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Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

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Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo

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Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is a revolutionary shampoo that lets you wash your way to beautiful, healthy looking hair. Powered by Living Proof's patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is the first step to:
  • Helping you wash your hair less often
  • Make hair look healthier instantly and improve over time

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is ideal for all hair types. It is sulfate-free and silicone-free. Safe formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

Perfect hair Day works hard to keep hair looking and feeling healthy.

The Perfect hair Day line*:
  • Delivers the five benefits for beautiful, healthy looking hair - smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength and polish
  • Helps you wash your hair less often
  • Makes hair look healthier instantly and gets better over time

*Perfect hair Day Shampoo, Conditioner and 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

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Apply Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo to wet hair. Massage into a rich lather, focusing on roots. Rinse. Follow with Perfect hair Day (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 Pentaerithrityl Tetrastearate, IPDI/PEG-15 Soyamine Copolymer Dimer Dilinoleate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-47, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Fragrance/Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.

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Living ProofPerfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo
 
4.2

(based on 454 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (330)
  • Great smell (274)
  • Improves hair health (257)
  • Gentle (242)
  • Lathers well (217)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (41)
  • Dries hair out (39)
  • Doesn't work (37)
  • Greasy (14)
  • Harsh (12)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (187)
  • Fine hair (94)
  • Oily hair (94)
  • Thick hair (72)
  • Curly hair (48)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (216), Straight hair (196), Very curly hair (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (206), Survivalist / minimalist (111), Product junkie (84), Professional stylist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 454 customers

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5.0

Best brand ever

By Theresa

from Pennsylvania

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    Amazing product, living proof brands are definitely a top pick for me, and the only pick for me!

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Hairstylist approved

    By Nicole

    from New York

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    I have very damaged hair due to heat styling products, and I tested this shampoo out to see what it would do for me. Long story short, my hair has never felt silkier, cleaner, and healthier. After getting eye rolls from my hairstylist about my damaged hair, the next time I went in after solely using Living Proof, she saw a significant difference and said my hair looked healthier and less damaged. It is expensive, but I would recommend living proof to anyone.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Most Awesomest Shampoo EVER!!

    By Tracy C

    from WVU

    About Me Product Junkie

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Adds Volume
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Hair Feels Cleaner Longer
    • Improves Hair Health

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Hair

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

      Though "awesomest" isn't a word, it suits this shampoo. I've read the negative reviews, and I just don't get it. This stuff is awesome, end of it! Perhaps the naysayers are folks with dry hair who wash it every day, which is not how this product is intended to be used (and generally not recommended to maintain healthy hair). You seriously don't need to wash it every day, thanks to the OFPMA formula. Granted, I have long, healthy, thick, slightly wavy, normal to oily hair, so dryness has never been a concern. To keep the oil in check, I would sometimes need to wash it daily, but bc it's so thick, I'd spend hours drying it, or, more often, just wrap it up in a bun damp. Ugh... no fun! If this comes close to describing your own hair, you are crazy not to try this shampoo. 2-3 days after washing my hair, it still feels clean, and after a few washes it seems even healthier, stronger, more shiny... Awesome!!!
      *Note: I've been through 2 bottles now. Occasionally, I feel like I need a deeper cleansing, and a strip down of buildup. For balance, I just use a clarifying shampoo, like once a wk or so. I STILL think this shampoo is the most awesomest shampoo, EVER!!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      For fewer washes and thicker hair!

      By Araef

      from Michigan

      About Me Product Junkie

      Pros

      • Adds Volume
      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Improves Hair Health

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Hair
        • Thicker Hair

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

        So let me start this by saying it was not love at first wash with this stuff. I was used to using cheap stuff (I always invested more money in makeup than hair care). So it doesn't have the strong fruity smells and super soapy wash. BUT, I can wash my hair less and it styles better. My hair was always thick thick growing up but as I've gotten older (26) it's not as thick. After using this a few times my hair actually feels thick again! I spend a ton of money at an upscale salon so it was only proper I start scaling my hair products to above par as well and this stuff does it!! My hair is not oily and gross after 2 days. Instead I can wash every 4-5 days. I have a lot of hair so the small bottles last! Definitely worth the $!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Left My Hair a Tangled Mess

        By OlWin

        from IL

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

        The best way I can describe how this made my hair look/feel is: you know when you spend time doing your hair then go outside when it's windy and your hair gets flat, stringy, and tangled? That's exactly how my hair felt. I could not even get my fingers through my hair! It smells great, but it just weighed my hair down and left it so tangled. I even tried adding the Living Proof Restore leave-in conditioner/detangler but it didn't help. I was disappointed :/

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Multiple purchases

        By Janet

        from North Carolina

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          I started with a sample and am pleasantly addicted now! My hairdresser approves as well!

