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Hair falling out NEW
by: dd

Thought I would look up people's comments on Aveda colours. My hair has got progressively thinner, dryer and has started falling out much more over the past year or two which is roughly the amount of time I have used Aveda products.
Think I will now do what others have done and change to a salon that does other products.

dry, brittle, hair falling out NEW
by: Anonymous

I too am one of the women subjected to going to Aveda salon only to figure out 1 1/2 yrs. later that my hair coloring was making my long straight hair dry, brittle and ending up falling out in clumps while combing. I am a middle aged woman who takes good care of my hair and recently read these comments and as of NOW going to start going to get my dark blonde hair colored at a salon that I found out uses hair color from Italy. I have heard Europeans are much more healthier in their lifestyle AND their hair products more natural ingredients. I am looking forward to finding out real soon!

Aveda colour fade and hair loss update NEW
by: sarah

I came on here at the beginning of the year as I was suffering colour fade and hair loss. I stopped using Aveda in April of this year and went to a different salon using matrix colour. We talked about the colour fade problem which only occurred when I started trying to go lighter. They told me that because my hair is totally white there isn’t’ enough pigment in lighter colours for my hair so I have gone back to a darker shade and the colour as held, this is something Aveda should have been able to tell me. I have also changed my shampoo to one without silicone and parabens etc and I have noticed areas of hair regrowth so I can’t say if this is the change in hair colour product or the shampoo, but my itchy scalp as gone. I also always use Moroccan oil which is fantastic at keeping your hair smooth and silky.

Had same problem until..... NEW
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I had the same issue for about a year and 1/2 before I made some changes. Once I started using Kevin Murphy's Young Again shampoo and conditioner consistently, my hair improved drastically. I will not use anything but this. I've tried Pureology and a couple other brands that are supposed to be top notch but nothing helped until I was introduced to Kevin Murphy products. BEST products EVER in my book. I also switched to a salon that used Goldwell coloring and let me tell you.....BEST color EVER! I color my hair every 7 weeks with blonde highlights. Goldwell leaves my hair shiny, soft, nourished. I used to get a conditioning treatment after each color when I went to my Aveda salon. I have not had a single additional treatment since I started using Kevin Murphy products with the Goldwell color. My hair is naturally dark brown. I am going over dark brown and grey re-growth every 7 weeks. My hair is also very fine. For me this has been the best combination for my previously damaged hair that was dry, brittle, broken....ugly. My re-growth every 7 weeks is crazy as well.

I hope this has helped. Good luck. I know the feeling and it is awful.


Major hair Breakage With Aveda color NEW
by: Anonymous

THe past 2 years, I have noticed large pieces of hair were breaking mid shaft or even a few inches From my scalp. I couldn't figure it out why pieces were so short. I have changed my shampoo, products ,blow dryer, vitamins, and used a satin pillow with no change. I went to the drs and had all my labs checked and they were all good. I get my grey roots done every 4 weeks now. I thought I had the breakage under control since I chopped my hair and it was a little better. I just recently got A highlight with Aveda. It's not that light and was only a 15 volume. After my first wash, there was so much more Breakage I was in tears. It was so obvious it had to be the color. I had gotten dark Aveda color for A long time and I think it's got progressively worse. I'm not sure what to do to cover my grey. I'm going to try a Goldwell color salon and hope this will work. If anyone has what color they used instead with better results, I'm happy to hear it!

Any cure? NEW
by: Anonymous

I already posted a comment before. Please help me, is there a cure? Is there a shampoo that will make my hair strong again and stop my hair from falling out and make it grow long again? I still think we should do a class action Law suit.

Itchy scalp after coloring with Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

I wish I've read your comments before I colored my hair with Aveda. Two weeks and the itchiness is not going away. I will not do this ever again!

Hair Totally Ruined and Dry after Aveda hair colour NEW
by: Debra

My hair has been dried out totally by this hair colour -I had split ends up and I had 3 inches cut off my hair today and it still feels terrible.
Take my advice if you have fine naturally curly hair do not use this stuff. I will be writing to the hairdressers- my hair was not like this before and now it feels horrible.

Damaged hair NEW
by: Pamala

So glad I read this and funny thing is ( well not really funny) is my hair dresser even said to me that she noticed my hair thinning and the ends fried! Ive always had a head of hair and since the entire salon switched over to Aveda I've had issues!

It isn't natural!!!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

Listen. Aveda color is "up to 97% derived". Up to. That is just the hair color. This doesn't mean the developer isn't made of chemicals. It also doesn't mean the color is actually 97% derived. Maybe the level 1 (black) is derived of only dark colored plants but how do you make ash colors? Blue isn't easy to find in nature without having a lot of green. So basically you have to process these colors with a developer that are 100% chemicals. Not to mention the toners have so much ammonia it's nauseating. Their bleach is terrible. It has to sit on the hair for over 45 minutes at a heightened developer level which is why everyone's hair is so over processed. If you don't do a higher developer you leave with orange hair. You usually have to put some sort of heat on it. It is bad. They aren't lying, they just choose their words wisely. Do not use this crap.

Conditioner damaged my hair!!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been desperately trying to grow my hair back after a series of bad cuts. I went to an aveda salon for a trim and the stylist suggested a deep conditioner (brilliance) for my hair. It wasn't that dry but I thought maybe he saw something I didn't. My hair was shiny and soft (not using aveda products). I conditioned my hair the next day with the aveda stuff and rinsed thoroughly as I always do. When I dried my hair I noticed it was super frizzy. I went to flat iron and I smelled my hair burning. Horrified I dried it some more and still more burning. I am convinced the conditioner stuck to my hair and coated it, causing it to burn. I was in tears. I called the salon and returned my products ($70 worth!). Of course they were convinced it was not their product. I don't believe them. I have NEVER in my 40 plus years of doing my hair had that happen. I'll never use their products again. I have been conditioning my hair in better products trying to bring it back. Hope it gets better soon.
Please let others be warned!!!!!

Horrible Breakage and Thinning NEW
by: Victoria R.

I recently switched to an Aveda salon after my hair dresser moved away. I have been going about 5-6 months now, I always have blonde done. Never in all my years of hair coloring have I experienced the breakage and hair falling out like crazy.

The entire top layer of my hair had breakage to about 1-2". The stylist said it looked like a "chemical burn" since it was the entire top and not here and there. Of course my thought was, ummm it had to happen here because it wasn't like this before coming here.

I have thin, fine hair and it does not grow fast. Over the months it has finally made it to 6" long. However due to the funky look of that top layer I have gone from middle of the back length hair to should length. And now may have to go shorter, due the layering they had to put in to blend that short top layer, my longer hair left is so paper thin and stringy looking. I have never hated my hair so much.

Too back this, my sister-in-law who has gone to an Aveda salon in another state has experienced the exact same breakage as I did.

So after reading all these comments, mine and SIL's experience, I am 100% sure it is the Aveda product doing this damage.

Aveda Damage my beautiful Natural Red Hair NEW
by: Irene Eaton

They are doing false advertising.Fraud. They are not natural. They use chemicals. It is not hormones for which they tried to blamed it on. My hair does not grow any more. It is so dry. It does not feel like hair any more. It is so porious. They shocked the follicle. This was in July of 2008. I use different shampoos and conditioners with no cure. I lost volume and long hair never to be again. I want to do a class action law suit against them. Please call me or email Irene @ 818-572-5052 ireneeaton@yahoo.com
I never knew others have suffer also!

Thinning dry hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I have used Aveda products for the past 25 years but in the last two years my hair started to thin and has become very dry and frizzy! The lowlights do not last more than a few weeks and then it gets a horrible reddish tone to it. I think I'll have to try something else after reading all of these comments. Thank you because now I don't think it's just my hormones causing this problem.

They fried my hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I’ve been using a local Aveda salon since 2014. I have always been happy with the results. Until the last one. The result was slightly different this time as I sat in the salon looking in the mirror. At home, after subsequent washes until now (nearly 3 months later) my hair has been fried. When I’m ready to brush through and dry it’s a tangled mess on my head. It practically stands up on it’s own. Just one big tangle. I had to buy some tangle teasers. I have never had this problem, even when I used to home colour.

My hair is thin and fine. I do take medications that could contribute to this and I’m 52... but even so... to tangle tease it out is heartbreaking because I can feel it breaking off. I spoke to the salon 4 times - I was promised the manager would call me back. He/she didn’t. So they don’t want to talk to me, an upset and unhappy customer. I have now spoken to someone who says at my next appointment they can do a treatment. I’m not sure how this is going to help. If my hair is damaged and broken, then it IS damaged and broken. (I use all Aveda products at home, including their damage remedy).

My hair looks awful. In addition it has a slight green tinge to it. (natural dark blonde hair with uplift of foil blonde highlights). I can see parts of my scalp from the front.

Hindsight reminds me that the hairdresser, on this last visit, "ran a peroxide through it too". I realise now that I could smell the really strong bleach smell when they took the foils off. The most recent phone call with the salon, they said "just because it’s peroxide, doesn’t mean that is bleach". What? Seriously?

Has the Aveda colour changed it’s ingredients? What was different this time?

I have an appointment coming up. I don’t think I’m going to go now, especially reading the comments here.

The Aveda stylist/colourist in the comments above about people who lie about their hair history... goodness me. Aveda IS my hair history.

I may leave an appropriate post on their Facebook page for all local customers and potential customers.


thinning dry stressed hair NEW
by: Anonymous

Alright Aveda friends. Thanks for sharing. I too have experienced thinning, dry hair after having my hair processed with a base and then hi or lo lights as appropriate every 6-8 weeks at an Aveda salon. Each time I experienced dry hair immediately after leaving the salon. I just kept thinking I can't wait to get home and wash/condition with my Kerastase products. My hair just felt "parched." After two years of Aveda appointments every 6-8 weeks my bang line is thinning to the point I can see my scalp. My hair is now brittle and lifeless and here is the thing...I wash/condition/blowdry only 2X week, no flat iron, no curlers and I use Kerastase products. It had to be the haircolor. I thought it was my stylist, but now I just think it's the Aveda color. I once had very thick, naturally curly hair that would style well and shine. I had attributed my issue to menopause, however, my new salon (back to Kerastase) is telling me that it is damaged from being overprocessed. So long Aveda. Will take awhile to repair two years of damage. So irritated. Get the word out.

Poor colour coverage NEW
by: Anonymous

I live in the UK and have been having my hair coloured with Aveda since 2001. Over the past year I have noticed that the colour doesn't last very long. I found this site whilst doing some research and was alarmed by all the comments about hair loss. My hair is so much thinner than it used to be, I can see my scalp in some lights. I had put this down to getting older but not after reading all these comments. I have also experienced the burning scalp. I am going to a new salon this week and will never use aveda again.

Good read to prevent hair breakage NEW
by: Cynthia

I cannot believe that I found this website after putting in google search...Aveda and damaging hair. I had my hair highlighted back about 2 years ago and my hair had severe breakage almost to the roots. I thought perhaps that it was because I had been on a particular prescribed medication. So, this last month I decided to go back to the local Aveda Salon to have highlights and a bump up the base color to the roots. Oh my! This is the worst decision that I could have made because yet again my hair is breaking off. Today I went to a different salon to have my hair cut so that all the layers will blend in with the broken pieces that are about 2"long at the crown of my head. I am so depressed about this whole experience that I do not want to get out and see anyone nor do I want to go back to work. I took off from my job for 3 weeks. I will never use Aveda again. I am so grateful to have found this website because I am not alone here. To anyone else out there please save yourself a year of new hair growth. Don't use Aveda products of any kind whether it is color or cleansing- styling products. I am writing all of this so that I can hopefully save someone else the disappointment and embarrassment of having chunks of hair cut just to blend in with broken pieces about 2 " from the scalp. What is this company using to destroy hair I do not know. But they need to clean up their products. Aveda. Shame on you.
Cindy.

Good read to prevent hair breakage NEW
by: Cynthia

I cannot believe that I found this website after putting in google search...Aveda and damaging hair. I had my hair highlighted back about 2 years ago and my hair had severe breakage almost to the roots. I thought perhaps that it was because I had been on a particular prescribed medication. So, this last month I decided to go back to the local Aveda Salon to have highlights and a bump up the base color to the roots. Oh my! This is the worst decision that I could have made because yet again my hair is breaking off. Today I went to a different salon to have my hair cut so that all the layers will blend in with the broken pieces that are about 2"long at the crown of my head. I am so depressed about this whole experience that I do not want to get out and see anyone nor do I want to go back to work. I took off from my job for 3 weeks. I will never use Aveda again. I am so grateful to have found this website because I am not alone here. To anyone else out there please save yourself a year of new hair growth. Don't use Aveda products of any kind whether it is color or cleansing- styling products. I am writing all of this so that I can hopefully save someone else the disappointment and embarrassment of having chunks of hair cut just to blend in with broken pieces about 2 " from the scalp. What is this company using to destroy hair I do no know. But they need to clean up their products. Aveda. Shame on you.
Cindy.

Me too! NEW
by: Anonymous

I am shocked that so many people have had the same experience I have!! I had emergency surgery and 10 weeks later lost a lot of hair. I went to the dermatologist (which many of you should go to for treatment) and he determined that I had 2 issues: the surgery but also redness and itchy scalp. I had noticed for the past year that when my hair was being colored at Aveda it burned my scalp, and I noticed that my hair was not healthy (the hairs were thinning and damaged), and recently noticed my scalp was red, but I kept thinking it could not be Aveda because their products are "natural." My once full head of hair is now thin and my strands of hair are weak and fine. Thank you everyone for sharing your experience. I will not be using Aveda color or products again.

Red, itchy scalp. NEW
by: Anonymous - Chicago

I just started getting my hair colored at an Aveda salon. I have had my hair colored there 4 times over the past 6 months and this last time the color BURNED and I am now suffering from a red, burning, itchy scalp. I also have dandruff, which I have NEVER had! My stylist told me I should be using the Aveda color treated shampoo and conditioner, along with a color protector. I used all three after the last coloring, and my scalp is even WORSE! I have been coloring my hair for over 20 years with Wella products, and never had this problem. I only started going to this salon because my stylist of 20 years had a stroke. I will NEVER go back to an Aveda salon and I'm throwing away the $60.00 in Aveda products that I just bought!

same situation NEW
by: Anonymous

I had been growing my hair out for 2 years, and hadn't colored it in over a year. I was ready to try and match the roots to my sun bleached areas. My hair is natural ash blond. I went to an Aveda salon. The color went on very dark, but the stylist said it would fade very fast and I would need to recolor in 8 weeks. I had told her I was looking to get to a natural ash blond so that any grey would blend in. Two days later I washed my hair and it was terrible. Even with deep conditioner and leave in conditioner it felt like straw. It is falling out and breaking off. It is sooo dry. Also the color faded and it is a very orange-brassy color. I am so upset and frustrated. I wish I had known what I know now. You assume going to Aveda you are making a smarter healthier choice for your hair. Aveda is the worst, never again. This coming from someone who has had every color under the rainbow in her hair and yet never experienced damage like this. I am afraid all of my growth is going to have to be cut off in order to look healthy, and it makes me so sad.

Hair colouring not even and thinning, frizzy ends. NEW
by: Anonymous

I cannot believe that I have found this site. I have been going to an Aveda salon for about 5 years. Recently I have noticed that after colouring my hair within 3 weeks the roots are a golden colour, and there are patches in the strands of hair that have remained grey. My hairdresser told me I was thinning a bit, possibly due to age and stress, and my hair is frizzy at the ends too. He recommenddd a different Aveda product to the one I had bee using. I didn't like it as it left my scalp tingling and itchy. Eventually I listened to my inner voice and changed salons. Things are improving slowly but it will take time to get my hair back into good condition. It used to be long but now just below my chin. Reading others reviews has convinced me that I have made the right choice in changing salons and products. Thank you.

Dryness and thinning NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been going to Aveda Salon for about 3 years and received color and cutting services. I have thick fine hair. In the last six months i noticed my hair on top thinning and the ends of my hair dry and frizzy. At my last visit two visits I inquired about my problem and requested if they could use different products and of course Aveda salons do not. I started investigating and found this web site as well as others about hair products that contain insolvable silicones. Aveda products at the top of the list. I had planned prior to my research to start cutting my hair every 4 weeks in the thoughts that this would solve my hair issues, but now know different. Based on everyone's comments I have decided not to return to the Aveda salon. I did find that the best way to remove the silicone is to apply diluted vinegar and baking soda once a week. Apply deep conditioning treatment after this treatment. Good luck to everyone.

Aveda is drying NEW
by: Anonymous

10 years ago when I was in H.S I regularly got my hair done at Aveda and also used their products. My hair was so dry and I figured I just didnt know how to style it. Once I went to College I dyed my own hair and began noticing improvement. I decided a year prior to my wedding to regularly get my hair done in hopes my hair would look even better. I LOVED how my hair was - so soft and a great color. The first time at this new Aveda salon i did like it - but then started noticing how dry my hair was. Waited 12 weeks before getting it done again as to not damage it further and it is now so dry it looks terrible. The stylist tried to tell me it was because I wasnt using AVEDA at home - the only thing Ive done differently is getting it dyed at AVEDA instead of using box dye and it has rapidly detoriated. STAY AWAY

Thinning, broken hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been getting color for about 10 years at an Aveda Salon and have seen my hair go from "acceptable" to so thin, I have been wearing a hairpiece for 5 years. I went to a dermatologist and tried various fixes for a few years but nothing worked. In the last 2 hair colorings (about 7 weeks apart) my hair got even thinner on top, almost bald, and more broken all over. I complained of itchiness and the colorist added some table sugar to the mix but it doesn't help. I decided to check online about this and here you all are with the very same problems! Thank you for speaking up. I know I have to stop using Aveda now. Hopefully, my hair will improve without it.

alergic reaction to invati? NEW
by: Anonymous

a few weeks ago i visited an aveda in London, i went due to my thinning hair and I asked about invati, the lady was really nice and helpful and made it sound like this product could be the answer to my thinning hair... i spend nearly £100 on the shampoo, conditioner and spray pump lotion.... the first few times i used it i noticed my hair suddenly felt real dry and like straw and it looked dry and horrible... thinking it could just be the stress i was going through, i carried on using it... then the tops of my ears became real itchy with a burning sensation, then my scalp became itchy... i decided that i had to stop using this product.. i certainly wont be buying more of it.

Destroyed my hair NEW
by: Anonymous

Thinking all natural is great for my hair but not the case with Aveda! Every hair grooming product is loaded with insoluble
silicones that coat and dry out your hair so it's left brittle and frizzy. I couldn't understand what was happening and blamed the color, menopause, lack of protein. Really sad that it's going to take a bit to get the healthy back into my hair. Need to read ingredients carefully!

Tara NEW
by: Anonymous

OMG. I have been experiencing this as well. Ive been going to an Aveda salon as well. After getting highlights mu hair was always brittle and my hair stsrted to thin. I asked the girl that was seeing and she always said it must be the products I was using at home. She made me think I was crazy. I tried another Aveda salon in Andover Ma and the same thing happened. It is definitely Aveda Products. No doubt. Steer clear girlfriends!!!!!

To Terri NEW
by: Anonymous

Long hair at any age is pretty, and it's special. It's a little suspicious if she keeps wanting you to cut it off. It could be one of three reasons: (1) She can see on the back of your head that your hair is getting damaged, and she wants to cut most of it off before you notice it too, (2) from experience she knows that the hair will eventually become brittle, and she wants to cut it off before that happens, or (3) if your hair is pretty, and if she's a normal woman, she might just subconsciously want your hair to be less pretty.

Pure Aveda NEW
by: Terri

I had highlights done. The highlights were blotchy. Next to a brown patch of hair is a white patch next to another blonde patch. The last two visits Lynnsie was in a hurry. Additionally, she constantly pressures me to cut my long hair.
Very disappointed.

European hair products and salons NEW
by: Anonymous

Someone mentioned better hair products in Europe. That is true. Europe has stricter regulatory standards for both food and cosmetics, so most companies make one version of their product at high quality for Europe and most other places, and another bad version just for America.

I use Goldwell for coloring my hair at home, and I order from a supplier that stocks the European version, which had better ingredients when I compared them side by side.

If you are in Europe, I would avoid getting your hair colored in the UK. Almost all of them use Wella. And Wella gave me the same bad reaction as Aveda. Also, extreme ashy tones are the norm in the UK, so they are always trying to color brown hair and blonde hair extra ashy gray, because it is their culture. Also, they seem to have the least training. Many of those hair stylists don't know what demi-colors or hair color remover are, and other things.

The best country for ordering hair products or getting hair done is actually in Italy. For some reason, all of the premium highest quality but gentlest & lowest harsh chemical hair colors are made in Italy, which they use in most of their salons there.

Follicle damage NEW
by: Anonymous

I popped back in here to check on everyone, and it is sad reading these other stories like mine. No matter what the hair stylist says, a hair product should never feel burning or painful on your head, not even hair bleach. When it's burning, it's contributing to follicle damage. This kind of damage can eventually cause the follicle to permanently produce skinnier hairs that do not grow as long. I am battling this right now. I have patches of hair on the mid-lower back of my head that are extra fine hair and stop growing at 4-6 inches, from harsh salon damage. Previously, my hair was halfway down my back, even bleached and colored, when it was done by other salons.

