Alterna My Hair My Canvas Me Time EveryDay Shampoo and Conditioner Review

19 February 2022

Bottles of Alterna shampoo and conditioner

Brand: Alterna My Hair My Canvas
Product: Me Time Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner
Category: Haircare
Price: £££
Rating: 9/10

Haircare might not be on my 2022 vision board but it is something I'd like to improve on this year. In the lead up to Christmas, I had quite a few rounds with various questionable bottles of shampoo and conditioner. In fact, it all started to go wrong sometime in August when my beloved bottles of Percy & Reed Shampoo and Conditioner ran out. Since then, it’s been a downward hill. But it’s okay, I’ve found an even more expensive solution.

The Alterna Me Time Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner set was a Christmas gift from my mum who was also on her own downward spiral and thought we both needed to embark on a hair journey. The products can be bought separately (shampoo £26.49, conditioner £26.49) or together in a set.

They are a little on the pricey side but a little goes a long way with this product. For best results, I’d definitely recommend double cleansing. A couple of pumps to remove the grease and oil buildup and a couple more to clean the scalp properly. I use the same amount of pumps to condition my hair — to help keep the bottle levels equal (and because my hair is quite long). At first, my hair did feel a little dry even with leaving the conditioner in for a couple of minutes but that could be a winter thing as it feels a lot more softer and hydrated recently matched with the slightly warmer we're seeing.

I have quite an oily scalp and some shampoos can accentuate that. However, I’ve not noticed this one does the opposite and I’m pretty sure with consistent use, I could make it a full 48 hours without the excessive greasiness darkening my roots. I currently wash my hair every other day but this shampoo is designed for everyday use if you wanted to use it more often.

Final Thoughts

Overall, my hair does feel a lot healthier than it has been. The Alterna Me Time Everyday shampoo and conditioner has not significantly reduced hair breakage but it has improved it a lot- remember it's normal to shed hair! My hair feels a lot lighter and softer which is a great feeling. I'd also pair it with a bi-weekly hair mask to give it an added boost of moisture.

The only thing holding me back is the price. It is quite expensive especially as almost a month later, I'm almost halfway through so it's not a sustainable purchase for a lot of people, including myself. If I had the funds, I'd probably repurchase it. I'm holding out hope that there's a cheaper alternative out there, but having a clean scalp that feels clean all day is a feeling that's hard to come by.

Love, Aoife xo