Thursday Favourites: January 30th

Hey y’all!

So first off, my apologies for having this post ready for you all a day late — I’m still recovering a little from my bout of the flu, and I’ve had a lot of schoolwork assigned this week so unfortunately that took priority. But it’s all good now — and better late than never, right?

Today, I wanted to share with you all another product I was introduced to through FabFitFun and absolutely fell in love with — the Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. As many of you know, caring for my hair has been a huge struggle for me over the last few years. Back in 2015, I decided to go blonde, and while I don’t regret it one bit it definitely made looking after my hair and avoiding damage a huge challenge. Even now, while I’ve returned to my natural brunette colour, I still have residual damage from my dyed-over bleached ends.

Over the years, I tested out so many products to prevent damage to my hair I almost feel like I’m a bit of an expert now. I tried more masks, sprays, creams and conditioners than I can even count. There was definitely a bit of a learning curve involved — discovering there was more products out there than 10-minute hair masks, noticing how some products worked much better than more for others — and most importantly, realizing that leave-in products should NOT be leaving my hair feeling sticky, heavy, and gross.

For a while, I avoided leave-in products for this very reason. It honestly seemed like most of them were more likely to leave residue behind in my hair than actually fix any problems. To be completely honest — I’m not even sure I would have ever tried a product like this one if FabFitFun hadn’t introduced me to it (but I’m so, so glad they did!).

What really makes this product work is how light it is. It’s not really a cream, or even a gel — its a consistency I’ve never come across before. It’s uber-lightweight and almost seems as though the base is made of water — so as soon as you smooth it over your damp strands, it blends right in.

Honestly, I was blown away by the results the first time I ever used this product — it left my hair so unbelievably smooth and soft. I hadn’t had my hair look so shiny and healthy in YEARS. With time, I’ve only grown more sold on it, too. While I received this product in a Fall 2019 FabFitFun box, to this day I had yet to have this product leave my hair feeling greasy, sticky, or negatively effected in any way. There’s been a couple of occasions where I’ve poured some out before blow drying and thought to myself “whoa, that is DEFINITELY too much product”, and yet I still haven’t had any classic leave-in products results. While so many other leave-in products in the past may have helped with the downside of leaving my hair covered in residue or just otherwise feeling a little nasty — this product has all of the benefits, and so far no downsides.

Does this sound like the hair product you’ve been dying to try? Check it out on Aveda’s website here!

Happy last day of January, everyone! I hope you all had a great month and managed to achieve your goals. I’m personally beyond excited for February — I have a lot of big plans that I can’t wait to put into action! What are your February goals? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Xo,

Meredith

13 thoughts on “Thursday Favourites: January 30th

  1. Cassie @ a Life on a Dime says:

    I have got to take better care of my hair! I dye it every 6-8 weeks and am growing it out. Gonna get a trim (it was in January’s budget but didn’t get me and the kids to the salon) and then start taking better care of my ends so it’ll grow! This sounds awesome! I have had a problem recently with nothing rinsing all the way out of my hair so the fact that this just gets sucked right in sounds great!

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    • meredithdent says:

      It’s a really great product, it really did wonders to help my dry and damaged hair! It really is such a challenge keeping up with dyed hair and avoiding challenge, so I feel that struggle. I hope this product works for you!

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      • meredithdent says:

        I feel that so much! I ended up cutting my hair rather short soon after I dyed it back to brunette. I honestly don’t love how I look with short hair, but a few months later my hair’s grown back to its original length. It’s tough to make that leap though, you have to wait until you’re ready!

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  2. Jaya Avendel says:

    This sounds like a lovely hair repair tonic! I have tried several for my split ends but nothing has ever worked a proper charm. I do not know if this is targeted at split ends, say, but I checked out Aveda’s website and they have several other options that look as promising!

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