The Scissors-Free Way To Transform Your Tresses

And guess what? All you need for styling is a hairbrush


We all know that impulsive feeling of needing to change up your ’do now (NOW!) – and that subsequent wave of regret after rushing to the salon to get it irreversibly restyled. 

The answer to heartbreak-free hair? Products that will shake things up just for the moment you need a tress transformation. Like this easy combo that will instantly turn your wavy hair into smooth, straight locks, as and when you want.

It’s like you’ve just been to the salon…and gotten exactly what you wished for. 

From squiggly to straight in three simple steps

1. Mask

After shampooing, smooth Aveda Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque through your damp hair, from roots to ends. This will immediately condition and smooth each cuticle, because everything in the Smooth Infusion range contains special organic plant butters. The barrier that the butters create locks your hair’s own moisture in while shutting out external environmental moisture that causes frizz and curling.

“I love how the masque instantly smoothes the hair, making it feel less coarse,” says Tippi Shorter, Aveda’s global artistic director for textured hair. “Even better, it will make blow-drying easier, or if you prefer to naturally dry your hair, you’ll find a less frizzy finish that’s soft to the touch.”

2. Style

To keep your mane tame throughout the day and #fightthefrizz, use Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Crème, which works even in intensely humid environments like ours. In addition to the plant butters, this conditioning formula is also packed with a special Plant Infusion Blend derived from maize, guar bean and organic aloe to create a smooth surface on the hair and protect it from the drying effects of the sun. The best part? It fights frizz for any style – straight, wavy or curly!

3. Brush

Finish off by brushing your hair with a good, sturdy hairbrush. We recommend the Aveda Paddle Brush, which has been dubbed “the brush that truly stands the test of time”. Launched in 1987, this baby still has a five-star rating today thanks to four features: A cushion base that reduces stress to hair and scalp; a staggered pin arrangement (which means you can hold it vertically to detangle your hair or horizontally to smooth it!); and extended bristles plus a long handle that allow just the right amount of tension to be applied during styling.

FYI, if you love your new smooth look, make it long-lasting by swapping the Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Crème for Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling cream that progressively eliminates unwanted waves each time you use it. Simple as that!

For more ELLExoxoAveda stories, head here.

sign up for our newsletter

Sign up to receive a weekly round-up of the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle news!

By signing up, I consent to Elle’s Terms & Conditions.


you will love this

we also recommend

you’ll love this