Product Review: Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist

Name: Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist
Brand: Alterna
Size: 30ml and 125ml
Price: €6.5ml and €23,00

From Alterna’s website:
This lightweight, instantly absorbing mist can be used as a treatment or a style primer to eliminate frizz, shield hair from heat styling tools, enhance shine and protect color while boosting your hair’s health.
Best for use on fine to medium hair types.

What I liked:
- makes hair soft and shiny
- helps protect hair from the heat of blow-dryers and other styling tools
- very lightweight, doesn’t weight hair down nor makes it look oily
- helps tame frizzy hair

What I didn’t like:
- the price

I can spend hours browsing makeup and skincare aisles, but I completely ignore those where haircare products are displayed. Of course when my shampoo and conditioner run out, I’ll go and purchase another bottle, but I never pay any attention to all those other products on the shelves. I just don’t find haircare products that exciting and my hair is in good condition anyway since I leave it pretty much alone and don’t even blow-dry it.

So, I would never have purchased a Dry Oil Mist myself, and especially not a pricey one. No, I found Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist Oil in a GlossyBox and, truth be told, I was also pretty disappointed. I subscribed to get makeup products, not boring hair care ones (nor skincare products that break me out which is why I eventually unsubscribed)! Besides, I wasn’t really sure what a Dry Oil Mist was supposed to do, so I ignored it for several weeks before finally deciding to give it a go.

Apparently, this Dry Oil Mist is supposed to be used on damp hair (but works well on dry hair too) to enhance shine, remove frizz, strengthen hair and protect both color and hair from the heat from styling tools. Well, I can’t vouch for how well it protects color, because I don’t dye my hair, but it definitely makes it very shiny. I also tried blow-drying hair a few times to see how the oil fared in that department and I think it helped somewhat cos my hair didn’t feel dry nor damaged.

In fact, it was quite soft and shiny, and with no frizz. The Dry Oil Mist, which has a pleasant subtle scent, is also very lightweight so it won’t weight your hair down nor make it look greasy. In a nutshell, it makes hair look healthy and beautiful. How? The ingredient list is very long and full of natural ingredients, but don’t let that fool ya. They do nothing for hair. You see, hair is dead, and most ingredients can’t penetrate it anyway, so they just sit on the surface and, at most, provide some conditioning by coating the strands.

So, what does this Dry Oil Mist contain so many of them? They make the product look natural, which the brand hopes will entice people to buy it. What’s really adding the shine, taming the frizz and protecting hair from heat damage is simply good old Dimethicone. Olive Oil and Avocado Oil, two oils that can actually penetrate hair, are also included in the formula, but their concentrations are minuscule, so they may help, but not that much.

For this reason, I would only recommend the mini size version of this Dry Oil Mist, which contains 30ml of product and retails at €6.50. The 125ml costs €23,00 and, imo, isn’t worthy it because you can get the same results with any conditioner that contains silicones and that can be bought at a much cheaper price. You need only a small amount of this oil mist for each application, so the mini size should last you for several weeks too. Overall, a wonderful product, just overpriced.

Ingredients:
Isododecane,Cydopentasiloxane,Dimethicone,Bambusa,Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract,Bambusa Vulgaris Extract,bambusa Vulgaris Water,Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract,Saccharomyces Lysate Extract,Algae Extract,Daucus Carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil,Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil,Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Sedd Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,PerseaGratissima (Avocado) Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxyainnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Phenyl Trimethicane,Tocopherol. Glycerin, Superoxide Dismutase,Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment,Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Lactofemin, Phospholipids, Phytosphingosine, Corn Oligosaccharides,Ganoderma, Lucidum (Mushroom)Tyrosinase, Lentinus Edodes Tyrosinase, Retinyl Palmitate, Copper Lysl Oxidase, Acetyl Methionine, Acetyl Serine, Amino Acyl tRNA Synthetase,Glyaine Soja (Soybean) Seed Peroxidase, Silanetriol Melaninate, Polyquatemiium-10, Superoxide Dismutase, Bromelain, Papain,Water/Aqua/Eau, Phenoxethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citrinellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool.

Available at: Lookfantastic.com, Sephora and Ulta

Summary
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist makes hair soft, enhances shine, tames fly-aways and protects hair from the heat of blow-dryers and other styling tools. It is very lightweight so it doesn’t weight hair down nor leaves a greasy residue behind. However, it is overpriced.

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: a sample of this product was in a GlossyBox I purchased with my own money. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link, which means we get a commission when you purchase the item from this link. By doing so, you’ll be helping to support Beautiful with Brains. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

4 Comment

  1. Hmm my next product just might be a hair product! I’m fascinated at the moment. I don’t have many hair products and this just made me want to go get one. :p sorry for not commenting for the past days. I’ve been super busy with finals!

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