Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Alterna Bamboo Shine Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4.5 stars

COST: $19.49-$22 for 4.6 ounces

THE SKINNY: Having short, fine hair, I'm always a little skeptical of cream-type, leave-in products. Alterna's Bamboo Shine Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream offered a nice surprise. It felt weightless. It didn't make my hair sticky. It gave me shine and a nice all-day straight style without the need for a flat iron. And it didn't make my hair feel dirty and greasy by the end of the day, as other products tend to do.
Alterna's Bamboo Shine
Silk-Sleek Brilliance
Cream made my hair
shiny and sleek all day --
no flat iron needed.

According to Alterna, the bamboo extract in the product helps boost hair's strength and gooseberry extract adds nutrients, moisture and weightless control.

Given that I don't have a lot of hair, I used this product sparingly -- about a third of the usual "dime" amount recommended. A little bit did go a long way.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. I won't use it every day, but it will give me options to change up my look.

CHECK IT OUT: Alterna says this product is eco-friendly, too. Learn more at the Alterna Haircare website.

-- Tested by Shay