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Living Proof



Perfect hair Day (PhD)

dry shampoo

SKU# R1006

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A dry shampoo that cleans beyond ordinary dry shampoos. It’s powered by a Triple-Action Cleaning Technology that makes your hair look, feel and smell clean.

  • Absorbs and removes oil, sweat and odor
  • Works on all hair colors because it leaves virtually no visible residue or powdery build-up behind
  • Time-released fragrance delivers a light, clean scent throughout the day

Application tip: See a little white residue? No worries, that's the cleaning in action as the oil and sweat are absorbed by the dry shampoo. Just wait 30 seconds and brush gently to remove.

For all hair types. All Living Proof products are sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair. 


Shake well. Hold canister 6 to 10 inches away from dry hair, then apply Dry Shampoo section by section in a sweeping motion to dirty or oily areas. Wait 30 seconds for powders to activate and cleanse, then remove them by massaging your hair with your fingers, or brushing your hair.  Apply more if needed (just make sure to shake the can again).

Tip: See a little white residue? No worries, that's the cleaning in action as the oil and sweat are absorbed by the dry shampoo. Just wait 30 seconds and brush gently to remove.



“Dry Shampoo” has been a bit of a misnomer. Other products don’t actually clean your hair. The powder-based formulas soak up oil – but that powder doesn’t go anywhere. You’re left with a residue you can see and feel. That's not clean hair - that's just dirty hair in hiding!


Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo’s Triple-Action Cleaning Technology tackles the three dimensions of clean hair: how it looks, how it feels, and how it smells.

How it looks:

  • A unique, balanced blend of fast-absorbing powders soak up oil and sweat. Most other dry shampoos are designed to work on oil.

How it feels:

  • Our patented OFPMA molecule reduces the surface friction on hair, so it’s easy to remove the powders (and the oil and sweat they’ve soaked up). Most dry shampoos add something (namely powders) to the hair to absorb oil – but they don’t remove anything. That’s why your hair doesn’t feel clean. Our technology helps remove the powders. It’s the next best thing to washing your hair.

How it smells:

  • Odor neutralizers eliminate less desirable smells, and time-release fragrance releases a light, clean scent all day long. 

Does it work on all hair types?

Yes, it can be used on all hair types. For thicker, coarser hair, section more thoroughly. For curly hair, remove powders with a blow dryer (vs. fingers or brush, which will deconstruct the curl).

Can you layer with other products?

Yes, you can use PhD Dry Shampoo on top of the styling products you used on damp hair to style (i.e. styling cream followed later in the day or the next day with dry shampoo). You can also use PhD Dry Shampoo before using products on dry hair to re-touch (i.e. dry shampoo followed by hairspray or finishing serum).

How does it interact with other types of products?

PhD Dry Shampoo is compatible with all Living Proof care and styling products. The powders in dry shampoo may stick more to resin-base products (i.e. products that have hold). The powders should still be easily removed. If you do still see powders after using fingers and/or brush, use a blow dryer for more thorough removal.

How much should I spray?

The amount of dry shampoo depends on your hair type and the level of oil, sweat and odor in hair. Section hair, spray for 1-2 seconds at a time. Wait 30 seconds for the powders to activate and cleanse. Remove by massaging your hair with fingers or brushing your hair. Then, add more as needed.

 I see white residue. What should I do?

White residue that is easy to remove is normal and expected—especially if you have dark hair. To remove the white residue, rub and massage hair with fingers and/or use brush. A boar’s bristle brush will be the most efficient in removing the powders. If white residue still exists, use a blow dryer.

Does this break down or remove (clean) other products from your hair?

No, we know you worked hard for your style and don’t want to start from scratch. PhD Dry Shampoo absorbs and removes just the bad—oil, sweat and odor. 

styles & tips

It is easy to get your favorite hairstyles using Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo. Choose a look below to see the techniques our stylists used to create it. Effortless beauty is only a click away.


  • Allure
    2015 Allure, Beauty Breakthrough
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
    2015 O, The Oprah Magazine, Beauty O-Award
  • New You
    2015 New You, New You- 2015 Innovation in Hair Beauty Award: Perfect hair Day:
  • ELLE
    2016 ELLE, Beauty Genius Award
  • Ebony
    2016 Ebony, Beauty Awards, Best in Hair
  • SELF Approved Beauty Awards
    2016 SELF Approved Beauty Awards, Dream-Come-True Dry Shampoo
  • Total Beauty Awards
    2016 Total Beauty Awards, Editor's Pick, Dry Shampoo
  • Redbook
    2016 Redbook, The 46 Best New Products of the Year: Best Hair
  • Parents
    2016 Parents, Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards 2016: The Hit List for Hair – Dry Shampoo

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Perfect hair Day (PhD) collection

When the complete Perfect hair Day line is used together as a regimen, hair stays cleaner, longer. It looks and feels, well, perfect.

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