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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

Living Proof

Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

24.0 oz

Item #: 2282203

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Traditional shampoos contain harmful sulfates which clean your hair by stripping it. They also contain silicones and oils, which build up on hair, attracting dirt and oil, and weigh it down. PhD Shampoo is powered by our patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), which creates a weightless shield around each hair strand that:

  • Delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day - smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Promotes stronger, healthier and more manageable hair
  • Repels dirt & oil allowing you to wash your hair less often
  • Improves hair health instantly and gets better over time.


For all hair types. Sulfate-free, silicone-free, oil-free. Safe for color and chemically treated hair.

Apply PhD Shampoo to wet hair. Massage into a rich lather. Rinse. Follow with PhD Conditioner.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, IPDI/PEG-15 Soyamine Copolymer Dimer Dilinoleate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (Thickening Agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-47, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glyceride, Fragrance/Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.

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Living ProofPerfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo
 
4.2

(based on 279 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (196)
  • Great smell (161)
  • Improves hair health (158)
  • Gentle (153)
  • Lathers well (126)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (29)
  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Dries hair out (18)
  • Smells bad (9)
  • Greasy (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Fine hair (56)
  • Oily hair (51)
  • Thick hair (46)
  • Curly hair (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (131), Straight hair (117), Very curly hair (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (130), Survivalist / minimalist (64), Product junkie (49), Professional stylist (4)

Reviewed by 279 customers

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2.0

Damaged my hair

By Jaime

from BC

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Great Smell

Cons

  • Doesn't Lather Well
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

    After over a month of use not only was my hair fall increasing but I noticed a significant amount of split ends, which I rarely have! I felt that this product gave a plastic build up that eventually led to damaging my hair :o( I had to change to my previous salon brand JoicoKPak to save my poor hair!

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Love This Product!

    By R Millen

    from Yorkville, IL

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

    Love this product. Reduces the number of times I need to wash my hair every week. Hair feels great and styles really well.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Love this shampoo

    By Erin

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

      This shampoo leaves my hair feeling great!

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      love the shampoo, conditioner

      By me

      from anaheim, ca

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

          went from washing hair every other day to every three days.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Great natural shampoo for all hair types

          By Natural product junkie

          from Charlotte

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

            My daughter and I both love it and we have different hair types. I have straight fine hair and she has thick wavy hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            I will buy again.

            By Clancy

            from Alabama

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Adds Volume
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Gentle
            • Great Smell
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Hair

              Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

              Expensive!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              4.0

              Pricey but almost worth it

              By Smurf922

              from Virginia Beach, VA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Cleans Thoroughly

              Cons

              • Bad bottle design

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

              I've got wavy mid back length hair, and slight ringlet at the very bottom usually. This is gave my much more ringlet like hair, even my oblivious husband noticed that my hair was different! I don't like the shape of the bottom and it is difficult to get out but at least you don't need much of either the shampoo or conditioner. My hair is definitely very frizzy which was definitely this line of products doing because I used my old stuff to make sure. This stuff is quite pricey and I doubt I'd pay full price for this, I bought this using a coupon with no exclusions and found it at the NEX for cheaper, so maybe if I still love it after a couple weeks I'll invest in the big bottles :)

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              2.0

              Itchy scalp, terrible build up!

              By Jules

              from Alberta

              About Me Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Adds Volume
              • Great Smell
              • Improves Hair Health

              Cons

              • Doesn't Lather Well
              • Greasy

              Best Uses

              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

              I wanted to love this line, in fact I did love how shiny my hair was! However after a month of use I started to get large white flakes all over my scalp and it was insanely itchy!! I needed to use more and more shampoo just to get any kind of suds, and my hair was more difficult to brush through. I also noticed more hair fall. I loved the smell! and my hair was shiny and thicker...but I won't be paying that insane price tag for and itchy, flaky scalp! Back to my fav salon brand AG!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              The best of the best

              By Mvath

              from Bethesda, MD

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Adds Volume
              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Gentle
              • Great Smell
              • Improves Hair Health
              • Lathers Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

                I use this shampoo every other day and I've noticed how effective it was after the first use. My hair was stronger, shinier and silkier. My dead ends seemed to have disappeared as well! I've been searching for a shampoo that wouldn't leave me with dandruff or leave my hair dry. The search is over !

