Aveda product combinations

My DH made me mad today so I went shopping at Aveda to calm down (their tea is the best stuff ever!). I picked up some of the Phomollient Styling Foam and the Light Elements Defining Whip. I've seen these mentioned a few times on the forums and was wondering who uses these products? and in what order? and how do you use them? I have the flax seed and aloe gel and I love it so I wanted to try more of their stuff. Also, anyone have any other recommendations for Aveda products? I can always go back tomorrow and buy more stuff!
3a, medium texture, low porosity(?)
Poo: KC Come Clean
Rinse-out Condish: Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave-in: KCKT
Styling Products: KCCC, HETT/HESMU, Joiwhip
Weekly Treatment: Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioner
Monthly Treatment: Henna

Hair Pics (most I've hidden from public view but if you want to see more, PM me and I'll open up the security on them): http://flickr.com/photos/eponaaran/s...7610671796089/
Unfortunately the perfumes in Aveda products give me a headache. Used to love their Sap Moss line and my stylist mentioned I should use the Curly line and actually put some on my hair when I went in for my last cut. Loved the way it looked but by the time I got home I started feeling heachey and washed it out.
3b thick and coarse

CONS
VO5 champagne kiss, suave coconut, inecto coconut oil moisturizing condish
CURL CREMES
mop c
GELS
HE SMU, LA sports gel
LOW POO'S
cream of nature


cg/modified cg since april 2006
I've tried their tea as well ... it is awesome!

I have the whip; my stylist uses it on my hair (as well as her own). It is an Aveda salon. My stylist uses the Be Curly (as a leave-in and curl enhancer), Flaxseed & Aloe gel and then the whip.

She puts one finger in the whip and takes out a chunk ... probably a little less than a thimble size.

She always starts at the top and works her way down to the ends of my hair. She said that she finds she gets better volume that way ... and she does .... but when I do it I end up with greasy looking roots.

The way I use the whip is I scrunch it in after plopping ... or after I have diffused for a few minutes .. so that it isn't really wet, but the curls haven't really started to form yet. I've used it dry occasionally as well. When I use it dry, I take a small amount in one hand and wet the other hand ... shake it so that it isn't drippy and rub my hands together. I find that it works better on dry hair when it is diluted a little, rather than full strength.

I wouldn't recommend the Be Curly ... I don't find it does much. If you use hair spray, the Aveda Brilliant medium hold hair spray is really nice. I don't use hair spray very often, but it is a good one. I sometimes use it if I have a couple of fly-aways that won't do as they're told!

Have fun with them !!
Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
Hi, I have been experimenting with the Phomollient and flaxseed gel too :-)

Mainly I have been trying to use the Phomollient as a de-frizzer, prior to curl cream/gel application. I think it is helping. I have been experimenting with other new products too though so it is hard to say for sure. Basically I was trying to use it like some use Curl Keeper as I don't have any at the moment. I am going to be brave I think and skip the curl cream the next time because it is hard to judge how that reacts with the foam and gel. The reason I bought phomollient is years ago my mom had it and I tried and loved it, of course I can't remember what I was doing to my hair then! My Mom has much finer hair than me though so it is definitely not a heavy product.

I have also tried the Phomollient on dry hair. It is so light that it just absorbs right in and does refresh the curl a bit, it can lead to slight stringiness though I think if not careful. I just love the smell of it though!

The flaxseed gel I am still deciding on. It's a little too crunchy and I can't help but feeling like the alcohol is drying my hair. I tend to mix it with gels that have weak hold (like the Max green). I would be curious to try their other gel though (Confixor?) as I do like the runny liquid consistency of the gel.

I didn't have much luck with the Be Curly either, far too heavy for my hair. It reminded me of a heavier Kiehl's Creme with silk groom. I never thought I would say that about a product but am finding my hair is not as thick as I think it is, there's just a lot of it if that makes any sense! (3a-b mix).

Very curious to hear about the Aveda whip, have never heard of that! Their tea is so good I agree, and the facials and all of it!

