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Scalp and eyes still burning NEW
by: Kim

Aveda is NOT my fave. I got my hair colored at 2 PM today at the Aveda salon and had the most horrible hair experience of my life. My scalp felt like it was on fire in the shampoo bowl and my eyes started burning, and it’s seven hours later, and my eyes and scalp are still burning. I probably won’t even be able to sleep tonight.

aveda invati scalp revitalizer NEW
by: Anonymous

hi everyone,
i am wondering if anyone has experienced hair loss after using the aveda scalp revitalizer? i had been applying it at my somewhat receding hairline and at first noticed fine little hairs appearing, so i thought it was working. but after several months of use, one day i combed my hair back from my face (not something i normally do), and was shocked to see that i have lost most of my hair in front of and above my ears (where i was applying the invati). i immediately stopped using it and am hoping my hair will grow back, but it's been four months and nothing so far. i don't really know if it's from the invati or if it's hair loss after menoause (i am 59). the rest of my hair is fine. had anyone else had this experience?

Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

Aveda color is up to 99% all natural so, yes it's not 100% all natural. It is much more gentle on hair than most color lines. It is plant and mineral based, so people do have reactions to the products simply because they are allergic to one of the plants and minerals found in the product. I can't use Aveda color conserve it make my scalp itchy, bit can use any of their other shampoos. I think it is a good trade off, since Aveda does responsibly resource their products and don't hurt animals, or the environment.

Broken out all over NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry to say this product did a number on me. I am broken out in a full rash on my face and all around my neck 12 hours after having my hair colored. You might claim it's natural, but there are preservatives in many products that although are not considered chemicals, are just as allergic forming.

nasty itching NEW
by: Anonymous

I went to an Aveda salon this past weekend for the first time and had my hair highlighted. Now my scalp and front of my forehead itch like crazy! I now have to see a dermatologist regarding the rash on forehead! NEVER AGAIN WILL I USE ANY OF THEIR SO CALLED NATURAL INGREDIENTS.

Did Aveda change the color formulation? NEW
by: Anonymous

How can we know? I switched to an Aveda salon over 5 years ago because of this exact reason, former (Goldwell) salon coloring left my hair fried and thinning hair. I did like others, tested thyroid test, saw a derm, so frustrating. Very happy at first with Aveda, hair growing back, looked healthy, stylist did use sweet n low, my scalp tingled, left it on for 30-35 min not 45, but color faded fast, yet felt & looked healthy. But around the time they advertised new colors/formula my colorist had a baby & I had two other colorist using her instructions. Now my hair is fried, dull, brittle, losing lots everytime I brush, can see my scalp. Is it a bad formula, bad application, if it didn't make my hair do a trun around when I firsted used it I'd be the first to say it's hair dyeing in general but it didn't, this has such an impact, where to get answers?

We should start a letter campaign NEW
by: Anonymous

Having same problems with my scalp and ears after my coloring. I have been dealing with this for a year now..
Doctors telling me to wash once a week...use steriods..eucerin...nothing is working. I am 100% miserable and will never use aveda products again. My issue stretches across the bottom of skull to my ear...which is ooze and painful.I wrote to aveda on line and they responded with...call customer service. 😔

New formula? NEW
by: Anonymous

Lots of talk about Aveda's "new formula". Any idea when the color was reformulated? 2015? Any help would be great!

Aveda is not for those with sensitive skin NEW
by: Anonymous

I used invati scalp revitalizer. Came out in a red rash and oedema, which is life threatening.
I note invati is 'people tested'. well- there are lots of different types of people and skin. Some have dark skin, some fair skin. If you have sensitive skin, AVOID ALL AVEDA PRODUCTS. They are far too powerful, and can result in an allergic reaction. The power of plants is well documented eg
don't mix prescription medicine with plant medicine. Plant medic is very toxic.

Aveda is not for those with sensitive skin NEW
by: Anonymous

I used invati scalp revitalizer. Came out in a red rash and oedema, which is life threatening.
I note invati is 'people tested'. well- there are lots of different types of people and skin. Some have dark skin, some fair skin. If you have sensitive skin, AVOID ALL AVEDA PRODUCTS. They are far too powerful, and can result in an allergic reaction. The power of plants is well documented eg
don't mix prescription medicine with plant medicine. Plant medic is very toxic.

