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Meet the Aveda Rival for Olaplex & Instantly Get Stronger, Botanical Repair Hair!

If you’re wondering how to make my hair stronger and thicker, more healthy and with brilliant shine, look no further. The Botanical Repair Service has arrived in our Guildford and Walton Salons and it does not disappoint.

Aveda have not taken their new Botanical Repair product range lightly, so much so it took their scientists 6 years to perfect! If you think of it as a new and improved Olaplex salon treatment, you won’t go far wrong. Except with the advantages of natural power. With excruciating attention to detail on every ingredient and major discoveries on the benefits of it’s ingredients and how they work on internal hair bonds, our Aveda hair stylists are positively raving about it.

If you’re a Surrey lady reading our hairdressing blogs, most likely you won’t be a stranger to taking care of your appearance, particularly your hair. As we know, hair is easily damaged by a number of external factors, such as straightening, curling, heat styling and of course hair colour.

So when hair is damaged, we generally try to fix it right? The desire to restore damaged locks to health and shine seems to be a never ending journey. Raise your hand if you’ve tried all the hair repair tricks in the book? Up until now, Aveda have relied upon the great success of Avedass Damage Remedy range, which certainly hasn’t let us down, but you may have tried Olaplex for damaged hair.

But Aveda have now revealed the hair repair to rival and beat all its predecessors, including Olaplex.

Described as THE breakthrough in hair repair, the NEW Botanical Repair™ system has nothing remotely competing its vegan, earth friendly, 93% naturally derived ingredients list. This is natural hair care on a whole new level.

What’s Different About Aveda Botanical Repair?

The truth is that most hair repair systems only address what’s known as the ‘F-layer’, the nickname scientists gave the fatty acid layer to human hair. This outermost, transparent layer of hair, wraps around the cuticle and provides that enviable natural shine. If you have children, or see young people with that super shiny hair, you’ll know what the F-layer is capable of when it’s completely intact.

But when the F-layer deteriorates through chemical treatment or environmental damage, it’s no longer offering the protection your hair needs. Hair becomes dry, dull, easily tangled and breaks easily. It instantly goes frizzy in damp and humid weather lacks any shine.

The problem is, that most hair serums (aka hair repair treatments), rely solely on silicone, and try to mimic the F-layer.  This will temporarily give you hair back that ‘slip’ but isn’t a real solution to actually mending the damage. Overused, and it has the reverse affect, merely coating the hair shaft to make it look heavy and lacklustre.

To genuinely repair damaged hair, you need to work from the inside. That’s where the Aveda Botanical Repair System comes in.

Using plant technology from corn, coconut, avocado and sacha inchi oil, Aveda have devised this incredible range that not only mimics silicone naturally and replaces the F-layer, but rebuild the hair bonds inside the inner cortex. Where Olaplex hair works with synthetic ingredients, Aveda has done it naturally.

The colour safe formula doesn’t discolour blonde or silver/white hair. It is completely silicon free and sulfate cleanser-free and contains organic coconut oil, shea butter and sunflower seed oil. Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment also contains organic sunflower seed oil.

The aroma is described as fresh, floral and herbal aroma, which features certified organic ylang-ylang, rose and marjoram essential oils. Your hair will smell as beautiful as it looks and feels.

Aveda claim that hair strength is improved by 5 times, because rather than simply linking bonds within the hair cortex, the formula is able to creative structure bonding, similar to a netting pattern, wrapping within and around the entire hair strand.

For those of you that have bleached, frizzy, damaged ends and find that Olaplex is one of the regulars in your hair care routines, we urge you to try this natural alternative. Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford and Walton salons are now offering the professional salon Aveda Botanical Repair™ In-salon Treatment. This excellent add on service involves our stylists using the priming Aveda Botanical Repair™ Shampoo followed by a leave-in repair treatment which is worked into the hair and left for ten minutes. After rinse off, your treatment will be completed with the AVEDA Botanical Repair™ Conditioner.

After just one application your hair will be immediately stronger and able to withstand damage.

Our guests notice the difference straight away and on return visits are remarking how the entire condition of their hair seems better. Styling is easier, with hair hanging correctly and frizz is simply gone. Hair feels less brittle with noticeably less breakage.  

Tempted? You can simply ask for the Botanical Repair™ In-salon Treatment as a stand alone hair spa treatment or infused into your colour appointment when you make your next booking. 01483 306655 or 01932 240856

For those of you wishing to continue to use Botanical Repair at home, there is a range of plant-powered botanical repair products, designed to rebuild hair-bonds and give you stronger thicker hair. The range can be used on all hair types and textures.

  • AVEDA Botanical Repair™ Shampoo: Gently cleanses, help strengthen and repair
  • AVEDA Botanical Repair™ Conditioner: Conditions and instantly detangles to help prevent breakage
  • AVEDA Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Leave-In Treatment: Instantly strengthens and repairs from the inside out
  • AVEDA Botanical Repair™ Intensive Strengthening Masque: Choose between the Light formula for fine to medium hair or the Rich formula which is for medium to thick hair and includes added butters and plant lipids for additional nourishment

All of the Botanical Repair Range are available to buy in-store at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford or Walton salon from now. You can earn 1000 bonus points on your Aveda pure privilege account when you buy any three full size products, one to be a botanical repair product. Offer valid until 28th October. The Botanical Repair Professional Salon Treatment costs £25.00 as an addition to colour bookings or £35.00 as a hair spa stand alone treatment.

Why not phone now on 01483 306655 for Guildford and 01932 240856 for Walton to book your next hair or spa appointment? We invite you to check out our excellent customer ratings and reviews on our Facebook and Google accounts, which we hope speak volumes about our customer service.

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