The Invati Exfoliating Shampoo, Thickening Conditioner and Scalp Revitalizer are marketed primarily to women, so don’t look for them in the men’s aisle. In fact, don’t look for them in any pharmacy or super market aisles; aside from a very few high end department store placements, Aveda products are available almost exclusively in the company’s stand-alone stores or in its Aveda salons. Our rec is to try a salon for the optimal shopping experience, and not just to, ahem, poll the electorate of well-dressed, 20-something gals that seem to account for about 88% of the clientele. The Aveda Salon employees know hair in general, not just the specific products. Also, you’ll get better consultative service from someone who hopes you may sign up for haircuts, massages, etc…. and we hope to feature a post on the salon visit as it is well worth experiencing, man or woman!
The entire Invati line is delivered in plastic dark maroon-colored containers. The shampoo comes in a traditional bottle with a pop-top dispenser; the conditioner in a more convenient headstand container with a flip-top dispensing mechanism; and the scalp revitalizer in a streaming spray dispenser, which is the only one that is packaged in a cardboard box. Nothing about the presentation screams “Breaking Bald,” so fear not the scorn of roommates or overnight guests. All three products fit right into the grooming routine and are easy to use. Assuming you’ve mastered the deployment of shampoo and conditioner by this point in your journey, young Jedi. And as for the Scalp Revitalizer, it is a spray that you work into your hair after drying and before brushing, combing or applying styling products.
Also, don’t think Rogaine here. No prescriptions, no sinister side effects; just a blend of Ayurvedic herbs and other mostly natural ingredients that strengthen your strands and reduce the loss of hair caused by breakage – thus making your locks look thicker.
Stay tuned for our next post on the look, feel and utility of the Invati trifecta….