How to Style Your Hair Like a Pro With Aveda Products

It is not uncommon for us to hear from our clients that they have no clue how to style their hair. If you find yourself struggling with this regularly, or have given up on styling your hair altogether, it’s time for you to learn about an incredible line of products by Aveda that can help you in improving your hairstyling skills, regardless of your hair type.

Aveda not only offers an array of hair products that can help keep your hair healthy but can also make styling much easier. You can get the Aveda “look” by visiting our salon to learn how to incorporate custom hairstyle tips into your daily routine via your hair products, without having to go to any additional effort to make you look stunning!

With that in mind, here’s a review of Aveda’s products we regularly recommend for styling your hair:

1. Style-Prep™

Getting the right hairstyle is always a challenge, right? You want something that looks great but isn’t too difficult to do. That’s why we recommend trying Aveda’s Style Prep range. This range of styling products includes the four products you need to craft an incredible hairstyle.

These include:

Smooth Infusion™ Style Prep Smoother

Smooth, straight hair just got a new best friend. Aveda’s Smooth Infusion™ Style Prep Smoother) is designed to help you achieve and maintain your style. This pre-style treatment creates a smooth surface on hair to make styling easier and defend against humidity for up to 12 hours.

How to use

Style hair as desired by working a small amount of product in hands and applying it to damp hair.

Be Curly™ Style-Prep™

The be curly™ style-prep™ ritual pre-style treatment creates the perfect foundation for any curl type, allowing you to achieve hair that is long-lasting and frizz-free. This product is an excellent primer before styling that will help define your natural curls without the crunchy feel.

How to use

  • Use daily after shampoo to keep your hair ready for styling while protecting it from frizz.

  • Apply a small amount of the product on your hand, apply evenly through damp hair, and comb to distribute. Remember not to rinse out.

  • Style your hair with Curly™ to intensify the curls, boost shine, and fight frizz

Pure Abundance™ Style-Prep™

With Pure Abundance™ Style-Prep™, you’ll get a better, longer-lasting volume that feels naturally yours. It’s like a natural “boost” that helps fine hair appear fuller and thicker. Aveda’s weightless, fast-absorbing formula infuses each strand with the nourishment and control it needs for a longer-lasting volume that doesn’t affect your style.

How to use

  • To prep hair for styling, shake the bottle well and spray on slightly damp hair, and comb into the desired style.

  • On non-shampoo days spray lightly on dry hair to reactivate the volume.

Brilliant™ Damage Control™

Aveda’s Brilliant™ Damage Control™ Pre-Styling Spray is the foundation for any style. It’s light, non-greasy formula protects hair from the hazards of combing and heat styling while providing flexible hold and touchable softness.

How to use

When hair is towel-dried, apply brilliant™ damage control™ to help protect it from thermal styling damage and breakage.

2. Aveda Hair Gel

Aveda Hair Gel products are designed to provide a firm hold and natural shine to hair. The lightweight formulas give you the comfortable hold and definition you need to rock a confident, high-impact style.

These products include:

Nutriplenish™ Curl Gelée

This lightweight leave-in gel provides the hydration your curls need while boosting curl definition and elongation. Aveda’s Nutriplenish™ curl gelée is blended with nutrient-powered superfoods to strengthen and protect your curls – so you can forget about frizz and enjoy a healthy, radiant mane.

How to use

  • Apply to wet hair (from root to tip)

  • Glide downward, away from the scalp, to elongate curls or scrunch to define your curls

  • Blow-dry or air dry for curl definition or curl volume

  • Once the hair is completely dry, shake at the root and crumple your hair up to soften the curls

Styling tip: This product is perfect for twist out styles and wash n’ gos

Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Firm Hold Gel

The Pure-Formance™ Firm Hold Gel is an ultra-light, ultra-strong styling aid that offers maximum control, definition, and shine.

Perfect for all hair types, from fine to thick, this lightweight styling gel is fortified with a high concentration of UVA protectors to help shield hair from damaging sunlight.

How to use

  • It can be applied directly to the hair for a firm hold or onto palms and then worked (mixed) into damp hair for flexible styling.

