I can't say I was really all that surprised when I tried Aveda's Light Elements Texturizing Creme and Light Elements Shaping Wax and loved both products. I mean, it's Aveda - their stuff is always great! These two styling creams smell the same (that delicious sandalwood-citrus scent is intoxicating), but provide two different results. The Shaping Wax, while it's actually very light (only slightly sticky in the hands) has a fabulous hold and doesn't feel crunchy at all when it's in the hair. You only need a small amount to achieve the piecy, sexy beach look. Probably the best shaping wax I've used in my shoulder-length hair. And even after giving my head some good scrunching, my hair is still soft to touch. With their Texturizing Creme, you get the piecy result but there isn't a hold so much as a defining of the layers in your hair. Even though the box says to use on dry hair, I found it worked better when my hair was damp. I used a small amount, emulsified it in my palms and ran it through my hair. The end result was smooth layers which made my hair look beautifully polished (looked as though I had been at the salon getting a blowout). Both stylers are well-worth checking out for any length hair. You just need to decide if you're wanting to achieve the "night-after, beach hook-up" look or the "sexy night out at a nice restaurant with a hottie" look. I see nothing wrong with either direction. Can be purchased online or in stores for $24.00 each.
Samples were sent to me from a PR representative working with Aveda.