I have been using the whole line for 3 months now. I use damage remedy daily leave in as well because they told me at the store that you need this as well to help with the dryness that comes from the shampoo!! I have noticed that I have almost no split ends and I think that's due to the damage remedy or it might be because of the invati, however the rest of my hair is dry and frizzy and tangled even after using the invati conditioner. It makes you think you have thicker hair because your hair gets really tangled and hard to brush! The smell is ok but a little strong and it does linger. I use the scalp treatment as well and that I think acts more like a styling aid than help with hair loss. Overall, this line is marketed for hair loss and it does absolutely nothing for that. I have mixed feelings about it. I think for a night out if you want your hair to look full this helps, but for everyday use I feel like it dries my hair. I am using rogaine now to see if that would help with my hair loss.
Love it. I have long curly hair and very sensitive scalp. It leaves my scalp nice, clean and tingly, and my curls big, light, bouncy and shiny without making it wispy and unruly. Surprised it's had so many bad reviews, perhaps it works best with curly hair?
This dried out my dry hair, but my oily scalp felt ok on wash hair every-other-day regime.. But my hair overall was dry, a bit straw like. The shampoo itself was watery, though it did have good lather. And of course, the heavenly Aveda scent.
This shampoo makes my hair soft and healthy looking. I don't know if it helps with hair loss, but it does make your hair look pretty. There is no particular smell, and it is very concentrated, so it lasts a long time.
I have only been using this shampoo for about three weeks. The more I use it the better my hair gets. I was using a high priced cleansing conditioner for about two years before trying invati. No complaints about my previous hair care except for the price. Anyway, I went to a new salon, it is an AVEDA concept salon and my stylist recommended invati. I got the regular size shampoo and conditioner. I already use a scalp treatment so I didn't buy the invati treatment. Let me tell you my hair is growing super fast since I started using this line. I have very fine/thin hair and the invati is perfect for my hair. It looks fuller and healthier the more I use it. Very happy with this shampoo. I just ordered the liter sizes.
I donīt really understand how this can be called an exfoliating shampoo, when it has trouble getting my hair even clean. It doesnīt lather much, but this is how many natural shampoos behave and I could get used to it if the product would do its job properly. I had to shampoo sometimes 3times to get clean hair, or of course wash my hair every evening so it doesnīt get much dirty in the first place. I donīt see the point, especially not if the shampoo is so expensive.
I received a sample of this product along with the conditioner and LOVED it INITIALLY. I have naturally curly, color treated hair with a scalp that gets pretty oily/unbalanced at times. With the sample, my hair was soft, scalp felt super clean and I had big, soft, sausage curls. I had high hopes!
Now, I really love Aveda's Rosemary Mint line, but I can only use it just before I'm ready to color. Thinking the Invati line would be the safe for color treated alternative, I splurged and bought the shampoo and conditioner.
So far, I'm NOT loving the results. The smell - I can get used to it. It's the dryness, and the feel that my hair just doesn't seem to want to flow, or lay right. Like, it's parched, but it feels like somethings on it to make it straight, and make it feel stiff. Think Gene Simmons' hair.
As far as hair loss, I am no better off now than I was before using this product. Still plenty of shedding. It's still early, so I may need to give it a chance. For now, this line has too many concerns against it for me to really recommend it to anyone.
***UPDATE - Happy to say that, over time, this shampoo (and conditioner) have made a difference in my hair- in a very good way. My hair seems healthier, looks shiny, and feels better. I'm also losing a little less hair, and my scalp feels more balanced when I use this line. I would recommend Invati, and recommend sticking with it if the initial results are less than wonderful. I'm not sure what made a difference over time, but I'm glad I continued to use it.
I am not sure about the bad reviews but i think was the best shampoo i have ever used.I wasn't keen about the smell but it did made my hair look and feel much better and i was dreading to finish it!Now i repurchased and the same with conditioner!After i used it for 2 weeks or so everyone would compliment my hair.I haven't repurchased the spray tho..don't think it did do anything,but this shampoo and conditioner is my HG
I am only on day 4 using this system. I am using all three, the shampoo, conditioner, and the spray. I noticed right away how wonderfully clean and shiny and soft my hair after felt after just one use! That just seems to get better and better each time I use it. True the smell isn't that great, but I'm paying for a finished product here and that's healthy beautiful hair, not smell. I figure if my fall-out doesn't improve I simply won't buy again. No harm, but my hair has NEVER felt so clean and soft before and if it grows too, then added bonus!!!!
I guess I'm in the minority here - I love this stuff! I got a sample several months back, and just got around to using it (you know the drill, you finally get around to cleaning out under the bathroom sink and find all sorts of things!) I tried it "straight up" - both the 'poo and 'dish - and WOW. I almost didn't need styling product. My hair was so full (I have fine hair but lots of it). It was pretty soft and I love the scent. The next time I washed (I've become an every-other-day girl) I used two pumps of my DermOrganic (my HG) 'poo and about a teaspoon of Invati 'poo. Same with the conditioner. GREAT combination for me. I get the body and control of the Invati and the moisture and overall goodness from the DermOrganic. It is quite expensive (even for Aveda, and I've used a lot over the years!) but combing it with other products will make it last.