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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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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
 
4.3

(based on 498 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (372)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (247)
  • Lightweight (152)
  • Good value (111)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (26)
  • Pricey / poor value (15)
  • Not effective (13)
  • Strong smell (11)
  • Pricey (8)

Best Uses

  • Frizziness/flyaways (140)
  • Daily use (134)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (141), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (78), Survivalist / minimalist (72), Budget shopper (58)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (148), Straight hair (126), Very curly hair (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 498 customers

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5.0

Perfect

By Karina

from Brawley,Ca

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Straight Hair

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

    This small bottle goes a long way. Everything it says on the label it does. I have wavy hair & this works so well when I straighten out my hair. My hair remains smooth looking amazing. The dry shampoo from this brand is also amazing. Wish it was a bit less cheaper. I guess you get your money worth that's for sure.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    I use this every single day

    By Ande

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Product Junkie

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thinner Hair

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

      I sort of scrunch this into my hair to tame frizz and bring some life and definition to my curls after blow drying. It never weighs my hair down.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Must have!

      By Jessica

      from Connecticut

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Straight Hair
        • Thinner Hair

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

        It's part of my daily routine!!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this stuff!

        By Angela Marie

        from Mena, AR

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Straight Hair
          • Thicker Hair
          • Thinner Hair

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

          I like to use thus on damp hair after showering. I dont style my hair everyday, sometimes I just tie it up when I'm in a hurry, but I like the way my hair feels from this whether styled or not. Its spendy, but a little will go a long way. I first got this as a free mini size sample after buying living proof shampoo & cond., and its great!

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing product

          By Reviewer

          from California

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          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:

            Makes your hair look and feel great !

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My 3rd purchase of this product

            By wceee

            from Palm Desert, CA

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Travel

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

              It works!
              Smells great!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Would buy again!

              By Try Anything Once

              from desert

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Straight Hair

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

                I really like this, but having very thin hair, I have to be very careful not to use too much...just a little bit is all you need. It does give my hair a lot of body, and I use a lot less hairspray now!

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My favorite!

                By bearmom

                from South Lake Tahoe

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • The teeny opening in the top gets clogged often

                Best Uses

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

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

                I love this product, just hate the container. The opening gets clogged often, resulting in a huge handful when you squeeze the container too hard. The top doesn't come off, so you can't put it back into the container. I end up wasting a lot of time trying to get the dried up product out of the teeny opening. PLEASE at least make the top removable.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                4.0

                Love the product, hate the container. Very hard to dispense

                By Di

                from Naples, Florida

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thicker Hair

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

                  Use it to control frizz caused by humidity here in Florida.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Juda

                  from Birmingham alabama

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Thinner Hair

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

                    My hair looks great when i use it

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

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                    27 Questions | 27 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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