The Future Of Vegan Hair Repair Has Arrived - En Route

The Future Of Vegan Hair Repair Has Arrived

En-route to Byron Bay with Aveda and Elyse Knowles

We knew something special was happening when Aveda invited us to join ambassador, Elyse Knowles in her home town of Byron Bay while Elyse was to experience her first in-salon Botanical Repair treatment. 

After six years in the making, Aveda, the world leaders in plant-powered hair care were finally able to reveal the brand’s vegan botanical hair repair range for all that instantly strengthens and repairs hair. 

In the chair with Elyse at Sulis Byron is where we first experienced the power behind this 93% naturally derived collection with plant technologies.

Aveda’s chemists scoured the globe for the most effective plant technology to provide a deep repair for damaged hair. The team created three different technologies working together to treat 3 key layers of our hair being: 

1. Cortex | Repair

The plant-powered molecules help repair by multiplying bonds critical to reinforcing hair strength at the core

2. Cuticle | Prevent

The nourishing macro green blend of avocados, green tea and sacha inchi smooths the cuticle to detangle and prevent breakage

3. F-Layer | Protect

The F-layer is the outermost layer of the hair that protects moisture from coming in and out. It is an invisible water-resistant lipid layer that is made of a fatty acid that “seals” the surface of the hair cuticle—to help protect and shield the hair from future damage

Photography: Lucy Alcorn

Aside from the technology behind the range, in true form, Aveda has not only crafted a range of products to treat your hair, but the entire salon experience is designed to be unforgettable.

From the bespoke blend of Aveda tea served on arrival, to the in-chair scalp massage and brain tingling hair mask application, it’s designed to make you feel as if you’re treating your entire self and not just the health of your hair and scalp. 

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And for those of us who are looking for between salon products, we can use at home that will strengthen, repair, clean and detangle? 



AVEDA strengthening shampoo

strengthening shampoo

AVEDA strengthening conditioner

strengthening conditioner

AVEDA leave-in treatment

leave-in treatment

AVEDA intensive masque: light

intensive masque: light

AVEDA intensive masque: rich

intensive masque: rich


The revolutionary collection comprises of both in-salon and at-home hair care products ranging from shampoo, conditioner, light and rich masques and a leave-in treatment created through plant-powered technology featuring a lightly floral, herbal aroma that contains certified organic ylang-ylang, rose and marjoram essential oils.

But why vegan hair care you may be asking? Well, here are just some of the benefits:

  • 93% naturally derived ingredients 
  • Silicone free
  • Sulfate cleanser free
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Manufactured with 100% wind power through renewable energy and carbon offsets

Made from cold-pressed organic oils:

  • Sacha Inchi oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Green tea oil

That together, acts as a bond-building treatment formulated for all hair types and textures for hair that is stronger, shinier, and naturally full of life.


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