Top Ten (+1) hair products in Aleida.net FEBRUARY 2017

★★★★½
Alter Ego Impac Ego Treatment with Garlic
#1
★★★★
Alter EGO Hair Loss Combination Set
#2
★★★★
UNA Hair Loss Combination Set
#3
★★★★½
Alter EGO Nequal Intensive Energizing Lotion 125ml
#4
★★★★½
Silicon Mix Combo Set II
#5
★★★★½
Boé Crece Pelo 5-Pack Combo Set for Hair Growth
#6
★★★★
Boe Crece Pelo Combo Set II
#7
★★★★
Alter Ego Maschera Ristrutturante Al Cocco Coconut Mask
#8
★★★★½
Alter Ego Garlic Regenerating System
#9
★★★★
Alter Ego Revitalizing Lotion
#10
★★★★½
UNA Combination Set II for Hair Loss
#11
In February 2017, 6 of the top 11 hair products at Aleida.net were from Alter Ego, including the top three.
See the top rated Alter Ego products
Alter Ego Hair Products... A Favorite in Dominican Salons!
Revised and expanded for 2017. Last update: 1 March 2017
In this page....   ▶ Garlic Conditioner and Shampoo    ▶ Coconut mask    ▶ Anti-hair-loss shampoos    ▶ Anti-hair-loss lotions

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If you ask me what I recommend for damaged, brittle, dry, overprocessed, dyed, or falling-out hair... (besides going to a Dominican hair salon)... no matter what kind of hair you have: curly, wavy, nappy, frizzy, straight, dry, oily; natural, processed, permed, relaxed, straightened, streaked, dyed... Here it is: the Italian Alter Ego line. Ask any Dominican stylist! This brand gets better customer reviews, more stars, and more praise from women of every race and age and type of hair than any other brand. It's legendary among Dominican women. It's the most popular hair-care brand on my site, and I use it myself. Of course there are other good brands but in my opinion you can't go wrong with this one.

The Alter Ego products described here are widely used in Dominican hair salons, both in the USA and in the Dominican Republic. They are famous for their effectiveness with our kind kind of hair... a mixture of African, Indigenous, and European; dyed or streaked, overprocessed, breaking, sometimes chemically straightened (which I don't recommend), and often falling out from stress or childbirth.

Alter Ego has dozens of product lines and hundreds — maybe thousands! — of products, but in this page I concentrate on the ones that are known and loved in Dominican salons for treating hair that has been damaged by chemical treatments or dyes, hair that is falling out or won't grow, and other types of hair problems like split ends, breakage, and frizzies. Here is a summary table of the products presented on this page; Ratings (stars) are as of January 15, 2017:

4.5 stars Alter Ego Impac Ego Garlic Treatment

Alter Ego Garlic Treatments

This is the flagship of the Alter Ego line, at least among Dominican women. It's a conditioner specially formulated for bleached, dyed, or straightened hair. Although it is based on garlic it DOES NOT smell like garlic. It's available at Amazon.com in many sizes under many names, such as "Hot Oil Treatment", "Garlic Mask", "Ego Conditioning Treatment", and with different garlic images on the label, but they are all essentially the same; CLICK HERE for more info and HERE to see more choices.
(not rated) Alter Ego neQual Energizing Shampoo

Alter Ego neQual Energizing Shampoo

Alter Ego's original anti-hair-loss shampoo, discontinued in 2013 and brought back by popular demand in 2016. The neQual shampoo is sulfate-based so it is most suitable for people who have oily hair or who sweat a lot (from hard work, exercise, or tropical climate). People with dry hair should use the non-sulfate Botanikare shampoo (next item). Both the neQual and the Botanikare are designed to be used in conjunction with Alter Ego's anti-hair-loss drops, such as the neQual Intensive Engergizing Lotion, which is applied as a leave-in after shampooing and conditioning. Note that this shampoo had a 4½-star rating before it was discontinued, but those reviews were unhelpfully transferred to the Botanikare shampoo, an entirely different product.
3.5 stars Alter EGO Botanikare Energizing Shampoo

