by Nicole Harmon of HairLiberty

Product Breakdown: Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, $24

Product Description from Aveda

Our daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair by 26%*, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage.
*After 1 application of Daily Hair Repair in a clinical tensile test.

Active Ingredients

Chenopodium Quinoa Seed

This is a type of hydrolyzed quinoa protein that binds to the hair shaft and penetrates the cortex. Chenopodium Quinoa Seed works the same as other hydrolyzed proteins to patch damage and give the hair shine. To read more about this ingredient, click here.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol
Cosmetic scientists created this ingredient over 10 years ago by combining hydrolyzed wheat protein with silicone. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol helps chronically dry hair retain moisture and reinforces cuticle layers that have been cracked during heat styling. This ingredient is also used in products by Curlisto, Ojon, and Fekkai.

Methyl Soyate
Methyl Soyate is a combination of soy oil and methanol. It is used in cosmetics as an emollient which means it makes the hair feel smooth and soft.

Product Instructions

Application is key. Use an amount about the size of a quarter for medium-length hair. Work it in your hands and apply it through damp hair.
To maximize results, focus on the most damaged areas and distribute the leave-in treatment evenly.
*Nicole’s Tip: Kinky hair almost always requires more than a quarter size amount. Focus on distributing the product evenly and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly when you’re done.

Nicole’s Recommendation

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair is worth a try. It should leave your hair soft, moisturized and shiny. The ingredients are highly effective but lightweight so you won’t have to sacrifice volume. You’ll need to use the product after every wash to keep getting the damage repairing benefits. That’s why the description and product name emphasize the word “daily”. Start out with a sample size. If you use the whole sample in one application this product may be out of budget at $7 an ounce. Aveda stores and salons will give you one free Damage Remedy Sample Pack when you bring in this coupon.

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Have you ever tried Damage Remedy? What was your experience?