Saturday, 5 January 2013
Phyto Hair Care review
I have used Phyto products for more than 10 years - I first began using them during Blonde Period I (before Miss London) when my hair was fried from highlighting. At the time the shampoos came in glass bottles which looked lovely but were a biohazard in the shower; it's a miracle I still have ten toes. On the plus side, they stopped my hair from looking and feeling like straw.
The shampoos are now packaged in more sensible aluminium bottles, and are £11.50 to £12.50. The everyday rinse-off conditioners (Phytobaume) are £13.50 to 14.50, so it's much less expensive as a brand than the Rahua I also use and love.
Phytoapaisant is a soothing shampoo for easily-irritated scalps. Mr and Miss London both have hard-to-wash, thick, almost waterproof hair and scalps that tend to get itchy and flaky easily, and it is hard to find a shampoo that is aimed at irritated scalps, rather than dandruff (this one is; there are other shampoos in the range for treating dandruff.) This shampoo manages to clean their hair and stop itchy-flaky head, and it smells pleasant; very neutral and not medicinal.
Phytojoba is the shampoo I use on myself; it is designed for normal to dry hair and gives great shine. I used Phytocitrus when my hair was coloured.
Ingredients of Phytojoba:
Ingredients of Phytobaume Hydration:
I will review the Secret de Nuit overnight treatment later on in its own post before this becomes War & Peace. It is the most expensive item in the Phyto range at £28, but it's a pretty good substitute for the much more expensive Ageless Overnight Hair Repair treatment by Fekkai.
Phyto shampoos and conditioners are paraben and silicone free. I purchase them from John Lewis, there are also a number of online retailers, including Beauty Expert and Feel Unique.