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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day %28PhD%29 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Living Proof

Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Item #: 2264843 Size: 4.0 oz

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Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is a genius solution that allows you to style and treat in one step. Powered by Living Proof's patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) and their Thickening Molecule (PBAE), Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:
  • Delivers the five benefits for beautiful healthy looking hair in one easy step - smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Styles and treats without compromising one for the other

Perfect hair Day works hard to keep hair looking and feeling healthy.

The Perfect hair Day line*:
  • Delivers the five benefits for beautiful, healthy looking hair - smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Helps you wash your hair less often
  • Makes hair look healthier instantly and gets better over time

Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is ideal for all hair types. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

*Perfect hair Day Shampoo, Conditioner and 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

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Apply Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment to damp hair. Blow dry.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Myristyl Alcohol, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Polyquaternium-55, Hydroxyethylcellulose, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters, DimethylPABAmidopropyl Laurdimonium Tosylate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Oleth-10, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Steareth-2, Oleyl Alcohol, Steareth-10, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax, Caprylic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Fragrance/Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol.

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Living ProofPerfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
 
4.3

(based on 509 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (381)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (250)
  • Lightweight (160)
  • Good value (111)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (27)
  • Pricey / poor value (15)
  • Not effective (13)
  • Strong smell (11)
  • Pricey (8)

Best Uses

  • Frizziness/flyaways (140)
  • Daily use (137)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (146), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (81), Survivalist / minimalist (75), Budget shopper (58)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (153), Straight hair (131), Very curly hair (20)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 509 customers

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1.0

Not for me

By R

from Cleveland

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Work
    • Greasy
    • Heavy
    • Sticky

    Best Uses

      Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

      Not happy about this, I tried it a few times and was careful with the amount I put and somehow my hair would always feel sticky and greasy:/ really disappointed because I was expecting it to be as awesome as the shampoo and conditioner but unfortunately it's not:(

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will never be without this product!

      By Hill

      from Clarence NY

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

        Thanks to PhD the time I spend styling my hair in the mornings has gone from 40 minutes to less than 20. I have used it for over 2 weeks now and I am still amazed with how this product has works!!!! It has proven to be not just a time saver but a "dread-factor" saver as well. It just makes styling my hair so easy in such a short period of time.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Nothing beats this product!

        By Mary

        from Michigan

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Softens hair

        Cons

        • Strong Odor

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

        Many products claim to work on curly hair, but PHD actually delivers. My curls stay nice even in humid weather. Buying this product is money well spent!

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        did buy after trying samole

        By Lori U

        from Staten Isl, NY

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Straight Hair
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

          My hair is dry, thin & lacks body. Used this twice from a sample I received along with shampoo & conditioner. Loved all 3 but have to limit my buying bc each is a little costly. My hair was healthy looking, felt soft, was manageable & had body that did last all day with a bit of hair spray. Definitely will buy shampoo & conditioner soon

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is my FAVORITE product!

          By Low maintenance Mom

          from Tennessee

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

            This product controls frizz and flyaways

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            I absolutely LOVE this product. It works miracles.

            By Kim

            from Live Oak, FL

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Strong Odor

            Best Uses

            • Straight Hair

            Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

            I Love this product. Makes my hair look really healthy

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Works Perfectly

            By Nada5Zip

            from Lawrenceville, GA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

              I use it to protect my hair from the heat of the blow dryer & flat iron.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              4.0

              Not bad

              By Lolo81

              from Phoenix

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Thinner Hair

                Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                I saw this on a blog and thought I'd give it a try. My hair is thinning and fine. Combining this with a little mousse my hair is full and not frizzy on the ends. Took me a few tries to get the right amount in my hair so as not to weigh it down.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite products for my hair

                By n/a

                from Auburn, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Strong Hold

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Straight Hair
                  • Thicker Hair
                  • Thinner Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                  Borrowed from a friend while traveling. Loved how it worked on my hair. I've been buying my own now for a year or so and am very happy I tried it.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely love this~!!

