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ALTERNA Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray

What it is: A lightweight, highly effective spray that is clinically proven to increase volume by 105 percent. What it does: This spray provides full-bodied volume that lasts 48 hours. Its super lightweight formula contains plumping technology specifically created for those with even the finest hair types. Free of a sticky or crunchy finish, it significantly enhances volume leaving hair visibly thickened and noticeably denser.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Dyes- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know: The ingredients contained in this product are eco-certified, fair-trade compliant, and certified organic. Their production and sale aid in supporting the development of local communities while remaining environmentally friendly. This product does not contain gluten, TEA, or DEA.Research results: Clinically proven to increase volume by 105%.
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Questions & Answers for ALTERNA Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray

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is it drying
is it drying?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
metome
(australia)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
6 answers
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answer 1
I have very fine, thin hair and have used the product since mid December. It has not dried my hair out at all.
answered 7 months ago
viningscupcake
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
I have oily hair so I don't feel like it is. I also highlight my hair so it is dry otherwise. I only use this on my roots & also spray some in my hand and massage into the roots..helps a lot. My hair never feels sticky, tacky, crunchy or dry....just voluminous & like you have more hair. I don't know if I would use it all over my hair, but it shouldn't be a problem on the roots. Hope this helps.
answered 9 months ago
Slimblondie
(NYC, NY)
answer 3
Not at all
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
RLOJ
(Staten Island, NY)
answer 4
Maybe a litle but not nearly as bad as other volumizing products that I have used. I do not feel that I am doing any damage to my hair by using it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sam2760
(Davenport, IA)
answer 5
It is not drying.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
aqua11
(sterling heights, MI)
answer 6
It hasn't dried my hair, my hair has responded well to the bamboo line.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
judy330
(Greensboro, FL)
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Is this more of a volumizing spray than a setting hair spray?
asked 7 months ago
moneymaker
(Beaverton, OR)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this is more of a volumizing spray. I'm not sure I would use it to set a finished style.
answered 1 month ago
Amanda0929
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
Definitely a volumizing spray.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Jolady
answer 3
This is a wonderful way to add volume - spray on damp hair and use a blow dryer to activate the magic. NOTE: this is not a finishing spray, and does not hold style like a hair spray.
answered 3 months ago
Jeanmarie1433
answer 4
Exactly-- more volume, not a hairspray per se. I use mine on damp hair and then dry it.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
estovest
(Portland, OR)
answer 5
Adds tons of volume. I cant live without this product!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
megs0423
(Staten Island NY)
answer 6
It is only a volumizing spray. It doesn't provide any hold to speak of. You use it on wet hair before styling.
answered 6 months ago
margotm
(Toronto, ON)
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Is this product unscented?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
5 answers
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answer 1
it is scented but not strong, smells like a cheap perfume but it fades easily
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
leenio
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
No, it has a scent but its not too heavy or noticeable.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sam2760
(Davenport, IA)
answer 3
No. it has a pleasant yet mild scent.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jojocakes
(New York City, NY)
answer 4
No, it's pretty floral, but it doesn't linger
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
katybrooke
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 5
No. It does have a mild, but pleasant musky fragrance.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
aqua11
(sterling heights, MI)
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Does anyone notice this working>
I have very thin, long hair but a lot of it and I do not seem to notice any effects from this spray. Any suggestions?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
KO87
(Boulder, CO)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
5 answers
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answer 1
I love it - it works so well, I have stopped using mousse. Remember: USE HEAT to activate the product.... spray on damp hair near the root, then use a blow dryer ... you will be amazed.
answered 3 months ago
Jeanmarie1433
answer 2
Me too, but it does seem to help quite a bit. I put it on AFTER I towel dry my hair, and I'm generous with it. Then I dry it within a couple minutes. Seems to be the magic formula.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
estovest
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
This product has been incredible for me. My hair is short and very fine and thin. The spray is heat activated so if you are not using a blow dryer try that. The sales girl who told me about it has very fine hair but a lot of it and she said she swears by this product.
answered 7 months ago
viningscupcake
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
Yes it works. Actually, its the first ever product I've EVER tried which actually does what it claims to! Imagine that!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
pungi2534
(Ottawa, Ontario)
answer 5
Something to keep in mind is that if you have super long hair (beyond your shoulders) then the weight of the length of hair may be pulling it down. I have shoulder length hair and there are a few things I do: 1) After washing my hair and spraying the product on, I put my hair up in a scrunchy to dry the roots up. This makes the base of my hair dry up instead of down. If you sleep that way, you'll wake up with nice 'beach waves' 2) If I want to wash and go then I do the scrunchy trick while I apply my make up and dress, then take it out, blow my hair upside down. If I want it straight, I straight iron my hair straight up. I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
othergirl
(Beverly Hill, CA)
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Can this product be used on dry hair?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Odell
(Madison, WI)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
4 answers
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answer 1
You can.... BUT - you need to use a blow dryer on this product to see results. It is HEAT activated. I spray it on the root area, then use a blow dryer and a round brush .... amazing results.
answered 3 months ago
Jeanmarie1433
answer 2
The salesgirl who told me about this product said it is heat activated so unless you are using a blow dryer on your dry hair I would guess it would not work as well.
answered 7 months ago
viningscupcake
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
I find all this brand's products to be very conditioning. This one adds volume, but it sounds like you need conditioning more than volume, so look at their other spray products that make your hair super soft and consider a hair mask. I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
othergirl
(Beverly Hill, CA)
answer 4
sure, but it will not give optimum results. You will still have to blowdry too. I have tried! :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jojocakes
(New York City, NY)
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Will this work even if I don't blow-dry my hair?
The bottle says to apply before blow-drying, but I usually let my hair air-dry. Will the product work anyway?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
SarahCH
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
4 answers
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answer 1
I tried air drying and it didn't work
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
leenio
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
The sales girl told me the product is heat activated so doubt it will work as well without using a blow dryer.
answered 7 months ago
viningscupcake
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
Probably not. I have tried it and it fails in this sense. The same brand has another product that works quite nicely if you air dry your hair: the volume boosting creme. It comes in a small, pump bottle (peach/orange colored).
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jojocakes
(New York City, NY)
answer 4
This stuff definittely worked for me. sprayed it on at 0430 this morning and only ever blow dry my bangs (that's my troublesome, frizzy area) and the rest air dried. there is some definite volume. I definitely see the product has worked for me even without having taken the blow drier to it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
EAnine
(Los Angeles, Ca)
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Does it work with a flat iron?
Does this product only give more volume if you blow dry your hair or would it work with a flat iron too?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
c09girl
(Boston, MA)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
3 answers
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answer 1
I was told it is heat activated by the blow dryer. Did not ask about a flat iron.
answered 7 months ago
viningscupcake
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
Volume will cease to exist, darling, if you consider even flatironing your hair! Your best bet will be to blow dry your hair lightly, then flatiron midshaft to ends. That is, assuming you have straight/slightly wavy baby fine hair.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jojocakes
(New York City, NY)
answer 3
It will work with a flat iron too. I have used it on wet hair, then air dryed. It still volumizes.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sam2760
Question
Does it have polymers, copolymers or acralytes?
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
MTBROCKER
(BC Canada)
on Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
1 answer
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answer 1
Ingredients list (from website): Water (Aqua), Polyimide-1, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polysilicone-15, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Phospholipids, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Superoxide Dismutase, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Fragrance.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
margotm
(Toronto, ON)
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