As for me, one of Phyto's products - the Sebo-regulating shampoo is actually my holy grail shampoo which had worked wonders for my oily scalp ever since I first bought it years ago.
Today I won't be touching on that product but instead, I'll talk about Phyto's Phytocyane for thinning hair.
Mistakenly believed to be strictly a male's disease, statistics have shown that as many as 45 percent of all women experience hair loss and go through life without a full head of hair.
Phyto offers the best botanical hair loss solution for women's hair loss with 85% effectiveness.
With more than 72 million ampoules sold worldwide, and Singapore alone sold over 600,000 pieces and winning 3 local beauty awards, Phytocyane Revitalizing Thinning Hair Treatment unveils and updated and modern look that takes it to the next generation of scalp and hair care.
It was my first time being introduced to the Phyto's hair loss treatment range.
During the event, there's also a video clip being played repeatedly on the screen. It is one of the video cut from Lady First Singapore (女人我最大-新加坡）
This is the video being played - Lady First program talks about hair scalp and Phyto. (In Mandarin)
Topic aside~ At the Le Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar (#02-314 Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre) we were served with various dishes and the last dessert served on top of dry ice is pretty cool! I had mango and the other is Avocado and both were super yummy. ^_^
About Hair Life Cycle
At the event, we were infused with the knowledge of hair growth and hair loss. So here I am, imparting some of my knowledge to all of you before I begin with Phyto product introduction. ^-^
In general, an average person has 20 - 25 cycles of hair growth. (eg, we have 2 teeth cycles)
Everyday, we shed around 50 hair strands as it is part of the regular functioning of our scalp and hair's life cycle. There are times we shed a little bit more or less than that amount but the density of our hair will not change because for every hair that we lose, there are new hair growing at the same time.
In the hair life cycle, most of the hair are in the active growth phase. The active (Anagen) phase normally lasts between 3-7 years and then it will turn into regression (Catagen) phase.
The regression phase is at the state where hair stops growing and the follicle shrinks. This normally lasts 3 weeks.
Thereafter, it turns into resting (Telogen) phase. In the resting phase, hair follicles stops making hair and eventually hair falls out (found in the drain when we shower, in our comb, on your shirt etc). This phase will continue for 3 months before it returns to growing phase again.
For a normal scalp, about 90% of our hairs are usually in the active phase and 10% are in the resting phase.
If the scalp is losing hair more than it is growing, hair loss is then considered excessive.
Women's hair loss (female-pattern alopecia) is identified with increasing thinning all over the scalp with noticeable reduced hair density along the frontal hairline and crown of the scalp.
The most common causes of this condition includes:
- abrupt hormonal changes (increase or decrease of estrogen aka female hormones due to pregnancy, contraceptive pills)
- diet deficiency of iron and protein (usually caused by excessive menstrual flow)
- stress (can be physical or emotional)
- prolong intake of strong medication
- sudden weight loss
- the use of unsuitable hair care products
On the other hand, hair loss can also be affected by other factors such as cosmetics reasons like hair dyeing, bleaching, hot curling, tight braiding which could contribute to overall hair thinning. Another factor is of course by aging, where the rate of hair growth slows down, hair gradually becomes thin and the overall hair density eventually reduces.
The good news though is that hair loss can be treated. ^_^
My hair analysis
Below shows my scalp & hair analysis by Training & Events Manager, Nora Tien using a hair and scalp scanner analyzer. (I can be serious-looking when comes to hair topic. Lolx~)
The analyzer magnifies the image of my scalp and hair. In the pic below, it clearly shows that I have an oily scalp (see the glossy areas, that is basically the sebum reflecting the light) with very thin hair (smaller hair diameter than most people) which I actually already knew since young ^_^. Hence that's also the reason why I don't do hair rebond and I love volumnizing hair products.
More often than not, sweaty scalp can be mistaken as oily scalp because both could make the hair look oily and flat.
