The company was founded by Patrick Alès, a renowned Parisian hair stylist and former hair guru to Jackie O and Catherine Deneuve, who loved to experiment with plant extracts and essential oils. PHYTO’s key ingredient is acacia collagen, which hydrates and protects the hair from external stresses caused by styling tools.
The Workable Holding Spray ($26 CAD) is brushable, never stiff, and never dry, due to its key ingredient myrrh, a natural resin that provides holding power and shine. It also smells lovely, a little earthy from ginseng, and not super-strong like most hairsprays I’ve encountered. The Intense Volume Mousse ($26 CAD) is great for someone that needs a little boost in volume (like me). Again, the key ingredients here are acacia collagen, ginseng, and myrrh. Lastly, I loved the Fiber Paste ($26 CAD) which helped me battle those stubborn baby hairs along the hairline.
PHYTO Professional products are available exclusively to selected hair salons (Halo in Vancouver).