PHYTO Phytheol Oily Hair Purifying Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo review


PHYTO Phytheol Oily Hair Purifying Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo, 6.7 fl. oz. A refreshing shampoo designed to reduce excess sebum production


In my article today, I’m going to review Phytheol Oily Hair Purifying Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo (PHYTO). One of the famous oily hair target shampoos out there. Heard a lot about this one, and the reviews seem very promising. But lets get started by talking a bit about oily scalp, greasy hair and our sebaceous glands that are behind all of this.

Oily Scalp and Oily Hair

If you have an oily scalp, you know how frustrating it can be to have hair that feels limp, dirty and lifeless just hours after washing it. This can be a serious embarrassment, especially if you have a work that requires you to look good all day long.

I didn’t know what was really wrong with my hair and why is it always greasy till i read about it. So what exactly triggers all that excess production of oil on our hair and scalp?

“The reason hair gets oily is because sebaceous glands in your scalp produce excess sebum, which travels down the hair shaft and results in oily scalp and greasy hair,” says celebrity hairstylist and hair thinning expert Angelo David Pisacreta of the Angelo David Salon in New York City. I did some online research to know more about those little devils that make my precious hair look unattractive. 

Sebaceous Glandssebaceous glands/phytheol-oily-hair-purifying-shampoo

Sebaceous glands are part of the pilosebaceous unit, which contains the hair follicle, hair shaft and erector pili muscles, the muscles that contract and cause goosebumps.

Each pore on the surface of the skin is an opening to a canal called a follicle. The follicle also contains a hair and an oil gland (sebaceous gland). These glands produce a substance called sebum: a waxy, oily substance comprised of triglycerides, wax, squalene and free fatty acids. The role of the gland is to help remove old skin cells, keep the skin lubricated, and prevents drying of tissues. However, when these glands start to produce excessive amounts of sebum, our hair becomes greasy and limp. It doesn’t matter how often you wash it until you solve the problem from the roots.

Here is a video that explains the whole Sebaceous gland matter in a simple and clearer way:

Causes of Excessive Sebum

Causes of excess sebum can include genes, hormonal imbalances, humidity, diet, or something as specific as a disease called seborrheic dermatitis, which also causes scaly patches. This will need to be managed with the help of your dermatologist as it can be more serious than you think.

Simple Solutions for Greasy Hair

greasy scalp solutions and treatments/phytheol-oily-hair-purifying-shampooIt may seem hopeless to deal with our greasy scalp and oily hair, but we can take measures to decrease the excess oil in a healthy way. As i mentioned in previous articles, there are simple steps to help you with your greasy hair:

  • Use Less Conditioner: Using conditioner on your curls will only make it worse. However, if you often get dry hair ends, you can use it on that part only.
  • Wash Your Hair Less: Washing your hair every day can cause your scalp to become overly dry, causing it to produce even more oil. Wash it every 2 or 3 days.
  • Use Dry Shampoo: Dry shampoo can be used in between washes when your hair starts to become overly greasy.
  • Natural Ingredients: Use lemon juice from two lemons mixed with 2 cups of water. Use this as a rinse for your hair. Not only does this remedy reduce oil, but it also removes the build up of hair product.
  • Don’t Touch Or Over-Brush Your Hair: Try to refrain from touching your hair as your hands can transfer extra oil and dirt to your hair. Over brushing your hair can cause oil from your roots to distribute throughout your hair. When you brush, try to avoid the roots as much as you can. 
  • Use the Right Shampoo: Try to find a shampoo that doesn’t have conditioner or extra moisturizing ingredients in it. This leads us to our subject of the article. Now that you have a quick idea about what really happens to your hair, lets talk about our shampoo, shall we?

Phytheol Oily Hair Purifying Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo (PHYTO)



While oil protects the hair shafts from breaking and keeps your scalp healthy, too much of it poses a problem. One of the important things to think about while trying to rid your hait of excess oil is shampoo. You need to find the right shampoo that is made of a natural based formula so that it won’t harm your hair and scalp.

One of these shampoos can be Phytheol Oily Hair Purifying Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo. This is a refreshing shampoo designed to reduce excess sebum production and remove loose dandruff flakes. It also  provides lightness, bounce, and overall beauty to hair.

What is it Formulated to Do?

This shampoo reduces sebum production to end oily, flaky scalp while clarifying and infusing hair with beauty and shine. Some anti oily hair product can take a toll on our hair. But seems like this shampoo can be very gentle and smooth while doing its job. Thanks to its natural formula we can feel safe by using this one. 


This shampoo is a drug-free formula that treats oily hair, while addressing loose dandruff flakes.

The main important ingredients in PHYTO are  Titrated Anti-Recurrence Botanical Complex (black pepper and guyana wood).

Other Ingredients

Sophora Japonica Extract, Celandine Extraction 55%., Chelidonium Majus Extract, Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine. Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucosideinulin, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol. Sodium Chloride, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Capryloyl Glycine, Propanediol, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract. Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Taraktogenos Kurzii Seed Oil (Huile De Chaulmoogra). Sodium Shale Oil Sulfonate (Ichthyol), Panthenol (Provitamine B5), Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil. Sodium Phytate, Juniperus Oxycedrus Wood Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajaput Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (Menthe). Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil (Romarin), Sophora Japonica Flower Extract. Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzoate. Inga Alba Bark Extract, Triethanolamine, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Polyquaternium-22, Butylene Glycol. Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone. Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Tocopherol.

How to Use

No matter what anti-grease shampoo you use, you will not get the absolute best results unless it is used properly. When it comes to getting rid of oily hair, there are a few steps that are extremely important to follow:

  • Wash Frequently But Not Daily.
  • Gently massage your scalp with the shampoo.
  • Leave The shampoo on for 3 minutes.
  • Rinse With Warm and Cold Water.
  • Avoid Conditioners.

Thoughts and Reviews About The Product

Here I took some screen shots of what some reviewers think about this shampoo. A bit small but that’s all I could do, so please bear with me.



Hope my review was a bit of a help for you to understand your oily hair and how to treat it. Please stay tuned for more reviews and articles.

Author: kari

Healthy hair, healthy body, healthy spirit, healthy mind, healthy soul means healthy and peaceful life. BE HEALTHY BE HAPPY!

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