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Living Proof Perfect hair Day %28PhD%29 Shampoo

Living Proof

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

24.0 oz

Item #: 2282203

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Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is a revolutionary shampoo that lets you wash your way to beautiful, healthy looking hair. Powered by Living Proof's patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is the first step to:
  • Helping you wash your hair less often
  • Make hair look healthier instantly and improve over time

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is ideal for all hair types. It is sulfate-free and silicone-free. Safe formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

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 Shampoo, Conditioner and 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

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Apply Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo to wet hair. Massage into a rich lather, focusing on roots. Rinse. Follow with Perfect hair Day (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 Pentaerithrityl Tetrastearate, IPDI/PEG-15 Soyamine Copolymer Dimer Dilinoleate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-47, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Fragrance/Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.

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Living ProofPerfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo
 
4.2

(based on 339 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (243)
  • Great smell (196)
  • Improves hair health (195)
  • Gentle (182)
  • Lathers well (152)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (31)
  • Dries hair out (25)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Smells bad (10)
  • Greasy (9)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (139)
  • Fine hair (74)
  • Oily hair (66)
  • Thick hair (50)
  • Curly hair (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (159), Straight hair (145), Very curly hair (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (156), Survivalist / minimalist (86), Product junkie (55), Professional stylist (4)

Reviewed by 339 customers

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5.0

My 1st time trying & I'm hooked! Will def buy again!

By RonyRooRoo

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Lather Well

Best Uses

  • Curly Hair
  • Daily Use
  • Thinner Hair

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

I used to wash my hair everyday until 2 years ago when it started to get dry and limp. I'm 49 now, and I've found co-washing is the best for my hair. I only wash my hair once or twice a week now and my hair health has improved significantly. I'll always wash my hair with conditioner first to get all the oil out. Then I'll use the Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and then finally I'll use L'Oreal Total Repair 5. Gently towel dry and then when still wet, put a drop of Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Raw Oil and distribute throughout hair. Let is dry naturally and I've got my healthy hair back. I can usually go without washing my hair again for another 4 days if I use dry shampoo on the 3rd day.

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
1.0

Greasy

By Kayla

from Florida

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Great Smell

Cons

  • Greasy

Best Uses

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

    I bought this hoping that it would help. Me from having to wash my hair every day due to my scalp being very oily. No. It has mad either worse. By the time my hair dries it looks and feels gross. Never again will I buy this. I'm very disappointed especially because it's so expensive.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    3.0

    Shampoo review

    By Carolyn

    from Hamilton Square, NJ

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

    • Dries Hair Out
    • Very expensive

    Best Uses

    • Colored hair

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

    Like the product. However, not only is it very expensive but coupons do not apply. Definitely, an item I can not afford on a regular basis.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Jenny

    from Edwardsville, IL

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Volume
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Great Smell
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Thinner Hair

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

      I have color-treated, thin, fine hair. Most products tend to weigh it down. Perfect Hair Day Shampoo gives it body, texture and seems to stay clean looking longer.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Can't believe I can go 3-4 days without washing

      By Amanda

      from Beverly, MA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Thinner Hair

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

        My hair is fine and shows oil and dirt easily. I've always washed every other day, and even that was a stretch - my hair sometimes looked really greasy on day 2. With LP I've been washing twice a week. I know this is healthier for my hair, and it definitely helps me to rationalize what would otherwise be a huge beauty splurge. This stuff isn't cheap, but it's really good.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Beware, Save your hair!!

        By Captain

        from NY

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dries Hair Out

          Best Uses

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

            Be warned, this stuff causes hair breakage and hair loss!!!!! I never, ever write reviews. But I am so upset I feel the responsibility to tell others. I have fine, straight hair that I do color/highlight every 6-8 weeks. I have been doing this for over 10 years and even my stylist comments on how healthy my hair always is. Well, no more. My hair is so dry, breaks midshaft and was falling out rapidly. I have stopped using for about 4 weeks now and my stylist noticed my hair is starting to return to it's normal, healthy state. It will be a long road to undo this damage though. The only reason I can think that some people write such great reviews of this product is they wrote it before using for a few weeks when you start to notice the damage. Or maybe it is just different for everyone, but I am not the only one who determined this shampoo caused my hair damage and loss. So if you do try it, do so with caution and the understanding you might ruin your hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Best. Stuff. Ever.

            By Shea the Color Junkie

            from Virginia

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Oily Hair
              • Thicker Hair
              • Thinner Hair

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

              I'm utterly in love with how soft and clean my hair is after using this product. AND it stays clean between washes

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Use for a perfect hair day!

              By EmilyT

              from Lafayette, LA

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Love this shampoo and conditioner!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love

                  By Mel

                  from Sagamore Hills, OH

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 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 this product!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Terrible products, all around.

                    By WantMyHairBack

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Dries Hair Out
                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

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

                        After having mid-back length hair for my entire adult life (I'm 35), I decided to switch it up and try a lob. After regretting the cut, I decided to switch from drug store shampoo/conditioner to PHD shampoo/conditioner, in an effort to make my hair as healthy as possible while growing it back out. I understand that products like this (sans silicone, etc) take weeks in order to work. I gave it 2 months. And the results have been catostrophic: a frightening amount of breakage in the beginning. Just running my fingers through my hair would cause my hair to break mid-shaft. My bathroom floor was littered with broken pieces of hair, like autumn leaves fallen from the trees. But I pressed on, wanting to give this stuff a fair shake. Over time, I noticed that my hair would become greasy just one day after washing--I used to wash my hair twice a week. Now I look like a greaseball after just 24 hours. And perfect hair days? A thing of the past. But I just couldn't put my finger on the problem, until yesterday. I pulled my greasy rat's nest into a pony tail and realized the volume of hair within my hair elastic had shrunk by more than half. This led me to take a closer look at my hair: all broken. All baby fine strands, where once thick healthy hair had lived. I have had no changes to my health, no medication or dietary changes. No changes to my coloring routine. This is without a doubt the result of Living Proof's products. My hair has always been my claim to fame, and now it causes great anxiety for me. Living Proof should be ashamed of their products, especially at this price point. Sauve can get the job done better for a fraction of the price. Today I purchased Matrix Biolage Fiberstrong shampoo, conditioner, and fortifying creme. After just one wash, I am hopeful that this may be able to help rebuild my hair after Living Proof destroyed it. (For reference, I have/had naturally dark blond, wavy, medium thickness, strong hair that is highlighted every 6 weeks.)

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair

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                        • Q:

                          I currently use this brand but the "Timeless" line...how does PHD" compare?
                          Asked on 1/29/2017 by Cheb from Michigan

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Living Proof Timeless is for beautiful, ageless hair. It is a clinical, problem – solution line that supplements the things you lose as you age to keep your hair in the best condition. You'll typically start incorporating it into your routine in your 30s.

                            Living Proof Perfect hair Day is a simplified solution that keeps generally healthy hair looking beautiful and healthy.

                            Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                        • Q:

                          Can this be used for thin hair?
                          Asked on 12/22/2016 by purelavender from NC

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product can be used on all hair types.

                            Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                        • Q:

                          Is it ok to use this Shampoo and Conditioner everyday?
                          Asked on 10/16/2016 by Ranjani

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it is safe to use the shampoo and conditioner everyday!

                            Answered on 10/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                        • Q:

                          Is this a clear or creamy shampoo?
                          Asked on 8/24/2016 by CT YANKEE

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            PhD Shampoo has a creamy consistency.

                            Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                        • 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

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