Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner (Review)

Product Blurbs: Drenches even the driest, most brittle hair with moisture, leaving it soft, supple, touchable.

- instantly improves dry hair up to 63%, when used as part of our Dry RemedyTM Moisturizing System
- patent-pending Deep-Moisture complex penetrates hair to deliver lasting, intense moisture, powered by buriti oil, pomegranate and palm-derived conditioners
- relaxing floral aroma blend with certified organic palmarosa, ylang ylang and rose geranium, plus a hint of vanilla

Available at: Aveda salons, spas stores, and at

Price: $24 each (200 ml)

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

I had to get my boyfriend's opinion on the results after using this shampoo and conditioner. And we are both loving the it!

I've always had a problems with my really, really thick hair looking dull, fried, and dry. For a couple of years, I had to deal with a really bad hair day, all day, everyday after so much abuse from straightening it everyday, highlighting, and rebonding it (in short, it was badly fried). It wasn't up until this year when I finally got my hair to a decent (and way better) condition than what it was before after taking care of it by avoiding straightening it everyday (yes I couldn't live a day without straigtening my hair after I shower in the morning. It was just that impossible for me).

Even though my hair has already been softer and better, the shampoo I was using prior to Aveda shampoo and conditioner did not really do much to my dry ends and it was lacking the ability to make my hair shiny. I also had problem with the frizziness on certain days when I forgot to put serum on my hair. My old shampoo did still leave my hair nice and manageable which I was pretty content with, but Aveda took it to a whole different level.

My hair is now super soft 20x! It's super silky, shiny, and smooth and I was surprised because I actually saw the difference within two days later of switching to this killer combo. My hair is seriously soft to touch. My boyfriend even made a comment that by just looking at it he said that it looks soft and silky. He's really big on nice hair, so he kept running and playing with my locks, and I couldn't stop playing with my hair too.

Even after only using this shampoo and conditioner twice, I can't help but rave how good this thing is. It really made a difference on how my hair looks and feels. I've been trying to get my hair in as its best shape possible and Aveda made it happened! My ends aren't dry and no frizzies considering I didn't even use a hair serum. It also doesn't make my scalp itch unlike other shampoos and conditioner. (Sidenote: the shampoo and conditioner looks like I guess pureed bananas. It looked a bit odd on me for a shampoo and conditioner)

I really don't have time to blowdry my hair in the morning, so I just step out of the shower and let it airdry. Even without blowdrying my hair, by the time I get to work, my hair has dried nicely and shiny while taming out the frizz.

But, I have a few gripes about this shampoo and conditioner. It has an herbal smell to it (due to the mixture scents of ylang ylang and rose geramium) which I'm just not really a fan of. I just kinda had some difficulty showering with it in the morning since the herbal, minty smell is pretty strong in the beginning although I'm pretty used to it now. The smell does go away after you step out of the shower, and it doesn't have a strong lingering smell not unless someone really tries to sniff your hair out.

The price range for this shampoo is along the lines of Ojon and Frederic Fekkai. It's a bit on a pricey range for a small bottle, but I guess it comes with such a high end product. But then again, you can really tell the difference within days after switching to this.

I really, really, really love my hair right now. It's been a week since I've been using this shampoo and conditioner, and I still can't believe how amazing my hair looks right now compared to how it was prior to using it. My ends aren't dry, my hair is shiny and way healthier. It's way easier to run your fingers through my hair now. My only biggest complain is the price especially that we're in a recession right now! But other than that this product delivers good results. And, this is with just the shampoo and conditioner. Imagine when I actually start using the masque too.


  1. whoo...this post couldnt have come at a better time!! I was looking for a new shampoo and conditioner!! Thanks so much for this!


    <3 Penelope

  2.'s revealed!

    Shampoo and conditioner is one of things I just can't get myself to buy high-end with. Hmm...I do want to try high-end hair products though...

  3. sounds lovely! i have the same issues with my hair but i dont like the way some aveda products smell, i gotta get over that

  4. ah this is what my friend swears by and recommended me to get. glad it's doing wonders for you. sounds good!

  5. great review! i just got this bottle a couple of weeks ago and i LOVE it too! my hair dresser said that i needed this BADLY and it really works. i LOVE all aveda items. the only problem that most people have with their products is the smell, but of course it's because it's all natural products. when i first started dying my hair, i started off with an aveda salon and i swear by them! my hair is so much healthier and shiner than a lot of ppl i see and when i say i dye my hair, i mean i use to be up in the salon every two weeks! haha

    great review =)


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