Product Review: Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

My first exposure to the haircare brand Alterna came many years ago when Kate Bosworth mentioned using their caviar range in an interview with InStyle magazine. So my interest was piqued and of course, despite my searching I could not find the brand available for purchase anywhere in Australia. The years passed and to be honest the brand slipped my mind – until I recently received an email regarding the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Post Party Hair Rehab. My hair has been frazzled lately, which I am putting down to the fact that in my rushed pre-Christmas state, I’m not spending enough time nurturing it as I should. So this post party hair rehab sounded like something I urgently needed in my life. I’ve been using the shampoo & conditioner since receiving it a couple of weeks ago, and I am somehow still not finished the bottles (despite washing my hair every day) but I thought I would put my review up anyway. Firstly, the shampoo and conditioner both have a lovely citrus smell that is nice and invigorating during my 5am shower time. Also, the shampoo lathers up a LOT so you only need a small amount of product to go a long way. Now, after using the product for a few weeks now I have to admit that I do not think it is ideal for my hair type. I have thin hair (a lot of it) that is prone to oiliness that I wash every day because I am yet to master the art of taming it to be washed every couple of days. I noticed that after a couple of days of using this product in a row my hair seemed quite weighed down by product. The Alterna range uses caviar extract that contains omega 3 fatty acids that help to smooth down the hair shaft and promote shine. I’m not sure if this is the reason why my hair seemed ‘thicker’ than usual, but it’s my guess. Don’t get me wrong, my hair looked great, but it felt kind of strange and heavy to me. I think the shampoo & conditioner would be better suited to people who have thicker hair than I, or who wash their hair on a less frequently than I do. I will post a review soon on the Overnight Hair Rescue – which I absolutely LOVE. The Alterna range is free of Parabens, Mineral Oil, Phthalates and other nasty things. The Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo retails for $37.95 AUD and the Caviar Moisture Conditioner for $39.95 AUD. Both products are available for purchase at high end boutiques and salons. For stockist information check the website. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)

6 Comments to “Product Review: Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner”

  1. Ugh I have the same hair type and this sounds like almost every shampoo and conditioner I’ve used. Kate uses Pureology now, maybe she has the same hair type and it weighed down her hair too? :P
    btw-I use Pureology and it’s really one of the few things that work without weighing it down. Have you tried it? It doesn’t test on animals and is organic. :D

  2. What if you used a clarifying shampoo once a week with it – I wonder if that would help?

    I have similar hair, except I no longer have a lot of it. It started falling out about 6 years ago and I think I’ve probably lost close to half of it. :-(

    • Possibly, but I don’t want to strip the colour from my hair too much. Ideally I shouldn’t be washing my hair as often as I do, but I haven’t had the patience yet to train my hair out of it yet…

      • I forced myself to wash mine only every second day after I lost so much of it, but that second day is always bleh. I can’t wait to wash it again the following morning.

  3. It would be interesting to see the results if you used it every second day, perhaps its just too much of a good thing!

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