Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alterna Instant Recovery Caviar Repairx Haircare

 Alterna has quickly  become a huge hair favorite here.  First there was their sea salt spray , then the amazing  Caviar CC Cream  , something I think might be the best leave in yet. So when my now very long hair needed some extra TLC , I went looking to their Caviar Repairx line. When my hair was short I really had little issue with dryness or  breakage etc. Basically I could use anything on my hair.  Once my hair got longer it started needed a little more help and lately it’s changed a fair amount with more breakage and fall than I’d like.  Age and  length among others  can all make hair behave differently. I used to have oily hair , now I have normal to slightly dry. It’s been a learning curve. It’s  not really damaged as I do blow dry but  don’t flat iron and only curl occasionally but yet there are some spots of hair that were kind of parched.

Using the  Instant Recovery Caviar Repairx shampoo/conditioner combo here along with Caviar Anti Aging Photo Age Defense  leave in or the CC Cream  really has made a difference.  The drier areas were much more hydrated and hair was soft but very volumized,  something I don’t really need but  that’s ok.  I think this formula is also thickening which can be great for thinner damaged hair. My hair needs no thickening,  but I am impressed that it does that. That’s a sign of a good product.  You can see it in the image that it was  big hair and healthy looking. Breakage has been down so far as well as falling hair and that’s the best part. And this was all with the first use.

Instant Recovery Caviar Repairx  is said to reduce breakage by up to 95%  while also reducing frizz  and adding softness, strength and shine.  Alterna says it gets in there and actually fills in gaps or tears in hair cuticles and helps to seal the cuticle as well.  The Caviar part is caviar extract which has Omega 3 fatty acids. Hydration comes from shea butter, sunflower  and linseed oils.

Photo Age Defense is a light leave in of micro beads that smush  into your hands  . I wasn’t sure it felt heavy enough when I used it but it worked  really well, better than many of my other leave ins.   It pretty much does everything for hair including providing UVA/UVB protection.

These products are not inexpensive but worth it for  how good they are. I don’t wash my hair everyday and if you don’t either than they’ll last longer . You don’t need loads of product either to get it done.   I’ve learned over the years and from The Mom who does have damaged, fine hair, that you need to use the good stuff, if you can,   to really make your hair  look it’s best.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Shampoo & Conditioner are $ 32 each
Alterna Caviar Photo Age Defense is $ 55

All are available at Ulta,  Beauty.com and Sephora  

 *press sample

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