Most people either love or loathe Aveda haircare. They usually feature unique scents (either very earthy or very fresh and clean), in addition to having a huge range of haircare that suits different needs.
The Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment is a hair mask basically. It's in a light white cream consistency, not runny but not too thick either. The scent is slightly earthy yet also has a slight essential oil scent (I cannot pinpoint which essential oil, but like the scent when you walk into one of those essential oil stores).
It spreads easily on the hair, and feels like it absorbs quickly. After shampooing, I leave this for about 3-5 minutes then rinse. It leaves my hair soft and bouncy and actually feel a bit 'repaired'.
With a lot of haircare, I firmly believe you will need to find several treatments or masks in addition to shampoos to suit your different hair needs. Particularly with treatment products, sometimes your hair is lack lustre for different reasons, and alternating a few treatments can ensure your hair gets a balanced intake of all the goodness.
I use this in alternating with my other moisturising hair masques like Kerastase oleo relax, or nutri-thermique and find it works quite well, it seems to add something that the other two kerastase or my Amino Acid conditioners (e.g. Kiehls amino acid conditioner or Fancl amino acid conditioner) don't have. Using this regularly it doesn't seem as effective, but alternating with other products seems to boost the overall effect.
Overall 4/5. I would tentatively repurchase- however as said it seems a bit different to my other moisturising hair masques and using once a week or fortnight seems to be more noticeably effective than using it as a regular treatment.