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Kay

                from Richmond tx

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

                  Love it

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

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                  • Q:

                    As Living proof has no silicones can u mix and match with other products that do have silicones(I.e. Styling products, leave-in conditioners) will Livingproof still work and/or should u remove silicone build up in your hair before using any living proof products?
                    Asked on 7/23/2016 by Mimas from Fresno, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can absolutely mix and match Living Proof products with silicone products, if you don't already have existing concerns with silicones. But if you find you're switching your hair care products frequently because of product build up or they "just stop working" we recommend you stick with Living Proof products exclusively to start a silicone free routine.

                      Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                  • Q:

                    I am currently using yhe leave in all in one styler. I am worried about thinning hair as I had baratric surgery. I am currently using all the nioxin products but grind it is drying my hair and making it So frizzy even using the LP styler. What is your recommendation in the line of LP products that might work for me or would you suggest another product all together?
                    Asked on 7/12/2016 by Kellie from Munhall, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We'd suggest using Timeless Shampoo & Conditioner to fortify and strengthen you hair, followed by No Frizz Weightless Spray to eliminate frizz and smooth hair without weighing it down, and then style with Timeless Plumping Mousse for extra volume.

                      Answered on 7/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                  • Q:

                    Will this help with a thinning where my part is?
                    Asked on 1/31/2016 by Mrs F

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. Living Proof does not claim that it helps with thinning hair, but it will help to add volume.

                      Answered on 2/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this safe to use on real hair extensions?
                    Asked on 1/22/2016 by Katy from Temple, tx

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We always advise to consult the manufacturer of your extensions or the professional stylist who performed your service regarding proper home care and products. All ingredients are listed within the product description for easy reference. This shampoo features a gentle, sulfate-free, silicone-free, oil-free, sodium chloride-free formula.

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

                    Is this a good product for people with curly hair?
                    Asked on 12/22/2015 by Tina

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, PhD is formulated for all hair types and textures! If you are seeking a hair care regimen specifically designed to address the needs of curly hair, we also suggest checking out Living Proof's Curl product collection. It's available as a travel set here:

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11951053

                      Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I have Platinum blonde hair, which means all over bleach! Would this be ideal for that type of hair or does Living Proof offer a line that would better suit my type of hair?
                    Asked on 12/22/2015 by JAS from Oklahoma

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this safe to use on color treated hair (specifically gray/silver)?
                    Asked on 12/13/2015 by Maranda from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This shampoo is sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free, so it is safe to use on color-treated hair of all shades.

                      Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    will this help with thinning hair
                    Asked on 11/3/2015 by angelmarie from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. Living Proof does not claim that it helps with thinning hair, but it will help to add volume.

                      Answered on 11/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this perfect hair day shampoo also help with frizz ?
                    Asked on 10/7/2015 by Fernanda

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Living Proof's PhD line is made for someone with multiple hair concerns. The PhD Shampoo can be used on any hair type and helps to offer multiple benefits such as smoothness, volume, strength, conditioning, and overall polish! However, if frizz is a major concern, I suggest LP's No Frizz line instead! These products help to eliminate frizz by blocking humidity.

                      Answered on 10/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I want a shampoo and conditioner that works with hair that's highlighted. I want a conditioner that's going to make my hair soft and doesn't make my hair snarly. Is this a good product?
                    Asked on 9/30/2015 by Kaitlynn from New York, USA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Based on your concerns, we would absolutely recommend the PHD product range for you! All Living Proof products are sulfate-free, silicone-free, oil-free, and safe for use on color-treated and highlighted hair. The PHD product range is ideal for all hair types and helps hair feel cleaner, longer. Enjoy! :-)

                      Answered on 10/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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