For every healthy hair follicle (the pores on our scalp), there should be 2-4 strands of hair growing out from each follicle. As for my case, it range from 1 to 3 hair strands for each follicle, which is still considered rather ok.
On some parts of my scalp, there are little flakes which are actually dandruff (shown below at bottom right of the image). It is however not a major issue to me because I seldom have dandruff problems unless I just bleached or dyed my hair. Dandruff are actually large clumps of flakes and flakes are skin that shed prematurely and being built up on our scalp. Such condition are usually caused by inflammations on the scalp.
I have several clogged pores found too during the analysis, these are commonly caused by the ingredient silicone (non-water soluble type. Read more about silicone in shampoos) from the hair products we use. Clogged pores can lead to hair thinning because hair follicle cannot build new hair when the 'entrance' is blocked.
The back of my head is however not doing so well because I'm diagnosed with an aging scalp! On this area, the scalp appears less oily and has a uneven surface.
For my scalp condition, it is diagnosed with both oily & aging scalp, clogged pores and thinning hair.
Besides the above conditions, I also have receding hairline.Well, that simply explains that I am aging already... lolx~
With the hair expert's explanations, I now know that most mass brand products do not use water soluble silicone. With silicone in shampoos and conditioners, yes it could make our hair look shiny, silky and frizz-free, but at the same time it could clog our hair follicles resulting to hair thinning problems.
Because our face and scalp shares the same skin, hence using non-comedogenic skincare and makeup (such as containing mineral oils) along our hairline could also do the same to that area.
Phyto, which is Greek for 'derived from plants', is a pioneer in merging active plant botanicals with moden science, for wholesome formulas to restore hair back to its beautiful and healthiest condition. Clinically proven for effectiveness and performance, these naturally derived formulas are packaged in 100 percent recyclable containers such as glass and aluminium, delivering its 40 years old philosophy of respect for hair and nature.
As a pioneering visionary, Patrick Alès, founder of the brand, was able to use the secrets of nature for the beauty of the hair.
Groundbreaking Patrick Alès registered the name PHYTOTHERATHRIE* in 1967 and was the first cosmetic brand to use the prefix PHYTO.
*phyto = plants, thera = therapy, thrie (from trixos) = hair
- Silicone free
- Paraben free
- Phenoxyethanol free (fragrance also a preservative)
- No synthetic dyes
- No mineral oils
- Minimum preservatives
Phytopolléine Universal Elixir
In 1965, Phyto created an universal elixir Phytopolleine in response to the first step in the "deep treatment" concept; the first hair care product to use essential oils, 100% botanical, contains the equivalent of 1,750 g of fresh plants in its 25-ml bottle, specifically developed to prepare the scalp for further treatments, by cleansing and stimulating it.
Phytopolleine is a treatment specifically developed for the treatment of all types of scalps. It cleanses scalp, balances sebum secretion and tones blood vessels. The scalp is stimulated and rediscovers its normal condition; vigor and beauty is restored to hair.
Ingredients: Roseary, Cypress, Eucaluptus, Lemon, Cajuput and Sage essential oils & botanical corn germ oil.
Recommended for: Dry, Oily or Dandruff condition.
How to use?
1. Apply Phytopolleine onto dry scalp strand by strand, using the dropper bottle (approx 30 drops).
2. Gently massage the scalp to evenly distribute the product, and leave on for 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with a shampoo adapted to the type of scalp.
- Use Phytopolleine once or twice a week
- Leave Phytopolleine on all night long for maximum action
- Do not use the day before hair color or discoloration
- Avoid sun exposure during the pose.
Phytophanère Hair & Supplement
When it is first launched in 1986, Phytophanere made headlines in the world of beauty as Phyto is the 1st brand to innovate the concept of 'Oral Beauty' and offer a dietary supplement with cosmetics aim.
