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Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

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Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

4.2 oz Item 2238061

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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
 
4.5

(based on 114 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (84)
  • Lightweight (82)
  • Smells great (73)
  • Controls frizz (72)
  • Non-greasy (71)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (61)
  • Straight hair (35)
  • Thick hair (32)
  • Curly hair (30)
  • Fine hair (24)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (58), Straight hair (29), Very curly hair (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (45), Product junkie (38), Survivalist / minimalist (23)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes! I say do it!

By Linda

from Boca Raton, Fl

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

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

    I have tried so many different types of hair products. I should win an award for how many different types I've tried. I have very curly hair it's not necessarily kinky but I live in Florida and it tends to get extremely humid. I have had the keratin treatment, and use it's a 10 deep conditioning mask religiously. I usually tend to have very well controlled hair after the deep conditioning but I noticed for a few months that my hair was getting extremely dry. I straighten my hair once a week every time I wash it. I was wondering why it was getting so dry and realized that the alcohol in my heat protectant...kenra brand was drying it out.after some reviews I found bamboo and can already tell the difference! Worth it! Soft and not stiff and very silly.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Hair Saver!

    By LIsa O.

    from New Jersey

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Reviewer

    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:

      I can only speak for my own blonde, straight, and fine type of hair, but for me, this product saved me! It has been the ONLY product to date that holds up to its claims. My hair was always getting damaged from heat - curling iron and blow dryer every single day, plus color on the regular. It was brittle and breaking and it seemed like the split ends would appear soon after a cut, especially noticeable with blonde hair. Since using this product for nearly a year or so now, I can put my hair through the wringer and it saves it every time. Thank you Alterna .. for coming up with a great product!! Don't change it or discontinue!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Love this product!! Use it all the time!!

      By Gee

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Thicker Hair

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

        Use to control frizz and as a heat protectant for using a flat iron.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        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

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                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used on African American hair?
                      Asked on 8/5/2017 by Tuttie from Tennessee

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it can be used by any hair type.

                        Answered on 9/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Can I use thus product if I leave my hair curly and use a diffuser?
                      Asked on 7/27/2017 by Ruth from Peyton, CO

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely. This will still provide heat protection even when diffusing. It will also soften hair to lock in moisture, eliminating dryness and brittleness while fortifying hair to naturally increase strength and elasticity.

                        Answered on 8/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good if I want to keep my natural curls and use a diffuser?
                      Asked on 7/26/2017 by Ruth from CO

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely. This will still provide heat protection even when diffusing. It will also soften hair to lock in moisture, eliminating dryness and brittleness while fortifying hair to naturally increase strength and elasticity.

                        Answered on 8/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      If I use it once a week, how long will it last? i have thick, medium length hair.
                      Asked on 6/12/2017 by tator thy tot from round rock

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Unfortunately, there is no good way to really estimate this, as everyone uses a slightly different amount based on texture and preference. But, if I had to guess, it would probably last about 6 months with your hair type and routine. Again, this is just a guess.

                        Answered on 9/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • 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
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