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A Review Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

Carrie Thayer - Copyright - All Rights Reserved 
Revised Date:  08/05/12

Introduction

A Review 
					Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray AlternaBambooSmoothAntibreakageThermalProtectantSpray

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Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray prevents hair heat damage from daily use of hot styling hair tools.

In years past, heat damage due to daily use of hot styling hair tools was the bane of many hair consumers and their concerned stylists.  Although giving up the hot styling tools to prevent chronic heat damage was an option, it wasn't the best one.

Ultimate Goal - Heat Styling Without Damage

Hair care manufacturers responded to consumer's needs to heat style without burning up their strands.  As a result, a dizzying array of heat protection products are now crowding the hair market.

Not all thermal protectant products are created equally but one which receives a lot of attention and kudos is Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for Unisex, 4.2 Ounce

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The Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is another line of breakthrough hair care products which truly incorporates Alterna's famous slogan of "science of skincare for hair."

Historically Alterna has consistently introduced a line of innovative hair products which partner high-quality ingredients with the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology.  They have definitely pushed their envelope working to bring an innovate heat protectant product to the hair care market.

Celebrities Love Alterna Hair Care Products

Jennifer Aniston With Shoulder Length Hair

Jennifer Aniston

 

Known for her iconic Rachel haircut on TV's Friends, Jennifer Aniston created a craze for Alterna Caviar Shampoo and Conditioner during her time on the beloved series.

Her longtime celebrity stylist Chris McMillan confirmed that he anointed the famous Friend with Alterna's Private Reserve White Truffle Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner.

A dizzying array of other celebrities flocked to the Alterna products including Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Penelope Cruz, Hilary Duff, Debra Messing, Mandy Moore, Carmen Electra and Shannon Elizabeth, to name just a handful.

Why Certified Organic Bamboo?

Every product in the Alterna Bamboo Collection starts with Certified Organic Bamboo which is derived from the planet's fastest growing, most resilient botanical resources.

All products contain certified organic ingredients that are grown responsibly and traded ethically.  The company has tremendous passion about the hair care products they produce and their corporate slogan states "because great hair should be sustainable.®"

Alterna believes {{asin=B005KT4T44,text=Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for Unisex, 4.2 Ounce}} will help to immediately boost the hair's inherent strength, laying the foundation for sustainably stronger, healthier hair.

In addition, the products was developed with specific natural ingredients specifically chosen for the ability to deliver the very best, most efficient results possible.

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Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray Benefits

Bamboo Trees In Japan From Wikipedia

Bamboo in Japan

 

People who are addicted to their blow-dryers or hot irons have a hard time giving them up.  The Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is designed for these people by offering one of the highest levels of thermal protection available.

Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray is a heat-protecting spray composed of Kendi Intense Protect Complex which protects hair up to 428 degrees.

It's been clinically proven to reduce hair breakage by 87% while instantly repairing, strengthening and smoothing strands.  In essence, with Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray you can have your blow dryer and related heat styling tools and still have smooth, healthy strands. 

The Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray provides maximum anti-breakage protection from chemical treatments and hot tools.  Hair is not only repaired and replenished, it is protected from both the inside and the out.

Is Thermal Protectant Spray Use Right For Everyone?

Although some of the thermal protectant hair care products on the market today offer the ability to create a wonderful protective barrier around hair to prevent damage, ultimately if you can avoid hot drying and/or styling your hair, it's still the best bet for hair which is fragile, chemically altered, naturally textured and long.

Even with a bullet proof thermal protectant product, heat styling can still cause some damage.  This fact should be weighed heavily and discussed with your hair care professional before undertaking a hairstyle which requires frequent heat styling.

Benefits Of Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

Madonna with shoulder length blonde waves

Madonna

 

In addition the {{asin=B005KT4T44,text=Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for Unisex, 4.2 Ounce}} offers the following features:

1.  Softens hair and locks in moisture to eliminate dryness & brittleness.  Designed to naturally fortify hair to increase its strength and elasticity.
2.  Reinforces hair's inner structural integrity with intensive moisture and nutrients.
3.  Forms a protective barrier around the hair's outer layer to help prevent breakage, splitting and snapping.
4.  Gently smoothes cuticles to reduce damage caused by heat styling friction.
5.  Helps detangle hair, preventing breakage by making combing easier.
6.  Locks in replenishing proteins and vital nutrients to reverse past damage by 87% while forming a protective barrier. 
7.  Contains a fresh, clean, almost sweet scent. 
8.  Preserves hair color.

