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PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm

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PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm

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PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm
 
4.5

(based on 163 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Defrizzes (107)
  • Smooths (104)
  • Softens hair (81)
  • Adds shine (73)
  • Smells great (47)

Cons

  • Sticky (6)
  • Dries-out hair (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Wavy hair (71)
  • Course hair (59)
  • Very curly hair (52)
  • Fine hair (36)
  • Straight hair (22)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (18), Very curly hair (13), Straight hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Product junkie (51), Survivalist / minimalist (33)

Reviewed by 163 customers

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2.0

Phyto Fail

By The Cheshire Cat

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Strong Hold

Cons

  • Doesn't Work
  • Dries-Out Hair
  • Sticky

Best Uses

  • Curly Hair
  • Thicker Hair

Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

I bought this to help straighten wavy, thick hair. No. It doesn't straighten or heat protect on its own. It is very sticky to apply and comb through. However, at least it doesn't stink like some of the other Phyto stuff does, so it gets 2 stars. It really doesn't have a smell at all (see Phyto, you are capable of not making products reek!). But it didn't do anything either. Maybe it works better for processed hair or for holding curls.

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
5.0

Love it! Doesn't weight your hair down

By Linda

from Chagrin Falls, Oh

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Dries-Out Hair

Best Uses

  • Curly Hair

Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

Love it

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
4.0

Very good Product!

By Shelby

from Orange County

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Sticky

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

I use this product daily. It's easy to use and very lightweight. Just a small amount needs to be applied. It helps tame my frizzy wavy hair.

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
5.0

I love it!

By Maggie

from Islip terrace ny

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Hold

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Thicker Hair
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

    Very easy to use, just rub through you hair and blow dry as usual!

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By Tracy

    from Houston, Tx

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

      I love this product, it helps keep my hair fizz free and knocks the wave out. My blow out always looks great.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow, straight, shiny hair in less time

      By Annie

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

        My hair is curly, fine and thinning, so I was skeptical on any straightening product, concerned it would flatten my hair. I use just a small amount of this Phyto balm and it helps tremendously with my blowouts. It maintains my straight or wavy style all day, without the frizz coming back, and does not weigh down my hair. Love this product. LOVE all the Phyto products, wished Ulta still carried Phytocyane shampoo...will have to buy it somewhere else.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Mona

        from 61704

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Straight Hair

          Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

          Need to offer larger shampoo. Liter

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          More Styling Gel Than Straightener

          By MishyMash

          from Bellevue, WA

          About Me Product Junkie

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Medium Hold
          • Non-Greasy
          • No Silicone
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Dries-Out Hair
          • No Straightening

          Best Uses

            Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

            Better than average performance as a medium-hold, styling gel with no visible signs of straightening for air-dried or heat-dried hair. A bit too crunchy and expensive for a gel -- returning.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            i will buy again & again

            By N/A

            from ca

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • cost $$

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Straight Hair
            • Thicker Hair
            • Travel

            Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

            great stuff

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            This is the best straightening balm!

            By Melanie

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair
              • Thinner Hair

              Comments about PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical Straightening Balm:

              This is the only straightening balm that actually works for me.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

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              • Q:

                Can this product be used on relaxed hair?
                Asked on 3/26/2018 by Ang1000 from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hello,
                  Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm a heat-activated botanical balm that prepares the hair for a smooth and sleek blow dry who has unruly, frizzy and rebellious hair.
                  On a relaxed hair, you can use ULTRA-SMOOTHING MASK.

                  Answered on 3/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Phyto
              • Q:

                Is the BOTANICAL STRAIGHTENING BALM the same formula as the HAIR RELAXING BALM? In the blue and white package?
                Asked on 11/13/2017 by Sara from Little Rock, AR

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, the old packaging had slightly a slightly different name, however it should still say- "Phytodefrisant."
                  -PHYTO Paris

                  Answered on 11/16/2017 by Brand Expert from PHYTO
              • Q:

                Does this product have silicone?
                Asked on 10/29/2017 by smurphy from Philadelphia

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  No, it does not. It is a beautiful, weightless, silicone free product!
                  -PHYTO Paris

                  Answered on 10/31/2017 by Brand Expert from PHYTO
              • Q:

                My hair has been always been wavy but easily blowdried straight. I have ridiculously thick hair too. My prob-Over the past couple of years the entire back of my hair has turned into kinky tight curls when wet. Not the front,just the backside. Ugh! Impossible to blow dry and even straightening it is nearly impossible. Will this help relax the curls at all, to get an easier 'straight' appearance? Is there any product available that helps extreme curls to be easier straightened? Thank you for the help!!
                Asked on 10/19/2017 by HalfCurly from Ok

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Unruly hair can be tough to deal with. Fortunately, there is PHYTODEFRISANT! It will make the hair softer and more manageable so it will be easier to straighten. It does not technically relax the curls, but you will find them easier to style with this product. Apply to wet hair, comb through, and then blow-dry/ style as usual.
                  -PHYTO Paris

                  Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from PHYTO
              • Q:

                I don't want to use heat on my hair aka blow dry it, will this still straighten my hair if it air dries?
                Asked on 8/20/2017 by ash from nc

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello,
                  Unfortunately, It is heat activated.

                  We recommend using PHYTO SPECIFIC Curl Legend Curl Energizing Spray to create frizz free curls that are soft and bouncy!

                  Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Phyto Paris
              • Q:

                I have read different instructions for this product on different websites. Can it be applied after conditioner? Does hair need to be towel dried or sopping wet? Can it be applied after every wash or is it a hair treatment for once a week use?
                Asked on 8/19/2017 by Uk from Uk

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello,
                  It can be applied to towel dried hair.
                  It can be applied after every wash and everyday before styling your hair. It is heat activated so best used with heat.

                  Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Phyto Paris
              • Q:

                Is this product semi-permanent or for regular use? If semi-permanent, how long does one use usually last?
                Asked on 12/30/2016 by Natti from Salt Lake City

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This is a daily use styling product. The results are temporary.

                  Answered on 12/30/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Is this product safe for hair extensions? Will it help reduce the frizzy/puffiness?
                Asked on 12/3/2016 by hg from Nevada

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Please consult the manufacturer of your extensions or the professional stylist who performed your extension service prior to use. Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm is designed to soften and smooth frizzy, unruly hair.

                  Answered on 12/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Does this product also act as a heat protectant?
                Asked on 8/4/2016 by Shanna from USA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                What is the difference between the new product (packaging?) and the old blue and white one? Does the new one have the same formula?
                Asked on 4/13/2016 by cookie from red bank, new jersy

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This is the exact same formula; Phytodefrisant is one of Phyto's iconic products that Mr. Ales created 5 decades ago. :-)

                  Answered on 4/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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