All acitive ingredients in Phytophanere are of natural origins. Each capsule of Phytophanere contains reservoir of Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins for multiple benefits for hair, nails and skin. It strengthens hair and nails, promote healthy hair growth and maintains scalp, hair and skin optimal quality.
Phytophanere also provide anti-free radical and anti-oxidant protection for a powerful anti-aging action on the hair and skin.
Recommended for: dull and weak hair, brittle nails and also those undergoing Phyto hair loss treatments.
Take 1 capsules daily, with a glass of water, preferably in the morning.
Phytocyane Revitalizing Thinning Hair Treatment
In 1992, Phyto produce the first age-defying treatment to revitalize thinning hair women. (That's me alright! Lolx~)
The first hair care product using grapeseed procyanidins and Ginkgo Biloba, designed to treat reactional or temporary hair loss in women. Phytocyane concentrate is a comprehensive treatment with both anti-hair loss and age-defying properties.
Phytocyane Revitalizing Thnning Hair Treatment fights and prevents female-pattern alopecia through the four activities of:
1. Regeneration and strengthening of hair bulb with botanical active ingredients.
2. Triggering hair regrowth.
3. Delay the onset of greying hair.
4. Enhance the beauty of hair by giving it hydration and volume, while imparting a natural shine.
How to use?
1. Break the ampoule open at the white ring and attach the applicator.
2. Apply directly onto scalp section by section after shampoo and towel dry.
3. Massage gently with fingertips to facilitate absorption.
4. Do not rinse. Style hair as usual.
5. Perform treatment three times a week for a month.
- For prolonged effectiveness and visible results, carry out a three months programme.
- For optimum results, complement treatment with Phytopolleine Universal Elixir, Phytocyane Revitalizing Shampoo and Phytophanere Hair and Nails Supplement.
Phytocyane Revitalizing Shampoo for Thinning Hair
A revitalizing shampoo formulated to address temporary thinning caused by stress, fatigue, pregnancy, medication, or seasonal changes.
Enjoy denser, more lustrous-looking hair with this unique combination of botanicals that prepare the scalp for Phytocyane Treatment.
- Combats free radicals to protect the hair bulb
- Boosts cellular exchanges and energizes the scalp
- Stimulates and increases microcirculation.
- Leaves hair silky-smooth and with added body.
- Formulated without Parabens, Synthetic dyes, Petrochemicals.
Recommended for anyone experiencing temporary hair loss due to stress, seasonal changes, pregnancy, menopause, medication, etc.
How to use?
1. Apply a quarter size amount of shampoo to wet hair.
2. Gently massage into lather
3. Leave lather on for 2-3 minutes.
4. Rinse thoroughly
- For best results, follow with Phytocyane treatment.
Phytolium 4 Chronic thinning hair treatment
4 patents, 4 actions, the first anti-hair loss treatment formulated with plant stem cells.
Supported by 4 patents, PHYTOLIUM 4 fights thinning hair on 4 different levels.
1. Extends the hair's life cycle
2. Prevents hair thinning
3. Encourages healthy hair growth
4. Adds density
The sooner you treat your hair loss, the sooner you will slow it down.
How to use?
1. After shampooing, apply using the applicator to damp hair over the whole scalp, section by section
2. Gently massage in to distribute the product
3. Style as usual
Phytolium Strengthening Treatment Shampoo
This complex of energizing ingredients boosts and prolongs the effectiveness of PHYTOLIUM 4 anti-hair loss treatment.
Hair is revitalized, leaving it strong and thick. 100% natural fragrance.
This shampoo combines rooibos extract, known for its stimulating and toning properties, with cinchona bark, that energizes hair bulb and fortifies the scalp. Vitamin B3 and zinc trace elements combined with ginseng and sage extracts restore vitality and strength to hair.
For optimum results, use a fortifying treatment after your shampoo.
Phytostim Fortifying Spray
PHYTOSTIM spray is a real energy boost, to stimulate natural hair growth and support healthy new growth.
