Aveda Thickening Tonic Review In 2022

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Reviewed by Beautists

Last Updated on February 11, 2022

  • Instantly Thickens Hair
  • Expands Strands From Roots To Ends
  • 97% Naturally Derived
  • Thickens Hair Without Damage or Drying Hair Out

Let’s Talk About Aveda’s Thickening Tonic:

One of the best-selling products from the Aveda line is their thickening tonic. It has changed the game for those with fine hair by making hair appear thicker and fuller after a single use– plus with 97% naturally derived ingredients.

When I first came across this product for my clients, I was completely hooked!!

Aveda thickening tonic is great for people who are struggling with fine, thin, and limp hair. It is a great alternative to texturizing powders and sea salt sprays as it helps add natural feeling texture and body to the hair without drying it out.

Unlike other top leading competitors, this Thickening Tonic by Aveda has a weightless feel to it; it gives less of a matte effect and more of a natural boost and volume without turning your hair into staw or drying it out.

It uses natural volume boosters and nourishing ingredients in its 97% natural formula to help nourish the hair and give a weightless lift to make it appear thicker in one use. This is now my go-to for fine hair.

It is a best seller for a reason, after all.

In this guide, I am going to be reviewing the best-selling Thickening Tonic by Aveda and tell you whether it’s worth the hype and why it’s worth the hype. It may come with a slight price tag, but if you find your hair is always limp and lifeless an hour after styling your hair, then this thickening tonic may be your new best friend.

I’ve tried it many times, and I’m already hooked; let’s see if you will be too.

How Aveda Thickening Tonic Works:

What is the Thickening Tonic by Aveda, and how does it work? Well, the Aveda thickening tonic is the secret to unlocking thicker hair. It is powered by botanicals and is 97% naturally derived from offering major volumizing benefits for the hair.

It is a liquid spray pre-styler that is derived from mostly natural ingredients. It helps to build thickness and volume for all styles and can be used as a natural-looking boost. It also compliments other styling products well for volume, fullness, and added shape to the hair.

It works to instantly thicken hair by expanding strands from roots to ends as well as protecting from environmental damage.

It instantly thickens the hair for a fuller style, with just one use. It is infused with natural ingredients like amla fruit, corn, and wheat to boost thickening. Plus, it is one of the top naturally derived products from their range.

Alma is rich in antioxidants and iron. It is an Indian gooseberry that contains high levels of vitamins C to prevent hair loss. It also strengthens the roots, so hair appears thicker and prevents premature hair loss to prevent hair thinning.

Wheat protein is also super lightweight, and its small molecules penetrate the hair shaft. Once they are penetrated through they, pull in water and plump up the strands to make the hair appear fuller and thicker.

Corn also contains formative amino acids like methionine and lysine; it can help renew the texture of tresses.

These ingredients work together to visibly thicken the hair and make it look fuller. All you need to do is spray thoroughly on the roots to ends and comb to distribute evenly, then blow-dry and style, and your hair will look thicker.

Who’s It For?

It is best suited for normal hair types to add a bit more volume, structure, control, and fullness. It is perfect for fine and limp hair that needs a bit of volume boost as it infuses the hair strands with volume and visibly expands each hair strand.

It is best for thinner hair types rather than thicker ones as fine hair with thin hair strands tend to lack volume and tend to look a bit limp. This will help them to appear thicker and fuller in a single-use. But any hair type can benefit from this product, really.

Since it is 97% naturally derived, those with curly hair can benefit as it won’t dry the ends out. It is Dimethicone, but this is a lightweight silicone, and it is water-soluble. Dimethicone can even help with moisture retention, making it ideal for curly hair too.

The great thing about this product by Aveda is that it is free from “Parabens, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Formaldehyde, Animal Ingredients & Synthetic Fragrance,” making it perfect for anyone.

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Benefits Of Aveda Thickening Tonic: 

There are many benefits of using the Aveda Thickening Tonic, especially for those with fine hair. Since it naturally thickens each strand, it gives the illusion of thicker and fuller hair with a weightless feel; it expands strands while also feeling natural.

Visibly and Physically Thickens Hair: 

Now I know what you’re thinking, that’s what it’s supposed to do as a thickening tonic? But unlike other brands that just create the illusion of volume, Aveda’s thickening tonic actually expands each hair strand to make it appear thicker. 

It is the perfect styling tonic for creating thicker and fuller locks on the hair. It makes hair look much thicker than it actually is in one single use and these results last for days after, pretty impressive I know. 

It is extremely beneficial for fine hair that struggles to stay voluminous for long periods. I know the feeling of spending hours trying to put volume in your hair for it to fall out within a matter of hours. But this volume tonic lasts long periods!

Doesn’t Dry Hair Out: 

We love volumizing products but I don’t know about you but I hate the way it makes my hair feel after. Most volumizing products really dry the ends out and make the roots feel straw-like and sticky. But not Aveda!!

Since the ingredients are 97% naturally derived and free of drying alcohols, it helps to keep hair moisturized. It does contain Cetyl alcohol which actually does the opposite to drying, it protects the hair from allergens, bacteria, and moisture loss while improving the texture of products. 

The natural ingredients within the formula also come with heats of benefits in preventing the hair from drying out. 

Alma is rich in antioxidants and iron. It is an Indian gooseberry that contains high levels of vitamins C to prevent hair loss. It also strengthens the roots, so hair appears thicker and prevents premature hair loss to prevent hair thinning.

Wheat protein is also super lightweight, and its small molecules penetrate the hair shaft. Once they are penetrated through they, pull in water and plump up the strands to make the hair appear fuller and thicker.

Corn also contains formative amino acids like methionine and lysine; it can help renew the texture of tresses. So all in all these ingredients work nicely together to help boost volume into the hair without drying out the ends.

It gives the hair an all-natural feel. 

Natural Ingredients: 

What I love in general about Aveda is that all ingredients are at least 90% naturally derived and in this case, in the Thickening Tonic it is 97% naturally derived. This natural future-forward approach to products without jeopardizing quality is what puts Aveda far above other competitors.  

These natural formulas work wonders on any hair type and it means there’s no restriction on what hair type can use it and what hair type cannot.

Aveda as a brand itself is super sustainable and eco-friendly to our planet. For starters, they have become 100% vegan since January 2021 and they also use 100% wind power and are very eco-responsible when it comes to sourcing, manufacturing, and creating their products in comparison to other leading brands. 

The price is slightly higher than other brands, but you are paying for quality and a future-forward brand that cares for our planet. Check out my full Aveda Product Review for more info on how Aveda is changing the hair care game for the future. 

Why We Love Aveda’s Thickening Tonic At Beautists:

Aveda’s Thickening Tonic seriously shows results that you wouldn’t expect from a natural brand. It is putting other leading brands to shame by their expanding technology that thickens hair without drying it out.  

It turns lifeless, limp hair into bouncy and voluminous and makes hair appear a lot thicker than it would naturally. The natural wheat, corn, and alma extract deeply nourish the hair, boosts natural volume, and makes hair appear thicker. 

So whether you have fine hair in need of a bit of life, or just want to try some weightless volumizing tonics to give your hair a bit of boost, this one is by far my favorite out of any top competing brand.

So at Beautists, we give the Aveda Volumizing Tonic a big green thumbs up! Check out my guide on how to use thickening tonic.

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