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Product Review: Phytonectar Pre-Shampoo Oil Treatment

Sometimes I feel as though my hair is so parched that all the conditioner in my shower (and trust me, that's a lot) isn't going to do the trick. Unfortunately, most leave-in conditioners just weigh my hair down into an icky matted mess. So when I came across this Phytonectar Pre-Shampoo Oil Treatment ($30) I was excited.

As it turns out, I was excited with good reason. First of all, this stuff smells downright amazing — it's not even a touch perfume-y or sweet. The thick oil produced by the sturdy pump smelled herbal but not medicinal, with a hint of chamomile. Two to three generous drops warmed quickly in the hands, then massaged into hair from tips to scalp, is all you need. I like to put a little extra just on my ends to really soak them in the nourishing solution. If my scalp is feeling at all dry or itchy, a little bit of this massaged directly into it helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

This is meant to be applied 15-20 minutes pre-shower and then rinsed out, but I put it on at night and sleep in it, then rinse it out in the morning. A warning, though: unless your hair is genuinely dry, coarse, or frizzy, or you're having a freak dry spell, I would not recommend this product. The thick oil would weigh your hair down if it wasn't in need of a good quenching. But, if you're like me and sometimes you really need a super dose of hair-quenching moisture, this is just what the doctor ordered.

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idawson idawson 9 years
looking forward to trying!!!!
bealotus bealotus 9 years
I've used it, I liked it but I guess my hair was really dry at the moment cause I used the whole bottle in less than one month. haha And it was expensive. linday_love: I have the fekkai glossing cream and it's really good. I use it after blowdrying my hair,to make my hair shiny.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
thanks!i went to sephora yesterday and saw it,but i grabbed the fekkai glossing cream(what do you think of that one?)=)!Well when I'm done with it I'll try this one!Thanks,i think leave-in conditioner is really important
mmgt2012 mmgt2012 9 years
Thanks, Bella! I'm definitely going to try this! I checked it out on and I can't believe it's the same price here in the UK as in the States! That never happens! Let's hope it tames my unruly locks (I definitely fall in the frizzy/damaged category).
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
My stylist gave me samples of this, but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for reminding me! :)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Sounds like it would be nice for me. I have thick, dry, frizzy hair I'll keep it in mind.
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 9 years
Great recommendation! I've got to try this!
nancita nancita 9 years
Oooh, this sounds like it would be great for treating the dry ends of my long hair. Never heard of it before!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Hi everyone! A few answers to your questions... ffemt1201, yep, you wash it out in the shower, shampoo and condition as usual. San Diego Love- You could definitely apply it only to the ends of your hair! A lot of people have the same problem as you: oily scalp and dry ends. I would also suggest only using your conditioner from the nape of the neck, down, and avoiding conditioning your scalp altogether. natalia24- The product itself is a dark yellowish color, but it doesn't contain any ingredients that should change the color of your hair. I have a blonde friend who has used this product with no problems, but if you think it is altering your hair color, I would suggest using less of the product, and maybe rinsing it out sooner rather than sleeping it in. Hope this helps! Thanks!
natalia24 natalia24 9 years
hey bella what color is your hair? Because i am blond and i tried this, i left it on my hair all night and in the morning i realized my hair color changed. I was no longer blond, my hair turned ugly yellow. i think this product is good for brunets only. what do you guys think?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Thanks Bella :)
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 9 years
As with my skin, I have combination hair. Dry ends...not oily but oilier roots that tend to get greasy with too much touching and product. I would love to try this..but only applying it from the nape down. Bella, what do you think?
hebrew-hunny hebrew-hunny 9 years
I have this and love it. I put it in at night and wash out in the morning as well.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I'll stick with my Infusium...
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 9 years
i would definitely like to try this you shampoo it out once in the shower??
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