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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 526 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (396)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (259)
  • Lightweight (171)
  • Good value (111)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (145)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (140)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (154), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (85), Survivalist / minimalist (79), Budget shopper (58)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (162), Straight hair (137), Very curly hair (22)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 526 customers

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5.0

Yass!

By SlayBelle

from Owings Mills, Md

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

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

Looove this hair care line!

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Would not buy again

By Star

from Va

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries-Out Hair
    • Sticky

    Best Uses

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

      This made my hair feel so "crunchy" ... going back to the fresh cut styling cream ... would not recommend, unless you're looking for the crunchy look and feel

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      4.0

      Absolutely love this!!

      By Kristie

      from Fresno, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Truly all in one hair styling product

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        Great all in one styling product

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love

        By Amber

        from Louisiana

        About Me Product Junkie

        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:

          Love love love. PHD Is awesome

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for curly hair

          By Cyasukot

          from Chicago

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

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

            No frizz on my curls and no crunch - just shiny softness.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Product

            By Blue Bunny

            from Florida Gulf Coast

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Don't use too much - goes a long way

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

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

            I have used this product as leave-in conditioner and styling product for two years now. I wouldn't dream of using any other styling crème. I have short, wavy hair and this crème is easy to use, creates body with blow drying , and leaves my hair manageable and shiny. I am 70 years young , color my hair, and get tons of compliments on my hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this stuff!!

            By KT the sailor

            from Florida

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Straight Hair
              • Thicker Hair
              • Thinner Hair

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

              My husband I both use this on our hair. His hair is thinning at the top and using this and then blowing it dry you would never know. My hair is fine and thick and it really gives me body and shine.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Kim

              from Bristol, TN

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              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:

                Love this product. I use just a dab on my short, wavy hair after I shampoo and condition, then blow dry. I love how soft it makes my hair. Gives volume, controls frizz.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                4.0

                Hair care and styling

                By Parisienne

                from Milford OH

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

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

                  This is perfect to travel

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  I would get this product again

                  By Jackie

                  from Scottsdale

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

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

                    Use as recommended, great looking blow out

                    • 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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