Frustrated with Aveda ingresdients NEW
by: Anonymous

I was shocked to read the list of cheap, nasty ingredients in Aveda's Invanti shampoo, and am very frustrated that I have had to come here to find out what is actually in their hair colour. The website lists all the nice things and doesn't mention any of the chemicals used!

For the past year I have been using Naturtint at home, which is ammonia free and has the absolute minimum of chemical nasties of all the permanent colours out there whilst still covering greys(and very natural colours which can be mixed).

I avoid salon dyes like the plague as I have experienced terrible hair damage and loss in the past, but fancied having my roots touched up at a salon for a change so thought I would check out Aveda dyes. Looks like I'll just have to carry on with DIY at home (unless I can find a stylist that will apply Naturtint for me)!

Reaction to Aveda hair dye NEW
by: Anonymous

Well I had my first Aveda hair dye on Thursday 29th October 2015 . I did have the sensitivity test on Tuesday 27th and no reaction. By sat 31st October I started to feel a small weepy patch of skin on left side of forehead. Today 2nd November I have weepy encrusted ears, the top of my scalp is burning hot and yes the skin on is crusty and weeping. I have a 3 " psoriasis like rash across my forehead and down along each side of the face. I am gutted 'cos the colour of brilliant but I am going to see gp tomorrow to get something to clear it up .

Eye allergy to Aveda hair color NEW
by: Anonymous

My beautician has used Aveda hair color on me for years. However, last January of 2015, my eyes began to water, red eyes, horrible itching etc. I have been to three doctors, have been used Restasis, a steroid , and antibiotics, of course, nothing works. Last Monday I had my hair Aveda colored... the problem with my eyes became even more horrible. I now believe that Aveda hair color is the culprit and will no longer use ANY Aveda products. Sorry, Aveda. I trusted you implicitly. From what I read there is a sulphite and PPDs in your product! Organic? I don't think so!

Itchy scalp NEW
by: Karen

I have only used Aveda hair dye three times. I chose them because they claimed to be "natural." This last time (yesterday) my scalp became very sensitive then began to itch terribly. So far no hair loss. My eyes burned while there. Obviously chemicals are being used. I am going to call them and report what has happened.

Prior to this, I was using a semi-permanent with no problems (been doing so for over 10 years). Not at Aveda.

I will not go back. My itchy scalp is driving me crazy!

aveda hair NEW
by: jane

Hi everyone. I'm glad most everyone has at least tried aveda color/ products before commenting. As a student at Aveda institute I experiment with color and products every day on myself as well as fellow students. And when servicing guests I like to always double check with my educator on formulas and they advice us to check in and out after every application to see how the scalp and hair is doing. For those who have a sensitive scalp and only want a retouch and reestablish hair color I recommend asking for demi permanent hair color and 0N see if that helps. For those with grey wanting a retouch permanent is usually best so that it covers all grey. And since everyone has different reactions or no reactions. Ask if an oil can be put on your scalp before. And make sure she doesn't brush your hair before any chemical service of course. If you are experiencing dry hair after your service I agree and believe someone is using the products wrong or not measuring. If you already have the color there no need to use permanent. Try 20gdemi permanent 20g0N plus whatever tone you want plus creme cta. It leaves hair shiny healthy and still deposits the color you want. I'm not sure if any of this will help. But I hope so. Have a great hair day!!!

Aveda/ ammonium hydroxide NEW
by: Denise

Re ingredients in Aveda; the second ingredient which means is way up there is Ammonium hydroxide. What that does to hair is open the hair cuticle so that the color is more easily absorbed. However, opening the cuticle over repeated uses
will damage hair permanently and weaken it's structure.
Google it. I understand Aveda advertises on here but there are hair colors that do not use Ammonium Hydroxide. Had I known about that ingredient before I invested so much time in Aveda, I am educated enough to know ammonia is not what I want on my hair. I mean we have all smelled it and had our eyes burn while at the salon, I should not be surprised.


