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PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2

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PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2 for normal to thick hair, perfectly straightens all hair types with maximum security. Formulated with egg and soy active extracts, Phytorelaxer is odorless and does not contain lye. Paraben-free, silicone-free, not tested on animals.

Includes:

  • Pre-Care Balm (0.33 oz.)
  • Straightening Cream (7.6 oz.)
  • Index Inductor 2 (2.0 oz.)
  • Neutralizing and Cleansing Emulsion (4.22 oz.)
  • Milky Restructurer (2.0 oz.)
Use as directed. Maybe used every 6 to 8 weeks. Follow directions to determine specific relaxing time. Depending on hair type and condition, processing time may be up to 30 minutes. For best results, neutralize hair with Neutralizing Cleansing Emulsion directly after relaxing process.

Do's & Don'ts:
  • Always do a strand test before relaxing.
  • Do not apply relaxer directly to scalp.
  • PhytoSpecific Relaxers contain no lye. However, like with any relaxer, you must carefully follow directions, to avoid potential skin and scalp burns, hair loss and eye injury.
  • Do not use if scalp is irritated or inflamed, or shows signs of abnormal condition.
  • Do not use on bleached hair, henna treated hair or on hair dyed or relaxed with products containing metallic substances.
  • Do not use after coloring your hair with permanent hair color. Wait at least 3 weeks before relaxing your hair, and proceed only if hair shows no sign of damage.
  • Do not use on permanently waved or curly permed hair, or hair that has had a chemical curl.
  • Do not pre-shampoo hair. Wait at least 3 days after last shampoo before relaxing your hair.
  • Do not wet or manipulate scalp in any way before application.
  • Do not use hot combs, pressing irons, or any other heated implements with the relaxer.
  • Do not use hot combs 8 days before or immediately after using relaxer.
  • Do not cut hair before relaxing.
  • Use only products contained in this kit.
  • If you have braided hair, undo braids then shampoo and condition hair 1 week prior to using relaxer.
Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oi, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Isopropyl Myristate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, BHA, BHT.

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PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2
 
4.2

(based on 25 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (10)
  • Smooths & softens (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Improves hair health (8)
  • Improves texture (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Thick hair (11)
  • Curly hair (9)
  • Women (4)
  • Dry hair (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (6), Brand buyer (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Budget shopper (3), Product junkie (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!! MUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!!!

By Angie

from Charlotte NC

About Me Professional Stylist

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Detangles
  • Gives Hair Body
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Improves Texture
  • Smooths & Softens

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Thick Hair

    Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

    Phenomenal product works extremely well on African American textures who wants to transition from Natural to Relax without compromising the integrity of the hair by using harsh chemicals. I've used these products for 7 years and never had any complaints or bad experiences. It's very important to follow ALL directions, consult thoroughly with clients and perform pre-treatments. Also the clients must prior to service, Agree to return in 1/2 weeks for follow up treatments.
    This product is a System if proper analysis and treatments are not rendered, the hair can lack moisture and feel like straw.
    In my Salon we explained to the clients prior to receiving the Service, the importance of investing in this System; their expected follow up treatments which produces phenomenal results!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would by this product again!

    By DanielleDenice

    from Atlanta, Ga

    About Me Professional Stylist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Detangles
    • Gentle
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Improves Texture
    • Smooths & Softens

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fine Hair
      • Thick Hair

      Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

      I have a client that loves this relaxer for her hair and I love it too! I don't use it on all clients, but it is a great product and I love how her styles after using this product.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Okay

      By Kat

      from Baltimore

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Dry Hair
          • Thick Hair

          Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

          Over priced.. Works no better than a relaxer kit bought at the drug store..

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm spoiled!!!!

          By Queen

          from Dallas Tx

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Detangles
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Improves Texture
          • Smooths & Softens

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Thick Hair

            Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

            I am hooked on this product. Once you own a Rolls, you don't want a Cadillac. This relaxer is the Rolls Royce of all relaxers.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I will FOREVER buy this product!!!

            By Elizabeth

            from Texas

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Detangles
            • Gentle
            • Great Smell
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Improves Texture
            • Smooths & Softens

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Thick Hair

              Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

              It's an organic hair perm. I'm SHOOK at how go this is. I have extremely thick and very very coarse hair and this worked like a charm!!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              did a good job

              By Kat

              from Glen Burnie,MD

              Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

              relaxed hair last week and it did great. will purchase again.

              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Yeahhhh don't know where people are getting no damage from..

              By Jenny

              from Mn

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

              • Uh, may hair is straighter.. but dead.

              Cons

              • DAMAGE!! Sooo much Damage!!!
              • Did not even leave in long!!!
              • Leaves Residue
              • Made the healthiest parts of my hair like straw!

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

              So I saw all the amazing reviews on this! But I only have one part of my hair dyed so I did that last to be safe, and the rest of my hair is in dyed. Not to mention I left in for very little time to avoid the risk of damage. Well my hair came out looking like electrified straw... I'm just sad I was so hyped for this
              the cheap one I used years ago when I tried this, was more gentle, just smelled nasty.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I have used this for a year now and love it!!

              By Curlykid

              from Detroit, mi

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Gentle
              • Improves Hair Health
              • Improves Texture
              • Smooths & Softens

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Thick Hair

                Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

                This helps relax very tight coarse curly hair.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great relaxer.. no damage..

