Phyto is one of those niche hair brands that not many people really know about but actually has a lot of really great hidden treasures that are just waiting to be discovered. Today I have 3 products from Phyto to share with you – the Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment, the Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray, and the Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream with 7 plants.
Of the three products, the Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment is the most interesting product that I’d recommend trying, especially if you have an imbalanced scalp.
The Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment (C$50) is a blend of essential oils to treat imbalanced scalp. It contains essential oils of rosemary, sage, and cypress to tone the hair bulb and stimulate microcirculation; lemon oil to purity the scalp; and corn oil to soothes the scalp with a cooling sensation. It is a pre-shampoo, meaning you apply this and rub it into your scalp about 10-20 minutes before you shampoo.
I really enjoy using this scalp treatment because I find that it really does help to rejuvenate my scalp. I’m a long time sufferer of dry scalp, especially when I’m stressed or not getting enough sleep, and when I use this treatment on a semi-regular basis (sometimes once a month, sometimes once every 3 weeks or so, depending on how often I wash my hair), it really does help to alleviate dryness. The essential oils also help to create a cooling sensation on the scalp, which is very refreshing, especially if I’m feeling like my scalp is congested and needs a deep cleanse.
The downside to the blend of essential oils is that it is very hard to wash off. You’d likely need to use a clarifying shampoo, or at least a shampoo that suds up really well and rinses off very clean, otherwise you will end up with greasy roots and thus greasy hair. The other downside is that it is quite expensive, but being an essential oil blend, you really don’t need much to achieve good results. Despite these, I really like like this scalp treatment and will continue to use and repurchase it until I can find something better.
Ingredients: Corn Germ Oil, Fragrance, Citrus Lemon Peel Oil, Limonene, Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajaput Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Sage Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Linalool, Citral, Isoeugenol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Coumarin, Citronellol.
The Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray (C$32) has been my best friend ever since I got my hair coloured. It’s one of the two hair products I’ve been using on a regular basis, after each hair wash, after towel drying and applying the Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream, and before I blow dry or use heat styling. It containing botanical keratin to repairs the hair’s inner structure; hyaluronic acid to hydrates the hair; Yun Zhi mushroom extract to seals the botanical keratin and provide thermal protection; and ceramides to seal the hair’s cuticle.
The texture of this thermal protectant spray is almost like a milk that’s spritzed on; it’s denser than most sprays I’ve used in the past, but I also find that this coats the hair strands to better protect the hair, rather than getting absorbed into the hair strands. I feel like this, coupled with the Phyto 7 Day Cream, has made my over-processed hair a lot more manageable and looking relatively healthier than it really is.
Ingredients: Viola Tricolor Extract, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Water, Fragrance, Polyquaternium-37, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Atelocollagen, Chitosan, Sphingolipids, Cyclodextrin, Dextrin, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid.
The Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream with 7 plants (C$32) is a daily hair cream that you can use on damp or dry hair for a touchup. The 7 plants contained in this day cream are mallow, soybean, burdock, rosemary, sage, calendula, and willow, all of which hydrate and protect the hair.
I use this after each hair wash, before using the Phytokeratine Thermal Protectant Spray, and before blow drying. You’re supposed to use only a peasize amount each time, but I found that it wasn’t enough for my super dry hair, so I usually use double the recommended amount. It absorbs almost instantaneously and leaves no residue on the strands of the hair. It is moderately hydrating, meaning my hair is left manageable and relatively smooth considering the dry state that it’s in, but it isn’t hydrating enough to keep my hair from static. I do have to reapply this each morning if I want the full hydrating and protecting benefits. While I like it, I can’t say I love it, and I’d recommend this more to people with normal to somewhat dry hair, but not for those who have really dry or processed hair.
Ingredients: Althaea Officinalis Extract (Mucilage Végétal), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lecithin (Soja), Arctium Majus Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Roseary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Leaf Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parabens (Butyl, Ethyl).
Have you tried any products from Phyto? Which ones would you recommend?