If you have read my other posts, you might have noticed that I don’t suggest a specific relaxer to be the best. That is because it is nearly impossible to figure out the relaxer that would suit you without knowing your hair type. There are many relaxers out there and the basic purpose of any relaxer is to penetrate into the hair shaft and alter the texture of the hair. The ingredients used in the relaxer are aimed at achieving the result desired. Phytospecific is one such relaxer but the key here is it doesn’t use the ingredients used in many other relaxers. So, the typical lye ingredient Sodium Hydroxide isn’t there. It is a no-lye relaxer though they say its non-chemical and botanical etc. It claims to be chemical free and made from soy and egg extracts. I had used it on many clients as it has become more popular due to an array of celebrities like Oprah, Vanessa etc have claimed to be using it.
Phytorelaxer is bit expensive and if you want to get it done in the salon it can cost you a bit. The good thing about this relaxer is it always leaves your hair soft and silky. The phytorelaxer cannot be applied on already treated hair and they don’t have a product for colour treated hair. I would suggest you read all the instructions before applying the relaxer.
Phytorelaxer comes in 2 different strengths Index 1 and Index 2. Index 1 is for fine delicate hair and Index 2 is for dry resistant hair. The phytorelaxer just like Mizani and Affirm comes as a kit rather than a standalone product.
It is important not to wash your hair 3 days prior to and after using the phyto relaxer kit. Phytorelaxer contains Guanidine Carbonate. This is a chemical just like any other no-lye relaxer and I suggest people to not fall for their non-chemical myth. I am not a great fan of a company that claims to be all botanical when you know for sure there is no magical botanical product that can straighten and alter the texture of the hair. This can only be achieved by a high pH alkaline solution which is bound to have one or other form of chemical. Ok, let’s talk about phyto Kit now:
1. Pre-Care Balm
2. Straightening Cream
3. Inductor Index 1 and Index 2(actual relaxer)
4. Neutralising and Cleansing Emulsion
5. Milk Reconstructor – Conditioner which acts like a deep treatment
The pre-care balm is full of essential oil to nourish the hair before your relaxing treatment. This is specifically useful if your hair is dry and needs lots of moisture. If you have split ends I would suggest cutting them before applying the relaxer. The straightening cream just detangles your hair for easy application of relaxers. The Inductor is the actual relaxer than comes in 2 strengths. It‘s primary ingredient is guanidine carbonate. This is the primary ingredient in many other no-lye relaxers.
The neutralizing and cleansing emulsion is the neutralizer applied to wash away all the relaxers left in your hair. The milk reconstructor is a protein rich conditioner that seals and protects your hair. It leaves your hair super silky and it is one of the reasons that women like Phyto.
Our Verdict on Phytospecific Relaxer
It is decent relaxer that works fine and joins the lines of Affirm, Mizani etc. Though I am a tad bit concerned about the price and the company making false claims that is a non-chemical relaxer. It is definitely misleading to consumers.
Where to buy?
It is sold at Sephora.com. But, I found the cheapest ones sold at Amazon.
Have u used Phytospecific relaxers? Share your experiences below.