Is Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm worth the hype?
Sep 29, 2011 by Harshleen
I have thick, dry and naturally wavy/curly hair prone to extreme frizziness and I am always trying to figure out ways to keep the frizzies away. To keep my unruly tresses under control, I make sure to use a smoothing leave-in anti frizz product after shampooing and before blow-drying/air-dry. Now, I purchased the Phytofrisant hair relaxing balm after reading rave reviews as to how it can leave your hair perfectly straight and smooth with just blow-drying. Although I did not believe that would be possible with my thick, coarse hair but I was hoping at least I would get frizz-free silky-smooth tresses after using a flat iron.
Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm claims to be a non-chemical straightening treatment. It is meant for naturally curly or permed hair to nourish and gently soften frizzy hair.
Product Description :
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 provide natural, chemical-free hair relaxing benefits. It hydrates, softens and protects unruly hair prepping it for a smooth look.
Ingredients : Althaea Officinalis Root Extract (Mucilage Végétal), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(Matricaire), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract (Sauge), Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Cochlearia Armoracia (Horseradish) Root Extract (Raifort), Ferula Assa Foetida Root Extract (Férula), Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone.
To begin with, I like that Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm is natural and does not have any alcohol or silicones so it doesn’t build up on hair. Also, the lightweight non-greasy gel formula does not weigh down my hair at all. However, after using this hair balm for a few weeks I don’t see any noticeable softening or better straightening with flat iron. As stated in the directions, I apply it to damp hair after shampooing and then combi through to distribute evenly. Since this leave-in balm needs a heat device to get “activated”, you have to continue with heat-styling to defrizz. When I use it before blow-drying, it does not smooth my curls at all nor help with the frizzies. Even after I use flat iron, my hair feels a little rough and dull and there’s still a few frizzy bits. I have tried using it in varying quantities but it simply does not stop my hair from puffing up and getting frizzy. I’d even like this product if it could keep my dry hair thoroughly moisturized but I guess the formula is not hydrating enough for my tresses.
In conclusion, I am really disappointed with Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm as it does not live upto its claims. It might work to keep the frizz down if you have very fine, straight hair but I would not recommend it for thick, curly hair that needs heavy-duty defrizzing. (you can check out my current favorite anti-frizz treatment for much better results)
Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm is available at Sephora and is priced at $12 for a 1.6 oz tube and the full size (5oz) retails for $32.
Have you tried Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm? What’s your favorite anti-frizz product? I would love to know!
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