I have another hair review for you lovelies, aren't you a lucky bunch?! So following stripping the red dye from my hair, and then giving it a little treat with the TRESemme Platinum Strength 60 second treatment shot, my hair was well on its way to getting back to it's beautiful shiny self. What I now needed to get my hands on was a decent protective shampoo and conditioner that would enhance and prolong colour, as I don't want to have to be recolouring again too soon!
I took the opportunity to ask my gorgeous sister, who is currently training to be a hairdresser, what she thought would be good and she managed to get her hands on a little samples of the Phyto Sublime Colour Hair Treatments.
In the set was the PhytoCitrus Colour Protect Radiance Shampoo, Phytobaume Colour Protect Express Conditioner and the Phyto Intense hydrating oil treatment hair oil. I had never heard of Phyto before. From the packaging, I am gathering they are quite possibly French and claim to be the 'pioneers in botanical hair care for over 40 years'. Good start, sounds like I may be able to trust them with my delicate locks.
Inside the box was 3 samples:
- Phytocitrus Colour protect radiance shampoo
- Phytobaume colour protect express conditioner
- Phyto Intense hydrating oil treatment
Starting with the shampoo, as you normally would when washing your hair (!), I emptied the contents into my hand. I thought it was a little thicker than the shampoos I normally use, but it lathered up really nicely on my hair and smelt gorgeous. There was a real organic and citrus-y scent to it which was lovely.
The conditioner was the same consistency I would have expected from a conditioner and it swept onto my hair really smoothly. Unusually for my hair, as it is long, the sample was actually enough to cover it all! It was a lovely honey colour and also smelt very natural with floral and fruity scents. Mmmmm!
I usually leave conditioners on for around 3-4 minutes, mainly for detangling purposes! (If I haven't told you before, my hair is a nightmare!)
I rinsed the conditioner out and moved onto the hydrating oil treatment. Because this is a salon sample, I had to decant the contents of the tube into an old heat protection bottle so I could spray onto the hair. If you buy the full product, it obviously already comes in one. I generously sprayed over my hair and left it to soak for 15 minutes before rinsing it off, as per the instructions.
Once my hair was completely dried, I could still notice the lovely fruity aroma hanging around, which was gorgeous! My hair also looked shinier and felt so much softer and full of life! The colour looked radiant and it really helped bring out the highlights and lowlights in my hair at the moment. I also noticed that it didn't lose its life after I straightened it, as I usually find it begins to look a bit duller if I use heat or any other products like hair spray.
I was really impressed with this, and am beginning to feel happy that I am finding a great combination of products to get some life back into my hair and keep it looking gorgeous!
If you want to get your hands on some Phyto products, Feel Unique stock a great range of them for decent prices!