Cork Woman Praises ‘Incredible’ Cream For Transforming Frizzy Hair Into Soft, Smooth Locks

Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment by Aveda, €33.50, is a luxurious, nourishing and protective balm for the hair.

This leave-in conditioner and styling cream protects hair from the harmful effects of UV rays and heat.

It also promises to strengthen the hair from within and smooth the hair cuticle to detangle and help prevent breakage.

Three RSVP readers tried and tested the product at home – here’s how they fared…

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Botanical Repair fortifying leave-in treatment by Aveda

Nicola Mulreany, Donegal



Nicholas Mulreany
Nicholas Mulreany

I really enjoyed using this product on my hair. Wasn’t sure how it smelled at first as it’s quite strong but once I took it out of the packaging it was fine! It left my hair nice and smooth and most importantly, manageable. My hair has a natural curl so when I straighten it it tends to wave after about an hour, but the treatment has tamed that! Plus, I loved that it was a leave-in treatment that didn’t leave my hair greasy. I would definitely buy it again.

Assessment: 4/5

Olwyn Grennan Offali



Olwyn Grennan
Olwyn Grennan

I really like this product, it smells great, has natural ingredients and it has definitely helped soften my curly hair which tends to be very dry. I could easily comb my hair with my fingers once it was dry.

Assessment: 4/5

Sandra O’Donoghue, Liege



Sandra O'Donoghue, Liege
Sandra O’Donoghue, Liege

My hair is quite frizzy and over the past year has become dry with a tendency to breakage. After the first use, my hair was much softer without that heavy feeling that other products leave. My hair already looks healthier after a few uses and looks more nourished with less breakage. A little goes a long way too.

Review: 5/5

Melissa R. Brumfield