Rated 4.23 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wow! Yes Excellent
Yes. Wow. So effective it required an attitude adjustment
The Restore system worked so well that it required an Attitude Adjustment on my part.
I had forgotten how wavy, bouncy and spring my hair actually was when it was young and healthy!
Since hitting perimenopause, getting some gray which changes the texture of the hair somewhat, coloring, highlighting and heat styling, my hair had become more and more dry, damaged, fragile, unmanageable and like straw.
And that was using natural hair color and avoiding silicones and sulfates! I tried home remedies, natural treatments, other brands for deep conditioning, etc. but a lot of them relied on silicones or oils.
The ones that helped the dryness and damage a little also weighed my hair down, making it flat and lifeless. I started to think that with age and abuse my hair had just become full, thin and lifeless.
When my hair stylist suggested cutting off 4 or 5 inches and "starting over" I did more research and decided to try this.
All I can say is WOW!!!
After one use of the shampoo and conditioned, about 85% of my damage was gone. GONE. My hair was no longer dry lifeless or like straw. Instead it was amazingly shiny, bouncy, springy, light on my head and full of life. Even the tippity ends were healthier and in a few more uses my hair's condition was nothing short of terrific.
It was so bouncy, springy and full of life that my old styling methods and even my cut were not quite right anymore - because my hair had changed back to its youthful healthy self. I had new hair so I had to make an adjustment. It was totally easy to straighten it out, curl it up, etc. and my stylist was amazed. She was so amazed she is thinking of bringing the line into the salon. Anyway, after seeing my hair bouncy and wavy instead of fine, full and lifeless, she styled me a little bit differently and it looks great.
Now I have been trying some of the other products for styling and so far, they're terrific too, and I will review them separately. I will say however these products work differently from others and they don't work too well mixing with other products... when I did, they weighed it down and it started to go dull and lifeless again. For now I am sticking with this line and just enjoying all the compliments!!!
A comment on the shampoo. Most sulfate free shampoo does not lather too well. This one lathers beautifully so if you enjoy a nice lathered shampoo you will like this.
important Tip - If you use silicone products on your hair REMOVE them first by clarifying BEFORE you try this line. If you don't, the sulfate free Restore shampoo does not do a super job at getting rid of heavy products because it is intended to be used with Living Proof products which don't build up. So if you have build up the Restore can't get to the hair to help it, and you will end up with even drier hair because it won't be getting conditioned.
Most Helpful Critical Review Think twice
Let me be clear. Had I given this product a review in the first 6 weeks it would have been positive and 5 stars. I loved it at first. It made my wavy hair easy to straighten it looked and felt silky and awesome. Fast forward 4-6 weeks later of using it every time I washed. I started to notice my hair felt hard like it wasn't soaking in any of my after products. I thought It was weird but continued to use it. Pretty soon the shine started to disappear from my hair. I thought my hair was just getting bad with age. I cut 4 inches off and chalked the problem up to my highlights. My hair started to break and had no elasticity. After some research I found out this product was over proteining my hair. It took months of using only mositurizing products to with no protein and my hair is finally gaining some elasticity back and shine. Basically unless your hair is dried cotton candy that is stretchy I wouldn't use this product too often. You will love it at first but you will suffer the rather of over protein. You have been warned!! Wish I had
Reviewed by 266 customers I would buy this again!
Amanda from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Detangles and leaves my hair silky but not greasy. I prefer this over the PHD formula which makes my hair feel dry.
Great Product - For the Right Use
Lil Aud from Yorba Linda, California
I found this product when my hair started to go through a phase of breaking. I could't grow it longer then what it was and with years of coloring my hair was just too dry - and frizzy. I first tried the Frizz Ease line and loved it, but it still wasn't repairing my dry, dull strands. I then set aside the Frizz Ease and bought the Restore Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioning Spray and Cream. Amazing results! I cut my hair to a bob and used these products religiously. Going from having to wash my hair everyday to every 2-3 days was a miracle in itself. Once I ran out of my shampoo and conditioner, I switched back to the Frizz Ease while sticking with the Restore Leave-In Conditioning Spray and Cream. And now I have beautiful hair, long, strong, colored and swear by this stuff. Key : Use this to repair your hair by going through the bottle of Shampoo and Conditioner. Once you finish your 8 oz bottles, switch your shampoo and conditioner to what best fits your needs (i.e. Frizz Ease, Thickner, PhD, Fuller, etc.). When you feel your hair is suffering again, use this to cure it. It's certainly NOT an all year use.
My hair is better than ever
Sheryl from Beaumont, TX
I started using living proof about two months ago. My hair has been falling out due to drastic diet changes and stopping a couple long term medications. The two times I've gone to have my hair trimmed the stylist tells me how soft, silky and shiny my hair is. It's not heavy, it's light and behaves appropriately. The smell is light, clean and fresh! My most recent visit to the salon the stylist showed me tons of new growth that is a couple inches long. I will swear by this stuff! (Oh and it doesn't irritate my psoriasis)
I would definitely buy this again!
