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Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

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Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

Item #: 2238061 Size: 4.2 oz

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With an exceptionally high level of thermal protection of up to 428 degrees, hair is not only repaired and replenished but also thoroughly protected inside and out. Features strengthening organic bamboo extract and smoothing kendi oil for hair that is stronger, sleeker and noticeably healthier without frizz.

What it is formulated to do:

  • Protects from heat up to 428 degrees
  • Repairs and helps protect against damage caused by high temperature heat styling tools and harsh chemicals
  • Softens hair and locks in moisture to eliminate dryness and brittleness
  • Forms a protective barrier around the hair's outer layer to help prevent breakage, splitting and snapping
  • Helps detangle hair, preventing breakage by making combing easier
  • For all hair types. Safe for hair which is treated with color, keratin smoothing treatment, or perm.
  • Formulated without sulfates, sodium chloride, parabens, gluten, DEA/TEA, phthalates, triclosan, synthetic dye


Key ingredients:

  • Organic bamboo extract: Immediately boosts hair's intrinsic strength, flexibility and sustainability for stronger, healthier, better-performing hair
  • Organic kendi oil: Works to repair and maintain the hair's lipid layer. Protects hair from future damage by infusing it with multiple essential fatty acids (omegas 3,6,9) and anti-oxidant powerhouse tocopherol
  • Kendi Intense Protect Complex: Prevents breakage and provides protection from heat damage up to 428 degrees, which is significantly higher than other products on the market (most protect up to 356 degrees)
Apply to clean towel dried hair. Comb through and style as desired. Can be followed with other styling products prior to styling.
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polysilicone-15, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Phospholipids, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Methoxy PEG-16 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Polyquaternium-10, Silanetriol Melaninate, Superoxide Dismutase, Bromelain, Papain, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment.

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AlternaBamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray
 
4.4

(based on 95 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (67)
  • Lightweight (67)
  • Non-greasy (63)
  • Smells great (62)
  • Controls frizz (55)

Cons

  • Greasy (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Strong odor (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (47)
  • Straight hair (29)
  • Thick hair (26)
  • Curly hair (23)
  • Fine hair (19)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (46), Straight hair (25), Very curly hair (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (37), Product junkie (30), Survivalist / minimalist (21)

Reviewed by 95 customers

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5.0

LOVE IT!

By Jackie p

from Ocala Florida

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great heat protector
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

      I'm trying to grow my hair out but also straighten it daily. This product is a life saver and my hair stylist commented on how less damaged my hair is since I started using it. It smells amazing too! This is definitely a life saver for heat styling

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would buy this product

      By Kiry

      from Long Beach, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Doesn't Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

        I like the product. If it supposed to help tame my unruly hair after blow dry, it did not work. It seem to create more frizz. However, I think for the breakage part, it seem to work. My hair didn't break while I was blow drying.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Works great

        By Cheri

        from San Jose, Ca

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

          A little goes a long way

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love love love this product

          By Nikki on the fly

          from Portland OR

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

              Tried a different product lately and had to go back to this.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will never buy another thermal protectant

              By Jess

              from Arlington, TX

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Straight Hair
                • Tangled hair
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

                I use this product after I shower & before I style my hair, a little bit goes such a long way! This product has changed the way I do my hair, I have blonde hair & so it dries out easily & my hair can get very tangled, I love this product because I can use it & style my hair & I don't have to brush it a million times throughout the day because it stays detangled! This product is the best product I've found for hair like mine, I have naturally wavy hair, it's fine, but I have a lot of it & I can't say it enough that I will never buy another detangler or thermal protectant other than this!

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                Loveeeeee

                By Cecilia

                from Scranton, Pa

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

                The best heat protecter I have ever used. Leave hair soft and shiny. Cuts down the time I spent flat ironing my hair. I especially love that's free of harsh cheminal. I recommend this product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                meh

                By kinablanco

                from Oceanside, CA

                Pros

                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

                  I really like the Bamboo shine spray, so I thought I'd give this heat protectant spray a shot. I haven't had it that long, but I'm already extremely annoyed with the spray bottle. It gets clogged after the second spritz (its a little thicker of a product) and I have to keep wiping it in order to get an even spray. I started just spraying the product on my hand and rubbing it together to run my fingers through it. However, if i need to put more on, my fingers are too slippery to spray it again . I know its kind of a petty thing to complain about, but when you're in a rush to get ready, this is kind of a pain in the butt.

