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Living Proof Restore Shampoo

What it is: A gentle cleansing shampoo that replenishes moisture and improves manageability. What it does: Restore Shampoo is formulated with Living Proof's moisture-controlling molecule, PolyfluoroEster, to restore the protective layer on dry or damaged hair and reduce hair's porosity by 100%. Restore makes dry or damaged hair look, feel, and behave like virgin hair. It also increases hair's resistance to breakage up to nine times while healing, protecting, and preventing further damage. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know: Virgin hair has a protective layer that is completely intact, which is why it is in such great condition. But frequent washing, heat styling and processing damages this protective layer. Hair becomes very porous and unable to seal in moisture. Living Proof scientists discovered a way to restore that protective layer and reduce hair's porosity. And because Restore can do this without weighing hair down, it helps stop the cycle of dryness and damage.Research results:- After 5 uses of Restore Shampoo and Conditioner, hair's porosity is reduced 100%.- After 5 uses of Restore Shampoo and Mask Treatment, hair is 9 times more resistant to breakage.
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Questions & Answers for Living Proof Restore Shampoo

Question
How much shampoo and conditioner should i use?
My hair is very fine, damaged and my ends have becomes frayed. How much of this shampoo and conditioner should i use? I tend to overload on conditioner! I've read reviews stating a little goes a long way...is this true for fine haired girls? Is a about a quarter sized amount good? Gracias guys!! :)
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
sydneykitty
(dallas, tx)
on Restore Shampoo
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use less of this shampoo and conditioner than I have for other products. I have hair half-way down my back, and it is thick (can only get a rubber band around a pony tail twice). I use about two quarters size worth.
answered 7 months ago
KimberlyPills
(El Dorado, Arkansas)
answer 2
For conditioner you only need a little - I would recommend just leaving it in a little longer if you want extra conditioning.
answered 8 months ago
Aritch5
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
Oh yeah this shampoo lathers up pretty well! For fine hair I'd say no more than a nickel sized amount. As for conditioner, probably no more than a quarter sized amount and you should be good.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Kayt19
(California)
answer 4
I have hair passed my shoulders and I use about a dime to quarter size of the shampoo and conditioner and that is totally enough.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SueMG
(Ocala, FL)
answer 5
I had to use a lot of the shampoo just to get a decent lather. I was not a fan
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
KellyReneeAZ
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 6
I have fine hair too. I only have to use about a pea size amount of the shampoo and maybe little bit more of the conditioner. I have had wonderful results using this shampoo & conditioner. I will add that I have soft water so, I probably have to use less than someone w/ hard water. Hope this helps!!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
tlb1
(South Bend, IN)
answer 7
My hair is also fine and I've tended to overdo it on conditioner as well. I've been using these products for years and started out using little amounts (quarter sized) in fear of overdoing it.

Through experience, though, I haven't noticed that using more has had any bad effects. I use a quarter size for the shampoo and 1-2 quarters worth of the conditioner. I'd say start with less than a quarter if you are worried and see how it goes - you can experiment with it and see what works for you.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sm71
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 8
Hi! My hair is very fine and long (past my mid-back). I use only a nickel size amount of the conditioner and the shampoo. I work it through. Before rinsing completely, I do a quick dip of my head under the water, pile my hair on top of my head, and squeeze the conditioner-loaded water over my head and work through. This ensures every strand is coated with the conditioner really well. It seems to help condition my long hair while using this product sparingly. I LOVE this Restore line of products!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
roushranch
(Moyie Springs, ID)
answer 9
I have extreme dry fine hair and i use just under a quarter sized amount from my ears down and it's enough! I also use the restore mask 1-2x a week instead of conditioner and it works perfectly!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
CJHall
(New York, NY)
answer 10
Yes, a quarter size amount will be perfect! I have fine hair that goes down the middle of my back.

I apply this to the ends of my hair first, starting at the nape of the neck. Then, I squeeze the excess amount out of my hair into my hand and apply this to the top half of my hair. Then I keep combing the conditioner through until all of my hair is coated. The key is not putting a ton of this on your hair, but to let it sit for a long time. (I wash my hair first, condition, and let the conditioner sit for the entire shower) works wonderfully!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
svmelvin13
(Scranton, Pa)
answer 11
Yes, a quarter size portion should work for your fine hair. I wet my hair thoroughly and then put the conditioner in - it helps to spread it through the hair - pay particular attention to your ends if they are frayed (and get an end trim! :). Also leave the conditioner in for a few minutes.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
clynn4
(Columbus, Ohio)
Question
What does this shampoo smell like?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Cindyintn
on Restore Shampoo
11 answers
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answer 1
Has a nice clean smell, not fruity or overpowering.
