Product Review: Phyto Hair Relaxing Balm

Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm

What it is:
A non-chemical straightening treatment.

What it does:
Achieve the perfect blow-out with this award-winning, heat-activated, sleek-making complex. The exclusive plant-based formula, rich in ferula, horseradish, and sage hydrates, softens and protects unruly hair prepping it for a smooth look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Straightening effect is cumulative with continued use.

Product description provided by Sephora.com

This was my first time using this product. I received the product in a gift bag at an event that I attended in May. I normally use my Fekkai straightening balm before I blow dry my hair. I forgot I let my roommate use it so picked this product up instead.

My hair has been chemically treated and I have color in my hair. I haven't had a relaxer since September and I don't plan on getting one any time soon, but that's another blog post. My hair is also very thick and naturally wavy as opposed to curly. Since I haven't had a relaxer in a bit the natural wave pattern is starting to take hold again.

I didn't like the way the product felt on my hands as I applied it to my hair. I hate when I put products on my hands and they feel greasy or sticky. I want to constantly wash and dry my hands before I apply product to the next section of my hair. I did apply the product when my hair was lightly towel dried. I then let it air dry for a bit before I hit it with the blow dryer and a round brush.

I absolutely love this product! My hair was super straight and soft and fluffy! I applied just a drop of oil on it after then ran a flat iron through it and was hair flipping all over the place. I will definitely be using this product again and again and again.

One thing that I like is that it doesn't have a fragrance. Your hair will still smell like your shampoo and conditioner of choice after you use it. That is a plus for me because I love the smell of my shampoo.

Since I received the product in a swag bag I was unaware of the price of the product so I looked it up and the price ranges from $12-$32 (depending on the size you purchase). I think the price is reasonable considering I don't wash my hair often and you don't have to use a lot of product at all.

This is the first time I've used a Phyto product but now I'm intrigued to try more products from their line.

Overall: I would suggest that my WOC (women of color) try this product. I honestly don't think the price is THAT bad for what the product is able to do. I love it.

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