To Kara NEW
by: Denise

I know the ingredients, it's on the net too. Have you been using Aveda products and hair color exclusively for at least 12 years? If not get back to me. It would seem that I am not alone. Aveda is not some altruistic charity, it's a company hoping to make money. Companies lie if it sells stock and product.

Hair loss NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been going to an Aveda salon for over a year and someone pointed out to ne that my hair was dry and thinning.. I realized this was true when I looked at photos of myself from over a year ago and today .. My hair is dry and fried and thin!!!!
When I pull it back with my hair ties, that I have been using for years, the hair tie falls out because my hair is so thin!

I stopped going to salon immediately after I read many similar reviews and warnings by other woman online. Don't use this stuff in your hair!!!

I just hope this is reversible !!!


Aveda Full specturm permanent hair color treatment NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for providing the additional chemical ingredient information that is not included on the Aveda site. I too was frustrated with the non-ingredient information at, 'What's in Aveda'. Ignorance is not bliss!

No way! NEW
by: Beth

I have just booked an appointment with an Aveda stylist today for color after she assured me that the new formulation is PPD free. Seems like people are having more trouble with the new formula and I cannot take a chance. I have a severe allergy to PPD and would rather not ever take steroids for it again or end up hospitalized. I guess I will stick doing my own dyeing with Sally beauty Supply dye. It is PPD free and I've had no problems using it. Before that, I was having it done professionally using Chi dye, which was great also and PPD free. Hope this helps someone else who is struggling with this!

Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner NEW
by: Anne

I started coloring my hair at home about 20 years ago with L'Oreal Excellence to cover some gray hair. Then I switched to L'Oreal Preference for better coverage. Both products were messy and smelly.

About 10 years ago, I decided to try the "all-natural" botanical Aveda hair color at the salon. It was recommended that I use Aveda Color Conserve shampoo and condition at home. I was happy with the results for several years until I began to notice my scalp was itchy and red for several days after the color was applied.

My stylist said she's never had Aveda products cause irritation, but she had heard that Sweet 'N Low might help neutralize the hair color. It did seem to help my scalp. However, my hair began falling out about six months ago, and I often have several strands falling out onto my arms and on my desk at work.

I am very concerned about the large amounts of hair going down the drain whenever I wash my hair. My stylist told me to buy the new Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair. I have tried these products for the past two months but have not had any improvement. In fact, my symptoms are worse than ever! Now I read that the formula was changed at some point. It's interesting that other users of Aveda hair color have had similar reactions.

Does anyone know of an organic hair color? Thanks!

Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner NEW
by: Anne

I started coloring my hair at home about 20 years ago with L'Oreal Excellence to cover some gray hair. Then I switched to L'Oreal Preference for better coverage. Both products were messy and smelly.

About 10 years ago, I decided to try the "all-natural" botanical Aveda hair color at the salon. It was recommended that I use Aveda Color Conserve shampoo and condition at home. I was happy with the results for several years until I began to notice my scalp was itchy and red for several days after the color was applied.

My stylist said she's never had Aveda products cause irritation, but she had heard that Sweet 'N Low might help neutralize the hair color. It did seem to help my scalp. However, my hair began falling out about six months ago, and I often have several strands falling out onto my arms and on my desk at work.

I am very concerned about the large amounts of hair going down the drain whenever I wash my hair. My stylist told me to buy the new Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair. I have tried these products for the past two months but have not had any improvement. In fact, my symptoms are worse than ever! Now I read that the formula was changed at some point. It's interesting that other users of Aveda hair color have had similar reactions.

Does anyone know of an organic hair color? Thanks!

bad reactions to Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

I was having itchy scalp, hives, headache, after color, so I switched to using only Moroccon Oil products for shampoo, conditioner and just doing less foils, but yesterday a new stylist at Aveda argued with me that I should use Aveda shampoo, even though I told her over and over that I am very allergic. I don't know if she used Aveda anyway to shampoo and condition me after color, but my face was red after and by the evening my entire scalp is swollen, tender and hurting, so much that I could not sleep. In the past, I could wash my hair, and get relief, but I washed it this am, and my scalp is still very sore, tender and hurting. I am concerned. What have they put in their products? If this stylist ignored my instructions to not shampoo me with Aveda, this is serious. I have a swollen scalp.
Very scary when stylists don't believe people have allergies.