Alex from McDonough, GA
Really makes my hair feel moisturized !
P from TN
Wanted to love this. Made my hair frizzier and less manageable. Pureology is far better. Don't waste your time or money here.
raddles from Venice, FL
I color treat my hair every 4 weeks at a salon. Every day I wash, blow dry and curl my hair with a curling iron. This conditioner definitely helps my hair.
Worked for me
Sonia from Atlanta
Bought the shampoo and conditioner, and it works wonders for my hair. The only damage my hair has is from black box dye so it's not too damaged normally, but this leaves it nicer than the bed head products I've been using for years. Smells amazing and leaves little to no frizz.
I had really high hopes
Kiana from Texas
I really thought that for the price and the hype this conditioner could be life altering but it wasn't, it made my hair feel heavy and greasy (I have thick hair so that isn't usually a problem). Additionally, it feels extremely unmanageable and dull. I've had it in a bun for two days just to avoid having to touch it. I have color treated hair but it isn't bleached so maybe this would work better for someone with more damaged hair.
Waste of money.
NicNac7 from Middle of nowhere, IA
My hair is tangly, and dry. This conditioner did nothing to help it. My hair literally felt dry while it was still wet after rinsing this out, if that even makes sense. Made no difference in its texture, frizz, or the tangles after use. Very disappointed, but relieved I didn't buy the giant bottle.
Dries out hair
emvee from clovis, ca
I love Living Proof hair products, so I do not understand how this one was such a dud. It made my hair look even drier and the ends felt like straw.
I would not buy this again
Meme' from Jackson TN
the store rep insisted this was the best - it leaves a film on my hair and I cannot get a comb through it. I'm going back to Pureology
Anything but Restoration
usoknow from Alexandria, VA
I only wash my hair 1 or 2 times a week but after a few weeks of using this product, my hair has become extremely dry and damaged. It becomes a tangly mess while in the shower and once I towel dry my hair you can visibly see that this product is super drying. This product does not live up to expectations and shouldn't be considered a restore conditioner. It says that it will help hair behave like it was never damaged before, but in fact it has damaged my hair.
Good system that appears to be helping
Klr from PA
I use the Restore shampoo, conditioner and spray. My hair felt dead, very dry and couldn't do a thing with it. It stopped holding curls. I've tried various products that didn't help at all. I finally bought the trial kit for this and after the first few days I could start to see improvement and a coworker even asked me if I got my hair done that it looked nice. I liked it enough to purchase the jumbo sizes. Glad I decided to try this.
hair was a tangly mess after shampooing
Love the beach from New England
I bought both the shampoo and conditioner. Loved the shampoo, but the conditioner left my hair in a tangled mess. I am sure I broke ends off my hair trying to brush out the tangles. When my hair was done...blowdried and styled my hair was soft and felt good. But I will not use this product again, knowing I will damage my hair to detangle.
Waste of money
Meg from Columbus, oh
I got this bc of damage and dryness. It helped my ends so that's why it gets three stars but the rest of my hair feels gross, greasy and like I have build up. I was told it takes a few weeks after switching by a (living proof rep) to truly see the correct results but by then I couldn't return. I bought the larger bottles so I feel like I have to use it so $120 doesn't go in the trash. Worst waste of my money I think I've ever spent.
Improves condition and texture
Jill E from Spotsylvania VA
Very good results after one use
Long hair don't care from Jacksonville, Florida
Great paired with the shampoo to help processes hair. I recently lightened my brown hair and needed something to bring back the softness and shine. This worked!
I would not buy this again!
Car from High Desert
I couldn't hardly stand the way it smells! AND it's too expensive! I'm taking it back !
Angie from Greenville
My hair is loving this stuff. It's soft, fluffy and full of volume. I highly recommend it.
Not worth the money, didn't meet my expectations
Babydoll from NY
Very expensive product, and I didn't get the results that I was expecting
Cleo808 from Los Angeles, CA
I have fine, colored, straight hair. Made my hair very soft after the first use! And after several days, my hair seems less frizzy. Absolutely love the scent.
Great conditioner - will definitely repurchase.
Lorra from Wisconsin
Easy to comb through. A little heavy, takes extra time to rinse out. Does build up and leave a bit of a film. On the pricey side. But my hair has experienced less breakage resulting in growth, so I like it.
Moxie from Orlando, Fl
The Ulta ladies highly recommended this product. I went in for my purple shampoo for my blonde hair. Hoping this keeps it blonde and doesn't fade it.
Jmelinn from Utah
Not a good enough moisturizer for my hair at all. My hair felt stripped instead of protected. I used it twice with the came result, any longer would have be a disaster!
I will buy this product again
Mack from Pdx
I was using monat hair products and even though I loved them their constant reshaping was too much. This is just as good and far cheaper.