Alterna Hemp Leave-in Conditioner- reader reviewed and rejected
Oh how I wanted to love this product. After all, who doesn't love hemp...no, that's not what I mean. I mean, who doesn't love free full size products to try at your leisure?
Anyway, in anticipation of a wonderful outcome, I downloaded Iron Butterfly's Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida to my iPod just to put me in the right spirit and I washed my hair. I sprayed on the Alterna Hemp With Organics Leave-In Conditioner ($20) and immediately noticed the nice earthly green apple scent. The comb-thru was easy and that's good given that I am a bleach blonde with fine hair. After blow drying, I began my usual styling with a curling brush. That's when the trouble began.
I'm not sure what is in the product that deposits on your hair, but your hair has absolutely no slip whatsoever. I used it every other day for forty-five (45!) days. I used it with different shampoos. I used it with different styling tools...all with the same results...you get pull and tug when you style. This results in more damage than there should be, particularly when they claim their product has botanicals to strengthen and supplement hair to prevent damage.
I thank you for the opportunity to try this product but I would not purchase it nor would I recommend it.
Glycol, Isoceteth-20, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Panthenol, Methylparaben, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Octoxynol-40, Isolaureth-6, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Glycolic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Melanin Silanetriol, Polyquaternium-10, Superoxide Dismutase, Bromelain, Papain, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Saccharomyces/Lysate Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Algae Extract, Lactoferrin, Corn Oligosaccharides, Phospholipids, Phytosphingosine, Acetyl Methionine, Acetyl Serine, Amino Acyl tRNA Synthetase, Copper Lysl Oxidase, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Peroxidase, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Tyrosinase, Lentinus Edodes Tyrosinase, Retinyl Palmitate, Fragrance/Parfum