Does Invati by Aveda Really Work?

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Does Invati work?Invati by Aveda is presented as a solution to thinning hair using natural ingredients and a variety of products. It’s somewhat rare to see a product like this that can be bought online, but also in-store, and with the help of a consultant. It’s been making strides and gaining in popularity so we explored further to see what the fuss is about, and whether it really works or not.

When your hair starts to thin it can be a real blow to your confidence. Men’s hair care gets most of the attention, but more and more we’re seeing that it’s a common problem for women. Most of the time women are added as an addendum to male hair care, so it’s nice to see a product that is specifically formulated to help treat a woman’s hair. It’s also nice that they are acting responsibly as a company and are following the Cradle to Cradle concept.

The Claim
Invati claims that their products can help breathe life and vitality back into limp and thinning hair using all natural ingredients. They stress that 97% of their ingredients are naturally sourced, and that it is safe for all types of hair. User feedback suggests that some hair types might be better suited for it than others, but for the most part this claim seems valid.

The Hype
Products designed to help with thinning hair don’t need any hype. There’s already a motivated market that is ready to pounce on anything showing signs of working. With the relatively good feedback that this has been getting it’s no wonder that more and more people are wondering if it really works. Since this is developed and targeted at women it’s getting that extra boost of buzz because we’re pretty good at letting each other know when a product is a good buy or not.

The Cost
The Invati shampoo and conditioner are $24 each, with the scalp revitalizer at $60 for a package price of $108 which includes free standard shipping. One nice feature is that rather than stick you in an involuntary auto-ship program, they let you opt into one if you want to make sure that you’ll have a ready supply. They let you decide whether you want to receive it every 30, 45, 60, or 75 day increments. Or you can just choose to buy it as a one-off purchase and see how it goes from there.

The Commitment
Hair care is one of those things that you really have to stick with if you want to see the best results. Even on products that say they’re meant to work quickly, you’ll want to make sure that you follow the recommended directions and keep it going over a longer period of time. Perhaps you might see some early improvement, but try to reserve your judgment for a few weeks and then make up your mind from there. With these products you’re recommended to use them daily, and as a package deal, which may require more involvement on your part if you’re used to less frequent use.

The makers of Invati seem to really be doing their best at bringing you quality ingredients that are known for their healing properties. For example, their shampoo and conditioner contain Ayurvedic herbs that are meant to cleanse and stimulate the scalp. Ayurveda is an ancient art of well-being originating in India and focuses on bringing the body to a more natural state so that it can use its own natural healing abilities. This would be much more preferable than using a product with a lot of Space Age man-made ingredients that end up irritating the scalp and are so new they haven’t been tested.

It’s nice that you can visit a salon and even have an initial consultation on the course of treatment you should take. Most products like this make you go through a process of trial and error, picking out things that you think are best, trying them out to see how they fare, and then keeping what works and losing what doesn’t. Having someone guide you through the initial selection process is definitely a feature many of us would appreciate, as it cuts out a lot of wasted time and money.

Final Invati Review

Of course results will vary for each person that tries Invati, and this is due to a multitude of factors. There will be some that get a consultation at an Aveda salon and would likely have better luck with it than someone that just starts using it without an in-office visit. Plus there will be those that only try it once or twice, compared to those that use it as directed for longer. With all of that taken into account it seems that the consensus is that it’s likely to produce acceptable results for most users, earning it our Thumbs Up review.

Our Recommendation
There are several ways to help out a case of thinning hair, and cleansing and purifying the scalp represents an outward-in approach. Just remember that a big portion of the health of your hair is decided before it even reaches the surface, so be sure that you are getting proper nutrients to your hair with a proper diet, or perhaps supplements designed for that purpose. Taking a holistic approach is the way to go, and that even includes things like reducing your stress levels, and possibly detoxing your body through cleanses.

What do you think? Does Invati work or not?

1,141 Customer Reviews on “Does Invati by Aveda Really Work?

  1. Hey guys,

    I would Invati for men the best review ever. It does take like a month or 2 to give results but it really works. After trying finasteride for 5 years, it gave me low Testerone syndrome. Minoxidil really irritates and burns my face and scalp. Invati for men along with the shampoo has thickened my thinking hair a lot. I can also see many dormant hair follicles re-activating and growing thicker!! I have a renewed sense of confidence now! Cured my depressive state as well. It does work but you need to be patient to see results. Do not expect it over night! May be a month or two and voila!! Behold!

  2. Before investing in a full bottle, I was given a sample. I used it on Sunday evening. On Monday, my scalp started itching so I shampooed my hair using my Wen product. By Tuesday AM, my scalp was so inflamed and my head began to swell. I shampooed my hair with Johnson’s baby shampoo and slept all night on ice packs. On Wednesday, I spent the day in the ER and was diagnosed with Contact Dermatitis. Today, I’m following up with a dermatologist because the itching has returned and the swelling has worsened. I pray that my hair doesn’t completely fall out from this experience. I will be reaching out to Aveda regarding my experience!!!!

