Alterna Caviar Shampoo

Most of us are very aware that proper skincare is crucial to maintaining a youthful appearance. One part of the body that does get neglected often is our hair. Hair ages just like skin does but most people don’t realize that. We wash, comb, brush, blowdry, color and perm our hair in addition to other stresses, including environmental dirt, sun, natural loss of keratin as we age. There’s an incredibly amount of harmful activities going on with our hair.

The least we can do is wash it with high quality shampoos to help slow down the hair aging process. For those of you who have seen me in person or my pictures, you know that I have long, black hair that is naturally wavy. Between the ages of 14 to 16, I did a couple of perms, hoping to make my already wavy hair even more curly (in hindsight, I have no idea why I wanted to do this). For years after those perms, despite having gone to a great salon and taking care of my hair as best as possible, my hair was fried.

I kid you not, throughout high school, I sported what I like to refer to as my “Asian Afro” days. My hair was huge- puffy, a not-so-nice curly mess, frizzy and dried at the ends. It took the next four to five years to not only completely grow out the horrid mess but to then combat what seemed to be lingering effects of the perm even with new hair that grew in. It wasn’t until around 20 or 21 when my hair calmed down and started going back to its naturally smooth but wavy self.

After that, I swore never to do any type of chemical treatments, ever. I’ve stuck to that promise all these years. I’ve also been religious about using the best hair care I can afford.

These days, my favorite shampoo is Alterna’s Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo. I’ve always had thick hair and given its natural waviness, my tresses need a lot of moisture to keep them from getting frizzy. On top of that, with quite a bit of travel, my hair gets exposed to constantly changing temperatures, sunlight from just being out and about and of course, the natural aging process.

After just one use of Alterna’s Caviar Shampoo, I don’t need additional hair products to detangle or smooth my hair. Even in the shower, I can feel my strands being bathed in silky moisture, any touch of unruliness washing away. If you happen to love the scent of fresh, light bamboo, you’ll love this Caviar Shampoo- no overpowering perfumes here.

The Technology Behind Alterna’s Caviar Shampoo

Age-Control Complex: Combats chronological, chemical and environmental aging. Contains the “three C’s”:

  • Caviar Extract– one of the world’s richest sources of Omega 3 fatty acids that infuses hair with moisture, elasticity and shine
  • Vitamin C– a proven anti-oxidant that prevents damage to hair.
  • Cytokines– encourage micro-circulation to aid in improved cellular turnover

Enzymetherapy: a proprietary enzyme delivery system that enables the absorption of essential ingredients for superior keratin formation.

Color Hold: Infuses hair with plant-derived melanin for extreme color protection and the prevention of color washout. Protects hair from UVA, UVB and visible light including artificial light sources.

Seasilk: A powerful blend of marine botanicals provides exceptional moisture and nourishment while repairing damage.

To have hair behaving the way we want it to, we have to show it proper love and care. This moisture-rich Caviar Shampoo does just that- lovingly encapsulates each strand of our hair in its multiple facets of protection. After several months of continued use, my hair gets far less frizzy even when I don’t blow-dry it, letting it air-dry. That’s a feat that few hair products out there have been able to help me achieve. Saving copious amounts of time while still having my hair look good is worth the price tag of Alterna’s Caviar Shampoo.

A 8.5 FL OZ bottle is priced at US$32 and lasts about 3 months with thrice weekly usage on my long hair.

Available at, Sephora online and stores, Ulta online and stores, high-end boutiques and salons worldwide.

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Pictured below: Me on a day when I used Alterna Caviar Shampoo and did a blow-out.