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Restore Instant Protection

Living Proof

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 81 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 (20)

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)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (19), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (25), Straight hair (14), Very curly hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (18), Brand buyer (17), Product junkie (17), Budget shopper (9), Survivalist / minimalist (7)

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5.0

Works in texas weather

By Moni

from Texas

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Controls Frizz

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Living Proof Restore Instant Protection:

      Love this product! I have very curly hair and i live in texas and we get a lot of humidity. This works great for that!

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      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

              (5 of 5 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 Vas

              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

                (3 of 3 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

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product good for smoothing frizz and flyaways? If not, which styling product would you recommend for these issues?
                    Asked on 5/7/2018 by BuffyFan from USA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For frizz and flyaways I suggest to check out No Frizz Instant DeFrizzer.

                      Answered on 5/17/2018 by Official Answer from Living Proof from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    Is this solely a heat protectant or does it provide any hold?
                    Asked on 10/15/2017 by KT from San diego

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It does not have hold.

                      Answered on 10/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                  • Q:

                    Is this product similar to the straight spray? Does it help smooth out and pro long straight hair style and control frizz?
                    Asked on 9/22/2017 by Nicky from Seattle

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Straight spray has been discontinued. We recommend using our No Frizz Humidity Shield for humidity, heat and UV protection – it delivers weightless protection without build-up, so it won't deflate your style. If you've been using Straight Spray as a styler we recommend trying our Restore Instant Protection which can be used on damp or dry hair for heat and UV protection - it's so lightweight that it can be layered and combined with other styling products.

                      Answered on 10/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                  • Q:

                    Hello,
                    I have very fine, very thin, highlighted hair that I blow dry and curl with a curling iron. I use full shampoo and conditioner. Left me a little bit staticy, but hair still feels nice. I want to add heat protectant and thickening cream. Can I use both, and which would go on first , and which second? Do you suggest more products than the cream and protectant? And if so, please be specific about which ones and which order to apply them in. Thanks so much.
                    Asked on 9/19/2017 by Dee from Folsom, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The thickening cream and Restore Instant Protection would be great. I suggest using the thickening cream followed by the instant protection. For extra protection you can use the instant protection on dry hair before curling!

                      Answered on 10/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                  • Q:

                    Can we use this also for taming flyaways while doing hair in updo??? Can this be used as a finisher when we don't use heat???
                    Asked on 9/11/2017 by Ichhata from Minneapolis

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Absolutely! It will be great to smooth and add shine on an up-style.

                      Answered on 10/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Living Proof
                  • 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
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