One thing you can do at home, that sort of helps, is to apply EMU OIL overnight sometimes, and sleep with a new garbage bag over your pillow. Emu oil has something special that can help hair growth.

Another thing, which is a lot more expensive, is PLATELET RICH PLASMA treatments at a hair restoration clinic or plastic surgeon office. The treatments are $500 to $2000 each, and people get 1 to 3 treatments. I had to break the bank and get two of these treatments so far. But this can sometimes bring back damaged follicles.

100% Convinced Aveda Hair Color thinned my hair NEW
by: Angela

Two years ago I went to an Aveda institute and had my hair colored. I started shedding like a golden retriever! I remember googling this topic back then and seeing comments like these. But, I tried to convince myself that maybe it was the aging process, etc.

Over the next two years I colored it at home. It began growing back in. I was getting somewhere! My hair was gaining fullness. But, then, I decided I need a professional cut/color so I bought a groupon (not noticing that it was for an Aveda salon.)

Well, I went.

And ... guess what? It has happened AGAIN! I'm depressed about it because it took me so long to get it close to where it was before the first scenario.

Perhaps I'm allergic (?) to their product. Either way I am positive it is the Aveda color/process. And the thing is, the stylist was pretty snooty about the fact that I used at-home color. Scolded me for it!

Reaction NEW
by: Anonymous

After having a botanical yesterday , within minutes my scalp was itching violently,some solution dripped on my shoulders and chest and this morning I have a red raised itching rash, with some bedadryl and oatmeal soaks then ale Vera it has calmed down. This is a reaction not customer or stylist error and makes me wonder if the product is carcinogenic. Scary whatever it is

hair cut ,hair colour and hairpiece NEW
by: Anonymous

At Thetha.secondary.school they comment about our hair colour,hair cut and hairpiece they tell us to apply a black polish so that our hair to b black . Some of us we didn't write our exams because of the hairpiece an the haircut 💇 .

Update NEW
by: Anonymous

I also had a bad reaction to Aveda hair dye and protein treatment.I had noticed some changes with my hair after getting it dyed. But didn't make a connection. I also had a protein treatment. The same night I had the treatment my scalp felt very irritated, itchy, and burning. So I decided maybe they didn't do a good job rinsing the treatment out. So I showered and washed my hair and I noticed a lot more hair in the drain. About a month after that I had I had my hair dyed again and the irritation and burning increased and I now would notice tiny red scabs on mt scalp. I continued to see hairloss every time I combed of washed. I went to many specialist with not much help. The burning was intense for years and I would even ice my scalp to help easy the pain. It has now been 3yrs since my last hair dying. I now use only truly chemical free shampoo and conditioner (Morrocco Method for about a yr nowe) and only a bit of natural oils as a leave in conditioner and for styling. Sadly the terrible burning and shedding went on for years. I still experience it from time to time but it is not as bad as it once was. The shedding has slowed from handfuls to maybe 300 hairs a day which is still way more than a normal person should shed. On doc said I have chronic telegan effluvium now but they don't know why. Because of the shedding my hair continues to get shorter without cutting. It also grow very slowly. It also grows very slowly. I can still see dye color at the ends of some longer pieces that are about 6.5 inches the coloring was over 3 yrs ago. The majority of my hair is about 4.5 inched and doesn't seem to grow much past that point. It is 4.5 inched from the scalp all over my head. So the hair at the nap of my neck are 4.5in and the hair at the very top by my forehead is 4.5in. So it looks like a very bad layered effect when combed back. Once it gets about that length it sheds. It has thinned all over but the strange thing is that it looks as if it is getting better because my hair seems thicker at my scalp that ant the sad ends. So one would think it was growing in. But it doesn't stay long before it is shed. And in some places were the pain was the worst it remains thinner. I have ordered a hairpiece (a topper) and am tying to come to terms. I just worry about what was used and the damage caused seen and unseen.I would love to know others long term prognosis and if their hair ever recovered.

Aveda Highlights making me bald NEW
by: Annie

I've been using Aveda highlights in Aveda salon for over a couple of years now. My hair is thinning and scalp showing through that i notice it every time i wash my hands in a public toilet and I see in the mirror my scalp shining through in the light. I have had bloods done and no deficiencies so only reason I can think of is the Aveda highlights as its right along the Tbar section that I get done! I am never using Aveda again and will now choose between going grey or going bald!

Burning & hair loss NEW
by: Anonymous

yes, I also have burning and scabs on my scalp and hair loss... I believe we should all get together and file a loss suit against Aveda and I am not kidding.

09/02/2016 NEW
by: Rita

I have been experiencing great hair loss when I shampoo. I went to two different Aveda Salons for my last three hair coloring and highlighting. I did not like the stylist from the first one, She was very rough on hair and also the salon did not show an Aveda customer servicing as expected.
Went to second salon, stylist there also did not show Aveda customer servicing as promoted by AVEDA.
I found out too that she was not properly trained at an Aveda school. She said she did online!!!!
These are highly touted as AVEDA SALONS.
I wrote Aveda regarding these practices and they responded that each salon is independent. AVEDA does not check on salons to see if they are practicing the high AVEDA standards!!

My hair is breaking and the color faded with in two washings. I have orange brassy roots with red undertones showing again.

Very disappointed as I thought I was treating myself to a healthy hair salon products.


BURNING NEW
by: Van Princess

hi there,

I think that Aveda products are a complete scam. their hair dye burns my scalp and if I'm not lightening it at all, then why should it burn? I was dyeing my brown hair the same color of brown.

Aveda hair dye contributes to hair loss - beware.

Aveda hair color killed my hair NEW
by: Anonymous

August 2016

Started going to Aveda salon 1 year ago, for monthly hair color touch ups. Like the color- my stylist has done well at toning down the grassiness.

But...after each coloring my scalp itches and burns, like many of you said. I get little pimple-sized scabs, too, including ones you can see right at the hairline. I asked my stylist for a gentler developer but she said developer isn't the problem, and instead added something "soothing" to the color (except it DOESN'T soothe). Couldn't convince her to decrease the standard 40-minute developing time, either.

My hair is drier than ever and almost not even a hairlike texture. Worst of all, I've lost SO much hair this year. It was thin to begin with but not like this. You can see my scalp through my hair, hair comes out like crazy when shampooing, and I can't even pull it back in a ponytail b/c the pony is laughably small.

I never even considered it was Aveda's fault until recently. The products are billed as so natural and healthy- and they smell so good.

If anyone has suggestions for revitalizing my hair, or for a better hair color, I'd be grateful.

Me, too! NEW
by: Anonymous

After using Aveda's new colour line, my hair was thinning considerably. After my last visit, whereas, the colour was left on for an hour, I developed an extreme case of hives/welts on my scalp!! My scalp was pink, burning!& itchy!!! I was losing a palmful of hair with every washing! I told this to my hair stylist and she passed it off on other things, such as meds, kind of shampoo I used & stress. Nothing has changed with me..same meds I've been taking for decades & I am not stressed. I am also ready to file a "Class Action Suit!" I believe the Aveda hair colour is harmful & the these Aveda hairstylists, such as mine, are not well-trained with the hair colour products! My hair is quite thin & I continue to lose considerable hair with each wash! I am done with Aveda and my hair stylist!!

my fine hair is brittle and much thinner NEW
by: Anonymous

My instinct had me check on Aveda hair color comments because of the sudden decline in my hairs appearance and texture. I have also had beautiful fine , shinny hair and ever since I have had color at an Aveda salon my hair has drastically changed. In the last 2 months , My first appointment with Aveda Salon was for partial highlights with a glaze and I left salon with lack luster hair and the roots just looked so thin. During the next couple of weeks my hair began to turn into brillo, It was so dry and the color just looked washed out and this was only after 2 weeks of having it colored. I went back to the salon and the stylist noticed how bad my hair looked and recommended a color glaze just to seal my hair and to deposit color. Unfortunately the same thing is starting to happen again. My hair is no body , its very flat and thinner than usual and I continues to have a dry texture . My hair just feels like it has something else in it beside color. My gut is telling me they mix some other chemical ingredient into the color. I just do not trust this company and their product as they are mass producing products and selling franchises to just anyone . I am never going to use Aveda again. Big disappointment!!!!

Chemical burn NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been going to a high end Aveda salon in Northern California. My last two colors something has changed. The first time recently my scalp burned and some flakey. I went again last month and told her. She said I wasn't the first client complaining about this. She said they asked the Aveda rep if anything has changed. She Was told no. My colorist added an equalizer. Thought it might be better. But that night my scalp was so red and hot. Over the next few days scabs. Now the worse dry scalp ever!! Called another Aveda friend three hours away. She knew right away. She told me to added 6 packs of sugar to the base color. I know sounds very strange. Going on Monday for another color. Fortunately no hair loss. In the meantime going to try some products mentioned for dry scalp. Wish me luck. Will keep you posted.

Hairloss NEW
by: Sharon

These stories sound the same as mine. I started using an Aveda salon when I was out of town away from my home salon.
During one particular visit, getting my roots and highlights done, I had a VERY uncomfortable burning sensation on my scalp. This had never happened before.
I discussed it with my stylist and it seemed no big deal.
I have since lost a 1/3 of my hair.
I too have gone the thyroid testing route. I have seen two dermatologist. Because I was having significant stress at the time they encouraged me to sleep more, exercise more etc., thinking it may be the stress. No one can put their finger on the cause and just keep throwing minoxidil, propecia, biotin and vitamins at me to no avail. I have some new hair around my face but I am not seeing any other coming.
My texture is overall finer (my home stylist agrees) and I have hair at the nape of my neck that is downright frizzy. Has anyone found a fix?
And I'm down for the class action.

Hairloss NEW
by: Sharon

These stories sound the same as mine. I started using an Aveda salon when I was out of town away from my home salon.
During one particular visit, getting my roots and highlights done, I had a VERY uncomfortable burning sensation on my scalp. This had never happened before.
I discussed it with my stylist and it seemed no big deal.
I have since lost a 1/3 of my hair.
I too have gone the thyroid testing route. I have seen two dermatologist. Because I was having significant stress at the time they encouraged me to sleep more, exercise more etc., thinking it may be the stress. No one can put their finger on the cause and just keep throwing minoxidil, propecia, biotin and vitamins at me to no avail. I have some new hair around my face but I am not seeing any other coming.
My texture is overall finer (my home stylist agrees) and I have hair at the nape of my neck that is downright frizzy. Has anyone found a fix?
And I'm down for the class action.


Just to clarify NEW
by: Anonymous

To clarify my last sentence. I think Aveda products are okay. I meant as opposed to their color. I truly hate what having my hair dyed in an an Aveda salon did to my hair in 3 short months. I'm so frustrated. At least after talking to this woman yesterday I feel like I have hope. Maybe a year ftom now my hair will look like it used to. What sucks is when you think you are doing the right thing for the environment and your hair and they fry it.

Aveda highlights damaged my hair too NEW
by: Anonymous

I've always had curly tbick hair. It is sometimes a little frizzy, but lots of compliments my whole life. Ive
only been really dying my hair since I started going grey. To,make a long story short. I've had trouble finding the right stylist in the city I just moved to 9 months ago. I've used Aveda products since 1989 literally before anyone ever heard of them. I got color and highlights done the last 3 times at the salon where I bought my Aveda products and icam see in my shower drain what's happening. My hair is breaking off where it's highlighted. It feels awful. So I went yesterday to buy kevin murphy shampoo and conditioner on the advice of my sister who has spent the last few years coming Back from a stylist ruining her hair. The woman there was telling me Aveda hair color is one of the worst, it blows your hair wide open to get the color in. She was also explaining that European brands are much better because they are much stricter about what they allow them,to use over there as opposed to the US., which makes a Lot of sense. Here in the US the laws are way more in favor of the huge corporatations making money. I am going to get my hair done there from now on. Hopefully it will get back in shape. The hair underneath is still healthy with little ringlets but the rest is dry and broken with way more frizz than I've ever had. I no longer have "good" hair. I think Aveda products are okay. Not what they used to be, but still okay. I M just thankful I don't have bald. spots after reading this.

Aveda 3 strikes and you're out! NEW
by: Anonymous

I recently moved to Florida after 18 years of colouring my hair with schwartkopf products at a high end salon> I have now had 3 colour treatments in the last 7 months...and this last time when I took my long hair (butt length) out of its pony tail the next day it seems almost 50% was broken off at the shoulders. SHOCKING and saddening I have always had the thickest blonde hair. After reading this I am on track to find a different place and hope that my hair will grow back if I no longer use AVEDA>......

Devastated by Aveda ... TRIPPLE whammy! NEW
by: Clairerose

I just wanted a partial high light job. Money not a problem to pay. I went to a five star salon that only uses Aveda.

My hair is 6 weeks in.. Here's what I have experienced with Aveda.
I left with orange roots/ (white ends) hair .. Where it was supposed to be brown and blonde. To my horror and I tried to keep cool.
I paid 219.00. Plus 30.00 tip and left with the understanding they will "fix" it. I had no idea I was about to endure what's referred to as a chemical cut. (Chemical cut take a little while but hair falls off inches at a time but in small amounts at a time.). I felt about two weeks later my hair was missing in the back like it had been cut away.
Basically it began two weeks later- my hair was breaking shorter... White part was like frizzy cotton. My curls were big ... They became tight and more spiral and DRY. NO elactisicity. Like it was stripped of any healthiness. Depression has taken me over.

My blonde I had was turned white..
I have lost INCHES!! And very sporadic. Where ever my high lights were before that hair is gone now from over process. The "brown" turned reddish orange... Mortified me. Drop out beauty school orange.

I'm going to a hair replacement place and having my head Lazer treatments. 2 times a week... 250.00
I also put down a 450.00 deposit for extensions which I really HATE to do. I've had them and hated the fairness of hair attached to me and I was FINALLY happy with my hair length it was over my shoulder and healthy and now this. I'm in a depression. I cry... I video my hair because I am feeling my family doesn't want to hear my hair woes.

I take biotin vitamins. I cry a lot.
TRIPPLE whammy... Hair color.. Hair loss.. Depression.


They fired the stylist.

My name is Claire
If you have any suggestions contact me at;

Clairerose63@gmail.com

Bleach + Heat = Trashed burned off hair NEW
by: Anonymous

In response to the question about scalp bleach + heat:

I've been an on-the-scalp bleach blonde for about 20 years. Your hair problems are not from stress or 6 week touch-ups. I most often did every 21-day touch-ups, and my hair was still fine when bleached correctly. Your hair problems right now are exactly from that stupid heat dryer. The scalp is already hot from body heat, so the heat dryer adds a double dose of heat. And the higher temperature from the dryer explodes the bleach molecules inside your hair shaft, which can make it fall out and fall apart soon after.

Some sheisty or poorly-trained hair stylists do this to speed up your appointment and fit in more appointments, to make more $$$$. It's basically greedy and evil. You are not their friend or buddy. They are running a business, and you are just a temporary gig they can forget about when you leave for the day. No, they are not going to admit it or say sorry.

The worst thing to happen in my hair history was when a new stylist put me under the dryer with low heat for about 15 minutes, instead of letting it process naturally in open room temperature. for about 45 minutes. After just several appointments, my once long thick gorgeous bleached blonde hair was, basically in my mind, reduced to the thickness of Smiegel on Lord of the Rings, compared to how thick it always was before. It burned my bangs and sides off. It broke chunks of hair off from my scalp right at the sink. And the surrounding areas around the bald spots eventually also broke off at the exact same level during the next couple months.

If you have enough appointments of heated scalp bleach, the heated bleach could eventually cause follicle damage to cause the hairs to grow in skinnier and less long. I'm undergoing expensive Platelet Rich Plasma hair treatments right now because of this.

Please don't go back to that salon or stylist even one more time, for the health of your hair. When you are shopping for a hair stylist, ask ahead of time "Would you have time to schedule the appointment to lift in open air room temperature for up to about 45 minutes if necessary, with only 20 volume?"

PS - The salon is probably also breaking product label instructions, which is also considered shoddy & low-class in the industry. Almost all salon bleaches say in the instructions "Do not use with heat", because the company scientists know what it does to hair and follicles. You could stop in the salon, tell them your scalp hurts after your sessions, and request to see the bleach package to look at the ingredients, "to see if you are allergic to anything on it" (then they have to show it to you). While you are looking at the ingredients, look at the instructions too, then confront them about it when you see it.

Bleach + Heat = ? NEW
by: Anonymous

Been using & going to Aveda salon for 10 years. Hair never better....til recently. Every time I showered, over the last few months, there were piles of hair in the drain. It has been getting worse. Hair is about 1/4 of the thickness it was 4-5 months ago. My question for experienced stylists is: could it be possible, my hairdresser left the bleach on too long? In recent appointments, she has put me under the dryer with bleach, instead of air bleaching....could she have just left me there too long? I remember it being pretty hot the last 2 times. I have been stressed lately, which may be suspect (and I am 46), but I have been stressed other times in my life, and never had my hair falling out. I asked her if I was balding, and she said I have regrowth. I'm sure if she damaged it as my hair dresser, she wasn't going to tell me.....what do you think? Is it possible after all these years, she just screwed up and left me too long in the dryer with bleach? I have also been going every 6 weeks, instead of every 8 recently. Help. I am sad. I'm not myself without my thick hair.

Faded in 2 weeks as well as foils NEW
by: Anonymous

Used aveda for years but after 2012 was never the same.the color doesnot last . I am ashamed to go any where just made an appointment with a new salon. I also have thinning hair from the once wonderful hair color and red bumps that appear after coloring I am so glad I read everyone's issues for I though I was crazy the price is out of this world anymore you would think I was living in California. Not a small town

for no breakage NEW
by: Anonymous

Raw egg DOES work to strengthen your hair from breakage. I just take 2 raw eggs and mix them with my shampoo. Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes before rinsing the mixture off with lukewarm water and a gentle shampoo. It is a bit gross and mess but it does work.

I used to have breakage all the time, but I changed two things and now I dont get breakage: (1) I started using the Egg method I mentioned above, and (2) I now ALWAYS use the Shielo Leave in Protectant right when I get out of the shower. It makes my hair smell GREAT and it protects my hair from heat. NO MORE BREAKAGE FROM THESE TWO METHODS.

To the I Never Considered comments below NEW
by: Anonymous

Sorry that happened to your hair. That was very mean for them to ruin your hair and self-esteem. You have a right to have pretty hair as a girl. You might want to leave a review on you local Yelp to warn others, or report it to the FDA.

About if the damage is permanent or not: in my case some was, and some wasn't. On the bloody puss spot on the top right of my head after Aveda sessions, it changed those hair follicles to produce small fine wispy hairs that only grow a couple inches. It has been 18 years, so obviously that is permanent. On my whole head that felt like nasty falling-apart straw, after a couple years of using Goldwell Colorance Demi colors instead, I had a new head of healthy bouncy hair (except for the bad spot), so that damage wasn't permanent.

In another instance, a salon burned off my sides and bangs with too strong of bleach (30v instead of 20v - jerks!), and it burned my hair off even underneath the follicle. Those parts stayed bald for 3 months, during which time I put treatments and burn creams on my head, then after 3 months they decided to sprout, and now they are growing back - phew.

In the meantime, I would start chowing down on healthy food for your hair, like meat, seafood, eggs, vitamin c fruits, and sulphur vegetables. And maybe only use gentle sulphate free shampoo, and good conditioners, like from your local health food grocery store. And if you want, try to spray some watered down "Alaffia - Beautiful Curls - Curl Activating Leave-In Conditioner" on your scalp sometimes, so the comfrey can go underneath your skin and heal the tissue inside.

Amazed Others Have This Too! NEW
by: Anonymous

There are a couple of well-known salons around that use Aveda and they charge a fortune. I sprung for a color and cut there in December 2015 thinking I was "splurging" and giving myself an organic treat. I also noticed massive amounts of breakage at the temples and my hair thinned considerably. I felt so self-conscious for awhile and felt I must be aging rapidly or something terrible. My hair is already very fine also. Using women's intuition this time, I went to a salon that uses only Redken. Great results! Use your intuition...even if everyone is ranting about the organic Aveda....follow your gut feeling. I think it is very inferior color-and it is the one reason I will not go have my hair done by someone I know is a gifted stylist--they only use Aveda there.

I never considered .... I am the same as you NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought i also had health problems ... Getting blood work done .... I also had thin hair but lots of it . Like you my bangs are now so thin. I take pictures of my scalp all the time. I am hoping my hair grows back but no one has commented if their grows back and how long it takes. I check this site on a regular hoping someone comments.

I never considered .... I am the same as you NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought i also had health problems ... Getting blood work done .... I also had thin hair but lots of it . Like you my bangs are now so thin. I take pictures of my scalp all the time. I am hoping my hair grows back but no one has commented if their grows back and how long it takes. I check this site on a regular hoping someone comments.

I never considered .... I am the same as you NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought i also had health problems ... Getting blood work done .... I also had thin hair but lots of it . Like you my bangs are now so thin. I take pictures of my scalp all the time. I am hoping my hair grows back but no one has commented if their grows back and how long it takes. I check this site on a regular hoping someone comments.

