Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Color-safe, silicone free, nice to use once u figure it out
I have a free trial bottle. First use, i used between a nickle and quarter sized amount and that wasn't enough. It felt like i just smeared a little nothing on my hair that did not much. Second try went 100% better. I used another regular shampoo first to wash out an overnight treatment. Hair did not lather much, so I knew I needed a 2nd round. Reached for the triple detox and used more like between a quarter and half-dollar sized amount. This went really nicely. I forgot about the instructions to let it sit for the chelating / hard water part, but I do have a shower head filter so next time.
I had been using Ion color defense clarifying shampoo, and that is gentle enough but has a tiny bit of dimethicone near the bottom of the ingredient list, which just bugs me a little. That's quite a tall bottle for once a week use, so I may or may not try to finish it before buying a full-size of triple detox. It's very hard to find a color-safe silicone-free clarifying shampoo, but I think this is going to be the one.
Most Helpful Critical Review Destroyed my hair broke off
I had so many hopes for this shampoo. I love anything living proof well I almost everything now. I have very hard water so I thought this might help combat it. I've used clarifying shampoos before but never have any of them damaging my hair like this stuff. When you put it on it feels weird like it instantly dried it out. It never lathered either. I went to wash it out immediately because it just didn't seem right and it felt like it wouldn't wash out. But what was washing out was my hair because it was breaking off in chunks! It left a residue or something on my hair as well. My hair is ruined. It's dry and feels like straw and still breaking off and won't soak up any moisture at all. And it still feels like it still has residue in it from the shampoo. I have done coconut oil treatments(multiple), deep conditioning treatments(multiple), and a Olaplex treatment nothing has worked. I'm very upset and disappointed. Don't use this stuff. I returned it immediately.
Reviewed by 77 customers Love it!
KennedyE from Ohio
Used this product for the first time last night and I'm in love! It did take 2 quarter size amounts to get it into a lather. After rinsing, my hair felt very clean but also very stripped. I used the PhD conditioner afterwards and let it sit for a few minutes and it brought it back to life! A day after and my hair feels so soft and clean! Probably won't use this all the time but will keep around for when I need an extra deep clean!
Great cleanser for dry hair
Whitty from Pawcatuck, CT
I recieved this as a free sample with a gift with purchase and was hesitant to try it because it's charcoal based. I've never thought of trying charcoal in my hair... sounds kinda gross, but I've heard it's good. I only use salon products, so I'm pretty picky. My hair is super thin and dry, but gets greasy fast. This stuff is incredible. It doesn't foam up, so it doesn't feel like it's cleaning your hair, but it is. I use it only once a week in rotation with my salon shampoo and it thoroughly detoxifies my hair from product build-up and makes it soooo incrediblly manageable and soft. I leave my conditioner in for a few minutes after I use this shampoo. I need to repurchase for sure! Good stuff!
Ibskeetie from Knoxville Tn
I received a sample of this shampoo and it did come out weird at first but I did a second shampoo and left it on for about 3 minutes.
I could feel the difference in my hair and scalp,my scalp never feels clean and I have been looking for a good shampoo to no avail I fallowed it up with a there hair mask and let me tell you my hair didn't fall out like it does with every wash and I was able to get the comb through it with no problem.
Iam buying a full bottle Now and I must say that living proof is my favorite brand and I have tried them alll. Plus I love the smell it's so clean and earthy
Re927 from San Diego
Awful! It comes out this thick charcoal colored substance. It's like putting wax in your hair. It's left a film in my hair that has made it greasy at the crown of my head. Plus it made my hair super tangly and dried out which resulted in a lot of hair falling out. I am still trying to shampoo it out after 5 days! Do not recommend.
would buy but still not as good as the original.
cayetana from Westport, CT
this is an amazing shampoo that does what it says. with 1 shampoo all the buildup from hard water and styling products is out. it also makes your scalp feel really nice, no dryness
E from Richmond Virginia
I have only used three times and already see a difference in my hair.
My perfect hair day shampoo
Az4jc from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
I use each time I shampoo my hair. And I take when I travel.
Great for oily hair
Jennifer16 from Atlanta, GA
I got this for my 13 year old daughter. Her hair can get oily and regular shampoos just weren't getting it clean enough. We got this and she now uses it maybe once a week (sometimes once every 2 weeks) and uses her regular shampoo and conditioner in between. Using this too much would really dry our your hair, I think, but using this every now and then works perfectly. After this and a good conditioner, her hair is incredibly clean, soft, and smooth.
Jaimee from AZ
I love this shampoo, my new favorite!
Ab from Colorado
I have very curly hair and after using this shampoo, my hair is bouncy, soft, voluminous and much more manageable. A once a week addition to my routine to clarify. I can't believe how much my hair weighed before compared to how light it was afterwards. And smells wonderful!
Yes , i would buy this again
Kit katt from Summerville SC
I was having a difficult time with my hair breaking off and looking frizzy. It was so bad, i thought about wearing a wig. I tried so many different products and nothing worked. Then i tried the no frizz shampoo and conditioner. I also use the root boost.
And no more frizz. My hair feels thicker and fuller.
And a tiny amount goes a long way. I usually big the large shampoo and it lasts me 6 months or more?