                  By Beauty Princess

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                      Put this on as instructed and after drying my hair, it was so soft and smooth with no frizz~! Couldn't be happier with this product! I would recommend to anyone with dry/brittle/over processed hair.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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                      28 Questions | 28 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        I use the 5-in-1 styling treatment whenever I wash my hair. I also use the Restore shampoo and conditioner. I was thinking of trying the Restore Instant Repair. Would I use this before the Instant Repair or after?
                        Asked on 12/28/2016 by Janna from NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Apply the Restore Instant Repair and then the 5-in-1 styling treatment!

                          Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                      • Q:

                        I love every product I've tried so far. I have really fine hair, and worried about breakage and thinning. Can I use this with the thickening creme? Thus far, I'm using the dry shampoo, volume blast, and just purchased the pre-shampoo treatment and thickening creme. My next purchase will be the full shampoo and conditioner and 5 in 1 styling product, I think. Volume, as well as keeping my fine, color treated hair healthy. Would this be a good idea for both?
                        Asked on 11/9/2016 by Ulta4life from Haden, AR

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this product seems like a great choice to add to your regimen! It also has heat protection of up to 450 degrees!

                          Answered on 12/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                      • Q:

                        Hi does anyone know if this detangles? I don't like to put a lot of product in my hair and I would love if I didn't have to use a separate conditioner. I have fine, thin hair. Thanks!
                        Asked on 8/2/2016 by JGlitter

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is not meant to be detangling, it's a styler that delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day in one easy step- smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. We recommend still using your conditioner after cleansing for detangling benefits.

                          Answered on 8/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                      • Q:

                        How does this product differ from Nightcap? Would they be used together?
                        Asked on 7/2/2016 by Canash from Nashville

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          PhD Night Cap is an overnight treatment meant to provide shiny, vibrant, and more manageable hair while you sleep. It's meant to be washed out in the morning and has no hold. PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is a styler that provides smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish in one product. They can absolutely be used together with Night Cap as your overnight treatment and 5-in-1 Styling Treatment as your all in one styler.

                          Answered on 7/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                      • Q:

                        I have thick, almost shoulder length hair. How much product should I use?
                        Asked on 6/5/2016 by Shannon from Kalamazoo, MI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We suggest starting with a nickel size amount on damp hair. Spot treat with more if needed before styling.

                          Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                      • Q:

                        Would this be great to use for bleached hair? I recently got my hair bleached and it's beginning to frizz, dry up and easily tangled. Will this product treat it?
                        Asked on 5/8/2016 by Bleachedhair

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this is the perfect treatment to help restore processed hair! Enjoy!

                          Answered on 5/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I currently use the Leave in Conditioner and Nourishing Styling Cream,in that order. Then blow dry and flat iron. I'm thinking I might like to add this product as well. When would I apply it? Before or after the Nourishing Styling Cream?
                        Thank you!
                        Asked on 5/7/2016 by Mum the makeup junkie from Edina, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You would apply PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment after the No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream. Enjoy! :-)

                          Answered on 5/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can I use it on dry hair before straightening?
                        Asked on 4/9/2016 by Betsy from Spokane Valley, WA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this product works best applied to damp, towel dried hair. For your needs, we recommend using Restore Instant Protection Spray (Item #: 2276276) on dry hair before straightening.

                          Answered on 4/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        When is the best time to apply this product? The bottles says to put on wet or dry before you go to sleep but this site says to apply before your blow dry?
                        Asked on 1/26/2016 by curious from ontario, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Here are the proper usage instructions for this product:

                          On clean, damp hair, evenly distribute PhD styler from roots to ends. Comb through. For best results, blow dry.

                          Tips + tricks:

                          To enhance body and volume, use a round brush when blow drying
                          To create a smooth, polished style, use a flat brush when blow drying
                          When air drying, use slightly less product
                          For added volume, use with Full Root Lifting Spray or Full Thickening Mousse
                          For extra conditioning and smoothing, pair with No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

                          Please double check that the bottle you have is instead Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector, which is an overnight treatment product:

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13031191

                          Answered on 1/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Have fine,thin hair. Anyone in my boat and will it work for me? Thx
                        Asked on 1/11/2016 by Mary from MN,

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is great for all hair types. Only a little is needed. Apply to damp hair and comb through well. Start with a small amount and add more if needed. Style with heat. If air drying, use less product.

                          Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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