19
Jan

Alterna Satin Rapid Blowout Balm

 

Product Details

Lightweight nourishing balm delivers flawless blowouts and cuts down on style time. Create sleek, smooth blowouts with radiant shine and condition and enrich hair allowing for easier brush glide. Provides protection against damage from heat-styling tools and reduces drying time.

Available on the website: https://www.fashionandbeautystore.com/alterna-satin-rapid-blowout-balm-5-oz.html $23.10

My Review

I have found a new brand I really enjoy, Alterna. I was offered the opportunity to review this Satin Rapid Blowout Balm. I was also given samples of their Bamboo Smooth Anti-frizz AM and PM smoothing balm. When I use these in combination my hair has never behaved so well. My hair is used and abused. I am in nursing school which just doesn’t allow me much time for things like getting my hair done. I am not working either so we are a family of 6 on one income so I pinch pennies. These products made my hair look like a million dollars. I didn’t have the opportunity to video when I used the products together so in this video I was just using the satin rapid blowout balm.

I really enjoy the fact that this product is so light. I cannot even feel that it is on my hair. It doesn’t make my hair feel sticky or anything. I contacted the company because I had a question about the contents. Alcohol is the second ingredient in the product and I’ve always been told that alcohol is a drying agent. If this was ever something you were curious about listen up. The company was great and replied to me right away and this is what I was told. This is a great question. The most simple answer is that not alcohols are created equally! There are two basic families of alcohol popularly used in cosmetics: Ethyl Alcohol and fatty alcohols (AKA Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl and/or Behenyl Alcohol). Ethyl Alcohol is popular in cosmetics such as toners and aerosol hair sprays because of its ability to evaporate faster than water (due to Ethyl Alcohol’s solvent properties, it also dissolves the natural oils on your skin and hair, which can be drying). Fatty alcohols, which are what are in Satin and several other Alterna products, are very physically different than Ethyl Alcohol and actually help to provide thickness to formulas – you’ll find them in any cosmetic product that’s a lotion, wax or cream. Fatty alcohols are emollients, meaning they help keep in moisture and give hair a smooth–but not greasy–feel and a silky finish.” Well now I know why my hair feel silky smooth and not greasy or sticky.

I give this brand and this product five out of five stars.  

 

You can find out more about this product or purchase it here: https://www.fashionandbeautystore.com/alterna-satin-rapid-blowout-balm-5-oz.html $23.10

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