I never considered the hair dye NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought I had health problems. I have upped my clean eating, I work out, I de-stress, I have done everything possible and I have been checked for hormone imbalances. I'm fine. I never considered that my hair loss, which started 2 years ago, was a result of switching to an Aveda salon at that same time. I have always had fine hair, but LOTS of it. Now I have 1/3 of what I originally had and the last hair dye session I immediately noticed breakage near my temples. If you look at a picture of me 2 years ago, I had thick bangs and lots of fullness. Now my dry, brittle hair is wispy, thin, I don't have enough hair for bangs anymore and my part is noticeably wide. I am only 28. I cry myself to sleep sometimes because of how terrible it is. This has done severe damage to my hair and self esteem.

Any updates?? NEW
by: Anonymous

It has been three months and my hair is still so thin especially in the front from the Aveda color. I wanted to ask if anyone can give a follow up? How long before you see your hair growing back ? Back to normal? I'm afraid I will keep losing )-:

Never use Aveda again NEW
by: Anonymous

I have tried several Aveda salons over the past 15 plus years and at first I didn't have any problems at all just darkening my hair with a semi permanent color. Then within the last 5 years I've noticed an increase in irritation to my scalp with burning, itching, and hair breakage when a stylist used permanent color on my scalp so I began requesting semi permanent only thinking I just had a sensitive scalp or something but the stylists always tried to pressure me into permanent color for grey coverage even though I know semi permanent does the job just fine. The scalp irritation for me was always consistent with permanent color. I would not recommend this product anymore. I am very disappointed in the damage it has caused and the emotional stress from the experience.

I never thought NEW
by: Anonymous

I never write on blogs but I had to write on this one. I couldn't understand why my hair has become so thin over the past few months. It didn't cross my mind that Aveda could be the reason until I came across this site. I have always had my hair colored and bleached and never had a problem. About 6 months ago I went to an Aveda Spa for the first time. She colored my hair, about 3 months later I really started to notice my hair seemed thin, I went back to the salon for a touch up... Also I started using Aveda mousse daily. Now my hair is so thin I can see my scalp and my scalp burns throughout the day. I am immediately stopping these products and will monitor if my hair gets better. Thank you ladies for sharing and good luck!

Aveda Hair Color ruined my fine curly hair again NEW
by: Anonymous

I lost half the thickness of my hair after having my hair colored 1.5 years ago at an Aveda Spa. I let my hair go uncolored for about 8-9 months and then had it colored at a salon that was not an Aveda salon. I had no problem with scalp irritation or extreme hair loss after that. My hair was still trying to normalize but was still very dry. Then I went to a small salon that used a color that actually brought moisture back into my hair and the hair loss stopped. Color was perfect. 4.5 months after that I went to another Aveda Spa and it immediately made my scalp burn and itch. The heavy hair loss started right after this hair color appointment. Now my hair four weeks later is destroyed and appears very dry, brittle and dull. Please. Please do not use Aveda hair color if you have fine curly hair.

Possible help for the hair loss NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello ladies. I had my hair colored for the first time a month and a half ago at an Aveda salon. As soon as I got home, I noticed my scalp was extremely flakey and seemed pink. I thought maybe it was just the dye and didn't think much else of it. Then my hair started falling out in clumps each time I washed it. Fast forward a month and a half and I have lost about half my hair. Scalp continued to appear pink and felt raw.

I decided to treat this as chemical burn, as that is what appeared to me to be. I made a mixture of:

Coconut oil
Shea butter
Vitamin E drops
Honey (as a natural antibiotic for any open sores)

I painted this all over my scalp, put on a shower cap, and left it for 2 hours. Then I did a warm water rinse and went to bed. The next morning, I shampooed. When I combed my hair out after the wash, the hair loss was minimal! My scalp also felt less raw and puffy to the touch. I still have some sore spots, to which I massage a bit of coconut oil a few times a day. The hair loss has stopped and I think my scalp is finally healing.

I hope this may helpful some of you! The process has been a bit messy and my hair looks greasy, but I will take that over a damaged scalp any day. Best of luck to you all!

One more thing... NEW
by: Anonymous

One more thing, is that the peroxide developer which is mixed with bleach or permanent hair color can sometimes be the culprit for the bad ingredients.

I ordered one of the expensive professional line Schwarzkopf developers to try one time. When I received it and checked the ingredients, it also contained sodium hydroxide (lye, hair relaxer). So I immediately threw it away.

The ingredients NEW
by: Anonymous

I was looking at the ingredients trying to figure out what may be causing this. Here are some thoughts:

* Aveda DOES have PPD (p-Phenylenediamine). It is listed by the CDC as a major skin allergen in many people. Repeated use can cause contact sensitization, and it can lead to increased rates of cancer. One brand of hair color that does not have PPD is Maraes, by Kaaral, from Italy. There are a few Kaaral salons in the US, or you can order their hair colors and developers from ebay.

* Some expensive professional brands of permanent hair colors contain sodium hydroxide (lye, hair relaxer)as a top ingredient. I know that hair color companies usually have different lines of hair color products, and they change their products periodically, so I do not know exactly what line they used on me years ago. Strangely, when I was going to the Aveda salon, my naturally curly hair was always straight, even though it looked dead and brittle. After going to the new salon for a couple years that just used demi toners on me instead, my curls were back and my hair was shiny and bouncy again. I cannot imagine putting lye on top of a bleached scalp, but perhaps that was happening. Hair stylists should really check and analyse hair ingredients, and consider how they are using them.

* All permanent hair colors contain ammonium hydroxide. This would hurt a freshly bleached scalp even more.

To: Hairdresser, below NEW
by: Anonymous

I am one of the people who always had bloody puss spots after my Aveda salon visits, so I will try to answer your points below. And I went to the one Aveda salon in our city, who bragged to no end about their special Aveda hair colors that they used.

1) Many people, and ESPECIALLY bleach blondes, already know not to wash their hair right before going to the salon. That's not really a secret. Surprisingly, once I had to argue this point in my Aveda salon. When I got there, a shampoo tech told me to come get my hair washed before my bleaching. I said "No! You're not supposed to do that" and I was being stubborn and wouldn't get up and go. So she went to "tell on" me to make me get a pre-shampoo, only to be corrected by the hair stylist. But anyway, I always went in there with a greasy head, but got puss sores anyway.

2) Most vain, beauty conscious women already use expensive sulphate free shampoos and premium conditioners. That trend has been around for years.

3) There was nothing for me to lie about regarding my hair history, because I had been going there for two years, so THEY were my only history.

4) I look after my hair 10 times better than salons. I don't believe in blow drying my hair, but they try to blow dry it and I have to remind them I don't do that. Salons try to come my hair really rough starting from the crown, when the proper way is to gently come the ends, then work up towards the middle, then the crown last. After washing my hair, at home I gently blot dry. Expensive salons are so rough and mean with towel drying my hair really hard; it just makes me cringe.

5) Later I had the pleasure of going to a special long-hair platinum blonde expert hair stylist (not the Aveda salon). He was skilled in not overlapping. He said it is healthier to get roots touched up with him more often, because the farther hair gets away from the scalp heat, the more uneven the bleaching, and then the longer you have to leave the bleach on! When special rare hair stylists know how to use the "super-skinny-tip" bottle method, you can even touch up every 10 days without overlapping. But that is a hard method, so they don't even teach it any more.

Love Love Love Aveda!!! NEW
by: hairdresser

I have been working with aveda for over 5 years and I think its the best colour product out there professionally I wouldn't go back to working with anything else.

Sorry to say but alot of these faults lye in the hands of the clients (sorry) but sooo many of you do the wrong thing, but yes some times it is the hairdresser as they either don't care or their not properly trained.

1.Don't wash your hair right before you go to the salon !DON"T DO IT! there is NO reason to if you know your going to the salon leave it for a couple of days the natural oils work as a bit of a barrier by washing you are opening up the follicles when washing and therefore can irritate. Don't worry your hairdresser won't think your dirty.
This leads me onto-
2. DON'T use cheap shampoos and conditioners many leave a build up on the hair and can cause a chemical reaction with hair colour.
Whats the point in spending good money on getting your hair done then buying a $4 bottle??!
3.Clients lie about what there hair colour history is don't most of us aren't stupid.
4.YOU DON"T LOOK AFTER YOUR HAIR WE CAN TELL!!!
5. Alot of you blondes get your hair done way too often I know you don't like dark regrowth but I would rather dark regrowth than damaged hair every 6 weeks for redoing foils is to often you can't help but overlap (this can cause damage especially to fine hair).
I could go on and on but I just want some people to stop and think its not always your hairdressers fault sometimes you are also part of the problem.
If you think you are not guilty of any of the above then it just may possibly be the hairdresser get a new one as I constantly hear from my clients how fantastic aveda is and how their hair is the best its ever been.

(one other point I would like to put in, be aware just because a salon promotes a brand sometimes they may be using some other brands as well to cut costs I know it would be very hard to find this out but it happens alot especially with the lightening powder (bleach) Aveda can be costly compared to other brands well in Australia anyway).

Regarding the below post NEW
by: Anonymous

Yikes, that is scary when it happens; Aveda gave me puss sores too. For the first couple days while it is an open wound, put Neosporin on it.

Also, have someone take some good photos of it right away while it is still sore, in case you need the pictures later. I wish I took pictures of mine.

Then a couple days later, try to buy "Alaffia - Beautiful Curls - Curl Activating Leave-In Conditioner" from a Whole Foods grocery store or Amazon. It is formulated for African scalps with hair relaxer chemical burns. The top ingredients are comfrey and arnica. Comfrey heals up wounded damaged skin and tissue immediately, even the tissue below the skin surface. Arnica is used by plastic surgeons to prevent and heal skin bruising after procedures. And it has shea butter which has natural skin healing vitamin E. This product is also ph balanced to match the natural scalp acidity. I understand herbals and product ingredients, and I found this gem while reading every hair label in the whole foods store which took an hour.

Right now I am an on-the-scalp bleach blonde, and I use that product immediately after bleaching to prevent scalp tissue damage. It feels SO good and so soothing. I take an empty spray bottle, place some of that above African hair product in it, then put some water in it, shake it up, and spray it on my scalp in rows. Since I've been doing this, I have never had any bleach burn or even bleach itch.

I thought I was going crazy...but yes, i'm going bald after Aveda too NEW
by: Anonymous

The same thing is happening to me. My once extremely thick, healthy hair feels like it is dissolving and I have sores on my head after getting Aveda color. My scalp feels like it is burning. Does anyone have a remedy? This is scary.

Long blonde hair ruined by Aveda colour NEW
by: Anonymous

I am in Australia and have been colouring (lightening) my mousey hair for 30 years with senior hairdressers at reputable salons, always taking care to look after the condition. Five months ago, it had never looked and felt better. When i moved i had to find another hairdresser. I chose Aveda as i use their products and the most senior colourist. After the first Aveda colour, i found a chunk of my long hair missing - there was 3cm left of wiry hair - it looked fried. I thought it must just be a one off. I checked with the hairdresser and she blamed my previous colourist and said I must have had a health issue the year before (no?) I said I was so concerned i would stop blowdrying my hair and she sold me a curl product to help style it naturally. I wanted to be sure this would not dry my hair further and she said it would be fine. It wasnt - my hair felt worse, so dry, and no nice curl. Then after my next colour i immediately found more hair had broken off in chunks - in fact most of the top layer where I'd had foils has broken off leaving me with short, fuzzy flyaway strands that stick out. Ive had 10cm cut off and will need another major cut. It was about 40cm long so it will be 2 to 3 years before my hair could regrow to the length it was. It will be a year before the little frizzy pieces even reach my nose. I am obviously going to cancel my future appointment, and am certain the colourist will not accept any blame. (Will probably try to sell me even more product!) Big regret. No more Aveda. So angry (and so sad!)

Hairloss after going to Aveda training salon NEW
by: Julie

My daughter has always had a headful of beautiful hair. To the point where the stylist would always comment on how much hair she had. About 3 months ago she went to the Aveda training salon in Mpls and had her hair colored/highlighted. She has had her hair colored in the past and even colored her own hair from box colors. After this last appt/(they also did some kind of conditioning mask), she noticed after a couple of days her hair was falling out and she had a very noticeable bald patch on the back of her head. It has been a nightmare since than. She has gone to see a dermatologist and has had steroid shots in her scalp to encourage hair re-growth. Her beautiful head full of long hair is getting so thin it is making me sick. Seeing other people comment about Aveda is even more maddening. I will contact the fda plus I am calling the training salon today to talk to a manager about this. It makes my blood boil. They have to know that this kind of stuff is happeneing and yet still push these "natural" products. Bull!

Shocking hair loss NEW
by: Anonymous

I would gladly participate in a class action suit. I have had Aveda highlights for 10 years with no problem. Then had Aveda color used only on my scalp and has resulted in bald spots...

Stopped using Aveda, hair much better NEW
by: Anonymous

As a follow up to a previous entry. Its now been three month since I stopped using Aveda color. My hair is still thin but it looks SO much healthier and shinier finally. It used to fall out in clumps and now its just the normal every day shedding. I wish I learned this a lot sooner, I spent so much money ruining my hair.... Thanks for this site, I am happy I found it. I thought I was going crazy.

Bad hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I also had been using Aveda highlight hair color . I started noticing my hair falling out and my scalp was very dry.
Last time I had my hair colored, hair was so dry could hardly brush it. Went in for heavy conditioning. Nothing helped! By this time my brush was loaded with hair from it falling out. My scalp had soars and was extremely dry. Had to cut my hair short and spend a fortune on conditioning treatments to get my hair back to normal. I had lost a lot of my hair. It's been six months and I still have thin hair, but scalp and hair is doing better. Will never go back to Aveda products. Stay away from it!

To: I'm in shck (shock) NEW
by: Cherise

For your information, you do not have to be a cosmetologist to look in the mirror and see that your hair is falling apart or if you have puss blood running down your head. Anyone can do that, and it doesn't require a degree. The ONLY thing a cosmetologist license is for, is to charge people money to do their hair: that's it. And that FDA adverse event form is not supposed to be for cosmetologists; it is for CONSUMERS to fill out, meaning people who had products used on them.

And I'm not so sure that you are a cosmetologist either, if you don't know the technical salon term for hair bleach: it's called "LIGHTENER", not "enlightened". How do you not know that? Don't they have it on one of their exams? They should. Just fyi, according to the dictionary, enlightened means "to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to".

And it was absolutely, most definitely THE PRODUCT itself which hurt my hair and scalp. It was not the stylist's application of it, nor the bleach/lightener. The bleach didn't hurt my head at all, but boom - when they put that Aveda or Wella hair color on top of my bleached hair - OUCH like fire, in 2 seconds flat! Goldwell products at other salons later felt fine and never hurt at all. And after I had been using Goldwell toner color on top of bleached hair for a year, I had a nice healthy thick head of hair again, and it stayed for years while going to that salon.

hair falling out using Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

So glad I found this,I was going crazy trying to figure out my hair falling and breakage problem. 7 yearssince using Aveda,$250 every time in salon bill is just not fair. I now use Goldwell silk lift at home since I don't want to give up the blonde.

aveda color ruined my hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been going to an aveda salon for 12 years. apx 4 years ago, my hair starting breaking and falling out. i went to many drs for blood work, allergy tests etc. trying to find out what was going on and i am healthy, in spite of my hair falling out. last night after a color, my scalp itched and burned so badly that i couldnt stand it and this morning, i lost a ton of hair while blow drying. i talked to many other girls that go to the same salon and they are having the same problem, i also look at my stylist who uses it and i see her hair breaking. i am blonde, my hair is fine and very thin and aveda obviously is not good for it. i just made the change to a redken salon, i will try anything to get my beautiful hair back. i will update in a few months and let everyone know how it goes.

I'm in shck NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm in shock reading these comments. You guys, you are not a cosmetologist and there for do not understand what exactly happened to your hair and why. It isn't the enlightened that caused your breakage and sores on you head, well it did cause the sores, but it's the stylist doing this, and using the product incorrectly. Enlightened damages hair, no matter the brand. If it is applied over and over agin it will break and melt your hair off, and if it leaks onto your scalp and stays there it will cause burns. It's is the stylists job to be educated enough to not do these things and let the enlightened leak onto the scalp. Stylists are the number one cause behind all of this. I have work with a number of color lines and they all work great. But I have seen clients come in after a stylis, left enlightened on the hair to long and used it improperly and has caused irreparable damage. And it wasn't Aveda products being used. I now work with Aveda and found it to be one of the best color lines out there. Do you homework before repeating things you've heard from others, and stating as facts. These problems with damaged hair is almost 100% of the time user error, Meaning the stylist doesn't know what they are doing. Find a stylist that has education and that maybe you have a friend that recommends them, regardless of the products they use, you will probably have a much better result.

To Finally an Explantion NEW
by: Anonymous

I am sorry for you, we on here all are. Sorry for the costs, the feelings of misplaced trust, the big lie and possibly the chance that your hair may be permanently damaged.
Look at the comment by Vendela re how to report Aveda to the FDA, until all of us does this they will continue to do this and we have no right to cripe. So I implore you take the time your hair is worth and report it to the FDA. I for one woul love to see them hauled in on a class action suit but the FDA it is the first step. I can't help but wonder if this whole thing would have ever happened were it a product for men and I doubt it.
Thanks, find a good new organic colorist and run there. It may take time but with the right products and some TLC it will come back. You will know you are in the wrong salon if they bring out the hot iron at the end. First off, it's the last thing you need, you barely should be using a dryer; and lastly stick straight hair is thankfully out of style. See Scarlet Johannson's hair style in "Lucy" and/ or Bethanney Frankel's new cut. They are calling it the new shag, but is low maintence and cuts off a lot of damage and is really flattering. Good luck, THE FDA!

Finally! An Explanation! NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought I was losing my mind. For the last year I have been going to an Aveda school every 6-8 weeks where I get a cut and partial highlights. For that year I have been telling my stylists that I'm trying to grow out my layers and to only "nip" them so they can catch up with the rest of my hair. However, I've been noticing that they keep getting shorter and shorter. For the longest time I thought that it was the stylist cutting them too short, so I started really paying attention to the amount of hair on the floor after my cuts and it wasn't the cut at all. Lately I've been obsessing over it so I've been noticing a lot of damage to the shortest/top layers of my hair. Damage has never really been much of an issue for me despite having colored my hair for the last 20 years. I have blamed everything from my shampoo to my hair brush to my pillow case for this damage. Then it dawned on me just tonight - the bottom/underneath layer of my hair is super healthy...shiny, no split ends, grows rather quickly. That's the part that doesn't get touched by the Aveda color because I only get partial highlights. Aveda's color HAS to be the explanation for this damaged mess. When I came home and Googled the problem and found this thread, I was almost happy...I finally know I'm not losing my mind! Now I know what to do to fix this problem - stay the hell away from Aveda hair color!

Vendela NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for your input about the FDA. You are right and if we don't follow up, we have no right to complain. I am also putting it on Twitter both to Aveda and Estée Lauder. One thing I did learn before dropping out of law school, is you cannot get sued for the truth. Putting it on a larger platform might make others speak out. Either that or I will be thrown off Twitter. Think I would live....

Please report advers events like this NEW
by: Vendela

People, when things like this happen to you, please report it, so the FDA can start to keep a record of what is going on, which would help prevent it from happening to other people. Here is the link for consumer reported adverse events:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/ucm053074.htm

Scalp Treatments NEW
by: Anonymous

My scalp has been burned by hair stylists that tried to hurry me up by using higher volume bleach than I needed, so I searched for scalp treatments, and here are some things to try:

1) ONION JUICE: it stinks, but it works. Scientists in Israel studied it. Applied to the scalp for awhile, it can bring back hair follicles from the dead, and help them sprout hair again. There are different "recipes" on the internet you can search for. I put a small chunk of onion in a food processor, drain it, then food process the onion juice, a dissolved biotin tablet, a little bit of drinkable aloe juice, some oil like olive oil or coconut oil or emu oil, then apply it to my scalp in rows that I rub in. They put on a shower cap, cover your pillow with a garbage bag with a towel under it. Then shampoo out the next morning. Don't go anywhere special that day, because you might be able to smell it a little bit. But for all the annoying trouble, it really does work.

2) COMFREY: This herb has a special property, where if you rub it on the skin, it sinks down inside and heals tissue underneath. People have even applied it to skin, to heal damaged muscle and small breaks in bones. I order dried root from amazon, put some in a glass container then fill with oil (like olive oil or other natural special cooking oils, but not canola or corn oil), then simmer it on low in a crockpot of water overnight. The next day drain out the comfrey and discard it. Then put the oil on my scalp and sleep with it overnight, before showering the next day. It feels so soothing on my scalp, like I can feel it healing, that it puts me to sleep. PS - don't ingest comfrey though, because that would be poisonous. It's only for topical use.

3) African American scalp treatments, as long as you known what everything in the ingredients is, and it has no strange chemicals or preservatives. Nubian Heritage and Bronner Brothers are good ones.