    Use at your own risk!


  3. I just received the invati advanced system. Just wanted to know if the scalp revitalizer smells weird. It smells like pepper; just regular pepper that is used every day. My husband also noticed the smell. I put it on my hair when it was dry.

  4. There is a supplement called “BioSil” I get at Whole Foods. I use both the drops and the capsules, and without prompting, my hairdresser told me I had a crazy amount of new growth. Not every biotin supplement works, though, so I recommend this combo. Bio Minerals NV is the manufacturer, Natural Factors is their US distributor. Their products are vegan.

  5. Hi Joyce,

    I replied earlier that I use a coconut-oil based shampoo and conditioner. Both work well.

  6. Hi,
    My hair was thinning and broken from a stylist overcoloring it (high and low lights) that I didn’t ask for. I only wanted a few strands highlighted. Needless to say, it destroyed my hair (this was a few years ago) so I cut as much of the colored hair as I could myself (didn’t trust a stylist) and let it grow out. During the past year I’ve alternated with Mane ‘n Tale shampoo and conditioner and OGX coconut water-based shampoo and conditioner (my mom saw this in a drugstore and suggested I try it). Mom was right! It took about two years (I kept trimming it) to grow out the color and get my hair healthy. For the past two years, I’ve had no splits and shiny hair. Yes, it is thinning a little (it always was thin), and yes, I have gray strands. I shall never again color my hair save for Sun In or lemon juice. Both work well to highlight my dark blonde hair. Best of luck!

  7. I am in my sixties and my hair started shedding by the handsful. The shedding all but stopped with the first use. Now about 5 months later my hair line is filling back in. Wish it didnt cost so much but will continue to use with these results

  8. I want to try this product but I wonder if this product can be used on women of color hair, being it was mentioned it may not work for certain hair types ,also I wonder what happens if you start this product regime and then down the line you decide to give it a break, will you lose the hair that it helped grow provided it works for you . Also I am currently taking a wonderful product called mineral rich it work wonders for growing any hair type it is a liquid vitamin and I totally satisfied with mineral rich but I am going through menopause and wonder if I can use the invati hair revitalizer in conjunction with mineral rich liquid vitamin to boost the condition of my hair .if anyone has useful information regarding these questions I appreciate your response thank s

  9. Hi Kristi!
    I’m happy to read your good results!! Did you start using the coconut oil at the same time you started the Invati? I’m just wondering if it was the combination of the Invati and the coconut oil that helped.
    I know coconut oil can actually regrow hair, but I’m not sure how to apply it, how long to leave it on, etc. Do you apply it to the scalp, or just your hair? What’s your process?

  10. Hi Jolly,
    I don’t know if you’ll see this comment, as your comment is from 2015, but have you tried Biosil? It gets great reviews on amazon and iHerb, and it’s not too expensive, and it helps not just your hair, but skin, joints, and nails (I could care less about my nails, but some women do!). I just started it a few days ago, so I’m not sure but I’m optimistic. A few women on amazon also mentioned they add Evening Primrose Oil and Biotin to their daily regimen, and say it has actually hair regrowth and shine.
    Also, with your thyroid problem, have you checked out Dr. David Brownstein? He has free videos on Youtube you might like to check out. He makes a strong case for Iodine/Iodide, plus I think vitamins A and K2 (I think, please check it out).
    Good luck and God bless!! 🙂

  11. Ive been using for over three months and just bought the liter sizes to continue. My hair completely stopped growing once I turned 46. I would go and have my hair colored at the Aveda salon and had been for almost five years using nothing but Aveda color and shampoos and conditioners. She would always slightly trim the bottom edges and I continued to see zero growth. Finally my aveda girl put me onto Invati and I will never use anything else. She has seen me three times since starting and her comment is she cannot believe how much growth and strength she has seen since the start of the products. She does say the secret is the scalp revitalizer. I love love love it.. my hair has doubled in thickness, and the length has made incredible strides in a three month period. I do use coconut oil at night to moisturize the hair, and that seems to be making my hair very happy as well. Who knew you should make sure that moisturizer made it to your hair as well as your face…. Aveda made the difference and I could not be happier.

  12. I’m researching this product for a friend of mine, and she’s concerned about stopping after she starts using this product. Can anyone speak to that? So far I haven’t found anything that says it will be harmful to stop, but she has been told so and is reluctant to try. Thanks for your help!

  13. Please don’t use this product if you have a medical conditions and are already struggling with hair lose. I am so unhappy with the results after using the system for three months. My hair is falling out even more and the texture and condition of my hair is limp and dead. Don’t do it. I’m not sure what kind of action I can take. I dread having to bring this to the attention of the owner of the salon I go to. Does she have an obligation to help?