bad reactions to Aveda NEW
by: Anonymous

I was having itchy scalp, hives, headache, after color, so I switched to using only Moroccon Oil products for shampoo, conditioner and just doing less foils, but yesterday a new stylist at Aveda argued with me that I should use Aveda shampoo, even though I told her over and over that I am very allergic. I don't know if she used Aveda anyway to shampoo and condition me after color, but my face was red after and by the evening my entire scalp is swollen, tender and hurting, so much that I could not sleep. In the past, I could wash my hair, and get relief, but I washed it this am, and my scalp is still very sore, tender and hurting. I am concerned. What have they put in their products? If this stylist ignored my instructions to not shampoo me with Aveda, this is serious. I have a swollen scalp.
Very scary when stylists don't believe people have allergies.

Very disappointed NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for the information. I have been going to Aveda for five years and I developed a scalp problem after they changed their formula. It took me a few months to connect the dots -- I had thought the scalp problem was caused by stress. Now I know! :(


Very disappointed NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for the information. I have been going to Aveda for five years and I developed a scalp problem after they changed their formula. It took me a few months to connect the dots -- I had thought the scalp problem was caused by stress. Now I know! :(


Color fade NEW
by: naturalterez

I am having major problems with color fade -I wait at least a week to wash my hair after first being colored, and an alarming amount of dye seems to go down the drain....I start seeing greys uncovered after less than two weeks-not root growth...the dye has simply washed out....

hives and rash NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been fighting a repeated hives and rash on my neck for the last seven months and my doctor tried everything and then it dawned on me that it is only since I am using aveda salons for color and hair products at home. I'm so glad to read these comments and confirm what I thought !!!

Reaction to Aveda Hair Color NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad to see that I'm not crazy. After many years of Aveda hair color, I now find myself with scalp irritation, a rash, and it's still going strong after 3 months. My stylist said that she didn't do anything different this time, and swore up and down that Aveda hadn't changed the formula. But I do remember a few months ago she excitedly commented that Aveda would be coming out with a new formula soon. After this scalp reaction, she suggested we try sweet n low, to see how that works, but I'm allergic to sweeteners, so that's out of the question. Why should you have to add something like that to hair color to make it 'safe' anyways. I guess at age 61, maybe it's time to stop pretending and let my silver grow out. In the meantime, I'm buying a wig until I can figure out a plan.

Reaction to Aveda Hair Color NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad to see that I'm not crazy. After many years of Aveda hair color, I now find myself with scalp irritation, a rash, and it's still going strong after 3 months. My stylist said that she didn't do anything different this time, and swore up and down that Aveda hadn't changed the formula. But I do remember a few months ago she excitedly commented that Aveda would be coming out with a new formula soon. After this scalp reaction, she suggested we try sweet n low, to see how that works, but I'm allergic to sweeteners, so that's out of the question. Why should you have to add something like that to hair color to make it 'safe' anyways. I guess at age 61, maybe it's time to stop pretending and let my silver grow out. In the meantime, I'm buying a wig until I can figure out a plan.

Aveda Allergy NEW
by: Vesta

I suspect Aveda Shampoo and leave in conditioner are resulting in itchy hives on neck and back...comments here helpful in reinforcing my suspicions. Thanks everyone.

Sorry, face Aveda Toxins NEW
by: AvaAndersonNonToxic/arelyP

Even though there's an ingredient list here which apparently Aveda HIDES from its co website and only list the pretty little botanicals, people are still oblivious to helloooo, ingredients! What good is it if you mix safe with toxic chemicals, ridiculous! Face them: etrasodium EDTA, Vanillin

Primary Intermediates and Couplers*
Resorcinol, m-Aminophenol, N, N-Bis-2(hydroxyethyl)-P, Phenylandiamine(ppd),Sulfate,p-Aminophenol, p-phenylenediamine (ppd), Resorcinol,1-Naphthol, 5-Amino-2 Merthylphenol
etrasodium
https://www.AvaAndersonNonToxic.com/ArelyPosz

New York NEW
by: Kathy

Your all stupid for sayin aveda made your hair fall out unless u took enlightener with booster and 40 vol for an hour or put it on already damaged hair it wouldn't fall out I have been using aveda hair color for 7 years now and there glosses and conditioners have been the only thing helping it.... Aveda not only is good for u it's helping the world the plants and stuff they use in there color and make up are from different countrys that help give jobs to natives that live in a poorly... Aveda has givin they needy jobs while not only helping them but knowing no chemicals go into there products like Rey would if they were grown in the US or any other wealthy country... So before u bad mouth a company u know nothing about why don't you do a lil more research on what your talking about.