answered 8 months ago
Aritch5
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
It has a nice sultry begamot (early grey tea) like smell. I like it! It's very faint
answered 10 months ago
SsmithK
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
To me it smells very fresh! Kind of reminds me of Fekkai, along those lines. Its not perfume-y so if you're worried about a long lasting or strong scent, this doesn't have any. Just fresh and light!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Kayt19
(California)
answer 4
To me, this shampoo smells lightly citrusy. It reminded me a bit of citronella and I didn't like the fragrance at first, but then I got used to it and became fond of it. For me, it faded quickly and I didn't smell it in my hair throughout the day.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
GenevieMarie
answer 5
I also use the conditioner and I have to use smaller than a dime size. After, rubbing it thru my hands, I quickly and lightly dab it in my hair, rinse my hands, then my hair. That's how it is with baby fine hair. It does not weigh my hair down at all. I don't need to use it each time I shampoo either.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
yogiam
(Oro Valley, AZ)
answer 6
I hate smelly products and this is not smelly.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
yogiam
(Oro Valley, AZ)
answer 7
Smells fresh and clean
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Blondequin
(Trabuco Canyon. CA)
answer 8
To me it seems to have a light fragrance but not overpowering or strong.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SueMG
(Ocala, FL)
answer 9
It smells like juniper or a fresh linen scent. It's quite a potent smell.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
KellyReneeAZ
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 10
Very herbal! It's not unpleasant but it is strong. It smells to me like a meadow but it doesn't leave an after smell so you pretty much only smell it when your actively washing.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mandy226
(New Bedford, MA)
answer 11
This shampoo has a clean, very light citrus smell. It's not very "perfumey" which is great! It smells like naturally clean hair.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
MKristinaC
(Boston, MA)
Question
My hair gets oily after a day or two, will this make my hair oily faster?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
simplediva2
(San Diego, CA)
on Restore Shampoo
8 answers
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answer 1
I am able to go the same amount of days between shampoos than I have with other high-end brands. I have hair half-way down my back, and I have to wash my hair every other day or every three days. I can do that with this product.
answered 7 months ago
KimberlyPills
(El Dorado, Arkansas)
answer 2
I haven't experienced that. I wear my hair up for work so during the week I don't shampoo every day and I've had no problems.
answered 11 months ago
MrsRoberts08
(Alamogordo, NM)
answer 3
It does not make my hair oily.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
yogiam
(Oro Valley, AZ)
answer 4
No.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Blondequin
(Trabuco Canyon. CA)
answer 5
No it won't make your hair any oiler any faster.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SueMG
(Ocala, FL)
answer 6
It made my hair quite dry, but it took longer than normal to become greasy.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
KellyReneeAZ
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 7
It doesn't make my hair oily or leave a residue. I only wash my hair once or twice a week and I am able to go that long without a significant increase in oil.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mandy226
(New Bedford, MA)
answer 8
No, this shampoo actually keeps hair oil free for longer! I don't have oily hair but I've recommended this shampoo to a friend who later told me that she doesn't have to wash her hair everyday because of this shampoo! I hope you try it and it has the same effect! Good luck!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
MKristinaC
(Boston, MA)
Question
Question about Porosity and Color
This shampoo (and the entire Restore collection) claim to reduce hair's porosity by coating it with a special ingredient. Ok, cool. But what does this mean for long term users who color their hair? Has anyone who has color treatments noticed any difference in their hair "taking" color?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
sbsunshine
(Santa Barbara, CA)
on Restore Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
I wondered the same thing as after using it I felt like my hair was coated in something. you know when you have highlighted hair and after a day of not washing it it has a more brassier colour ? I felt this product did that to my hair.
