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Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:37 pm      Reply with quote
I have a lot of hair! It is fine, but there is an abundance of it at the back, with oodles of natural curl.

Straightening it requires a lot of effort,and a good straightening product. Over the years, I've tried a lot of these, and Phyto Phytodefrisant Relaxing Balm is one of the best! Very Happy

Unlike some straightening balms, this is not heavy, greasy, waxy, or smelly. A little bit goes a long way, and improves the condition of one's hair as they continue to use the product.

Clearly, others agree with me, as this product is consistantly rated as a favorite amongst readers of Allure and In-Style magazines.

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The above post is a review of the following product available at EDS:
Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm (100 ml / 3.5 oz)
Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm (100 ml / 3.5 oz)

99% plant-based lightweight straightening balm that preps hair for a smooth and sleek blow dry.

Also known as Phyto Phytodefrisant Relaxing Balm.

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Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:46 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Caspers Mum,

So glad you're recommending this. Do you think it will work for someone with coarse and prone-to -frizz hair, too?

Do you use it when your hair is still damp from washing and prior to styling? Can it be used as a leave-in treatment without blowdrying? I used to use Pantene Pro-V hair serum which I just put in my hair after I wash it without blowdrying my hair. It worked well. I also used it to touch up any poofiness later on. Does this work the same way as the serum?

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Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:54 pm      Reply with quote
I have been using this relaxing balm on and off over the years and I was very happy with it. It is certainly different with respect to it's texture.

Great review! Very Happy

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:24 pm      Reply with quote
I've never used the Pantene product that you're referring to, but when I've used this product, I've put it in my hair when it's wet and/or damp. No difference.


bkkgirl wrote:
Hi Caspers Mum,

So glad you're recommending this. Do you think it will work for someone with coarse and prone-to -frizz hair, too?

Do you use it when your hair is still damp from washing and prior to styling? Can it be used as a leave-in treatment without blowdrying? I used to use Pantene Pro-V hair serum which I just put in my hair after I wash it without blowdrying my hair. It worked well. I also used it to touch up any poofiness later on. Does this work the same way as the serum?

Thank you.

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:42 am      Reply with quote
Ooh, this sounds great - I have coarse, frizz-prone, naturally wavy/curly thick hair that I too attempt to straighten despite its best resistance efforts. I'd love to check this out - any chance we'll get to see ingredients posted on the EDS site soon? (And if not, could you indulge me pretty please?) Thanks for posting this! Very Happy

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:55 am      Reply with quote
Ingredients:
Ferula, Horseradish Extract, Garlic Extract, Sage, Botanical Gum.

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:01 pm      Reply with quote
WOW, haha. Does it smell OK?

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:21 pm      Reply with quote
Actually yes. Sounds like it should be good on a steak, huh? Wink

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I know, horseradish and garlic!? Sounds stinky! Glad to know that's not the case - I may need to request a sample of this with my next order.

Does anyone know what kind of "botanical gum" they use? I hate elusive ingredient lists!

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:27 pm      Reply with quote
ginnielizz wrote:
WOW, haha. Does it smell OK?


Smelled fine in my hair, and I am very picky about the scent of my hair products.

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Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:30 am      Reply with quote
I have been using this for the last twelve years on and off and I swear every tube smells slightly different. Always very botanical but never the same which I quite like because it makes me think the variations are due to the nuances of the plants they use and not some chemical blend.
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:55 am      Reply with quote
When I used to straighten my hair, I used this. It's a very good product, even on awfully frizzy hair.

I could actually smell the garlic in the tube and hated that, but it doesn't smell horribly and garlicky at all once it's on your hair.
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Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:23 am      Reply with quote
This product really does not work at all for me. I've tried it several times... both before blow drying and when leaving my hair curly. I swear I can hear my hair laughing when I put this on. "Relaxing Balm? hahahaha" Yeah, that's what I hear alright. Laughing
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:18 am      Reply with quote
I also tried it for few weeks. but it does not work for me !!!
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