Thank u ms. Stylist NEW
by: Kk

That's what we all need! More communication between the users (stylists) an d the manufacturer! Are they talking? Please help your valued guests.;

Thank u ms. Stylist NEW
by: Kk

That's what we all need! More communication between the users (stylists) an d the manufacturer! Are they talking? Please help your valued guests.;

Disapointed NEW
by: Anonymous

Stylist here and I used Aveda color for years. We have been having similar results with our clients having burning and itching since they reformulated the color. Also the coverage for grey hair has been terrible. Aveda please bring back the old color!!!

Do not like new formula never use it again
by: Anonymous

Itching burning constantly . hair has gone from silky & shiny to strawlike & brittle. My scalp has pimple like sores all over it. My girlfriend has the same problems. Worst of all, my hairdresser never advise the formula change even when I complained. Guess I'll be looking for a new hairdresser as well!

I think I have a soution now...
by: KK

I had a terrible reaction to Aveda hair color, so my hairdresser just tried the highlighting. Didn't itch because it was not on the scalp but just doing the highlighting still showed my salt & pepper roots. While visiting my former hairdresser in my former hometown this week, she told me that once you are allergic to a hair color, you will probably always be to other brands. The trick is highlighting with a variety of colors (of blond), again not touching the scalp. Very happy to report I didn't have any reaction. Yay! Instead of having my roots done every 4 weeks, I need to go 6-7 weeks because otherwise there isn't enough roots to highlight. I know I will not enjoy the outgrowth of 6-7 weeks, but I think this is probably the best solution for me.

aveda i dont like
by: Anonymous

No didnt like aveda hair dye.. didnt change my hair much and the hairdresser didnt know what she was doing and keep asking the other lady gor advice. not going back again.

Horrible
by: KK

I've been going to Aveda for over 2 years...scalp started itching over the past 6 mo, when they changed their formula. They did the skin test last time with sweet& low...no reaction, but when they put it on my scalp it started itching while I was driving home from the salon. My hairdresser is the best I've ever had, but I think I'll need to get my roots done somewhere else. Wonder if the highlights will itch if I go back...

Aveda Permanent Color
by: Anonymous

Been having permanent color for several years. Always have some itching and a little burning, but the last time it was horrific. I told my colorist I could not go through that again. She said semipermanent wouldn't work on me. Anyway, she went from a 30 volume to 20 volume and added just a little sweet n low. Absolutely no itching or burning. Plus the roots look bettter-they don't have a reddish cast to them. It makes me mad that she didn't use the 20 all along. I should have known while I sat there for an hour with a burning head, that something was wrong.

Aveda Permanent Color
by: Anonymous

Been having permanent color for several years. Always have some itching and a little burning, but the last time it was horrific. I told my colorist I could not go through that again. She said semipermanent wouldn't work on me. Anyway, she went from a 30 volume to 20 volume and added just a little sweet n low. Absolutely no itching or burning. Plus the roots look bettter-they don't have a reddish cast to them. It makes me mad that she didn't use the 20 all along. I should have known while I sat there for an hour with a burning head, that something was wrong.

First Timer - Not impressed
by: Anonymous

I had Aveda colour for the first time on Saturday. The only reason I changed from Wella colour is because my stylist changed Salons (its an Aveda one she moved to). Previously with Wella my hair was always in lovely condition following my colour, silky soft, but I am not very happy with the condition following Aveda. Its quite dry and lifeless. I wont be returning, but glad to report that i didnt have any sores or reactions to it.

