I have to admit, I was a bit stemmied by a “Vintage 1978 Shampoo” that I received from Total Beauty and Aveda. Vintage shampoo? Huh? But I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try some Aveda products, so I happily bounded off to the shower to have a test wash.
The bottle itself is cute and kitschy, with obvious graphics to induce memories of the 70’s era. I also love that Aveda products are manufactured with 100% wind energy. How grand is that?!?! Love it.
On to the shampoo itself. The Clove shampoo is made to enhance darker blondes and medium to light brunette hair by coating the cuticle with shine and using ingredients to enhance your natural highlights. I noticed incredible shine after one use. Amazing shine! But I also had incredible frizz… boo. I think this shampoo might work well for fine-haired gals like me if we just use it once a week as a detox/clarifying shampoo rather than daily. Plus, be sure to follow it up with a good conditioner.
So my first foray into Aveda was mighty disappointing for me. I know the brand has loads of fans, but this shampoo just did not impress me. It’s not horrible, but certainly not a stellar stand-out either. I adore the cola smell and shine, but will have to pass on repurchase due to the stripped and frizzy way it left my hair.