I am thinking of having my hair cut at Aveda soon, no doubt will come away with a few products! I was interesting in trying one of the pomades for shine (again think I tried years ago before eliminating cones so would be curious to see if they do anything for shine - obsessed with shine at the moment!)
I go to aveda institute for color and last time the curly student used the flax gel and be curly cream mixed together. It came out good. But their products are so expensive I will stick with deva. It's cheaper and my hair comes out great.
Hair type, thin, 3b, past my shoulders always looking for length. Use jessicurl hair cleansing cream, devacurl one c, angel, set it free, Always see a deva trained stylist for cut and Aveda Institute for color.
I've tried their curly line... I wasn't impressed. It seemed to make mine more frizzie, plus my scalp was really itchy a day later. Could I be allergic to something in it? I get this sometimes with certain shampoos. The only one that I found to work well is the Matrix Curl life. Also the smell of it doesn't work well for me, it smells stinky to me.
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
Ernest Hemingway


CG since June 15th, 2008
3b very thick hair with very kinky (possibly 3c) curls underneath
Went Deva Care line beginning
September 23, 2009
Update: 10/12/2009 I can't stop playing with my curls!! So soft, shiny and manageable!!!! IN LOVE WITH DEVA Products!!!!!! YIPPPIE!!!!




I've tried their curly line... I wasn't impressed. It seemed to make mine more frizzie, plus my scalp was really itchy a day later. Could I be allergic to something in it? I get this sometimes with certain shampoos. The only one that I found to work well is the Matrix Curl life. Also the smell of it doesn't work well for me, it smells stinky to me.
Originally Posted by notegal
I went to an Aveda salon for my last hair cut and they used the whole Be Curly line on my hair. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't great. I have the Curl Control but never seem to have any luck with it. And I think I picked up the Curl Enhancer in the store last night and found something on the ingredient list that wasn't CG. Can't remember though.
3a, medium texture, low porosity(?)
Poo: KC Come Clean
Rinse-out Condish: Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave-in: KCKT
Styling Products: KCCC, HETT/HESMU, Joiwhip
Weekly Treatment: Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioner
Monthly Treatment: Henna

Hair Pics (most I've hidden from public view but if you want to see more, PM me and I'll open up the security on them): http://flickr.com/photos/eponaaran/s...7610671796089/
I've tried their curly line... I wasn't impressed. It seemed to make mine more frizzie, plus my scalp was really itchy a day later. Could I be allergic to something in it? I get this sometimes with certain shampoos. The only one that I found to work well is the Matrix Curl life. Also the smell of it doesn't work well for me, it smells stinky to me.
Originally Posted by notegal
I went to an Aveda salon for my last hair cut and they used the whole Be Curly line on my hair. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't great. I have the Curl Control but never seem to have any luck with it. And I think I picked up the Curl Enhancer in the store last night and found something on the ingredient list that wasn't CG. Can't remember though.
Originally Posted by EponaBlackhorse
I asked in a newbie thread and no one has replied, but what does CG stand for?
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
Ernest Hemingway


CG since June 15th, 2008
3b very thick hair with very kinky (possibly 3c) curls underneath
Went Deva Care line beginning
September 23, 2009
Update: 10/12/2009 I can't stop playing with my curls!! So soft, shiny and manageable!!!! IN LOVE WITH DEVA Products!!!!!! YIPPPIE!!!!




CG stands for Curly Girl/Curly Girl method. Its basically following the routine described in the Curly Girl book. Basics include no sulfate shampoo and no silicones. This thread on the "going shampoo-less" board is about the CG method: Introduction to the no-poo method
3a, medium texture, low porosity(?)
Poo: KC Come Clean
Rinse-out Condish: Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave-in: KCKT
Styling Products: KCCC, HETT/HESMU, Joiwhip
Weekly Treatment: Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioner
Monthly Treatment: Henna

Hair Pics (most I've hidden from public view but if you want to see more, PM me and I'll open up the security on them): http://flickr.com/photos/eponaaran/s...7610671796089/
Thanks. I own that book. I didn't realize it was a big deal until coming to this forum. It's awesome!
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
Ernest Hemingway


CG since June 15th, 2008
3b very thick hair with very kinky (possibly 3c) curls underneath
Went Deva Care line beginning
September 23, 2009
Update: 10/12/2009 I can't stop playing with my curls!! So soft, shiny and manageable!!!! IN LOVE WITH DEVA Products!!!!!! YIPPPIE!!!!




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