I Smell Like Jennifer Anniston

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Living Proof. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

I’m not good with hair. I didn’t even realize my younger daughter had curly hair until she was ten. I just washed, it, brushed it, and wondered why it was such a poofy frizzball. Pretty clueless.

Now I see that having a good hair day is partially technique and partially good product. For years I just bought cheap shampoo and conditioner while I wondered why my hair was eh.

I was sent an assortment of shampoo, conditioner, and styling products from Living Proof. I used the Perfect hair Day (PhD) shampoo and conditioner and the Perfect hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. I’ve been testing the products out exclusively for the last few weeks. image

I was pretty skeptical about the product claims.

Color me impressed. I found the products made my hair feel smooth, like silky smooth, and feel soft. Also, my hair looked really shiny, which is very important to me.

The shampoo and conditioner are sulfate-free, oil-free and silicone-free. As far as I can tell, it is not gluten-free, which is not a concern for me, but I do notice. My friend with celiac disease has to use a gluten-free shampoo or she has all kinds of issues I’m glad not to have.

The shampoo seemed low-sudsing, but made a nice, thick lather. I felt like my hair got very clean with a small amount of shampoo, which is something, since my hair is very long.

The conditioner made my hair feel super soft and detangled. The scent of both is crisp and botanical—more like fresh herbs. I like it very much since it’s not too strong and it’s not super-feminine. This is good since my husband would buy different shampoo from a gas station for himself. When he uses my (good) product, his hair looks great.

The 5-in-1 Styling treatment is what I think separates a good hair day from a great hair day. Why didn’t you people with Good Hair tell me sooner that a great styling product is worth its weight in gold?

The styling treatment should be applied to damp hair. It only takes a little bit. When I used too much, It made my hair feel heavy, but that one’s on me.

This line claims to help hair stay cleaner longer. I did find this to be true for me. I used to be an every day hairwasher, then moved to every other day. If I went a third day, I had to put my hair up in a ponytail.

With the Living Proof products, I got a full forth day of fresh, shiny hair. I was stunned and how long my hair stayed nice. living-proof-day-4

A side benefit of fewer washings is that my hair color stayed nicer longer. Red color is the hardest to maintain, so washing every three or four days is really helping my color hang time. Now I feel I only need a touch up for root growth, not for color fade.

It sounds like the line of products has really benefited from science. Living Proof was founded by scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts . They discovered two proprietary ingredients that have never before been used in beauty: a healthy-hair molecule called O FPMA.

Actress Jennifer Aniston has been a co-owner and spokesperson for Living Proof since 2012. She says:  “What caught my attention about Living Proof is the company’s unique approach to hair care—using scientific technologies to offer women actual proof in a bottle rather than hoping for results.”

Whatever. I just like that it works well and that I can tell my husband I smell like Jennifer Anniston.

I’ll do a follow up post on my further results later this month! Until then please check out the Living Proof Website and take the Living Proof PhD Challenge.

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