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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 285 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (199)
  • Great smell (164)
  • Improves hair health (161)
  • Gentle (155)
  • Lathers well (128)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (29)
  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Dries hair out (19)
  • Smells bad (9)
  • Greasy (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (117)
  • Fine hair (56)
  • Oily hair (54)
  • Thick hair (46)
  • Curly hair (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (134), Straight hair (120), Very curly hair (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (132), Survivalist / minimalist (67), Product junkie (49), Professional stylist (4)

Reviewed by 285 customers

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5.0

Favorite so far

By Coco

from El sobrante, ca

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • 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:

    I've recently switched from Healthy Sexy Hair soy color protect shampoo and conditioner to LP perfect hair dye shampoo and conditioner. I absolutely love it. It makes my hair extremely shiny, super soft, and really manageable. I really like this product.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    I would buy this again

    By Karen

    from Byhalia,Ms.

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Hair

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

      I love this product

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      1.0

      not for me

      By brookey

      from carrollton, tx

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Great Smell
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

      • Dries Hair Out

      Best Uses

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

        unfortunately this product was too drying for my hair. it left it looking like hay. and after using for 2 months in the hopes it would actually "improve my hair over time," i didn't notice any difference nor did i think it helped it stay cleaner longer either.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Did not notice much difference

        By Christina

        from Kirkland, WA

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

          Cons

          • Did not decrease frequency of washing
          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          I have oily fine hair that is straight and thick. I don't use styling products other than dry shampoo when needed. My hair usually gets greasy looking at roots and bangs if I skip a day of shampooing. I had high hopes that this shampoo would allow me to skip a day of hair washing since I have young kids and regular showers are not always in the cards. I thought the price was steep so I bought travel size PhD shampoo and conditioner to try out first. After using for week and a half, I have not noticed any difference between this and my previous products though my hair seems more tangled when I try to comb out after shower. With PhD products I am not able to skip a day or more of hair washing. Because my hair does not feel cleaner longer as advertised and it is expensive, I will switch back to my regular products after my travel PhDs are used up.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          Love!

          By Jenny from the block

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Hair

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

            Before using this shampoo, I would wake up with greasy hair. Now, I could go a day without shampooing if I choose to do so!

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            I love this product, I will purchase it again and again!!!

            By Suzy

            from Schaumburg, il

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Volume
            • Gentle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

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

              Great product

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              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

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                      • 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

                      • 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
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