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Restore Instant Protection

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Restore Instant Protection

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Living Proof Restore Instant Protection is a weightless spray featuring Living Proof's patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), adds shine and polish while protecting against static and heat & UV damage. It's so lightweight that it can be layered and combined with other styling products. Restore Instant Protection Spray provides:
  • Heat protection up to 450F/230C
  • 24-hour UV ray protection
  • Static control
  • Shine, smoothness and polish

Restore Instant Protection Spray is ideal for all hair types. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.
Generously mist damp or dry hair prior to heat styling. Reapply on dry hair for UV protection.

To use as a finisher, lightly mist onto your finished style.
Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Water/Eau/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Polyglyceryl-10, Pentaoleate, Panthenyl, Ethyl Ether, Linoleamidopropyl, Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PPG-5, Ceteth-20, Panthenol, Fragrance/Parfum, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol.

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Living ProofRestore Instant Protection
 
4.3

(based on 80 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Smells great (34)
  • Non-greasy (28)
  • Controls frizz (19)

Cons

  • Dries-out hair (5)
  • Strong odor (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Straight hair (14)
  • Thick hair (11)
  • Curly hair (10)
  • Fine hair (9)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (25), Straight hair (14), Very curly hair (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (19), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (18), Brand buyer (17), Product junkie (16), Budget shopper (9), Survivalist / minimalist (7)

Reviewed by 80 customers

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5.0

My hair looks so much smoother and healthier!

By PortlandSG

from Portland, OR

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

    I absolutely love this product. I was looking for something to provide thermal protection and so many products are greasy and weigh down my hair. A few spritzes of this makes my hair look smooth and so healthy. No greasy look or feeling.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Absolutely LOVE!!

    By Andrea

    from Minnesota

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

      I love this product so much! It goes on more dry than most heat protectors that I have tried before plus it smells great!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Great heat protectant

      By Sam

      from Providence ri

      Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

      I don't like the feeling of a ton of hairspray. I like that is gives my the protection without the texture.

       
      5.0

      Amazing product

      By Kim

      from Marysville, WA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Straight Hair
        • Thicker Hair

        Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

        I went to the salon to get my hair curled for the day and the stylist recommended using the product. I had not heard of it, so when she introduced me to the product I was sold. I wanted to buy my own to use at home. I instantly fell in love with it. Other products I have used in the past left my hair feeling weighed down, greasy. This made my hair feel like I didn't have any product in it which was great. It is very lightweight and my hair didn't look horrible after styling.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        2.0

        Made my hear feel dry

        By K Joe

        from Orange Beach, AL

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Dries-Out Hair

        Best Uses

          Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

          Disappointed in how dry it made my hair feel.. expected more from Living Proof.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Pure alcohol

          By Kkh

          from Phoenix

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work
          • Dries-Out Hair
          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

          • Straight Hair
          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

          The smell that many wrote in their reviews is alcohol. If you look at the ingredient list, it's first. I love the Living Proof line but I don't understand this product at all. How does alcohol protect my hair against heat? This totally dried out my hair and I returned it after one use. Terrible.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Val

          from Flint, MI

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

            Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

            Makes my hair look strong and healthy

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Worse than using No heat protectant

            By Nikkles

            from Fort Worth

            Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

            I don't blow dry my fine, curly, color treated hair.. so have been trying to find a heat protectant to use on Dry hair w/my flat iron that Doesn't Harden my hair like hairspray. I hated the smell of this from the start, it's an Extremely overpowering chemical smell & I have to use the bathroom fan the Whole time I use it. (& smells don't usually bother me) But it's one of the Only protectants for use on dry hair & doesn't hold like hairspray I've found so far.. so I gave it (many) chances. It's taken me 3 cans to realize it's THIS that's drying/damaging my hair, Not my other hair products. It's just a Strongly scented can if air (w/alcohol in it for some reason to dry my hair out) & I'm better off using No heat protectant. I really wanted to like this, but Save Your $$... this product is WORTHLESS. Back to searching.. so frustrating

             
            5.0

            Helps my 'shrinking' hair!

            By Blondie

            from Burton, mi

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

              I have been using this product to help the breakage issue I have. My hair grows from the roots, but breaks before my shoulders!!! This product has helped make my hair appear longer. My ends look so much better, which makes them look healthy! My hair still won't grow, but it looks great!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Best Product for Heat Protection!

              By Jackiex3

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Strong Odor

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Straight Hair
              • Thicker Hair
              • Travel

              Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

              I absolutely love this product! It is very lightweight and non-greasy. It doesn't leave my hair sticky like most heat protectors do. Smells good and leaves hair with a great finish.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

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              • Q:

                How does this compare to the Kendra Blow Dry Mist? My hair is very fine, and gets oily very quickly.
                Asked on 1/4/2018 by Kaitlin from Chico, CA

                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:

                Does this product reduce air drying and or blow drying time?
                Asked on 7/18/2017 by Kiara from Rochester, NY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  No it does not, check out our Satin Serum if you are looking for products to speed up blow dry time!

                  Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Will the spray can survive on the airplane, meaning, can it it leak or (God forbid) explode? I'm traveling overseas and would like to take it with me.
                Asked on 7/7/2017 by Tikila from Cupertino, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  It is safe to travel with!

                  Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                How is this different from the Phd fresh cut split end mender?
                Asked on 4/14/2017 by Junenicole from Edinburg, Texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Fresh Cut is meant for all hair types and specifically targeted to sealing ends. Restore Instant .Protection is a weightless spray that protects against heat styling, humidity and UV rays.

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

                I have thin frizzy hair....can I use the full and restore together? What do you recommend?
                Asked on 3/5/2017 by Maddie from Midwest

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can combine lines! I would recommend using the Full Shampoo with No Frizz Cnditioner.

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

                Does this product work well on fine somewhat oily hair?
                Asked on 2/22/2017 by LindsayH from Maryland

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, it is a weightless spray so it will not be heavy on fine hair.

                  Answered on 2/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Any alcohol?
                Asked on 12/7/2016 by Ela from Florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Most aerosol products contain alcohol to act as the carrier for other formula ingredients. It should not be drying and is not bad for your hair.

                  Answered on 12/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                I love that this product protects from the sun but it contains alcohol denat., is this going to dry my hair? If so what's a recommend product that I should add to help my hair lock in moisture?
                Asked on 8/24/2016 by Krispy from Jersey, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Alcohol denat. in Restore Instant Protection is just part of the propellant system to get the formula out of the can, so this ingredient won't actually reach your hair. It has no drying effects on the hair and you will not need any additional products to lock in moisture.

                  Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Sorry I ment to say paraben and safrate free
                Asked on 7/25/2016 by Mandyloz from Bx ny

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, all Living Proof products are paraben-free and sulfate-free.

                  Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
              • Q:

                Is this product silicone and sulfate free?
                Asked on 7/25/2016 by Mandyloz from Bx ny

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, all Living Proof products are silicone - free and sulfate - free.

                  Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
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