Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer Review

Instant De-Frizzer from Living Proof is a dry conditioning spray for all hair types that claims to instantly tame 92% of frizz while adding softness, smoothing and shine with no residue.

Ingredients: Water, Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Wax, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Glycereth-26, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate, Isopentyldiol, Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Oleth-10, Petrolatum, Polyacrylamide, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceteareth-25, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethanol, Fragrance, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Limonene.

This product has an oil blend that mimics the natural oils found in the hair. It provides UV protection. Like all Living Proof products, this contains the Healthy Hair Molecule that smooths, provides shine, tames frizz and seals the hair cuticle.

Directions: For medium to thick hair, hold canister 6 to 10 inches away and spray on dry hair in a sweeping motion, then smooth hair with hands or comb. For fine hair, focus on applying from mid-lengths to ends.
To spot treat, spray in hand and apply to specific sections.

I have fine, dry hair that dries very poofy and frizzy. My second-day hair is less frizzy and more manageable than freshly washed hair.

Instant De-Frizzer is a clear, dry, fine-mist spray that is very heavy on the fragrance, similar to the dry shampoo, and initially interferes with other scents worn. Because this is a very fine mist, the scent kind of sticks in the nose and throat for a couple minutes. The fragrance fades after about 30 to 45 minutes to a more manageable clean scent. I used this spray on freshly washed, air dried hair.

I did a light spray all over my hair and smoothed with my hands. This is a very light-weight product with no residue, stickiness or heaviness. It provides shine and makes my hair feel silky and less dry. It has some instant de-poof and de-frizz (I would say it is more smoothing than de-frizzing), but after a couple minutes my hair started to frizz and poof again, so I sectioned my hair and sprayed a bit more. The effect does not last very long. After about 15 minutes, my hair got frizzy, poofy and felt staticky around my face.

A hair serum or light oil would likely work better; the Olaplex No. 7 oil (silicone) is light-weight and provides smoothing and silkiness; I have been using Fable and Mane’s HoliRoots Treatment Oil (silicone-free and heavily scented) on the lengths of my hair that tames frizz and smooths the hair; Briogeo hair oil (silicone-free) tames frizz, but is heavy and greasy; I’ve used the Morrocanoil Treatment (silicone) a couple times now and generally like it for smoothing the hair.

While Living Proof’s No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer provides some de-poof, de-frizz and silkiness to the hair, the effect does not last long nor does it work particularly well. I would not repurchase Living Proof’s No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer.

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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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