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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 398 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (299)
  • Effective (287)
  • Smells great (194)
  • Gentle (104)
  • Good value (104)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • Strong smell (11)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Pricey (8)

Best Uses

  • Frizziness/flyaways (140)
  • Color-treated hair (120)
  • Dry/damaged hair (106)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (98)
  • Daily use (79)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (110), Brand buyer (76), Product junkie (67), Survivalist / minimalist (54), Budget shopper (49)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (119), Straight hair (96), Very curly hair (16)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (78), 10 minutes (32), 1+ hour (23)

Reviewed by 398 customers

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4.0

I would buy again

By MamaMia

from Peckville, PA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Women

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

Good product. Definitely pricey. My hair doesn't seem to keep shape and stay smooth all day.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
5.0

Love this stuff!

By Think Avril

from Redwood city, Ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shampooing
    • Women

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

    I first tried the sample size (which lasted a long time) and I have now just ordered the larger size. I have fine long hair, and a small amount on my wet hair works great. It helps smooth my dry hair and helps it hold a curl without weighing my hair down or making it to greasy.

     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By Schreibe

    from Charleston , SC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Living Proof 5-in-1 is a wonderful product. I've tried many different styling creams and this one is at the top of the list. I love that it's lightweight. My hair is very smooth and soft after using. My stylist just commented that my hair is in great condition. I gave credit to Living Proof.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Nothing special

        By dotinfla

        from Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

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

        This product was nothing special. I used it and then did a blowout and my hair turned out frizzy and my ends looked frayed and frazzled. My hair was anything but smooth. I tried again and this time applied a bit more of the 5 in 1 product and had the exact same result, this time I even used a new professional 2000 watt dryer. This tells me that it's the product not me or the dryers that are the problem. I usually don't use cream styling products, preferring sprays instead, but there have been so many good reviews of this 5 in 1 product that I had to give it a try. However, I'm not impressed at all. I'm sticking with my LP No Frizz Styling Spray, which always gives me great results. In fact, I don't know why I even bothered trying anything new. There's no redeeming qualities in the 5 in 1 product at all. I love most of the Living Proof products I've tried and I'm a faithful user of PHD shampoo and conditioner and the styling spray as well as the Root Lifting Spray. But not this one. I definitely don't recommend this one. I did purchase the new Blowout spray. We'll see if that gives me volume and a smooth result. It's a spray so it should. I'm trying to duplicate the blowout I get from my stylist. Maybe an impossible feat, but I'm hopeful.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        2.0

        Didn't like this at all

        By dotinfla

        from Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Effective
          • Poor Texture

          Best Uses

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

            I used this before blowdrying and it didn't do much of anything at all. It didn't give me any smoothness or shine nor did it add any volume, all things it claimed to do. I used instead of the No Frizz styling spray, which is my usual styling product, thinking it would be better for blow drying and it certainly wasn't. I love most of the Living Proof products I've tried but this one was a big loser. I usually don't like creams and this one was no exception but it's gotten such rave reviews that I figured it was worth a try. Big mistake. I was trying to recreate the wonderful blowout my stylist gives me and my efforts with this product fell flat. My ends looked frazzled and frayed and I got zero volume. I even got some degree of frizz, which is unusual for LP products, especially given that I used Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner which usually zaps frizz completely. So this product was a complete bust for me and I promptly returned it to Ulta. It was a waste of money and I certainly don't recommend it. My hair is medium textured and this cream would definitely not work for finer hair. I can't understand all the positive reviews for this. I'm certain I used it the right way. It simply doesn't do what it promises. No Frizz styling spray is a much better option no matter what heated styling tool you use. Creams remain a bad choice for me and I won't attempt to use one again. Next time I decide to blow dry I'll try the new Blowout product instead. I want volume and smoothness not a heavy cream and fuzziness. Don't waste a single penny on this LP cream.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            It really does give the perfect hair day!

            By Debbie

            from Salisbury nc

            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:

              This product really does what the name says. I especially liked this to help control humidity. The product leaves my hair smooth and soft.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Love it

              By La

              from New Jersey

              Verified Buyer

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

              This product is quite good. I am pleasantly surprised. Most times when a hair professional does my hair I am unable to recreate the look. I think this product helped me reach the salon look at home.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Peggy

              from Harrisburg Pa

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • On-the-go
                • Women

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

                Love the product easy to use and makes my hair smell great!!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing!

                By JNID92

                from Hayden, ID

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • On-the-go
                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

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

                  Splurged on this product and I absolutely love it. Hair feels as soft as a baby blanket.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  I love this product.

                  By Discount Deb

                  from Lynnwood WA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can Use A Small Amount
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Lightweight
                  • Really smooths my hair

                  Cons

                  • A Little Priceyworth It

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Women

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

                  I use it almost every day. Makes it possible to skip a day of washing my hair, seems to keep it cleaner longer. I apply afer towel drying my hair and it helps to de-tangle. Also makes my hair super soft. I also use other Living Proof hair products.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    If I use this product would I still use the Blowout product as well? I have very fine, thin, blond hair. I use a root lifter for styling but often it ends up looking like I didn't do anything as if falls flat or the ends flip up.
                    Asked on 5/15/2015 by Kstarr from Dallas, Texas

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