You’ve probably heard me call my hair stravy before. It’s partially curly and wavy with stubborn parts that like to be almost straight…my hair does what it wants when it wants! I’m always on a quest to make my hair easier to manage while still maintaining healthy strands without permanently (chemically) altering my natural texture. My hair fights most smoothing products. When I used relaxers many years ago even that didn’t fully get rid of my curls, it temporarily turned them into loose waves! I tested out Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling creme and I’m ready to share my thoughts so far.
From Aveda: Go from naturally curly to naturally straight. Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight is a lightweight styling creme that progressively loosens curls every time you style. As you straighten your hair, Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight’s naturally derived plant fibers invisibly attach to hair to loosen curl and help lock in straightness. The formula’s humidity barrier of organic cassava extract and maize defends against frizz. The more you use it, the easier it is to create straight, smooth styles, so you can spend less time with a blow dryer and flat iron every day. It is safe for relaxed and color treated hair. After five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.
I didn’t see a huge change with the first use of Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. My styling time was the same as if I had not used this styling creme and it didn’t turn out as straight as it does when I use other products I love. With the second use I did like the result better but I wasn’t wowed. I could still feel waves at the root and my hair was still rather thick. Here is my hair blown out and flat ironed.
I do see that my curly hair has become wavy and my wavy hair has become straighter so it is gradually working for me. Here is my hair, washed after the first use of Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight.
I’ve definitely had my hair much straighter than this but I now believe what the product claims is true, the best results come after the 5th use. I haven’t used Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight a third time yet because I don’t like blow drying and flat ironing my hair, that’s too much heat applied too often in my opinion for my hair. I want to give my hair a break, I’m no professional and don’t want to heat damage my hair. When I use my current hair treatment I blow dry and flat iron once and then over the next 30 days or so I can choose to blow dry or flat iron after each wash. I don’t have to do it 5 times to get the result I want.
Final Thoughts: I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. I like it and I’m growing to love it as it gradually improves manageability for me. For my hair I plan to use Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight as a maintenance product in between keratin treatments or other non-permanent treatments. My curls and waves are super stubborn. It’s a good product but not a stand alone product for me right now.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Website | @Aveda | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Aveda Naturally Straight retails for $26.00 (5 oz.) and is available at Aveda stores, salons and aveda.com.
Have you tried Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight? How long does it normally take you to blow out your hair to sleek gorgeousness? Is your hair easy to manage?
Disclosure: I received complimentary product from SheSpeaks/Aveda to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.