                By Valerie

                from Nassau County, New York

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Detangles
                • Gentle
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Improves Texture
                • Smooths & Softens

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Dry Hair
                  • I need a touch up every month.
                  • Thick Hair

                  Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

                  This is the only relaxer that I would use. African american hair.. this works

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great relaxer

                  By Bola

                  from New York

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adds Shine
                  • Gentle
                  • Smooths & Softens

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Thick Hair

                    Comments about PHYTO SPECIFIC Phytorelaxer Index 2:

                    I like it, did as described.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

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                    • Q:

                      can I use this product if I have recently (~1month) used a thermal active smoothing styling cream from Dark and Lovely ?
                      Asked on 5/28/2018 by wilda from US

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hello,Phyto Recommends not to apply the PHYTORELAXER on hair that is treated with other products before. Never conduct a relaxer service without a consultation. Do perform a strand test before relaxing the hair.

                        Answered on 5/29/2018 by Official Answer from Phyto from Brand Answer
                    • Q:

                      Why does my hair smell do bad if there are no chemicals in this product??? Also it made my scalp itchy, dry and red!!
                      Can I use a flat iron after it is blown out?
                      Thank you
                      Asked on 9/3/2017 by Nicole from NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello,
                        I am sorry that you had itchiness and for the smell.

                        You can use a flat iron afterwards but we do not suggest that you use a heavy blow dry right after using the relaxer. The sulfur smell is an action from the egg and soy mixture when the neutralizing emulsion made from from cider vinegar is used. The smell can linger if not rinsed well enough,
                        Relaxers are not supposed to be applied to the scalp. It should never make the scale itchy because it's never supposed to touch it. When rinsing and if not rinsed well enough, their can be some sensitivity at the scalp.

                        Must follow the protocol prior to applying in the instructions

                        Answered on 9/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Phyto Paris
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used on previously chemically relaxed hair?
                      Asked on 8/30/2017 by MJ from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello,
                        The Phytorelaxer can only be applied to new growth without overlapping the demarcation line.

                        Thank you,
                        PHYTO Paris expert

                        Answered on 9/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Phyto Paris
                    • Q:

                      Q1: I just need clarification. So the Phytorelaxer should not be used on any color treated hair regardless of how long ago the hair was colored?

                      Q2: If the Phytorelaxer was used prior to color application and now the person colors their hair (72 hours to 2 weeks later), does that mean during the retouch/2nd application the person/purchaser will be unable to use the remains of the product because now their hair is color treated even if it's 4 months later the initial application?
                      Asked on 6/4/2017 by Nikki from Belmont, NC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Q1: A relaxer cannot be used on hair that has been colored two levels or more lighter than the natural color and can never be applied to bleached hair.

                        Q2: You can definitely relax the hair BEFORE coloring--- wait 5-7 days the color AFTER that. Just remember you can never run a relaxer over previously relaxed, bleached or colored hair. It must be applied to the regrowth only following the retouch application protocols. Be careful not to overlap the demarcation line from where the hair was previously colored.
                        -PHYTO Paris

                        Answered on 6/7/2017 by Brand Expert from PHYTO
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used on Caucasian hair?
                      Asked on 2/24/2017 by Gin from Fernandina Beach , Fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this kit can be used on normal, thick, and resistant hair (all ethnicities).

                        Answered on 4/24/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have a question about the timing. I use this on my son's short hair. ( I get two straightening out of the product.) Is the smoothing an active process or can you simple smooth once and leave it for the length of time indicated if it stays smooth with product on it? Because his hair is short, it doesn't take very long to smooth but I think the product needs to remain on longer.
                      Asked on 1/10/2017 by Curly's mom from Santa Monica, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Response from Phyto:

                        "Straightening process time is different for everyone; the straightening cream recommendation is 7- 28 minutes before the rinsing step, then the neutralizing process with the neutralizing emulsion.

                        It is important to follow the protocols in the Phytorelaxer; timing is quite individual. The protocols in the box will assist in proper timing AFTER a strand test is performed.

                        Once the application is complete and the desired straightening effect is achieved according to the proper timing, it is then that you can proceed to the rinsing and neutralizing process."

                        Answered on 1/12/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you do a protein treatment after the neutralizer?
                      Asked on 8/10/2016 by Navachi from Humble TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please follow the full protocol of the Phytorelaxer instructions and all that is included in the kit - it's best to use the INCLUDED Phyto Specific Milky Reconstructor because it is a non-rigid protein treatment that works best after an alkali process and is created for completion of the Phytorelaxers.

                        Answered on 8/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I do a protein treatment after applYing the relaxer?
                      Asked on 8/9/2016 by Navachi from Humble TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please follow the full protocol of the Phytorelaxer instructions and all that is included in the kit - it's best to use the INCLUDED Phyto Specific Milky Reconstructor because it is a non-rigid protein treatment that works best after an alkali process and is created for completion of the Phytorelaxers.

                        Answered on 8/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Which shampoos and conditioners should I use After relaxing my hair? I've heard not to use a sulfate shampoo or any containing sodium chloride?
                      Asked on 12/7/2015 by TG from Mobile, Alabama

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        All of Phyto and Phyto Specific Shampoos are safe for any type of relaxer or chemical process on the hair, as they do not use a chemical surfactant; they use a coconut oil derived cleansing base.

                        We recommend to use the Phyto Specific Shampoos and Masks, specifically the Ultra Smoothing Shampoo and Mask to maintain the hair.

                        Answered on 12/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How long should I wait after semi-permanent coloring before using this relaxer
                      Asked on 9/23/2015 by janet from sanford fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend to wait at least 5 to 10 days after a relaxer to do any permanent color process on the hair after a Phytorelaxer - no matter what index it is. If you are using a semi permanent that's ammonia free, those options can be used more readily, but we still recommend waiting at least 72 hours unless your hair is being professionally done and you're using a hair color that does not contain accelerant or ammonia.

                        Answered on 10/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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