May 5, 2016

ALTERNA Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Rapid Repair Spray® (review)


A vitamin-packed spray that helps revitalize hair while adding instant shine and moisture.

This shine spray helps add moisture and vibrancy to hair while combating natural, chemical, and environmental stresses. It can be used as a thermal protectant when applied pre-styling, or as a finishing shine spray for a lustrous look.

Formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

My experience with Alterna Caviar line of products has been more than amazing. Everything that I have tried from this line has done wonders for my hair, which is very fine and frizzy to begin with.

I picked this product for getting that extra dose of shine and healthy looking hair. In the past I used to love this shine mist from Ojon. I don't know the exact name of that product, as it came in a kit. Currently, I don't see that product anymore on Ulta website, but that shine spray was fantastic. It was holy grail material and I have yet to find something that could replace it. 

Color: Clear

Texture and Consistency: Thin, non sticky, like water

Application: I apply it as a finishing spray after blow drying and styling. Also, I use it on damp hair before using hot tools as a heat protectant. Not necessarily both ways at same time.

Scent/Fragrance: This smells horrible to my nose. It smells like cheap hair sprays, very alcohol and worst part is the scent lingers on for the whole day. It is strange though because every Alterna product I have tried smells very good and every review I read for this product claimed that this one smells great!! Maybe, I got a bad batch or something is wrong with my nose. 

Feel and Effect on the hair: The spray did not weigh my hair down nor it left any residue, which is a good thing. It did not do anything to tame the frizz, but I didn't expect it because that is not what the spray is meant to do. The product did not do anything it claimed. I did not notice any extra shine or added moisture in my hair. The hair just looked 'blah'. 

Packaging: This comes in a frosted, purple plastic bottle with a spray. The nozzle dispenses fine mist and not just squirts the product. The distribution is even. 

Verdict: As much as I hoped this product to replace my beloved Shine mist from Ojon, it failed to deliver the basics. Not only the scent was horrible, it did nothing for my hair. Absolutely nothing! There was no shine, no added moisture, no extra smoothness. 
Maybe the product is not meant for my hair type. But nowhere on the packaging it says 'not for fine, frizzy hair'. Now, I use this as thermal protectant, just to finish off the product.

A thumbs down this was.

Few Alterna products that I have tried 


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