wks, my hairs past my waist!

Have got mine - it smells and looks lovely but I don't understand what I'm supposed to do with the scalp treatment stuff. Wet hair? Dry hair? After washing? Before washing? It says use twice a day but doesn't say on what kind of hair - am I being dim?

AWimbaWay Wed 12-Sep-12 21:55:51

I wasn't sure either Remus, so I just put it on dry hair, squirting right down on my scalp then massaging in, seemed OK, didn't leave it looking greasy or anything!

I got mine today too!

The spray says it's a 4 week course, so I doubt it will last the 8 weeks, so thinking that MNHQ should maybe send out the link after 4 weeks.

I'm also a bit confused as to when to use the spray, I tried it this evening onto dry hair and it has made my hair go a little hard and I smell quite strongly, so not sure I could use it in the morning and then go to work, unless I could use it on wet hair and it would then dry ok?! I'll maybe try that tomorrow morning, fingers crossed it works and I don't have to re-wash!

moonbells Thu 13-Sep-12 15:10:21

You know, I rather like wafting about the place smelling of lavender. It's supposed to be a stress-reliever which I really could do with (and stress is one of the probable causes of my hair loss) so a win-win for me.

WilfSell Thu 13-Sep-12 15:21:52

So - watching with interest - have any of you testers tried all the products yet? How/when do you use the spray?

Any feedback so far or is it too early to say?

Initial verdict = the shampoo and conditioner smell lovely. I really like the feel of the shampoo but I don't think the conditioner moisturised the ends as much as my normal conditioner. I've tried the spray on dry hair and wet hair and both seemed to work okay. My hair looked nice and glossy this morning and felt quite 'swishy.'

MildredH Fri 14-Sep-12 00:33:03

Aah sheesh kebabs.. I've not started. Kinda thought I'd be told when to.. Yikes best set alarm early tomz and get it all sloshed on..

Feedback so far tho= lovely posh packaging, lush fragrance but v steep prices.. It'd need to work a miracle for me to continue on..

I'm not sure about the smell of it, I feel that it is maybe a bit over powering, especially the spray. Feel like I get a waft every time I move! grin

Have been using it for 2 days now, I wash my hair everyday, and I felt yesterday that my hair started to get a bit greasy as the day went on, I am prone to oily hair anyway, and normally use products for that. Today i cut back on conditioner to see if that makes a difference.

I have also used the spray on wet and dry hair, but found when I tried to dry my hair with the hairdryer after i out it in wet the smell was even worse...although if you like the smell that might be a bonus! smile

Mine have arrived now. I have been away from home so only got them on Saturday. I am working away most of the week so it may be difficult to provide some feedback but I will try.

I havent tried them yet but I will start in the morning. I am also a bit confused about the spray - I assumed that you do it on dry hair because it says to do it twice a day. My hair isnt wet twice a day so I assumed that I should do it on dry hair.

Will we be sent a link to where we need to provide the feedback?

I love trying new hair products so I am excited about this grin

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Sep-12 09:21:32

Hi all, thanks for your comments so far. I'll ask Aveda about using the spray on wet or dry hair and will post their reply here.

You need to try the products for 8 weeks and I'll send the feedback thread to you at the end of this trial period.

Please do keep posting any initial comments you have on this thread in the mean time.

Thanks thanks

moonbells Mon 17-Sep-12 11:02:22

One thing they do need to do is make their instructions readable! The text is so small, that you have to get the tube really close to be able to see it. I'm short-sighted so can get away with it, but if someone is long-sighted (and perhaps need reading glasses) and are using the products because their hair is thinning with age/menopause etc, then they are going to have a problem. Especially as it's multi-lingual - trying to find the English ones was a mare.

I agree with moonbells!

Fwiw my hair feels thicker, my mum noticed, not been using it a week yet --and I forgot all about the spray until this morning-- have had to stop using conditioner at the roots as my hair gets greasy but use it from ear height down.

Overall I like it, but the conditioner sets of pregnancy nausea, just smells odd imo.

