Aug 192015
 

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 1

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day ($28/4 oz.) has been transformative for my travel-weary hair. In part because of using random shampoos, hard water and my colorist (whom I love but still), my hair has begun to frizz out. With five pumps and a good night’s rest, Living Proof’s Phd works overnight to magically transform my hair into something soft, sleek and shiny. Not kidding, I’m being serious here. Living Proof PhD is sold at SephoraLiving Proof online (use code PRIMESPR for a GWP), Walgreens and Drugstore.com.

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Living Proof’s No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner ($24 each) has been my go-to for about a year.

Here are some concerns that I was trying to solve:

  • I live in an area with extremely hard water.  Although we have a good water softener for our home, I’ve noticed that my hair is much shinier and smoother when traveling than when using even the best hair treatments with out own water supply;
  • My hair is colored, and sometimes highlighted.  This processing can make hair very fragile;
  • My hair is fine, thick and with a slight uncontrollable wave.  It has a tendency to frizz unless treated like a diva.

Formerly, I was using Ojon’s Tawaka line, which is very gentle and did not strip out my color.  After reading about Living Proof’s scientific approach to innovation, I bought sample sizes of their shampoo and conditioner from Sephora.com.

Even with my first wash, my hair was noticeably softer and smoother.  Even my colorist, who charges me a flat fee because I go so frequently, noticed the difference immediately and asked what I had done.  I’ve since ordered full sized versions, I go through a set every two months or so.  Since using these, I’ve noticed that my hair feels less fragile, is fuller and far softer.  This does not strip out any color (although I rarely go more than two weeks without a touch up, so I couldn’t tell you how it fares in the long term).

Living Proof’s No Frizz has not been a cure-all miracle.  I still add Moroccan Oil and an occasional sweep with a straightener to smooth my hair down.  Still, I’m going to continue to rely on No Frizz for the time being.

This can be ordered from either Sephora.com or Living Proof’s own website.  As an aside,  I noticed that Living Proof is running a trial offer with a small size Shampoo, Conditioner and a mini-styler for $25 including shipping.  I’m not affiliated with them, but that’s a nice way to try out the line without investing in a full-size set.

Shampoo ingredients (from Living Proof’s website):

  • Water/Aqua/Eau
  • Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate Cleansing Ingredient
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine Cleansing Ingredient
  • Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate Cleansing Ingredient
  • Lactamide MEA Moisturizer
  • PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Hair Conditioning Agent
  • Glycol DisterateHair Conditioning Agent, also gives a pearl appearance to the shampoo
  • PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate Hair Conditioning Agent, also makes shampoo thicker.
  • Fragrance/Parfum Fragrance
  • Polyfluoro Ester Anti-Frizz
  • ActiveLaureth-23 Emulsifier to keep the product uniform
  • PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glyceride Moisturizer
  • Tetrasodium EDTA Chelator – Material to allow for great lather, no matter what water you use
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Moisture Balancing Protein
  • Behenyl Alcohol Hair Conditioning Agent
  • Polyquaternium-47 Wet Combing and Detangling Aid
  • Laureth-23 Emulsifier to keep the product uniform
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone Preservative
  • Methylisothiazolinone Preservative
  • Limonene Fragrance Component
  • Hexyl Cinnamal Fragrance Component
  • LinaloolFragrance Component
  • Citronellol Fragrance Component
  • Butylphenyl Methylpropional Fragrance Component

Conditioner Ingredients (from Living Proof’s website):

  • Water/Aqua/Eau
  • Cetearyl Alcohol Conditioning Agent/ Emulsifier to keep the product uniform
  • PolyflouroEsterAnti-frizz active
  • Behentrimonium Chloride Detangling/ Conditioning/ Anti-Static
  • Fragrance/Parfum Fragrance
  • Quaternium-87Detangling/ Conditioning/ Anti-Static
  • Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride Hair Conditioning and Anti-Static Agent
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein – Moisture Balancing Protein
  • Citric Acid Agent to balance pH of product
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone Preservative
  • Methylisothiazolinone Preservative
  • Limonene Fragrance Component
  • Hezyl Cinnamal Fragrance Component
  • Linalool Fragrance Component
  • Citronellol Fragrance Component
  • Burtylphenyl Methylpropional – Fragrance Component

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