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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Living Proof

Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Item #: 2264843 Size: 4.0 oz

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Features:

  • Delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day in one easy step- smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Styles and treats without compromising one for the other
  • Keeps your style cleaner, longer
  • Transforms hair to its optimal condition
  • Reduces breakage by 78%, making hair 4.5x stronger
  • Repels dirt and oil to extend your style and allow you to wash your hair less often


The Science:

Silicones and oils are traditionally used to treat hair but they also can build up, attract dirt and oil and weigh hair down. Resins are used to create volume, but they can be stiff, easily flake and are short-lived. And forget about trying to combine silicones, oils and resins together. They simply don't mix, and this leads to bad hair day after bad hair day.

Scientists figured out a way to deliver it all. PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is powered by their two award-winning, patented molecules, OFPMA and PBAE, for volume, smoothness and treatment in one breakthrough, routine-changing step for beautiful, healthy hair.

For all hair types. All Living Proof products are sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

On clean, damp hair, evenly distribute PhD Styling Treatment from roots to ends. Comb through. For best results, blow dry.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Myristyl Alcohol, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Polyquaternium-55, Hydroxyethylcellulose, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters, DimethylPABAmidopropyl Laurdimonium Tosylate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Oleth-10, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Steareth-2, Oleyl Alcohol, Steareth-10, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax, Caprylic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Fragrance/Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene.

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Living ProofPerfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
 
4.3

(based on 420 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (317)
  • Effective (303)
  • Smells great (207)
  • Good value (109)
  • Gentle (104)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Pricey / poor value (15)
  • Not effective (13)
  • Strong smell (11)
  • Pricey (8)

Best Uses

  • Frizziness/flyaways (140)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
  • Daily use (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (110), Brand buyer (88), Product junkie (67), Budget shopper (57), Survivalist / minimalist (54)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (119), Straight hair (96), Very curly hair (16)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (90), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (28)

Reviewed by 420 customers

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5.0

Love Living Proof Products

By Marjo

from Michigan

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Weekly Use

    Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

    Love this product as well as many others Living Proof products. I have long wavy hair that easily tangles. The texture is fine but I have a lot of it so it tends to get flat and lack body. The Perfect Hair Day treatment is awesome! My hair stays cleaner longer, smells great, is smooth and has body. I apply it from mid-strand down to the tips. I also use their Full Shampoo, Timeless Conditioner and Living Proof dry shampoo. I can easily go four-five days without washing and it looks great. My hair has never looked so healthy!

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Absolutely Love

    By Jasny44813

    from Bellville, Ohio

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

      I'm sure I have spent way too much money on hair care products in my lifetime.
      I have very thin hair, so some things work and some don't.
      I heard about this from an article somewhere, read some reviews and thought I would try it.
      I'm so glad I did.
      My hair has more shine. It is super soft, and yet it gives my hair just enough weight to not be fly away and a little definition.
      I use before I blow dry and then when all done I put a little between my hands and pat on the areas of my hair that tend to look dry and frizzy, and pat a little on my bangs for definition. I wash every other day and I repeat the pat on routine on the second day.
      My only con is the cost. I sure hope it last a long time.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      3.0

      I'm satisfied with this product

      By Babe

      from Largo, Fl

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly Use

        Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

        After shampooing

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Worth The Price

        By epyles

        from Dry Ridge, KY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

          This is my 3rd bottle. It really does a great job with my fine limp hair. This product allows me to go an extra day between washes. It repels dirt and oil and my hair looks just washed on day 2. Amazing. I know it is pricey but I use such a little that one bottle last me nearly a year. It is a deal after all.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 1+ Hour
           
          4.0

          Works.

          By Joani

          from Mesa, az

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

              I've used the styling creme for years. Was a little afraid to use something else. I was happy with the results. Less frizz, held my style.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Love this product

              By DGB

              from TX

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                I have been using this product on my thin, straight hair since it first came out and it has worked wonderfully for me. It does not weigh my hair down and does help to give volume to my style. I would recommend it to others who have the same unfortunate problem as I do (thin hair).

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 1+ Hour
                 
                5.0

                love this for my crazy curly hair!

                By debo

                from chicago il

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • works great on my curly hair

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • On-the-go
                  • Women

                  Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                  instead of having to layer multiple products to tame my crazy curly hair, just using this ONE product is so awesome. love this for my crazy curly hair!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product!

                  By Sara

                  from Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                    I love this product. My hair actually stays nice looking when I walk into the Florida humidity.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 1+ Hour
                     
                    4.0

                    Love it!!!

                    By MakeUp4ever

                    from Monroe MI

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds shine
                    • Adds some texture
                    • Adds volume
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective

                    Cons

                    • To much product leaves hair sticky.
                    • Unpleasant smell during application

                    Best Uses

                    • After towel drying clean hair
                    • Women

                    Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                    I first used Living Proof 5in1 after receiving it as a sample. Loved it!! It made my fine, thin, flat medium length hair feel thicker, shiny and gave it volume after blow dry. (Did this before bed) next day, noticed my hair still looked like it did right after blow dry. Don't care for the chemical type smell during application, though it disappeared after being dried. Use just enough! Otherwise my hair felt sticky. Pricy for the size bottle, but should last up to a year for me!

