Review: Phyto Hair Care

Phyto Hair care review

I stepped into an event the other day and a friend of mine almost instantaneously complimented me on my hair. Incidentally that was the first time I had used Phyto products.

I have always wondered how most people have gorgeous looking hair on the cliched first day of washing them. Mine on the other hand, has always been a shapeless, frizzy mess. That being said, I am also prone to having really oily roots by the third day, and owing to which I feel compelled to wash my hair every alternate day.

If your hair is anywhere as wacky as mine, read on as I might just have an answer to your woes!

I’m very picky about what goes into my hair, and not being too familiar with the Phyto, I was quick to do my research. The online space is full of mixed reviews, where people have either loved the brand or have said that it didn’t do anything for them at all. Which side of the spectrum was I going to fall under? I decided to try the products for myself and find out.

Phyto Hair care review

Phyto is a French brand whose products embrace the principle that healthy hair begins at the root. The brand boasts the highest concentrations of pure plant extracts in today’s beauty market. Their formulas are an impressive 95 to 100% natural overall. All Phyto products are botanical and are sulphate and paraben free – which is a huge win in my eyes.

All Phyto products come in aluminium packaging to best retain the goodness and properties of the plants. Barring the shampoo, for which I would have preferred a pump style or at least a push-button dispenser instead of its ‘open flap to pour’ format, I was overall very pleased with the way these gorgeous bottles looked. Since all the products are very high in their concentration, I was advised to use smaller amounts than usual. Talk about getting the maximum bang for your buck!

Packaging and ingredients apart, lets read more about each Phyto product individually.

Subtil Elexir: ($40 for a 2.5 oz)

Phyto Subtil Elexir oil review
Phyto Subtil Elexir oil

Subtil elixir is a pre-shampoo oil treatment for dry and damaged hair. The best way to use this is to take a few drops of this great smelling oil on your palm and rub them together to heat it a little. Then, run your palms through the hair to coat each strand. However, if your hair tends to get oily within a couple of days of washing, its best to use it sparingly.
After letting the oil rest in your hair for 10 minutes, rinse them thoroughly and proceed with shampoo.

Phytokeratine Extreme shampoo: ($29 for 6.7oz)

Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Shampoo Review
Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Shampoo

Phytokeratine Extreme shampoo is a shampoo for damaged and brittle hair. Phytokeratine Extreme comes with natural extracts from plants which mimic the keratin protein found in hair. It smells similar to the Subtil Elexir – which is a great exotic, floral scent. I would have preferred the shampoo to lather a bit more, as otherwise I feel compelled to use a larger quantity to wash my hair clean.


Phytokeratine Extreme Mask: ($59 for 6.7oz)

Phytokeratine Extreme Mask
Phytokeratine Extreme Mask

Phytokeratine Extreme Mask comes in an aluminium container  – and is my favorite product from the range. It is a thick, rich créme – where a small quantity applied goes a long way in coating each strand.

Phytokeratine Extreme Mask
Phytokeratine Extreme Mask

To use, drain your hair of excess water after shampooing, leave on the Phytokeratine Exteme Mask for 5 minutes and then wash off. I promise, you’ll see your hair instantly transform to become amazingly smooth and silky!


Phytokeratine Exceptional Cream: ($40 for 3.7oz)

Phytokeratine Exceptional Cream
Phytokeratine Exceptional Cream

The Phytokeratine Exceptional Cream is a luxurious, leave-in styler that deeply nourishes, regenerates, and protects hair to increase its smoothness, shine, strength, and manageability.  I use about 2 pumps after wash, and have noticed how soft and sleek they look after using this light cream.

Phytodefrisant: ($30 for 3.5oz)


Phytodefrisant is a heat-activated botanical straightening balm that preps hair for the ultimate frizz-free, sleek blowout. I always avoid blow-drying my hair but ever since I have got myself shorter bangs, I need to heat-style them to keep them in shape. I love how the usual frizz and fly-aways disappear with this product and my hair is left shiny and voluminous. They literally become so smooth that they even slip through my fingertips!


I have been using the Phyto range to tame my dull, dry and frizzy hair for a few weeks now and I must say that my hair looks better than it ever has. I love how soft, shiny and tangle-free they feel every time I use Phyto products. I would really recommend these to all of you, especially the ones who have a similar hair type such as mine. I do feel that they are a bit steeply priced and purchasing the entire range can set you back by a few bucks. But since you only need to use a small amount on your hair each time – I’d say they’re worth the investment as they can last you a few months at least.

Phyto products are available at Sephora, Bashara Care and Boots pharmacies.


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