Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Perfection in a bottle
I started using Alterna products a little over a year ago. The price kept me away for the longest time, unfortunately since my hysterectomy my hair started becoming brittle and very dry and I was desperate. I couldn't even run my fingers through my hair without massive shedding and breakage.
I caved and made my purchase, normally I go through a bottle of shampoo and conditioner at least once a month or more. Not with the Alterna products.
The 8.5 oz bottles last me close to 3 months. A little bit goes a very, very long way and I have very long hair. My hair is past the middle of my back. When they came out with the larger bottle I didn't hesitate.
I used to wash my hair once a week to try and preserve natural oils since I have a dry scalp and hair and heat damaged. I wash three times a week and my hair has never been healthier.
I also use the whole product line and they really do work well together and everything lasts long enough and the results make it worth the purchase.
I would add before and after photos but I don't have many from my fried hair days but this is my hair now.
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Most Helpful Critical Review I wouldn't buy it if you've fine hair
I liked the shine that it gave to my hair but my hair couldn't stay cleaner than one day. My hair is very fine so the shampoo because it is very moisturizing would make my hair look flat. Definitely beautiful shine but nothing that you can't get with other high end shampoos that are a little cheaper.
Reviewed by 448 customers Highly recommended
Gigi Gail from Chesapeake, VA
Hair formerly looked like straw. Now it's soft to touch and manageable. Good for damaged hair.
Best shampoo I have ever used!
Virginia Beach Gal from Virginia Beach, VA
This is by far the best shampoo I have ever used. Yes, it is expensive. Yes, it is worth it. I use it in combo with the conditioner. It makes my hair so so soft and gorgeous unlike anything I have ever used. Do yourself a favor and get this!
Love the product...but Ulta do better on packaging
Great product - horrible delivery from Orlando, FL
How are you going to sell such a great and PRICY item but yet not learn how to ship them properly to your customers?! I typically purchase this in store, but since the nearest location was out, I decided to purchase online...the shampoo AND conditioner both leaked everywhere in the box, and on other items I purchased.
No supportive packaging to ensure these items were secure...if you're going to sell more high-end products, at least take the time and use proper packaging materials to ensure the item is delivered as it was packaged.
I would recommend this product, but do not purchase it online.
Love the product
R Clark from Kentucky
Love the shampoo-hate the bottle! I cannot get the cream rinse out of the bottle. After wrestling with the shampoo bottle, my husband has to squeeze the cream rinse out for me. Will not purchase again until bottle design is changed.
Be cautious on thinking expensive products are always better
Ita from Fresno ca
I felt that because of the price this would be top of the line- it caused hair shedding terribly so concerned I had to see my doctor. I tried the bond - the shampoo and conditioner- the foam conditioner- the bond treatment- the leave in serum let's just say I tried the whole line of products I have fine hair I assumed this would restore and thicken . My hair had major shedding and became dull.
Not for me
Ghat from Miami
Smelled good and seemed to clean hair but it clogged my pores in my scalp and left nasty bumps. Try again.
AlleyKat420 from Bolingbrook
I got this because I tried a sample as loved it. This didn't do the job at all. I don't know if they since changed the formula but this did not help my color treated dry hair. Waste of money Did not work for me. Small bottle.
Small bottles not worth it
AlleyKat420 from Bolingbrook
I've used alterna products before but this particular one didn't help my hair. The bottles are small waste of money to me.
JK from Iowa
Didn't find this to have quality shampoo effects. It does smell good though.
I love this product so much
nicoleog from Albany, NY
I wash my hair twice a week with this product. I occasionally use different products and my hair is not nearly as detangled, soft, manageable, or shiny as it is with this. I absolutely recommend this product!
Anna from Michigan
This stuff works extremely well. Very small amount lathers so good! I really enjoy the smell too.
The only thing I would recommend is that you would pair this shampoo with the matching hydrating conditioner or one that you really enjoy or mask. Not that it dries hair out but to get the max beneficit.
I've never noticed any hair loss and in fact my hair seems thicker.
Lee from MN
Got it on sale. Almost done with the bottle. At first, it gave me dandruff but that went away. The shampoo makes my hair soft and manageable but the hair loss is something else. Excessive loss. My daughter who has thick hair also experienced excessive hair loss. I like it but hate it. Moving on and trying something else.
I love it, my hair is much softer
Natalie from IL
I love this! It's now my favorite shampoo. It quickly improved my hair, replenished moisture and softened it. My hair looks beautiful again.
Tons of hair loss
Leigh from MN
At first it was great. Made my hair silky and soft. Kept on using it (bottle almost done) and hair just keeps falling out. It wasn't just me though. My daughter has thick hair and also experienced hair loss to the point she's balding at her middle part. Yikes. Continuing the search for a good shampoo.
Eve Melkonian from France
Hello since 20 Days I am using your shampoo Caviar , I am loosing my Hair !! what is this shampoo?? this is the only thing new I add to my Hair wash , I want to return them , cause I lost a lot of my hair !!since I stop using g that shampoo lay hair are a little bit better , but I want explanation , do you know what I feel loosing my hair ??
In my regular lineup.
Nittanylion49 from Pittsburgh
I have baby fine hair. It cleans well and adds a little oomph. It doesn't seem to smell strongly either which i prefer.
shampoo from san luis obispo
This shampoo did not suit me at all! I tend to get dandruff and this shampoo made it even worse! Left my hair greasy and overall dry.
Pamniam from Mississippi
Love the product & hate the bottles
Krystal from Florida
Just okay, I have tried better. Smell is nice and I love the packaging but not as moisturizing as I would like.
Great shampoo. Very moisturizing and lovely fragrance
Morgan from Marylan
Hair felt healthier after first use
Great product. Highly recommend
Morgan from Maryland
Absolutely love the scent. Hair felt healthier after first use.
Cath from Spartanburg, SC
Gets my hair clean without drying it out. Best shampoo ever used.
Dostl from St. Louis
I have coarse, frizzy color treated hair that I have fought to control for years. I use a lot of heat and product to straighten my hair and the ends tend to frizz. This shampoo has been a game changer. I'm a product junkie have tried so many shampoos. So many conditioning shampoo seem to make my hair heavy and lifeless. That is not the case for this one. My hair looks healthier and my stylist even commented on the nice health of my hair. I have found the key to using the shampoo is to leave it on my hair for at least two minutes prior to rinsing and using the conditioner. The directions do not say this but it makes a big difference in the outcome. I do not leave the conditioner on as long but that may work well for others. I will say that it did take me a couple of weeks to notice the difference.
Only shampoo/conditioner I'll Ever Use!
Brittany from Billings, MT
So worth the price. Makes my hair look and feel healthy! My hair is so soft and shiny after using this. Smells amazing! I was having PostPartum hair loss, two handfuls a day... after trying this for the first time it went down significantly. I recommend this to everyone.
lina from TX
A totally mediocre, VERY overpriced, non-organic (contains sulfates and parabens) shampoo in a horrible packaging. Made my scalp extremely oily, I had to wash my hair every other day instead of typical once per week. Save your money. There are so many fantastic luxury brands that are cheaper and 1000% more effective.