Hair treatments are very important. Apart from using the proper hair shampoo and conditioner, if you are styling your hair with heat, drying chemicals etc, you should definitely be using a hair masque. There are so many hair treatments out there, it’s really hard to know which one actually works. One brand I swear by for my hair care is Alterna. I’ve been using this brand after my hair stylist recommended it years ago. Here is a little about the brand:
Alterna has pioneered luxury hair care since 1997. They believe we shouldn’t have to choose between clinically-proven, salon-tested results & natural, good-for-you ingredients. Precious and sustainable ingredients such as Caviar, Seasilk, Bamboo, Kendi Oil & more are used in their products that deliver pure powerful benefits. Their products are also free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates & other harsh or unnecessary additives.
Back in the days when I first started using Alterna, it was exclusively sold in salons, but nowadays, they are available in stores such as Sephora, DermStore and Ulta, which is awesome. I’ve used their Caviar Line for years and it worked wonders on my hair and trust me, my hair has gone through some rough days. Ok, now about my new fav: Alterna Ten Hair Masque.
Ten Hair Masque is essentially a hair masque, which has the perfect fusion of 10 of the most effective ingredients from around the globe. These include extracts of Champagne, Grape Seed Oil, Arabian Frankincense, Bulgarian Evening Primrose & 7 more luxurious ingredients. Intense moisturization heals all kinds of damage and boosts strand health. All hair types can benefit from this concentrated nourishing treatment.
Champagne- Makes hair smooth and silky.
Grape Seed Oil- Antioxidant- contains a high amount of linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid. Protects hair against moisture loss.
Arabian Frankincense- Promotes healthy scalp, moisturizes hair follicles to prevent and treat hair loss.
Bulgarian Evening Primrose- Contains GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid which is an anti-inflammatory, nourishes scalp.
Price: $55/150ml USD
This treatment is intense and you only need a small amount. I use it once a week on damp hair in the shower after shampooing, mainly to my ends and wait for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out. Currently my hair is black/red ombre and it is helping the bleached areas. I wouldn’t say my hair is terribly damaged, but with the bleaching and coloring in the last few months, it has become dry and somewhat brittle. The treatment has made it smoother, healthier and shinier. There are some hair treatments which basically just coat your hair with chemicals to make it look shinier and healthier, but not Alterna products. The key ingredients prove that it does heal your hair from the inside out. Since it’s such an intense treatment, it does weigh fine hair down…so if you are concerned about volume, maybe use this on your days off or on ponytail days. I think girls with thick or curly hair will definitely love this treatment.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Excellent treatment for any dry, damaged or bleached hair. Fined haired girls- use it on your days off or on ponytail days, coz it will weigh your hair down — curly or thick-haired girls will definitely love this. Highly recommended.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Propylene Glycol Isoceteth-3 Acetate , Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polysilicone-15, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Tyrosinase, Glycine Max (Soybean) Symbiosome Lysate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Peroxidase, Saccharomyces Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces Lysate Ferment, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Amino Acyl TRNA Synthetase, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cassia Italica Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tuber Magnatum Pico, Algae Extract, Boswellia Carterii Extract, Bromelain, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Corn Oligosaccharides, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Lactoferrin, Sodium Polyaspartate, Niacinamide Polypeptide (Vitamin B3) , Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pantothenic Acid Polypeptide (Vitamin B5), Acetyl Methionine, Acetyl Serine, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Copper Lysl Oxidase, Papain, Melanin, Peptone, Phospholipids, Phytosphingosine, Pikea Robusta Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Silk Amino Acids, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Stearalkonium Chloride, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Hydrolyzed Silk PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol Crosspolymer, PEG-45M, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Trideceth-12, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Parfum/Fragrance, Linalool, Red 40 (CI 16035, Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Blue 1 (CI 42090).