Alter Ego Botanikare Energizing Shampoo

Alter Ego's sulfate-free anti-hair-loss shampoo introduced in 2014. Like the neQual, the Botanikare shampoo is designed to be used in conjunction with Alter Ego's anti-hair-loss lotions. The Botanikare shampoo works just as well as the neQual, but it is better suited for women women with dry hair.
4 stars Garlic Shampoo

Alter Ego Garlic Shampoo

1000ml (one liter). Especially for hair that has been chemically coloured, bleached, straightened and permed. CLICK HERE for more information and HERE for more choices (bearing in mind that Amazon searches always show you a lot of extra things).
4 stars Alter Ego Coconut Conditioning Mask

Alter Ego Coconut Conditioning Mask

1000ml. This is a coconut-based mask (conditioner) that concentrates on nourishing and moisturizing; ideal for dry and treated hair, but you don't need dry hair to use it; everybody loves it, it smells SO GOOD; CLICK HERE for more information, and be sure to read the reviews.
4.5 stars Alter Ego neQual Intensive Energizing Hair Lotion

Alter Ego neQual Intensive Energizing Hair Lotion

Liquid to stop hair loss and promote hair growth in a 125ml dropper bottle. To be applied after shampooing with the neQual or Botanikare shampoo (and, for those who use conditioner, the Garlic Treatment). Apply after drying hair and leave in. SEE BELOW for information about other Alter Ego lotions.
4 stars Alter Ego neQual Intensive Energizing Intensive Lotion Female

Alter Ego neQual Energizing Intensive Lotion Female

A special version of the neQual lotion just for women, in 12 individual applications to prevent hair loss.
4 stars Alter EGO Hair Loss Combination Set

Alter Ego Hair Loss Combination Set

Botanikare Day Therapy Energizing Shampoo (1000ml); Impac Ego Garlic Treatment (1000ml); neQual Intensive Energizing Hair Lotion (125ml). Read the reviews! This set was sold for years with the neQual Energizing Shampoo; the Botanikare was substituted for the neQual in 2014. If you prefer the neQual shampoo you can order the three items separately: Garlic mask, neQual shampoo, neQual lotion.
5 stars Alter Ego Hair Restructuring and Nourishing Treatment Combination Set

Hair Restructuring and Nourishing Treatment Combination Set

For dry and brittle, treated or colored or stressed hair. Includes: Semi de Lino Garlic Shampoo (1000ml); Coconut Mask (1000ml); and Revitalizing lotion (125ml). Semi de Lino = Semillas de lino (seeds of flax, i.e. linseed oil).

In More Detail...

Hi Aleida!! My hair was falling out in big clumps and was breaking because it is so fine. I started using the Alter Ego products that you had recommended to me and I have had very good results: the Hair Loss Combination Set that includes the neQual Energizing Shampoo, the neQual Active Intensive Regenerating Lotion, and the original Garlic Conditioner, they are a miracle! But when I explained the problems I was having with my hair to my stylist, she applied a treatment [of another brand] that she said was the same as Alter Ego. I just spoke with her because I have another appointment on Friday and suggested very delicately that she should let me bring my own products to the salon so as not to upset the the treatment I had already begun since I felt much more confident with the results that I've had with Alter Ego and we agreed on that. I will always be grateful for your advice and suggestions because in all this time I have never found any products with such excellent results! And you can't imagine how many products I have bought before Alter Ego. —Sandra, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, March 2011

Alter Ego Garlic Conditioners and Shampoo

Alter Ego's garlic conditioners have been the top-selling in product at Aleida.net every single year since 2010! They come in various sizes and packaging.

5 stars
Alter Ego Impac Ego Conditioner
For beautiful hair... Alter Ego IMPAC EGO Conditioner with Garlic 500ml – ”Original… and still the best. This special cream, rich in peptydes, vitamins, and mineral salts derived from wheat and garlic, represents an excellent alternative to hair treatment with animal-based extracts. It is ideal for treated hair such as bleached, dyed, permed, or relaxed. It leaves the hair soft and strong.“

This section presents the original version, which can still be ordered while supplies last. Newer formulations and packaging are shown just below.

