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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 484 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (362)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (241)
  • Lightweight (141)
  • 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 (127)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (135), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (74), Survivalist / minimalist (68), Budget shopper (58)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (144), Straight hair (116), Very curly hair (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 484 customers

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5.0

Keeps it healthy looking

By jb

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Straight Hair

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

    My fine, straight hair needs a product boost that keeps the shine and style. PhD does this, along with Thickening Crème, gives my hair body without weighing down or drying it out

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Perfect Hair Every Day

    By Marth

    from Chattanooga

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Straight Hair
      • Thicker Hair

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

      I use this all over my head. It gives hold that lasts without making my hair oily.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Soft body and fullness!!

      By Kay245

      from Amherst, MA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

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

      I have fine hair that is about 4 inches past my shoulders. When winter comes around and the air gets dry my fine hair is a static-y mess. It's. beyond. horrible. My hair sticks to my face, is limp and lifeless. It's impossible to even wear down. I just end up throwing it up in a sad bun. Static hair is ruining my life. I even specially bought a metal comb. A metal comb. for 20$. because I read online that could help. did it help?? one pass of that comb through my hair left me looking like I had been shocked by electricity. I gave this product a go what do you know.... my hair was soft, full, bouncier, and could it be...?? LESS static-y?? ive fallen in love with my hair all over again thanks to this product. static will always haunt me but this product has actually helped a lot! I wash my hair and then let it air dry for 30-40min so my hair is still damp but not soaking. then I rub a dime sized amount of this concentrating on the bottom 2/3rds of my hair. after that I comb out my hair to evenly distribute it then simply blow dry and I'm out the door!

       
      5.0

      I love this product!

      By Bicki

      from Texas

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Strong Hold

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Straight Hair
        • Thinner Hair

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

        I use this product daily and love it!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        Going to try other products of theirs

        By Peaches

        from Marsall,Mi

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Love the product. Now I'm going to try the shampoo and conditioner

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Tames the frizz

            By Roper

            from Perkasie, PA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Greasy

            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:

            Great for straightening hair and keeping it smooth and silky for hours.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            Smells divine!

            By Melymell

            from Laguna Beach, CA

            About Me Product Junkie

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use
              • Thicker Hair

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

              I received a sample of this and first off was in love with the scent! Makes your hair smooth and controls fly always. Love this product!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              4.0

              Great product!

              By Kasey

              from Kansas

              About Me Professional Stylist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

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

                I use this daily as a styling aid before blow drying!

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                This is a wonderful product. Will be buying it again.

                By G

                from Texas

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thinner Hair

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

                  Tried a sample, and went & bought it before the sample ran out. Works great on my very gray hair.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing - Best Hair Product

                  By HTrav

                  from Indianapolis

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Straight Hair
                    • Thinner Hair

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

                    I received a sample of this in a monthly beauty box. I have incredibly straight and thin hair that doesn't really 'do much' - mousse has always been too heavy, gel has been too greasy, etc. This product is seriously a life saver. I no longer have to put my hair up midday due to it looking greasy, it helps greatly with styling, tames frizz, and allows my hair to hold some shape without weighing it down. Seriously, miracle product. I have just splurged and ordered the sample size of the shampoo and conditioner to see if it helps even more!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight 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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