Mar 242012

Recently, I picked up Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist ($24/ 4.2 oz.) at my local Sephora to use as a leave-in conditioning treatment. My hair is medium length, fine and I’ve had it permanently colored for years. The ends can get dry, and and I wanted something to smooth and condition.

Being a beauty junkie, I actually spritzed my hair with the Alterna right there on the Sephora sales floor. I know, right-one of those people (in my defense, the store was nearly empty). Anyway, it gave me a soft shine without weighing my fine hair down or making my hair look greasy. I bought the Alterna on the spot. My hair looks much silkier and alive–it even seems to give it a really shiny glint. When I use it, my hair looks soft, shiny, and fully conditioned.

I’ve used Leonore Greyl and Morrocan Oil in the past. I like the fact that the Alterna Bamboo has a spray applicator that has a very fine mist–both of the other choices do not. The Alterna takes two or three spritzes to fully condition my ends, so I don’t have to be too careful about over-doing it on very busy mornings. Also, I far prefer the scent of the Alterna (this is personal, I realize). Although the Leonore Greyl is a strong jasmine scent, it can become a little too strong for my taste.

Contains organic bamboo extract with multiple essential fatty acids (Omegas 3,6,9) and antioxidant tocopherol. Readers will want to know that the ingredients also list dimethicone.

Do you use any leave in conditioner? Please share!

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  9 Responses to “Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist Review”

  1. Thanks for sharing. I have medium length fine hair and normally I use macadamia nut oil that leave my hair looking very healthy without weighing it down. It sounds like Alterna may have something for a quick fix when in a hurry.

  2. beautiful blog dear !

  3. I use Aveda Damage Remedy Leave-in Conditioner, but that only works on wet hair. I have very long, thick hair and it gets soaked with sweat every day from my workouts. I use a Leonore Greyl hair oil–Palm Oil, I think–but I am always on the look-out to hydrate my hair ends, too. This sounds perfect.

  4. I use Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. A classic dry oil, and the scent is just divine! Sometimes, I also use Phyto 9 if my hair is especially dry, mix the Nuxe along for the scent. Thanks for sharing this post, I’m always on the look out for a good leave-in conditioner.

  5. I also have fine medium length hair and have stopped using condition in the shower. Well, except once or twice a month when I use a deep conditioner. I find it just weighs my hair down on a daily basis. I’ve started using a leave in conditioner spray by Pravana. It smells great and conditions and detangles without weighing my hair down at all. It is to be used on wet hair though.

  6. I’ve tried Alterna’s Bamboo Silk Shine Mist and I love it! I wouldn’t consider it a leave-in conditioner but it does finish a look nicely. I have medium length, very fine and thin hair, so I tend not to use anything so as not to weigh it down. The Shine Mist was truely weightless but still gave me incredible shine!

  7. Please try the dropper oil version of this! I use it religiously and recommend to all my friends for beautiful shiny hair. It is much more efficient than the mist one.

  8. Oh yay! I have been waiting for a review of this. I keep lapping it! I might just have to test this out.

    For leave ins, IF I use one, it’s usually a Wella Color Protect spray, that I actually spray in my hand because it’s a weird creamy consistency. I work it between my fingers then through my hair, as it’s fine (there’s just a ton of it!). I have also used Josie Maran’s Argan Oil (the organic oil, not the silicone laden serum), when it’s closer to dry.

  9. I love kendi oil i use it on every customer for them to see the difference for themsleves! fantastic product love it thank you!!

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