DIRECTIONS: After shampooing, apply the treatment all over the hair, wait 10 or 15 minutes, then rinse well with water and style as usual. INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dipalmytoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Parfum (Fragrance), Cyclomethicone (Cyclopentasiloxane), Limonene, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile, Benzyl Salicylate, Citric Acid, C.I. 11680 (Pigment Yellow), C.I. 74160 (Pigment Blue 15:1), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Extract), C.I. 12085 (Pigment Red 4), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Allium Sativum (Garlic Extract), Cochlearia Armoracia (Horse-radish Extract), Ferula Assa Foetida (Asafoetida Extract), Methylisothiazolinone. “With one use, your hair is soft, manageable and very shiney. The product is on the expensive side but I don't mind paying for products that actually work. This one does. Do not be put off by the scent. It is quite mild and your hair will NOT smell like garlic after using the product....” (Claudia L. Davis, December 2007)  [ MORE...]

“I contacted you before about the best shampoo and deep conditioners and you recommended Alter ego, especially the garlic one. I did order it and just want to thank you for your quick response and recommendation. I absolutely love this product! Your website feels like you are a friend in my head, I love it. So many great products! I too love beauty products, makeup, shoes, clothes, etc..” —Rachel, Matawan NJ, August 2010
“It might have a picture of garlic but it smells really good! And it leaves my hair soft, shiny, and easy-to-brush. My new hairdresser even told me that my hair was very healthy and that I was taking very good care of it. Imagine, after all the processing and coloring... Healthy Hair! ” —Liliana, Bronx NY 2008
Alter Ego Garlic Mask
4.5 stars
The Garlic Mask plus Vitamin A Is a new formulation of super-popular original Impac Ego Conditioner with Garlic, just above, and it is used the same way.  INGREDIENTS:  Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dipalmytoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Parfum (Fragrance), Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Limonine, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Citric Acid, Triticum Vulgare Sprout (Wheat) Extract, C.I. 19140 (FD&C Yellow 5), Methochloroisothiazolinone, C.I. 14700 (FD&C Red 4), Methylisothiazolinone, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Cochlearia Armoracia (Horse Radish) Root Extract, Ferula Assa Foetida Root Extract, C.I. 42090 (FD&C Blue 1).

Like the Impac Ego treatment shown above, this product might have “hot oil” in its Amazon.com product name even though the product itself doesn't say "hot oil" anywhere. You don't heat it, just use it like any other conditioner.

Alter Ego Garlic Mask
4.5 stars
The Garlic Mask with Vitamin A. This is the 1000mg (33.8 ounce) size of the Garlic Mask described just above. It's also available with a pump dispenser (next section).

“Thank you sooo much! I am home snowed in today and I used this. You are such a big help when in need. I love the smell of this and it did a great job on my hair. You are the BEST!” —Lisa R., Virginia, February 2015

As of this writing the Amazon title for this item is “Alter Ego Garlic Mask Hot Oil Treatment with Garlic”, but again, there is nothing about hot oil on the packaging.

Alter Ego Garlic Mask

4.5 Stars

Alter Ego Garlic Mask + Vitamin A with Pump

Crema al Ajo
The same Alter Ego Garlic Mask, but with a pump dispenser! Good news because it keeps water and germs out of the conditioner when you use it in the shower so it won't get diluted, contaminated, or moldy. All conditioners should have a pump like this! (In the salon, many Dominican stylists use a spatula or a sterile tongue depressor to take conditioner from the jar.)  Some assembly required (for hints, see this page).

Alter Ego Garlic Shampoo Plus Vitamin A 1000ml
4 stars

Alter Ego Regenerating Garlic Shampoo + Vitamin A

Shampoo all'Aglio • Champú al Ajo • Shampooing à l'Ail
Everybody LOVES the Alter Ego Garlic conditioners so much, how could there not be a shampoo to go with it? There is!  If you like the conditioners this shampoo was made for you! From the label: “Especially suitable for hair that has been chemically coloured, bleached, straightened and permed. It gently cleanses the hair structure, and its deep hydrating and nourishing action restores reinforcing and toning Vitamins, Mineral Salts and Peptides. Use: apply to wet hair, message, work into a later and rinse off well. Repeat if necessary.”

