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Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo

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AlternaBamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo
 
4.3

(based on 39 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (30)
  • Gentle (30)
  • Adds shine (27)
  • Improves hair health (22)
  • Lathers well (21)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (6)
  • Dries hair out (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (24)
  • Fine hair (11)
  • Oily hair (10)
  • Thick hair (8)
  • Curly hair (7)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (19), Wavy hair (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (23), Product junkie (8), Survivalist / minimalist (7)

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5.0

Great shampoo

By HAPPY

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Gentle
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

    Got this as a sample & loved the way it left my hair. It's soft and full and seems much healthier.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Unrequited Love

    By ToulouseTousle

    from Australia

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Lather Well
      • Dries Hair Out
      • Greasy
      • Impossible To Style
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Color treated
      • Low Maintenance Hair

      Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

      I had very high hopes for this product (and a very big hole in my wallet) but after using it, I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy!
      MY HAIR:
      My hair is long, naturally tousled and usually only requires washing every 2-3 days at most. The hair itself is fine, but I have a great deal of it and it can get a little knotty, but nothing unbearable. It's usually pretty obediant when styling, but sometimes can get a little fluffy.

      I wanted a product that would give my hair a little more love so I could grow it longer without it fraying and going crunchy as quickly at the ends. As I have color-treated hair, my trusted hair dresser recommended this product, despite the fact I'd never used a color shampoo before.
      Being a natural composition shampoo, I expected it to not lather as well and to not have the 'silicon' softness of the shampoos I had been using. I followed protocol to the T when it came to washing, drying, brushing and even plaiting it at night so that it doesn't tangle.
      I've used this multiple times and have given it ample chance to redeem itself. I've followed my wash with both proper and express hair drying as well as air-drying it.

      THE RESULT:
      I've never felt my hair like this before! It's disgusting. Once it's washed, it's already greasy from root to end. It absolutely in no way feels soft or glows. It is IMPOSSIBLE to style, especially since it's fluffier than it's ever been and gets so unbearably knotty. It's dull, lifeless, knotty and feels like the grease trap from a fast food restaurant. I can't stress enough how mortified I am with this product.
      I honestly feel like it is doing more detriment to my hair than my usual cheap shampoos!!

      Nevermind the price being too much for a mediocre result, I feel sick at paying that much money for something that has made me ASHAMED of my hair!!

      I would never use it again, even if they paid me the money I paid them!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Makes your hair feel incredible. Definitely will buy again.

      By Sheree

      from Baraboo WI

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

            My hair needs moisture and this does it.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            just okay

            By CC

            from NY

            Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

            Great at stopping color fade, but like many other reviewers, I found it to be too drying on my hair, even when using the matching conditioner. This product is too expensive to use for "just okay" results, so I won't be purchasing it again unless they change the formula to benefit dry hair. I LOVE the Alterna bamboo styling products and will continue to use them.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Bland Smell and Bland Hair

            By Mel

            from Coppell, TX

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Doesn't Lather Well

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

              I wanted to like this product. The reviews encouraged me to try a product that is free of harsh chemicals
              Ironically, I have color-treated hair. Sadly, shampoo and conditioner left my normally full-bodied hair lifeless. Typically, my hair is full of bounce but the product left it just bland. My stylist explained that the more natural shampoos do not strip the hair of oils like other shampoos; therefore, my hair was weighed down by the oils. And, I love sweet smelling hair but I barely noticed any lasting scent.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              4.0

              I would buy this again and again!

              By BubbaK

              from Eau Claire WI

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Volume
              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Lathers Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

                Use product daily. Doesn't make my face break out like other brands. I have medium hair, thin and straight. The conditioner works well too.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                Will always buy this product

                By Don

                from Swarthmore, pa

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Gentle
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

                    Great shampoo for people with celiac disease

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Great shampoo for keratin treated hair!

                    By Angie

                    from Charleston, SC

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Hair Health

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Treated Hair
                      • Keratin treated hair

                      Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

                      This shampoo has helped extend the life of both my color and keratin treated hair. Love that a little goes a long way!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair
                       
                      2.0

                      this shampoo made my hair very dry.

                      By Bernie, the adventurer

                      from Chandler, AZ

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adds Shine
                      • Great Smell

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Lather Well
                      • Dries Hair Out

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

                        I have treated color hair which needs to be hydrated and this shampoo did not fill that need. After using it for a couple of weeks,(twice a week) my hair was dry and full of electriucity. Am returning this shampoo and conditioner. Does make the hair shine and has agrat smell

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair
                         
                        5.0

                        Here at Ulta to buy my second bottle

                        By Glamara

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Minimalist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Adds Shine
                        • Adds Volume
                        • Cleans Thoroughly
                        • Gentle
                        • Great Smell
                        • Improves Hair Health
                        • Lathers Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Aging hair
                          • Colored Hair
                          • Daily Use
                          • Fine hair
                          • Oily Hair
                          • Thinner Hair

                          Comments about Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + Vibrant Color Shampoo:

                          I purchased this after having my hair professionally colored and cut by one of my favorite stylists. He gave me the best cut and color he's ever done and so when he recommended this shampoo (and it's matched conditioner) I decided to try it. It smelled good.

                          So a day or so later (I like to give my deep red time to cure before shampooing), I washed and conditioned my hair with this product and I just absolutely loved the effect! While using a moderate amount of shampoo (maybe a silver dollar size in the palm), at first it wouldn't lather enough, but I found if I worked it around my head a bit more it would lather up quite nicely and I didn't need to shampoo a second time. Followed up with a quarter size of the conditioner and I've really enjoyed how this product moisturizes my hair, adds body and shine yet somehow doesn't make it oily. I have to go three days before it will get oily. And THIS is why I'm going to buy one of their dry shampoos, to make it go even longer, to help my color last longer. OH... and my color still looks pretty good more than 6 weeks later! Yes, it's dull, but it's still there as well as the shine. Love the smell.

                          I style my hair with Alterna's Bamboo Shine Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream. It really has a gorgeous effect on my straight, fine hair. It doesn't weigh it down or get greasy and seems to help quite a bit with winter time flyaways. Love the smell on this product too. Nice to have my new favorite product line!

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Straight Hair

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                          • Q:

                            does this work on African American hair?
                            Asked on 7/12/2015 by black beauty from atlanta, GA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              This product is suitable for all hair types.

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

                            Will this shampoo help with my dry scalp? I have yet to find a shampoo that has color protection but also will help with dandruff.
                            Asked on 2/3/2015 by s from United States

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              It is recommended to use this product with the Alterna Haircare CAVIAR REPAIRx Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir to nourish the scalp.

                              Answered on 2/13/2015 by Brand Expert from Alterna
                          • Q:

                            I just dyed my hair a berry/wine/deep plum color, will this product help preserve my color? Or is this product better suited for someone with a more "natural" hair color?
                            Asked on 11/18/2014 by BeautyGeek from Utica, NY

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Alterna Bamboo Color Hold + products are specially formulated to maintain vibrant color. This shampoo is sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free to prevent color fading.

                              Answered on 11/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            how many ounces does this contain? and the same question for the conditioner.
                            Asked on 3/17/2014 by madmar from jacksonville fl

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Both products are 8.5 oz.

                              Answered on 3/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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