                  The smell is great, but I haven't noticed a significant difference in my hair. The ends seems to feel dryer for some reason.

                  Pretty sure I'll be returning this product and going back to Keratin Complex thermal protectant while i find some healthier alternative. (overuse of keratin can keep the hair from being properly moisturized since it seals the hair cuticle)

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not for me

                  By Kai

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Work
                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Straight Hair

                  Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

                  I bought this based on reviews and I love the Caviar Oil Creme and Moisture lines. Having never tried their Bamboo, I bought it for my heat protectant for the times that I have to use it, which is only about once every other month, so very infrequently. The label says "Smooth" but it made my hair extremely frizzy, to the point even after styling my hair had so much frizz all around my head. I returned it and the manager recommended Kenra Platinum, she even had me smell it, and the scent was amazing, so I will be purchasing that next.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Smell me

                  By Christine Sams

                  from Rancho Cucamonga

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

                    I started using this product about a month again, my hair feels softer, looks shinier and smells so good!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Preferred product for chemical free thermal protection

                    By ATX

                    from Austin TX

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Straight Hair
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray:

                      Easy to use though more of a spritz would provide more coverage. Best product I've found with a good EWG score.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

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                      • Q:

                        I have African American hair, and currently use the Alterna Moisture Milk (Leave in conditioner), Alterna Multivitamin Heat Protectant Spray, and Argan Oil on my damp hair before I blow dry to straighten. Would this product go on before or after the Argan oil (when I blow dry)?
                        Asked on 10/10/2016 by Roselynn from San Diego, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          All Alterna products are designed to be layered and used based on your needs/desires for your hair type, however we might suggest applying before the Argan Oil.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        If I flat iron my hair in the morning when it's dry, how do I use this productAnti-Breakage Thermal Protectant. Do I use night before?
                        Asked on 6/9/2016 by Tb

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The BAMBOO Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is to be applied to freshly cleansed, towel dried hair prior to styling.

                          Answered on 6/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used everyday? Does it contain keratin protein. I've heard too much keratin will cause breakage.
                        Asked on 3/26/2016 by Sismarie from MENOMONEE falls, wisconsin

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes this product can be used everyday. It does not contain keratin. It has a combination of oils and thermal protectants to help prevent breakage during heat styling.

                          Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        can this be used if i have the brazilian blowout?
                        Asked on 12/24/2015 by stephanie f from mission,TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is paraben, sulfate and gluten free however it is always best to double check with your stylist if you have any concerns.

                          Answered on 1/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        Will this work well when styling with a curling wand or curling iron? I don't want it to way my hair down so much that it wont hold curl.
                        Asked on 10/29/2015 by Bl29

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          No, Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is meant for those with hair that is prone to breakage, those with curly hair who style their hair straight, anyone who styles with heat tools and who chemically treats or relaxes their hair.

                          Answered on 11/5/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        Is it paraben free?
                        Asked on 10/9/2015 by Ildi from Adelaide Australia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, all Alterna products are paraben free.

                          Answered on 10/12/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        Does this make the hair stiff or crunchy? Does it protect against humidity?
                        Asked on 9/4/2015 by lbeauty junkie from sacramento, ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          No, this will not leave the hair stiff or crunchy. It has Organic Kendi Oil which helps to protect against humidity.

                          Answered on 9/14/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        Is this product sulfate free?
                        Asked on 7/15/2015 by christib

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this product is sulfate free.

                          Answered on 7/16/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        In what order should I apply this product before blow drying? I apply a leave-in conditioner first, then mousse, and lastly a root lift spray. Does this product go on before leave-in conditioner or last, after everything else?
                        Asked on 5/22/2015 by Bella from Phoenix, AZ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Use this product after your leave in conditioner but before your styling products.

                          Answered on 5/22/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                      • Q:

                        Is it this product good for a coarse curly hair, I just read positive things but with fine, frizz hair.
                        Asked on 5/22/2015 by good shopper from carlsbad CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This products works for all hair types.

                          Answered on 5/22/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
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