INGREDIENTS INCI (CTFA): Aqua (water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopopul Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide MEA, Lauureth-10, Limonene, Polyquaternium-7, Linalool, Benzyl Alchohol, Citric Acid, Amyl Cinnamal, Propylene Glycol, Methyl­chloro­iso­thia­zoli­none, Triticum Vulgare Sprout Extract (Triticum Vulgare Sprout (Wheat) Extract), Methylisothiazolinone, Allium Sativum Extract (Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), Cochlearia Armoracia Extract (Cochlearia (Horse-Radish) Root Extract), Ferula Assa Foetida Extract (Ferula Assa Foetida Root Extract). Labeled in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and German.
4.5 stars
Alter Ego Garlic Regenerating System II
Order Garlic Combo Set
4 stars
Alter Ego Garlic Shampoo and Garlic Mask Duo
Order Garlic Duo
5 stars
Alter Ego Garlic Shampoo and Curative Cren
Shampoo + Curative Cren
(not rated)
Alter Ego Garlic Shampoo and Coconut Mask
Shampoo + Garlic Mask
4 stars
Alter Ego Garlic Shampoo and NeQual Lotion
Shampoo + neQual lotion

Something Special...

Alter Ego Coconut Conditioning Mask 4 Stars

Alter Ego Coconut Conditioning Mask

This is one of my all-time favorite hair products! It smells soooo good and makes my hair so soft and smooth and bright and fragrant.

“Dear Aleida, I bought the Alter Ego Coconut Conditioning Mask at the recommendation of a friend, when my local beauty store ran out of my regular deep conditioner. I was reluctant to try anything new, as my hair has been through some heavy treatments. I have both a Japanese thermal conditioning (straightening) and bleach. But I gave it a try. The first thing you notice is that it smells amazing. You only have to leave it on for a few minutes (not 10 or 20, like some conditioners), and even heavily processed hair comes out smooth, brushable, and shiny. The same people who'd been strongly reminding me how badly I needed a trim were suddenly complimenting my hair. I said, “Well, thank you, but I know I really need to cut the ends.” And they said, “You don't even notice it. Your hair looks great!”” – Amy, Bronx NY  [Read more reviews]

Alter Ego Coconut Conditioning Mask: “Nourishing, moisturizing and conditioning mask. Non-greasy, does not leave hair heavy. It provides a silky and soft look. Ideal for dry and treated hair.” DIRECTIONS: Wash hair and towel dry. Apply mask to scalp evenly, then to hair shaft and ends. Leave on a few minutes, then rinse well. INGREDIENTS INCI (CTFA): Aqua (water), Cetearyl Alchohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Laurate, Amodimethicone, Fragrance, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Locos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil), Benzyl Alchohol, Trideceth-10, Citric Acid, Metho­chloro­iso­thia­zo­linone, Metho­iso­thia­zo­linone.  Labeled in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

See Amazon product pages and order if you wish...

Alter Ego Anti-Hair-Loss Shampoos

In these stressful times, hair loss among women is a “growing” problem! Alter Ego specializes in products to stop and reverse hair loss. Even if you don't have a problem with falling hair, these products can help to keep your hair where it belongs year after year, looking better and more manageable too because they are also targeted at women with processed or damaged hair, split ends, frizzies, and most other problems. Alter Ego has two shampoos to combat hair loss: the original sulfate-based neQual and the newer sulfate-free Botanikare. In my experience they are equally effective at fighting hair loss. The Botanikare is probably the better choice for women with extremely dry hair and the neQual for women whose hair is more oily or more likely to get sweaty or dirty.

Alter Ego neQual Energizing Shampoo for Hair Loss & Growth

For oily or sweaty hair...
Shampoo Prevention – Shampoo Prevenzione – Champú Prevención – Active Therapy
Alter Ego neQual Shampoo Prevention Active Therapy

This is the traditional Alter Ego anti-hair-loss shampoo that was discontinued about 2013 because it contained sulfates such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which are detergents used to cut the oil and dirt in your hair and to produce suds. In recent years there has been a movement away from sulfates but now it turns out that some people prefer sulfates.

