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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Review | PhytoKeratine Ultra-Repairing Hair Mask

I was lucky enough to win this PhytoKeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask from FeelUnique on their Twitter a few weeks ago, and was super excited to receive it and give it a go, particularly as it's free of silicon unlike my beloved Tresemme Keratin Smooth Masque and the ever-popular Macadamia Deep Repair Mask, both of which I've reviewed previously.
PhytoKeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask Review 2
Produced by French brand Phyto, the Ultra-Repairing Mask for weakened, damaged hair boasts ingredients including botanical keratin, hyaluronic acid complex, ceramides, and pomegranate extract, claiming to offer, "Healthy and beautiful hair through plants." I take exception to this statement because, since hair is dead, no product on earth will make it healthy. It's dead. However, healthy-looking and beautiful hair is something we all crave, so I was still keen to give it a go. The box is lovely, expensive-looking silver card with the ingredients printed on the bottom, and some information and directions on the side:
"The ultimate deep conditioning treatment for intense repair, this luxurious mask restores body, elasticity, and lustre to the most weakened, damaged hair. Botanical keratine, injected deep into the hair fibre, rebuilds its inner core. The synergy of two breakthrough hyaluronic acids helps hair achieve maximum hydration by attracting and retaining moisture, while working on the surface to plump the hair. Ceramides smooth and repair the hair's outer layer at all levels of hair erosion. Replenished, hair regains its suppleness, silkiness and strength. Directions for use: After shampooing, apply product on damp or towel-dried hair. Fine to medium textured hair: Apply a small amount of products from lengths to ends. Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Coarse and very dry hair: Apply a quarter-size amount of product from lengths to ends. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly."
Review PhytoKeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask
On opening the box, I have to say I was disappointed by the cheap-looking screw-top plastic container; when you're spending £20+ on a hair mask, I'd expect something a little fancier looking. That said, it's what inside that really matters, so I tried not to let the packaging put me off too much and was still keen to give it a go. The packaging redeems itself slightly by having an inner foil seal, which I always like as it reassures you about the hygiene of the product, and the logo on the top of the lid is a nice touch too. The mask itself is quite thick in texture, creamy yellow in colour, and lightly scented; nothing you can put your finger on, just a pleasant, clean, salon type of smell. It has an almost gel-like texture when you scoop it out of the pot, and spreads easily through towel-dried hair. I leave it for around ten minutes, generally, whilst I shave my legs and that sort of thing, before rinsing out with cool water, which doesn't take too much effort.
PhytoKeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask Review
Once my hair is dry, I have noticed that it looks a lot smoother than before using the mask, and it feels softer too. My dry ends are decidedly less dry, and my split ends don't look as bad. However, it does feel like there's a slight residue on the lengths of my hair, despite rinsing thoroughly. It doesn't make my hair feel limp or greasy so I can't complain too much, but just a point to consider. I feel like the results last for one wash after use, but after the second wash I can't really notice a difference; I've only been using the mask once a week for three weeks, so this might improve in time, but for now I'm quite happy with the results as I usually only wash my hair three times a week anyway, which means it spends more than half the week looking nicer than usual!
Overall, I do feel like this mask has definite benefits for my hair, leaving it smoother, softer and sleeker, but for me it's beyond my budget and not something I'm likely to repurchase in the near future. If I had the money to spare, this is something I could see myself adding into my routine to use on a weekly basis.
PhytoKeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask is available from FeelUnique, priced at £22 for 200ml.
Have you tried Phyto's Hair Mask? What's your favourite deep treatment for your hair?

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  1. The lid does look a bit rubbish... I am using a label.m mask currently and it is so lovely xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

  2. Ah it sounds like an amazing mask but it's a bit too pricey for my liking too.. I've never tried anything from Phyto before. I think i'd rather use a Redken intensive conditioner instead for around £16 xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. Something to look into when my hair get's little longer :) I ordered from FeelUnique Phyto PhytoPhanere Fortifying Capsules for hair & Nails. Can't wait to get my package :)

  4. definitely expensive.
    But i think it'll be cheaper than going for spa treatments

  5. I've tried this before and i didn't like it at all! I found it made my hair really frizzy :( xo


  6. I'm using a mask by a company called Arbonne at the moment and it's fantastic :)

    I've never tried anything by Phyto before but congratulations on winning the competition, always great to get a product for free xo

  7. I seriously love hair masks... I always get them from Lush. I wonder if I can get this in the US It looks very creamy!

    xo, Janelle @ GlamorousMama

  8. it looks like a lovely mask!

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  9. It is rather expensive but I'd say that it would last you quite a long time as the tub looks quite big :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  10. It looks really thick!
    Aww such a shame that you didnt see same results on the second attempt. £22 is so expensive for a one time wonder lol! I've been using Pantene Hair repair which isn't phenomenal but gives nice results :)

  11. Hello! Sorry to bother you, could you take a photo of the ingredients list from the box? I couldn't find the list anywhere on the internet. Thank you in advance.

    1. Do you have a Twitter I can send you a photo to? Thanks :) xo

    2. I don't have a Twitter, could you send to my mail -> ljiljaninmejl@gmail.com? Thanks a lot. :) xo


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