Ingredients from Sephora.com :
Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Algae Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Superoxide Dismutase, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Lactoferrin, Phospholipids, Phytosphingosine, Corn Oligosaccharides, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Tyrosinase, Lentinus Edodes Tyrosinase, Retinyl Palmitate, Copper Lysl Oxidase, Acetyl Methionine, Acetyl Serine, Amino Acyl tRNA Synthetase, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Peroxidase, Silanetriol Melaninate, Polyquaternium-10, Superoxide Dismutase, Bromelain, Papain, Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, and Linalool.
I picked up the travel size for about $6 at a local salon. The full size is priced at $24 and has quite a lot of product. The mist comes packaged in a spray bottle which feels like glass but is good quality plastic & easy to travel with. The texture feels very light and a little more watery than most hair serums. I use it on damp, freshly washed hair before heat-styling or air-drying. Also because it is a little runny, you may need more product than usual but, the weighless oil absorbs almost instantly leaving no oily residue.
Alterna suggests using this on dry hair to enhance shine. My roots gets oily very easily so, I'm usually skeptical about using products for touch ups. But, when used before blow drying, it adds a very healthy looking shine and controls frizz to a good extent. The days I let my hair air-dry, I see a lot of added bounce which I'm very happy about! If you have extremely frizzy hair, you need to use quite a lot of this product which might make roots oily after a day. But, for mediocre frizz-control, it works really well without weighing down hair too much.
Overall, more than anything else, I love the healthy sheen & softness my hair gets from using this. I also love multi-tasking products like this that protect and enhance hair's manageability. Added to all that, this product also has a very fresh smell that lingers on for a few hours!
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What are your thoughts on the ALTERNA Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist?