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By Rasshi N.
I am here again with a review on another hair serum! This particular product was suggested to me by my current hairstylist (who by the way is a complete genius cause of what she has done with my hair). My hairstylist told me that it would be my perfect companion when I needed to go out and required a little volume, shine and an oomph factor in my hair, along with the guarantee of it feeling soft. She also said that, this product is so great it can also be put to use after washing my hair and used as a daily wear serum. Okay, I would like to say that I completely swear by her suggestions for my hair, since my hair has never looked or felt this good before! My waves fall so well and my hair does not look wispy, instead my layers provide me the right volume and appear absolutely gorgeous. Okay enough about my hair and my love for it, let’s get straight to the review :).
£28.95/ Rs. 2,908.68 (I bought it at the salon for this price, but I am aware that you get it much cheaper online).
This cream combines strengthening pure organic bamboo extract and shine-amplifying organic Indian gooseberry in a paraben- and sodium-chloride-free formula that infuses every strand with nourishing moisture and shine-enhancing vital nutrients. Infused with Color Hold® technology for maximum color retention, hair looks dramatically shinier and healthier.
My Experience with Alterna Bamboo Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream:
Alterna is a great brand for hair, I also was using their shampoos until last month when I switched back to Moroccan Oil when I was in India. And this product from the brand has not disappointed me one bit, it is free from Parabens, Phthalates, Gluten, Synthetic Color and Mineral oil, due to which it definitely gains a brownie point from me.
It comes in a plastic squeeze tube, the packaging is really different and cool. The tube is green in colour, complimenting its name “Bamboo,” and it has a plastic cap that requires to be flipped open. It is a white cream and its consistency is pretty thick compared to other serums I have used in the past. I know that, usually we find them to be pretty runny and transparent. The product has a little shimmer to it, which cannot be seen once the product is applied, but a little residue of the diamond dust is left behind on the hands.
Moreover, it’s a joy to smell this product, it’s so fresh and has hints of lemongrass to it. The fragrance actually makes me a little nostalgic and has a really special place in my heart, since I have a memory attached to it :’). The fresh scent is not at all overpowering, but is enough to make your hair smell amazing upon application. My sisters love how my hair smells after I apply this, and let me tell you this, everyone will enjoy taking a whiff of your lovely hair when you use this cream.
The most important bit about this product, my hair feels so beautiful after using this product. It gives a glamorous shine to my hair locks and enhances the brown colour extremely well. The cream actually works wonders on chemically damaged hair, something that has undergone heavy colouring or rebonding, etc. I have never coloured my hair in my life and thankfully, it is not damaged, but it controls my natural frizz really well, giving my waves a very polished look. It is definitely my perfect companion, when I need to make my hair look extra special. Since I never use heat (unless I get a hair cut), I need products that will make my natural waves to look tamed, enhanced and attain volume, and this cream my friends is the answer to everything I have asked for. If you all are looking for a product that will enhance and make you embrace your natural hair on even those extra special days, I suggest you try this product. Having said that, I would not recommend it to people who have really dry curly hair as I don’t think it would help settle the frizz that much and make your hair look smoother, but it can definitely be used to scrunch the ends of your curls to make them look more enhanced. I sometimes mix a teeny tiny amount of my Wella SP luxe oil to it and apply it through the length of my hair and the result is amazing soft hair.
Unlike other products that we use to create volume to our hair, that make our hair look and feel sticky, this one is far far far away from it. I enjoy how despite it having a creamy texture, the product is so lightweight and my hair does not feel heavy or greasy even one percent. Obviously, you must not over-use the product, you only require the product to be as big as a dime and work it through the length of your hair. I would strongly advise everyone not to use the products near the roots of your hair or scalp as it would make it very greasy and oily.
Overall, I am obsessed with this cream and definitely make constant use of it whenever I need that extra primping and have the desire to make my hair look more special.
Pros of Alterna Bamboo Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream:
- The smell is extremely fresh!
- Leaves the hair looking glossy and shiny.
- Enhances the look of the hair.
- Tames the frizz really well.
- Can be used as a heat protectant.
- Does not contain parabens.
- Enhances curly hair when you use it to scrunch the curls.
- Travel friendly.
Cons of Alterna Bamboo Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream:
- Contains dimethicone.
- Pretty expensive, but worth it.
Would I Repurchase Alterna Bamboo Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream?
Yes, I most definitely would. I am on my third tube already.
Would I Recommend Alterna Bamboo Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream?
Yes, it is worth every penny you spend on it. If you want to embrace your natural hair while on a special night out please go ahead and try it.
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