Does This Really Work: Customizable Hair Care

Looking for ways to keep your beauty routine to a minimum? How about incorporating a deep hair treatment? Alterna Caviar White Truffle Hair Elixir ($26, is a concentrated treatment in the form of a spray that you can add to your shampoo, conditioner or styling product. It adds nutrients to your strands without changing the function of the product you choose to use it with. The white truffle in the fancy formula is rich in B Vitamins that help strengthen hair, along with other ingredients like Maracuja Oil, Goji Berry and pure essential caviar.

So far I’ve used it two ways. Sometimes I spray a few pumps in my shampoo and rinse it off, and other times I mix it with my styling cream and leave it on. Either way, it makes my hair feel soft and moisturized without a greasy residue. Another way to use this Hair Elixir is to spray it directly on hair to leave on overnight and then rinse it off in the morning—another way to multitask. Oh, and the liquid also protects hair from thermal damage from heat styling tools. It’s a keeper for me.