Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner

Sweet scented products are something I’ve always been drawn to. Whether that’s in my perfume, makeup or even cleaning products, I’ve always loved trying them out. When I received the new Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner, I was very excited to give it a go.

The Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner is the newest in their range. It has a somewhat addictive (if you love a sweet scent) fruity-floral aroma (I’d liken it more to cherry and vanilla flavoured sweets or Bakewell tart). The cherry almond scent has been made with 38 plant and flower essences including tonka bean, orange and ylang ylang. So, no, it hasn’t technically been made from cherries and almonds to create the scent.

Despite the scent not being made from cherries and almonds, the shampoo and conditioner are 98% naturally derived. The cherry almond ingredients include babassu and coconut-derived cleansers, as well as a blend of cherry blossom and sweet almond oil to restore softness and shine in your hair.

A fun fact about the Cherry Almond scent is that Aveda used to produce the Cherry Almond Bark which was a deep conditioning treatment. They chose to discontinue the treatment in the mid-2000s, to the dismay of its fans. So they decided to bring the Cherry Almond aroma back with a new formula in the shape of a shampoo and conditioner.

Aveda claim that the shampoo and conditioner will make your hair feel soft, shiny and bouncy. They advise it’s best for normal to dry hair, and if you have really damaged hair you may want to try a different treatment. Aveda are a cruelty free brand and never test on animals. Almond Cherry is free from animal products, silicones, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, gluten and synthetic fragrance.

I’d say that I enjoyed using both the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo worked well as a gentle cleanser and lathers quite nicely. I didn’t feel that my hair had been stripped clean and it did feel quite silky once I’d finished washing it. The conditioner has shea butter and organic coconut oil, and I felt it worked well on my hair too. It claims to help with detangling and deep conditioning. I didn’t experience any tangling with my hair once I had used both products.

Although I enjoyed using both the shampoo and conditioner, I did feel that the shampoo worked well enough that I didn’t really notice much of what the conditioner was doing. However, I did enjoy the scent of the conditioner a lot more than the shampoo.

The one issue I had with the products is that there were no instructions. Especially for the conditioner. I was looking for how long to keep the conditioner in my hair but there was nothing. I typically left the conditioner in for about 15 minutes whilst combing it through and put a cap over my hair before washing it out. I also found that the smell of the product doesn’t really last that long in my hair, although this would be a given as I adopted my usual hair styling routine once I had finished washing my hair.

Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner are each priced at £17.50 (200ml) or £70.00 (1 litre).

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