  • Allow drying naturally for the best results

Brilliant™ Retexturing Gel

Brilliant™ Retexturing Gel is a medium hold styling gel designed to control and define medium to coarse hair. With nourishing plant proteins, Brilliant™ helps provide long-lasting softness, intense manageability, and lustrous shine.

How to use

  • To use, emulsify a small amount in your hands, then apply evenly through damp hair.

  • Air dry for wet or sleek looks

Styling tips:

  • For theatrical styles apply the gel to damp hair and put rollers on some parts while leaving out others.

  • You can air dry or blow-dry to achieve different textures

Confixor™ Liquid Gel

Strengthen your style with Confixor™ Liquid Gel. It adds a medium hold to any look, while conditioning to help fortify. Wheat protein strengthens from the inside out to help control frizz, add shine and create a lasting style. Best of all, this lightweight gel will never build up or flake away and is perfect for fine to medium hair.

How to use

  • Rub Confixor Liquid Gel between hands to spread evenly and apply to towel-dried hair then style as desired.

Styling tips:

  • If you have curly hair, mix Confixor™ with Be Curly™ and apply to towel-dried hair from the scalp to the ends. This helps tame any frizz, boost your shine while intensifying the curls.

  • You can also add more Confixor™ for more hold or use extra Be Curly™ for more curl definition. It all depends on what you plan to achieve with your styling.

Flax Seed Aloe Strong Hold Sculpturing Gel

Flax Seed Aloe Strong Hold Sculpturing Gel is a styling gel with organic flax seed and aloe to offer you maximum control for sculpting and molding your hair. Made for medium to coarse hair this sculpturing gel gives a natural hold that lasts all day long; makes it easy to layer multiple styles, even if your hair is long.

How to use

  • Rub the gel in your hands and evenly distribute it through damp hair then style as you may like.

Style tip:

  • If you’re looking to go with a wet look, let the hair dry naturally

Curly Hair Favorites

Looking to repair, strengthen and moisturize your curls? Aveda’s Curly Hair Favorites pack has it all. This limited-edition set includes our favorite products for curly hair including full-size Brilliant™ ReTexturizing Gel, Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Leave-In Treatment, and NutriPlenish™ Lightweight Conditioning Leave-In Treatment.

How to use

Brilliant™ ReTexturing Gel 5 fl oz/150 ml: Add a small amount to your palms and evenly apply through damp hair. Air dry or blow dry for wet or sleek looks.

NutriPlenish™ Leave-In Conditioner 6.7 fl oz/200 ml: Lightly mist clean damp hair. Detangle and style as usual. Remember to shake well before use and do not rinse.

Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Leave-In Treatment .85 fl oz/25 ml: Apply lightly through damp hair and do not rinse.

3. Aveda Hair Mousse

Aveda Hair Mousse products are specially formulated to add bouncy volume and texture to your hair. They’re ideal for all hair types and come in a wide range of formulas, from light styling mousses to heavy-duty, building mousses.

These include:

Invati Advanced™ Thickening Foam

This thickening foam instantly plumps each hair strand for thicker, fuller, and more voluminous hair. With flexible hold and shine, it fights frizz, protects from blow drying, reinforces fragile thinning hair, and is free of silicones.

Invati Advanced™Thickening Foam gives you fuller hair from root to tip and keeps it that way.

How to use

All you need is a little. Simply run a small amount through clean, wet hair, and watch it instantly revitalize each strand for thicker, fuller hair that looks and feels noticeably thicker.

Foam Reset™ Rinseless Hydrating Hair Cleanser

Foam Reset™ Rinseless Hydrating Hair Cleanser is a shine-boosting, frizz-taming, scalp-quenching, rinseless hydrating hair cleanser and leave-in treatment in one. With a twist of the cap, you’ll see and feel this creamy formula instantly fizzle to release cleansing foam.

How to use

Section dry hair. Place shampoo in hands and work into scalp and hair to cleanse. Restyle as desired.

