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Davines- More Inside Styling Products

For those who have been with me for multiple years, they have witnessed my failed relationships... with professional product lines that is (ok, so maybe there’s been a few dud boyfriends along the way but that’s a different blog!).  I have struggled throughout the years to find “the one.”  To find a product line that suits not only my professional needs, but the needs of Team Architexture, the needs of Mother Earth and the needs of our clients as well.  Taking on this task of finding an excellent product line to please so many people, has been difficult to say the least.  I was in search of a line that we could stand behind, represent and feel passionate about.  Oh, the pressure!

In my quest for the best, I created a list, a list of ‘must haves.‘  My must haves:  a paraben/sulfate free shampoo that can breakdown natural oils in the hair, emulsify.  A shampoo that doesn’t strip the hair of essential oils, moisturizes and doesn’t weigh down.  A product line that is prescriptive for each individual client.  Styling products that can either repel moisture or retain it to enhance texture.  Whether someone has super curly, course thick hair, fine/limp hair or heavily processed, colour treated hair, I was in search of finding a product line to suit each individual.  

The Search is Over!

Ladies and Gents, I am more than proud to introduce you to our new line, our new love,  Davines!!!  As you can see, I am so excited with it, I gave it three !!!.  Davines is pronounced, da-veh-ness.  It is an Italian line, formulated in and shipped directly from Parma Italy.  This fabulous company works with the non-profit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Onlus, joining the Presidia Project, they are part of the LifeGate Zero Impact Project as well.  

Davines Essentials Shampoo and Conditioners

Davines Essentials Shampoo and Conditioners

Davines has a quite a few different families in their line of luxurious haircare and each family has a specific role.  I especially love that Davines does exactly what is says it is going to do.  The packaging literally says, “This is a strong hairspray” or “This is a curl enhancing mousse.”  The line keeps it simple all the while, making a positive impact on the Earth (and your lovely locks!) by using the minimum amount of plastic required to properly protect the precious formulas it contains.  Not to mention, the packs are food-grade plastic and can be reused as containers for pots, plants or snacks!  We would like to encourage our clients to reduce, reuse, recycle and as a small thank you for keeping it green, we offer a $2 recycling credit to put toward your next Davines purchase when you bring your used Davines packages to us for recycling! 

Every product in the Essentials Shampoo and Conditioning line contains 1 specific active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidia Farm.  They are also committed to sustainability and reforestation, making sure every particle of a slow food purchased for a specific hair product is completely used or given back to Slow Food farmers to be replanted.  The paper wrap around the More Inside styling line is reforested and boasts super cute, quirky sketches of actual Davines employees on the inside of the packaging, so creative!

Tackling summer heat with confidence

Throughout my search, I was hoping to find a styling line that could defend the hot humid, oppressive weather we Kansas Citians endure during the summer.  My number one must have in my search?  A humidity resistant product to tame my ‘foamy’ hair on a humid day, retain the moisture if I were to enhance the curl or a hairspray to shield the hair from humidity without weighing it down.  Guess what?!  I found it!  Actually, I not only found it but I feel as though I struck gold when settling on this delicious line.  Ok, ok... if the truth be told, my co-worker, Caleb officially set me up with Davines and for his insight, I am truly grateful.  

Davines is all encompassing.  Their products are legit.  Whether you have fine/limp hair, a short texturized cut, long wavy hair or ridiculously course, thick hair.  Their products are not just for women, our men love them too (especially the pomades)!  Davines is a line we are standing behind, we are passionate about and is a haircare line I see us growing with.  

Looking for a change in your daily haircare routine?  Ring the salon to set up a consultation and consider allowing us to prescribe a few fabulous products for your fabulous self and feel confident knowing you are participating in a fun way to better protect not only your hair but Mother Earth as well.