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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 425 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (322)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (211)
  • Good value (111)
  • Lightweight (108)

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)
  • Daily use (99)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (110), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (67), Budget shopper (58), Survivalist / minimalist (54)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (119), Straight hair (96), Very curly hair (16)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 425 customers

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5.0

At last! The first hair product that I have ever liked.

By P

from C

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    I normally detest hair products. My baby fine hair just feels heavy, gunky, and stiff when I wear even the lightest of hair styling products. But, this little miracle just makes me smile: it makes my hair lighter, softer, and smoother without weighing it down. I could use it every day. Brilliant stuff!

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Perfect Hair Magic!

    By Livy

    from Mesa, Az

    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:

      Perfect Hair Day sets my hair up for a fantastic style. Makes the hair ready for heat or curling. I love it!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Would by this product again.

      By Ju Ju

      from Downers Grove , IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

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

        I like the texture it gives my hair.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfectly balanced texture!

        By Lisa

        from Waxahachie, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

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

          I use 3-4 times/week as a leave-in, style-in product.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 1+ Hour

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          omg

          By mommyRox

          from Modesto, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • On-the-go

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

            This stuff is amazing. I have healthy but very course/thick hair that can't decide if a it's curly, kinky, or straight! It's all the above!!! So wash and go is not an option for me, even the night before and sleeping with it in bun....still frizzy and lion mane mess in morning.......however when I use this item and sleep on my hair I wake up to it being so shiny and smoother.
            Great for on the go mom who wants to keep her long hair but can't get up at 4am every morning to style!!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            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

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                        • Q:

                          Would this be great to use for bleached hair? I recently got my hair bleached and it's beginning to frizz, dry up and easily tangled. Will this product treat it?
                          Asked on 5/8/2016 by Bleachedhair

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this is the perfect treatment to help restore processed hair! Enjoy!

                            Answered on 5/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I currently use the Leave in Conditioner and Nourishing Styling Cream,in that order. Then blow dry and flat iron. I'm thinking I might like to add this product as well. When would I apply it? Before or after the Nourishing Styling Cream?
                          Thank you!
                          Asked on 5/7/2016 by Mum the makeup junkie from Edina, MN

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            You would apply PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment after the No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream. Enjoy! :-)

                            Answered on 5/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • 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
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