Survey Results: The Best Aveda Products You Should Try

We asked our instructors and students to share with us their favorite Aveda products! We asked them:

  • Which Aveda product can you not live without?
  • Which Aveda product is your go-to for your guests?
  • What one Aveda product does everyone need?

We then compiled their answers to find the best of their favorites. Do you agree with our list?

Top Aveda Products You Can't Live Without

Used by students, staff, and stylists alike, we asked what products they can't live without. While there are a variety of products within each line, these are the biggest names we saw.

Survey results of the top Aveda products

1. Smooth Infusion™

If there's a go-to product our students and staff swear by, it's anything in the Smooth Infusion™ line. What's so great about this product? According to our students and staff, this product is the best to smooth hair and keep it soft. Plus, it keeps those pesky fly-aways at bay.

2. Botanical Kinetics™

The Botanical Kinetics™ Toner was at the top of many of our students and instructors' lists. One student remarked, "It always leaves my face feeling fresh." Another explained that this versatile product can be used in a number of ways, making it a great product to have on hand.

3. Damage Remedy™

If you're struggling with damaged hair, the Damage Remedy is the line for you. One of our students told us, "It really works wonders for dry, damaged hair without making your hair feel greasy." We definitely recommend giving it a try!

4. Brilliant™

The Brilliant line is a favorite among our students. These products, especially the Emollient Finishing Gloss or Spray-On Shine are big hits to give hair that extra shine.

Best Go-To Products for Guests

When you check out our salon services*, don't forget to ask your stylist to use one of these recommended products! You can also start earning points by purchasing the products yourself as a member of our rewards program.

Survey results of the go-to products Jean Madeline Aveda Institute instructors and students use on guests.

1. Smooth Infusion™

The Smooth Infusion™ line was at the top of the list again! One product that came up in particular was the Smooth Infusion™ Style Prep™, which leaves hair feeling soft and looking shiny.

2. Botanical Kinetics™

One of the only items on this list that's just for your skin, Botanical Kinetics™ offers a variety of products to help you achieve beautiful, glowing skin. Our students recommend using the exfoliant or the hydrating lotion to pamper yourself.

3. Damage Remedy™

In the salon, the Damage Remedy™ products can moisturize, tame frizz, and detangle. It's also a great go-to for anyone looking for a great home care maintenance plan.

4. Brilliant™

Finish off your appointment with a Brilliant™ product to make your hair look and feel like it was given the pampering of a lifetime. It's especially great during the summer to show off the added shine.

Best for Travel or On the Go

We were given a lot of different products for the best things to have on the go, it was hard to narrow down the choices to just a few products.

Survey results of best Aveda products to use while on the go

1. Shampure™ Dry Shampoo

The best product to have while on the go is Shampure™ Dry Shampoo. Why so high on our list? Our students and instructors say that it's the best thing to have when you don't have the time or product to wash your hair while you're on the go.

2. Brilliant™

Want to make your hair look like it was just styled the entire time you're on your trip? The shine Brilliant™ products create can do just that.

3. Air Control™ or Control Force™ Hair Sprays

Many of the responses included both Air Control™ and Control Force™ hair sprays for travel, and we can see why! Hair spray is a great on-the-go product, as it can keep your hair exactly how you want it all day long.

4. Smooth Infusion™

Smooth flyaways and keep your hair styled all day long. Need we say more?

5. Other Responses

We got such a varying response, we couldn't include them all! Some other honorable mentions for the best products on the go are:

  • Botanical Kinetics™ Toning Mist
  • Pure Abundance™ Hair Potion
  • Be Curly™ Curl Enhancer

We also saw a few responses about getting your favorites in a travel-sized container, making it even easier to care for your hair and skin on the go!

Best Products for Everyone

We asked for the best-of-the-best. While we know how important it is to get the right product for your hair and skin type, there are a number of products that are versatile and the right option for many.

Survey results of the best Aveda products for everyone.

1. Smooth Infusion™

We weren't surprised to see Smooth Infusion™ at the top of the list yet again. Seriously, if you want smooth, silky hair, check out any products in the Smooth Infusion™ line.

2. Damage Remedy™

Another top contender, the Damage Remedy™ line often showed up at the top of the list, too. Whether your hair is damaged or not, it can keep your hair healthy, without feeling like it's weighed down by heavy grease.

3. Brilliant™

True to its name, Brilliant™ products give your hair a brilliant shine.

4. Shampure™

Any beauty guru can tell you that a good dry shampoo is a must, and Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo is a great way to keep your hair fresh, even if you don't have time to do your full hair routine.

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