This happened to me too. NEW
by: Cherise

Oh my goodness, this happened to me too with Aveda bleach and hair color, around 1998-2000, in Memphis. After getting my hair done, there would be open puss wounds with puss dripping down my head. They hurt so bad. I would have to put Neosporin on them, then they would scab up. My hair stylist never cared or said anything about my wounds, and I was so young and naïve, that I never questioned it. When I noticed that I also hardly had any hair left, and it felt like gross straw, I started looking for a new salon. I finally found a salon that used special gentle bleach, and goldwell demi toner that felt wonderful on my head. I didn't know it could be so painless to get my hair done. And my hair started growing in healthier too. On the top right corner of my head is where I had the worst Aveda wounds, because they started with that area first, so it had product on it the longest. Now that spot doesn't have good hair follicles, and the hair that grows out of the top right corner of my head does not grow long. Also, in all fairness, Wella hair color has the same effect as Aveda.

The end of my story.... NEW
by: Denise

I had written that my hair had become damaged from going
Blonde with Aveda. I am a brunette, I like being a brunette. I look lousy as a blonde but my hairdresser told me Aveda could not cover grey with brown, it turns orange so I needed to go blonde. If you followed my blog hog story, after two years I lost
A ton of hair.
I did go to the ORGANICS salon near me, I knew when I walked in was not my kind of place I had to wait 45 mins. The girl looks at my hair, I mean there are bald spots and tells me I need to just put oil on it and use a hot iron!!!!!! We never even got to the coloring part.
From there I found the hairdresser who had done my hair for 15 years prior to Aveda. When he saw my hair, he was aghast.
He saw the sores on my scalp, said they were burns. He said the ends were fried. He could not believe how much hair I had lost. We ending up cutting off 7 inches! Then he redyed me close to my natural color with SCHWARTZKOPF , it is a German brand and way more chemical free than anything out there. It's been six weeks, my hair is silky, shiny and does not look fried. He had used Aveda for years and was not surprised at what happened to me. I would also suggest a product by a company called NOU NOU, it's an all natural avacodo based mask. It is great and helps a lot.
But the point of all this is one thing we all have in common is that those of us that got highlights or went blonde had the worse damage. This is not an isolated case. I have talked to a
Lawyer, I am upset because it is doubtful that parts on my scalp will come back. Shame on Estée Lauder. I don't use their makeup but they used to have a good rep. But one thing is certain they knowingly lied to us about the contents of the product we were using. Why are we not talking about a class action suit? If this were a drug company we would be. I think it is wrong to let them go unaccountable.






no more highlighting NEW
by: Anonymous

this is crazy, I was googling things like :"reasons for women hairless" and came across this. Im 31, have always had THE thickest hair, but in the past 2 years have been getting white blonde highlights from an AVeda salon AND noticing a rapid thinning in my hair. I was thinking it was hormones or hereditary reasons, but after reading comment after comment here, am starting to wonder if it is all the AVEDA highlighting.. Im stopping the coloring and gonna take extra good and gentle care of my hair - extra vitamins, eggs, avocados, minimal heat, exercise, rest, water, everything to take better care of myself and my hair. The older i get the more I realize that beauty is 99% health from the inside out is, and 1% hair and make-up, etc, at least for me.

Aveda is owned by Estee Lauder NEW
by: Anonymous

Aveda is no longer "natural" as you would think. They have ripped the salon industry off, I have been in it over 35 years, I was an Aveda salon, but no longer, they chepened all their products, (Horst would use to eat his product before they got into perms and colors, and now that Estee owns them they are using petro chemicals in their products. The salons got Aveda going and they in turn sold us out!

Organics Hair color systems NEW
by: Denise

To those of you that mentioned this brand, thank you. I have not been yet but will definitely write after I get them to color my hair; if they can. Ironically there is a salon that uses Organics Hair Color System two miles from my house.
Two comments I'd like to add, one person mentioned she wondered about the hair cutting system Aveda uses, I noticed that over the years too. It does seem as if the hair is being thinned as it is cut. Let's face it for those of us who have been with the same hairdresser awhile, leaving your hairdresser is as bad as changing gynocogists; at least for me.
Also, I have heard the health argument before from Aveda and sadly if you have health issues; they will use it. Leaving you wondering. I have both thyroid and hormonal issues but my skin and nails are great so I don't buy the health argument.
Finally, a stylist wrote that it was a stylist error. My stylist studied for five years in London under Aveda, owns two Aveda salons and has a 3 month waiting list. The problem with my stylist is that she uses Aveda. If you go to an Aveda salon all they are legally allowed to put on your head are Aveda products. So if you don't want to loose your hair, stay out of Aveda.









Follow up to original post NEW
by: AliceInWonderland

Just to give and update to my original post ....
After I had to go back to the salon to get my hightlights fixed (they were too red), she applied toner. The salon denied all knowledge and any blame whatsover that the Aveda highlights causing the hairloss and itchy scalp.
Now 3 weeks after the Aveda highlights I still have a lot of hair falling out in clumps and you can see the hair thinning on the scalp and in general the hair is now less full.
I will never get Aveda highlights ever again and this is causing me now a lot of stress because the hairloss is continuing still every day and causing me to feel really self conscious about my thinning hair.

breakage, straw and falling ..oh my :( NEW
by: Anonymous

OH my Thank goodness I found this site, I thought I was losing my mind, I've heard how Aveda is all natural and great for this and that. But I recently went to a salon that only uses Aveda got some highlights, and now my hair is breaking and falling out like crazy, and feels like straw??!! The only difference in my hair routine is the Aveda. Thank goodness I have alot of hair and can afford to lose some, but it still breaks my heart as my hair length is all most at my butt, now I have fly aways and pieces sticking up from the breakage :(

Where is ammonium comment? NEW
by: Denise

I sent in a response to the list of ingredients.. I pointed out that the second ingredient is ammonium hydroxide in Aveda. That opens the cuticle of the hair to absorb the color better. However repeated uses cause the hair cuticle to remain open.
Over time hair becomes dry, brittle. Google Ammonium hydroxide and see what a great ingredient it is. I mean if you used Aveda, especially to lighten, you smelled the ammonia, I I shouldn't be surprised. But I received a notice that this comment was posted and a comment made; it was not. After all this is a website that Aveda advertises on, but sadly if you are devoted to truth in natural cosmetics; these posts and comments are running two to one against their product. On
some level Aveda needs to be held accountable. Thank you.










To Patty, Aveda Highlights NEW
by: Anonymous

My problems definitely became worse this past year when I started getting Aveda highlights. My scalp first became itchy,
Then scabs, hair fried and hair loss. It is so bad my hairdresser told me to avoid even washing it and I am talking
About washing it with all Aveda products???! When is not washing your hair a good sign? Sadly it doesn't get oily, it's just fried with blonde streaks and now two inches of roots. But it seems as I read these posts that those of us who got highlights seen to have the worst damage. Maybe their formula problem lies there. But to the posts from hairdressers who say it's our health, the client's issue; I heard that too. It is the standard defense I hear from all Aveda stylists. It's not us, has to be your health. To me that is a cop out.


Aveda ? NEW
by: Denise

If so many of us who were die hard, devoted to Aveda customers who are now suffering from damaged hair, hair loss and a host of other problems; how has Aveda escaped a class
action suit? They are perpetrating a myth that Aveda is safe and it's just not true. I know a hairdresser who still owns part of an Aveda salon, used it for years but is no longer standing by it, stating that there are other safer European alternatives. Still, in my damaged state I can't use that yet but clearly if she knows that I don't believe she is not alone. At this point, I read that Invati was either facing a recall or voluntarily removed the product because of false advertising. I purchased the lash growth product that they quickly recalled a few months after the launch. The question all of us who spent way more than other salons to come out in a place where the promise was' oh, no this is Aveda it's pure , that can't happen to our customers." Well it has and I feel sure they knew it all along.



Aveda fan but the hair color causes hair loss NEW
by: AliceInWonderland

I am a huge Aveda fan and use exclusively their hair products from shampoos, conditioners, thickeners etc.
But the hair coloring at Aveda salon has left my hair falling out in clumps. This occurred as well in the past to the extent that I could see the scalp clearly and I just attributed it to stress or other factors, but this time I got quite a lot of highlights done and literally the day after the hair started falling out everywhere. I am very worried and am now sure it is the Aveda color.
The bad news is that I have to go back tomorrow for the salon to correct my color as I am not happy with it. I hope I don't go bald by the end of this.
Does anyone have any tips about what can help with the hair loss from this Aveda color? vitamins? Eggs? Coconut oil?

ingredients NEW
by: Anonymous

Your article says no PPD, but you ingredients show it as well as ammonia. Can't use it !!!

Aveda ruined my hair NEW
by: Denise

i admit it, my hair was my pride and joy. I was a part time model, and strangers always stopped about what I used on my hair. As I started to get grey early, I had been going to Aveda for years. By now, at least 15. I noticed subtle changes but the last few years as I have been on a regular color schedule, my hair is a disaster. I have half as much hair, the rest is on my pillow, brush, bathroom floor; I shed more than the dog! My once silky hair is brittle and dry as sand. As a teenager I used to wash it with a raw egg or beer and use warm towels to soak olive oil into the ends. I have every
Aveda product made, but I think I will go back to olive oil and avocado masks. I am really heartbroken and I don't know what I will do while this mess grows out; if it does! I hope this post helps at least one person from buying into the Aveda myth, which is no bargain as it is.........


Aveda ruined my hair NEW
by: Denise

i admit it, my hair was my pride and joy. I was a part time model, and strangers always stopped about what I used on my hair. As I started to get grey early, I had been going to Aveda for years. By now, at least 15. I noticed subtle changes but the last few years as I have been on a regular color schedule, my hair is a disaster. I have half as much hair, the rest is on my pillow, brush, bathroom floor; I shed more than the dog! My once silky hair is brittle and dry as sand. As a teenager I used to wash it with a raw egg or beer and use warm towels to soak olive oil into the ends. I have every
Aveda product made, but I think I will go back to olive oil and avocado masks. I am really heartbroken and I don't know what I will do while this mess grows out; if it does! I hope this post helps at least one person from buying into the Aveda myth, which is no bargain as it is.........


Aveda hair loss NEW
by: Anonymous 28

Does anyone have any stories as to when hair returns to normal after these Aveda experiences My mother in law just had her hair dyed at an Aveda salon and her hair is falling out in clumps. She has had her hair dyed by Aveda many times before at a flagship store seemingly without incident but this latest experience was in a smaller salon in Australia.

Love aveda color NEW
by: Bws

I have used aveda hair color for 15 yrs. I have fine dark br hair, it makes my hair fuller and shiny. I love it. They also put a glaze on it also. Great product.

Damage Remedy Wrecked my Hair Extensions NEW
by: Michelle

Damage Remedy ruined 3 sets of expensive hair extensions! Took awhile to figure it out. My hair dresser says I have a bunch of new growth too since I stopped - so I think it weakened the roots.

Never using Aveda again!!!!!

Aveda may be an issue NEW
by: Theresa

I recently had an experience where I have lost a lot of hair. I had itchy scalp and pimple like bumps on my scalp. My Dermatologist said it looked like Dermatitis caused by an allergic reaction. He prescribed a steroidal oil that helped to clear it up but the hair loss and thinning continued. I initially thought it was due to using apple cider vinegar (which it could have been) but then recently, I had continued use of my Aveda products after taking a hiatus. Guess what reappeared? pimple bumps on my scalp (4-5 of them). While my scalp is not itchy because I immediately discontinued use of products, my hair is still thinning. I had my hair dyed at an Aveda salon about a month ago. I am extremely disheartened because my hair was already too baby fine to begin with. The embarrassment that it has caused is difficult. I have had to go shorter and shorter with my hair and really try to protect it. I have used a variety of products for volume which really do work but at a price if you lose your hair as a result!

My hair is dry and breaking since using aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

I started going to the Aveda Salon about three years ago. Initally I was completely satisfied. I have always had healthy thick hair. Gradually I started noticing a change. My hair looked like it was getting over textured or thinned after a while. At first I thought it was the cutting technique being used on my hair. They tend to want to cut up into the hair. I think it takes the weight out. It must be a Aveda training thing because I noticed all the girls in the salon using this technique. I still partly think that had something to do with it. I usually wear my hair curled and it got to where when I rolled it the ends just fanned out and did not hold a curl anylonger. A litle more time went by after cuts and color and my hair looked dry and I noticed it breaking. My hair has never done this nor have I had a problem with breakage. Everytime I get my hair colored it is lifeless and limp. Absolutley no body. I have never had this problem either. Has anyone else had this problem after having color?? It looks like we all have similiar complaints and the one thing we have in common is Aveda. I am glad I found this site and now know it is not just me feeling like Aveda products are damaging my hair. It didn't happen to me over night, like I said it has gradually happened over the last few years since I have been going to Aveda Salon. I already stopped buying thier products. Now I am going to look for a new salon. Good luck to the rest of you. I hope we can all get our hair healthy and managable again.

Hair Loss NEW
by: Anonymous

I, too, am experiencing hair thinning since I've been going to an Aveda salon. I started getting highlights as well and have noticed that my hair keeps getting thinner and thinner.

I'm not sure what the cause is, but I am going to investigate other products. My hair is extremely dry.

Invati NEW
by: Aveda colorist

I am a cosmetologist for 15yrs. I've been working with aveda for 9 of those years. I am allergic to high developers which are mixed with hair color to give you the desired level you want. I can use aveda 20 volume to color my gray and once in a while my scalp will be slightly itchy for a brief moment while on but as a stylist I u can add a cap full of equalizing solution that will help with any irritation if I choose to. I've been us using the invati shampoo & conditioner for over 2 years since it came out and I love it. It exfoliates your scalp(healthy scalp healthy hair) and invati strengthens fine hair to prevent less breakage. Aveda has a system to their product and the need to be used accordingly. Your shampoo conditioner maybe a hair mask as well followed by your prep product to protect against Heat styling damage the your styling products and finally your finishing products. If used correctly and a knowledgeable stylist to guide you your hair should be gorge because aveda products are some of the very best I've ever worked with and use 100% of all their products from hair to skin care body care and makeup. I don't think anyone should be blaming their issues on aveda because of their own body chemistry. Seems a bit unfair. Thank you.

Thank you! NEW
by: Robin

Your comments helped me conclude what was happening to my hair! Over the last 12 months, I have had my blood work done twice and started taken extra biotin. Extremely frustrated and scared, I asked myself what is new in my life? I have had stress, but that's nothing new. What's new? I started going to an Aveda salon! So, I googled it and here we are... I first notice a problem in April of 2014. I have visited the salon twice and was using Aveda products. I stopped with color and most of the products just to give my stressed hair a break. Then, I started back this past fall. I started using their color conserve in November, got highlights in December, and I notice a HUGE problem with hair loss and straw like hair. Very frizzy!! I went to my dermatologist and said, "it's started again!" When I said to her that there was something new in my hair routine (while pulling out a bottle of Aveda CC), she said STOP using that! She said Aveda is one of the harshest products on the market because of all the botanicals they use. Some people's scalps can endure, but many are TOO sensitive for it, she said. She also said that's how they got their products to smell so good...too much stuff in them. Natural or not... too much stuff isn't good. Thank you to those that took the time to come back months later and encourage us. I've just been devastated!

Update - Hair is growing again NEW
by: Anonymous

Good news - my hair has started to grow again. As soon as I (finally) realised after about 3 or 4 sessions of highlights (over a 7/8 month period) that it was probably the Aveda highlights (or highlights in general) that was causing my 50% hair loss I stopped getting highlights. Now, 6 months later, my hair has started to grow again.
I have always had VERY thick hair and when it stopped growing (it never fell out just stopped growing so eventually got thinner and thinner) I systematically eliminated/added things like blood tests, vitamins, hair growth laser helmets, acupuncture, non-aveda shampoos and hair products and changed my chemically developed foam pillows and mattresses,....and, thankfully, my hair is growing again. I am pre-menopausal but the hair loss was so significant to me, and since my mom never had hair loss issues during menopause, I persisted in finding the problem.
Let me just state that I have used Aveda for over 25 years, but I did hear that in 2012 there was a formula change (could be wrong on this) and it was after that time that I started having issues (and started having highlights again). Afraid to try highlights again and will NEVER use Aveda again. It's clearly not for me anymore. However they've changed it, is problematic for me.
But don't give up - your hair can grow again.

Scalp burning & scabs from average volumizer NEW
by: Anonymous

I had my hair cut for the first time at an Aveda salon back in October, 2014. The stylist did a nice job with the cut. I was very happy. She sold me a bottle of Aveda Volumizing Spray. Since that time, my scalp has developed scabs and a burning, itching feeling. I do not use Aveda shampoo or conditioners regularly, just the volumizing spray on special occasions. Today, Dec 13, 2014, I went back to the salon for a scheduled highlights and cut appt. I did return the bottle of Aveda volumizing spray and notified them that I was allergic. They graciously refunded my money. My highlights today came out much lighter/blonder than anticipated. I am a redhead and it looks like my hair was colored a brassy blondish tone. Now my scalp is burning again as I sit here texting this. I wish I would have seen this sooner! I have never been a regular color girl. Highlights are something I may have done every few years for a special occasion, so it is NOT the result of others. WHAT NOW? I'm frightened. :( HELP!

Scalp burning & scabs from average volumizer NEW
by: Anonymous

I had my hair cut for the first time at an Aveda salon back in October, 2014. The stylist did a nice job with the cut. I was very happy. She sold me a bottle of Aveda Volumizing Spray. Since that time, my scalp has developed scabs and a burning, itching feeling. I do not use Aveda shampoo or conditioners regularly, just the volumizing spray on special occasions. Today, Dec 13, 2014, I went back to the salon for a scheduled highlights and cut appt. I did return the bottle of Aveda volumizing spray and notified them that I was allergic. They graciously refunded my money. My highlights today came out much lighter/blonder than anticipated. I am a redhead and it looks like my hair was colored a brassy blondish tone. Now my scalp is burning again as I sit here texting this. I wish I would have seen this sooner! I have never been a regular color girl. Highlights are something I may have done every few years for a special occasion, so it is NOT the result of others. WHAT NOW? I'm frightened. :( HELP!

Scalp burning & scabs from average volumizer NEW
by: Anonymous

I had my hair cut for the first time at an Aveda salon back in October, 2014. The stylist did a nice job with the cut. I was very happy. She sold me a bottle of Aveda Volumizing Spray. Since that time, my scalp has developed scabs and a burning, itching feeling. I do not use Aveda shampoo or conditioners regularly, just the volumizing spray on special occasions. Today, Dec 13, 2014, I went back to the salon for a scheduled highlights and cut appt. I did return the bottle of Aveda volumizing spray and notified them that I was allergic. They graciously refunded my money. My highlights today came out much lighter/blonder than anticipated. I am a redhead and it looks like my hair was colored a brassy blondish tone. Now my scalp is burning again as I sit here texting this. I wish I would have seen this sooner! I have never been a regular color girl. Highlights are something I may have done every few years for a special occasion, so it is NOT the result of others. WHAT NOW? I'm frightened. :( HELP!

Scalp burning & scabs from average volumizer NEW
by: Anonymous

I had my hair cut for the first time at an Aveda salon back in October, 2014. The stylist did a nice job with the cut. I was very happy. She sold me a bottle of Aveda Volumizing Spray. Since that time, my scalp has developed scabs and a burning, itching feeling. I do not use Aveda shampoo or conditioners regularly, just the volumizing spray on special occasions. Today, Dec 13, 2014, I went back to the salon for a scheduled highlights and cut appt. I did return the bottle of Aveda volumizing spray and notified them that I was allergic. They graciously refunded my money. My highlights today came out much lighter/blonder than anticipated. I am a redhead and it looks like my hair was colored a brassy blondish tone. Now my scalp is burning again as I sit here texting this. I wish I would have seen this sooner! I have never been a regular color girl. Highlights are something I may have done every few years for a special occasion, so it is NOT the result of others. WHAT NOW? I'm frightened. :( HELP!

Goodbye to aveda products NEW
by: Anonymous

I posted my comment more then a year ago. Same problems as almost everybody: my fine blond hair was colored, formula was left too long wicht resulted in hairloss, breakage and strawlike hair. None of the avedo products I used made a difference. I continued to use Damage remedy shampoo which was fine, conditioner did not do much. Organic coconut oil 2x week overnight helped, I have taken slogar vitamins for a long time. My hair is now in good shape but took a year. I have not had highlights since a year. Last week I switchend to rene furterer shampoo, tonica range. My hair feels clean, I start to wonder if damage remedy is as good and natural as aveda claims. Very relieved that my hair grows back, so be patience and your hair Will get better, no more aveda.

Disappointed NEW
by: Ashton

I am so disappointed in my "AVEDA Professional" that colored my hair. Ever since I colored my hair, my hair is falling out PROFUSELY! I cant wear my hair down anymore, I wear it up in a bun because I am so embarrassed. I wish she would have told me how damaging natural ingredients can be on fine hair. I feel like Five Salon in Omaha, NE ripped me off. I will NEVER go there again nor do I recommend anyone going there. The left side of my head where I part my hair, I have a section missing almost BALD. The girl recommended Damage Remedy, well that didn't help either, shit contains wayyy too much protein for my hair. I can't wear my hair down anymore unless I pile on the extensions, I hide it by wearing my hair up in a bun. I am so embarrassed and sad from looking like this. I wish my AVEDA "professional" would have told me how harsh natural ingredients are on your hair. Lesson learned, never use AVEDA again.

