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23 January 2013

Phyto 7 Hair Moisturiser Review

Sometimes I wonder how much of a favour I am actually doing my hair piling on all of these chemical rich hair products, masks, conditioners and oils. As with what we put into our body, surely we should be giving some consideration as to what goes on it. This is exactly what French brand Phyto’s philosophy is. They
develop their products based on the theory that chemical products attack the hair whereas natural products take care of it. 

Phyto 7 is a day cream for dry hair formulated with 7 plant extracts and no nasty’s (petrochemical, sulphates, synthetic colours and fragrances and the like). The natural plant extracts used are calendula, mallow, sage, burdock, willow, soy bean and rosemary, all specifically chosen for their hydrating and replenishing qualities. 

I was initially intrigued by this when I heard Lisa Eldridge mention it in one of her videos because I hadn’t thought of having a moisturiser for my hair before! I know I know, hair oils, serums, leave in conditioners – they all work on the same premise, but I liked the sound of it anyway, I love using face and body moisturisers so why not throw a hair one into the mix?!  

The consistency of the product was a bit of a surprise as it’s quite runny and started to drip out of the tube as soon as I removed the lid. My first impressions were mixed as it left my hair feeling a little bit damp and I thought I has used way too much, but as with other moisturisers, it soon ‘sunk in’ and my dry damaged mane looked a lot sleeker and the frizzy split ends had been smoothed down. 

I loved the results this product gave but I found they didn’t really last very long and if I reapplied too often I did notice the build-up in my hair and it started feeling a bit weighed down. However, Phyto also make a version of this product for very dry and damaged hair called Phyto 9 which contains, yes you guessed it, 9 plant extracts! As my hair is long and blonde it has taken quite a lot of abuse and the ends are really quite damaged despite my best efforts and regular trims, so when I can get my hands on it I’m going to try the Phyto 9 and see if those 2 extra plant extracts provide some extra hydration staying power! 

As for this, if your hair is on the dry side but not severely damaged, or if you suffer from a bit of frizz or those pesky flyaway’s I think this is a great guilt free product to use and give your hair a break from all the things that may not be so good for it. 

It is available from Space NK or for £13.50 (the packaging has very recently changed so it doesn’t look quite like my pictures anymore!)

On a side note, if you like the idea of more natural hair care products, my friend recently gave me some samples of Yes to Carrots shampoo and conditioner which I absolutely love. I will definitely be ordering some of the full size so keep your eye out for a full review on those coming up soon! 


  1. Hmmm interesting, my ends are bad at the mo, so definitley need a quick fix in between hair cuts x

    1. my ends are terrible, in desperate need of a trim!x

  2. what a massively interesting product! Do you find that this works better than an oil and does it leave much build up?
    I am definitely going to give this a go, I love the concept!
    Poppy @ lets drive far away x

    1. Thanks Poppy, I find it leaves less build up than an oil, its just like a skin moisturiser in that it totally sinks in and disappears where as oil can tend to sit on the hair. Let me know what you think if you try it x


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