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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
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Effective (16)
  • Smells great (14)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Women (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (19), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (9)

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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
       
      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
         
        4.0

        Great product - Awful scent

        By Sammy

        from Orlando

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Has UV protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • It has the worst smell . Literally gags me.

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

        I really love this product being lightweight and your hair is left soft. Holds well. However, it really has the worst scent I have ever smelled in a hairspray. I keep trying to find another product but I go back to this one. Even with the terrible smell.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        3.0

        Great heat protection. Terrible smell.

        By Emi

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

        I have fine, straight, bleached hair, and while I generally try to avoid heat styling, I do occasionally do a little flat ironing or curling to touch it up. I need heat protection, but most of them have either a) silicones (which I try to avoid), or b) tons of oils that weigh down my fine hair and kill my curl. This is the only product I've found that protects my hair without bringing any negative side effects. And it helps hold my hair in place, too!

        However, it smells absolutely awful, like a mistake from my 10th grade Chemistry class. I can't believe LP let it leave the warehouse without adding some fragrance. I'll continue to use it just because there's literally nothing else out there that will do what it does, but I gag a little every time I do. At least the smell doesn't linger, especially after I spritz on a bit of hairspray.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        I would definitely continue using this product

        By Pedi Nurse

        from Huntington, texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

          Apply the product to semi damp hair for best results

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Pre flat-iron product

          By Jillzee

          from Tempe, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

              Great protection for my hair before I use my flat iron.

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              • 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
              • Q:

                How does this product compare to the Living Proof Restore Revitalising Spray? Is this a replacement? How do they differ?
                Asked on 8/12/2014 by jsrdavis from Jackson Heights, NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  From Living Proof:

                  "This is a direct replacement for the Revitalizing Spray – we’ve just updated the packaging and changed the key call outs."

                  Answered on 8/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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