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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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Truly the best I have tried!
Posted by Merc on October 01, 2017

I gave up on using dry shampoo. I tried drugstore brands and expensive salon brands. What usually happens is that they seem to work in the moment. By the time I get to work my hair is weighed down by the product and more greasy. I have fine hair with a scalp condition. I wash my hair three times a week. So far this product is best at absorbing oil - even sweaty post workout hair. I do have to wash my hair every other day but I imagine that if you have normal hair this product will extend time between washings. I am so happy I have found this product line. Happy with everything so far! I also love that it comes in smaller trial/travel sizes.

Buy the big one!
Posted by Krissy on February 28, 2017

I have curly hair, and I have never found a dry shampoo that I can even stand to use- except for this one. I have had to wash my hair so frequently in the past mostly because it becomes incredibly dry. Not only does this dry shampoo get rid of any shiny grease at the scalp, my hair itself is more shiny, soft, manageable. I would never have believed it if someone told me I stand could go more than a day, much less two or three, without washing my hair- and even feel good about how it looks. Yes, it doesn't last very long, but I often don't have to use much. Use a little and add more if you want to after you follow the full directions once. Just buy it. You need it.

Posted by Erin on February 25, 2017

The PhD Dry Shampoo is THE BEST dry shampoo I have ever used. I have fine, limp hair that is very hard to resist washing as it tends to get very oily at the roots. I have tried every dry shampoo out there, but couldn't find anything that didn't leave a chalky residue and didn't make my hair feel dirty. Then PhD came along...I am now a Living Proof girl. This product not only CLEANS, but it smells great, adds a little volume, and makes my hair feel awesome. I am also convinced that my hairstyle actually holds better too-- I am hooked! I now only wash my hair 2-3 times a week where I was washing every day to get rid of the oilinesss. If you are looking to try just one Living Proof product I would recommend starting with this. You will not be disappointed!

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Perfect hair Day (PhD) collection

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