Anti Oxidants Plus Ammonia, MEA and PPD
by: Someone Who Know Chemistry

Aveda is no better or worse than any other color line. What you should be concerned with is the MEA( Monoethanolamine). Sorry to say, but the Cocamide MEA behaves as a booster for the Ammonia; however, the Ammonium Hydroxide is the bad boi. So regardless of how many antioxidants Aveda can incorporate (there are at least 4), the damage caused from the MEA and Ammonia outweigh any benefit.

No PPD?
by: Anonymous

How could the woman who wrote the original article say that she loves Aveda and they have no PPDs, then proceed to list the ingredients that INCLUDE PPDs??

There ARE all natural permanent colors ....
by: Angela

>>There are NO all natural, pure, organic permamnent haircolors that DO NOT contain some form, amount<<<
That is not completely accurate - there are no "commercial" permanent colors but there are natural ones, albeit in a very limited color range - mostly red.
Henna is permanent, very permanent and good for your hair too boot(despite the extremely out of date training that stylists receive warning of the dangers - they haven't updated this part of their manual in 40 years).
I have been using henna for 3 years now and my hair is strong, thick and longer than hip length. Of course I started out with good hair, and henna improved on it. The drawback is that it only comes in it's natural shade of red-orange - and being a plant material is a bit messy and takes longer - but, it barely fades. Literally the ends that were dyed with henna 3 years ago don't need touching up because they are still red.

New Aveda Color makes scalp itch.
by: Anonymous

My scalp is itching since Aveda changed formula. Itold my stylist and she told they were to add sweet N low. She says she added it but it"s still driving me crazy. I get color every three weeks. I feel that the itching doesnt stop until the gray starts to grow out.turtle

New formula burns!
by: Anonymous

I'm so unhappy....I've used Aveda color for the last 8 years or more and never had a problem. Since this "new formula" came out, I've had nothing but problems! The minute I went under the dryer at the salon, it began burning intensely. I told the colorists, and they said there is a lot more menthol in these products now to give it a refreshing feeling but to let them know if it got too bad. Well, I suffered through and it seemed to stop after awhile. Within a day after, my scalp (particularly in the back of the head from the ears down) itched like crazy! I was putting anti-itch powders on my scalp, conditioning, everything I could think of! Just had to wait it out.

This time, they put Sweet-N-Low in to have a chemical reaction with the color that apparently reduces irritation (makes you wonder how we eat that stuff, right?) and I prayed for results. The experience under the dryer was normal, and I thought I got out unscathed! Until later that night when the intense itching of the scalp returned and went on for 2 days. Once I washed my hair and conditioned the scalp AND sprayed a Benadryl spray onto the scalp, I seemed to finally get relief....for how long, I don't know.

WHY Aveda? WHY would you take a formulation that used to be just fine and "improve" it to the point that it causes burning and pain? My colorist told me I'm not the first to complain of these results with the new formulation. Looks like I'll be trying a different color brand next time. The color is great but just isn't worth the irritation and discomfort one must endure after the fact.

terrible
by: Anonymous

The new Aveda color ruined my hair. It burned and when I told Aveda customer service they did nothing.

allergic reaction
by: Anonymous

I have had a severe reaction to this product and more care should be shown by hairdressers to clients when colouring their hair. I am now under a dermatologist and allergy clinic and am very worried. More research needs to be carried out to find a colouring product that is less dangerous. Take care before you consider colouring.

Dying hair while preg
by: Anonymous

Phenylandiamine is still a toxic chemical...and it has been tested in mice showing that certain levels of it do cause toxicity in a fetus... I don't think Aveda can really claim they are organic and completely chemical free. Just be aware pregnant ladies...

New Aveda formula is harsher than old
by: Anonymous

I have used Aveda for eight years. I recently had my hair done in the new formula. My hair is now damaged and has more ends than before. the color is much less consistent -- it is streaky and has ugly strands that are totally the wrong color - a light sort of yellowy-red. A few of these strands were actually broken off after the coloring process. I do not ver blow-dry my hair, not even in the salon. I used to be very pleased with Aveda. Watch out if your hair is easily damaged! This new formula is horrible.