Disappointed NEW
by: Ashton

I am so disappointed in my "AVEDA Professional" that colored my hair. Ever since I colored my hair, my hair is falling out PROFUSELY! I cant wear my hair down anymore, I wear it up in a bun because I am so embarrassed. I wish she would have told me how damaging natural ingredients can be on fine hair. I feel like Five Salon in Omaha, NE ripped me off. I will NEVER go there again nor do I recommend anyone going there. The left side of my head where I part my hair, I have a section missing almost BALD. The girl recommended Damage Remedy, well that didn't help either, shit contains wayyy too much protein for my hair. I can't wear my hair down anymore unless I pile on the extensions, I hide it by wearing my hair up in a bun. I am so embarrassed and sad from looking like this. I wish my AVEDA "professional" would have told me how harsh natural ingredients are on your hair. Lesson learned, never use AVEDA again.

Disappointed NEW
by: Ashton

I am so disappointed in my "AVEDA Professional" that colored my hair. Ever since I colored my hair, my hair is falling out PROFUSELY! I cant wear my hair down anymore, I wear it up in a bun because I am so embarrassed. I wish she would have told me how damaging natural ingredients can be on fine hair. I feel like Five Salon in Omaha, NE ripped me off. I will NEVER go there again nor do I recommend anyone going there. The left side of my head where I part my hair, I have a section missing almost BALD. The girl recommended Damage Remedy, well that didn't help either, shit contains wayyy too much protein for my hair. I can't wear my hair down anymore unless I pile on the extensions, I hide it by wearing my hair up in a bun. I am so embarrassed and sad from looking like this. I wish my AVEDA "professional" would have told me how harsh natural ingredients are on your hair. Lesson learned, never use AVEDA again.

Disappointed NEW
by: Ashton

I am so disappointed in my "AVEDA Professional" that colored my hair. Ever since I colored my hair, my hair is falling out PROFUSELY! I cant wear my hair down anymore, I wear it up in a bun because I am so embarrassed. I wish she would have told me how damaging natural ingredients can be on fine hair. I feel like Five Salon in Omaha, NE ripped me off. I will NEVER go there again nor do I recommend anyone going there. The left side of my head where I part my hair, I have a section missing almost BALD. The girl recommended Damage Remedy, well that didn't help either, shit contains wayyy too much protein for my hair. I can't wear my hair down anymore unless I pile on the extensions, I hide it by wearing my hair up in a bun. I am so embarrassed and sad from looking like this. I wish my AVEDA "professional" would have told me how harsh natural ingredients are on your hair. Lesson learned, never use AVEDA again.

Hair Coming out by handfuls in the shower... NEW
by: Leisa Pastor

When I found my stylist at an Aveda salon, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Finally somebody who could give me the cut and color that I wanted. She is wonderful. However, over the last year since I started going to her, my hair has been continuing to thin. I've gone to the doctor and had all kinds of tests. My thyroid is fine, my iron is fine, no skin diseases, no autoimmune disorders. I went through early menopause when I had surgery ten years ago and my hair never thinned then at all, in fact, it seemed to get thicker. I really don't want to believe it's Aveda, but I am going to start looking around for a non-Aveda salon with a stylist as good as my Ashley. This will take a long time, I'm afraid. (Sigh).

Hair Coming out by handfuls in the shower... NEW
by: Leisa Pastor

When I found my stylist at an Aveda salon, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Finally somebody who could give me the cut and color that I wanted. She is wonderful. However, over the last year since I started going to her, my hair has been continuing to thin. I've gone to the doctor and had all kinds of tests. My thyroid is fine, my iron is fine, no skin diseases, no autoimmune disorders. I went through early menopause when I had surgery ten years ago and my hair never thinned then at all, in fact, it seemed to get thicker. I really don't want to believe it's Aveda, but I am going to start looking around for a non-Aveda salon with a stylist as good as my Ashley. This will take a long time, I'm afraid. (Sigh).

Hair Coming out by handfuls in the shower... NEW
by: Leisa Pastor

When I found my stylist at an Aveda salon, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Finally somebody who could give me the cut and color that I wanted. She is wonderful. However, over the last year since I started going to her, my hair has been continuing to thin. I've gone to the doctor and had all kinds of tests. My thyroid is fine, my iron is fine, no skin diseases, no autoimmune disorders. I went through early menopause when I had surgery ten years ago and my hair never thinned then at all, in fact, it seemed to get thicker. I really don't want to believe it's Aveda, but I am going to start looking around for a non-Aveda salon with a stylist as good as my Ashley. This will take a long time, I'm afraid. (Sigh).

So much breakage NEW
by: Furious

I am so glad to have found this web site.
I have been experiencing terrible breakage of my fine blonde hair since I had highlights done at an Aveda Salon in Heidelberg, Germany, about 6 months ago. First I thought it was coincidence and the breakage was due to years and years of getting highlights. So, foolishly, I went back to the same Salon again. Now the damage is so bad that I have to cut my hair short, which doesn't look good on me. The processing time for Aveda hair color is 45 minutes!!! I am sure that being exposed to bleaching for such a long time, causes irreversible damage, especially to fine hair like mine. The color itself looks so unnatural, a yellowish, way too blondish mess. I never had a problem before, so Aveda,....never again.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one NEW
by: Anonymous

Since my salon went to Aveda my hair looks the worst it ever has. I get highlights, so I'm referring to their bleach. I have been highlighting my hair for years with no issues. My hair has thinned and is like straw. Since January, I wash it every other day, and use heat protectant products. Prior to January, I washed my hair everyday. My stylist can't figure it out!! I can. The only different factor here is the Aveda bleach (highlights). My hair should be in great condition since I am "doing all the right things" and it's only gotten worse.
Prior to Aveda, my highlights were great, and my hair in good condition. I can say with 100% confidence, it is the product.
I am going to have to ask her to use which ever brand she used to. The only caveat is that she may not be allowed to because it's an Aveda Salon.
Can't Aveda be up front.. It's not a one size fits all here. Not everyone's hair will react well to their so called gentle plant derived product. I am livid.

Are you kidding Stylists NEW
by: Anonymous

I started going to an Aveda Salon and within 6 months my hair was a mess. I had breakage, loss of hair tone and condition. I kept getting told it was my fault my self esteem plummented you say we should be more responsible well so should people who sell this brand. You say you have undertaken training teaching etc. to be able to sell the product then say that all the complainers just got a bad stylist. If the training was in place how can that be possible? Isn't it just possible that this product does not agree with a lot of people and I know others who cannot use it as well and suffer all the symptoms I did and got told all the same things, "its your medication," "your health". Stop using your straigtener! I swapped salons a year ago my hair is not the same as it was but the improvement within 2 months was amazing I will never ever use Aveda again. I am not saying that it doesn't work well for some people but others have terrible reactions to it and I was one of them, and I am informed. Not everyone can use this product. so instead of judging the customer harshly please be a little more understanding.

I love AVEDA.. I've used it for 30 years! Since I was 5 NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree with the anonymous that works for AVEDA! I have Been using Aveda since I was 5. I have worked in 2 Aveda Concept Salons (only use Aveda products) and I also worked at an Aveda Instition. I have never heard of Aveda thinning hair. I think that the people who just have used Aveda color a few times have actually messed up your hair from all NON Aveda products. So when you use Aveda color , it's like you hair isn't use to natural ingredients. I have curly thick long dark hair, Aveda is the only products that don't make my hair dry or frizzy. On a very rare occcasion that I didn't use my Aveda shampoo or conditoner, my hair immediately gets covered with wax ( which is why all you people who say your hair is frizzy when you used Aveda) yuck, I couldn't wait to wash my hair after that!
So before all your complaints, find out the real issue going on and not blame it on Aveda! I will use Aveda for the rest of my life as well as my mom, my kids and the rest of my family! I honestly couldn't use any other brand!

I love AVEDA.. I've used it for 30 years! Since I was 5 NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree with the anonymous that works for AVEDA! I have Been using Aveda since I was 5. I have worked in 2 Aveda Concept Salons (only use Aveda products) and I also worked at an Aveda Instition. I have never heard of Aveda thinning hair. I think that the people who just have used Aveda color a few times have actually messed up your hair from all NON Aveda products. So when you use Aveda color , it's like you hair isn't use to natural ingredients. I have curly thick long dark hair, Aveda is the only products that don't make my hair dry or frizzy. On a very rare occcasion that I didn't use my Aveda shampoo or conditoner, my hair immediately gets covered with wax ( which is why all you people who say your hair is frizzy when you used Aveda) yuck, I couldn't wait to wash my hair after that!
So before all your complaints, find out the real issue going on and not blame it on Aveda! I will use Aveda for the rest of my life as well as my mom, my kids and the rest of my family! I honestly couldn't use any other brand!

I love AVEDA.. I've used it for 30 years! Since I was 5 NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree with the anonymous that works for AVEDA! I have Been using Aveda since I was 5. I have worked in 2 Aveda Concept Salons (only use Aveda products) and I also worked at an Aveda Instition. I have never heard of Aveda thinning hair. I think that the people who just have used Aveda color a few times have actually messed up your hair from all NON Aveda products. So when you use Aveda color , it's like you hair isn't use to natural ingredients. I have curly thick long dark hair, Aveda is the only products that don't make my hair dry or frizzy. On a very rare occcasion that I didn't use my Aveda shampoo or conditoner, my hair immediately gets covered with wax ( which is why all you people who say your hair is frizzy when you used Aveda) yuck, I couldn't wait to wash my hair after that!
So before all your complaints, find out the real issue going on and not blame it on Aveda! I will use Aveda for the rest of my life as well as my mom, my kids and the rest of my family! I honestly couldn't use any other brand!

Aveda is amazing! NEW
by: Anonymous

I think you all are crazy! You are blaming Aveda for your bodies reaction? How about check your meds, check your thyroid! Everyone has to blame someone! How about your hairstylist!!!! I've worked for Aveda for a long time and I've seen amazing cases from women that used Redken, Matrix, and Chi and all itched like crazy then they use aveda and it solves the problem! You have no idea what the ingredients are in our developer or color. Try doing your homework and face it you obviously had a bad experience with the hairstylist it's called laziness. We don't just mix up color we formulate and have to do math and chemistry to figure out your customized color and we are trained better than any company in my industry we are constantly learning and changing lives. You can take all your negative attitudes and turn it into a positive if you didn't focus so much on how bad your hair looks when you should be out buying a new blow dryer or styling tools you don't use to make yourself beautiful instead of expecting us to do it for you! We are teachers and you learn from us! There is more to our industry than clients complaining about the bad apple you ended up with sorry for your luck but I absolutely love Aveda and it does nothing but make your hair look youthful! Your obviously doing something wrong or your hairstylist did....

Hair fried NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been told by two salons that my hair is damaged and I need to stop using flat irons. I have noticed these comments starting after I started using Aveda as I was working part time at an Aveda Salon. I recently switched shampoo's and conditioner and see a world of difference. I love the smell of aveda and thought I was doing good by using a natural product, but my hair reacts badly to it. I just hope and pray the fuzziness and tangles go away!

hair breaking!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been noticing broken hair all over my bathroom floor!
This has been going on the last two months, about the same time I switched to an Aveda Salon. The Stylist left my color on over an hour this last time!
I've been getting my hair colored for over 40 yrs, and have Never had a problem!
Since Using Aveda Color, my hair looks awful!
Will never return to that salon or Hairdresser!!

hair breaking!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been noticing broken hair all over my bathroom floor!
This has been going on the last two months, about the same time I switched to an Aveda Salon. The Stylist left my color on over an hour this last time!
I've been getting my hair colored for over 40 yrs, and have Never had a problem!
Since Using Aveda Color, my hair looks awful!
Will never return to that salon or Hairdresser!!

Unhappy with Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello, I've been using Aveda for about 7 years. I decided to start looking online today because I've noticed that gradually over the past few years my hair has changed from fairly straight to kinky and frizzy hair. It also has thinned out quite a bit. like maybe half as many hairs as I used to have. Last night after I washed my hair and let it air dry it was so frizzy and hideous I couldn't believe my eyes. I remember as recently as maybe 7 years ago when I could let my hair air dry and it would be fairly straight and I wouldn't be ashamed to be seen in public. Now, I can possibly do that. I had been assuming that this is due to my aging process since I'm now 61 but after reading these postings I'm wondering if its the product. I believed I was doing the right thing for my hair and bought and used only Aveda products this entire time. a few years ago I noticed my scalp would itch after my touchup for days. I think my hair started to change texture more noticeably since then but I'm not sure I can remember when it started to be more frizzy. I live in San Francisco and the colorists I've gone to are highly experienced so I don't think its their fault. This is a very disappointing situation after having paid top dollar all these years to see the condition of my hair.

very disappointed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had my fine, wavy hair highlighted by various colorists at salons over the last 25 years. The last two times I had my hair processed, it was at a nice salon that featured only Aveda products. The first time the color turned very brassy on me after just a few shampoos. When I returned for another attempt, a different colorist at the same salon said she could correct the color. I am never been so unhappy with the results. My bangs have never been so frizzy and broken, and the color seems to change every few days, even though I use a sulfate-free shampoo. The brassiness is creeping in again, and the overall texture of my hair looks unhealthy in a way that really disappoints me. I thought Aveda was a line I could trust.

very disappointed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had my fine, wavy hair highlighted by various colorists at salons over the last 25 years. The last two times I had my hair processed, it was at a nice salon that featured only Aveda products. The first time the color turned very brassy on me after just a few shampoos. When I returned for another attempt, a different colorist at the same salon said she could correct the color. I am never been so unhappy with the results. My bangs have never been so frizzy and broken, and the color seems to change every few days, even though I use a sulfate-free shampoo. The brassiness is creeping in again, and the overall texture of my hair looks unhealthy in a way that really disappoints me. I thought Aveda was a line I could trust.

Hair is falling out NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been using Aveda color for a long time 20+ years. And normally, good results on my long, wavy, thin hair. I go darker, not lighter, so there 'shouldn't' be much ammonia in the mix. Well, two weeks ago, i went to my salon. I knew something was wrong. The dye stun my hair. My scalp burned, and my stylist left it in for 40 min. I thought it was supposed to be 20 min. Sure enough, i've lost 1/2 of my hair. I've been using natural oils and conditioners and have managed to salvage some of it. But i have no way to style my hair. People have told me i look sick, although i have no medical issues. It's so bad that my friend, who did go through 2 years of chemo, sent me a link to where she purchased wigs.

Hair is also falling out after Aveda NEW
by: Gretchen

After switching to nice Aveda salon I also noticed my hair was shedding way more than usual. I am a natural dirty-blonde with pretty fine and thin hair already. I've never been a big shedder, but since my hair was a little longer, I thought I was noticing it more. I was a little concerned though because I noticed I had a lot of breakage and that was totally unusual because I've been getting highlights for 20 years and NEVER had that happen. I went back again in 7 weeks and the same thing - more breakage and more shedding. I went back in about 6 weeks and got my hair cut really short again and a few more highlights - so three treatments in all. After six months, I've lost a good 1/3 of my hair and was starting to freak out a little. I went to the doctor for blood work and everything tested fine - hormones, thyroid, etc. I did a search for Aveda hair color and hair loss and found this site. I started thinking about what was going on when this started and the only thing I can come up with is that it started when I began using Aveda hair color. I see an Acupuncturist and she has seen this before and recommended some natural things to try and get the PH balance back to normal so that my hair will (hopefully) counteract the chemical damage. In the meantime, every day I am more and more worried about my shedding and fragile hair.

Has anyone experienced re-growth and can anyone update their status?? Thanks!

My hair is now destroyed NEW
by: Anonymous

A salon used the grey coverage line on my hair and it is now ruined (ichy, hives, burns, broken off in large areas 1/2 to 2 inches.. I was told the ammonia was too strong

Fine Hair - Blonde Highlights - Hair falling out NEW
by: Patty

My bangs are literally 2 inches long and fried. My hair is fairly long, and my bangs had been long (down past my nose) prior to Aveda. Because of my huge hair loss, I had been worrying that I may have a health issue, then decided to search for "Aveda", "hair falling out" and "breakage". I'm not sure if the problem is the stylist or the product, but I'm not going to stick around to find out, I'm going back to my old salon. I'm disappointed because I really liked the new salon, but my hair looks horrible. It is a frizzy, straw afro. I was also talked into the "glaze" for $25. Waste of money. I'm having my hair cut short at my old salon in a couple weeks. This is distressing. I'm going on a cruise this summer for my 10 year anniversary, and had been hoping for long blond locks. Not going to happen, thanks to my Aveda salon.

Fine Hair - Blonde Highlights - Hair falling out NEW
by: Patty

My bangs are literally 2 inches long and fried. My hair is fairly long, and my bangs had been long (down past my nose) prior to Aveda. Because of my huge hair loss, I had been worrying that I may have a health issue, then decided to search for "Aveda", "hair falling out" and "breakage". I'm not sure if the problem is the stylist or the product, but I'm not going to stick around to find out, I'm going back to my old salon. I'm disappointed because I really liked the new salon, but my hair looks horrible. It is a frizzy, straw afro. I was also talked into the "glaze" for $25. Waste of money. I'm having my hair cut short at my old salon in a couple weeks. This is distressing. I'm going on a cruise this summer for my 10 year anniversary, and had been hoping for long blond locks. Not going to happen, thanks to my Aveda salon.

Never has my hair been so damaged and full of tangles... NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had my hair highlighted twice at an Aveda Salon....in about a year's time...Would love to have it done more often EXCEPT for two things...IT is twice as expensive at the Aveda Salon...and also,, the Aveda highights have really damaged my hair terrible... I have rhath think fine hair...and my hair has alwasy had a nice shine to it..even after getting highlights from other salons over the past 20 years... I have been happy with the color of the highlights...but since having been to Aveda...my hair is damaged and frizzy and dull....In fact.... it is so tangly coming out of the shower....no matter what I use or do.... it takes an 45 (painful) minutes to comb our my hair...lots of breakage occuring.. I only wash my hair about once a week due to the after shampooing tangles mess...It seems I have to use a fortune in the way of leave in conditioners and conditioning sprays... just to comb through it..and then it frizzes no matter whay....So far ...Aussie's Three minute Conditioner works the best ....but even so....I still have to use more sprays to comb through the tangles..The conditioners that my stylist recommended for me by Aveda... were worthless to me...I couldn't see any improvement in my hair .....If anyone can recommend a good detangler ....please post it!!

Never has my hair been so damaged and full of tangles... NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had my hair highlighted twice at an Aveda Salon....in about a year's time...Would love to have it done more often EXCEPT for two things...IT is twice as expensive at the Aveda Salon...and also,, the Aveda highights have really damaged my hair terrible... I have rhath think fine hair...and my hair has alwasy had a nice shine to it..even after getting highlights from other salons over the past 20 years... I have been happy with the color of the highlights...but since having been to Aveda...my hair is damaged and frizzy and dull....In fact.... it is so tangly coming out of the shower....no matter what I use or do.... it takes an 45 (painful) minutes to comb our my hair...lots of breakage occuring.. I only wash my hair about once a week due to the after shampooing tangles mess...It seems I have to use a fortune in the way of leave in conditioners and conditioning sprays... just to comb through it..and then it frizzes no matter whay....So far ...Aussie's Three minute Conditioner works the best ....but even so....I still have to use more sprays to comb through the tangles..The conditioners that my stylist recommended for me by Aveda... were worthless to me...I couldn't see any improvement in my hair .....If anyone can recommend a good detangler ....please post it!!

Is it just me?? NEW
by: Anonymous

At the beginning of November 2013, I went to an upscale Aveda salon to get highlights. I hadn't had any highlights done in close to 1 year and decided to splurge at an Aveda salon. For the record, I haven't had Aveda highlights before.

My hair is very fine and naturally dark blonde. I asked for very light blonde highlights. Once completed, I sat with a stylist for her to blow my hair dry. I became very concerned when I noticed a lot of hair breaking and falling out as she was simply combing it out. Having had this done many times over the course of my life I have to say I have never seen so much hair shedding after highlights!
Aside from the immediate observation, I did not notice clumps of hair coming out but found strands of my hair lying on the floor, my clothes, phone etc. Well, over the course of the past 7 months, my hair has been falling out like crazy. I've been to 2 dermatologists and had all my blood work checked and everything is fine. I am a healthy 42 year old who has had some thinning over the course of the last 10 years but nothing like this! At this time, I have several bald patches concentrated on the top and sides of the scalp. I cannot leave the house without using hair powder to cover it up. It is that bad!
Could it have been caused by the Aveda color? I would love to know whether anyone else has experienced consistent hair loss after the service or if it all just fell out immediately after. Thank you for your help!

damaged hair from Aveda color NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad I found this website, I thought I was going crazy, been having my roots done on a regular basis for about 6 months, I never imagined it could be Aveda color, but it's the only thing, and my scalp itches soo bad after I get it colored, my hair is broke off and falling out, never using Aveda again.

damaged hair from Aveda color NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad I found this website, I thought I was going crazy, been having my roots done on a regular basis for about 6 months, I never imagined it could be Aveda color, but it's the only thing, and my scalp itches soo bad after I get it colored, my hair is broke off and falling out, never using Aveda again.

