Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist



When 75% of participants in a clinical study say they like Kendi over the leading Argan oil, you’ve got the attention of one staunch oil supporter – me. Yes, I checked this stat with the fantastic team behind Alterna, who shared with me the some details on a newcomer to the huile game.

Kendi oil is collected and ethically sourced from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi; another organic oil that is highly fortified with Omegas 3, 6, 9 and is non-greasy when applied. The oil, which penetrates super speedily, appears to be exclusive to Alterna hair care. And so now, you can see why I’m intrigued.

Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist ($24) certainly feels much lighter than Argan, which would explain why the huile world hasn’t seen any Argan hair mists lately. You don’t have to be an oil expert to know most of these top notch serums bring a slew of antioxidants from their elemental constituents namely Vitamin E, which works straight onto you frayed ends. It’s a wearable spritz that doesn’t leave your locks looking like a grease monkey, but instead adds a gleam to tied up styles. Organic Bamboo extracts supplement Kendi’s magic by strengthening the hair’s core. And, the mist of free from parabens, synthetic dyes, and pthalates.

Spritz freely and you’ll wish (like me) the tender spring/summer fragrance is what you’d want in a body oil. It’s undeniable, it’s sensual, and it’s resoundingly unlike anything else; the fresh, watery floral notes of White Freesia and Orchid are in equal balance and play off the Lily of the Valley without getting too heady. The Sicilian Lemon quickly fades into the backdrop of some punctuated greens leaving you wanting more of this simply scrumptious scent. When did hair care start smelling so sexy?

I want more of this. The oil yes, but the scent more. If you’ve got that kinky type of hair that needs constant moisture, pair the oil with the 3-minute Moisture Masque available in the same scent. The nourishing cream is definitely amped with wildly different extracts like Algae, Fennel, Japanese Wasabi, and Carrot Root in addition to the above listed juices. I left it in as a detangler on my fine head of hair and liked the lack of frays after rinsing.

Hair has a nice flounce after using the oil for a few hours, though I’m off to Sephora to snag the shampoo and conditioner as this splashy scent sends me into a roaring flight of fantasy as I sniff away like any good scent fool.

Price: $$
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity