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A Lilac Encounter with Aveda

Bello! Today is actually the last day to redeem the Aveda Hair Consultation and mini styling makeover courtesy of The Lilac Box. If you are free today, you can still do so, just go to this link, and follow the instructions there.

I actually have redeemed it a few weeks ago in Aveda 1 Utama but I never got to blogging about it because I was 50-50 with this experience..

thelilacbox aveda

Aveda started with one shampoo and a mission to create naturally- derived products that care for your hair and the world we live in. Today our ingredients are over 95% naturally derived, and harvested worldwide. Our hair care systems deliver salon-proven results and feature unique flower and plant pure-fume™ aromas that change your mood while you cleanse and condition your hair.

Aveda’s mission is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.

aveda ingredients

The ingredients used are derived from natural ingredients and now more than 90% of essential oils and 89% of raw herbal ingredients (by tonnage) are certified organic. So it’s healthy food for your hair.

So for this Aveda Ritual, it was a 4 step thing, where I would do a hair consultation, a hair styling makeover while enjoying tea, and then walking away with a sample.

When I went for the hair consultation, I was just asked a few questions like how my hair (damaged and coloured) was and how my scalp (normal) was.. And based on my answer, the consultant introduced me a coloured hair care range because my hair was obviously coloured. While others had a little device (which I only found out later) to really check on the scalp condition, I can only assume that my hair was ok because I think its ok.

aveda hair products

Then proceed with the hair styling, I opted for straight, instead of curls. So the stylist showed me some of the products which she will be using; which would be suitable to make the hair smooth and straight, with the straightening iron. They smell very nice because it has all the natural ingredients in it!

Ok I have what every stylists like to call “horror hair” (based on their facial expression) Every new salon I walk to, the first thing they will say is “wah your hair very thick hor” and give me the T___T look. Which I’m ok with it and I think it’s a blessing that I have thick hair (sorry if u’re jelly ok) So she mentioned that it will take abit of time because my hair was thick. At that time, it was ….. 6pm and I am due for an appointment in Subang Jaya at 8pm. I said… Ok should be ok in an hour right, because let’s face it my hair is not amazon-jungle-thick. It’s just a little more than average. I gave it until 7.30pm and I told her so.

aveda 1 utama

1 hour later, the stylist is only done with THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY HAIR ….

First I have to applaud her because her arms must be .. tiring as hell

Second, the stool… it is a nice stool, it really is. But not when u have to sit on it for more than 1 hour.

Third, because the other kind stylist kept serving me tea, it made my bladder, quite full.

So at 7pm, I told the stylist “errmm can you speed up a little bit because I really need to go at 7.30pm

Then at 7.25pm, 3/4 of my hair was done.. At that time I really needed to go to the toilet la! And she kept saying “u dont rush me ok.. your hair very thick

About 15 minutes later, it was finally done and I took a photo in a jiffy and said thank you very much for your patience but I really need to go to the toilet NOW!

*off to the toilet* 

Of course, I was late for my dinner appointment…

aveda before after hair

aveda afterOh how I wish I can wake up to straight hair like this every morning! But if it requires 1.5 hours of straightening, then I’m ok with walking out of the door with au natural not-so-but-quite-wavy hair. (Really ?? does it really take TTTHHHHAAATTTT LONGGG ?? )

I was happy with the results but I sure didn’t think it would take 1.5 hours!!! But even if it was 1.5 hours, it would still be bearable if the stool, was more comfy.

Hmmppfff.. so I went off and few days later remembered that I was suppose to be given a sample. Ok la it’s not that I’m being cheapo or what, but if it’s stated that you are giving, then I am more than happy to take it. But if it’s stated that you’re giving and u don’t give, then I will ask for it! I also found out in Thelilacbox’s FB page that there are quite a number that didn’t receive any samples. But they clarified that those that didn’t take, can redeem them in the same outlet. Ok lo, since I’m only a stone throw away from 1 Utama, I went to take mine.

aveda thelilacbox afterSo that was my Aveda Hair Ritual Experience. If you have redeem yours, I hope that you’ve had a better experience than mine! If you haven’t you can still do so today because it’s the last day today!! (24th July)

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3 Comments on A Lilac Encounter with Aveda

  1. Charmaine Pua
    Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM (1 year ago)

    Aiyakkk missed it by a day! I also have thick hair like u so normally I’ll ask them to thin it a bit when I go for hair cut :p

  2. Jean
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM (1 year ago)

    …1.5 hours to straighten?! faint.
    I just got a bottle of the Mythic Oil from L’Oreal .. just tried it twice, seems to make the hair softer ;) hair has been on the dry side since giving birth :

  3. Sarah Binger
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM (1 year ago)

    Wow, you have absolutely beautiful hair! I used to get mine thinned but it started getting really thin and dry. But then I started using

    Aveda Hair care products and it is getting better now.
    Greetings,
    Sarah

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