The only complaint is the price. I am on a fixed income and its very hard spending so much on hair products. But it does work
Kt from Massachusetts
My hair feels great when I use this shampoo. It feels clean and light.
Would buy this product again. WilI buy the big Bottle next.
Mely♥️ from San Jacinto
Love this product leaves hair clean from root to ends. Your hair will feel dry but with the use of a conditioner right after rinsing shampoo off and leaving it on will leave your hair soft and feeling sooo clean. Really recommend this product
Amazing for me!
J. Parker from Houston, TX
I decided to try this while on sale during Ultas hair event. I have very fine, long, naturally light blonde hair and an oily scalp. My hair has very little damage (I occasionally use heat tools, but usually air dry). My hair gets weighed down from products and hard water easily. Build up is visible on my hair very quickly- makes it look darker, flat, and dirty. I used a quarter sized amount in my hair, left it in for 2- 3 minutes, and followed with my favorite conditioner from Ouai. My hair looked brighter and shinier, felt soft, light and bouncy again with just one use! My hair did feel a bit dry immediately after shampoo, but that disappeared after applying the conditioner. I love it already!
I can see how this could be too harsh for people with really damaged hair, since it truly seems to strip all of the gunk and buildup from every strand. I expect it could also remove color or glosses from hair too. Works amazing for me though!
Living Proof PhD shampoo
BAK from Poulsbo, WA
I have been using Living Proof products and needed a shampoo specifically for getting product build-up out of my hair. This is an excellent product for that, in addition for color care control. I got the biggest size which should last me a long while.
Severe Hair Loss after using this shampoo!!!
Ljeanf from Roseville CA
Please go on other websites especially and read reviews of this product making people lose more hair than usual.
I switched to this shampoo and after 2 weeks, my hair started shedding terribly! I have never had any hair issues. I have always taken good care of my hair. Silky long shiny straight hair. After using this my hair became very dull and dry very quickly. I immediately got very concerned and decided to look up hair loss with this product. Low and behold.... a ton of reviews popped up for me to read. Please be careful with this shampoo and conditioner. It cleans the hair and detoxes so well that it strips your hair of the natural oils it needs. I wish I would have seen those reviews. I saw 5 stars and all the positives and totally regret using Living Proof. Never ever again will I purchase any of their products!!
Such Clean Hair!
Emily F. from Charlottesville, VA
I had been using Redken's All Soft Mega shampoo and conditioner. I love those too! But, after some time, they started making my hair feel greasier. I realized my problem was that I needed a shampoo with less moisture. I cannot stand for my hair to feel greasy. I use this shampoo probably 2 times a week because it just helps my hair feel so clean! It eliminates any buildup! Like others have said, this is not an everyday shampoo! I only use it twice a week because I have always had issues with my hair getting oily so fast! I would definitely recommend this if you feel like your hair needs a "detox" from your normal routine!
Holy Grail Clarifying Shampoo Hard Water
S Rose from Detroit, MI
First, this is not a daily shampoo and should only be used as needed.
I follow the curly girl method and have been for 6 months. I have low porosity wavy fine but a lot of 2c hair with some 3a curls. This shampoo is CG friendly. My hair likes a good balance of moisture and protein. I have hard water and color treated hair.
This doesn't lather very well but the detergent isn't as harsh as most clarifying shampoos. I put this through all of my hair and left on for two minutes as directed. I followed with a deep conditioner that has protein for 10 minutes.
Results were better than I expected. My hair felt like silk washing out the deep conditioner, it feels light and has so much volume and definition. More definition and volume than I've had in a very long time.
I don't know how often I'll end up using it. Maybe once a week or every other week. After one use, I think this is a holy grail for hard water haircare.
I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DAILY SHAMPOO.
Katya from STL, Mo
As a hairstylist, I am constantly putting product in my hair and keeping up with styles. It takes a toll on my hair, but this product takes it all right off, even my home's hard water.
Keep in mind that since this is a clarifying shampoo, it can DRY your hair out whether it be a little or a lot depending on your hair's porosity/damage. All clarifying shampoos can dry your hair out, so this one is no exception.
I advise to follow with your fav deep conditioner (mine is personally Shea Moisture's Cactus and Coco Water mask) and make a ritual out of clarifying your hair once ever 1-2 weeks.
Happy detoxing 🖤🤍
Kgirl79 from Cleveland
This clarifying shampoo is great! I have fine thin hair, so I have to use a lot of products to give my hair some lift. This shampoo clears that away, making my hair really soft. Love the living proof line!
Meli from Maine
I bought a house in June and our water is so full of minerals that it made my hair turn almost orange. This has been the best thing. I feel like I have my hair back.
I use this daily it's my go to shampoo!
Bern from Wantage, NJ
I use this shampoo almost every time I wash my hair. I have oily hair and this gets rid of that without over drying it.
I will buy this product again
Robin from Marana, AZ
I love how my hair felt after using it! Will use it once a week!
Cyn from Orlando
My hair now is bouncy, full and shiny love this product!
DO NOT BUY
Brooke from Dallas
I wanted to love this product, the first time i used it i did. Then i realized my hair started breaking off and I couldn't figure out why. I bought the travel size and used the whole thing and now it looks like i have PP hair loss and i have not even had a baby. It does not lather so you end up using a ton and now my hair is breaking off. Just saw a piece and the end was completely frayed