I love this product. It is a leave in conditioner. After you shampoo, and condition, while your hair is still damp you use a pea size amount of the Phyto 9 (a little goes a VERY long way...if you use too much the result is awful), and apply it most heavily on the ends of your hair. I love this product because it is totally natural, and the Phyto line has a cumulative effect on your hair. In other words it will continue to improve the condition of your hair each time you use it. It gets healthier, and healthier with each use. It is somewhat expensive, but you use such a small amount that it will last you a very long time.
I use this with the phytocyane. I just leave it in my damp hair after a shower and let my hair air dry. But once my hair completely dries, it leaves my hair very dried out with a weird white residue on the ends of my hair. Instead of moisturizing, it coats the hair with a film that weighs down hair. I have not noticed any improvement in hair texture after using the whole tube. I've tried leave in conditioner/creams from pantene better than this at a much lower price! Definately disappointed!
I love that. It makes my hair shiny, more curly and healthy. It smells bad, but I can live with that. You need really small amount of this and it lasts me for 3 months. I have relative short hair and I guess that for a really long hair that would be a really costly product, but the quality of this worth every cent!
My hair (wavy, waist length, medium thickness) loves this. I use this between washes, mainly on my ends - which tend to be somewhat dry - and it leaves them super soft and moisturized.
I have fine, frizzy, breakable hair. Phyto 9 helped a lot to make my hair more normal, but I had to use *a lot* of it. My hair would just drink it up. I used it for years.
Fast forward, I discovered Keratase Aqua-Oleum. This helped repair my hair like nothing else. NOW I can use normal amounts of Phyto 9 to the ends to help keep them supple, or I can rub Phyto 9 along my hair to gloss it up.
The combination is really good!
Ok, Lord knows Ive tried to like this. My hair: fine-medium, waist long, highlighted, dry. Used it in every possible way due to the price tag. I think it works better on dry hair, even though it isnt anything wonderful that way either!
On wet hair, I let it air dry, used a SMALL amount: sticky, horrible hair!
It even leaves residue on my hair!. It might look kinda sleek, less frizzy, but to the touch its awful...
IŽll stay with my Kiehls leave in, at least it does what it says.
This is a really good product imo.
I'm generally not a huge fan of the Phyto products I tried.I find that Phyto really is using the term "dry hair" in a weird way. The Phytojoba shampoo for dry hair gave me wonderful volume but certainly didn't add any moisture, while the Phytonectar for *Very dry hair* seemed to suck out the very last bit of moisture I have in my hair. The Phytocitrus mask left my hair look really rather abused! Awful stuff for even slightly dryish hair in my opinion! However, Phyto 9 seems to be actually made for dry hair, but I can see that someone with REALLY dry hair will be disappointed in the punch this product packs.
I started to wash my (dry, highlighted, long, wavy) hair every third day only, and found that my lenghts and ends get drier with every day (while the roots get oilier, obviously), so I'm using this wonderful stuff for my lenghts and ends on no-wash days after brushing, to moisturise and "unify" the look. I also put it in my ends before I go to bed. It really does a great job at making my hair look (and feel) healthier, and it seems it works even better the longer you use it.
Phyto 9 has the consistency and feel of a facial moisturizer and in spite of all the oils in it it seems I could use up the whole tube before my hair would turn greasy from this. However, two smallish (but certainly bigger than pea-size) dollops make my dry (sometimes crunchy-dry!) ends so much softer and add a little bit of shine which I love.
The smell is not delicious but not terrible either and whatever it is like, it doesn't linger in your hair. I used to really like Potion No.9 by Sebastian (must be something about the number 9?) but the silicones in it caused build-up over time and eventually dried my hair out even more. I really like that this stuff doesn't seem to contain silicones. In difference to most products that somehow claim to have botanical ingredients but then actually rely on silicones to do the job, this product's main ingredient is "Althaea officinalis root extract" (whatever that is) and it does contain various plant oils and extracts.
However, as other reviewers have said you do go through a lot of this stuff fairly quickly so it really is quite expensive. But I like it so much that I'm on my second (btw: very travel-friendly) tube now and will repurchase as soon as I finished this one.
Well, so far so good! I'm glad I've decided to give this line a chance and Phyto 9 came to the recue for my extremely bad hair day yesterday with so much mist and rain. Later in the evening, I washed and conditioned my hair with Hempz Hyrating shampoo and Joico K-Pac Hydrating Treatment, and then I applied this product as a leave in. I love the results! FYI, I have black shoulder length relaxed hair. My hair was soft to the touch once my hair was dried. I then reapplied this cream as a hair moisturizer as I put some sponge rollers in my hair overnight to style my hair. This morning, my hair come out soft and bouncy with curls/waves! And my hair has a natural shine/brilliance. I have to admit I also applied a little of the Phyto relaxing balm to dry hair especially at the back, as there were some frizzy strands. Overall, I'm very pleased with PHyto 9, but it's soooo expensive! But, I love how it has no scent and it works! I hope with time, my hair will become more soft and manageable that I don't need to apply it too often. Next time I wash my hair I'll try the relaxing balm on wet hair, along with PHyto 9. I've read somewhere that a few people do that. Update: Oct. 3, 08. I've used up half the tube in a week! I still like this hair moisturizer (it's definitely better than average in performance), but it's too expensive for the amount you get and my hair is so thick that I need a lot. I will use the remaining product as a leave-in conditioner. A few days ago I discovered an amazing line called Blended Beauty and I'm now using "Silk Shake" as my daily hair moisturizer. This hair brand caters to those with natural curly hair regardless of the person's ethnic background.
I have naturally wavy, full, long hair. After getting highlights it got from being reasonably dry to very dry. Looking for some solution I purchased Neem Hair Oil from Dr Hauschka and Phyto 9 based on MUA reviews. First of all, Phyto 9 is ina very small tube and the small amount specified on the package gets lost in the quantitiy of hair I have. To get a minimum amount of product distributed in my hair, I have to use at least 3-4 times that and even after that my hair is dry. Very dry. This might work for somewhat dry hair but for my VERY dry hair it's similar to using tap water as a moisturizer. Very expensive too.
I have thick dry curly hair and after reading the reviews here I decided to try this product.It says it is for ultra dry hair so I thought this may be heavy for my hair but in the end it even dried my hair. Booo :( It is a pity since I liked the fact that this product is fragrance free.