Looking for a way to nourish and protect damaged and brittle hair? French beauty brand Phyto launched a keratine-based range – and it might be the one for you.
Phyto’s Keratine range is targeted to repair and protect hair that is dry, damaged and brittle. As someone with fine and bleached hair, I’m always open to trying products that nourish my fragile strands.
The Keratine range is formulated using botanical keratine. The products come in recyclable packaging made from sustainably-sourced paper. A plus.
Up first: Phyto’s Keratine Repairing Shampoo. A combination of botanical keratin and wild pansy extract is said to rebuild the hair fibre and repair brittle hair. Quite the claim – and one that is generally too good to be true. Nevertheless, this is a pretty good shampoo. It leaves my hair feeling nourished, even though my dead ends haven’t magically come back to life.
The Phyto Keratine Repairing Care Mask is one of the most confusing products I’ve ever tried. Instructions seem pretty straight-forward: you should apply this after using shampoo, from the mid-lengths to the ends of the hair. Leave it on for two minutes and it’ll work as a quick fix, leave it on for longer and it’ll work as a nourishing mask.
The promised intense care might be too intense for me. This mask left my hair in greasy strands. The product built up and I couldn’t rinse it out by using just the shampoo. The packaging gives you a little heads-up by saying it’s a concentrated formula and that a small quantity goes a long way. But even when keeping this in mind and only applying a pea-sized amount, it just left my hair feeling dirty. Not a fan of this one. Maybe if you have thicker hair?
(Sidenote: my hair is too thin to make a cute-looking messy bun and this product added so much grip to my hair that the bun-making process actually became effortless for the first time in my life. It’s a small win.)
The last product I tried from Phyto’s Keratine collection was the Repairing Heat Protecting Spray. This should be sprayed onto the lengths and ends of clean and damp hair. It’s a leave-in spray that you can comb through before styling or use to protect your hair from heat. I don’t use heat on my hair often, but when I do I like to use a heat protector like this one. It’s simple, doesn’t leave my hair feeling or looking greasy and it seems to get the job done.
The Repairing Shampoo is € 12,90 (250 ml), the Repairing Mask is € 20,50 (150 ml) and the Repairing Heat Protection Spray retails for € 20,50 (2.50 ml). You can find Phyto’s Keratine range at (online) pharmacies.
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