Aveda's color depositing conditioners really work!

slivolaslivola Registered Users Posts: 372
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to post that I have tried a lot of color depositing conditioners to enhance or maintain my red, and Aveda's really, really work. I am almost 6 weeks post coloring and I am more vibrant now than 6 weeks ago (except for my brown roots, LOL!) I use the madder red conditioner with a touch of the clove (brown) mixed together. They also have a blue malva for blondes. I still follow with my usual conditioner because I don't find these conditioning enough for textured hair, but they really deposit beautiful color. Sometimes I leave it on for 30 minutes on the weekend and it's amazing!
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3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish

Comments

  • dernhelmdernhelm Registered Users Posts: 84
    I am so lemming the aveda black malva conditioner!
    very fine/dense/high porosity
    No heat styling

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  • jbaybayyjbaybayy Registered Users Posts: 38
    Ooooh, I used the Walnut colored one once when I was younger and had a bad Sun-In incident :/ and my stepmom wouldn't let me color my hair, haha! Worked great! Your hair looks fantastic, BTW!!!
  • jenny curljenny curl Registered Users Posts: 1,814
    Do these conditioners have silicones in them?
    3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

    I:love5: My Hair
  • slivolaslivola Registered Users Posts: 372
    I didn't notice any cones in them the last time I looked.
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    3a (
    with 3b)
    Fine texture/Normal porosity/Medium density
    Low Poo
    (Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
    Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
    Color
    Maintenance:
    Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
  • liongirl29liongirl29 Registered Users Posts: 42
    I have been afraid to, though, as I read somewhere, or someone told me at one point, that the vegetable dyes in color-depositing products can have a bad chemical reaction with hair dye.

    Is this not true? Obviously, it must not be the case for you! :) Have you heard anything about this? I would so love to try Henna, too, as I'm always trying to keep the red in my hair but I have so much gray that I dont want to have to grow it all out before I do it. I started going gray while pregnant at 25. lol
    Curltype:Fine, 2C underneath, Mostly 3A, with some 3B thrown in there. Normal porosity.
    Shampoo: Elucence, clarify with sulfates 1x per month
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC,
    Products: Devacurl Angel, LALSG
    I can't go totally CG as it weighs my hair down FAST. Hard water.
    Bad haircut finally starting to grow out and look normal again!
  • slivolaslivola Registered Users Posts: 372
    I've never had a problem with any of the color depositing conditioners and every salon I've talked with always recommends them to enhance and maintain color. After I rinse out the color conditioner, I always follow with regular conditioner because the color cond isn't conditioning enough for curly hair. I'm not sure how well the color conditioners really cover gray.

    I have heard that using henna on chemically dyed hair can be extremely damaging. I used to use henna instead of dye because I thought it was more natural, but it really damaged my hair and never was able to lighten my roots (I have dark brown hair) so over the course of a year, I wound up with very multi colored hair which ironically looked very artificial. Then I saw a friend who also used to use red henna and had switched over to using red dye instead and her hair looked amazing and so much better. So that's when I switched over. But without the color depositing conditioner, I would have blonde highlights on the ends of my hair within a few weeks after coloring, but now I'm always red.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a (
    with 3b)
    Fine texture/Normal porosity/Medium density
    Low Poo
    (Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
    Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
    Color
    Maintenance:
    Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
  • liongirl29liongirl29 Registered Users Posts: 42
    Red is so hard to keep in the hair and it would be nice to have something to maintain it so I wouldn't have to color quite so often. It's a tricky balance between color and protecting hair from damage.

    At one point, I was having a few different reds put in, one was very bright and they had to lift color out to put it in. The fading happened very quickly and it looked like I had blonde highlights, which you mentioned. Not a good look for me.

    Is the Madder Root suitable for all red shades? Seems to me they have a couple of different choices, but I haven't been to the website for awhile.
    Curltype:Fine, 2C underneath, Mostly 3A, with some 3B thrown in there. Normal porosity.
    Shampoo: Elucence, clarify with sulfates 1x per month
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC,
    Products: Devacurl Angel, LALSG
    I can't go totally CG as it weighs my hair down FAST. Hard water.
    Bad haircut finally starting to grow out and look normal again!
  • slivolaslivola Registered Users Posts: 372
    They used to make three different reds but they discontinued two of them (annatto and the cherry bark). The only one left is madder red. I had been using the annatto mixed with a touch of the madder red so I switched over to just the madder red. It makes red VERY bright- it's a warmer hued red so people who like bluer undertones aren't happy with this one. I love it because my red is a warmer orange red so it's perfect. I started off mixing it with the clove (brown color) conditioner. I did half and half of each. That gave it a deeper hue more coppery and natural looking. Then I gradually started using less and less of the clove as I got used to going so vibrant. Now I just use a pea size of the clove mixed in with a palm full of the madder red. I find it really doesn't matter how my hair color turns out when I dye it as long as my roots are gone because it's this conditioner that really gives me my vibrant red. Hope that helps!
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    3a (
    with 3b)
    Fine texture/Normal porosity/Medium density
    Low Poo
    (Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
    Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
    Color
    Maintenance:
    Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
  • liongirl29liongirl29 Registered Users Posts: 42
    Thanks for the tips! I might try mixing the two as well and then see how it goes from there. Your red is so pretty by the way! :)
    Curltype:Fine, 2C underneath, Mostly 3A, with some 3B thrown in there. Normal porosity.
    Shampoo: Elucence, clarify with sulfates 1x per month
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC,
    Products: Devacurl Angel, LALSG
    I can't go totally CG as it weighs my hair down FAST. Hard water.
    Bad haircut finally starting to grow out and look normal again!
  • slivolaslivola Registered Users Posts: 372
    Thank you! I hope that combo works for you. It's nice because you can adjust it based on how it turns out the first time. I have been using it every time I wash lately since I'm 7+ weeks post coloring and I'm still vibrant (lighter from the sun, but still very red- except the roots, of course!)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a (
    with 3b)
    Fine texture/Normal porosity/Medium density
    Low Poo
    (Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
    Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
    Color
    Maintenance:
    Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish

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