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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 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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Features:

  • Delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day in one easy step- smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Styles and treats without compromising one for the other
  • Keeps your style cleaner, longer
  • Transforms hair to its optimal condition
  • Reduces breakage by 78%, making hair 4.5x stronger
  • Repels dirt and oil to extend your style and allow you to wash your hair less often


The Science:

Silicones and oils are traditionally used to treat hair but they also can build up, attract dirt and oil and weigh hair down. Resins are used to create volume, but they can be stiff, easily flake and are short-lived. And forget about trying to combine silicones, oils and resins together. They simply don't mix, and this leads to bad hair day after bad hair day.

Scientists figured out a way to deliver it all. PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is powered by their two award-winning, patented molecules, OFPMA and PBAE, for volume, smoothness and treatment in one breakthrough, routine-changing step for beautiful, healthy hair.

For all hair types. All Living Proof products are sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

On clean, damp hair, evenly distribute PhD Styling Treatment from roots to ends. Comb through. For best results, 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, Geraniol, Limonene.

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Living ProofPerfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
 
4.2

(based on 454 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (341)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (225)
  • Lightweight (122)
  • Good value (111)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (25)
  • Pricey / poor value (15)
  • Not effective (13)
  • Strong smell (11)
  • Pricey (8)

Best Uses

  • Frizziness/flyaways (140)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Daily use (113)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (121), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (69), Survivalist / minimalist (64), Budget shopper (58)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (131), Straight hair (106), Very curly hair (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 454 customers

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2.0

I won't purchase again.

By M for mom

from Scottsdale AZ

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I used as directed and my hair was soft but flat and had no body.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Second time to buy this product!

      By dj

      from Cypress, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

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

        I use this when I want my very wavy hair to be smooth and straight. It works well and reduces any frizz even in the Houston humidity!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Love th ePerfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treament

        By justbecky

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          Product is NOT a sticky product that dries hard on your hair.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Smooth and Healthy

          By Sarah

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Straight Hair
            • Thinner Hair

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

            I apply this product to damp hair before I blow-dry and it does wonders for keeping my hair smooth and shiny. Recently discovered Living Proof and I'm falling for all their products. I have pretty thin, fine hair so I was worried this would weight me down, but it is lightweight and silky smooth. I usually still apply a root pump or moose for volume at roots, and then put this creme down the shaft of my hair and ends for smoothness. Part of my daily routine now!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works amazing! I have very thick hair, and it works wonders

            By Busy Mom

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

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

              Love how easy this is, and it works wonders on my thick hair, that can get frizzy. Leaves my hair so soft and smooth, without being greasy.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Favorite Product Ever

              By Curleyvan

              from Tracy, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

                After shower on the run, w/blow dryer curl iron

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Jz

                from Highlands ranch co

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thinner Hair
                  • Travel

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

                  Won't go out without using this product

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product

                  By Jenn

                  from New Braunfels, TX

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Daily Use

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

                    Use it daily after I get out of the shower. It's my go to!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    I love it!!

                    By Pinky

                    from Port Huron MI

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Straight Hair
                      • Thinner Hair
                      • Travel

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

                      You only need a dime size of the product to style your hair. it helps keep your hair shiny and smooth, even in humid weather.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair
                       
                      3.0

                      Works ok

                      By Adele Another Singer

                      from Parker, CO

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't control frizz
                        • Flip lid clogs easily

                        Best Uses

                        • Styling

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

                        Was hoping for more frizz-control in addition to the style-aid. Flip lid clogs easily.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair

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                        • 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
                        • Q:

                          Would this be helpful if I wanted to style my hair with a curling iron? And how would I use it? (Would I dry my hair first, use the product, and curl? Or would it be a different order?) Or is this mainly for air-drying?
                          Asked on 1/3/2016 by anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            PHD works wonderfully to add smoothness, shine, and volume while also providing conditioning and strengthening benefits to the hair of all types and textures. When heat styling, we recommend using PHD in conjunction with one of Living Proof's heat protectant styling products, such as new Blowout, which protects hair from heat damage up to 450 F:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12291999

                            The order of application is PHD first, then Blowout. Blowout also provides hold to maintain your finished style!

                            Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          How does this product make your hair look after just brushing and air dry? I have awkwardly slightly wavy/straight/frizzy hair and was wondering what the outcome would be, or if you would recommend a different product. Right now I am using perfect 10 leave in conditioner.
                          Asked on 11/26/2015 by Carly

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is great for air drying, especially if you are putting your damp hair in a top knot then taking it down when it's dry. You should have a nice wave! We also recommend using slightly less product if you are air drying vs heat styling. We hope this helps! :-)

                            Answered on 12/3/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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