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ALTERNA Haircare Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream

What it is: A deeply restorative, luxe leave-in treatment for coarse, porous, or severely damaged hair. What it is formulated to do: This powerfully reparative leave-in treatment is formulated with strand-building proteins to help restructure strands, fill in gaps and tears in the cuticle, and strengthen the hair, protecting it from breakage and future damage. Transforming previously coarse hair, it significantly improves smoothness, texture, and manageability. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates What else you need to know: This product is free of DEA/TEA, petrochemicals, dyes, and synthetic color. Research results: When used with Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Shampoo and Instant Recovery Conditioner:- 95% reduced breakage
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Questions & Answers for ALTERNA Haircare Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream

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Blow dry necessary?
The directions say to blow dry as usual. Do I need to blow dry my hair in order for this product to be the most effective?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
ellelane
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
I have never blow dried m hair as the damage I am trying to fix is due to heat. It has still worked wonders with me even thought I air dry.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kneequest
(Waterloo, ON)
answer 2
Absolutely not! I rub this in my hands with some Moroccan Oil and run it through damp hair then let it air dry. I think it's more effective when left to air dry, it leaves your hair smooth, not frizzy, and doesn't weight hair down. If you can hold off on the blow dryer the natural results will blow your mind.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
DKlinger
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
It works good as a leave-in conditioner. It works just the same/ My twin does it like that, but I prefer using it then blow-drying. I use my own leave-in conditioner --> "tresemme leave in conditioner."
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
ladyree
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
I air-dried and had great results, I don't think blow-drying is necessary
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
superjulie
(Tampa, FL)
answer 5
I rarely blow dry my hair and haven't since I've started using this product, but it's still worked nicely
answered 2 years ago
stephanienicole
(Piscataway, NJ)
answer 6
No- I use this as a smoothing product on dry hair and it works great!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pinkangel
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
I found it to be incredibly sticky if I did not blow dry after using this product, so I would suggest blow drying. I did not find that it was more effective when I blow dried after using this.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(New Jersey)
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Will this dry out my hair?
I have fine, color treated hair- will this dry it out? I know that silicones really dry out hair in the long run- so after looking at the ingredients list, I'm kinda wondering about this product...any thoughts?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
pixierita
(Illinois)
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
Any hair product with a lot of protein can cause dryness because the protein displaces moisture. My hair is bleached platinum blonde and I need to add protein to it to decrease the porosity. I thought about using this with a moisturizing product, but I'm afraid it won't allow the protein to penetrate my hair, so I use a moisturizing product on days I don't use this.
answered 4 months ago
tomax
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
I've been using this for a while now and I've found it to be the opposite of drying. I rub it in my hands with a small bit of Moroccan Oil and let it air dry and the results are amazing. I have thick wavy hair with heavy damage from bleach, and this cream pumped the life back in my hair, doesn't leave your hair feeling dry or crunchy. Leaves hair feeling nourished, smooth, strong, and doesn't weight it down.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
DKlinger
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I've been using this for about 5+ months now, and using it itself, it's good. It doesn't dry out your hair.
If you are worried, don't buy the product. There's many other products.
However, I use this product - blow dry - then use JOSIE MARAN 100% PURE ARGAN OIL LIGHT (bought this at Sephora). It puts a good amount of moisture in your hair, and adds extra protection to the caviar :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
ladyree
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
Definitely not, it's very nourishing for the hair.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
capechix
(Dennis MA)
answer 5
I also have fine, color-treated hair. I used this to fix severe chlorine damage accumulated over numerous trips to the pool, and it worked AMAZINGLY well. Extremely moisturizing - not drying at all!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
DrCocoO
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 6
I have been using this product for 5 months. My softer, stronger and healthier looking than in a long long time.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
morrisokc
(Edmond, OK)
answer 7
My hair is very dry and this product has not dried it out more at all. I only use it twice a week as I've hear overuse could cause your hair dry out a little. I've been using it for about 2 months now and its been great so far.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
andie111
(Chicago, IL)
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Heat protection
Does this product protect hair from heat - blow drying and, especially, flat ironing? Or must we use something else on top of this?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
theredhedsed
(New York, NY)
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
4 answers
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answer 1
I've been combining it with Living Proof's Restore Instant Protection Spray because my hair is very processed and I don't want to chance it, but I noticed that when I've forgotten the spray, my hair still seems to do pretty well so it's probably sufficient for hair not quite as processed as mine haha
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bridgetaolani
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 2
You must use a heat protectant. This only works with a blow-dryer. But if you're using additional heat sources, you must use extra heat protectant. This product isn't a heat protectant, but just supplies moisturizer activated by (blow-dryer) heat.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
ladyree
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
It's a great heat protector. Helps control frizz as well. Plus it smells amazing!
