Product Review: Aveda Scalp Benefits Line

A shampoo that’s meant to help get your scalp back into balance. Perfect for those dry winters or humid summers when hair can get a little greasy.
Well am I glad that long and dry winter is over! I always get a bit of dry skin with the change of seasons from fall to winter but it usually balances out after a couple weeks. That did not hold true this winter. Luckily I found a few products to help out with my dry scalp and a shampoo and conditioner combo that balanced me out on a day to day basis.

After my last trip to Celebrity Hair Salon in Edmonton, Phyto’s Soothing Treatment Shampoo was recommended to me to help clear up a tiny dry patch along my hairline. I loved how it worked but it is more of a “treatment” and I found it was counter productive if I used the shampoo too often. So while restocking on my favorite Aveda heat protecting spray, I decided to check out their other products and picked up their Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner and am totally in love with it.

You just can’t go wrong with Aveda products based on the smell alone (well I personally love it). The shampoo is perfectly gentle while still cleansing the hair. Sometimes with lines that are more natural, I find I have to lather, rinse, repeat. Not with this one though. I am coming to the end of my first bottle and can say I am 100% satisfied with the results. I really do feel like it balance out my scalp and I swap my Phyto shampoo in maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks if needed.

The conditioner is pretty good too. They’re recommended to be used together to balance out the scalp but since I don’t apply conditioner to my scalp, I may try a different one when I go to restock. I know thicker doesn’t always mean better but I like a really thick cream when it comes to conditioners. Something to just coat and sink into my hair as it’s fairly coarse, wavy, bleached and heat styled most days. This one is nice and thick and probably one of my favorite so far by Aveda (aside from their Cherry Almond Bark Conditioner, which they’ve discontinued) but I’d like to see if there’s anything that’s a little more moisturizing.

The sales lady did let me know that this line is meant to be used to get your scalp back in balance at which point you can move onto a different line. I could easily stick with the shampoo as it’s doing a great job of keeping my scalp healthy but may give a different line a try and keep this under my sink for when I’m feeling a little “unbalanced”. Definitely recommend if you’re going through some scalp woes of your own!

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