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Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm

Is a Solution for:
Dry or Brittle Hair, Limp Hair, Dull Hair
August 16, 2009 Reviewed by admin 4 Comments
Walk into any fancy hair salon or top beauty retailer and you're bound to find Phyto, a high-end haircare brand based out of Paris. It's come a long way since it launched almost 40 years ago. In the quest for perfect hair, Phyto answers with its extensive line and the Phtyo Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm is effortlessly a good find.

Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm is probably one of the best solutions for anti-frizz but I love it as it definitely tames the mane and makes my hair look incredibly healthy. It leaves a nice luster and gives a smoothness some hair creams can't compete with (it's also very light-weight and slick).

What I love about Phyto Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm is that it's mostly natural ingredients, a rarity in good haircare products. Phyto has long drawn inspiration from plants, providing high concentrations of active botanical extracts into their products (stuff that's great for your skin, too!). The Hair Relaxing Balm's first and main ingredient is althaea officinalis root extract, a humectant plan carbohydrate known to not only hydrate but also stimulate moisture balance. Chamomilla recutita flower extract gives the smoothness to your hair, and sage leaf extract is fortifying. Oddly enough, there's also garlic (no worries, the balm is scentless), which has been shown to

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Althaea officinalis root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, alium sativum (garlic) bulb extract, cochlearia armoracia (horseradish) root extract, ferula assa foetida root extract, propylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, methylisothiazolinone.
  • August 1, 2011

    by Jen

    Hi All,
    I've been working for Phyto for over 7 years and the misconception about Phytodefrisant is that it's a gel that can be applied on dry hair. The way to use it is on towel-dried hair and then APPLY HEAT!! The balm is heat-activated, so when heat is applied it activates the natural ingredients to smooth and tame frizzy hair. Yes, France needs to work on explaining this very important aspect!! However for now, we have to rely on stylists and educators. Phytodefrisant is one of the most natural and safe ways to tame frizz. No silicones like some of its competitors. Thank you for including it in your post!

  • June 22, 2010

    by melanie

    It works extremely well on coarse non-porous frizzy hair, like mine. I would reccommend it for people with coarse hair. If you have fine hair, you may want to try something else.

  • August 17, 2009

    by Niall

    Another good anti-frizz hair balm is Frederic Fekkai's glossing cream. Just enough, and not too much.

  • August 17, 2009

    by Jaysie

    Phytodefrisant did nothing for controlling frizz on my fine-textured, porous hair. Maybe there is a secret way to use it, but I followed the directions and the result was like I had used nothing at all. Or maybe it works on hair that isn't as porous as mine.

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