answered 3 years ago
alestang
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
Yes, it provides heat protection, as well as repairing existing damage, but I still use a cheap heat protectant spray whenever I flat iron.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
LeLily
(WV)
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How much should i use?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Debster
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
Depending on hair length, use between a nickel and quarter size of the product.
answered 11 months ago
margeeim
(Edgemere, MD)
answer 2
I use a pea sized amount on both sides of my hair. I have shoulder length hair. If your hair is short, I would say only use one pea sized amount. I love this product and can tell after 3 applications it is helping. It is well worth the money.
answered 1 year ago
sungirltan1
(Arlington, Tx.)
answer 3
My hair is shoulder length and average thickness and I probably use about a quarter size amount. Rub between hands and apply from mid-shaft to ends.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
gh06
(Marietta, GA)
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How often to use
Is it safe to use this product more then 1 to 3 times a week?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
luvinpink02
(Maryland)
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
Before I knew better I used this product almost daily, because I love it as a styling product. Now I only use it wo or three times a week since adding too much protein to your hair can displace moisture, make it brittle and leave it prone to breakage. On the days I don't use this I mostly use the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk. I haven't had problems with breakage or limp, stretchy hair using this regimen.
answered 4 months ago
tomax
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
I use mine every time I shower and I haven't had any issues yet.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kneequest
(Waterloo, ON)
answer 3
Totally! I use it every day without any problems.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
EatPrayBeauty
(Ashburn, VA)
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breakouts?
My skin does not like most hair products that actually work. I didn't see in the reviews that this broke anyone out. Has anyone had acne issues with this hair cream?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
notanexpert
(St. Louis, MO)
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I have not and I break out if I even look at pizza. I have been using it while blow drying though, so not much product touches my skin.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
bridgetaolani
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 2
I had no skin sensitivities or any break outs from using this product. My hair gets all over my face while I sleep and no incidents.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
CChatham
(Manteca, CA)
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Can I use this after I had a keratin treatment done on my hair? Or will the extra protein be damaging?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
ErisM
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I am not even sure if there's any real protein in this product so I would not worry about damaging,
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
OppaKate
(Columbus, OH)
answer 2
I had a Keratin treatment and continued using the Protein cream without any problems. I noticed it actually compliments the Keratin treatment really well, and as the treatment wears off, the Protein cream continues to repair your hair.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
DKlinger
(Los Angeles, CA)
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Use only this after shampoo?
I'm just curious whether I should be shampooing and conditioning as usual, rinsing that out and then putting this on to leave in, or simply shampooing and using this only. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
barbrajane
(Olney, MD)
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I do both! Often I only shampoo and then use this. If my hair's had a rough week then I'll both condition and use this. But that's pretty rare.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
elmeeeee
answer 2
Shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Then while your hair is still damp, work the product into your hair.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
TeaLeaves
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Will this product work well with fine hair or will it only be good for thick, coarse hair
asked 10 months ago
hourglawesome
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I have thin, dry hair and I use a dime-sized amount. Works perfectly!
answered 9 months ago
Mimi327
(Kansas)
answer 2
I have fine hair, and this product worked wonders for me. It takes a few applications to make sure you do not use too much product (like any product, over-application can make hair look greasy), but my fine hair is now much thicker thanks to this product!
answered 9 months ago
dovsll
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Use this with the caviar cc cream, or is one or the other enough? I have thick, dry hair.
asked 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
This cream has protein in it, which is meant to rebond your strands to decrease breakage and split ends. If you are worried about hair breakage then this creme is prefect for you, but if you just concerned about dry ends, i recommend you just the Caviar CC Creme.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Lipstickrim
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 2
I think you would use one or the other. The protein cream is much more intense of a conditioner than the CC cream, you wouldn't need CC cream with it. Protein cream should be used a couple times a week when your hair is looking fried out, CC cream for every day, in my opinion.
answered 8 months ago
lolanola
(New Orleans, LA)
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