this hair product promises perfect hair--so yeah, we had to test it out.
Seems like I'm not alone; Living Proof had their scientists research what, exactly, a perfect hair day means to most women, and then used their findings to formulate the ultimate product that addresses it all in one. So meet Perfect Hair Day, a five-in-one product that promises to add smoothness, volume, and shine while also conditioning and fighting damage. Although the research behind it makes sense--for this product, they developed a way to combine their two patented molecules that prior to now physically couldn't work together--for me it comes down to how hair looks. So I came up with a simple test: Give Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day to four editors, all with very different hair types, to test them out.
Turns out, while perfection may be impossible, perfect-enough-that-I-feel-like-I'm-in-a-hair-commercial totally is.
Keep reading for our results--and pick up your own bottle of Living Proof Perfect Hair Day for $26 here.
The Editor: Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor
How She'd Describer Her Hair: "Long, thick, and wavy."
How She Used The Product: "I applied it on my damp hair two ways: once while brushing through afterward, and once without. I definitely recommend the latter!"
The Results: "It only took one time to learn that the running the cream through my damp hair and then brushing afterward wasn't the best idea--it left my hair feeling too slick and weighed down. But once I tried it again, this time going au natural, I was sold. My hair held the wave better and seemed shinier, sort of like the best version of itself."
The Editor: Steff Yotka, Associate Web Editor
How She'd Describer Her Hair: "Very thick, very straight, and very shoulder length."
How She Used The Product: "I combed a palm-sized amount through my towel dried hair and then left my locks to air dry."
The Results: "My hair never felt softer or more voluminous--seriously! When I was using the product my hair was cut perfectly to the same length, Margo Tenenbaum-style, meaning it did not have much movement or body. With the Living Proof product, though, I was able to make tiny waves and tame the either too-straight or too-Hermoine Granger mop I had going on. I could do with a lifetime supply of this stuff, for sure."
The Editor: Liz Riccardi, Digital Design Director
How She'd Describer Her Hair: "My hair is long and kind of wavy-frizzy, depending on the weather and styling effort. I's also been dyed before (ombre experiments, etc.), so it's a little on the dry side--especially the ends."
How She Used The Product: "I used it on damp hair, the first time blow-drying it and the second time letting it air dry in a loose bun."
The Results: "It smelled good and made my hair feel smoother as soon as I put it in--awesome! When I blow-dried my hair, it was definitely shinier with fewer flyaways than usual, but I actually liked it even better when I let it air dry. My waves were smooth, shiny, and piece-y in a good way."
The Editor: Rebecca Willa Davis, Executive Web Editor
How She'd Describer Her Hair: "Super thick and curly with a touch of frizziness if I don't treat it right."
How She Used The Product: "Like most curly haired girls, I'm a little, uh, protective of my routine. So rather than ditch my go-to products, I decided to combine them: While my hair was wet I mixed a dime-sized amount of the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day with a dime-sized amount of my usual styling product (Ouidad Climate Control, in case you were wondering) in my palm and spread it through the bottom two-thirds of my hair, before letting it air dry."
The Results: "My curls were there, but a bit shinier than usual. The one thing I didn't see as much was the volume; but then, when you've already got hair that triples the width of your head, you really don't need much help in the volume department anyway."