Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-IN-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector - Review

This was my first Alterna hair care product and it likely won't be my last. It did cost me a pretty penny though, $31 Canadian. It's only $25 U.S. Mental note to buy it in the U.S. from now on when I am there....

The tube is 2.5 oz. or 74ml which is not a hell of a lot of product. At this price point, you can't spare a drop to be lost down the drain. I have taken the below product details directly from Sephora's website:

What it is: A leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished.

What it does:
Caviar CC Cream or “Complete Correction” cream is a miracle leave-in product that perfects hair in 10 different and unbelievable ways. It provides moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength—everything your hair needs to look absolutely beautiful, healthy, and flawless. This 10-in-one formula can be used alone or as a foundation for the layering of other styling products.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

My ends tend to split easily and I am plagued with frizzy, unmanageable hair. I had an itchy, scratchy feeling before I even opened the tube that I would likely only likely end up using this on my ends as some bloggers have suggested and that is basically what I do with it. I find that if I apply it to my ends when they are wet, I get pretty good control over them and they don't tend to frizz. This product keeps my ends and any other part of my hair that I apply it to, soft and shiny. One application to my ends lasts until I wash my hair again. I don't use much product this way, I am happy with the results, and to me it is worth the $$$.

I have to tried to use this product all over freshly washed hair and it just doesn't cut the mustard for me. My hair is way to frizzy and unmanageable overall, I need something with more hold. This is a light hold product by the way as mentioned on the tube. If that works for you, and it might if you don't have a rat's nest for hair like me, that's great but I bet you will burn through tubes of this like wildfire!

I also tried to use this on dry hair for Day 2 styling and it was ok. I found my hair looked good for a few hours but as the day wore on, it simply was not enough hold for me. This, I might add, is when used in the cooler months as it is freezing here right now! I can guarantee that this product wouldn't have a snowball's chance in a toaster against my frizzy hair in the summer months.

Like I said, I am happy with this product though for my ends and it works well on those ends regardless of how I style my hair (curly, straight or wavy), and it will be a definite repurchase. I will likely try other Alterna products too in the future based on my experience with this one.

Packaging: 9/10  (pump works very well) 
Easy to Work With: 8/10 (just wish it had more hold)
Touchable Hair: 10/10
Humidity Resistance: 6/10
Hold: 6.5/10 (likely good enough for most people just not me so this is biased)
Price: 4/10
Ingredients: 8/10
Value for Money: 7.5/10
Would I buy this again? YES
Overall Rating: 7.5/10


  1. Amazing review about this alterna Caviar CC Cream! I would love to buy this. I don’t mind if it is quite costly from others as it protects the hair in an amazing way. Thanks for the information!

    1. You are most welcome! Glad you enjoyed the review!