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ALTERNA Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream

What it is:A cream that acts as a sheer veil of shine. What it does: This cream 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- Triclosan What 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, or phthalates.
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Questions & Answers for ALTERNA Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream

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Do you use this on wet hair?
I have pretty curly hair and have tried every styling product; cremes, sprays, serums, oils...EVERYTHING! and it always ends up that if I put on even an ounce to much my hair has that crunchy weighed down too much product look and feel too it...just want to make sure this wont do the same!
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
11 answers
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answer 1
I always used it on wet hair and let it dry naturally and didn't have any problems with it being crunchy. Hope it works for you.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ktravels
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
answer 2
I have very wavy hair that borders on frizzy with the drop of any humidity. I use a curl cream first on wet hair (currently Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious but also like Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave in Conditioner). Then I put some of this in especially at the ends. I have also used small amounts on dry hair. In this case for ends that look dry only.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ledeux
answer 3
Yes! I only use this on wet hair and like I said in my review this actually enhances my wavy hair! You should try it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
patty10
(Souderton, Pa)
answer 4
You can use it on wet or dry hair. Either way, it is fabulous stuff.
answered 3 years ago
sandy35
(Massachusetts)
answer 5
There is no crunch with this! This cream actually conditions my super-dry hair and makes it softer!
This is my all-in-one Holy Grail product. I highly recommend.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 6
This stays pliant and non-greasy on my fine hair - no crunchiness, no separating into greasy chunks. there is a travel bag with small sizes available if you are concerned but I love this!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tordue
(los angeles, CA)
answer 7
I wouldn't recommend this one as I have the same problem with my hair. I use biosilk to help the blow dry process and love the Alterna Caviar products to include the anti aging spray which helps with a little shine and light smoothing after flat ironing. It doesn't weigh your hair down but gives it a little extra smoothness.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
krodriguez
(Anchorage, AK)
answer 8
I have thick, porous, wavy, dyed hair. I apply it wet to tame the frizz a bit and then blow dry and add more while styling if neccessary. It isn't greasy or heavy at all and the feel of your hair will be soft for a day or more. Good luck
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
nicbcute
(orange county, ca)
answer 9
This product will DEFINATELY not make your hair crunchy! Once you find your "correct amount," it will only make it look soft. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 10
I too have curly hair, and this product when used on wet hair, encourage's my hair's natural wave while taming the dry frizzies from years of coloring and highlighting.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mistygirl
(Tampa, FL)
answer 11
I have wavy/straight hair, so I cannot give a curly hair prespecitive. However, I can tell you that this product does not leave my hair crunchy at all....it also does not leave it greasy if I accidently over do it on the product. I use it on damp and dry hair...it is AMAZING for taming frizz and flyaways!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kate0033
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Dentangler too?
I used up my sample size, and am considering the full sized, but I would also like to know whether you consider this a detangling product as well. I will be going on vacation and want to be able to smooth this on after being in the pool and or sea water to detangle and condition at the same time. Tahnks!
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
I understand this product to be more of a finishing cream to add smoothness and shine without weighing the hair down, or use wet hair. It would give you the wonderful benefits of the ingredients but honestly don't know about a detangler? I think you will love it.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(St. Petersburg, FL)
answer 2
yes, I think it can be.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
HelloAmber
answer 3
It is a detangler..but to add extra umph to the softness: mix half bamboo leave in conditioner and half Paul Mitchell's leave in conditioner for great results!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
vlewis
(Houston Texas)
answer 4
I used the sample I got and found that the product itself when aplied to damp hair does not act as a detangler. HOWEVER, once my hair dried, my hair stayed tangle free all day and was silky smooth. So I'd say no it is not specifically a detangler, but it should leave your hair smooth enough to be free of tangles for a while.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lizard1987
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 5
I have the same problem with tangles. This product doesn't seem to act as detangler, but before I use this cream, I sprtz some Bumble+bumble Prep on my wet hair before I comb it out. Prep has solved my tangles and there is no problem using with other products along with it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
spartee
(The Irish Hills of Michigan)
answer 6
I use a separate conditioner to detangle... I don't think that's this product's strong suit
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
atlam5
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
I am not sure I could call it a detangler, but using this product along with the similar shampoo/conditioner I didn't require any detangler. I use a pick so maybe this helped as well.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
klillianh
(Rochester, MN)
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Shampoo ro Cream
I bought this as a styling product, but the online description says it is a shampoo? I have curly/frizzy hair and wanted it to tame my frizzies without and fuss. I used it as a cream after shampooing and conditioning. It really did not do what I thought it would. Should I be using it as a shampoo instead?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
wandie
(Atlanta, GA)
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
Hi! This product is def not a shampoo. I smooth on just a dime size after out of shower and dry it naturally or style it. Either way, it makes a huge difference in my frizz-curly hair!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mad4mascara
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 2
There seems to be an error on Sephora's part regarding the product description here. This is definitely not a shampoo. It is a leave-in treatment.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
heidi7
answer 3
They have the shampoo/conditioners as well, but this is a styling product (must be a typo on their description). I have straight hair and it works great to tame my flyaways, and adds a good amount of shine.

From what I can tell so far their products are good for exactly what they say. My hair is on the dry side, and the Shine shampoo/conditioners make my hair a little dryer than I prefer.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kate0033
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
How does this compare to Fekkai Glossing Cream?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
owlie
(Houston, TX)
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
To me, this works MUCH better than Fekkai. In fact, this product absolutely ROCKS and I have hard to style fine hair that frizzes and since menopause doesn't like to cooperate. The Bamboo balm works like magic, and doesn't weigh my fine hair down at all. The tube also lasts a very long time as you only need a dime-sized dab on medium length hair. I will not use anything else, and I've tried dozens and dozens of products.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
answer 2
If you are looking for a "gloss" finish, the Alterna Bamboo Silk-Sleek does not do that. I love this product for that reason - it tames fly aways and moisturizes without leaving your hair glossy or shiny. So, if you are looking for a glossing/shining product this might not be your choice.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
amich
Question
Could this take the place of a leave in conditioner?
asked 1 year ago
ns98
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
So long as your hair isn't terribly dry, I don't see why not. It makes your hair very soft and smooth!
answered 10 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
answer 2
Definitely!
answered 11 months ago
healthyskin
(Boca raton, FL)
Question
Not available in stores???
Hey, this used to be available in store, I just went to my neighborhood Sephoras, and none of them carry this any more…is this only available online now?
asked 9 months ago
giveaname
(San Francisco, Ca)
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Not answering question ... I did a review and made a comment that
I didn't like the scent but I mixed it up with another product .. I LOVE THE SCENT and the product. Perpetua
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
perpetua
(Bellevue, WA)
answer 2
I hate the same experience and had to purchase online.
answered 7 months ago
hallygirl
(nova scotia)
Question
Is this product used in addition to conditioner or in place of?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
ohiomimi
(carroll oh)
on Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
This product is a styling product to give a sleek and shining appearance to the hair. I wouldn't use this as a replacement for conditioner.
answered 2 days ago
kendie
(Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
answer 2
you should shampoo and condition your hair as you normally do. After apply this on towel dried hair.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Jersey City, N.J.)
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