Agree about the tiny print on the instructions and also the confusion about the scalp treatment.

I have very fine, chin length, curly hair which is thinning a bit on the top. I like the shampoo as it lathers quite well. The conditioner just doesn't condition enough for me - my hair is coloured and is quite dry. I can hardly get a comb through it after using the conditioner and so this is likely to cause more breakage. When it dries, it looks really dry and frizzy, not smooth at all. it does look a bit thicker though.

Confused about the scalp spray and have tended to use it during the evening on dry hair so that it dries before I go to bed (usually wash my hair in the morning). As the smell is so strong, I am reluctant to go to work smelling of this, so I have not been using it in the morning so far.

my hairs the same gurl tops smooth and lovely but my ends, are just a mess, vo5 is the only thing to tame them!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Sep-12 09:28:01

Hi folks, the Scalp Revitaliser can be used on wet and dry hair and the bottle should last for 4 weeks. Aveda will send a second bottle to you around this time so you can continue using it for the full 8 weeks trail period.

lighthousekeeping Fri 21-Sep-12 20:09:37

I picked mine up today smile Im loving the fragrance. I put the Scalp Revitaliser on as soon as I opened it. It felt fine at first but has now really started to itch. I hope this wont be the case with the shampoo and conditioner.

MrsS1980 Fri 21-Sep-12 22:54:21

Hi MNHQ. I was very sad as I did not get an email to say I had been selected. However................ my products arrived this morning! Does that mean i can do it after all? Please don't make me send them back!

Viperidae Sun 23-Sep-12 22:47:11

I've just got back from a week away so have used mine for the first time today. It smells lovely and my hair looks nice so I am hoping this continues!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Sep-12 09:04:58

MrsS1980 don't worry you can keep the products. You should have received an email from me, although sometimes I do get sent to the spam folder hmm

WilfSell Fri 28-Sep-12 11:05:40

Any more updates for us ordinary bods? My hair is thinner, lankier and wispier than ever and scalp is showing through. Getting almost desperate enough to fork out 80 quid for this stuff if you tell me good things!

moonbells Fri 28-Sep-12 11:45:14

Wilf I'm cheating a bit. I have waist-length long hair which shows the thinning badly at the ends and I need two goes with the shampoo to get any lather at all, so I'm running out of it already. So I'm doing the first go with another shampoo to try and eke out the Aveda one.
Conditioner is lovely. I think this is what does the trick. It's certainly making me feel like it's thicker.
Now I have an old trick of drying it upside down with a dryer to give it more body. The spray-in Scalp Revitaliser stuff flattens it against my head and makes me feel like it needs washing all over again. And I can't redry it with a dryer because it's flammable!

I would love prefer it if Aveda would send me more shampoo and not the spray.

Viperidae Sat 29-Sep-12 00:03:26

I'm quite liking it but my hair is short and fine so when I use the spray (even into the roots) my hair is wet through so drying it poofs it up a bit.

Went to my hairdresser last week, they use Aveda and like this range but wondered if massaging the spray in might help stimulate blood flow, etc so effects might be partly the product and partly the regime iyswim.

Smells gorgeous!

BonnyDay Sun 30-Sep-12 14:11:41

i liek the smell - would never spend that much on it tbh

MildredH Tue 02-Oct-12 06:25:20


Sorry if I've missed something here mnhq- I've had my products for a few weeks and been using.. Where do I post feedback? Will I be contacted?


lighthousekeeping Tue 02-Oct-12 10:15:10

Im still losing as much hair but after the spray it does look fuller.

MrsS1980 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:47:07

Hi MNHQ and all,

I'm getting my regular colour done on Friday and my hairdresser wants me to check with Aveda if it is still ok to go ahead with the colour whilst using this product. Does anyone know?


KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 11:02:07

MildredH we'll be sending you the link to the feedback thread after you've tried the products for 8 weeks (so around the 12th November).

MrsS1980 I may be a little late now but I'll ask Aveda and get back to you.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Nov-12 10:36:34

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