Review: Aveda Brilliant Pomades


I have curly hair which I occasionally like to wear straight.  This generally means I have a surfeit of hair products because heaven forbid I find a single product suitable for both textures.  The Aveda Brilliant pomades are very helpful to me because they are compact, a little goes a long way, and not terribly expensive.  They also smell A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.  There are two versions: humectant and anti-humectant.  Basically, one draws moisture into your hair and the other keeps moisture out.  When I'm wearing my hair curly, I use the humectant pomade.  It is excellent at providing soft hold and keeping frizzies at bay.  When I wear my hair straight, I want to keep moisture OUT of my hair, because that is what makes it want to curl up again.  So the anti-humectant pomade is my BFF on those occasions.  I will say, a little goes a VERY long way with the anti-humectant - start with a tiny amount and then take about half that.  Otherwise, it can make your hair look a bit greasy and flat.  But used in moderation, it is outstanding and keeping my  hair straight and sleek - no flyaways.

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