Treat your Tresses to "TEN"–The BEST That ALTERNA Has to Offer– Even at Oscar Suites!! LA STORY OSCAR Beautiful Hair Blog

Champagne, truffles, dark chocolate–sounds like “the Donald’s” grocery shopping list, right?  Actually, these classic sinful indulgences for the palate are now ingredients in a new line of luxurious hair and skin care products by Alterna.  The collection of products was named “TEN” not only for the fact they were developed to celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary, but also because they contain ten premium and high-performance ingredients to enhance hair and skin health and appearance.  Sort of an inner and outer beauty product! 

The TEN products include these exotic, state of the art–and well downright yummy ingredients:

African Cacao Extract: Chock full of beneficial anti-oxidants!  Well, at least that’s the excuse I give for eating dark chocolate daily.

White Truffle Oil: One of the richest sources of B vitamins, which are critical for the simulation of proteins and amino acids.

Champagne Grape Seed Oil:  Grape Seed Oil moisturizes the hair and scalp and protect from damaging free radicals.

Also included are Bulgarian Evening Primrose, Arabian Frankincense, Arnica Flower and Hyaluronic acid among others.

I had the opportunity to test out some of the products in the TEN line–quite a treat for me, since this choice collection has a premium price tag to go along with its premium ingredients.  Since my shampoo and conditioner cost $2 each compared to the $60 that TEN’s luxurious shampoo and conditioner retail for, my hair should look and feel 30 times better, right?

The packaging for the TEN products is as classy as one would expect from this top-tier line of products.  From the "Arabian Nights" styled bottles to the deep purple and burnished gold coloring, you can tell right away these are no cheap drugstore hair products.  All the products have a fresh, light sweet scent to them.  I can’t put my finger on what the fragrance is exactly–it’s not foody, fruity or floral–but it’s the kind of scent that would make a significant other sidle up and say, “Mmmm, your hair smells GOOD!”

The shampoo produces a light lather and cleans with stripping, rinsing well. 

The conditioner is very thick–it took quite a bit of effort to get it out of the bottle!  It left my hair tangle-free, soft and silky. 

The hair masque is a heavy creamy conditioning product–to be left on the hair for five minutes, ideally with a cap or towel. 

The product line also includes a Skin Therapy lotion with SPF 8.  The lotion is light and soothing with the same sweet scent as the hair care products.  For the life of me, I could not find the active ingredient for the sunscreen.  With an SPF of only 8, however, it would make sense to use this product at night or under a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.

So, did the luxurious TEN products work better than my $2 shampoo and conditioner?  I can’t say I could really see a big difference–but then again, I’m the kind of person who can’t tell the difference between a $2 bottle of wine and a $200 one.  I’m a cheap date–but I’m not easy! 

If you like the thought of living lavish life but don’t have the bank account to dine on champagne and caviar on a regular basis, these products might be the ticket.  You can satiate your taste for the good life by feeding your hair with the exotic ingredients found in Alterna’s TEN. 

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Stella Louise

L.A. Story


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