  14. I’ve been using the Invanti shampoo/conditioner for 5 months now. My hair has noticeably thinned over the last several years, and my sister, who is an Aveda stylist, suggested Invanti. I will say this… my hair definitely looked fuller and thicker after using it. I still have some episodes where I will “shed” a lot, but it’s not getting any thinner. On the downside, my hair doesn’t feel as soft as it used to before I started using Invanti. I used to have naturally curly hair (long corkscrew curls when dried naturally). Now, after a few months of Invanti, if I let it dry naturally, it looks more like what happens if you braid your hair while it’s wet and let it dry that way. It’s just sort of wavy/crimped. Not very attractive. I’m not sure if I would recommend this shampoo and conditioner for other people with curly hair, but for straight hair, I think it would be pretty good.

  15. Jolly,
    I lost a lot of hair when I was put on steroids a few years ago. I tried the Invati system and I did not loose more hair. If anything my scalp improved quite a bit over time and I noticed new growth and the hair that had been destroyed became healthier. My biggest fear was that I would never be able to grow my hair again. After using this, it has restored confidence in what it says it does. I think you will be surprised if you give it a try and some patience. Good luck!

  16. When i first moved to Elk Grove, Ca my hair was thinning, dull and dry as dead grass. Due to stressful life.
    I went to James Mark Salon. The first one i tough i would try, based on appearance and mannerisms.
    They use a combination of products. By the time it was all over. I cryed hard like a baby, because it was bright with shimmering shine. Felt like silk and flowed so gently and sexy. For the first time in my life. I take pride in the appearance and feel of my hair by having regular deep conditions. I stop for a few months due to my life situations and it dyed.
    My hair looked like i came out a Hollywood rich stars salon.
    That deep conditioning is their secret.
    They recommended a few Aveda Products for my type of hair and conditions. It’s been a year since that first visit. I still get my conditions. My hair grew and full. I continue using the Aveda products recommend ed.
    In closing. If it was a drug then I’m hooked.

  17. Your review of Aveda Invati system is not at all scientific and barely objective and therefore of little help to those evaluating whether to try it. If you carefully read Aveda’s claim it does not promise to regrow hair or to prevent the growth of existing hair from slowing or stopping. It only claims to reduce hair loss due to breakage and to make your thinning hair “look better”. I have been using the Invati system for over a year, as directed, and it has not slowed my balding at all. It is a high quality shampoo, conditioner and scalp revitalizer that makes my thinning hair look good, and seemingly thicker, denser, and stronger but does nothing to stop the balding process. It is VERY expensive, and without providing the benefit of regrowing hair and stopping balding it is worth about 60% of its retail price, as a high quality solution to make you thinning hair look the best it can.

  18. I have been using the shampoo,conditioner and the scalp revitalizer set of Invati since 2/4/14 and am surprised and disappointed in the hair loss that I have ensued. I am afraid to continue with this product because of the amount of hair that I have lost. The consultant that I conversed with in the store gave me high hopes that did not turn out as I expected. Any more ideas? Just got comment that duplicate comment detected. This is the first time that I’m writing to you. Does Aveda not want to hear comments? I am a long time user of your cleansing products.

  19. What condition is that? Hair loss is very frightening to me too, but a lot of people have to deal with it.

    I have low thyroid and it has cause my hair to become thinner and more brittle. I have lost a lot of volume. i am seeing a doctor, and taking thyroid hormone for a couple of months as well as iron, Vitamin D and B supplements. I feel like I am still losing hair. I have a lot of stress (and this–figuring out my optimal thyroid treatment and diet– adds to it tremendously.)

    My mom bought me the Aveda Invati system as a gift, since I’ve been so depressed. I am too scared to try it. The reviews on are mixed, and I can’t afford to have something make me lose even more hair.

    I’ve been wearing a hat every day to work. I hope it’s not hurting my hair. I wish we could all just wear hats and wigs with no questions asked.

    My late 30’s have become the worst time of my life so far because of the hair loss and depression. My family is tired of me complaining and thinks I have “enough” hair. I can tell how spare it has gotten though, especially the front and sides. I am not comfortable in my own skin anymore. I hope and pray for success for anyone facing these issues!

  20. From what I know there is a rare condition which thins your hair at first and eventually makes you go bald, but it’s very rare and there are treatments for that. If your condition’s very serious I’d suggest you go see a doctor, but if you don’t think it’s too serious then try out some reputable hair health restoring products first.

  21. I dread the day that I’ll wake up and realize that I’m going bald… I don’t want that and I know if it happens my confidence might never recover from it. My friend tells me that your hair thins before you go bald. Can anyone confirm this? My hair’s been getting thinner and thinner over the past couple of years and now I look like I barely have hair.

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