My favourite haircare folks, Alterna have only gone and made a CC Cream for hair. It’s not a lame gimmick or a case of jumping on the double lettered beauty bandwagon. In this exception the product in question delivers.
The Caviar CC cream (for Complete Correction) is a leave-in hair protecting treatment and styling product in one, and here’s the biggie – it does 10 things: moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, strength, anti-breakage, heat protection and light hold. (I did utter that in one breath, by the way.)
I adore Alterna’s shampoos and conditioners because A) they’re free of parabens, sulphates, parafins, gluten, mineral oils and petrolatum (which mess with your follicles in the long run) and B) the results are outstanding so the expense is a worthwhile investment for the condition of your hair.
Mind you, I approached the CC cream with trepidation as I do with any styling product. In the forefront of my mind, I automatically believe a cream formula should be used carefully and in moderate amounts. I discovered with Alterna’s cream it absorbs almost instantly, feeling like a very thin veil so I never know exactly how much is too much. I have been using about three pumps of it on damp hair before blasting with the hair-dryer, which seems to be an adequate amount without weighing down the hair. I suppose there is no danger of that when the formula is very hair-friendly.
The cream can be used alone or as a kind of primer for layering on other styling products and also to finish off after styling so I have continued to use my other products in conjunction without any conflicts.
Living in London, my hair is exposed to a lot of damage like the weather, pollution and hard water and it ends up looking dull but the Caviar CC cream by Alterna has given it a polished look and my hair is so soft to touch. I battled against the strong winds at the weekend and my hair remained beautifully conditioned and frizz-free too.
It’s definitely a product I am keen to purchase because I am enjoying the benefits of it and my hair doesn’t feel icky and sticky either.
A 74ml tube of Alterna’s Caviar CC Cream retails for around £24.95 and is available online at such stockists as Look Fantastic.
Have you given Alterna a try? Let me know what you think.
Two weeks away was like an out of body experience. Being in a different time zone is one thing, the pace of life in a foreign climate is another and I had forgotten how laidback things are in the cosmopolitan city of Karachi. I hadn’t been for 11 years (the longest period I’ve been away from this city) so I had a lot to catch up on.
It has also meant the blog hasn’t been updated for a while and uh, that feels good! Hopefully you’ve not deserted me in droves. Well as I proceed to pick up the pace, here are some pictorial highlights from my holiday.
…not forever, just for two weeks! Apologies for the lack of updates but since the last post, I’ve been busy outside of the blog with my day job and preparing for my getaway. I wanted to post a few words in the hope you don’t abandon me in droves. I will be back! I’m just going on holiday. No doubt I will pop up on Twitter and Instagram and when I return, I am sure I will be bursting at the seams (of my clothes from over indulging in bad food) with fresh new beauty reviews including Urban Decay, Illamasqua, REN, Bourjois, The Body Shop, Elemis and a hell of a lot more.