Aveda new hair color formula damaged my hair
by: Anonymous

I have been using Aveda for about nine years. it was the only color that I was not allergic to, and that did not cause my hair to break into dry ends. I just had my hair done at my usual salon with Aveda's new formulation. Noticable locks of my hair have actually split off as if they were singed by some chemical. The hair where this has happened is lighter than the color I dye my hair. It is as if the new formula contains some harsh chemical that strips the hair of color. I am going to stop using Aveda and find an organic salon. It is not worth the money to worry about whether or not this will continue to happen. Sad day.

Toxic reaction to Aveda dye
by: Anonymous

I had my haired recently dyed with the new recalibrated dye formula and had a severe allergic reaction. I have been using Aveda dye and products for over 10 years and have never had a problem until now. I don't know what they could have done in the guise of making the product a higher percentage of botanical ingredients but I only know that I blew up with severe swelling of the face and neck and have been on steroids for days now. Buyer beware!

Aveda: the best
by: Pam

HI I HAD ONE DEPOSIT COLOUR AND LOVED IT IN FACT DID IT 3 TIMES LAST YEAR. AVEDA HAIR PRODUCTS ARE THE BEST AND I CAN SURELY RECOMMEND TO ANY ONE OUT THERE. I HAD BREAST CANCER 3 YEARS AGO AND SINCE MY HAIR HAS GROWN BACK GREAT I'M USING AVEDA PRODUCTS THANKS FOR YOUR NATURAL PRODUCTS. PAM

Shampoo/Conditioner for Colored Hair
by: Anonymous

I was talked into buying the abov, not cheap, and I find my colored hair dry and not shiny. I have left the conditioner on longer. Also the color dye at the salon does not last. 4 weeks at the most. I was told by another salon they have heard the same thing from other clients. What do other customers suggest for shampoo/conditioner for colored hair. Thanks

Soy in Aveda
by: Anonymous

I made an appointment with an Aveda salon and asked if soy products were used. I was told there is no soy in the dye. Reading dye ingredients on line I found soy is one of the main ingredients. I should have researched this before I made the appointment, however, I live a busy lifestyle and thought the stylist would know and give me the correct information.I am allergic to soy and really need to know what I can do to counter the dye. Please advise,

You cannot make permanant hair color .semi perm
by: michael

You cannot make permanent hair color semipermanent by diluting the developer, all you have done is reduced the amount of lift you will get with the color, true..the line of demarkation may be less, it may deposit more color. but you have not changed the chemical makeup of the "color" you have added to the developer. The only real semi permanent haircolors, are ones not mixed with any type of developer, no matter how these companies market them. There are NO all natural, pure, organic permamnent haircolors that DO NOT contain some form, amount, or a derivative of the standard chemicals. What makes them permanent is the lift, not the color being pushed into the cuticle.

AVEDA OR WELLA
by: sue

Hi Everyone ...I've used Aveda hair colour for the last year.I have a root tint every three weeks but i dont find the colour even and my head itches and my necks a little sore so i would like to try wella kolesten but i'm a bit scared to change can anyone advise me ...

Colorist of 30 years
by: Daryl Du Charme

I have been a colorist in San Francisco for 30 years and would like to address some of the comments regarding Aveda color.

All permanent color contains peroxide(developer), pigment, and ammonia. The concept of "chemical vs natural" is more of semantics than useful information. I have worked with Aveda color now for the last five years of my career. I have not had one bad reaction from the few hundreds of clients on which I have applied Aveda color.

Aveda does add oils and emollients that seem to protect the hair from the drying effects of ammonia and peroxide. One of the biggest misconceptions that Aveda is an organic product. It is not nor do they make that claim.

That is not to say synthetic or inorganic pigment is bad for you. All clients have different sensitivities to various ingredients, many of which are in all or most all hair color. What does vary, and which another writer stated, is that depending on the desired result, a formula may be adjusted by using only the necessary volume of peroxide to achieve those results, not more.

The largest percentage of unhappy customers is the result of improper usage of the product, such as overlapping of color, sloppy application and thorough rinsing of color, over manipulation of the scalp prior to the application and the application of heat sources to "speed up" the process, (NEVER RECOMMENDED).

