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Alterna Caviar CC Cream

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If your hair is needing a little TLC or you are working to grow it out you need to check out Alterna Caviar CC Cream. After washing my hair I need just a dime sized drop and it works easily through my hair. Whether I heat style my hair or let it air dry my hair is silky smooth all day long. It even helps prevent my hair from breaking! One tube will last a long time, even with thick hair I just need a small dollop to cover all my hair.

ALTERNA Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction $25
Get perfectly polished, gorgeous hair with Caviar Anti-Aging CC Cream for hair that boasts 10 benefits in one single product. It delivers moisture, shine, smoothness and softness to your locks while protecting from UV damage and heat, aiding manageability, strengthening, preventing breakage and giving you the perfect light hold for simple styling.

How to use: Use alone or as a foundation for layering other styling products. Apply evenly to clean, towel-dried hair and style as desired. It can also be used as a finisher on dry hair for added perfection.

  • 2.5 oz.
  • By ALTERNA; made in the USA

Available for purchase at Nordstrom.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are 100% my own.

Review: Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair

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I have been trying to grow my hair out and after a summer spent out swimming and playing in the sun my hair was a bit lackluster. From being a bit dull, to split ends and dryness I was worried I was going to have to do a major chop to repair my hair. When I was offered a sample of the new Alterna Caviar CC Cream I jumped at the chance to try it out.

After washing my hair I need just a dime sized drop and it works easily through my hair. At first I thought it wasn’t working because it was so light and it didn’t feel like I had put anything in my hair. Test #1 I let my hair air dry with my natural curls. My hair dried well and my curls were soft and frizz free. Test #2 I blow dryed my hair and used a straight rod curling iron. Now this was the biggest show of this amazing product. My hair is highlighted and naturally curly and it gets dry really easily. Generally when I blow dry my hair it looks a little dry and by the end of the day frizzy and messy. I did my hair at 6am for my test and 10pm when I got ready for bed my hair was still soft and silky even the ends. This is a really great product if your hair is in need of a little TLC.

ALTERNA Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction $25

What it is:
A leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished.

What it does:
Caviar CC Cream or “Complete Correction” cream is a miracle leave-in product that perfects hair in 10 different and unbelievable ways. It provides moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength—everything your hair needs to look absolutely beautiful, healthy, and flawless. This 10-in-one formula can be used alone or as a foundation for the layering of other styling products.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Alterna continuously sets the industry standard for luxury haircare by using the highest quality ingredients and breakthrough technologies. They were the first to introduce a BB cream for hair with the Blonde Beauty Balm in April 2012, and now are the first to introduce the latest, greatest, next generation of the BB—the CC.

 

Available for purchase at http://www.alternahaircare.com/.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are 100% my own.

Spring Hair 2014 Trend: Tousled Texture

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The tousled trend is taking Spring 2014 runways by storm. It seems as though the less you care, the prettier the hair and that effortless beauty is definitely in.

John Barrett created a messy side braid with loose face framing strands that accentuated the wearable, classic styles from the designer for the Spring 2014 Holmes & Yang presentations.

 

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HOLMES & YANG

Hair: John Barrett for Alterna Haircare, using Alterna Haircare products

Designer Inspiration: “For Spring 2014, Holmes & Yang presented classic styles with a variety of textures and lines. To complement the earthy brown tones of the seductive smokey eyes, I went with an effortless, laid-back look with lots of tousled texture. A wearable-do whether she is headed to an office meeting or about to embark on the ultimate travel adventure”- John Barrett for Alterna Haircare

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GET THE LOOK: Tousled texture with loose face-framing strands, evoke your adventurous nature.

· Prep hair with Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream by applying a quarter size amount throughout sections of your hair

· Follow with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo (note: two new scents launching in October – Mango Coconut [Katie Holmes’ favorite] and Sheer Blossom) by spraying a liberal amount throughout the scalp. Use this technique to add texture to your hair and create a starting base. For extra wavy texture, spray Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Spray from the mid-section of hair towards the ends

· Next, spray Alterna Haircare Bamboo Uplifting Root Blast at the roots while sectioning hair and using a blow dryer aiming towards the scalp to hold the lift. Then, wrap one inch sections around 11/2 curling iron and hold for 15 seconds

· When done curling the entire head, shake up the curls with your fingers. The messier the better. Scrunch with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Spray

· Push hair to deep side part then start French braiding hair from nape of neck twisting and adding sections to the braid till you reach the opposite ear and secure with a clear elastic. Twist and tuck the braid underneath by pinning into place with bobby pins.

· For a piecier look, pull out a few strands near the face and finish with the Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist for a boost of shine.


Summer Must Have: Alterna Bamboo Beach Line

Alterna consistently releases amazing hair lines, like my latest obsession the Instant Recovery Caviar line. Their newest line Bamboo Beach is a trio of must have products for summer.  It is specially designed to provide UV protection, help combat the damaging effects of the sun, pool and saltwater. It also is one of the best smelling scents perfect for the summer – Brazilian Mango & Coconut Milk.

Whatever your natural hair texture the Bamboo Beach line is the perfect way to create beautiful beachy waves while protecting your hair.

 

One of my favorite things about this line is how amazing it smells. The tropical and summery scents of Mango and Coconut Milk don’t just smell good when I apply the products but keep my hair smelling clean and amazing all day.

When it’s too hot to even think about heat stealing but you can’t fathom another bun or ponytail, Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves is the answer. The lightweight spray covers really well, after spraying into my hair I scrunch up and can let it air dry for beachy curls or add use the blow drying for more of the beachy wave look. I love that this creates the perfect summer waves without drying out my hair like some salt sprays can.

Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves $20
Create the perfect tousled look with this lightweight texturizing spray for sexy, just-back-from-the-beach hair. Locks in moisture, while providing weightless volume and wavy texture to all hair types, for naturally luscious locks.

The Sun recovery spray is fantastic and it is always in my beach bag whether I am hitting the pool or the ocean. The leave-in conditioner has UV protection for my highlights  and hydrates it. I can spritz a little to protect my hair before heading out and then another quick spritz post sun time to hydrate and detangle my hair. 

BAMBOO BEACH SUN RECOVERY SPRAY $20
Instantly revitalize sun-parched hair with this nourishing leave-in conditioner for naturally luscious locks. Deeply penetrates hair to infuse moisture, improve manageability, enhance shine and protect from future damage. Formulated with ColorHold? technology for maximum color retention.

 

Whether I am extending a blow out or am out camping and just can’t hit the showers Bamboo Beach Refreshing Dry Shampoo has been my go-to product this summer.

 The product smells so amazing even a shower junkie like myself  is happy to skip the shower for a dry shampoo. The powder is white but absorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave any visible powder. It really helps to revitalize my hair and refresh it.

BAMBOO BEACH MANGO COCONUT REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO $10-$20
Refresh hair between washing and save the water for the ocean with this silky, talc-free hair powder. Provides an exotic, fruity scent. Perfect tucked into a beach bag for on-the-go styling to create tousled texture.
All products are available for purchase at http://shop.alternahaircare.com