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EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF ALTERNA HAIR PRODUCTS

2023 1997

Alterna transcends ordinary haircare – with healthy, sensorial rituals and clean, skincare-inspired formulas – elevating everyday moments into self-care experiences that transform the hair and delight the senses. Whether at the salon where Alterna empowers stylists to create experiential, transformational moments or while treating at home, Alterna is an essential ritual for people who value self-care and the freedom to express themselves.

2023

Styling Restage

A powerful NEW generation of Caviar’s styling products – Core formulas reimagined and reformulated for people who are looking to experience a new standard in luxury styling.
Each of the luxe products are pure Alterna and reflect the Clean Philosophy—your assurance of true alternative beauty formulas that are free of harsh ingredients. You’ll find the formulas in modern, more sustainable packaging with aerosols in twist-open nozzles to minimize the use of plastic caps and waste, and the liquids in 50% PCR bottles.

2023

Restructuring Bond Repair Intensive Leave-In Treatment Masque

A leave-in treatment masque that strengthens hair, reduces and prevents breakage, increases and maintains smoothness even after repeated washes, and significantly improves shine for hair that looks healthy.

2022

My Hair. My Canvas. Textures and Curls

This high-performing curls line from My Hair. My Canvas. celebrates natural textures and curl types while simplifying your haircare routine. These versatile, multi-benefit products fight frizz and add shine—leaving you with amazing results.

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2022

Scalp Care

Alterna’s Scalp Care products are formulated with the exclusive Scalp Moisture Complex that locks in hydration and leaves your scalp soothed and moisturized. Premium ingredients—Sweet Almond Oil, White Charcoal, Sea Salt, Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil and Hemp Seed Oil—add even more sensorial magic to your new haircare ritual.
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2021

Five New Rituals

Introducing our innovative biodegradable Ceramide Hair Shots, a Micellar Cleanser and three new restorative products in our My Hair. My Canvas. Collection.

Our Moisture Intensive Ceramide Shots hydrate, reduce breakage and strengthen your hair on the go. The crème-to-powder Meltaway No-Rinse Micellar Cleanser ensures you have shower-clean hair at any time. As for Restore Rituals, a Cool Hydrations Masque reduces frizz and static, while two add-in boosters provide reparative natural benefits and extra shine.

2020

Foam Conditioner

The innovative and unique Clinical Densifying Foam Conditioner is a gentle self-foaming conditioner that infuses weightless, nourishing moisture to delicate, thinning hair for healthy body and movement.
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2020

My Hair. My Canvas.

A new innovative product line to embrace maximum self-expression with minimal impact on the environment.

Inspired by the notion of self-care and self-kindness in everyday creative expression, Alterna introduced a brand new My Hair. My Canvas. collection, featuring a bouquet of delightfully refreshing scents mixed into high-performance 100% vegan formulas and packaged in bottles and tubes made of 50% post-consumer plastic.

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1997

A New Generation Of Hair Care

Imagine a line of premium hair products free of additives and harsh ingredients resulting in a nourished and healthy look.

Founded in 1997, Alterna had a vision of creating a sustainable future by introducing a no-compromise luxurious hair care collection. All products were designed specifically for discerning industry professionals and based on the science of skincare, incorporating new technological advancements. Only natural eco-certified ingredients. No sulfates or parabens. No animal testing. Ever.

2019

Award-Winning Air-Dry Balm

Based on a proprietary anti-aging complex, Alterna’s Air-Dry Balm has been recognized with a 2019 Fall O-Ward from The Oprah Magazine.

Using new innovative techniques, Alterna created the unique Smoothing Anti-Frizz Multi-Styling Air-Dry Balm, which not only adds natural-looking shine and controls frizz but also reduces air-drying time by 25% without the use of any chemicals. The balm quickly became one of the most popular express stylers in Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging lineup.

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2018

Same great formula.

The most exclusive product demands a sophisticated packaging update to reflect its balanced nature. Old formula. New styles.

Celebrating nearly 20 years of Caviar success, Alterna relaunched the collection with a new look and consistent color palette across all products. In addition, Alterna introduced a new Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair product line, aimed at helping reverse damage on hair from heat styling, free radicals and excessive coloring.

2017

Bamboo Summers

The sunniest Alterna collection came back with a new look for yet another summer season. Natural UV protection.

A Brazilian mango and coconut milk fragrance was added to all of the products, along with sunflower seed oil and UVA/UVB filters, with the original organic bamboo extract base.

2013

Bamboo On The Beach

Reformulating Bamboo products for the needs of the summer season yielded a brand new lineup — your ideal companion for sunny days.

From creating a carefree beach waves textured look to treating UV damage and preserving color, the collection has become the go-to for anyone who likes to spend time in the sunshine.