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          2.0

          Leaves hair dry

          By Mapaz23

          from Sartell

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

          • Dries Hair Out

          Best Uses

          • Oily Hair

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

          I finally decided to spend the money to get this shampoo and now I wish I had bought a trial size. It leaves my hair too staticky and probe to tangles, which I attribute to it being too dry. I have thick hair, and usually wash it every 2-3 days (so not oily). It leaves your hair feeling kind of soft, but it was hard to tell with it getting tangled easily (couldn't run my fingers through).

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          1.0

          Wouldn't purchase again

          By BR

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Product Junkie

          Pros

          • Lathers Well

          Cons

          • Dries Hair Out
          • Harsh
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

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

            I've been struggling to find the best shampoo for my hair. In the effort to try another brand to see if it worked for me, I purchased Living Proof. Unfortunately, it did not make my hair "perfect" whatsoever and I'm pretty disappointed. It weighed down my hair, didn't control any frizz, and my hair was not soft. I also used the matching conditioner.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Very glad I bought the 24 oz size

            By Berri

            from Virginia

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Gentle
            • Improves Hair Health

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Hair
            • Thinner Hair

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

            I just started using this and I was afraid it wasn't going to work well because of some of the negative reviews, but I'm very happy with how my hair turned out! It's very shiny, feels soft, and best of all I know it's gentle on my thin and wavy hair. I'm glad I bought the bulk size.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By Jamayo18

            from California

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Adds Volume
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Oily Hair

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

              I love this shampoo. It controls the frizz on my curly hair, great when I wear my hair straight and adds volume. My favorite part is that it truly does keep my hair feeling longer. I have an oily scalp and this shampoo let's me get away with every other day "washing" when I need to. The downside is that the shampoo is on the pricey side. A price to pay for good hair!!

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

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              • Q:

                Is this a good product line to use with hard water?
                Asked on 1/2/2018 by Leah from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

                  Answered on 2/5/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I have color treated hair I am looking for an appointment an everyday shampoo. Which one do you recommend? I currently use it's a 10 Is this a professional line?
                Asked on 9/1/2017 by kim from pgh,pa

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo is safe for use on color treated hair. If you'd like a complementary hair care consultation, please visit your nearest Ulta Beauty store to speak with one of our stylists. Thank you!

                  Answered on 10/2/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Does this smell like their dry shampoo?
                Asked on 7/3/2017 by jmill from Mississippi

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  All of our products have a light citrus smell to them!

                  Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Is this like the drug store brands that leave a buildup of wax on your hair??
                Asked on 5/20/2017 by bronuh from grants Pass, or

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Living Proof dry shampoo is light and clean. It helps remove dirts and oils with no extra build-up.

                  Answered on 6/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                I am looking for a shampoo that will not dry out fine thin hair but also one that is not so overly moisturizing that it makes it flat and lifeless. Would this be a good option? If not do you have a recommendation?
                Asked on 5/14/2017 by JDL from Mississippi, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  For fine hair we recommend the Full shampoo and conditioner!

                  Answered on 6/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                does this work for an oily scalp? I've had problems in the past with oil control shampoos, they either dry my hair out or make it feel awful. i have thin hair, with an oily scalp and dry ends.
                Asked on 4/30/2017 by mb

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this will help with oily scalp!

                  Answered on 6/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Can you mix and match the shampoo and conditioners from each line? Specifically, the PHD shampoo and Restore conditioner??
                Asked on 4/11/2017 by lynsy from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you are able to do so.

                  Answered on 4/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Do the Restore and the PhD have the same scent?
                Asked on 4/1/2017 by Jilllllll from Gresham Wisconsin

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  All products have a light citrusy smell but vary slightly throughout the lines.

                  Answered on 4/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Does Living Proof phd have keratin/protein?
                Asked on 3/20/2017 by Melissa from FL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Living Proof Perfect hair Day shampoo does not contain proteins.

                  Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                I currently use this brand but the "Timeless" line...how does PHD" compare?
                Asked on 1/29/2017 by Cheb from Michigan

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Living Proof Timeless is for beautiful, ageless hair. It is a clinical, problem – solution line that supplements the things you lose as you age to keep your hair in the best condition. You'll typically start incorporating it into your routine in your 30s.

                  Living Proof Perfect hair Day is a simplified solution that keeps generally healthy hair looking beautiful and healthy.

                  Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
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