This hair noob gets perfect voluminous waves with Aveda

Voluminous curls  on medium length hair with GHD and Aveda

 

Ok so maybe ‘perfect’ may be an exaggeration- but certainly these curls are a pretty decent effort for a home job at Casa Del Jen.

Getting smooth waves has been getting to be a real struggle lately. Since colouring my hair, it’s not as smooth as it once was, which meant that my GHD would catch on rough bits and refuse to glide over the strands to produce waves. So instead of curls, I get random kinks and frizz.

One night about a week ago, I tried curling my hair with the GHD as I normally would- and ended up with pretty arse-y looking frizzy kinks. I decided to break out my new Aveda products, so I applied the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother to my dry hair, gave it a minute to dry, brushed my hair, then used the GHD. The GHD glided over my strands so smoothly it was incredible- producing the best curl I have seen.

 

To get silky, voluminous curls that LAST:

1. Apply two pumps of Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother through hair from crown of the head to the ends, taking care to distribute product evenly.

2. Blow dry hair straight with a round bristle brush.

3. Curl sections of hair with a GHD as per usual.

4. Mist over curls with Aveda Pure Abundance Volumising Hair Spray and tousle curls with fingers to loosen. 

5. (optional)  Give yourself your best duck face in the mirror and tweet the photo to @Jfunnyvalentine 

 

Curls with volume on medium hair: GHD and Aveda

Curls with volume on medium length hair: GHD and Aveda

 

The Aveda Volumizing Hair Spray is a bit unusual in that it’s not in a pressurised aerosol can- it’s a pump bottle. I love the product itself but I found the packaging could sometimes be a pain in the behind- the nozzle gets gummed up if it’s been awhile since you’ve used it and if you try to spray it like this, the product comes out in squirts rather than a mist. What you need to do is run the nozzle under hot water, give it a few sprays, then use it on your hair.

It’s totally worth the little bit of extra faffing around though because this hair spray is really something amazing. It gives medium to strong hold that lasts (my curls will often drop within a couple of hours of using my GHD, but not with this product). At the same time your hair still looks completely natural- moves well, and doesn’t have the clumpy shiny look that often comes with hair spray. I had pretty decent curls the next morning too.

Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray and Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother

Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray and Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother

 

note: these products were provided free of charge from PR for consideration.

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One Response to “This hair noob gets perfect voluminous waves with Aveda”

  1. Kimberley says:

    Your curls look amazing!

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