If your hair is naturally dry, sulfates can dry your hair out too much and even cause split ends. They can also interfere with hair dyes, and they might irritate some women. But if your hair tends to be oily and you have been using sulfate-based shampoos for years with good results, there is no reason to switch.

I don't know this for a fact, but I believe that when Alter Ego discontinued this line of shampoos, so many women complained that the company started making them again. Their replacement product, Botanikare shampoo, doesn't make suds and (according to this article) it might not clean as well as sulfate-based shampoos like neQual.

Anyway, as of 2016 the neQual Energizing Shampoo is back! But the situation is still a bit confusing because the Botanikare “inherited” all of the previous neQual reviews (and product links), and (as of mid-January 2017) the new neQual products don't have Amazon reviews yet. But here's an Aleida.net review for the original version sent to me by a friend:

(February 2017 not yet rated)
Alter Ego neQual Energizing Shampoo
Click to enlarge and read the label.
“Honestly, neQual is the first shampoo I ever used in my life that actually made a difference in how my hair looked and felt and behaved. Usually it's like straw, and getting thinner every day. After using the neQual for the first time, it was noticeably thicker and softer; my daughter even noticed the difference. I can't explain it, maybe it plumps the individual hairs as well as changing their texture. Anyway after using it for several years now, it remains that way, and I don't believe I've lost a single hair to the brush... And I haven't needed a dandruff shampoo since I started using neQual. For me, using it every day, the liter bottle lasts 7-8 months so the price is not unreasonable.” —F., NYC January 2012

The bottle says “Energizing shampoo enriched with the extract of Capsicum selected for its stimulating properties. Its gentle cleansing action prepares the scalp to receive the next energizing treatment (i.e. the neQual Energizing Lotion, see below). Use: apply to wet hair, massage and rinse off well. Repeat if necessary.” (The original bottle said: ”Shampoo useful in helping prevent hair loss, rich in extract of capsicum to stimulate hair activity...”)

Ingredients... The new neQual Energizing Shampoo has the same ingredients as the previous version, but in a slightly different order:

Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Undecynelamido Propyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Parfum (Fragrance), Cocamide MEA, Laureth-10, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium 7, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Limonine, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methyloisothiazolinone, Capsicum annuum extract (Capsicum annuum fruit extract), Glycoproteins.
The main difference is that Butyphenyl and Methypropional that were present in the original version of this product are not in the new version.

See Amazon product pages and order if you wish...

Alter Ego Botanikare Energizing Shampoo for Hair Loss and Hair Growth
For dry or fragile hair...

3.5 Stars
Botanikare front Botanikare back Botanikare shampoo sizes Botanikare Shampoo + neQual Lotion
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Alter Ego Italy says, “Botanikare Day Therapy is the new professional range that addresses hair and scalp wellness, it has been specifically formulated to counter and treat the most common disorders. All the formulations are free from: paraben, sulfates (SLES and SLS), colorants, silicones, allergens, phthalates.” (this text was copied from www.alteregoitaly.com/en/ in 2014).

This shampoo appeared on many Amazon.com pages in late 2013, replacing the highly regarded neQual Energizing shampoo. On the page where I ordered it the older reviews are still for the neQual shampoo; the reviews since late 2013 are for the Botanikare. I used the neQual for many years with excellent results and I have been using the Botanikare since late 2013 and notice no difference in the results, although the aroma and consistency are different. Both shampoos are very good and when used as directed really do reduce hair loss: Shampoo first, then apply the anti-hair loss lotion (such as the neQual Energizing Lotion) to your scalp and leave it there.

3.5 Stars
Champú Botanikare
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Energizing and stimulating shampoo for delicate scalps and fragile and thinning hair. Use: apply to wet hair, leave on for a few minutes and then rinse off. Repeat application if necessary.

WITH: Yuzu (Citrus junos fruit extract) and ECO-CERT Phytosterols.
WITHOUT: Sulfates - SLS - SLES - Paraben - Lanolin - Colorants.
TESTED: Dermatologically - Chrome - Cobalt - Nickel.

