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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 89 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (63)
  • Lightweight (63)
  • Non-greasy (59)
  • Smells great (58)
  • Controls frizz (52)

Cons

  • Greasy (4)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Strong odor (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Straight hair (28)
  • Thick hair (25)
  • Curly hair (22)
  • Fine hair (19)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (43), Straight hair (25), Very curly hair (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (36), Product junkie (29), Survivalist / minimalist (18)

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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
     
    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

      (2 of 2 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
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Bri

        from Southern Maryland

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I haven't used a heat protectant in years because they always seem to leave my hair sticky or weighed down. However, after reading reviews of this it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for and man am I glad I tried it out! This leave no residue behind and seems to really condition the hair as you blow dry/style. My hair usually lays weird the first day of straightening (I was my hair every 3 days) but when I use this is cooperates and lays beautifully and is so silky and healthy looking. My ends even look fantastic! I love this stuff and it smells really good too!

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair
             
            5.0

            Best product ever

            By Rachel the hoArder

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

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

              My ends are so damaged and I use this to protect and repair. I live for this product and recommend it to everyone.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              I seriously love this stuff

              By Sami

              from Clearwater

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Difficult to use

              Best Uses

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

                I absolutely love this product. I straighten/curl my hair almost daily, but have always been reluctant to use a heat protecting product because any product in my hair makes it greasy or sticky. This product makes my hair smooth, soft, and free of frizz after I flat iron it. It also makes my ends look healthier and feel better. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone looking for a good heat protector. The only thing I don't like is the spray pump on it. The instructions say to spray it directly in my hair, but the product comes out in more of a straight line than a spray or mist so I get too much in one spot and not enough in the surrounding area of hair. Instead, I just spray it into my hand and rub it through my hair. It's possible I just got a bad one, but I will be repurchasing so I guess I will find out!

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not impressed

                By Rio

                from Michigan

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

                I agree with some of the reviews relative to making my hair dull. The first day, it looked great, shiny and felt silky. Day two, not so great. My hair looked dull
                and dirty, but not greasy. There are many products to use for heat protection and this is not the one for me. I will be returning.

                 
                5.0

                My Go-To For Flat-Ironing

                By Krystal

                from Spokane, WA

                About Me Product Junkie

                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 love this stuff. The salon I visit carries this line and my stylist recommended this heat protectant for my fine, wavy hair since I flat iron it every day. I use this religiously every time I'm going to straighten my hair. I rarely get split ends and it keeps my hair straight and with a healthy shine to it. I've had other stylists comment that they would never guess I straighten my hair everyday since it looks so healthy. I'm obsessed with this product. I'll keep using it.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  No thanks

                  By Lissa

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                  • Greasy

                  Best Uses

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

                    I have very curly hair which doesn't get oily easily, but with this product I find myself needing to wash my hair much more often. By the time I straighten my hair, it feels like I need to re-wash and this is the only new product I've added to my regimen.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      If most heat protectants make the top part of the hair oil, then what kind of heat protectant should you be using for the roots?
                      Asked on 5/16/2015 by BeautyAddict from Queens, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can use this product from roots to tips.

                        Answered on 5/18/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                    • Q:

                      Does this product have the benefits of a leave in conditioner? Or is the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk better for moisture properties? Also, this may be a stupid question, but does the entire "CAVIAR" line contain actual caviar?
                      Asked on 5/13/2015 by BeautyAddict from Queens, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product softens hair and locks in moisture to eliminate dryness and brittleness while fortifying hair to naturally increase strength and elasticity. For additional moisture, we recommend adding the CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk. The 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 5/15/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
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