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 1+ Hour
                     
                    1.0

                    Didn't live up to expectations.

                    By Pykpole

                    from Portland, Oregon

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Effective
                      • Poor Texture

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment:

                        Was looking for a product that would take care of my dry, frizzy hair. Felt good on my hair until it was no longer wet. Probably could find another product that would work just as well but much less expensive.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

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                        • Q:

                          Can I use it on dry hair before straightening?
                          Asked on 4/9/2016 by Betsy from Spokane Valley, WA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            No, this product works best applied to damp, towel dried hair. For your needs, we recommend using Restore Instant Protection Spray (Item #: 2276276) on dry hair before straightening.

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

                          When is the best time to apply this product? The bottles says to put on wet or dry before you go to sleep but this site says to apply before your blow dry?
                          Asked on 1/26/2016 by curious from ontario, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Here are the proper usage instructions for this product:

                            On clean, damp hair, evenly distribute PhD styler from roots to ends. Comb through. For best results, blow dry.

                            Tips + tricks:

                            To enhance body and volume, use a round brush when blow drying
                            To create a smooth, polished style, use a flat brush when blow drying
                            When air drying, use slightly less product
                            For added volume, use with Full Root Lifting Spray or Full Thickening Mousse
                            For extra conditioning and smoothing, pair with No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

                            Please double check that the bottle you have is instead Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector, which is an overnight treatment product:

                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13031191

                            Answered on 1/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Have fine,thin hair. Anyone in my boat and will it work for me? Thx
                          Asked on 1/11/2016 by Mary from MN,

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product is great for all hair types. Only a little is needed. Apply to damp hair and comb through well. Start with a small amount and add more if needed. Style with heat. If air drying, use less product.

                            Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Would this be helpful if I wanted to style my hair with a curling iron? And how would I use it? (Would I dry my hair first, use the product, and curl? Or would it be a different order?) Or is this mainly for air-drying?
                          Asked on 1/3/2016 by anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            PHD works wonderfully to add smoothness, shine, and volume while also providing conditioning and strengthening benefits to the hair of all types and textures. When heat styling, we recommend using PHD in conjunction with one of Living Proof's heat protectant styling products, such as new Blowout, which protects hair from heat damage up to 450 F:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12291999

                            The order of application is PHD first, then Blowout. Blowout also provides hold to maintain your finished style!

                            Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          How does this product make your hair look after just brushing and air dry? I have awkwardly slightly wavy/straight/frizzy hair and was wondering what the outcome would be, or if you would recommend a different product. Right now I am using perfect 10 leave in conditioner.
                          Asked on 11/26/2015 by Carly

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is great for air drying, especially if you are putting your damp hair in a top knot then taking it down when it's dry. You should have a nice wave! We also recommend using slightly less product if you are air drying vs heat styling. We hope this helps! :-)

                            Answered on 12/3/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can you use it on hair that has been treated with Karitan. Does it remove the karitan?
                          Asked on 10/2/2015 by Barb

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is sulfate-free and salt-free, so it is safe to use on keratin treated hair without any adverse effects.

                            Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I am mainly looking for an antifrizz styling cream and was looking first at the lightweight no frizz styling cream, but then ran across this item. Would this offer the same benefits as the no frizz cream plus some?
                          Asked on 9/8/2015 by Amanda from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            PHD works wonderfully to smooth frizzy hair! If your hair is thick, we recommend using a liberal amount. On clean, damp hair, evenly distribute PHD styler from roots to ends. Comb through. For best results, blow dry.

                            Answered on 9/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          DO you just use this after shampoo and not the conditioner?
                          Asked on 8/23/2015 by kk from Georgia

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is a leave-in treatment to be applied to towel-dried, damp hair after shampoo and conditioner.

                            Answered on 8/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          what is the difference between this product and the Blow Out? I bought Blow Out and love it. I am looking for something to put on before blowing out to smoothe and detangle.
                          Asked on 6/9/2015 by Colleen from Houston, TX

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            The most dramatic difference is the consistency. Blowout is a mist, while PhD is a lightweight cream. Among its many benefits, PhD provides conditioning action (perfect for smoothing and detangling) as well as helps to reduce breakage. PhD is more of a hair treatment product, while Blowout is more of a hair styling product.

                            Using the two together is definitely a great combo! PhD, applied first, helps to eliminate any frizz and to add volume, while Blowout, applied after, helps to speed drying time, to protect hair from damage from heat styling, and to provide a bit of hold for shaping hair. We hope this info helps!

                            Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have very long,thick & curly hair. I currently use this product line to straighten my hair because I was told by the ulta sales girl...this is what's best for blowing out coarse & curly hair ? To note... I only like cream stlyer & I love this line! However I just want to know if I am using the best or I should say correct product from your line, designed for straightening coarse hair?
                          Asked on 5/20/2015 by my3sons03 from E.Haven, CT

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            PHD works wonderfully to add smoothness, shine, and volume while also providing conditioning and strengthening benefits to the hair of all types and textures. When heat styling, we recommend using PHD in conjunction with one of Living Proof's heat protectant styling products, such as new Blowout, which protects hair from heat damage up to 450 F:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12291999

                            The order of application is PHD first, then Blowout. Blowout also provides hold to maintain your finished style!

                            Answered on 5/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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