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I don’t know if other people do this too, but I sometimes fantasize about the things I’d change about my appearance if I had a magical beauty wand. One of the things I’d definitely wish for myself is a full head of thick and healthy hair. Seriously, I get green – and every other color of the rainbow for that matter – with envy when I see women with gorgeous thick hair. I, unfortunately, was born with very thin and fine hair. If I dare to touch it with too many styling products or styling tools I start to shed, and when I’m stressed out the hair loss gets even worse. I really freak out sometimes when I see the amount of hair that I leave behind in the shower drain and see the trail of hairs that I leave behind all over the house… Lucky for me I recently discovered two products from the French brand Phyto that were developed for women that suffer from hair loss. I immediately started using both products, and today I’m ready to pass my judgement.
Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo
The Phytocyane line from Phyto targets women that suffer from hair loss. The Densifying Treatment Shampoo from the line contains ginkgo biloba extract and vitamin B6 that activate cell metabolism, grape seed extract that neutralizes free radicals and protects the hair, and 40% cinchona bark extract that stimulates hair growth and has a revitalizing effect.
The Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo comes in a very simple aluminium bottle. The texture of the shampoo is very different from what I’m used to: it feels kind of slippery, it’s very runny and it’s not at all creamy. It’s also transparent and has a very refreshing scent. The instructions – yes, this shampoo comes with instructions, this is serious business – revealed that the shampoo has a water-based formula that is derived from coconut oil. So I guess that explains the interesting texture.
You use the Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo like a normal shampoo, but instead of rinsing it out immediately it’s better to leave it in for a few minutes. That way the ingredients have some time to work their magic. Do I step out of the shower with a full head of Hollywood hair after I use this shampoo? No. But my hair does feel very light and clean, and hair that’s so light immediately looks better. You probably wouldn’t see a difference if I showed you a before and after pic, but at least my hair feels better, and that’s a start. And I also get the impression that I shed a little less, and that already means a lot to me.
Phyto Phytociane Growth Stimulating Anti-Thinning Hair Treatment
The new Phyto shampoo is just the first step in my anti-hair loss plan. It’s the infantry in my war against hair loss. But as soon as the infantry has done its job in the shower I bring out the big guns: the Phyto Phytociane Growth Stimulating Anti-Thinning Hair Treatment, an anti-hair loss treatment that has a clinically proven efficiency of 85%. In the box are 12 ampoules that contain ginkgo biloba extract and viburnum bark extract to promote cell metabolism and the production of keratin, grape seed extract to protect the hair, and vitamin B and silk protein to make the hair thicker and shinier. There’s also a tyrosine derivate in the formula that supposedly slows down the appearance of gray hair, which I guess is a nice little extra.
According to the instructions you can use the Phyto Phytociane Growth Stimulating Anti-Thinning Hair Treatment as an intensive treatment by using one ampoule three times a week every time you wash your hair, or as a way to maintain healthy hair by using an ampoule once a week. I went all out of course and decided to follow the intensive treatment. Every time I wash my hair I apply the Phyto Phytociane Growth Stimulating Anti-Thinning Hair Treatment on towel-dry hair. I just drizzle the liquid evenly all over my roots and scalp, and then gently massage it in.
To my relief the Phyto Phytociane Growth Stimulating Anti-Thinning Hair Treatment doesn’t make my already greasy hair even greasier. I don’t see or feel the product at all. So far I don’t have any new hair growth, but I do notice that I’ve been losing a bit less hair. And that is, like I said before, a great start!
Bottom line? So far it doesn’t look like I’ll wake up as a brunette version of Blake Lively any time soon. But I also don’t feel like I’m slowly morphing into Gollum anymore, and that’s a big relief!
You can find the products from the Phyto Phytocyane line at the pharmacy. The Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo costs 17.40 CHF and the Phyto Phytociane Growth Stimulating Anti-Thinning Hair Treatment will set you back 64.90 CHF.
Do you sometimes suffer from hair loss? What are your experiences with anti-hair loss treatments?