Anti-thinning effect for 86%* of the subjects after 8 weeks.
*Clinical study conducted by an independent laboratory on 20 volunteers
Shiitake mushroom extract, combined with grapeseed procyanidins and cananga essential oil protect the area surrounding the hair bulb in order to slow hair thinning and energize the scalp. Solanum glycoproteins act directly on the hair bulb to jump start new growth and strengthen the hair follicle with long-lasting results.
How to use?
Use 2 to 3 times a week
1. Apply to dry or damp hair
2. Spray onto the scalp section by section using the applicator tip
3. Gently massage in to distribute the product
- Use as a preventive treatment for hair that is beginning to thin.
- Use to maintain hair growth between PHYTOLIUM 4 treatments if hair thinning is more severe.
Phytoapaisant Instant Soothing Spray
Finally a no-rinse treatment that truly soothes right from the first application. Recommended by dermatologists.
Phytoapaisant Gentle rebalancing treatment provides immediate relief for scalp itchiness and tightness. Hypoallergenic.
Soothing effect for 89%* of the subjects.
*Use test conducted under dermatological supervision on 19 volunteers
Phytoapaisant combines purslane extract, known for its natural soothing and anti-irritant properties, and oat extract - rich in essential amino acids - to hydrate and protect. Highly concentrated in softening angelica fruit and refreshing mint and eucalyptus essential oils, Phytoapaisant restores skin’s comfort with each use.
How to use?
1. Apply after shampooing to damp hair, section by section
2. Spread through the hair in gentle massaging movements
Phytodensium Age-Defying Serum
Age-defying serum for hair. It even delays the appearance of gray hair!
From 30 years, the hair becomes weaker and more fragile. Phytodensium serum restores density, structure and vitality to thinning, aging hair.
Gatuline® age defense, extracted from a selection of walnuts with anti-free radical properties prevents and fights against hair aging. Blackcurrant seed oil, rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, helps regenerate hair. A tyrosine derivative boosts the production of melanin in the hair shaft, delaying the appearance of gray hair.
How to use?
1. Towel-dry the hair after shampooing and apply the concentrate to the scalp
2. Massage in and spread through the lengths
3. Style as normal
- Perfect between anti-hair loss treatments to revitalize the hair.
Steps in using anti-thinning hair products
1. Prepare your scalp with essential oil - Use Phytopolleine
2. Restore scalp balance - Use Phytocyane Shampoo
3. Enhance hair beauty with treatment / spray - Use Phytocyane Treatment then, Phytostim Fortifying Spray
Complimentary from Phyto (clockwise)
- Phytopolleine Universal Elixir (25ml)
- Phytophanere Hair & Supplement (60 caps)
- Phytocyane Revitalizing Thinning Hair Treatment (12 ampoules)
- Phytocyane Revitalizing Shampoo for Thinning Hair (200ml)
I hope I will have non-oily, luxurious volumnized hair with lesser grey hair after using all these! ^_^
Phytopolleine Universal Elixir (25ml) SGD$58.80
Phytophanere Hair & Supplement SGD$52.80
Phytocyane Revitalizing Thinning Hair Treatment (12 ampoules) SGD$129.80
Phytocyane Revitalizing Shampoo for Thinning Hair (200ml) SGD$39.80
Exclusive promo @ Guardian only: Phytocyane Revitalizing Thinning Hair Treatment @ SGD$88 only, till end of Sept.
Where to buy?
Available at all Robinsons, John Little, Watsons, Sa Sa, Unity, Guardian, BHG Bugis, Metro City Square and Beauty by Nature (Ion Orchard, VivoCity & Parkway Parade)
Phyto Singapore Facebook
Phyto International Website
Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)
Products name written and coloured in cyan are sponsored by Phyto Singapore for trial & review. All watermarkedphotos belongs to me, non-watermarked photos belongs to Phyto.