Aveda Experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I too had a bad experience with Aveda blonde color. I was trying a new stylist at an Aveda solon. I ask for partial highlight but they didn't "do partials" she said. Then when my scalp was tingling from the color she said that was a typical sensation felt from the aveda. After my shampoo she was combing out my hair and it was coming out at the roots. My hair is very fine and it really messed up my hair. As I sat there watching my hair come out at the root I had too listen to her rave about aveda products. She is the owner and the entire problem with my hair according to her was that I was not using Aveda shampoos and conditioners! Then she charged me 210.00. I'm sorry other have gone through this it was a horrible experience.

Aveda Experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I too had a bad experience with Aveda blonde color. I was trying a new stylist at an Aveda solon. I ask for partial highlight but they didn't "do partials" she said. Then when my scalp was tingling from the color she said that was a typical sensation felt from the aveda. After my shampoo she was combing out my hair and it was coming out at the roots. My hair is very fine and it really messed up my hair. As I sat there watching my hair come out at the root I had too listen to her rave about aveda products. She is the owner and the entire problem with my hair according to her was that I was not using Aveda shampoos and conditioners! Then she charged me 210.00. I'm sorry other have gone through this it was a horrible experience.

Aveda/dry damaged hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I have used Aveda hair color for over 10 years but for the last 4 months my hair has been comimg out from the roots by handfuls and very very dry and frizzy,my stytlist urged me to use Aveda shampoo/conditioner and root stimulator,after usuing these products it only got worse,i have never in the past had any problems with Aveda colors and was unaware and was not informed that the company had made changes to their colour line.I am currently using an over the counter product Aussie Three Minute Miracle to correct the damage and it is helping.I will be not usuing Aveda products again and will spread the word to others to avoid their products.I am very disappointed in their products.So long Aveda!

beware NEW
by: Anonymous

Ive been a stylist for over 20 years. I have many clients that are blonde....ie Beige, golden ice white to ash. I work at an Aveda Salon. Never have I come across such a thing. Now in giving the perfect consultation, the stylist should assess the hair and determine the correct product to use. Fine hair is more delicate and may need less strength to lighten than someone with course hair..ie ethnic. Enlightner or any bleach should not be pulled thru the ends if only your having a retouch appt. Many stylist run this or these products thru the ends causing over processing and breakage. sorry to hear your experience , but in my many years Aveda does not break your hair. Any hair care coloring system used incorrectly by stylist or at home by consumer can cause undesirable effects......

beware NEW
by: Anonymous

Ive been a stylist for over 20 years. I have many clients that are blonde....ie Beige, golden ice white to ash. I work at an Aveda Salon. Never have I come across such a thing. Now in giving the perfect consultation, the stylist should assess the hair and determine the correct product to use. Fine hair is more delicate and may need less strength to lighten than someone with course hair..ie ethnic. Enlightner or any bleach should not be pulled thru the ends if only your having a retouch appt. Many stylist run this or these products thru the ends causing over processing and breakage. sorry to hear your experience , but in my many years Aveda does not break your hair. Any hair care coloring system used incorrectly by stylist or at home by consumer can cause undesirable effects......

Finally finding the cause of breakage NEW
by: Anonymous

In 2007, a friend insisted on highlighting my dark brown hair in her home. I was hooked on the bright blonde color and how it made my thin hair look thicker. From then on, I was getting partial highlights every 6 weeks at non-aveda salons. In 2012, I ran into the same stylist who told me that she was working in a salon that uses aveda so I started making appointments with her again. I started noticing the top layers of my hair were only 1 inch long!!! I blamed it on the Redken Exteme products I was using and attributed the breakage to protein overload. For over a year, I have stayed away from protein hair care products but my the top layers have hardly grown longer. Now I realize it is the Aveda color!! This had really hurt my self esteem - I was blaming it on age! I am either going back to brown or trying highlights at my old non-aveda salon!!!

A spooky story! NEW
by: Anonymous

Mixed emotions: one great stylist out of ten years of usage + do not go on a holiday or pre holiday week! Is it okay to stay with Aveda for just this one amazing hair stylist? Last month visit was the proverbial, "straw that broke the camels' back".
It might be they're becoming such a big int'l corporation that now, bigger is not necessarily better for our hair or their reputation. Again mixed emotions; today, you can find an Aveda salon just about any where you travel, so, from that perspective, it is rather convenient to have your same hair color formula available instantly from one end of globe to the other.
My spooky story: One Halloween Day in 2011 + it was a Friday, I was scheduled to have my hair semi-permed. With course Asiatic hair and occasional coloring it is a healthy mane of hair! Some say it looks like a tigers mane, only brunette! The place looked like a zoo that day. Sun streaming in through wall to wall south facing glass walls, stylists dressed in costumes ranging from animals to witches and then some. The place was steamy hot from noise, and shoulder to shoulder people. This should have been a clue to run fast in the other direction. My stylist was brand new out of tech training school and insisted she was familiar with the hair process I wanted and my ethnicity. So, with assurance of Aveda hiring standards, I believed all would be well. Two hours later, forgotten by Ms. Newbie stylist, my hair over processed and it looked like I had been zapped by lightning. Two months later after two sessions of cut and moisturizing provided as a courtesy by mngmt, it took TWO YEARS for my natural hair suppleness and length to return. It impacted not only social life, but my self confidence and employment. When I'm able to book my fav stylist all is well, but her salon has questionable mngmt; phone msgs& requests go unanswered; over charged on different occasions when unable to have my Level 4 stylist. Last months visit: had to see another stylist because mine was unavailable that day. She left me & again was forgotten while only a roots touch up color session began to burn my scalp. It itched and was reddening. I was rescued by my stylist whom was working w/another client. She set me to be rinsed by someone else, a tech in training and he finished up my session. Not only did I lose much hair that day, and in pain the remainder of week with very tender scalp and could not blow dry for two weeks or set it it was so fragile, but I was charged level 4 stylist prices for the day. What to do!

Hair loss and break outs NEW
by: Kelly

For about a month now I have noticed more hair loss than normal when combing through my hair in the shower. I haven't changed my diet or exercise, am having no medical symptoms, and am not taking any new medication. I have also been experiencing breakouts all along my hairline all over my scalp. After thinking about any changes or new products I have made in the last month, the only thing "new" is that I had my hair colored by at an Aveda salon and am using their volumizing spray. I have never used Aveda before this. Whether this is a coincidence or not, I have decided not to return. Has anyone found any solutions or noticed a difference after stopping the use of Aveda products/hair color?

Fine hair falling out, damaged NEW
by: Anonymous

Glad to see I am not crazy! My hair has been falling out for over a year--thought I would go bald! Coverage was not lasting very well either, so I think the stylist left iron a bit longer. Now my hair feels like a dried up sponge with no shine whatsoever. Not to mention Aveda salons charge more for their products and cuts. No wonder they have a new damaged hair line out!

Aveda semi permanent NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had an allergic retain twice to Aveda hair dye. The 1st time I was uncertain what caused it, now I know for sure its the dye. I have red bumps near my hairline, ears, and back of the neck. Also my scald itches and feels like its burning! I have patches of hair fall out too. I have never had an allergic retain to any other hair dye. Isn't Aveda suppose to be natural? This is such a pain to deal with!

Aveda hair dye from Aveda only salon NEW
by: Karen

This summer I went to an Aveda concept salon...they only use Aveda . I have pretty shiny dark mid length hair. I won a gift basket to this salon , prior I was going to a salon in Chappequa, ny that i was happy with and they use Scrupples that made my hair shiny and looked great. I am 45 and need grey coverage too. So i went to the other Avrda salon because I won a gift certificate and why not? I thought Aveda was supposed to b natural!!!! Omg! I went the first time and the color was dark...but my hair was dry and falling out in clumps..strands and strands...but i thought maybe stress? I could not figure it out. Went 8 wks later again . The hair loss was now very noticible. I say i lost 1/2 my hair when i finally realized it was the Aveda and came across this site. I amback to my old salon which uses Scruples...the best!!!!!!!

Aveda hair dye from Aveda only salon NEW
by: Karen

This summer I went to an Aveda concept salon...they only use Aveda . I have pretty shiny dark mid length hair. I won a gift basket to this salon , prior I was going to a salon in Chappequa, ny that i was happy with and they use Scrupples that made my hair shiny and looked great. I am 45 and need grey coverage too. So i went to the other Avrda salon because I won a gift certificate and why not? I thought Aveda was supposed to b natural!!!! Omg! I went the first time and the color was dark...but my hair was dry and falling out in clumps..strands and strands...but i thought maybe stress? I could not figure it out. Went 8 wks later again . The hair loss was now very noticible. I say i lost 1/2 my hair when i finally realized it was the Aveda and came across this site. I amback to my old salon which uses Scruples...the best!!!!!!!

Wow! NEW
by: Anonymous

I started using Aveda color since June, 2013. I thought that it would be gentle on my thin, fine hair. Iit has gotten much thinner and I am at the point of purchasing a wig or hairpiece. I had thought that this was due to medications but after reading this blog I realize that the coloring process has only been making things worse. Has anyone considered a class action lawsuit? I am more than upset and of course will cancel my upcoming salon appointment and voice my complant.

Wow! NEW
by: Anonymous

I started using Aveda color since June, 2013. I thought that it would be gentle on my thin, fine hair. Iit has gotten much thinner and I am at the point of purchasing a wig or hairpiece. I had thought that this was due to medications but after reading this blog I realize that the coloring process has only been making things worse. Has anyone considered a class action lawsuit? I am more than upset and of course will cancel my upcoming salon appointment and voice my complant.

Changes in Aveda color product NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes, I think you're right. I started noticing the awful change in my hair June 2012. Prior to that, I had been completely satisfied with the Aveda color product for 6 years.

When did new color formula come out? NEW
by: KK

I believe it was about a year ago; possibly Summer 2012.

When did new color formula come out? NEW
by: KK

I believe it was about a year ago; possibly Summer 2012.

wasted money and now damaged hair NEW
by: Anonymous

So what year did the new color come out? My hair is dry, damaged and falling out like crazy over the last 8 months. Quit aveda after years and went all natural and organic and after 2 months my hair is starting to at least feel healthy again. Been an aveda customer for over 20 years but no longer. The products are full of cones and other damaging Ingredients. Spent over 1, 000 on aveda just this year...what a waste!

wasted money and now damaged hair NEW
by: Anonymous

So what year did the new color come out? My hair is dry, damaged and falling out like crazy over the last 8 months. Quit aveda after years and went all natural and organic and after 2 months my hair is starting to at least feel healthy again. Been an aveda customer for over 20 years but no longer. The products are full of cones and other damaging Ingredients. Spent over 1, 000 on aveda just this year...what a waste!

Not going crazy NEW
by: Kimberly

I am thankful to find this blog. I thought I was going crazy. My salon went 100% Aveda.... and all of a sudden....my Hair started falling out like I was Chemo treatments. I have long wavy fine hair. I only wash it 2 or 3 times a week. I eat healthy. The only thing I can think that made my hair start falling out was the coloring. But how can that be? Well it looks like I am not the only one. Sorry we are all having this experience but it is nice to know I am not alone, going crazy. Canceled my next appointment - finding a new salon. Thank you all for sharing.

Same hairsalon and same reaction at the hague NEW
by: Anonymous

Inbelievable aveda the hague tried to tell me that they had never received complaints about the hairdye before, which ofcourse I did not believe. The latest comment here is very much like my experience. Even today They blame it on stress and seasonal factors. My stylist more or less admits to me something went wrong but the rest refuses any responsability. I am appealed to read the other review about aveda the hague

Aveda The Hague makes you bold! NEW
by: Anonymous

Dear ladies, I am in shock! My hair is falling out in pieces. I am using Aveda Hairdye at the Aveda Lifestyle Salon in The Hague - Netherlands for years. The last treatments caused itchy and burning scalp. Shortly after the whole hairloss started. They refuse to accept that the hairdye is the problem. No it is not possible they say it must be something else. This is pathetic! My dermatologist also tells me it can be allergic reaction on the hairdye but is not sure. look I don't use medication, eat well, have normal life so the only reason I can think of is this Aveda hairdye. We should all united and make a claim to Estee Lauder who is the mothercompany of Aveda.

Same experience at aveda the hague netherlands NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been a satisfied and loyal custoden for years and have highlighted my hair for the last 10 years. Last year my stylist convinced me to have full haircolour which resulted in a lovely blond shade. A few months later it was done again and resulted in dry hair, a itching scalp and dramatici hairloss. What bothers me most that They refuse to take any reponsibility stating that hairloss is caused by stress and is normal in autumn etc. I feel I have lost a third of my hair and it still breaks easely after a shampooing. Still like some of their products like damage remedy shampoo. I am convinced the formule has changes and I think that you schold start a class action in the USA

Same experience at aveda the hague netherlands NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been a satisfied and loyal custoden for years and have highlighted my hair for the last 10 years. Last year my stylist convinced me to have full haircolour which resulted in a lovely blond shade. A few months later it was done again and resulted in dry hair, a itching scalp and dramatici hairloss. What bothers me most that They refuse to take any reponsibility stating that hairloss is caused by stress and is normal in autumn etc. I feel I have lost a third of my hair and it still breaks easely after a shampooing. Still like some of their products like damage remedy shampoo. I am convinced the formule has changes and I think that you schold start a class action in the USA

I thought I was going crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought I was going crzy till I saw this blog. My hair has been falling out in droves and my scalp had this slight tingle, not quite a burning feeling to it. OMG I knew it I knew it I knew it! I have fine wavy/curly hair, trashed. THe salon I have been going to for years went from Goldwell to Aveda in the last 10 months. yeah...time to find a new salon, my hair dresser left anyway. But they won't tell me where she went. UGH!

I thought I was going crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought I was going crzy till I saw this blog. My hair has been falling out in droves and my scalp had this slight tingle, not quite a burning feeling to it. OMG I knew it I knew it I knew it! I have fine wavy/curly hair, trashed. THe salon I have been going to for years went from Goldwell to Aveda in the last 10 months. yeah...time to find a new salon, my hair dresser left anyway. But they won't tell me where she went. UGH!

I thought I was going crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought I was going crzy till I saw this blog. My hair has been falling out in droves and my scalp had this slight tingle, not quite a burning feeling to it. OMG I knew it I knew it I knew it! I have fine wavy/curly hair, trashed. THe salon I have been going to for years went from Goldwell to Aveda in the last 10 months. yeah...time to find a new salon, my hair dresser left anyway. But they won't tell me where she went. UGH!

Terrible experience with aveda products. DO NOT USE NEW
by: Anonymous

i also had a terrible experience with Aveda products. I had my hair colored about four months ago and it still is so damaged and falls out. Its very devastating and a blow to your self-esteem. Its total bullshit. I've been seen 2 different dermatologists and they cant figure out why my hair is falling out. My scalp still hurts and feels like its burning. I would like to sue. I've had to take weeks off work, expensive doctor bills, and i get terrible headaches. I wouldn't be so worried if i knew it was going to grow back but judging by the comments on this page im not sure its going to. Im seriously upset and stressed out. If anyone has actually had there hair grow back normally please respond!

Terrible experience with aveda products. DO NOT USE NEW
by: Anonymous

i also had a terrible experience with Aveda products. I had my hair colored about four months ago and it still is so damaged and falls out. Its very devastating and a blow to your self-esteem. Its total bullshit. I've been seen 2 different dermatologists and they cant figure out why my hair is falling out. My scalp still hurts and feels like its burning. I would like to sue. I've had to take weeks off work, expensive doctor bills, and i get terrible headaches. I wouldn't be so worried if i knew it was going to grow back but judging by the comments on this page im not sure its going to. Im seriously upset and stressed out. If anyone has actually had there hair grow back normally please respond!

Over One Year and Still Terrible NEW
by: Sonya

One year ago (April) I had my hair dyed at Aveda. Right afterwards I broke out in the worst itchy, burning, scalp rash ever. My hair went from soft and fine to rough and frizzy. I have bald patches and broken hair all over. I have tried EVERYTHING to heal these problems. Class action lawsuit is on my mind. Anyone?

Over One Year and Still Terrible NEW
by: Sonya

One year ago (April) I had my hair dyed at Aveda. Right afterwards I broke out in the worst itchy, burning, scalp rash ever. My hair went from soft and fine to rough and frizzy. I have bald patches and broken hair all over. I have tried EVERYTHING to heal these problems. Class action lawsuit is on my mind. Anyone? sonya_terri@yahoo.com

Over One Year and Still Terrible NEW
by: Sonya

One year ago (April) I had my hair dyed at Aveda. Right afterwards I broke out in the worst itchy, burning, scalp rash ever. My hair went from soft and fine to rough and frizzy. I have bald patches and broken hair all over. I have tried EVERYTHING to heal these problems. Class action lawsuit is on my mind. Anyone? sonya_terri@yahoo.com

Over One Year and Still Terrible NEW
by: Sonya

One year ago (April) I had my hair dyed at Aveda. Right afterwards I broke out in the worst itchy, burning, scalp rash ever. My hair went from soft and fine to rough and frizzy. I have bald patches and broken hair all over. I have tried EVERYTHING to heal these problems. Class action lawsuit is on my mind. Anyone? sonya_terri@yahoo.com

Hair fall and itchy scalp NEW
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem with Aveda used to luv their products and hair dye . But had to stop due to itchy scalp, hair fall and color washing off I was told it was only me complaining and was I on medication , ! Also if I went back the process would need to be on for one hour for the roots can you imagine .

Hair fall and itchy scalp NEW
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem with Aveda used to luv their products and hair dye . But had to stop due to itchy scalp, hair fall and color washing off I was told it was only me complaining and was I on medication , ! Also if I went back the process would need to be on for one hour for the roots can you imagine .

Recovery after Aveda Hair dye NEW
by: Anonymous

Dear ladies, after my last hair dye with Aveda and serious hairloss for about 2 months is seems now that my hair is back on track. I see many many new hairs popping up and it feels that I get the thickness back which I had before. Obviously my hair is showing the white roots but I don't care. I am more than happy that I get my hair back. But never ever again an Aveda Hair dye. I will find something different with folies and another brand. It is a shame that such a respectfull brand causes so much damage and they hide themselves in silence. Wish you all good luck!

Good news! NEW
by: Anonymous

I posted below a couple of months ago, but I really wanted to update you on how I have remedied the problem. After nearly a year of using semi permanent, over the counter dyes, due to what can only be described as salon fright, caused by aveda in Florida. I finally plucked up the courage to try an Organics Color Systems stylist. My elbow length locks are now above the shoulder but the good news is that after a drastic cut and two gentle colours to cover grey, I was finally ready for a set of high lights. It's been a long haul to repair the damage that aveda has done and it has cost me a huge amount of money and heartache but finally I'm on the road to recovery. I really do believe in the OCS products and for the first time in two years am happy with my hair.

Aveda gloss/ hair color NEW
by: Anonymous

I have the same issue with Aveda. My hairdresser used some sort of glaze or gloss hair color and my ends are all dry and dull. I am very disappointed. I will never go back there. Thanks god the damage was only on the ends. I might have to cut few inches. It is just horrible. I had used before without issues, but the last time I think she either did something wrong or the product is no longer good.

Aveda gloss/ hair color NEW
by: Anonymous

I have the same issue with Aveda. My hairdresser used some sort of glaze or gloss hair color and my ends are all dry and dull. I am very disappointed. I will never go back there. Thanks god the damage was only on the ends. I might have to cut few inches. It is just horrible. I had used before without issues, but the last time I think she either did something wrong or the product is no longer good.

thinning hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been doing Aveda highlights and color for about 8 years. I've noticed in the past few months my hair getting thinner and shedding more than usual. After my last color I could see VERY noticable thinning of my scalp. I'm done with them. Their new color is an inferior product and has ruined my once super thick healthy hair. I just pray it can be restored.

Burning Scalp, Grey & Damage to Hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had the same experience. Never dyed my hair until 1.5 years ago. I've only used Aveda because it is as "natural" as they get. My hair has become rough and dry as people have explained as straw. It really has been apparent to me over the last few months specifically. Also, my scalp burns and scabs as others have described. I thought this was just me, but what a relief to know that it's the product. Have noticed SIGNIFICANT increase in amount of gray as well! I will definitely be trying an alternative to Aveda to compare. Thanks for all the info.

Burning Scalp, Grey & Damage to Hair NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had the same experience. Never dyed my hair until 1.5 years ago. I've only used Aveda because it is as "natural" as they get. My hair has become rough and dry as people have explained as straw. It really has been apparent to me over the last few months specifically. Also, my scalp burns and scabs as others have described. I thought this was just me, but what a relief to know that it's the product. Have noticed SIGNIFICANT increase in amount of gray as well! I will definitely be trying an alternative to Aveda to compare. Thanks for all the info.

white, my hair has turned white NEW
by: Amy

I am 29 years old. About 2 months ago I had my high lights done at an Aveda salon with Aveda colour. The hilights have turned white, and I now have coarse white hair growing in. No one in my family has had pure white hair grow and they haven't started greying until their late 40s. I'm a little bit concerned upset by this.

