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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
 
4.2

(based on 438 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (327)
  • Effective (308)
  • Smells great (214)
  • Good value (111)
  • Lightweight (111)

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 (103)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (114), Brand buyer (91), Product junkie (68), Budget shopper (58), Survivalist / minimalist (56)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (122), Straight hair (100), Very curly hair (16)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (94), 10 minutes (37), 1+ hour (29)

Reviewed by 438 customers

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5.0

I would and have bought this product again!!!

By Kim

from Indiana

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    I love this product. I put it in my hair while it's wet and just dry. Living Proof products do a nice job!!

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Love!

    By Diane

    from Sarasota Florida

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

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

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    I do love this product and it makes my hair great.

    By Gretchen

    from Clovis, ca

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Thinner Hair

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

      Use this product but, I ran out had to buy brand x. I finally got Living Proof and....night and day, I don't feel heavy product that makes you greasy.
      Love love.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      First time user and love it.

      By Margot

      from Bolingbrook, IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Straight Hair
        • Thicker Hair
        • Thinner Hair
        • Travel

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

        Blow drying is smooth and leaves her shining and very manageable.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        I have been using this for two years running

        By Jac

        from Clarks summit,pa

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Straight Hair
          • Thinner Hair

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

          I use this in conjunction with a root boost product for volume at the crown

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          I love this

          By Dorie

          from Goose Creek South Carolina

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Straight Hair

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

            Daily, works awesomely for my straight frizzy baby fine hair

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            3.0

            Not terribly impressed

            By Courtney

            from Seattle WA

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

              Cons

              • Didn't control frizz

              Best Uses

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

                I absolutely fell in love with the Living Proof Restore Hair Mask.I hoped it would translate to this product but unfortunately it didn't. It didn't help tone down my frizz or control my hair at all. For the record I have long fine hair, but the strands themselves are coarse and dry (very prone to frizz).

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                1.0

                not pleased

                By BR

                from Pittsburgh

                Verified Buyer

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

                I bought into the hype. After the product dried on my hair, It was a tacky almost over "hair sprayed" texture.
                Which I did not like. And I didn't use more than a dimes worth. There are better comparable products in the drug stores!
                The worst part is I ended up with a rash along my hair line and ,where ever my hair touched my face!
                That was a big waste of money, I threw it in the garbage.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product

                By Joanofarc

                from Cleveland, Oh

                Verified Buyer

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

                I would like to say this product is nice for thickening and styling!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not that impressed.

                By Angie with the good hair

                from Nowheresville

                Verified Buyer

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

                I tried this product in place of other styling creams. This one was too sticky and made my hair feel dry after. Not to mention my hair gets knots fairly easy, so this styling cream did not help.

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                24 Questions | 24 Answers
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                • Q:

                  I have thick, almost shoulder length hair. How much product should I use?
                  Asked on 6/5/2016 by Shannon from Kalamazoo, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest starting with a nickel size amount on damp hair. Spot treat with more if needed before styling.

                    Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                • 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
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