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ALTERNA Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo

What it is:A strengthening and shine-enhancing daily shampoo.What it does: This shampoo combines strengthening pure organic bamboo extract and shine-amplifying organic Indian gooseberry in a paraben and sodium chloride-free formula that infuses every strand with nourishing moisture and shine-enhancing vital nutrients. Infused with Color Hold® technology for maximum color retention, hair looks dramatically shinier and healthier.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:All products contain eco-certified ingredients grown responsibly and ethically traded. The production and sale of this product aids in supporting the development of local communities while remaining environmentally friendly. This product contains no sulfates, sodium chloride, parabens, gluten, TEA, and phthalates.
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Questions & Answers for ALTERNA Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo

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Scent?
What is the scent of this shampoo? Can you describe it?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
johnandcharlie
(Ohio)
on Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
The scent is very clean. Not to strong. I love the fragrance.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
princesa1
answer 2
It smells clean, not like chemicals or perfume--just clean.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
renotoo
(Reno, NV)
answer 3
It is a clean smell, kind of crisp in the way that citrus is, but its not too flowery or fruity smelling, both my boyfriend and I use it and like the smell.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
kever07
(Pittsburgh, Pa)
answer 4
Honestly, to me it smelled like dirt. It was really gross. I mean, if you like earthy scents, then you'll like it, but I don't and I found it disgusting smelling.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
jules20
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
Pine-sol. Or like, fake Xmas tree candle. It's not a good smell.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Urbie
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
fruity and floral but not overwhelming, just the right amount . I had many compliments on how my hair smelled.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
steffyc
(pasadena,texas)
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Moisturizing?
I have hair that is not dyed or permed, but it does get very dry and break often. I'm currently using Sidlab Hair Couture, and was considering trying something new. Does anyone know if this product is good for dry hair prone to breakage?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Portland, OR)
on Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo
4 answers
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answer 1
I've used this before and found it to be less moisturizing than some other options. I prefer Caviar or Agave for my dry damaged hair.
answered 4 months ago
chillmom
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 2
Personally I probably wouldn't use this shampoo regularly on weaker hair that's prone to breaking.It's awesome for color treated hair and normal/oily hair but it does clean VERY thoroughly and may be too strong for weak hair to use regularly. You could try alternating it and make sure to use a strengthening conditioner or mask with it so that some of the moisture is replaced. I think their Caviar Anti Aging Moisture shampoo would be more suitable for what you need. The Caviar system also has a Re texturizing protein cream that would help a lot!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 3
Alterna has a line called Bamboo Smooth that might be more moisturising and strengthening that Bamboo Luminous Shine. To be sure, the Luminous Shine is a great shampoo, but if you're concerned with moisture and breakage, you might try the Bamboo Smooth as it is designed for drier hair.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
AinsLeigh
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
I really loved the Caviar Anti-Aging Shampoo and Conditioner, so I thought I would give this one a try.
It's all right, but not that good. For this price I would expect a better product, I feel it did nothing to my hair, and doesn't smell like anything special either.
If you are thinking of getting it, I would highly recommend the caviar instead.
answered 2 years ago
chikpea
(El Paso)
Question
ok to use w/keratin treatment?
I have a keratin treatment in my hair and was wondering if this is good product to use with keratin treated hair. Currently using Pureology shampoo & conditioner but interested in trying something new when I finish them up. It's sulfate free but ....
asked 3 years ago
mrspea
(Boston, Ma)
on Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
I regularly use this shampoo and Kenra and spray in "It's a 10" spray plus Keratin. Works great together and I've gotten more compliments on how healthy my hair looks now!
answered 3 years ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 2
I have color treated hair and have foil highlights done once every 5 weeks. The Bamboo shampoo line has been wonderful for my hair! I have body, movement, shine and I feel that my hair actually looks good every day. I would think this would be an excellent choice for you.
answered 3 years ago
ladybling
(Atlanta, Ga.)
answer 3
Yes definitely. This is 100x better than pureology.
answered 3 years ago
wholelottalove
(Boston, MA)
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Can I use this shampoo if I have the keratin treatment?!
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
andream2293
(Miami, FL)
on Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes! Sulfate-free and my keratin treatment still looks amazing- actually, the shampoo and conditioner have just made my hair look even better!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
sarahfking
(Homewood, AL)
answer 2
I probably wouldn't use it because it's going to strip a lot of that out of your hair. They make some anti aging moisture shampoo that would keep your hair looking sleek and shiny.
This shampoo makes hair look shiny and adds volume, but it does strip it squeaky clean. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 3
Yes! I have found that this shampoo is both keratin and color safe. I love it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
kac610
(Blackwood, NJ)
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How big is the 8.5 oz bottle?
Is it the average size of a shampoo bottle? Anyone have a size comparison?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Meatball22
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it's an average size. You don't have to use alot before it suds.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
princesa1
answer 2
The bottle is 7 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter. It hold a little over two cups of shampoo or conditioner. I have very long hair and a bottle lasts a long time! You don't need much.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
renotoo
(Reno, NV)
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This vs. alterna caviar moisturizing shampoo
How does this compare to the Alterna Caviar Moisturizing Shampoo? I've been using the caviar shampoo and conditioner for over a year and LOVE it, but I'm interested in trying something else to alternate with it. How does this compare?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
aries23
on Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
I've used both of these and find the Caviar to be much more moisturizing. So if that is important to you, I'd stick with the Caviar or test the Agave line which is my new favorite!!
answered 4 months ago
chillmom
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 2
I will say bamboo is better for summer, and caviar is better for dryer season. I got oily hair and I feel a little bit too much when I use caviar during summer. Bamboo can give your hair more shine. But caviar did a better job of recover and it is more hydrate than bamboo. I think it is really depends on what's your hair type and how you assume the product can do.
answered 11 months ago
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