Hair & Beauty Haul: Aveda, Fudge and dermalogica


For the last few months I’ve been using Wella SP on my hair, specifically Colour Save, to extend the life of my colour and Silver Blonde to keep away those nasty yellow tones. I like to change it up every now and again though, so have decided to try out a couple of different brands.

Aveda is a range I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time, their concept salons always look amazing and I have heard great things about their products over the years. Fudge is an old favourite, but a brand I haven’t used since the old Ooomf range was phased out 3 or 4 years ago.

So, here’s my latest beauty haul, all ordered from Look Fantastic: –

Aveda Shampure Shampoo
Aveda Shampure Conditioner
Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Shampoo
dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser

So far I have used the Aveda products and the dermalogica cleanser.

I went for the Aveda Shampure range as it contains protein, which is essential to rebuild strength of hair when you have regular chemical services, particularly bleaching.

First impressions are great. I’m a sucker for the smell of a product and they smell amazing, not overly perfumed, but nice and fresh, however…

Unfortunately, I can’t say I’m overly impressed with the results so far. I’ve only been using the products for a week or so, but my hair feels quite dry after each wash. I will persevere with them though for another week or so as it may be my hair adjusting to a new product. It’s not in great condition at the moment, so it definitely needs the protein boost. Will report back in another week and hopefully have more positive feedback.

I’ve not used the fudge shampoo yet, but it’s certainly value for money at £19.95 for a litre. If you’ve never used a violet shampoo before you might get a bit of a shock when you see the purple gloop contained in the bottle, but don’t panic, your hair won’t turn purple! Purple is opposite yellow on the colour spectrum, so the purple colour molecule which is deposited in your hair neutralises the yellow, brassy tones, which you need to do if you’re going for a silver/white blonde like mine. I wrote more about how silver/violet shampoos work in this post.

Finally, the dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser is one of my all time favourite beauty products. I’ve got very sensitive skin and this product is without doubt the best I’ve found for cleansing and soothing my skin without ever causing any irritation. Highly recommended, as are most dermalogica products.

I’ll let you know if there’s any improvement in the results with the Aveda range and how I get on with the Fudge shampoo. Have you tried any of these products before?

dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser £21.68 here
Aveda Shampure shampoo and conditioner duo £21.04 here
Fudget violet blonde shampoo £19.95 here

You can currently save 10% on orders over £30 by using the discount code 10SAVE (valid until 23rd October)