The Best Haircare Ever!

I had pretty hair in the late 80s/early 90s (right after the perm grew out that made my hair look like a cottonball. Not a good look for a redhead!). In the good hair years, my hair was shiny and manageable, and the weather didn’t affect it. Then it slowly started giving me attitude. I had to work harder and harder to get my hair to look good. At a college reunion a couple years ago, my old roommate was shocked to see all the utensils and products I needed to get my hair into shape. I spent a ton of money and tried every hair product in existence to get my hair back to its pretty state, but nothing worked.

Several months ago, in multiple places, I read about Phylia [de M.] and its ability to rejuvenate hair. I immediately went to the website to order. I was a little taken aback by the price – $50 plus shipping for the travel set of three products. I was on a quest to get my hair back its best state though, so I ordered it.

After the first time I used it, I saw a HUGE difference. Phylia [de M.] is the best haircare ever! I could use a comb on my hair without it getting stuck on knots. My hair was shiny. It was swingy. It smelled really good. And, it took me less than half to time to blow dry.  It’s the best haircare ever!!! Every single time I use Phylia [de M.], at least one person asks me if I have just gotten a blow out. The fact that its made with organic ingredients and plant extracts is a bonus too. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but it works so amazingly well!!!

The 3-step kit

Kazu Namise started Phylia [de M.] two years ago. Her godfather Dr. Miyama created the proprietary Phylia formula over 14 years ago for his own use, which is when she started using it. It completely transformed her hair as well as the way she approached health and beauty. She realized that there were no products on the market that addressed scalp, hair and body health as one and wholly related the way Phylia does and she wanted to share the amazing results she experienced with as many people as possible.

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Kazu Namise, founder of Phylia [de M.]

Kazu says that her product line is different because Phylia redefines scalp and hair care as an integral part of one’s total optimum health. They believes that one’s scalp and hair condition is directly related to inner body health and offers clues to improve on one’s health. They call this Phylia Scalp Sense. For example, if you’re losing hair near your hairline, this is related to optical nerves, which are connected to liver health. Phylia works to repair the nerve damage under the scalp and helps to alleviate the internal stress on both the optical senses and the liver. By understanding these signs, we have a chance to heal more fully, from the outside in and the inside out.

I asked how the name Phylia [de M.] came about and Kazu said that it is the philosophy, science, and life’s work of Dr. Miyayama and “de M.” is the way Kazu’s godmother (and mentor) signs her name shorthand for Miyayama. Creative, no?

Everyone’s hair is different, so I can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same amazing results as I did. But, I’ve loaned my travel set to a couple people who have had amazing results too (I bought the full-size set shortly after I started using the products because I loved it so much). By the way, for those of you in the New York area, Phylia [de M.] is available at Zitomer’s! You can also purchase it on the website here.

I can’t wait until my next reunion so I can spend more time catching up with my friends rather than fighting with my hair!

By the way, I’m so excited to share with you that I joined an amazing website called Keaton Row as an online stylist. If you’re looking for a holiday outfit, a new outfit for work or even just want to freshen up your wardrobe, you can work directly with me online to be styled! It doesn’t cost anything but the items you purchase and Keaton Row works with some great online retailers and brands. If you want more info, you can email me directly at or go to: Illysia on Keaton Row. Here are two fun lookbooks I’ve put together to show you what Keaton Row offers:  Out in the City Lookbook and 9 to 5 Lookbook.