As of 5 December 2016, the Alter Ego Botanikare website lacks the English-language "suflate-free" statements, but continues to say in Italian: “Tutte le formulazioni sono senza: Solfati, Parabeni, SLES, SLS, Coloranti Sintetici, Lanolina e Ftalati. Tutti i prodotti sono stati testati dermatologicamente, Nichel, Cromo e Cobalto.”

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil Phytosterol Esters, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, acrylates/C10-30 alylacrylate crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Coco-glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

The ingredients are quite different from the neQual shampoo. Perhaps most significantly, the Botanikare is sulfate-free, whereas the neQual has sulfate ingredients (see previous section). The Alter Ego website says, “The protecting properties of Yuzu combined with the softening, protecting and nourishing properties of the multi-benefit eco-certified phytosterols have been chosen to rebalance and prepare both the hair and scalp to receive the energizing anti-hair loss prevention treatment.”
4 Stars
5 Stars
Alter Ego Botanikare Energizing Lotion 12 Vials Botanikare Energizing Superactive Tonic
In other words, it is one part of the anti-hair-loss treatment. The other part is the leave-in hair lotion or “drops”. Alter Ego has long offered a wide variety of these (next section), such as the neQual Energizing Hair Lotion, which is still included in the Hair Loss Combination Set, along with the Botanikare shampoo. But now there are two new Botanikare lotions: the Botanikare Day Therapy Energizing Superactive Lotion for fragile scalp and thinning hair (single-application ampoules), and Botanikare Energizing Superactive Tonic (dropper bottle).

See Amazon product pages and order if you wish...

Alter Ego hair lotions

The Alter Ego “drops” (lotions) are are clear liquids that you massage into your scalp after shampooing, conditioning, and drying your hair, and left on (not rinsed out). In other words, they are like a liquid leave-in. All of them are designed to strengthen the hair bulb thus reducing hair loss, and also to stimulate hair growth. They come in 125ml (4.2oz) dropper bottles, and some of them also come in sets of single-application vials (ampoules, ampollas).

Honestly, it's impossible to find out what exactly the differences are among these lotions. Alter Ego does not provide explicit guidelines for which one is for which type of hair with which type of problem, but instead uses vague adjectives like revitalizing, invigorating, energizing, nourishing, regenerating, stimulating, restorative, purifying, restructurizing, and so on. The only specific information offered is that the neQual Energizing Lotion and Curativ Cren are for fine and weak hair, and the Herb Ego Fresca is for limp and damaged hair. Nevertheless the customer reviews for all of them say that they stop hair loss and breakage and promote hair growth. Obviously results can vary from person to person, but the best way to choose among them is read the reviews of each one to find the one with the best reviews from people who have hair like yours with problems like yours.

Alter Ego neQual Intensive Energizing Hair Lotion

Alter Ego neQual Energizing Lotion

4.5 stars
Alter Ego NeQual Lotion
Order neQual Lotion
Let's start with the neQual Intensive Energizing Hair Lotion, which is the second best-selling item at Aleida.net, after the Alter Ego garlic conditioners. The bottle says... “The synergic action of the Herbal and Seaweed extracts in its formula helps rebalance and purify the scalp. The nourishing and energizing properties of its selected active principles Soya and Wheat Proteins help nourish the hair bulb and increase the oxygen intake. Intensive treatment is ideal for weak and fine hair. May cause skin redness.” USE: after cleansing with Shampoo Active Therapy, apply to the scalp and gently massage. Do not rinse off.  INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Denatured Alcohol, Hydrolized Soy Protein, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydrolized Corallina Officinalis Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methyl Nicotinate, Limonene, Linanool, Methylparaben, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Propylparaben, Citronellol, Simethicone, Citral, C.I. 19140 (FD&C YELLOW 5), C.I. 42090 (FD&C Blue I). Click here to read the reviews. Here are some samples:

