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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

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
 
4.2

(based on 246 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (171)
  • Great smell (138)
  • Gentle (136)
  • Improves hair health (136)
  • Lathers well (110)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (25)
  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Dries hair out (18)
  • Smells bad (9)
  • Harsh (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (96)
  • Fine hair (52)
  • Oily hair (44)
  • Thick hair (42)
  • Curly hair (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (116), Straight hair (104), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (116), Survivalist / minimalist (54), Product junkie (44), Professional stylist (4)

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2.0

Save your $$$

By KellyAM

from Michigan

Pros

  • Gentle

Cons

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

Best Uses

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

    I love most LP products but not this shampoo or the conditioner. It dries your hair out and leaves it really tangly. I agree with the reviews that it also doesn't cleans throughly. Such a bummer.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    3.0

    Works ok

    By Lilbit

    from Breckenridge, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      Works well. I just expected my hair to stay cleaner, longer, which it did not. Maybe I should have included the dry shampoo as well?
      It did make my hair feel really soft. A big plus!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      4.0

      Great shampoo to post pone washing

      By Whitney

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Improves Hair Health

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I just finally tried the PHD conditioner and shampoo together after buying the travel sizes (due to concerns over the cost of the full size). I loved the two in combination - my hair dried quickly, was less frizzy, and generally looked and felt great. The smell was fine and it didn't lather as much as other shampoos I've used (Redken is my standard so it was less than that). I usually go 3-4 days without washing and on day 4 my hair still looked great and wasn't oily after using the PHD conditioner and shampoo in combination. It looked so good I didn't even have to curl it to disguise multi-day flatness and dirtiness.
          If you're interested in trying Living Proof or the PHD line, definitely check out the travel kit (with the PHD 5-in-1 styling product) in stores for a great price.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          2.0

          Unfortunatly, not worth the cost

          By Jan

          from Tallahassee, Florida

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Smell

          Cons

          • Doesn't Lather Well

          Best Uses

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

            I don't mind spending money on premium shampoo if it's worth it. Unfortunately this isn't worth it, in my opinion. It claims to keep your hair looking clean longer - I found it to be the opposite and my hair looks oily and "gunky" in a day.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            The best shampoo I've tried yet!

            By Liz

            from Eau Claire wi

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                I will continue to buy this

                By Erin

                from Schererville Indiana

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Hair
                  • Thicker Hair
                  • Thinner Hair

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

                  I use this shampoo once every 3 days. My hair doesn't feel greasy or weighted down in between washes

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  I will buy this product for the rest of my life!

                  By Alexandra

                  from Chesterfield, VA

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I've only used this product twice and I already see a HUGE difference! Can't believe I waited so long to try it! This is something I will keep purchasing until I find a better product, but right now I don't think that's possible. Very happy customer!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Would buy this again

                  By Gp

                  from Virginia

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Leaves my hair feeling very clean, easy to manage and lasts for days! Really like it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Hair has looked better than ever

                  By clairemb3

                  from Tampa, Fl

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • I love the smell
                  • My hair has never looked better

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I wash my hair using this shampoo and matching conditioner and I love my hair every time I use it. I won't use anything else. I have had problems with dry scalp and grease and this has taken care of both of these problems.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love!

                      By Piseas

                      from Charleston, SC

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Makes your hair feel great!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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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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