PRODUCT REVIEW: Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid ★★★★½
Price: $44.95
Size: 100ml
About: A fluid styling formula that adds shine to all hair types that comes packaged in a baby blue plastic spray bottle.
Review: Having long hair, which has been coloured numerous times, and not to mention daily sessions with the hair dryer and the hair straightener, naturally means that my hair has lost its lustre. Introduce the Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. A few sprays of this lightweight fluid onto my hair, and it dries instantly leaving my strands with a soft touchable finish. When you first pump Light Elements Smoothing Fluid on your hand, it feels a little greasy but when I applied it to my hair, it absorbed the product instantly with no greasiness or stickiness in sight. Also there is no heaviness often associated with this kind of product. Rather it leaves my hair looking sleek, shiny and healthy, as well as it instantly controls frizz and adds a bit of control to my long straight hair. I now no longer need hairspray to tame those fly-aways, which means that my hair stays touchable and silky soft all day long!

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid can be used in damp hair, to protect the hair before blow drying and styling, although it is also a great prep product before using a hair straightener. It gives the hair 'slip' and leaves it with a smooth, shiny finish. Light Elements Smoothing Fluid can also be applied to dry hair to add extra shine to the hair, or to tame fly-aways. When used in dry hair, I pump two pumps of the fluid into my hands and I stroke it through the ends of my hair. I then lightly flatten my hands over the top of my hair and distribute the leftover extra product on my hands as this easily smooths down any remaining fly-aways. Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid is made from plant-based ingredients, including certified organic jojoba, which help to condition and smooth hair, and organic lavender for fluid movement and shine. It has a beautiful and natural scent from the included lavender, orange, marjoram, rosemary and cinnamon leaf, and once the Fluid has dried in the hair, it leaves my hair with a soft and subtle fragrance.

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid comes in an easy to use spray bottle to help to apply the product over my hair. However, I do not find that it distributes it evenly, so I still prefer smoothing it through my hair with my palms afterwards. All in all Aveda's Light Elements Smoothing Fluid is a fantastic product for all hair types and for start to finish styling. It's more expensive than my usual hair care products at $44.95 for a small 100ml bottle, but well worth the extra dollars, and with only a few pumps required, a little goes a long way, so a bottle will last you a long time. It really does live up to the claim of adding shine without weighing the hair down and leaving it greasy. Additionally, I will also give the Smoothing Fluid bonus points for being eco-friendly and plant based. If you want amazingly shiny hair and healthy looking ends I strongly suggest you try the Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. Goodbye to dull looking hair!!!

Tip: Be careful not to use too much Smoothing Fluid towards the roots as it can cause them to look a little oily.
Purchased: No.
Reviewed by: Karina Nyholm-Hunter