How my hair went from Dull and Damaged to Full and Fabulous

3 Posted by - July 22, 2014 - hair, Ideas

As a child, I hated my thick hair. I would sit patiently holding back the tears as my mother would brush out the knots and transform my hair from wet clumps into sleek, thick beautiful locks. As I grew older, I began to embrace it, always scrunching, styling, straightening, curling and ironing my gorgeous thick hair.

In my late twenties I noticed a difference in its texture. My shiny thick mane began to look dull and lifeless and the more I stressed out about it, the thinner it looked. I’ve always prided myself on using natural products and try to take medication only when it’s absolutely necessary. I knew I wasn’t balding, so I didn’t want to use a Rogaine product, I didn’t want to try over the counter pills that claimed would help my hair get back to normal again either. I looked into products featured on infomercials and thought maybe I’d go with a product that was endorsed by one of my favorite actresses, but opted not to.

Last year my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Having the baby wreaked havoc on her hormones and her hair wasn’t as luxurious as it once was. She knew I was going through my own hair drama so being the kind and considerate sibling she is, she ordered me the all-natural Aveda Invati Thickening System. I’ve been using the system religiously for a year and my hair has regained its luster and body.

This past spring I had the good fortune to work with John and Adriana Vater on photo shoots for Milieu Magazine. The Vaters own Spa Adriana in Huntington, an Aveda Salon and they explained to me how the Invati System works by awakening your scalp for new hair growth. As you age, your hair follicle reduces its diameter and the result is thinner hair. The shampoo and conditioner exfoliates your scalp and cleans out the pores to help promote healthier hair. Adriana recommended that I continue to use the scalp revitalizer on a daily basis but to limit the use of the shampoo and conditioner to once a week and suggested that I use Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner for daily use.

My hair looks weighed down and lifeless

My hair looks weighed down and lifeless

My scalp massage was a real treat. Not only was it relaxing, it helped my circulation.

My scalp massage was a real treat. Not only was it relaxing, it helped my circulation.

After my blowout, Adriana sectioned and sprayed my scalp with the Invati Scalp Revitalizer.  This product contains Desiplex with turmeric and ginsing which helps energize  and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in.

After my blowout, Adriana sectioned and sprayed my scalp with the Invati Scalp Revitalizer. This product contains Desiplex with turmeric and ginsing which helps energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in.

Adriana used Pure Abundance for added shine and volume. Each strand was infused with a botanical blend of acacia gum, passion fruit, rice bran, acai oil and certified organic aloe.

Adriana used Pure Abundance for added shine and volume. Each strand was infused with a botanical blend of acacia gum, passion fruit, rice bran, acai oil and certified organic aloe.

My hair looks healthy, has added volume and I’m ready for a night on the town!

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