Tips for Thicker Hair with Aveda

Aveda Invati

Having thin hair has been a blessing and curse for me over the years. It’s a blessing because I have hardly any body hair and only have to shave my legs once or twice a week. But it’s a curse because the thin blonde hairs on my head are delicate and break easily. Coloring my hair makes them even weaker. Because of this, I have to spend extra time taking care of it, nourishing it, and strengthening it. I’ve tried all sorts of natural shampoos and conditioners and haven’t really fallen in love with any in the past.

This process has been a bit of a struggle, so when Aveda asked me to partner with them and try out Invati, their three-step thinning hair solution, I jumped right on it. I don’t know about you, but I’m always down to try something that is going to thicken my hair! The products are made with naturally-derived ingredients! After two weeks of using this system, here is my honest review:

Step 1: Exfoliating Shampoo

What they have to say: Cleanses, exfoliates and renews the scalp with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid. Removes build-up of sebum and product residue that can clog pores.

What I have to say: My hair and scalp feel super clean after using this shampoo, plus it smells so good which is always a plus.

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Step 2: Thickening Conditioner

What they have to say: Soy protein and naturally derived amino acids mimic hair’s building blocks to help weightlessly thicken hair from within.

What I have to say: First of all, this conditioner smells amazing. I hate when hair products smell chemically and fake, and this one smells like essential oils and a little bit of heaven. Because I do have oily hair, I never use a lot of conditioner, so as usual, I just used this on my ends. It went on smoothly and felt great. My hair has now looks more voluminous and feels stronger. It’s generally very flat and dull, and I’ve seen a big difference, even when I blow dry it at home.

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Step 3: Scalp Revitalizer

What they have to say: Helps keep the hair you have longer after using the complete Invati system for 12 weeks. Contains densiplex™—an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including ginseng and certified organic turmeric.

What I have to say: The bottle states to spray this product on scalp 2x/day, on damp or dry hair, so I thought I’d try both. I was worried that it would make my hair greasy, but it ended up having the opposite effect, almost like a dry shampoo. I think it’s too early to tell exactly how this product and the entire system are going to work, but my scalp instantly feels invigorated after I massage this product in. I want to see fuller, more voluminous hair, so I will keep using the system religiously.

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I really like this line so far and will continue using them since they will help make my hair look great. I think post-baby they’ll be a life-saver too because that’s when a lot of hair tends to fall out. I’m guessing the Scalp Revitalizer will be key in those months.

For all of you with thin/weak hair, I’d love to know your secrets!

Thank you to Aveda for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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  • cDs

    It sounds like you and I have about the same hair. Will def give these a try when my purple shampoo runs out!
    x0x0 Caro

    • I’d use both if I were you! That’s what I do 🙂

  • CelebratingthisLife

    I love going to different Aveda salons (each one has their own thing, scalp massage, relaxing oils, etc.) but I’ve never been a big fan of their products. That just might change because recently my always thick hair has been thinning and I need something to give it a little boost! I’ll have to ask my hairdresser, an Aveda expert, if this will work for me. xx Rox-Anne,

    • Try it! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  • savmiller

    Invati is the best brand out of Aveda’s products! I have super thin hair and I use it too. My friend recommended it to me and I have been hooked ever since. One thing though, I definitely can’t use it every day. I use Pureology Volume shampoo (the purple bottle) and switch off between the two, every couple of days.

    • I’ve actually been switching between that and the Aveda purple shampoo too. Great minds think alike!

  • Your hair looks great & really healthy! I would have never known you struggle with thin weak hair. I’m on the other end, I have thick unruly hair.

    • Thank you!! Man the grass is always greener. I would kill for that!

  • Dana Mannarino

    Love your tips and your hair looks amazing! I used to use their scalp repair shampoo in college and loved it!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • Thank you! I’m loving the way it looks and feels lately 🙂

  • Sandy Mahler

    I love your shoes! They look great with your jeans. Where are they from?

    • Thank you so much! They are old from J.Crew Factory and my absolute favorite.

  • Meems

    I use ivanti too. The shampoo is not a lathering shampoo so you only need to use a very small amount. The secret is the final step, the spray! The shampoo person who is in training to teach at their school introduced me to the tonics (volumizing and thickening). My hair has a slight natural wave and these perked up my locks and added body. (heaven) You might want to try one of the tonics the next time you are at the salon.

  • Ellie Ann

    I wish I could recommend this hair care line! However, I have very sensitive skin that breaks out often into acne and hives. I used this product for a month and ended up with deep acne that would not go away for 3 months. I also had sores all over my scalp! I think from the spray! I spoke with Aveda and they did refund me for the products. They simply said that some people do react to these products. My hair did feel more full when using the line, but I think it was mostly because of the products, not because my hair was actually getting thicker.