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Living Proof Restore Instant Protection

Living Proof

Restore Instant Protection

Item #: 2276276 Size: 5.5 oz

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Hair that is exposed to heat styling and UV rays are at a high risk for damage. Restore Instant Protection is powered by Living Proof's microfine Restorative Shield, featuring their patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), to protect and polish from roots to tip. Restore Instant Protection:

  • Can be layered and combined with other styling products for total heat protection during the styling process up to 450 F
  • Can be used as a final finishing step to help block harmful humidity and UV rays up to 24 hours
  • Adds shine, polish and smoothes flared, rough cuticles


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

Generously mist damp or dry hair prior to heat styling. Reapply on dry hair for UV protection. To use as a finisher, lightly mist onto your finished style.
Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Water/Eau/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Polyglyceryl¿10 Pentaoleate, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Linoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PPG¿5¿Ceteth¿20, Panthenol, Fragrance/Parfum, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene.

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Living ProofRestore Instant Protection
 
4.3

(based on 41 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Effective (16)
  • Smells great (16)
  • Non-greasy (6)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (24)
  • Women (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (19), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (9), Product junkie (4)

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4.0

first time user of this particular product

By na

from florida

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

      i use this to help protect from sun damage. i live in florida and my hair gets a lot of sun

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      Fine Mist

      By AileenC

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Cost

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

      Much better than the spritz heat protectant. This sprays an even fine mist that does not weigh hair down. Can be used on wet hair or dry.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Amazing...even on fine hair

      By Nicole

      from Kansas

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

        I have baby fine, thin hair (color treated) and I LOVE this product. My hair is so smooth and shiny after I straight iron it. Has a scent upon application but I never notice thereafter. Not heavy or greasy. So happy....

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome for protecting dry hair

        By Jo

        from Texas

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

          I have been looking for a heat protectant that protects my hair and helps with the dryness of my hair. I've been using it for about two weeks and I've already noticed a huge difference. My hair is less frizzy and doesn't feel as fried as it used to after I would use a straightener or curling iron. It's also great to spray before going out to lay by the pool since it protects against UV rays!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Love this stuff!

          By DeeDee

          from Maryland

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Straight Hair
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

            I've tried other products but this is the best I've found. I use this before using the flat iron on my hair. I have long, thin, color treated hair and flat iron my hair almost everyday. I hardly have any split ends. Before using this product my head was full of split ends.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            4.0

            i would buy this product again

            By Mimi

            from Chesterfield, VA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

            I use this to protect my hair from UV. I love the smell and it is so light that it does not weight my hair down.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The best hair protection for flat ironing

            By Gloria

            from Bainbridge Ga

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

            I never flatiron my hair without it.

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Mama K

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

              Goes on nice and light. Works great!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Great For Me But....

              By Jenny

              from Tacoma WA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Weighs Down Hair

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

              This product works great for my hair but it definitely isn't weightless like they advertise. I have thick and frizy wavy hair and it works to make my hair sleeker and straight. It weighs it down so I don't have a thick looking pile of hair. If I get it too close to the roots however, I have to use dry shampoo so it doesn't look greasy.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By Lin

              from Granite Bay, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

                I have tried MANY different brands of hairspray, but most leave a sticky or crusty film. This works very well for styling and for holding my hair. I will definitely buy it again

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

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                • Q:

                  Sorry I ment to say paraben and safrate free
                  Asked on 7/25/2016 by Mandyloz from Bx ny

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, all Living Proof products are paraben-free and sulfate-free.

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

                  Is this product silicone and sulfate free?
                  Asked on 7/25/2016 by Mandyloz from Bx ny

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, all Living Proof products are silicone - free and sulfate - free.

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

                  Is this gluten-free?
                  Asked on 4/15/2016 by Gluten-Free Glam

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, Restore Instant Protection is gluten free.

                    Answered on 4/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  After I mist this product on my damp hair, what product should I use for volume to my fine thin processed hair before blow drying?
                  Asked on 3/1/2016 by sunny from norman

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend using the Full Thickening Mousse!

                    Answered on 3/8/2016 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Should this be used at the same time as Instant Repair? If so which one should be applied first?
                  Asked on 11/18/2015 by cheyjey from Newport Beach, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The Restore Instant Repair and the Restore Instant Protection can absolutely be used together! The order in which you layer these products is truly your own personal preference. However, we would suggest applying the Restore Instant Repair to your damp hair first and then applying the Instant Protection prior to heat styling.

                    Answered on 11/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product work to detangle hair and give moisture.
                  Asked on 8/18/2015 by Nancy from Aston,PA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Restore Instant Protection is a weightless heat protectant spray and does not function as a detangler or a conditioner, but it can be used in conjunction with other treatment/styling products such as No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner or Curl Leave-In Conditioner.

                    Answered on 8/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this product good to use with electric rollers.
                  Asked on 7/31/2015 by None

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Restore Instant Protection provides heat protection up to 450 degrees and can be applied prior to using any heat styling tool.

                    Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product wet the hair? I want to use it on dry hair before flat ironing, but I do not like products that wet your hair again and then you have to wait for it to dry.
                  Asked on 7/8/2015 by melmichelle from va

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Generously mist damp or dry hair prior to heat styling. Reapply on dry hair for UV protection. To use as a finisher, lightly mist onto your finished style.

                    Answered on 7/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  and this works on uv protection from the sun too?
                  Asked on 11/6/2014 by ddemos

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, Restore Instant Protection provides protection against damaging UV rays!

                    Answered on 11/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this product good for using on hair before using a hair straightener? If not which product is best?
                  Asked on 10/7/2014 by maddy

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, absolutely! This hairspray provides root to tip protection from heat tools up to 450 F and can be applied to damp or dry hair.

                    Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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