Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review When you want that hourglass hair..
Most Importantly: like all LivingProof products that I've tried, this PhD Body Builder does what it claims to - and what more can you ask from a little can of magic mist?
My Opinon: Personally, I do not have flat or straight hair, and I think it would probably work BEST for those with truly limp, flat/straight hair, but I still enjoyed the product and would recommend it to anyone needing to add some volume and texture to their mane.
My Experience: I tested the Body Builder out on my 3rd day 2b/2c naturally big wavy-curly hair, which starts to get a little flat at the top by then — and while it did give me a little lift, it also left just a slight stiff/tangled feeling (like when you spray too much quality hairspray) and I think it accentuated my already frizzy crown just a bit.. But that could've been because my hair was already such a mess - being naturally wavy/curly day 3 hair and all - OR, like someone said in the comments before me, I simply might have used too much. However, I think if I had used this on freshly straightened hair, it would have looked fabulous and definitely given that much needed volume and texture to flat ironed hair.
Bottom Line: It's an hourglass shaped can that will give your flat, limp hair an hourglass shape - and doesn't everyone want that hourglass "body"? — hah, get it? ;)
Most Helpful Critical Review High cost & low results
I was unimpressed with the results. I have thick hair that needs a bit of a lift at times. The smell is great and the nozzle is a cool concept, but takes a bit of time to get it right.
Initially I noticed a lift, but as the day went on it fell flat. I tried out the different levels of product and the more I used the better the lift. The downside was that my hair felt awful with too much product after the extra sprays. It's not something I could use in combination of my dry shampoo, so fir me I'd have to wash my hair each day.
Pro Tip: Start with the minimal amount setting on the unique nozzle- you can always add more to build up but if you start with too much you are better off to justveash your hair and start over!
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Reviewed by 899 customers THICK HEAVY HAIR HEAVEN!!
b-dubs from atlanta
I can never get any body due to my hair being so long and thick. however, this works. I see complaints about how it's sticky and what not... well duh. it's sticky to make all the hair stick together to build volume. it feels gross but doesn't look gross. if you want less hold it further away from your head. its great ontop of dry shampoo.
KC from Charlotte, NC
1st day of using it in the hot and humid south. Seems to be doing it's job. I still have a ton of volume. I have fine hair but a lot of it.
Best texture product so far!
PamelaP from Knoxville,TN.
For the past year I have had a pixie hair cut. This product is so far the best I've used to add texture. After I get out of the shower and towel dry my hair, I use this product before I finish drying my hair with a hair dryer. I like the texture better than a paste or pomade, which the pomades I've use I find to be too tacky and sticky. I highly recommend this Living Proof hair product!
It puts build in your hair that no other product can. LOVE I
don't have one from North Tonawanda, NY
After I am done blow drying. It is part of my style process before I use hairspray. I have short hair.
Caroline from Roseville, CA
I have fine hair but I have a lot of it. The longer it gets the more it's weighed down and flat. Love this product for natural looking body and fullness. I section off and spray it on my roots and then do a light teasing. Sometimes I'll flip my head over and do a spray through and BAM - I'm out the door. Great for natural hair days, which is most days for me. Obsessed with this stuff
Not what I exspected
Csrrie from Baton Rouge
Used on fresh clean hair, that day was fine. Next day my hair felt like it had days wirth of product on it. I would recommend this to use a day or two after shampooing to give you that lift.
Dianne B from Ohio
Was really looking forward to loving this product. It smells so horrible I do not even want to use it. It is suffocating. Product works well, dries my hair out but works.
Love this product!
SarahM from Salem, Ohio
This product is great. gives you lots of volume and strength to your hair
Love this product ❤️
Glo from Apple Valley
I have super thick stubborn hair and nothing is strong enough to direct it. This is pliable yet holds it in place! I spray it then run my fingers through my hair to style it and it finally does what I want 😁 a bit too pricey but I love it 🥰
Can't Stand the Smell
BDG87 from Grand Rapids, MI
I just received this product and used it for the first time. I honestly can not give an opinion on how well the product works, because I had to go re-wash my hair immediately after using. The smell is so horrible it was making me feel ill, and I couldn't take it. If they could fix the scent of this product, I might try it again - but as it is, I am not a fan (it's not even a complimentary smell to any of the other living proof products I do regularly use and love).
Great for fine, flat hair
Paula from Columbus, OH
Must use as sparingly as possible and dial the amount released in the middlel
Not purchase again
Deb from Michigan
Moves your style no matter what volume you use to spray
not being sprayed at close
Fine Hair from Iowa
I want to love it, but haven't been wowed yet.
Not what I was looking for
Allie from PA
This product definitely gives you volume. However, it is soooo sticky and makes my hair feel really waxy and dirty. It isn't worth it.
Love this product
Aleigh from AR
I've been looking for anything that would give volume to my limp hair. This is the first thing I've found, and believe me, I've tried it all. I'm so excited to have found it. Thanks goes out to Heather, in Monroe LA who suggested I try it! I can't thank you enough!
teebooskii from Pittsburgh, PA
I love the smell of this hair spray even though it's a little strong. Sadly it doesn't hold a curl or anything in my hair, no matter what setting it's on.
0/10 would not buy again!
Ash from KY
This stuff just doesn't work. No matter which way you turn the nozzle, you're not going to get body or volume. It just feels sticky. It feels gross against my face. I just washed my hair, used it, and now I feel like I need to wash my hair all over again. I'm super disappointed. I have fine, wavy hair and this honestly just flattened it and left it greasy. I will definitely be returning or exchanging it.
Roma from Manlius, NY
Adds volume to fine hair.
Works but at a price
Cheryl from usa
I do like how this works, and it really does makes my hair look fuller. That is ALL I like though. The smell is SO strong that it gives me an equally strong headache and aggravates my allergies. And the product makes my hair feel dirty. I can definitely do without this- and it's an expensive one to toss.
Smells amazing & works soooo well!
Sfoster from New Bern, NC
My new favorite!
I would buy this product again and again!
Lynn from Pennsylvania
Everyday use to add extra body
Same As Other PHD Volumizers-Only Without The Nice Smell
Wiindy Day from Suburban Pittsburgh
Ineffective For Straight, Heavy, Fine-But-Course Hard-To-Hold Hair. Disappointed.
Does the job
Marissa hair minimalist from Huntsville al
I had to spray kinda close to my hair to get the volume I wanted. The smell is very strong. I sneezed like crazy.
I will always have this in my cabinet.
Jo from Appleton, WI
gives the top of my fine and thin hair a boost of oomph.
Best hairspray ever!
Triedit from Michigan
I have very short fine hair. This product gives me lift and hold where I need it that lasts all day.