I was very excited when I heard of Aveda's newest range called Invati, it might be designed for ages 35-40+ concerned with thinning hair but unfortunately I haven't even got to 35 and I have very very thin hair. I currently have 3 tracks of sewn in extensions as I have just about had enough of my own stupid hairdo!
Invati is 97% naturally derived and improved hair loss by 33% in trials. I tested out the Exfoliating Shampoo and Thickening conditioner and found I had quite different opinions on both products. The range is for those who are concerned with hair loss, thinning, loss of volume and dry scalp which definitely describes me. I thought that it would be a good idea to use these to minimise any damage to my hair while having the weave in.
The Exfoliating Shampoo is seriously invigorating and is designed to stimulate your scalp and exfoliate the hair follicle to remove build up. This is perfect for when you have a weave as you typically wash your hair much less frequently than you would your natural hair and I loved the exfoliating and super clean feeling after shampooing with this, my head felt zingy and fresh. I think the exfoliating effect must be due to the salicylic acid and ginseng.
I didn't quite like the conditioner as much, I found it too thin and I had used all of the conditioner 2 weeks before the shampoo was finished, however I feel a difference in the thickness of my hair since I have been using the Invati shampoo for over a month and I would definitely repurchase it and use it with a more moisturising conditioner or oil treatment as my hair is so dry.
Both products are silicone free so your hair won't be coated or weighed down however this does mean if you have been using silicone filled hair products then switch to using these may mean your hair needs an adjustment period to get used to not having the silicone there.
The added bonuses from using the shampoo are that my hair is so soft and shiny and smells really nice, it does smell Aveda-y rather than sweet or flowery like a Herbal Essences shampoo say, but I prefer the Aveda spa scent and it doesn't compete with your perfume like some cheaper shampoos.
Overall love the shampoo and meh to the conditioner.