This is a line with perhaps the most hype and I have a lot to say about it.
Every time I walk past an Aveda salon, I see the gorgeous model with at least a few thousand dollars worth of hair extensions in the ad for this line. I kind of resent that kind of marketing because it is so blatantly untrue – even more so than the mascara commercials where the model is clearly wearing falsies. I feel that I have a better chance of having my lashes looking like falsies, but I could use Invati until the cows come home, and I’m just not going to have hair like that.
Invati is formulated specifically for people with thinning hair – mine is just thin, so I thought I would test it out anyway. The line uses actual ayurvedic ingredients to create products that can stimulate the scalp. The line does NOT say that it will cause your hair to grow – however, they do claim that the products can help reduce breakage and create an ideal environment for healthy hair growth. In fact, they did studies and found that the use of the line reduced breakage by 33%.
Statistics aside, I hated the shampoo and conditioner – they both left chalky residue in my hair that made it tangled and difficult to brush. My hair is curly and fine, and it was messy and difficult to care for after I used these products. After using the shampoo and conditioner, I actually found my hair to be mroe dry, and there was much more breakage than I was used to.
The Scalp Revitalizer however, is a winner. I don’t have more hair after a couple of weeks of using this, but I do feel as if my scalp is healthier and my hair is shinier. I just appreciate the overall look of the hair closer to my roots after using this product.
Should you invest in Invati? I think it really depends on your hair type. Those with very fine hair may have the same problems that I did. At the same time, even if you don’t have any problems, be aware that this isn’t going to make any lost hair grow back, and thus, your expectations of the product should be realistic. The shampoo and conditioner are $25 each, and the scalp revitalizer is $60.