Product Review: Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil (Updated, with Ingredients)


According to Cosmetics Business, Aveda has just reformulated its Dry Remedy haircare range, designed “to quench dry hair, tame frizz, tackle flyways and add shine. The key product—Daily Moisturizing Oil—is a bottle of the oil itself, intended as a daily leave-in treatment, harvested from the fruit of the moriche palm tree.”

I received a tiny, trial-size tube of Daily Moisturizing Oil the last time I shopped at Aveda, and I’ve been finding it very useful and effective in my efforts to protect my hair from cold, harsh winter air and dry, over-heated interiors. Aveda isn’t the first brand to incorporate buriti oil into its products—L’Occitane offered buriti-enriched skincare and haircare in 2008—but this oil appeals to me because it is so simple and focused.

I try to treat my hair gently, especially in winter; yes, I do wash it every day, but I use products recommended for dry, curly hair, and I regularly apply an overnight treatment like Anjolie Ayurveda Lavender Hair Elixir. In the morning, I use a curly-hair styling cream and I dry with a diffuser; all the same, by the time I’ve completed my chilly morning commute, I often have a few flyaway hairs and dry-feeling ends; and by the afternoon, hours of indoor heating have made the problem worse.

My new trick: I retreat to the ladies’ room and apply just one or two drops of Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil to my hair, concentrating on the outer layer, any rebellious hairs at the crown, and the ends. This product feels almost like a dry oil: it doesn’t even leave any greasy residue on my fingertips. It tames the unruly bits without weighing down the rest of my hair. And it has a lavender-bergamot scent, which is a nice bonus.

I haven’t seen the ingredients list for Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil yet, so I can’t verify this product’s claims to be “99.9% naturally derived”; it’s supposed to be silicone-free, at least, which is a big plus in my book. I may splurge on a full bottle once I’m finished with this sample.

UPDATE, January 17: I just picked up an ingredients list at Aveda.

Sunflower seed oil, dicaprylyl maleate, dicaprylyl ether, methyl soyate, polyglyceryl-10 pentaoleate, olive oil, buriti fruit oil, pomegranate sterols, tocopherol, fragrance, farnesol, linalool, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, citral, limonene, benzyl benzoate, coumarin, geraniol.

Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil will be available on December 23rd. A 30 ml bottle will sell for $27 on the Aveda website.


5 thoughts on “Product Review: Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil (Updated, with Ingredients)

  1. I have been using this Dry Remedy Oil for a week and my my hair is still dry and brittle UGH!! $27 is a lot for this oil not to work a little bit

    1. its not meant to strengthen your hair its merely an oil used before or after styling to help keep it from getting dryer. it gives a beautiful glossy finish because it really does penetrate the cuticle with moisture from the lavender, sunflower, buriti, bergamot, and ginger lily. depending on the thickness of your hair, use 2-3 drops on the ENDS of your hair on each side of your head. if you have curly hair use 3-5 drops on both sides. if youre not seeing results i recommend using it BOTH before you style (wet hair) and then again when you finish (dry hair).

      if you have wax buildup on your hair from pantene or any over the counter brands of shampoo and conditioner, then you may not see ANY results from the oil until you have your hair detoxified at an aveda salon.

      I am an Aveda Hair Stylist and a long time user and student of the company. I would suggest speaking with an educated Aveda Stylist for any troubles with products. Everyone’s hair is different!

      1. Hi, ladies — I’m not affiliated with Aveda (obviously) but I do agree with Jessie — this is a finishing product, not a treatment oil. For actual deep moisturizing, you’ll need to treat your hair overnight or before a shower. There are many products designed for this purpose, but even plain argan oil or jojoba oil would work. Gentle cleansing is also important.

        My hair is already pretty healthy, since I use gentle shampoos and conditioners and do weekly deep treatments (and don’t color, flatiron, etc.), and this oil just adds a little extra hydration once I’m finished styling, or as a touch-up in the middle of the day.

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