Most all color brands are fine for most clients. Each individual will have a different reaction to ingredients. Seek out a professional that is trustworthy and takes all the precautions to ensure your safety. Aveda is a fine color line as are many others. Good Luck and I hope this information is helpful.

professional opinion
by: aveda escapee

I was an Aveda stylist for ten years, putting up with the same nape of the neck sores others have experienced. If the sores don't bother you, this might; Aveda's deposit only color only works for the first ten minutes from being mixed. So unless your stylist mixes a new batch of color every ten minutes, the color won't be consistent, and might not take at all where it's not fresh.

I've seen it happen more often than not :( Some salons won't even allow a stylist enough time to keep mixing color, because they have financial benchmarks to abide by to maintain certain statuses. Along with the status guidelines, Aveda won't distribute to single chair salons since that might bring the average income of the salons they distribute to down.

Boo to the sores, boo to the impossible color application, and boo to the prestige.

Wow - there must be a better way ...
by: Angela N

Trading a rash and swollen neck for good hair ? There has to be a better way, don't you think ? If you are sold on this product, have you tried keeping it off your skin ? The hair doesn't care, it is not live tissue and even if it can absorb vitamins it doesn't make a speck of difference because it is DEAD tissue. Protein does make it stronger because of the molecular structure.

If you absolutely cannot switch brands then I would keep a dry towel on my neck until the hair was dry and didn't transfer the allergen to the skin (and don't use the conditioner near the scalp).

Angela
The Sycamore Boutique & Scent Shop

Allergic to Aveda
by: Anonymous

When I use the Aveda products my scalp gets irritated and my neck swells up for about three days. I have a nut allergy so I figured there was almond oil in it but I'm guessing it's the sunflower oil. I love the way my hair comes out though so I guess it's worth it!!

Aveda
by: Karen

I've recently had my hair coloured with Aveda. The condition seems good I wish I had gone lighter but trust is the question . You trust the hairdresser will give you what you want. Too dark for me and ashy. I wanted more of a light warm colour.

Aveda color
by: Ian Gavet

To Kara Smith,Davis CA
It is PPD not PDD, Aveda are positioned as 97% Natural, not 'organic'
They are still an Ammonia based color.

good but at salon prices
by: lenore

I have had my hair colored ant aveda salon..the haircolor is good but it must be done at the salon and is $50.00 to $65.00 each time...way too expensive and inconvenient for us 'do it yourself' folks.

"natural" hair color
by: Anonymous

Ok...ALL hair dyes have to have chemicals in them to make them work - which Aveda's has as well as all others. I am switching out of it - into another non-Aveda salon, because of horrible reactions to the hair dye - swollen glands, red, itchy scalp, red eyes, horrible! So do they put some natural ingredients in their products - yes. But to say it is all natural is not true. UGH!

Love the result
by: Antonia

I love Aveda hair color. I began using it a couple years ago when I became pregnant and wanted to use a hair color that would be safe for my baby. I still use it and I really like the color and shine it leaves on my hair.
I do agree the smell is strong when they apply it on but the result is great!

You can make Permanent color - Semi-Permanent
by: Angela

For those of you doing your own color, here is a colorist trick.
To turn regular permanent color into a less permanent version just substitute water for some of the peroxide. Ie: Mixing 1oz of 20 volume (the usual strength in most hair color kits, high lift blondes are often 30 volume) with 1oz of water, to be mixed with 2oz of hair color you will get a semi-permanent effect.

The same thing is done in salons by using "10 volume" peroxide. You could cut the strength even more and get more of a "deposit" color which would be even more semi in nature as it will not penetrate the hair shaft as much.

This is not useful for those that are lightening their color though, as you need the full "volume" to get the needed lift.

Angela
The Sycamore Boutique

Aveda covered well but was strong
by: Wendy

I had Aveda done in the salon. I have to have gluten free products and my scalp also gets irritated with most hair color, so I took a friend's advice and gave Aveda a try.
It did cover my gray and it was a lovely color, but the smell was strong, and I still found it bothered my scalp. It didn't bother me after she rinsed but while it was on me I was uncomfortable.

I'm ready to try something else. I actually like some of my gray, I just want to tone down some of it. I'd like to try another semi-permanent color, I'm afraid of being locked into a permanent color again right now.

thanks for these reviews, they help

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