Phomollient™ Styling Foam

Phomollient ™ Styling Foam helps you achieve the look you want on fine to medium hair. This formula is weightless and helps build body and volume. Developed with air-infusion technology, the formula allows liquids to transform into foam without adding hydrocarbon propellants.

How to use

  • Do not shake this styling foam. Put 3–5 pumps into your hands, rub them together, and then distribute the foam evenly through damp hair.

  • If you’re going for the silky smooth hair look, make sure to blow dry using an Aveda paddle brush to smooth out the edges.

4. Hair Wax and Pomade

Aveda’s range of Hair Wax and Pomade products is the best for your hair. These ranges are designed to give you intense control, easy styling, and a modern look. Aveda’s Pomades and Waxes keep the style in place all day, reduce blow-drying time by up to 50 percent, impart a lustrous sheen without looking overly waxed, nourish hair strands from roots to ends, and improve hair fiber strength.

Light Elements™ Defining Whip/Texturizing Creme

Add dramatic, flirtatious texture to your look with this defining whip/texturizing crème from Avade Light Elements. These airy, whipped wax give you medium and light hold without adding weight or stickiness, so you can layer as much as you’d like without becoming weighed down.

How to use

  • Apply a small amount to palms and rub together to create an emulsion between your hands.

  • Apply through dry hair to create a light or medium hold depending on the product you’re using.

Brilliant™ Anti-Humectant Pomade

Brilliant™ Anti-Humectant Pomade features a refreshing, light, and clean scent that helps keep hair looking its best, While repelling moisture from your locks. It collects at the roots for flake-free, polished styles and long-lasting clean looks.

How to use

  • Apply evenly through dry hair to add and define a satin finish.

Styling tips:

  • If you’re in a humid region, mix a small amount of any Aveda gel to lock out humidity when blow-drying your hair

  • Textured hair needs anti-humectant pomade to keep humidity in check

Brilliant™ Humectant Pomade does the opposite by keeping your hair moisturized and the application is the same.

Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Thickening Paste

Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Thickening Paste instantly thickens hair and adds pliable hold for styling versatility. This versatile gel easily tames thick hair for a cleaner look or lets you change things up with matte styles.

How to use

Rub between palms and apply evenly on dry hair.

5. Aveda Hair Spray

When it comes to hair spray, Aveda has something for every hair type. Their hair sprays are easy to use and best of all, they do not contain any harsh chemicals.

Some of the hair sprays include:

Air Control™ Light Hold Hair Spray

Air Control™ Light Hold Hair Spray offers flexible, lasting hold for all hair types. This light-hold hairspray keeps your style in place, but feels weightless and washes out easily.

How to use

  • To use Air Control Light Hold Hair Spray, spray 6-8 inches from dry hair, away from the eyes.

  • Spray in short bursts to build hold.

  • For volume, spray at the roots.

Styling tips:

  • To regulate fly away spray the product on a tissue until it gets wet then wipe the tissue on your hair.

  • To maintain hold while curling, spray 8-10 inches from the hair without saturating the hair and then curl as usual.

Witch Hazel Hair Spray

The adorably retro-inspired Witch Hazel Hair Spray is perfect for people with slightly finer hair. If you have fine or medium hair that goes crazy at the slightest breeze, this formula will control flyways and reduce static so your hair will lay where you put it. The super-soft, non-aerosol formula is light enough to use every day and won’t cause build-up for a natural look that lasts all day.

How to use

  • Witch Hazel Hair Spray is ideal for dry hair.

  • Pump 10–12 inches (25–30 cm) from hair, then reapply as desired throughout the day for extra control.

  • If nozzle clogs, run under hot water.

Visit Our Hair Salon To Find the Right Aveda Product For You

Hopefully, this post has helped you see that Aveda products have a lot to offer, and styling your hair with them doesn’t have to be difficult. Once you learn how these products work, the options are endless when it comes to styling your hair and making an impression with your style.

The choice of product depends on your hair type, but with one visit to our salon you can receive custom tips and recommendations on the Aveda products and hair style that is right for you.

Schedule a hair appointment with us today!