Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Review

The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is color safe and safe for chemically treated hair. This is said to absorb oil, sweat and odor and makes hair look, feel and smell clean. This has time-released fragrance that delivers a “light” clean scent all day.

Ingredients: Isobutane, Propane, Alcohol Denat., Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Cellulose, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Caprylyl Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Hydrated Silica, Cetrimonium Chloride, Zeolite, Ethylcellulose, Octoxynol-10, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Water, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Linalool

This contains denatured alcohol which can be drying to skin and hair. OFPMA is in all Living Proof products and is said to repel oil and dirt by reducing surface friction on the hair. Zeolite is a clay-like ingredient that is an absorbent and a deodorant. Octoxynol-10 can clean skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. Disteardimonium hectorite is a clay compound. This contains fragrance as well as hexyl cinnamal, limonene, citronellol, citral and linalool that function as fragrance ingredients.

Directions: Shake well. Hold canister 6 to 10 inches away from dry hair, then apply 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.

I have fine, dark hair that gets oily quite quickly. I try to wash my hair as little as possible so my keratin straightening treatment lasts as long as it can, but by the end of the second day/beginning of the third day, my hair feels like it needs a wash. I have tried a few different dry shampoos; Batiste being a long-time favorite. I have also tried dry shampoo powders.

Above is before and after third-day hair. It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but my hair is less oily, has more volume and more movement since it is not weighed down by oil. In the after photo, my bangs no longer have an oily, stringy look. Of course, this product does not make hair feel as though it is freshly washed, but it looks pretty close. On running my fingers through the hair, it does not feel oily, but feels like it has a bit of texture and feels a bit thicker. It is not sticky and does not make the hair clumpy. It does not leave a white residue on my dark hair. If I use the dry shampoo in the morning one day, the effect lasts into the next day as well.

The scent is similar to other Life Proof products. I have used the Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo (which has a bit of a different undertone) but I have a number of minis I have not used yet, and the scent is the same as the dry shampoo; a sort of perfume-y citrus. On the Sephora website, it states the dry shampoo has a light clean scent – I would disagree. The scent is very overpowering and while it smells nice, I would not describe this as a clean scent. I think if this had a more natural clean scent (or was not so bold), it would not be so bothersome. I am not generally bothered by heavy scents and this does not give me a headache, but for someone who is sensitive to fragrance, this may not work. The heaviness of the scent starts fading after about 3 hours to a more acceptable level, but does last all day.

The Life Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo works very well (one of the better, if not the best dry shampoo I’ve used) in terms of oil absorption and volume and I will continue to purchase; I just wish the scent was less overpowering.

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