The product's highly sustainable ingredients are certified organic, grown responsibly & traded ethically.

All products are free of sulfates, parabens, gluten, TEA, DEA, phthalates, synthetic color, mineral oil, petrolatum & PABA.  The production and sale of this hair product aids in supporting the development of local communities while remaining environmentally friendly.

Directions For Use Of Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

Jennifer Lopez With Long Hair

Jennifer Lopez

 

Apply to towel dried hair. Follow with any Bamboo styling aid and style as desired. For external use only. Avoid eye contact.

Some users advise applying a tiny bit to damaged ends in addition to the rest of the hair.  This provides extra protection to fragile ends.

For the absolute best results it's strongly recommended that Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray be combined with Alterna shampoo, conditioner and related products.

Not All Users Love The Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray Equally

While it would be fabulous if every hair care product were perfect and worked for 10% of the people who used them, this rarely happens. 

Although some users are over the moon for {{asin=B005KT4T44,text=Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for Unisex, 4.2 Ounce}}, others have had problems with some of the following challenges:

1.  The product may be hard to rinse out of the hair for some hair types and textures.
2.  Although the product is described as a "spray", some users complain the product doesn't really spray very well since it's more of a cream than a liquid. 

Note:  In all fairness the product can be pumped into the hands and then raked through damp hair.

Jennifer Lopez With Hair Worn Up

Jennifer Lopez
With Updo

 

3.  The nozzle on the bottle gets easily clogged for some users.
4.  The product is not dispensed consistently through the pump.
5.  Some users with thick or coarse strands may experience some unusual frizz.
6.  The product works best on wet or damp hair.  It is not as beneficial on bone dry hair which is a challenge for some who wish to use the product both before blow drying and then on dry hair before hot ironing or styling.
7.  Consumers have expressed concern that it may make some types and textures of hair more likely to tangling.
8.  Although the product is made with the highest quality of ingredients and offers certified organic guarantees, some users believe the price of the product is too high compared to competitive heat protection products on the market.
9.  The aroma of the product is described as fresh, but not all users of the product love the aroma as much as others.
10.  Some users complain the cost of the product when compared to the size of the bottle is not the best investment.

Remember to do your homework before you buy and weigh all your known hair needs.

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray Ingredients

Alterna promises {{asin=B005KT4T44,text=Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for Unisex, 4.2 Ounce}} consists of the highest quality ingredients possible including:

- Organic Bamboo Extract: Designed to immediately boosts hair's intrinsic strength, flexibility, and sustainability offering a user experience of stronger, healthier, better-performing hair.

Scarlett Johansson With Hair In Updo Twist

Scarlett Johansson

 

- Organic Kendi Oil: Included in the Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray to repair and maintain the hair's lipid layer. 

Designed to protects hair from future damage by infusing it with multiple essential fatty acids (Omegas 3,6,9) and anti-oxidant powerhouse tocopherol.

In addition, the product label lists the following ingredients:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polysilicone-15, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Phospholipids, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Methoxy PEG-16 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Polyquaternium-10, Silanetriol Melaninate, Superoxide Dismutase, Bromelain, Papain, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment.

Cones In The Ingredients

It's important to note that this product does include Dimethicone, Polysilicone-15 and Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment in the list of ingredients.

This is important to note because some types and textures of hair do not do well when any type of cones are applied to their hair on a consistent basis.  For others, cones are not a problem and can offer great benefits.

If your hair is known to rebel against cone ingredients, you may wish to consider this seriously when purchasing this product.

Price Range

Scarlett Johansson with Retro Hairstyle

Scarlett Johansson
With Retro Hairstyle

 

Depending upon where you shop and whether or not you get free shipping or pay taxes Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-breakage Thermal Protectant Spray ranges in price (in the US) in the $14 - $24 price range for a bottle which is 4.2 ounces.  The official list price is $24.00.

Although Alterna used to be strictly sold in salons, it's now sold  through a wide number of online hair retail outlets and in some drug and grocery stores.

Summary

If you must regularly use hot styling tools on your hair, it's always best, for the long term preservation of your hair, to use thermal protection products.

There are a dizzying array of thermal protection products on the hair market today.  Not all of them will work equally well for all hair types, textures, conditions or styling needs.  Some of the products work magically, others may not.

The product is often found in the top spots of editor and professional hairstylists lists for great thermal protectant products.   The Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for Unisex, 4.2 Ounce has many fans.

Original Publication Date:  07/30/12 - Revised Publication Date:  08/03/12

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