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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 265 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (185)
  • Great smell (151)
  • Improves hair health (147)
  • Gentle (146)
  • Lathers well (120)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (27)
  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Dries hair out (18)
  • Smells bad (9)
  • Harsh (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (106)
  • Fine hair (55)
  • Oily hair (48)
  • Thick hair (42)
  • Curly hair (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (123), Straight hair (112), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (124), Survivalist / minimalist (60), Product junkie (45), Professional stylist (4)

Reviewed by 265 customers

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5.0

Stays clean and grease free multiple days!!!

By Djr

from Northern VA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Gentle
  • Great Smell
  • Lathers Well
  • Stays clean multiple days.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Hair

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

    My hair would always get greasy the next day if I didn't wash again. But with Perfect Hair Day, I can confidently go another day or two without shampooing!! This product really is different from others.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Great for oily hair!

    By Melissa

    from Texas

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Hair
      • Thinner Hair

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

      Daily use; keeps hair clean longer than any shampoo I've ever used

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      I love the shampoo so much I'm going to buy the conditioner

      By Gram Tam

      from West Bloomfield Mi

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use

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

        My hairdresser uses this product every time she washes me so I thought I said try it so I bought one for myself

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Sharon

        from Foxboro, MA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Lathers Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          My hair styles very nicely after using this product

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Dried My Hair More Each Use

          By purslaneprovidence

          from Tampa, FL

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

          I used this with the conditioner and the 5 in 1 cream. The first blow out was alright but a little dry. By the second wash and blow out I was doubtful. By the third I had to hop back in the shower and rewash/re condition with Giovanni 2chic 2sleek. On the other hand I have a friend that loves this. I'm not sure why it didn't work for my hair but looking at the ingredients there is nothing to bring moisture into the hair.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is AMAZING

          By Dana R.

          from Michigan City, IN

          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

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

            I love it. I have straight fine hair. Perfect Hair Day shampoo used with Perfect Hair Day conditioner leaves my hair feeling cleaner longer. It's more manageable, shiny, and voluminous. I don't typically blow dry my hair. I wash it in the evening and let it air dry. This shampoo/conditioner leaves my looking great straight out of bed in the morning.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far so good!!

            By Beth

            from Pearland, TX

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Oily Hair
              • Thinner Hair

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

              I just started using this product. I'd like to give it at least a month. So far so good; not complaints. I've used the shampoo and pre-treatment. Can't comment on the conditioner, I have another good quality hair condition that I would like to use up.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love, love living proof shampoo & styling produts.

              By Gerberdaisy

              from zWashington, DC

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Doesn't Lather Well

              Best Uses

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

                I have been using living proof products since the inception on the market.
                My hair has never been healthier. Love the products, they are pricey.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fav shampoo by far!!!

                By BarreGirl

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Great Smell

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

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

                  I had really wanted to try this, but was turned off by the price. I started with a smaller travel size, then bought this. Best shampoo I've ever tried. I'm a fitness professional so I HAVE to wash my hair everyday. Totally worth the extra $

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Tanya

                  from Virginia Beach, VA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Thoroughly
                  • Gentle
                  • Great Smell
                  • Lathers Well

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

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

                  I love the feeling of my hair after using the product- smooth and flowing.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight 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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