As I sit here with my wet head of hair waiting for it to dry, I am concerned. Fortunately, I have a bottle of Phyto Secret De Nuit in my medicine cabinet.
Let Me Explain
I have been sick with this horrible bronchitis-cold hybrid for three weeks. Three full weeks of coughing and wheezing, telling myself that it would just go away and that was normal. It wasn’t normal. I ended up at urgent care two days ago, finally, where they prescribed some lovely inhalers and an antibiotic.
Funnily enough, they also forgot about me while I was there.
This normally would have really frosted my cookies, but I was trying to finish “American Gods” for my book club and had brought it along. So two hours at the doctor’s office waiting for a breathing treatment was not all for naught (see what I did there? ;)).
What being asthmatically challenged for three weeks has meant is that I can’t work out. While this might be perfectly okay for some, I do not cope well with this. And it’s not for purely aesthetic reasons. Having struggled with depression for a lot of my life, a daily dose of exercise really helps with keeping me level.
Why don’t you walk, you ask? That’s a perfectly reasonable question. California is in the middle of a heat wave, and in the valley it feels like it’s 120 degrees. Fortunately I have a solution: I have a pool.
In a lot of the country, having a pool in your yard is a luxury. In the San Fernando Valley, it’s less rare, and if you’re ever flying over the Los Angeles area, I’d suggest you look out the window and observe the landscape dotted with little turquoise puddles.
So I’ve been doing a lot of swimming. I’ll either put on some music and take myself through a bitchin’ water aerobics routine (not just for senior citizens, I’ve discovered), or I’ll swim breaststroke laps back and forth. The pool isn’t big, but as long as I’m moving I feel like I’m doing well.
The downside of all this swimming is that: a) I have to wash my hair every day; and b) I’m concerned that, as a result, my hair is getting damaged.
Fortunately, I found Phyto Secret De Nuit
This nighttime hair treatment is designed to work on your hair while you sleep, leaving it “supple and hydrated.” Now, there’s conflicting instructions on how to use Phyto Secret De Nuit. The bottle says to apply a small amount, the size of a hazelnut, through hair before bed. In the morning, style as usual. The Ulta website says to use Phyto Secret De Nuit three times per week.
When I first got the Phyto Secret De Nuit, I was using it every night. While my hair didn’t seem particularly over-moisturized, I did find that putting it in my hair and trying to “style as usual” in the morning was a challenge. My hair felt greasy and, well, like I had put conditioner in it and slept.
However, when I began using the product as the Ulta website instructed, it worked really well. I feel like my hair is getting the extra boost that it needs after being depleted by chlorine and washing too much, but I don’t think I’m overdoing it.
Cost and Where to Buy
I bought my Phyto Secret De Nuit while I was out shopping at Sephora for around $40. However, when I was surfing around trying to find it, I discovered that Phyto Secret De Nuit is not listed on the Sephora website anymore. Ulta has it listed for $19.97 (obviously where I should have gone to get it). The next best price I could find was Walmart, which listed it for $21.99.
I think I’ll be doing away with my 1 to 10 rating system. But I love this product, especially at a $20 price point. For $40, it felt a little on the expensive side for my taste, especially when I was using it every night. All in all, Phyto Secret De Nuit is a great buy to help replenish and repair your hair.
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