Aveda Damage Conntrol NEW
by: Anonymous

Aveda just started to offer 1000 pure privilege points for any guest that gets hair color. They are still denying any issues with their new hair color but this offer screams of desperation. This is a major damage control move to try to boost up sales of a failing product. This entire debacle is a recipe for a major class action law suit.

Hair falling into pieces, bold marks NEW
by: Dutch Aveda client

I came across this site as i am totally stressed. I am using aveda products and hair colouring for about 3 years, every month i do a root touch up to cover the grey. The last three visits my scalp started to turn red and itching during the colouring, the stylist said that she noticed too, now my hair is falling out, i see a dermatologist next week, i asked the aveda salon here in amsterdam to sent me the details if the ingredients of the colouring so i can hand that to the dermatologist. I had thick healthy veautifull hair, a great asset now it is a dull thin with baldish on top of my head, i am worried sick that it wil not grow back as i have read all the comments but nobody writes that their hair grows back!

Highly recommend OCS NEW
by: rmg

It has been several months, now, since I quit having my hair colored with Aveda. I,finally, decided there had to be a gentler and healthier way to color my hair,that's when I discovered Organic Color Systems. I have had my hair colored twice with this hair color line. My hair is now being restored. I am amazed at how natural the color looks and I love the shine and feel of my hair. No more toxic ammonia smell, discomfort or damage. I strongly recommend giving OCS a try. If I can answer any questions you may have, email rmgarcelon@aol.com
Hope you find this info helpful.

Unbelievably Itchy Damaged Scalp NEW
by: Anonymous

The last time I went to Aveda, my scalp was burning during the treatment. Ever since then, the whole top of my head has welts and it itches and burns like crazy. I have tried every remedy (conventional and natural) over the past year and nothing has helped at all. My hair is like straw and I have lost about 1/3 of what I had before; which was not all that thick to begin with. I'm losing hope about my scalp healing at all. Any ideas? Class action suit?

Aveda Hair Color NEW
by: Anonymous

I used to love Aveda Products. For a least 10 years my hair was shiny and dark. I got compliments. . I was on chemo and I thought that was the culprit. My treatments ended and I am very suspicious of hair color is causing all this damage . I spend so much on my hair and its just awful. glad for this blog. any place near Devon, Pennsylvania that can help, I'd appreciate it.

Aveda Products NEW
by: Anonymous

I am allergic to PPD. I went to an all organic hair salon and told them I was allergic to ppd. The first time I had a slight reaction, red bumps around the baseline of my head. I was okay w/that. The second time I had no problems at all. The 3rd time I had an allergic reaction that is still going on (it's been a month since I had my hair done). I called the hair place to ask them what they died my hair with and they said Aveda...I asked them if PPD was an ingredient that was in that hair color and she said there was a slight amount in it. WHY, WHY, WHY would you put that stuff in my hair knowing that I am allergic to it??? Now it is all over my body and am going to my second dr's appt to get treated for the rash that is ALL OVER MY BODY! NEVER, NEVER again will I visit that salon or use those products!

My Experience with Aveda Hair Dyes!! NEW
by: Bron

I have had two visits to an Aveda Salon and used their dyes and for the last three weeks have noticed that my hair is coming out in large amounts! Every time I wash it, hair in the shower, dry it, hair in the basin, comb it, hair in the brush. I was getting very worried as I have very fine hair but this was getting ridiculous. Have been having my hair with highlights/foils and roots dyed for years and never experienced this reaction, then I found this site. Thank you all for posting, I'll be finding a new Salon asap!

Law suit NEW
by: Anonymous

Seriously debating on filing a law suit against hair dresser/owner. My job isn't to provide proof of who's at fault, aveda products. Instead i went to a licensed establishment and expected a professional job. I received hair breakage. Not fun. Emotional upsetting. Physically altered appearance on hair stylist hands.

Brittle thinning hair b/c of Aveda
by: Felicia

I had thick curly hair. My first time coloring my hair was Sept 2012, root touch up and few hightlights. Every month I was there coloring my hair. March 2013 I had root touch up and full head of highlights. Back I have to say I started noticing my hair becoming thin. February I really noticed how my hair was breaking off!! It was as if someone was cutting my hair. My hair is horrible. Very brittle and because it's breaking, It looks like I have a bad hair cut trim around my face. This does not especially look good on someone with curly hair. I have not been able to flat iron my hair as it's so brittle and short. I look so weird!! It's embarrassing. I don't want to go anywhere! I want to hide and cry. Very depressing. I've been using mayo treatments to help my hair. I blame Aveda hair color and I will not be going back!!! My hair looked and felt better when I was using grocery store hair products!

Skin Condition...Sores
by: Anonymous

After having my hair colored red with Aveda, it left two huge sores on my neck that have not gone away. It's been over 6 months & I'm still bothered by these scaly reddish/brown sores at my hairline on my neck.

I wear my hair short & the sores are exposed, which i try to hide w a scarf (summer is approaching). I'm starting to gray & i am terrified of getting my hair colored again - Will love my gray!

Scared of unsafe Aveda products!

Restoring Hair thickness after Aveda damage
by: Anonymous

I, too, had damage and substansial thinning of my hair over a six month period. At the time of Aveda permanent color formula change(supposed to be new and improved)is when I began seeing changes in my hair for the worst. I had been a very satisfied Aveda customer since 2006. I thought I would try another reputable Aveda Salon, but I got the same bad results. After two Salons and multiple experienced stylist, I still got the same results. What happened to the haircolor that I loved with Aveda, so natural and becoming on me? My hair felt like straw, itchy scalp and a great deal of my hair falling out or breaking. Like others, I have quit Aveda and am doing everything I can and know to do to restore my hair, especially the thickness and volume. My last haircolor with Aveda was in December. Its been 3 months, since that last haircolor. Anyone, has any comments in regard to the restoration of their hair after a bad experiences with new Aveda haircolor (thinning)? Please, let me know that there's hope. Any healthy hair tips? Much appreciated.

Itchy scalp, dry, brittle, thinning fine hair
by: Anonymous

Aveda color fried my fine hair. After highlight & low lights my head was itchy and noticed my hair was literally breaking off everytime I brushed it. Also developed an issue with contact dermatitis. My doctor suggested trying another salon & different hair color product. After one visit to a Loreal salon my hair has never been healthier. The shine and bounce is back and my hair has stopped breaking off everytime I brush it. No more Aveda for me! What happened to what used to be a really fine product???

Not for highlights on a darker roots!
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry i tried highlights by Aveda. It can not lighten the natural brown hair. After 45 min of application it turned to slightly orange tone!!! My hair got dry ,damaged. Lost shine from Loreal that I had before. Loreal is my reccomandation.

Aveda problems solved!
by: kk

I commented about an allergy problem with Aveda's color. Since I have my hair highlighted, I was concerned that I would be allergic to the bleach also. Good news! My head is not itching because the color does not touch my scalp. Very relieved!!

Burning scalp dry hair
by: Augusta

I have experienced the burning, itching scalp since Aveda changed their formula last year. The Sweet and Low DOES make the dye job tolerable, but my scalp itches for a couple days. Additionally, my hair is like straw. I condition daily and trim constantly. Today, I am going back to Clairol Nice and Easy and doing it at home. It never damaged my hair like the new Aveda formula has.

Nightmare situation
by: Anonymous

I have been getting my hair colored at aveda for 6 years or so, but then I moved from the uk to America and have had nothing but problems with aveda. After a spend of close to 2000 dollars, my hair is broken and dull and breaking so badly that my mid back blonde locks are now shoulder length disk water brown in an attemp to save my hair. I told the, on all occasions exactly which formula to use, as my uk hairdresser gave me it and on all occasions they have done their own thing. My hair is ruined and a year of damage remedy is not remedying any of this damage. I literally can't afford to lose any more hair and I can't afford to keep forking out for aveda when I end up in tears every time I leave the salon. I am at my wits end with it, I really don't know what to do.

No PPD?
by: KK

Ive been having horrible problems with itchy scalp, sores, swollen face and asked my salon if they had PPD...they called one of the people that developed the color and he assured that it does not. To be safe, I will only have highlights instead of the base color. Hopefully, I'll be ok.

No PPD?
by: KK

Ive been having horrible problems with itchy scalp, sores, swollen face and asked my salon if they had PPD...they called one of the people that developed the color and he assured that it does not. To be safe, I will only have highlights instead of the base color. Hopefully, I'll be ok.

from an aveda stylist.
by: Anonymous

I am an Aveda hairstylist myself. I recently had two guests who were having thinning hair issues. They stumbled upon this website and found many other having problems with the color. I am deeply sadened for my guests as well as all of you who have been affected by the new color. I can honestly say i had no idea about the effect it was having and i feel if the service was done correctly, you should not blame the stylist for we did not manufacture the new color line ourselves. I will be calling our Aveda rep to try and resolve this problem as soon as possible.

from an aveda stylist.
by: Anonymous

I am an Aveda hairstylist myself. I recently had two guests who were having thinning hair issues. They stumbled upon this website and found many other having problems with the color. I am deeply sadened for my guests as well as all of you who have been affected by the new color. I can honestly say i had no idea about the effect it was having and i feel if the service was done correctly, you should not blame the stylist for we did not manufacture the new color line ourselves. I will be calling our Aveda rep to try and resolve this problem as soon as possible.

my hair stylist ruined my hair
by: Anonymous

I have always had long, beautiful shiny hair, past mid-back. It was, as they say, my crowning glory. After one color at an Aveda studio, my hair is completely ruined. Thin, broken, lifeless, can't wear it straight and it won't hold a style (of course I am not heat styling). The hairdresser processed my hair 45 minutes. I have had Aveda hair treatment for 4 years, and it has always been fine, but NEVER more than 30 minutes of processing. I've tried everything to help it; it is 2 months later and my hair is a lifeless ugly mess. I wasn't crazy about the red tones characteristic of Aveda hair coloring, and always asked my stylist to adjust the tones, but this latest has sent me running away from Aveda for good.

thinning hair
by: Anonymous

Had thick curly hair until using Aveda hair color. Done at a salon every 6 weeks for the last 2 years. Will not use product again as I know realize it was the Aveda product. Trying to find another product to use.

thinning hair
by: Anonymous

Had thick curly hair until using Aveda hair color. Done at a salon every 6 weeks for the last 2 years. Will not use product again as I know realize it was the Aveda product. Trying to find another product to use.

Breakage - Highlights
by: Anonymous

I've been getting highlights for 4+ years at Aveda and my hair was healthy until about 3 months ago. During my visit w/ my stylist my scalp started BURNING!!! I was trying to suck it up but it was very uncomfortable. Two days later I washed my hair for the 1st time and had massive breakage. I love my hairdresser but afraid to go back because of all the breakage. This has never happened in the past 4 years. My hair was looking great, healthy and in one visit ruined!!!

Reply to: Hair falling out 1 mo after dye/gloss with Aveda NEW by: Anonymous
by: Anonymous

Hair falling out 1 mo after dye/gloss with Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

For my problem, it took me more than 6 months for my hair to normalize and my scalp to heal. I had to see a doctor since my scalp really got blisters.

For those who said that it's not the Product or Aveda's fault but the stylist..maybe you are right, however, when you get into a salon and a "CERTIFIED AVEDA" is plastered, or it is in Aveda's site as an Aveda stylists/salon, one would immediately think this is legitimate and of course, certified and trained by Aveda. This is what happened in my case. So, if it is the stylist's error, then they shouldn't have approved that person, or let the salon make her do a service.

hair breakage or damage and or dark
by: Laura

I am a hair stylist at an Aveda Salon...and I've been reading all these stories of women who are losing hair, or their hair is breaking. In my experience the only reason it would break are 1.) The stylist used to high a developer. These are the catalysts that they use to process the color. I've seen people use to high and fry the hair. You only use 5 to 10 to deposit or use the demi line and the other higher ones are for levels of lift. 2.) They lightened over previously lightened hair. When they are doing highlights and they put the enlightener on your hair on foil or paper it should never go onto the previously lightened hair. So, you should see your ends hanging out of the foil. 3.) If it's to dark they put color over color when it didn't need it and it browned out instead of possibly doing a shampoo emulsion at the shampoo bowl where you emulsify the color from the roots at the time of shampooing and just blend the color through the ends. 4.) Then, there are those rare cases of hormone issues where no matter what you do the person has dry hair.

Do your homework!!!!
by: Anonymous

I have been coloring hair for 24 years, I was an educator foe PM, a certified colorist for Redken and becoming a color educator for Aveda.......Stylist error is all I have to say.......Find a well educated colorist and you won't have any of these problems......Stop blaming a brand and do your homework on your stylist...

Aveda Color causing hair to thin / dry, itchy scalp
by: Anonymous

I am so relieved to have stumple across this site today. So many ladies struggling with the same issues makes it pretty simple- stay away from Aveda. The new color formualtion is the worst!
I hope i can manage to restore my hair. Does anyone have any expeperience with professional color lines that are gentler, especially with covering grey.
I hope and pray I can restore my hair. Anyone have experience with other professional color lines and good results?? Joico ? Framesi?

Dry,Brittle, Damaged, Frizzy and Breaking Hair
by: Anonymous

Gosh, I'm amazed and also relieved to have stumbled across these comments regarding Aveda Hair Color. At last it all makes sense as to why my hair has recently become very dry, thin and brittle and breaks off. I started going to an Aveda salon for high lift tinted highlights in July and recently - since September, my hair has gradually become drier and thin to the point of breaking off. I've had two sessions of hair color in July and October. Was really puzzled as to why my hair suddenly became like this, thinking was it menopause? But lately - after my last highlights, my hair became really dry and thin and falling out so I did start to suspect indeed it was the Aveda Hair Colour, my suspicions have been confirmed. It's a relief, at least now something can be done, to hopefully restore my hair. I'll not be using Aveda again! Thanks everyone for your helpful comments.

aveda coloring thinning hair
by: Anonymous

I have been going to an Aveda salon for a year and 1/2 and will stop going because my hair is breaking off. I suspected on the first visit but didn't want to blame it on my new stylist. I chose to lengthen time in between visits. From four per yer to only three.I ask for only the roots to be done. Well on my last visit, I really noticed that I am missing 1/2 of my hair thickness. I am better off stopping now. I am looking for another salon.I am in great health and this is the only answer as to "why" my hair is thinning. When I told my stylist, she suggested that I try their products for hair that is thinning. The only product I need is a new salon with new products. My gut tells me to find something new.

Hair falling out 1 mo after dye/gloss with Aveda
by: Anonymous

For those of you who experienced hair loss with Aveda coloring - how long after the appointment did this start happening? I have had my hair dyed with aveda a few times, so I do not know if this is what is causing my hair loss now, never happened before, and Im trying to figure it out. The appointment was a month ago, I noticed it about 3 weeks ago, now it is really bad. My hair is dry and thin. Ive always had thick, great hair. Do I need to chop it all off or will it stop falling out if indeed the color was the cause? THANKS!

Dry Dry Dry Hair
by: Anonymous

I am all grey and thought that Aveda would be great and it was okay at first. Very quickly it would turn from a medium brown to aa yellow-orange iwith a touch of red and then began to dry and now it's dry and brittle. Couldn't get anyone to do the roots, so I guess it is now overprocessed. Gee I can overprocess my own hair. Am thoroughly disappointed in Aveda, not only the products but the stylists and colorists as well. Too sad.

Disappointed with Aveda
by: Anonymous

I left my old stylist b/c of bad hair cut... now looking back I should have just dealt with it. A friend recommended Aveda and so I tried it. First stylist was so good but then left to have twins. Second stylist was ok but not great. Third stylist was very nice but had too much on her mind (personal stuff) and b/c I wasn't happy with the first shampoo (Shampure) she had me try a volume shampoo which has thinned my hair too much! After 5 months at Aveda I decided not to go back and I'm back to my original stylist. I'm so happy! I saw her this morning for a haircut and she thought the reason for my thinning hair might be to the Aveda products. Not everyone can use the same shampoo or products and she thinks my roots may are clogged. So hard lesson to learn. I should have researched a bit more on Aveda and not taken someone's word for it. I just thought it was all in my head but after picking up my hair strands around the sink & shower something told me it wasn't and that I should listen to my gut feeling. Hard lesson to learn by I think I'm going to be okay. Remember ladies always research anything you buy before putting it on your body or head.

Breaking off
by: Anonymous

I can't believe all of these comments, sounds like I need to switch salons. I love my stylist, but she won't use any other color except Aveda and I have noticed recently my hair breaks nearly everytime I run my fingers through it and in the shower I end up having hair all over the place! I used to have very thick hair, I can't notice a huge difference good thing but I am going to stop going now in case that is the problem! Good luck Ladies...wish there was something that could be done!

Aveda hair color very drying
by: Anonymous

I had my hair coloered with Aveda the last two times and my hair is very dry. When I've colored with Redken I wouldn't even have to use conditioner for a while, hair was very soft and manageable. Not with Aveda color, have to use conditoner every time or can not get comb through wet hair. after reading all these reviews I wil be going back to Redken so my hair does not break off.

Sad to leave Aveda but must.
by: Anonymous

Love the salon and stylists. Hate that my hair is breaking off and falling out. Very expensive, about 160-180 every 4 weeks. always needed botanicals and glazes for the dryness. They never helped. Sorry to say I am leaving for a new salon, and probably a very short haircut.

Bald.... Thanks to aveda
by: Anonymous

Great company... Poor hair color... I had to shave my head because my hair was falling out in clumps... Dry and breaking off everywhere. I had a 2x2 inch patch of melted off hair. I've been dying my hair 10 years last 3 with joico which was perfect. Switched to aveda... 3 colors later I have no hair. I literally buzzed all my hair off last weekend. It was like wet noodles just pulling off. Don't use aveda if you don't want to buzz your head. I went from pretty healthy to bald in 3 months.

Color is too dark
by: Anonymous

Been having Aveda color for a couple of yrs. after the salon switched over from Redken color. Have gone to same stylist/colorist for well over 20 yrs. My natural color was dark brown before gray showed up. The Aveda color the last two times has turned out too dark. Even though my eyebrows are still dark for my age, the hair color looks too dark for my skin tone. Hair does seem drier, too, and I do get the scalp itch for a couple of days after coloring is done. Now after reading about all these Aveda color issues, I'm ready to quit, maybe do without color at all. I don't know if I'd be better off going back to Redken color or not.

Color is too dark
by: Anonymous

Been having Aveda color for a couple of yrs. after the salon switched over from Redken color. Have gone to same stylist/colorist for well over 20 yrs. My natural color was dark brown before gray showed up. The Aveda color the last two times has turned out too dark. Even though my eyebrows are still dark for my age, the hair color looks too dark for my skin tone. Hair does seem drier, too, and I do get the scalp itch for a couple of days after coloring is done. Now after reading about all these Aveda color issues, I'm ready to quit, maybe do without color at all. I don't know if I'd be better off going back to Redken color or not.

Aveda color damaging
by: Anonymous

Ladies I
Reading about your experiences and saw where an aveda educater asked you to give them another try.DONT. Why go back for more? Said a prayer for y'all. :-(

My hair is falling out
by: Anonymous

I've been getting my hair colored for about 16 years now .. I was going to a Dellaria salon but unfortunately left because of service but I always did question the amount of chemicals in their color. Went to an Aveda salon .. beautiful .. service awesome but after my first color my hair started falling out. I thought maybe it was me but after the second color it continued. After reading these emails it seems we all have a problem with our hair falling out. I wonder why a product that claims to be more natural than the others would cause your hair to fall out. I think it's time to find another salon .. too bad. I wish someone would come out with a color that covers grey and has no chemicals in it!

My hair is falling out
by: Anonymous

I've been getting my hair colored for about 16 years now .. I was going to a Dellaria salon but unfortunately left because of service but I always did question the amount of chemicals in their color. Went to an Aveda salon .. beautiful .. service awesome but after my first color my hair started falling out. I thought maybe it was me but after the second color it continued. After reading these emails it seems we all have a problem with our hair falling out. I wonder why a product that claims to be more natural than the others would cause your hair to fall out. I think it's time to find another salon .. too bad. I wish someone would come out with a color that covers grey and has no chemicals in it!

My hair is falling out
by: Anonymous

I've been getting my hair colored for about 16 years now .. I was going to a Dellaria salon but unfortunately left because of service but I always did question the amount of chemicals in their color. Went to an Aveda salon .. beautiful .. service awesome but after my first color my hair started falling out. I thought maybe it was me but after the second color it continued. After reading these emails it seems we all have a problem with our hair falling out. I wonder why a product that claims to be more natural than the others would cause your hair to fall out. I think it's time to find another salon .. too bad. I wish someone would come out with a color that covers grey and has no chemicals in it!

