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Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

Alterna

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 111 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (81)
  • Lightweight (79)
  • Smells great (70)
  • Controls frizz (69)
  • Non-greasy (69)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Greasy (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Strong odor (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (59)
  • Straight hair (35)
  • Thick hair (31)
  • Curly hair (29)
  • Fine hair (24)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (57), Straight hair (28), Very curly hair (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (45), Product junkie (35), Survivalist / minimalist (23)

Reviewed by 111 customers

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5.0

Great product!

By KR

from Sacramento

About Me Product Junkie

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:

    love this product! I have fine straight hair and it is'nt a "heavy" product whatsoever. I use it daily and have seen it improve my breakage problem. And it smells great too!

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    4.0

    Great product

    By Kaycee

    from Beaumont, Texas

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz
    • Easy To Use
    • Smells Great
    • Strong Hold

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

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

    Helps control frizz and protects my curly hair when I
    Use my straightener. I like the gold and the smell. It's a little thick but I'd rather that than it be greasy so overall good!

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    I'm on my 4th bottle it's go great!

    By The Jatana

    from Fort smith, AR

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      I use this as a detangler everyday. I have extremely long hair that tangles so easily. It makes combing my hair after showers so much easier. And it protects my hair from heat damage on the days I decide to curl it.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Jessica

      from Stockton

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        After shampooing

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Amazing for damaged hair!

        By Maddiemalibu

        from Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thicker Hair

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

          I love this product because it does more than just protect from heat. I have thick curly hair naturally but I get highlights and Brazilian blowout. This product makes straightening easier, with damp hair I just apply and style with my heat tools and it feels sooo soft! Plus it doesn't have that chemical smell that you get from cheaper heat protectants.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          By Amanda

          from Metairie, Louisiana

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Makes hair silky
          • Protects from heat

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Love this product. I am transitioning from dark hair back to blonde hair. Since my hair has color on top of color, my hair stylist has to bleach my hair to get it to a lighter brown color in order to highlight it. Well lets just say that thi process has dried my hair out a little bit. So I read the reviews and tried this product and it works wonders. I do about 5 pumps in my hair before I blow dry it ( I have medium length hair) and my hair is so silky and healthy looking after I finish drying it. I get complemented on how great my hair looks. Ive tried a lot of hair styling products over the years from all the dyeing and highlighting ive done to my hair, and this product is definately one of my favs!!!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              4.0

              Decent Protectant Spray

              By Discriminating Shopper

              from Brighton, MI

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use
              • Straight Hair
              • Thicker Hair
              • Thinner Hair

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

              This spray does a decent job and has a light scent. I like that it is gluten free and does not contain common, harmful chemicals. It is expensive for a product of this type.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Love Bamboo Smooth

              By Kelley

              from Coppell, TX

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use
                • Straight Hair
                • Thicker Hair
                • Thinner Hair

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

                I spray it in my hair after washing. It's makes my hair so smooth and soft. Smells great also!

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's the best heat protectant I've ever used.

                By Maria

                from Merrillville, IN

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Straight Hair
                  • Thicker Hair
                  • Thinner Hair

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

                  As I have aged my hair has become dull and dried out but this product protects it fromhest damage and gives it shine.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Makes my hair look amazing!! ❤

                  By Nohren1973

                  from Central Illinois

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Straight Hair
                    • Thinner Hair

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

                    I have fine, color-treated aging hair which gets heat styled a LOT to give it some needed body. I have tried many, many heat protectants including Living Proof's smelly aerosol, Chi Iron Guard 44, Redken, etc. This stuff makes my hair smooth, sleek, full-looking, and beautifully straight all day long. My hair is a couple inches past my shoulders and I don't need much. I spray 5-7 pumps i to my palm, rub my palms together, and work through my hair. I believe it has really protected my hair from the almost daily use of hot tools. It's well worth the price to me, a little goes a long way. Holy Grail heat protectant. I did not buy from Ulta but will be stocking up from Ulta.com.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

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                    • Q:

                      I would like to know if this product can only be used for heat protecting. Will I benefit from applying it as leave in and air dry my hair. I am looking for a solution for my breakage. My hair simply won't grow past shoulder length. It is curly, thick but fragile.
                      Asked on 6/6/2017 by Narci from Woodbridge, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We would recommend the Caviar Repair Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir to protect against future breakage and maximize hair's potential length. You may also want to try the Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray. That is a thermal protectant but will give you the strengthening and smoothing benefits you may be looking for.

                        Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Can I use it just as a leave-in to help my breakage or does it have to be activated by heat?
                      Asked on 5/28/2017 by Curly head from Woodbridge, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can use as a leave-in and still get the same same great results - soft hair that locks in moisture to eliminate dryness and brittleness while fortifying hair to naturally increase strength and elasticity.

                        Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Is this product cruelty free?
                      Asked on 5/14/2017 by Mackenzie from Detroit, MI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Alterna Haircare is committed to sustainable practices and we do not test any formulas or individual ingredients on animals. However, as a growing brand, we do not have the capacity for the registration process and fees in order to obtain third party cruelty free certification at this time. Of note, our CAVIAR line contains caviar extract, which is sourced according to the CITES convention concerning animal and vegetable species protection—to avoid uncontrolled fishing of sturgeons, the eggs used come from a Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii) breeding farm in France.

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Is this vegan? Cruelty Free? No animal by products? Etc
                      Asked on 4/21/2017 by NikkiHitchcock from GA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Alterna Haircare is committed to sustainable practices and we do not test any formulas or individual ingredients on animals. However, as a growing brand, we do not have the capacity for the registration process and fees in order to obtain third party cruelty free certification at this time. Of note, our CAVIAR line contains caviar extract, which is sourced according to the CITES convention concerning animal and vegetable species protection—to avoid uncontrolled fishing of sturgeons, the eggs used come from a Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii) breeding farm in France.

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      hello
                      this is work as a heat protection so I can apply it then use flat or curling iron ?
                      Asked on 3/27/2017 by yasmeen

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is a spray that instantly repairs, strengthens and smooths strands. It also provides thermal protection up to 428°F.

                        Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      I know it says to use on towel-dried hair, but is there anything wrong with using it on dry hair? I apply it to a small section of dry hair, let the product dry for about a minute, then run flat iron over it. Is this ok, as long as the products has dried before I run the flat iron over?
                      Asked on 3/4/2017 by TCat from Maryland

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product can be applied to damp or dry hair prior to heat styling.

                        Answered on 3/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain synthetic preservatives like formaldehyde? Are ingredients 100% natural?
                      Asked on 1/19/2017 by Nature from Irvine, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not formulate with formaldehyde.

                        Answered on 2/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • 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
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