Hugely popular in salons here in Scotland and most probably around the rest of the U.K Alterna 48 hour Sustainable Volume Spray is the bee all and end all of volume hair care. For me it's an absolute godsend because it doesn't contain gluten or wheat *yay* it doesn't contain parabens, sodium chloride, phthalates or synthetic colours - for a product that works oh-so well to still be gentle on the hair is a step in the right direction.
For anyone who's stuck with limp, thin or fine hair chances are you've tried every type of product, some may have been awesome, some may have been absolutely shambolic - I've always had a love, hate relationship with volume boosting products because they've either left my hair feeling dry and rough or limp and feeling gross. Alterna however have created a product that is not like any other otherwise it wouldn't be seeing the light of day on the blog.
You basically wash your hair and spray this on when you're hair is damp. I typically wash my hair at night leaving it to dry naturally - the first time I sprayed it on, I maybe sprayed a tad too much because it's so lightweight I wanted to ensure I had enough on so it could work it's magic. I went to bed that night worried I'd end up with gross stringy hair or that I'd see no difference but luckily I didn't have to worry.
In the morning my hair was so soft, it felt really natural and glossy, the hair itself did feel thicker but it wasn't overly different if that makes sense. Once my hair was styled it definitely looked fuller, thicker and shiny and that's all I could ever ask for. My hair didn't feel sticky, powdery or dry like other brands did and it did really feel as though it was the inner hair strands that had become plumped up. I wash my hair every day so I couldn't really say if the effects last for 48 hours as claimed but my hair did stay looking fabulous all day.
Ingredients include bamboo extract which boosts the strength, flexibility and sustainability of the hair. Organic maca root energises the hair from the inside apparently leaving it feeling thicker, lifted and fuller (it really does!). Plant based melanin helps to protect and prevent washed out colour as well as protecting your hair from UVA and UVB rays, I'm all for ingredients that protect the hair from drying out and splitting.
If you want in on this action and I really suggest you do if you want a healthy, voluminous hair style you can pick up your own from the Look Fantastic website. I have never found a product that works this well and think I'll stop looking elsewhere for something to beat it, for me that's rare as I'm always looking for the next best thing.