  • I went to a new Dominican hair stylist with my own supplies! ... Not forgetting my Alter Ego Energizing Intensive Hair Lotion for Hair Loss. I want to share with you that my hair is no longer shedding/ breaking at all!
  • ...this product NeQual by Alter Ego does work. My Dominican hairdresser recommended it, I've seen her using it herself.... Since I've been using this product I've seen a huge difference I have so much hair growth now. I even bought one for my Mom.
  • My hair loss was so bad that I use to cry everytime I washed my hair or put my fingers through my dry hair... Since I started using this product, my excessive hair loss has practically stopped except for the strands that normally fall out when washing. I was buying this product from my hairdresser and it was expensive. Since I found it here at Amazon, I have been buying it here.
Here's another that was sent to me recently:
Hi Aleida! For your readers.... I am a male human being who started getting male-pattern baldness about 20 years ago, to the point it was pretty sparse on top. On your recommendation (about 10 years ago) I tried the Alter Ego neQual line — the anti-hair-loss shampoo and the energizing lotion. I can't say that all my hair came back, but I can say that it stopped falling out! Also there is a fair amount of “peach fuzz” on the area that was totally bald before. I use the shampoo-lotion combination every day (at first the neQual shampoo, then later the Botanikare, now the neQual again). About the lotion... when you squeeze the rubber bulb it only draws about 1 inch of lotion into the dropper, so after that I usually turn the dropper upside down, squeeze the bulb again, then turn it rightside up and put it back in the bottle, and then I "unsqueeze" it, so the dropper has about 2½ inches of lotion, which I squeeze onto my head and rub into the scalp with my fingertips. I've been doing this for years with no irritation at all, and one bottle of lotion lasts about 4 months. It would last at least 8 months without the second-squeeze trick. So it's quite a bargain!  —Frank, NYC, January 2017

See Amazon product pages and order if you wish...

Alter Ego Energizing Lotion is available in a dropper bottle or in a set of 12 single-application 10ml vials (ampoules), and also paired with the Botanikare shampoo (for people who don't use conditioner), or with the the Botanikare shampoo and the Garlic treatment (for people who do).

4.5 Stars
Alter Ego Energizing Lotion
neQual Lotion
4.5 Stars
Alter Ego Energizing Lotion 12 Vials
Set of 12 ampoules
4.5 Stars
Botanikare Shampoo 1000ml + Energing Lotion 125ml Set
Botanikare+Lotion Set
4 Stars
Hair Loss Combination Set
Hair Loss Combo Set

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Alter Ego Revitalizing Lotion

4 Stars
Revitalizing Lotion
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Alter Ego's Revitalizing Lotion is a “treatment that restructures the hair and revitalises the scalp. This lotion is an optimum natural energy restorative that feeds both the hair and the scalp, putting back mineral salts, protein and vitamins, thanks to the innovative use of seaweed extract and soy seeds.” It is used the same way as the Energizing Lotion and according to the reviews, achieves the same results:
  • The only words that describe this product are Miracle in a bottle. In just one month my hair has nearly doubled in length. I actually feel my hair growing. It's pricey, but it worth every penny. I use it twice a week.
  • I am an African American female who experienced a long drawn out illness. While recovering my hair started falling out by the handfuls... I purchased the shampoo, conditioner, hot oil garlic conditioner and the revitalizing lotion. I shampoo and condition my hair twice a week and use the revitilizing lotion everyday. After three weeks of usage twice a week I saw little to no hair falling out. These are remarkable products!!!
Click here to read all the reviews for this product. Click here to read the directions and ingredients of each one. The Revitalizing Lotion and the Energizing Lotion are very similar, but the Energizing Lotion is especially formulated for fine hair, whereas the Revitalizing Lotion is for all types of hair. Both of them leave your scalp with a tingly feeling for a few minutes.

Other Alter Ago hair lotions

Curative Cren and Herb Fresca by Alter Ego Click on a button to visit the Amazon page for the product.

Herb Fresca   4 Stars
Curative Cren   4 Stars
Nourishing Nova Care Repair Lotion   4.5 Stars
Botanikare Energizing Tonic   5 Stars
neQual Anti Stress Scalp Lotion   (not yet rated)
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