Phytodéfrisant Botanical Straightening Balm

A heat-activated botanical straightening balm. Achieve the perfect blow-dry with this award-winning, heat-activated, sleek-making complex. The exclusive plant-based formula—rich in ferula, horseradish, and sage—hydrates, softens, and protects unruly hair, prepping it for a smooth, manageable look. (via Sephora.com)

Sephora Reviews702 reviews, 9.03 average score

10
Jun 11, 2012
The Holy Grail for Natural Hair Perfection
Quick Take: easy to use, lightweight, non-sticky, perfect for natural hair, effective, quality, amazing

I am Afro-Carribbean-America... (more)
  • Likes: 19
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Jan 14, 2009
Good product
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, easy to use, pleasant fragrance

This product works very well on African American hair... (more)
  • Likes: 12
  • Not Helpful: 1
10
Jan 14, 2011
Speechless
Quick Take: non-sticky, lightweight, easy to use

This balm had me speechless. I have natural hair (kinky curly) that has dry ends, a... (more)
  • Likes: 11
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Jul 10, 2011
Incredible Product
Quick Take: non-sticky, easy to use

I'm African American with very thick and curly hair, no relaxer, this product did a great job ai... (more)
  • Likes: 11
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Sep 27, 2008
Phytodefrisant Fantastic!
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, easy to use

I have been searching for something to massage my natural afro with just after wash... (more)
  • Likes: 10
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Sep 22, 2012
My hair is a dream!
Quick Take: lightweight, easy to use, does not make hair flat

(If it means anything, I will mention that I am Honduran and have Hisp... (more)
  • Likes: 9
  • Not Helpful: 1
10
Jan 18, 2012
Works Great!
Quick Take: lightweight, easy to use

I don't wear my hair straight often because it takes too much work to get it straight. First ti... (more)
  • Likes: 9
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
May 5, 2013
Great defrizzer when applied to wet hair (not damp
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, easy to use, unscented

The English translation of this product is very misleading. This is a de... (more)
  • Likes: 7
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Mar 30, 2016
Delightfully Surprised
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky

My hair: very curly but soft, relaxed, dry but easily weighed down by heavy, oily products... Th... (more)
  • Likes: 7
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Dec 14, 2009
Amazing Product
Quick Take: easy to use

I love this product!! I do not use any chemicals on my hair. Having a product that makes my "tame" enough to... (more)
  • Likes: 7
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Jul 3, 2015
Miracle worker!
I have the kind of hair that poofs the second I get overheated or there is the slightest bit of humidity. It's thick and coarse, with a bit of a... (more)
  • Likes: 7
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Dec 15, 2015
YES.
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, scentless

I bought this product entirely on a whim as I was trying to get my online order to $5... (more)
  • Likes: 7
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Dec 28, 2012
Love it!
I absolutely adore this product! When I blow out my hair and use a flat iron, this product makes the results so silky smooth that I can't stop t... (more)
  • Likes: 6
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Nov 12, 2012
Works like a charm, but a problem ingredient
Quick Take: easy to use, lightweight, non-sticky

I got this as a sample, and I loved it so much that I didn't even want to see the i... (more)
  • Likes: 6
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Apr 18, 2011
LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!
Quick Take: easy to use

This stuff is AMAZING!!!This is my first time using any phyto brand product. I'm a African American women wh... (more)
  • Likes: 6
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Oct 20, 2008
Amazing
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, easy to use

This product is awesome. I'm half black so I have really crazy kinky curly hair. Th... (more)
  • Likes: 6
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Aug 30, 2008
A curly hair must!!!! THE BEST
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, easy to use

I have curly hair and I have been using this product for many years. It’s perf... (more)
  • Likes: 6
  • Not Helpful: 0
2
Feb 7, 2010
what the heck is this suppose to do???
Quick Take: useless

This product did nothing for me, it did not help to straighten or make straightening my hair any easier, which i... (more)
  • Likes: 6
  • Not Helpful: 3
10
Feb 12, 2015
Really pleased and surprised
Quick Take: easy to use, lightweight, non-sticky

I have been using Living Proof Satin, and the Styling Cream since they were introdu... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
2
Apr 19, 2012
What happened Phytodefrisant?!
This product must have been re-formulated. It now is very watery and no longer works like it had for years. I have noticed other complaining abo... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Oct 28, 2010
Unbelievable!
Quick Take: non-sticky, lightweight, easy to use

Wow! Let me start by saying I am half black and half Filipino so my hair is very th... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Aug 25, 2011
ONLY Product to Straighten Curly, Frizzy Hair
Quick Take: non-sticky, lightweight, easy to use

Phytodefrisant takes my curly, unruly, frizzy hair and allows me to make it sleek a... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
4
May 8, 2012
What happened to this product?
I have been using this for years with good results. My last order arrived a few weeks ago and it's completely liquid, not thick like a watery ge... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
8
Jan 16, 2013
Works well, but leaves residue
Quick Take: straightens

This stuff works great for getting a sleeker look after just blowdrying, but I feel like it leaves some kind... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 2
8
Dec 4, 2010
Super Straight Hair
Quick Take: lightweight, easy to use, protective

I normally use Paul Mitchells Skinny Straight Serum but this works even better. I h... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
8
Jul 26, 2012
Pricey but effective
Quick Take: easy to use, lightweight, conditioning, natural

I have very coarse, dry, thick hair that I color treat. I can tell a hug... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Nov 29, 2011
LOVE IT
Quick Take: non-sticky, lightweight, easy to use

I am NOT one to write reviews.....felt I had to after using this product! This prod... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Feb 17, 2016
The BEST
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky, easy to use

I've tried everything smoothing product there is. This is my go to from now on. Zer... (more)
  • Likes: 5
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Feb 4, 2013
Amazing Results
Quick Take: lightweight, non-sticky

I have difficult, wavy hair. Takes a miracle to keep it straight - well this stuff is miraculous... (more)
  • Likes: 4
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Dec 18, 2012
Hair product
My hair is fine and tends to be frizzy and not smooth. This is like a miracle product for me! I love it!... (more)
  • Likes: 4
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Nov 4, 2012
Sweet surprise
Quick Take: easy to use, lightweight, non-sticky

I'm almost wishing that I didn't receive this as a sample, because now I just have ... (more)
  • Likes: 4
  • Not Helpful: 0
10
Feb 2, 2011
A hair staple must!
Quick Take: non-sticky, lightweight, easy to use, smooths, straightens, detangles, anti-frizz

I have tried tons of hair straightener... (more)
  • Likes: 4
  • Not Helpful: 0