Styling Products -Alterna - Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brillance Cream
iTakeNaps 2/21/2012 4:27:00 AM
Me: Hair is healthy, very long, on the fine side, but I have tons of it. Texture is typically somewhere between straight and wavy before styling. Product: I was really excited when I first found this cream b/c I love Alterna and I really needed a new silk/shine cream.... and then I used it. First, the smell.... almost musky, and more than a little masculine-- it's not overwhelming, but it definitely lasts all day. Not terrible, just not for me. Next, the silk/sleek/shine factor of this cream is really good at first. It's not overly oily, doesn't weigh hair down... I had tried applying it to freshly curled hair to help tame fly-aways and add some silk/shine. And at first I was really impressed at how well it worked. My curls stayed, the frizzies left, and my hair looked shiny and sleek.....until about an hour later. After that first hour, my hair looked incredibly dry and brittle, with zero shine. And usually dryness is NEVER an issue for me. Just to be fair, I did try this product at least 5 times, and each time was exactly the same: subtle masculine scent, great silk/shine for the first hour, incredibly dry and brittle looking hair after. I gave the rest of my bottle away and I won't be repurchasing.