Review: Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo

Once upon a time, dry shampoos used to only known to mommies who just gave birth (well, that’s what I think anyway), but in recent years, they’ve become way more popular even with the non-baby babes. Dry shampoos are friggin’ awesome, especially for times when you have to go out after work, even more so in Singapore where the weather is so hot and humid that you’re basically wearing a hair-met at the end of the day. Make that an oily hair-met – hair that’s oily at the roots and plastered flat against your scalp in the same of a helmet.

I’ve tried a range of dry shampoos (which once again, I’ve neglected to review, but I promise to do more!), and here’s the first one.

Alterna Caviar Dry ShampooAlterna Caviar Dry Shampoo

Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo (1)

I say…

  • First of all, I’m totally not feeling the delivery system. It’s such an antiquated style with a pull-out cap and a funnel tube top (kinda like how those home-dye kits are).
  • What’s more, watch for the slightly shoddy worksmanship on the cap – I cut my finger slightly cos the edges were sharp and not smoothed out. hrmph.
  • The funnel dispenses the powder to a specific portion of your scalp, I feel that it actually increases the the odds of you walking around with a patch of white powder if you didn’t spread it out evenly.
  • You’ll have to press the body of bottle gently to dispense the powder, putting your guesstimation skills to the test. To press or to squeeze… The first time I used this, I saw a mushroom-shaped cloud of white powder go poof on my head. Or frooom. or shrrroooom. Take your pick of sound effects.
  • My peeves aside, yes, this works fine as a dry shampoo. Simply squeeze a poof onto your scalp, massage it through with your fingers and then I also use a brush to comb it through (to ensure even application and that there won’t be a suspicious white patch of powder on my scalp).
  • That said, that’s quite a lot of steps to go through and can be quite a hassle, especially when you’re in a hurry. I will review more dry shampoos (the ones with the spray dispenser) that are more time-saving.
  • It rids the oil quite effectively enough, and makes my hair look less flat.
  • It also makes my hair look somewhat cleaner, kinda like I’d just washed my hair (but not the full 100% look).
  • It doesn’t voluminise my hair much, sadly.
  • There’s not much of a scent in the product – not fussed about this since I have hair perfume as well.
  • The powder grains are realllllly fine.

Overall, an okay dry shampoo by my standards – I wouldn’t throw this away and would continue using it. However, at SGD$40, it’s pretty pricey, so I’d recommend those with a small wallet capacity to opt for others instead (especially those with a spray delivery system).


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  1. Pingback: Review: Etude House OMG! Dry Shampoo | Because every part of you can be beautiful, even your buns

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