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Living Proof

Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

24 oz

Item #: 2282203

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Traditional shampoos contain harmful sulfates which clean your hair by stripping it. They also contain silicones and oils, which build up on hair, attracting dirt and oil, and weigh it down. PhD Shampoo is powered by our patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), which creates a weightless shield around each hair strand that:

  • Delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day - smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Promotes stronger, healthier and more manageable hair
  • Repels dirt & oil allowing you to wash your hair less often
  • Improves hair health instantly and gets better over time.


For all hair types. Sulfate-free, silicone-free, oil-free. Safe for color and chemically treated hair.

Apply PhD Shampoo to wet hair. Massage into a rich lather. Rinse. Follow with PhD Conditioner.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, IPDI/PEG-15 Soyamine Copolymer Dimer Dilinoleate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (Thickening Agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-47, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glyceride, Fragrance/Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.

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Living ProofPerfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo
 
4.1

(based on 187 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (128)
  • Gentle (105)
  • Great smell (103)
  • Improves hair health (103)
  • Lathers well (87)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (20)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Dries hair out (13)
  • Smells bad (9)
  • Harsh (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (75)
  • Fine hair (45)
  • Oily hair (38)
  • Thick hair (31)
  • Curly hair (18)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (90), Straight hair (86), Very curly hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (86), Survivalist / minimalist (44), Product junkie (37), Professional stylist (3)

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3.0

I am not sure about this

By Jessica

from Coeur d'Alene, ID

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

    I tried this product because my hair gets greasy after one day. I thought it would make my hair less greasy so I wouldn't have to wash it everyday. It doesn't seem to be doing anything different than the other shampoos that I have tried, but maybe I have not given it enough time.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    4.0

    Definitely give this a try!

    By Magpie

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

    • Dries Hair Out

    Best Uses

      Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

      Decided to try this product from multiple reviews. Works well, low lather, has decreased the number of days between washes (from every day to every three days). HOWEVER, with my fine hair, it makes it SUPER dry and full of static and flyaways. I used to only put conditioner on my ends, but with this product I have to put conditioner from root to end. Still, it's a great product and has made my hair and scalp much healthier!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Best shampoo I ever used

      By Vanity

      from worcester MA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hair Feels Clean And Mana
        • Lasts Up To 3 Days
        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

        Lasts up to 3 days. Really does work for perfect hair

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        It is a Perfect Hair Day

        By Revmaf

        from Roswell Ga

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adds Shine
        • Adds Volume
        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle
        • Great Smell
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Lathers Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

          My hair stays cleaner longer which means I now wash my hair three to four times a week instead of seven to eight times. I like the shine it gives my color.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Skeet

          from North Olmsted Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

          no need to shampoo daily, Keeps hair cleaner longer. Adds volume to hair.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          1.0

          Dried out my hair bad

          By kelsm77

          from mission viejo, ca

          About Me Professional Stylist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Great Smell

          Cons

          • Doesn't Lather Well
          • Dries Hair Out
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Oily Hair

          Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

          I tried this stuff and it left my hair feeling really dry after blowing it out and I had fly-a-ways everywhere.

          It is a low lather shampoo, and cleans well.

          I can see why they promote this that you don't need to shampoo as often, it really strips your hair of moisture so you can go more days between.

          This is NOT for me. I like Enjoy far better.

          I had the WORST hair day of my life using this shampoo and conditioner.

          I loved the smell of it, and that's about it.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By dotinfla

          from Florida

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

              I love this formula. It hydrates, volumizes and adds shine. It also keeps hair clean longer. I can go an extra day, sometimes two, without shampooing whenever I use this. My hair is heavily highlighted, color treated, dry and frizz prone. This formula banishes my dryness and leaves my hair supple, strong and totally eliminates frizz, even in the Florida humidity. It's absolutely amazing. It leaves my hair full and bouncy and full of body and easy to style. I have great hair days when I use it. I also use the PHD conditioner and it's equally great. I definitely recommend this PHD shampoo. It's great for all hair types. It's sulfate and silicone free and great for color treated hair especially.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              LOVE this product!

