Defrisant et Voila!

That’s the extent of my French and it’s probably not even grammatically correct. So you may remember a few weeks ago I went to Selfridges to have a scalp consultation, and although I was slightly scared of the alien type growths coming out of my head, it was extremely interesting. Phyto kindly sent me a selection of the products I was recommended and I’ve been starting to get stuck in. Although the packaging for Phyto isn’t particularly exciting, it does reiterate their position of a serious, knowledgeable and effective brand – and that they are!

I’ve been using Phytocitrus restructuring mask which claims to nourish and boost radiance of the hair. It also contains shea butter and grapefruit extracts so your hair will drink up the fab ingredients with ease. The mask itself is a pale orange colour, so I automatically assumed it would smell of citrus fruits – in reality it doesn’t smell of very much at all. The formula isn’t too runny, but not too thick (think your regular conditioner) so it applies well and is easy to massage through. Leave it on for a few minutes and rinse off. My hair instantly felt smooth and soft, but because the majority of the effect is on the inside of your hair this is more of a long-term product if you really need some restructuring and moisture. I’ll be keeping on the case, but at first use it’s better than a lot of the treatments I’ve used. At £18.50 for a 200ml tub it’s not a bargain, but I fully believe it will do what it says on the tin, even if you can’t see it instantly.

The other product I’ve been using is the Phytodefrisant relaxing balm. I am in love. I was sceptical, having used the mask which didn’t wow me instantly, as to how much this would ‘relax’ my hair knowing that I only used a 20p sized amount. The product is an opaque jelly-type formula which you run through your hair from root to tip – I basically bunged it on like I do any other product. As I started to dry my hair it instantly seemed straighter and less fluffy/all over the place. It felt silky and was much easier to style and straighten, but still left me with a bit of bounce that you normally lose with straightening balms. What was the ‘eureka’ moment though was yesterday when I walked out in the rain not one, not two, not even three, but four times and my hair practically stayed in place. I would normally have a head like a birds nest and it would start to flick and curl every which way, but yesterday it stayed put. Amazeballs. Even today it was practically perfect and I didn’t even need to wash it (which hardly ever happens) or even style it. This is a much more reasonable £12.50 for a 100ml tube when you need such a small amount to get a fab result. Even better is the fact that it contains all kinds of good things so your hair will be great inside and out.

I’ve got a few other products to try and now I’ve experienced these I can’t wait. So far Phyto definitely has the thumbs up from me.



  1. Kirsty T
    November 9, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    The relaxing balm sounds like my sort of product! And for £12.50 it is not a bad price at all!

  2. London Beauty Queen
    November 9, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    Nope, well worth the dosh and you actually get a pretty large amount.

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