It's rare for me to use a matching shampoo and conditioner from the same range. It does happen on occasion, but for the most part, haircare shopping takes a lot longer than it should do for me. Why? My hair, like my skin type, is 'combination', meaning that I have an oily, gets-greasy-way-too-quickly scalp which is paired with naturally dry, frizzy lengths and damaged ends. To make matters even more complicated, my scalp is also on the sensitive side and my hair overall is quite fine. Honestly, there are days when I think it would be so much easier if I just cut it all off!
For these reasons, I have a tendency to try out a lot of different shampoos and conditioners, and on current rotation in my bathroom are these three products from Phyto. I've used and loved a couple of Phyto products in the past (they do a particularly amazing Clarifying Detox Shampoo), and they're definitely a brand that my hair seems to get on with very well so I was curious to try more from them. These three are definite winners for my fussy hair!
Phyto Phytopanama Daily Balancing Shampoo* (200ml, £13.50, link)
Designed for those with an oily scalp, this sebum-regulating, balancing shampoo is SLS-free and gentle enough to use every day. The first ingredient in this innovative formula is Quillaja Bark Extract which is a plant extract rich in saponins that effectively absorbs excess oil, and it really works. After just the first use, I saw an instant difference in how my hair looked. It's very difficult when you have oily hair to go longer than a day without wanting to wash it again (I use a lot of dry shampoo, let me tell you!), but with this, I was able to get two whole days of clean hair which may not seem much if you have normal hair, but to me, that's a big difference! Word of warning with this shampoo though - it's incredibly watery/runny in consistency so take extra special care when you're pouring it out otherwise you'll go through a bottle very quickly! On a side note, I love the fresh, lemony scent.
Phyto Phytobaume Express Repair Conditioner* (150ml, £14.50, link)
To match the shampoo, I was recommended to use the Phytobaume Conditioner - a weightless daily conditioner for weak and damaged hair that doubles up as a fantastic detangler too. It's silicones free which I'm seeking in my haircare products more and more these days, as silicone heavy products build up very quickly on my fine hair and leave it looking dull. To add moisture and shine, there are lots of nourishing plant-based ingredients such as Mango Seed Butter, Macadamia, Mallow, Jojoba and Castor Oils This conditioner did a great job of hydrating my dry lengths and ends, reducing frizz, and it left my hair feeling soft and stronger.
Phyto Phytokeratine Extreme Mask* (200ml, £32, link)
To further strengthen and hydrate my dry lengths and ends, I depend on a good quality hair mask/treatment at least once a week to keep it looking in tip-top condition and to prevent split ends and breakages associated with such dryness. Phyto's Extreme Mask totally lives up to its name - if you have extremely dry, extremely damaged or extremely brittle hair, this is your knight in shining armour! I use a very small amount of this per application as my hair is also fine and this treatment is so thick, but it's literally a miracle in a tub. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to get to work so you can easily fit it into your weekly routine. Your hair will certainly thank you for it!
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