              By carlyrg

              from Kentucky

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Gentle
              • Great Smell
              • Improves Hair Health

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

                I have very thick unruly hair, this product is AMAZING!! it really does allow for a perfect hair day! I finally have the hair I have always wanted. It is soft and manageable.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                4.0

                Great for that clean hair feel without drying out

                By Beauty Becca

                from Texas

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Great Smell
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

                  Cleans my color treated hair really well without drying it out or stripping the color. Leaves it feeling soft and shiny without being oily. Smells great too! Took off one star because of the price.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair
                   
                  1.0

                  Very disappointed

                  By Beauty Bum

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Lather Well
                    • Dries Hair Out
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo:

                      I had to use a ton of this shampoo because it hardly lathered. My hair still didn't feel clean. I used the Living Proof conditioner after, and my hair was so tangled it took forever to comb out. My hair felt course and dry and after blow drying, it was frizzy. I am a Pureology user but had samples of the Living Proof. Back to my Pureology!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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                      • Q:

                        Will this help with a thinning where my part is?
                        Asked on 1/31/2016 by Mrs F

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. Living Proof does not claim that it helps with thinning hair, but it will help to add volume.

                          Answered on 2/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this safe to use on real hair extensions?
                        Asked on 1/22/2016 by Katy from Temple, tx

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We always advise to consult the manufacturer of your extensions or the professional stylist who performed your service regarding proper home care and products. All ingredients are listed within the product description for easy reference. This shampoo features a gentle, sulfate-free, silicone-free, oil-free, sodium chloride-free formula.

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

                        Is this a good product for people with curly hair?
                        Asked on 12/22/2015 by Tina

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, PhD is formulated for all hair types and textures! If you are seeking a hair care regimen specifically designed to address the needs of curly hair, we also suggest checking out Living Proof's Curl product collection. It's available as a travel set here:

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11951053

                          Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have Platinum blonde hair, which means all over bleach! Would this be ideal for that type of hair or does Living Proof offer a line that would better suit my type of hair?
                        Asked on 12/22/2015 by JAS from Oklahoma

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is this safe to use on color treated hair (specifically gray/silver)?
                        Asked on 12/13/2015 by Maranda from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This shampoo is sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free, so it is safe to use on color-treated hair of all shades.

                          Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        will this help with thinning hair
                        Asked on 11/3/2015 by angelmarie from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo delivers the five benefits for a perfect hair day: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish. Living Proof does not claim that it helps with thinning hair, but it will help to add volume.

                          Answered on 11/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this perfect hair day shampoo also help with frizz ?
                        Asked on 10/7/2015 by Fernanda

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Living Proof's PhD line is made for someone with multiple hair concerns. The PhD Shampoo can be used on any hair type and helps to offer multiple benefits such as smoothness, volume, strength, conditioning, and overall polish! However, if frizz is a major concern, I suggest LP's No Frizz line instead! These products help to eliminate frizz by blocking humidity.

                          Answered on 10/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I want a shampoo and conditioner that works with hair that's highlighted. I want a conditioner that's going to make my hair soft and doesn't make my hair snarly. Is this a good product?
                        Asked on 9/30/2015 by Kaitlynn from New York, USA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Based on your concerns, we would absolutely recommend the PHD product range for you! All Living Proof products are sulfate-free, silicone-free, oil-free, and safe for use on color-treated and highlighted hair. The PHD product range is ideal for all hair types and helps hair feel cleaner, longer. Enjoy! :-)

                          Answered on 10/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I am undecided between the perfect hair day or the frizzy one I'm not sure. Does the perfect hair day one also get rid of frizz or should I just get the frizz one ?
                        My hair is frizzy but Ive heard good things about the perfect hair day .
                        Asked on 9/23/2015 by Fernanda

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          If frizz is a major concern, we suggest the No Frizz line! However, the PhD line is great for someone with multiple hair concerns. These products offer multiple benefits such as smoothness, strength, conditioning, volume and over all polish! You also have the option to mix and match products as you'd like. For example, PhD shampoo and conditioner paired with one of the No Frizz stylers!

                          Answered on 10/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this product help against heat protection? If not what would in this line?
                        Asked on 7/8/2015 by Beauty conscious from Man. View, CA

                        1 answer

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