answered 7 months ago
nicolebab30
(halifax nova scotia)
answer 2
It has never effected my hair coloring.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
yogiam
(Oro Valley, AZ)
answer 3
It will help porous hair grab and hold color longer and better.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
SueMG
(Ocala, FL)
answer 4
Grey hair runs in my family and I have had to have my hair colored since my mid twenties. I've used Living Proof products for several years now and have not noticed any difference in my hair's ability to take or maintain color.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sm71
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 5
I've actually seen my color begin to last longer with this shampoo.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lauraer
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
My hair takes color better now. I color at home, and I've gotten a couple of patches in my time. I used to need a protein filler periodically to avoid that, and now I do not. Then the LP people say "coat" I don't think they mean like a silicone or an oil. I really feel like this repairs my hair so well that the results stick around even when I don't use the product for awhile. My color does not fade as much, and like I said, my coloring experience has actually improved since using this line!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
lafievre
(Richmond, Va)
Question
Purchased full instead of full and need advice
hi! I am new to the LIving Proof line, and I ordered the "Full" shampoo conditioner which has been leaving my strands dry and almost straw like… My hair is naturally a little dry and frizzy, but not intense. Which line do you recommend i use? It looks like there is Restore, Perfect Hair day, and also No frizz. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
ShawnaMarie
(plano, tx)
on Restore Shampoo
4 answers
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answer 1
"Restore" makes hair soft to the touch. It worked in only 3 days and my hair is noticeably soft. It feels like bunny hair!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
NPerez
(Palm Harbor, FL)
answer 2
Hi
i have dry curly frizzy hair, i use the restore shampoo and restore mask (as a conditioner). Then to style my hair i use the no frizz styling cream (mix it with a hair oïl like: john Frieda friizz free extra strentgh) After 1-2 months your hair will have transformed, LIVING PROOF is the best thing that has ever happened to hair.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Adelaide25
(Montreal)
answer 3
The Restore line is probably a better bet. Per my stylist, you are best to stay within a specific product family with Living Proof (for example, do not use the Restore shampoo and Perfect Hair Day conditioner...stay within the same family for treatments).
answered 5 months ago
calgal27
(Houston, Texas)
answer 4
I too have dry hair that can be sometimes frizzy. the restore line is awesome it doesn't wear your hair down I use it every other day or every couple of days and I absolutely love the condition it leaves my hair in
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
nickidianne
(Reno, NV)
Question
Does this compare to high end products like pureology and kerastase?
I use pureology and find it is the only shampoo that helps my fine dry hair stay moisturized and healthy. I love the living proof hair primer and am curious about the shampoo but dont want to waste money if it is not worth it....
asked 8 months ago
Justenit
(Edmonton, AB)
on Restore Shampoo
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I choked at the price, but it is well worth every penney. My hair was chemically damaged, dry and frizzy. The is the first product EVER in my life that "restored" my hair to shiny without frizz. I would eat beans and weinies before I'd give up this shampoo/conditioner
answered 4 months ago
penwig
(Arroyo Grande, CA)
answer 2
This is better than any other high-end product that I have ever used.
answered 7 months ago
KimberlyPills
(El Dorado, Arkansas)
answer 3
I would say it does. I've used all and this is definitely up there with the other ones.
answered 8 months ago
jspoon
(Chanhassen, MN)
answer 4
I have color treated hair and have used Pureology for years. This shampoo & conditioner is amazing. My hair feels like silk. I use several of this lines products and even my hair stylist has asked me what products I'm using. I have thick but fine hair that is stick straight. Try it - I think you will like it.
answered 8 months ago
JulesFree
(Mt Juliet, TN)
Question
Is this product line safe to use for color treated hair?
I have a full head of blonde highlights and need to know if this product is not recommended for colored hair or is its safe
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Krystle00
(Vancouver, BC)
on Restore Shampoo
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's totally safe for color treated hair, in fact it has made my hair even stronger and shinier which has made my color look great.
answered 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
Yes, this product is safe to use on color treated hair. I get my hair colored about 8-10 weeks ( I have a lot of gray) and this is my favorite shampoo. I think I may like it more than my Keratase!
answered 1 year ago
tbea
(San Ramon)
answer 3
On the bottle it ensures that it is safe for color-treated hair but I wouldn't say it is the best shampoo forrr color-treated hair. I have highlights as well, and I don't think it is the most hydrating or nourishing shampoo for my hair unfortunately.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Kayt19
(California)
Question
Will it be safe on purple tinted hair?
My hair is waist length and dyed very dark brown, almost black. The last couple months, my stylist has been mixing deep voilet in so that my hair has a purple shine to it in the light. Only problem is, as soon as any sulfate-free shampoo touches it, including Living Proof No Frizz, I have a tub full of purple water. No color comes out if I wash with just the conditioner. She thinks this may be happening because my hair is porous. Will this shampoo help keep my purple in there & not wash the rest of it out? Or can someone recommend a different shampoo? It's definitely not cheap to have this done.
asked 6 months ago
babysyd
on Restore Shampoo
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
I have lifted hair, and put Manic Panic color on it every one to two months (I've done blue, purple, magenta hues). Living Proof's Restore has been the best shampoo/conditioner duo that I've used. It's color safe. Whatever shampoo you use, you will still see color wash out in the shower (i.e. purple water). That's normal whenever you shampoo. This brand has probably given me the most washes and made my color last longer than other brands.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
candicesophia
(Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Question
Is this safe for keratin treated hair?
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
starburst73
on Restore Shampoo
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Yes. All of living proof's products are formulated without sulfates or the sodium/salt additives that strip keratin treatments.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
lafievre
(Richmond, Va)
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