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2012

New Bamboo In Style

Updating the Bamboo product line with extra nourishment required adding a completely new certified organic bamboo extract.

It’s little known how mixing bamboo with blue yucca root creates the perfect combination of natural ingredients that protects hair during cleansing. The resulting fragrances came to be as diverse as Bamboo Leaf, Mango Coconut, Sheer Blossom and Sugar Lemon. With its flexible hold, Bamboo Style strengthens and nourishes hair at the same time.

2011

Fast Bamboo Growth

Revealing the traditional hair care secrets of Indian women, Alterna’s Bamboo line naturally supports exceptional brilliance.

Adding Indian gooseberry, which boasts the highest content of vitamin C out of any naturally occurring substances, to the Bamboo product line recipe resulted in its ability to replenish moisture and weightlessly coat hair with a veil of mirror-like shine. Most importantly, the new ingredient supports local communities and is collected with minimal environmental impact.

2010

The Bamboo Strength

Infuse your hair with the power of one of the world’s fastest growing and most resilient natural ingredients.

Dedicated to boosting your hair's intrinsic strength and flexibility, the Bamboo collection was sustainably sourced and harvested globally, from India, Peru, Indonesia and Namibia. It provided even the most premium consumer segments with unique nourishing and energizing extracts that were simply not available on the market at the time.

2008

Seasilk Soft & Seasilk Smooth

Pioneering exclusive packaging that disrupted the industry norms helped Alterna solidify its premium positioning amongst competitors.

With its Caviar collection growing in popularity year to year, Alterna introduced its new limited edition Seasilk products encased in bold, industry-defying packaging. The exclusive product launch further elevated Alterna’s premium status and redefined the competitive landscape around it.

2008

Highly Hydrating Hemp

Innovative use of hemp as a hair care ingredient allowed Alterna to create products with natural protection from styling damage and color fade.

As styling products are often thought of as being hard on healthy hair, Alterna came out with the first hair care product line that featured hemp as one of the main ingredients. A collection of Straight, Shine and Repair products was fortified with hemp seed oil to help nourish and protect the hair from styling damage right at the start.

2008

Once In A Life Extension

Who knew that blending age-old eastern extracts with brand new technologies would result in the softest ever line of products?

Nourishing hair that requires special care had been complicated until the launch of Alterna’s Life Line Solution extension. The results-driven formula focuses on bringing the hair and scalp into complete balance by taking the best nutrients out of lotus blossom, white water lily, ginseng and ho shou wu, among others.

2007

Ten Out Of Ten

Celebrating 10 years of infusing the world with beautiful hair care required the launch of something truly extravagant.

Alterna’s Ten special line of hair products was created during the anniversary year to celebrate and treat Alterna’s tribe to something special. The unique shampoo, conditioner and masque were based on an experimental recipe featuring 10 luxurious ingredients. The line was meant to stay in production for only one year, but due to the continuous demand, it was added to Alterna’s permanent collection.

2005

White Truffle Extravagance

The sign of prestige and opulence during Italian Renaissance, white truffles remain one of the earth’s rarest delicacies.

In response to the growing demand for high-quality luxury products, Alterna launched White Truffle Luxury Shampoo & Conditioner, a truly uncompromising formulation delivering outstanding results. As one of the planet’s richest sources of B vitamins, white truffle extracts are critical for the assimilation of amino acids, which enhance hair strength and protect against breakage.

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2005

Caviar Enzymes Against Aging

Ultimately responsible for processing all incoming nutrients, enzyme levels decrease with age, requiring high-precision treatment.

Caviar with Age-Control Complex was a unique system of products targeted at restoring both vibrancy and elasticity of the hair and skin. Using caviar enzymes, cytokines and vitamin C, the complex prevented external as well as oxidative damage, stimulated protein production and encouraged rapid regeneration at the cellular level.

1999

Anti-Aging Caviar Collection

When you browse the world in search of the most effective natural anti-aging ingredient, in the end, you find caviar.

Less than two years after the launch of its inaugural collection, Alterna presented its first breakthrough line of products with anti-aging properties, formulated with caviar. Full of omega-3 fatty acids, it helped to replenish the hair’s lipid layer for better moisture retention and elasticity and resulted in healthy natural smoothness and shine.

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1999

Bring In The Life Line

Real beauty on the outside requires beauty on the inside. Like yin and yang. Western technology combined with eastern medicinal wisdom.

The Alterna Life collection took a unique approach to beauty by first encouraging relaxation and a peaceful state of mind through soothing colors and exotic scents, and then making use of the latest advances in technology to work on volume, restoration, straightening and curling. Life brought the body and mind into complete balance.

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2023 2022 2021 2020 1997 2019 2018 2017 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2005 1999