COnfusion
by: Anonymous

I think that....Everyone is just assuming. No one ever said Aveda is/was organic, yes they use organic ingredients in some of their products, however if you just read the ingredients yourself you will see that. As for the haircolor, there is no way to have a permanent ( and chemically stable) color without ammonia or peroxide (which IS Infact an ingredient in some eyedrops/contact lens cleaner- called "clear care") or have it be able to %100 cover silver. Yes Aveda's high lift color has both, however the buffering ingredients are a lot better for the hair than other lines of products. If you were mislead, you should better your research before blaming a product or person, perhaps it's lightener (powder bleach) that they're using on your hair and causing it to dry out?? Either way, as a stylist I am always 100% sure of what I'm using and telling my guests- yes Aveda uses natural ingredients, however not entirely. But compared to other lines it's definetly progressed way farther than other lines, using the same ingredients that are found in chemical labs.

same problem for me!
by: Anonymous

I have had the same issue. I switched to an Aveda salon 2 months ago. Very nice facility. Been there twice (partial HL both times) and bought lots of product. Now my hair is dry, brittle and falling out! Clogging my drain! I was shocked to find this site! I hope it can recover - switching salons!

Thinning and breakage!!
by: Anonymous

I have been going to aveda Salon now for about 9 months and with each month my hair gets worse. I had a full head of hair, recently after using aveda damage hair shampoo, condition and weekly treatment my hair has gotten worse. I just got my hair cut two weeks ago at aveda salon and my hair already has major breakage and looks like I never got it cut. Even my baby hairs growing in are ruined. My hair is thinning in the scalp, breakage, and has no life anymore. Very unhappy with the product.

Hair Salon Owner - what are you smokin
by: Anonymous

Seriously, Hydrogen Peroxide in Eyedrops ? Where are you getting your information ? Peroxide is safe for skin - for a moment or two - as in 10% that you use to cleanse a wound, but it is NOT an ingredient in eyedrops.
Please read this related post on a scientific website (incredibly they specifically refer to NOT using H2O2 as eyedrops )
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=2832

Quote:
Ok lets say hypotheticlaly your eyeball is a living organism for example. Use some 30% hydrogen peroxide for eye drops and see if your having a bad day. Now imagine your eye is a micro organism. Less concentrated H2O2 is going to have the same effect because it takes less moles of H2O2 to do the same damage.

PLEASE DO NOT USE H202 AS EYE DROPS!!!

Try Organics Hair Color 215-550-6001
by: Hair salon owner

I worked with Aveda products and color for 4 years. 16 years before Aveda, I used various professional hair color lines. Organics hair color HAS NO AMMONIA. Aveda, reportedly, does. As well as most hair color line out there. This company has originated in England and has been in the US for 7 years. It's a different process but better. This company has found a way to open the hair cuticle just enough to let the color in to do its thing. Traditional color uses unnecessary chemical force to blow the cuticle out too much causing drynes and fadage. Organics is oil based and is organic. It's activator (peroxide) is the same as the pharmaceutical peroxide in eyedrops. Very minimal and gentle. With the help of the heat from a 15 minute session, capped under a hair dryer, it's not necessary for corrosive chemicals. There are at least 1200 cosmetic chemicals that are BANNED in Euopean and other countries. The US banned 10. Just 10. Jus sayin. It's up to you to research what you rub on your body to protect your skin from the harmful rays, what you shampoo with.., are there cancer causing parabens? Or surfactants that take barnacles off boats? Did you know formaldehyde is linked to dimensia and Alzheimers? Did you know there are organic remedies for ailments? The Earth has a balance and replenishes itself. If there's an itch, it can make an ointment. Think about it. It created its own antidote to survive. Naturally. Lets get back to wholesome. Trashy is out. Way out. So is lead on your lips.
As a result to my awareness, I opened my own organic hair salon. All my products are organic, vegan and PETA friendly:) There's a better way, ladies!

lost 1/2 hair over the last approx 10 months
by: Renee in Indiana

I am sad and disappointed. There is a most beautiful aveda salon in Indianapolis and I love to go. The chairs are great, the cut is great and the color is wonderful. HOWEVER, I continue to lose more and more of my hair. I KNOW I have lost 1/2 of my hair. I get light blonde highlights every 5 weeks. Thus, I have been on the older color and the "new" color. It's terrible.

Material data Sheets
by: Anonymous

The Aveda color is deceiving. Check out the Material Data sheets. The high lift anything over a level 5 is not a natural process. Making money off scamming people into believing it is Organic. Just another way to make millions. Take a chemistry course and you will know it.

New Aveda color damages my hair
by: Anonymous

The new formula of Aveda caused my hair to break. Part of it looks as if it was singed off. I had been using Aveda for years. I am going to move on to something else. This really pisses me off. It is expensive, so whether or not the stylist is incompetent or the dye is now much more harsh, I've had it. Over the past several months I've not known whether or not I would be happy or horrified with the results. I am assuming this is because, as my stylist told me, they have been "phasing in the new product" for hair dye.

Aveda full highlights burn my scalp
by: Anonymous

I got a set of foils at
Aveda beauty salon the stylist put one foil after one minute it started burning and getting hotter i scream at her to take it of so she did the rest of my hair its fine but i notice water or pus is coming out of my scalp.Wont recommended at all and she made me sign a paper saying what happened and when she was blow drying my hair i ask to check if it was fine and she said yes i thought but i guess she lied going to the emergency room tomorrow she was a nice girl but i guess they have to do their jobs.

Dry, reddish hair from Aveda color
by: Martine

I went to an Aveda salon several times just to change my medium-brown hair (with some greys) a dark brown. Not only is my hair in much worse condition, but each time it faded quickly to a medium reddish brown, which I did not want! This was with the deposit only color. I'm sorry I fell for the all-natural-therefore-healthier gimmick.

Aveda Hair Products
by: Anonymous

I have fine shiney hair, and when I tried Aveda's color conserve hair shampoo and conditioner it was not good. My hair was soo dry and knotted after getting out of the shower I had to put leave-in conditioner in to brush it. I have never had to use a leave in conditioner after using a hair condtioner in the shower until Aveada. I like Aveada's face creams but not the Shampoos. I from time to time tried the shampoo that matches your hair color and would have to use a different conditioner to moisturize. I have given up on that. Now that you all mention it my hair is falling out at a faster rate now. There is something to that. My scalp would itch and be dry after using the hair products too.

dirty blonde hair now dry and red
by: Anonymous

first experience with a veda. I came in with dirty blond hair and simply asked the colourist to do roots. my hair is very red now instead. I also experienced a burning sensation when colour was applied more so then i experienced with regular colours. My hair looks lack lustre red and dry scalp is severely itchy and flaking. Not happy with experience. I was given the pitch aveda products were better for hair. really?

use your brain.
by: Anonymous

i've worked with Aveda for years and because it's more of a natural product you can be more allergic to it then chemicals. so the burning and itching is a reaction as apposed to the fried hair try a different hairdresser that actually cares about your hair. I have worked with many colour lines and never fried a guests hair, aveda or not. If you know anything about highlighting all the powders are very similar its the level of developer the stylist used and how long they left the foils in.

Sad and balding
by: Anonymous

Have gone to aveeda salon last few months.after last hair coloring have found many bald spots exactly where foils were placed. Loved the salon, hate being bald. Praying my hair recovers. Going to find another salon.

STOP USING AVEDA
by: Anonymous

I work for an AVEDA salon and they have ruined my hair! No matter what product I use to try to fix it, it only makes it worse. My hair is brittle now. When it is wet, you can roll in between your fingers and it actually MELTS! It looks like it is singed when it is dry. I used Garnier box color for years and my hair was perfect! Aveda is killing my hair! The stylists don't know what to do for my hair. They say to use the conditioning treatments. THEY DON"T WORK!! I am going back to Garnier and see what happens.

Not happy with Aveda products
by: Anonymous

Approximately, 1 year ago I started getting highlights from an Aveda salon in Pottstown, PA. I would have to get root touch ups every 6- 8 weeks but noticed that my roots where showing through even after 2 weeks. My hair became extremely brittle and I noticed I was losing clumps of hair after showering. I had excessive breakage throughout. At my recent visit, the stylist was shocked at how much breakage and stated that she didn't want to perform another highlight treatment and that I should get a semi-color treatment to color my hair back to my natural color. Now I am experiencing a burning, itchy sensation throughout my scalp and have noticed that more hair is falling out. I am extremely disappointed with Aveda. For what I was paying for this "quality" product ( Min $100 each visit) I would expect nothing BUT quality.

Aveda Burns like hell!
by: Anonymous

Went to Aveda hair salon. Changing from blonde to red. The color is super nice, but when applied on scalp, burned like hell and next day I've had many scabs on top of my head. It's two days later and it still burns and hurt! I really don't think that's healthy!!! Shame, it's a very nice color, can't understand why the company doesn't do something about it!!!!!!!!!

Dry and burning
by: Anonymous

I have been going to the same stylist for 8 years. I seem to have thinning and often some burning, with severe flaking and itching. I have seen a dermatologist and she prescribed something for the inflammation.

The last time I went, the burning was incredible and I was afraid I had an infection. I went to a clinic and was put on antibiotics. I went back to the doctor a week later and he prescribed an antiinflammatory lotion. I did not think until now it was the Aveda product but I am now convinced. Time to have a heart to heart with my hairdresser. Too bad!

Simple remedies for dry and straw-like hair
by: Angela N

I would definitely not use this color with all the reported issues. I personally switched to Henna because of scalp issues with several box colors. I not alternate touch-ups box color (for a short duration) on roots only and next time a henna gloss (this is pure body art henna - not the stuff from the 70's).
Often times the issue with dry, strawlike hair is overuse of protein. Chances are it is in your Aveda color AND in the shampoos and conditioners you are using. Even henna can do this because it deposits protein. Stop using anything with "hydrolized protein, or silk protein and you will probably see improvement.
I have gone to the CO method myself - NO shampoo at all - I cleanse with conditioner only and it works like a charm (get the Suave or White Rain type w/o protein).
My hair is now nearly tailbone length, very thick and shiny and virtually no scalp issues any more either. Join the LHC for more hair help and tips. www.longhaircommunity.com

Losing My Hair
by: Dee

As we speak my hair is falling out and never would I have thought it would be due to a product that smells so good. Me and my daughter always said we loved getting our hair done just for the smell of Aveda Rosemary Mint.

I have been losing a lot of hair since my last foil and its now 1/3 of my original hair. I thought it might be from stress or stress and menopause setting in. We have got to become less focused on numbers and more on how we feel because every time someone refers to my 44 years I find myself saying yeah your probably right and they never are.

I was about to call my dermatologist when I started to feel this prickly itch in my scalp right in the front which is about the only top hair I have left. Last night I went to fix the collar on my sweater and found 3 balls of very thin matted hair that I had to (very time consuming) carefully comb out with the tips of my fingers and I lost most of it. I was looking up the ingredients knowing what my salon uses and in reading about the dryness and thinning I almost choked on my dinner.

I have had extreme dryness for about a year so my salon has been putting on an extra conditioner when I go. Unfortunately, the bad thing about your forties is everyone chalks everything up as just getting older and hormones and sometimes its not. My salon dismissed me and told me to call my doctor I have gone there for almost thirty years and if it were the product it will grow back and maybe I can have some fun with a wig in the mean time, but I would never take legal action for something I chose to do to my hair, however I just wasted more valuable time because you cannot get a Doctors appointment on request so in the mean time I just wanted to know, if they ever saw this before and if they could tell me and for the dermatologists use also, what is in aveda hair coloring.

There could be 500 kinds and each may have an ingredient that is slightly different. Being stressed and my hair being my only asset these days, I believed it was probably medical and called the doctor. So I just wanted to thank the person who recently wrought about the ammonia and dryness because as I wash and frantically try to save my hair on a Friday night (were am I going to find a doctor now) I can also smell a metallic smell and yesterday I had developed brassy copper highlights (supposed to be blonde) are now turning Dark Fushia. Thank U Thin Dry Hair Person. I will pray for hair for both of us.

Update: scalp problem and dry hair
by: Anonymous

I has been 4 months now since my Aveda process. However, until now, I still have the scalp problem to the point that I had to see the doctor since it has never been the same and needs to use a special shampoo for the scalp. Itches, sores and lots of flakes which is embarrassing. My hair is still a litle dry and it doesn't help too that I'm using the special shampoo for the scalp. Could not have a hair coloring/highlights yet since it is still dry (and have to heal my scalp) so I have to wait a few more months and a cut every few weeks.

my hair turned to crap
by: Anonymous

I've been getting my hair colored, cut etc by an Aveda Salon. I purchased only Aveda shampoos. My hair has been getting worse and worse. I could not figure out why it was so hideous. I thought it was bad genes. Changed over to another salon.My hair is bouncy and shiny.

Add one more...
by: Anonymous

I found this site when I was googling Aveda color and hair damage... Finally an answer as to why my hair is breaking like crazy! I have been having highlights for 20 years and never had a problem until I started going to an Aveda salon. Yes, it might be colorist error but I am not taking any chances. For $160.00, my hair should not be breaking off every day. Even my husband commented on the hair everywhere on the floor... I hope it stops, I used to have "Breck girl" hair, not "Breaking Hair"!

Dry Hair
by: Cindy L

I also had my hair coloured at an Aveda salon recently and it's like straw too. I feel like cutting it all off !

hair falling out from aveda shampoo and conditioner.
by: Bea

I recently purchased Aveda color cares hampoo and conditioner. It didn't moisturize my hair enough was very dry and frizzy. I went back to salon, stylist recommended using the color care shampoo with the reconstructive conditioner. Now my hair is falling out in long clumps. Long healthy strands of hair falling out. Anybody else out there experience this?

Hair like straw
by: Anonymous

I have been having my hair colored for years and have not had any problems. I tried Aveda and after just 1 color treatment my hair is just awful!!! The color was good but my hair looks like a rats nest made of straw!!! I have talked to several other friends who have used Aveda and they ALL said the same thing, it can't be all errors by the stylist!!! My scalp is itching and I now am going to have to pay a lot of money to try and restore my hair. Someone needs to look into this problem.

To Hair Breakage
by: Editor NLW

Please contact me. Just click on the contact me button above. I may know someone who can help.

Hair Breakage
by: Anonymous

I was using Joico hair color at my salon and then switched to Aveda. After the first time I noticed that my hair was breaking a real lot. Its been 8 weeks and my hair is still breaking and falling out. I've had my hair cut 2xs and a special protein treatment and it has done nothing. I'm still trying to figure out why this happened.Is it the product or the process?
I'm still working with the salon to save my hair. Ive lost about 6 inches.Every morning I have a pillow full of hair. Its extremely depressing.My hair was long and curly and thick. Now its straight and very thin and short. Any professional suggestions or remedies would be greatly appreciated.The comments Ive read are helpful. I really just want my hair fixed before I go bald.




love aveda
by: Anonymous

I have been using Aveda color for 9 years now, Im not sure what the fuss is about, but I too have thin, fine hair and any other product I have used in the past has bothered me except for Aveda. My hair is always shiny and looks great. As for being sensitive to color I understand some people are but I have never experienced anything negitive about Aveda.

Bloody highlights
by: Anonymous

I went to the Aveda salon (urban therapy) in Nottingham today and i really regret having highlights put in as the colour is not what i wanted, the bleach has made my hair feel like straw and the stylist Lizzie does not know how to cut hair properly. She didn't even show me a colour chart and made out i would get the colour i want but these stylists have not got a clue. My hair is like straw now and i hate the colour. Does anyone recommend me putting on a semi permanent dark brown all over??

First Time Using Aveda
by: Rita

I love my stylist but looks like I am going to have to find someone elso because the Aveda burned my scalp. I am treating it with oils. Hopefully that will help me.

scalp problem and dry hair
by: Anonymous

I was surfing the net looking for how coloring and highlights done with Aveda and landed on this site. I have long, thick hair. A month ago, I tried changing salon and tried Aveda.

My last hair highlights was 9 months ago..over due. Since I use Aveda products I wanted to try highlights from an Aveda salon. I didn't realize a toner for the entire hair is needed for a highlight. After that day, hair was good. However, after a week, I can feel and see my hair becoming dry. Also, my scalp itches now to the point of getting wounded by it and I get this terrible flakes all over.

I have black/brown hair and now my highlights seems to turn reddish and looks dry. I'm using the clove conditioner to tame the highlights. Like some people here, my hair has turned straw like which surprised me since my hair has always been shiny and healthy.

I don't think I'll be back for fear of further damage. The way the coloring was done, the toner may have damaged my hair. I never had this experience before until the Aveda process. Now aside from dry, reddish highlights..I have to deal with dry, itchy and wounded scalp. SO, sad :-(

Burned scalp & straw hair!
by: Anonymous

I have been going to an Aveda salon for about 7 years and had no issues. But within the past 6 months, I have been having a really bad reaction to the toner. My scalp feels like it is on fire when it is applied and I am left with big sores that continue to scab over for weeks! I am also reading the comments about making hair feel like a bail of straw, I am also experiencing this issue. What gives? Did they chance their product formulation? I have been using same colorist and same toner color! HELP!?!

Aveda
by: Rebecca

I have been going to an Aveda salon in the area for about 6 years. I had the same problem some of these ladies are experiencing with the dry hair and scalp. I went to Aveda as a suggestion as a friend. I actually started with the semi-permanent hair color b/c it didn't have ammonia in my hair. It actually helped strenthen and revitalize my hair. After a few years, i started switching between permanent and semi-permanent so my hair wouldn't dry out. I'm actually buying my mother a gift certificate for there today for her b-day~she's has the same problem that I used to have.

Aveda ruins hair
by: Agony

I had Aveda colour and highlights done 24 hours ago and I'm in agony. Going to go to Dr so I can ease this pain some how. The colour has damaged my hair, thinning top and my scalp feels like it has been bruised....don't use there products my foot 97% natural plant derived.

Not happy with Aveda color?
by: T Foreman

I encourage you to try Aveda hair color again, as I am a color educator for Aveda. Most of the challenges that you are describing are operator error, and we strive constantly to keep our colorists at the top of their game.

Aveda also contains sunflower, castor, and jojoba oils, to moisturize the hair and provide shine. Aveda shampoos however, are a thorough cleansing shampoo, and because it is naturally derived, will generally pull off any existing buildup on your hair, which may be why it feels dry.

As far as grey coverage is concerned, Aveda has developed a tube of color that can be added to your formulation that will ensure that grey hair is completely covered. Again, if you felt that your grey was not covered, give Aveda another shot, we are sure that you will be happy!

Straw Hair from Aveda Salon
by: Anonymous

My daughter and I both have straw-like damaged hair from a reputable Aveda salon. I have been going over a year and she has for 6 months. Guess its time to find another salon.

PPD
by: Anonymous

Does Aveda have any permanant color that does not contain PPD?

aveda permanent hair color
by:

I didn't realize they used a permanent Aveda hair color on my brown hair. It is red looking and bothering me with the grow out line. Does anyone know how it will grow out? I'm afraid to get it colored again.

I liked my hair before it was colored.


Aveda ruined my hair
by: Anonymous

I also am in the midst of having my hair repaired. I have experienced breakage as well as very very dry straw like hair from Aveda dye. It is ridiculous I have never had hair this damaged. I have been doing hair treatments twice a week, and have had two hair cuts in the past three weeks to help the situation. I also know someone else going through the same thing who was having their hair dyed with Aveda as well.

Help for the Damaged
by: Daryl DuCharme/coloist San Francisco

All permanent hair color has ammonia in it as does some semi-permanent. Coloring itself is not necessarily damaging. How it is applied, use of too strong of a developer for ones need or overlapping of full-strength root color on the ends can contribute to damage. Nearly all damage results from stylist error not the color itself. While Aveda does add emollients that protect hair, any professional hair colorant will keep hair shiny and healthy when used properly. I have used Aveda and other hair color over the last thirty years on my clients and have never once had some experience damage that you are experiencing. My suggestion is to ask your stylist to use semi-permanent color on the ends, never left-over color from the root application. Hope this helps!

aveda
by: Anonymous

yes aveda does dry hair and does not color grey hair it also goes red if you have browen hair be careful!!!! oreal better choice!!!!

Just fyi
by: lily

I stopped coloring my hair and am getting used to the silver...it is growing back nicely ...(i also take good viramins)...i have heard that the brand 'organic color system' is relatively very gentle and does color well...

It did not help me at all
by: Anonymous

The burning and itching in my scalp continued even with Aveda as with other salon products. My hair also started to fall. It does give a good coverage to grey hair but not a comfortable experience even after the hair is washed thoroughly.

Alternatives?
by: Anonymous

Did you switch to something else that works better?

EDITOR'S NOTES:

There are several great products mentioned on NLW. Check out this page:

http://www.natural-living-for-women.com/natural-hair-color.html

If you haven't also read some of the other product reviews for ideas. Link to this can be found on the above page.

ME too
by: Anonymous

I have been getting mine colored at an aveda salon for about a yr too - i liked the idea of all natural yet the toner burns my scalp which made me wonder - and my hair is sooooo dry like straw - it falls out and breaks- I haven't seen my hair this damaged since my days long ago where I used sun in!!

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