Perfect hair Day (PhD)

dry shampoo

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A dry shampoo that cleans beyond ordinary dry shampoos. It’s powered by our patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) and Triple-Action Cleaning Technology that:

  • absorbs and removes oil, sweat and odor
  • makes your hair look, feel and smell clean
  • works on all hair colours because it leaves virtually no visible residue or powdery build-up behind
  • has a time-released fragrance to deliver 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. 

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo is ideal for all hair types. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for colour 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.


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. 


  • 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
  • Refinery29
    2016 Refinery29, Beauty Innovator Awards: Hair – Dry Shampoo
  • TheZoeReport.com
    2017 TheZoeReport.com, Breaking Beauty Awards
  • Real Simple
    2017 Real Simple, Road Test
  • CEW UK
    2018 CEW UK, Beauty Awards, Best New Haircare, Styling, or Colouring Product, Prestige

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What sorcery is this?
Posted by AJ on September 16, 2016

Seriously. I have fine, color treated hair, and lots of it. All my life, my hair would start to look a bit 'too' shiny by the end of the day. This eased up a bit as I got older, but the only way I was going more than one day without washing my hair was if I planned to either tie it back or pin it up. Other dry shampoos I've tried either left my hair feeling sticky or just didn't hold up throughout the day.

Enter PhD dry shampoo. Now I'm able to go at least one day between washes, if not two depending on humidity. My hair also looks and feels normal during that time. This even helps my bangs look normal (so much so, that I went back to having shorter bangs as opposed to the side-swept fringe I'd had for a while). Yet another hit from Living Proof in my arsenal.

The universes gift to our locks
Posted by Heather on September 02, 2016

Listen ladies. For years I have had to wash my hair every other day or every day depending on what time of year it was due to oil, dirt, and humidity. I am going on day 4 of not washing my hair and it looks like it is first day clean. I am in love with this product.

Posted by Kara on August 09, 2016

This really is the perfect hair day! I have tried other dry shampoos that make your hair feel grimy and dirtier than when you started but this is awesome! I received this in a trial size from a subscription bag, and now I've loved it so much I've graduated to actually buying the full size bottles!
Not only does it absorb greasiness, it actually helps with volume too! I have even been using it after I wash and dry my hair to make it not as "clean" and soft to be able to achieve volume and success with different types of hairstyles. This is now my absolute favorite and so worth the money!

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Perfect hair Day (PhD) collection

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