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“No stress for your tresses,” is a good mantra to follow when it comes to a home haircare regimen. The effort that a lot of us go through to make sure that we don’t get bad hair days is real! A good haircare ritual ensures that your crowning glory is always in its best health. And knowing your hair type and addressing your hair issues are one of the first few steps in building that haircare ritual that will work well for you. Enter Alterna’s My Hair. My Canvas.
Alterna is a luxe haircare brand that caters to all types of hair and issues. Curly, straight, wavy, and coily—they got you! But what makes Alterna’s My Hair. My Canvas. collection a sure winner in our book is that they are 100% vegan-formulated with sustainably harvested botanical caviar and packed in post-consumer recycled (PCR) packaging a.k.a. sustainable packaging. Each haircare product is formulated without harsh ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde-releasing agents. On top of that, it's also cruelty-free!
The vegan haircare collection also encourages you to create a ritual of self-care that’s transformative, versatile and empowers self-expression. More than its fantastic features and benefits, using Alterna’s My Hair My Canvas line allows you have to a sensorial experience. Its lathers are luxurious and have aromatherapeutic blends that will leave you refreshed, uplifted and energised.
The Four-Step Ritual
Like any regimen, knowing your hair type and its issues are vital in maximising the effects of each haircare product. My Hair. My Canvas. carries 15 versatile products in this collection to give you full liberty to personalise your routine. The entire vegan product range has masks, balms, cleansers and sprays to cater to all your hair’s needs.
Alterna's My Hair. My Canvas.’ four-step ritual includes prime, create, extend, and restore. Find out these steps and which products can transform your haircare routine:
Prime with New Beginnings Exfoliating Cleanser
Exfoliating your scalp? Wait. What? We’ve heard about exfoliating your face and body. After all, it’s a skincare must! Apparently, in this case, shampooing isn’t enough. An exfoliating cleanser should be part of your haircare regimen—stat! Our scalps need to be soothed from all the product build-up, oil and itchiness they may experience that shampoo can’t combat.
The New Beginnings Exfoliating Cleanser gently clarifies and cleanses your hair of impurities and build-up. It contains vegan botanical caviar, lemon peel extract and essential oil and perlite. Massage throughout wet hair. Focus on the roots and scalp and rinse thoroughly.
As Alterna wants you to have a sensorial experience while using their My Hair. My Canvas. products, they also want to put you in an aromatic mood throughout your haircare ritual. The New Beginnings Exfoliating Cleanser wants you to feel a moment of peace, zen & serenity while the product lathers on your mane. Tip: You can also use this on your body!
Other products in Prime: Me Time Everyday Shampoo and Me Time Everyday Conditioner, More To Love Bodifying Shampoo, and More To Love Bodifying Conditioner
Create with Shine On Defining Foam
Smooth and shiny hair means one has healthy hair. And let’s face it, it can be quite hard to achieve. So many factors can cause dry and dull hair. Some of these may be due to heat styling or humid weather.
Got frizzy or unmanageable hair you’ve been wanting to take a hold of for the longest time? The Shine On Defining Foam is formulated with Prickly Pear Oil that is rich in antioxidants and omega fats. This formulation boosts shine and adds moisture to your hair as it locks moisture and smoothens the hair’s cuticles.
Just add a small foam onto your palms and spread it onto your hair and see how it instantly adds the glossiness you need. The White Charcoal ground powder fused with this versatile foam contributes to repelling dirt, oil and sweat. Now that’s how you stay fresh for days!
Other products in Create: Any Way Texture Spray, Soaring High Volumising Blowout Mist, & City Slay Shielding Hairspray
Extend with Easy Does It Air-Dry Balm and Meltaway No-Rinse Micellar Cleanser
We know, we know. Air-drying can test our patience. It can always go another way (much to our disappointment) especially if you’re limiting heat use on your hair. The solution? Easy Does It Air-Dry Balm.
Air-drying usually takes two to three hours on average. This bergamot and jasmine-scented balm reduces air-drying time and at the same time control frizz and boosts shine thanks to the Prickly Pear Oil. It’s like the Shine On Defining Foam’s little sister of the bunch.
The Water Lily extract also enhances natural textures and improves your hair’s manageability. Just work a generous amount on towel-dried hair and presto! If you want an even smoother definition, you can scrunch the balm all over your hair.
If you can’t wash your hair every day, a no-rinse crème-to-powder cleanser is your best bet. The Meltaway No-Rinse Micellar Cleanser uses Micellar technology to trap oil and sweat. It breaks down products for easy re-styling. Its pay-off is like your hair feels shower-clean.
Emulsify a small amount of product in the palms of your hands and apply from root to ends. This citrus and chamomile-scented dry-cleanse product protects your hair against pollutants, maintains shine and is non-drying to the hair! What’s also great about this is that it extends the time in between washes.
Other products in Extend: Another Day Dry Shampoo
Restore with Cool Hydrations Nourishing Masque
Your hair needs a little spoiling with some deep conditioning. Ever heard your go-to hairstylist offer it to you at the salon? Hair damage is real and in order to prevent this, a once or twice-a-week spoiling of your mane can do wonders. It supports hair health by hydrating, strengthening and improving its overall appearance.
Use the Cool Hydrations Nourishing Masque after cleansing your hair from the mid-length to the ends. Leave on for 2-3 minutes to maximise its benefits. You may also add the Glow Crazy Shine Booster or Jelly Fix Repair Booster for additional shine or repair to your tresses.
Other products in Restore: Glow Crazy Shine Booster & Jelly Fix Repair Booster
A ritual is a personal experience for each individual. We all have a way of making it our own. Maintaining a haircare routine is a great practice of taking care of your hair and addressing its needs. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Just knowing and following the basics of wash, dry, style and treatments and you’re good to go!