Alterna • Alterna Bamboo Smooth - Kendi Oil • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm a hairdresser, so I've tried ALL the serums! This one was just okay. I have light blonde fine thick hair with dry, split ends and have had a hard time growing my hair out because of my ends. I bought this at my distributors as soon as it was released. At first I really did love this stuff, it made my hair really soft and manageable and protected it. After about half a bottle it was just kind of "meh" for me... I didn't notice any improvement in the length or condition of my hair. Of course, hair can't be miraculously repaired and rejuvenated, but the point of a serum is to protect the ends from heat, tangling together, brushing, etc. My main problem with this is that it was not weightless and after prolonged use it actually made my hair dull and weak. I have found a much better serum and do not recommend this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
At first, I loved this product. When I put it in damp hair and blow dried, my hair was soft, silky, straight and frizz free. It smelled great and would stay that way for days. However after putting it in my hair everyday, it got frizzy and split ends were everywhere. Turns out the first ingredient is silicone and since I don't use sulfate shampoos, the build up was constant in my hair and ended up making it much worse rather than improving the health of it overall. That being said, it's claims to make your hair stronger is obviously false if not at the least temporary or superficial - the silicones give the illusion of healthier hair but if not properly clarified from the hair, can actually suffocate it preventing much needed moisture, sebum and nutrients from penetrating the strand. As sulfate shampoos are not an option for me - I have contact dermatitis when I use them (itchy scalp, red bumps) - I can't use this product. The initial result was great but I much prefer oils that actually improve your hair in the long run rather than cause damage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have very coarse, thick kinky, but wavy hair. Oh, and I have a lot of it. A lot. My hair is up to the bottom of my chest- so it's about medium length. Also, I wash it every other day during the warmer months and every three days during the cooler months.
This is my HG hair treatment and the only one I use (other than shampoo and conditioner). Can I say that I completely IN LOVE with this product? I love the way my hair soaks it up. Yum, yum, yum!
After I've blow-dryed my hair, I immediately apply half a quarter's amount onto my palms and distribute the product to my ends. After my ends have soaked up the oil, I work my way up to the shaft of my hair being careful not to work it too close to my scalp (it would get oily).
The only thing my hair lacks is hydration. And that's exactly what I feel it receives with the Alterna oil. It gives my hair the most beautiful effect- like I have long, flowing, healthy hair. I love it!!
- adds moisture and shine
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have dry curly fine hair but lots of it that I flat iron regularly. I used this as a pre-shampoo treatment, on damp and on dry hair and didnt see much difference. Altho I definitely like the pre-shampoo results the best, I wont re-purchase. Too many cones for me and dont feel it really gets absorbed into my hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This is my absolute favorite product! It moisturizes the hair while adding a hint of natural shine to it. The best thing about this product is it does not make my hair greasy even if I use an excessive amount. Even though the price is a little pricey for the amount that it comes in, it lasts for a long while! I will definately repurchase again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I really love this oil. I especially love it after I color and my hair tends to be very dry, this makes the ends less crunchy and adds some nice shine. I like it better than any other type of oil I've used. I use it before blowdrying, when my hair is just slightly damp.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This works really great to smooth down my hair and prevent any frizziness. I apply this when my hair is still damp, but not soaking wet like I just stepped out of the shower. I use one entire drop (about a quarter size) and rub it in between my hands and apply it starting from the middle of my hair down to the ends. This only works for me if I apply on damp hair, once my hair completely dries, this pretty much does nothing for me. I don't think it's a miracle product, and not really worth repurchasing. The smell is lovely though, but it doesn't last. The bottle could be better, the dropper is a little leaky.
I think a pure oil would work better, this has a silicone-type slip to it that does not feel very hydrating to the ends.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I fell in love with this product at first sniff, but that love quickly faded. The scent in the bottle/when you first apply it is heavenly. Very woody and soft. But soon after I started using Kendi Oil regularly, I started noticing that my hair smelled disgusting by evening (I wash and style my hair in the morning)...stale, dirty, almost metallic. If I went two days without washing, as I often do, the smell was unbearable. Through process of elimination, I found it was the Kendi Oil. Bummer. I like the effect it has on my hair. Makes it nice and soft and shiny. But the smell is too gross, so I'm going to have to move on.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is more a review in comparison to MorrocanOil. I switched from MorroccanOil to Alterna Bamboo Oil as referred by a hair stylist. Usually, I apply a dime sized amount to damp hair and let it air dry. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It has sort of a sweet botanical fragrance that quickly fades after applying.
Although I prefer the MorrocanOil scent more than this, I felt that when running it through my hair (even after blow drying as well) I always had leftover oil on my hands. So it really needs to be worked in as much as you can. The consistency of the oil looks and feels a lot lighter than MorroccanOil. As the website recommends this for thick or coarse hair, which I have, I found that the oil immediately worked wonders. It de-frizzed and added extreme shine within the first week.
As months have flown by, I am finding that this isn't as effective as I'd like it anymore. I'm currently trying to grow out my ombre hair color and I feel my hair is more frizzy and dull now when using this oil. I even feel my hair weighing down a bit.
I feel this works best during warmer temperatures as opposed to cold wintery or rainy-like weather. For the price, you're paying a lot for a small bottle, but it is still cheaper than MorroccanOil and in convenient packaging. It comes in a plastic bottle with a dropper that gives an adequate amount for application. I don't think I'll purchase again, but I may try another hair oil like the Nuxe Huile de Palme.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
i really love this stuff and its heavenly scent, but for the price, small amount you get, and packaging, i'll stick with one n' only argan oil