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Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream

Chi

Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream

Item #: 2113786 Size: 8.5 oz

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Benefits:
  • Ionic and cationic hydration interlink technology
  • CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling helps strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools
  • CHI Thermal styling allows you to create multiple textures with outstanding style memory that can be regenerated
  • Positively charged silk molecules interlock into hair's natural structure to build strength and resilience and to improve moisture and shine
  • Smoothing styling cream that transforms frizzy and curly hair into smooth sleek styles
  • Cream based delivers unheard of control and shine

ULTA Beauty is a CHI authorized seller
Apply a small amount into palm of hand and work evenly throughout the hair. Leave in and proceed with styling.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, PVP, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Silk, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Silica, Alumina,Citric Acid.

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ChiStraight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream
 
4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Smells great (24)
  • Controls frizz (14)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

  • Dries-out hair (3)
  • Not effective (3)
  • Sticky (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (12)
  • Everyday use (12)
  • Straight hair (9)
  • Curly hair (7)
  • Thick hair (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty conscious (13), Brand buyer (5), Grandparent (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (8), Wavy hair (8), Straight hair (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ hour (3), 30 minutes (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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5.0

Love best stuff ever

By Lina

from Santa Clarita ca

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Strong Hold

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

      Love this stuff

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      4.0

      So far so good

      By AKAT

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Sticky

      Best Uses

      • Straight Hair
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

      I use just about every other CHI hair product but this is the first time I've gotten this styling cream. It's not too bad for the few times I've used it. It's not greasy but it is kind of sticky feeling when I apply it to dry hair. I wanted a product that I could use on both damp and dry hair and had read that this would serve both. But it does tend to be a little more gooey on dry hair. The pump is great and dispenses just the right amount of product. And it smells great!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      I will buy this forever

      By Frizzy Hair Franny

      from Alabama

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Straight Hair
        • Thicker Hair

        Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

        I absolutely love this product. I think I started using it when I was 16, and no matter how many other products I try, I always come back to this! It doesn't make my hair look oily, and it doesn't leave a residue on my hands. I often run it through damp hair and let it air dry as well.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Grandma DMP

        from Visalia, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

          Love the pump. Easier to use than my favorite product.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          I love this product!

          By Alicia D

          from Atlanta, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

              Straight Guard works perfectly with my Chi flat iron. I bought it to use for blow drying, which it does, but I am most impressed with the results when used with my flat iron. Smells awesome and makes my hair smooth and soft!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              Where has this been my whole life?

              By Leah T

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                Use it on wet hair after shampoo/conditioning.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                I will continue to buy this product.

                By Stephanie

                from Kansas City, MO

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Straight Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                  I use this product to straighten my hair and protect it from Heat.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  2.0

                  Left my hair sticky

                  By Maria

                  from Brooklyn,NY

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                  • Dries-Out Hair
                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                    It smells great but it left my hair sticky.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    4.0

                    Good Value

                    By Doreen06

                    from Allen Park, MI

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Controls Frizz
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Sticky

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Thicker Hair

                    Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                    I bought this because my go to blow dry cream by another brand was not in stock and I needed a similar product due to a time constraint. This worked pretty good, I wasn't used to the shower gel/lotion like consistency but my hair was not frizzy or dried out after I used it. I am African American and I used it while my hair was damp and the moisture was sealed prior with lightweight oil, and I blow dried and flat ironed my hair after using. It is light weight, a little greasy on damp hair but has a nice sheen when used with heat tools. Moderate amounts work best.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this!

                    By alxsri

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Controls Frizz
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Straight Hair

                      Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                      I use this on my naturally wavy hair when I want to blow it out and wear it straight. I combine it with Chi Thermal Protection spray before I flat iron my hair. My hair stays soft and smooth unless the humidity is extremely high. Another plus is the clean scent Chi products leave in my hair!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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                      • Q:

                        I usually let my hair air dry then flat iron later on, maybe even waiting till the next day. Would I apply this while my hair is still damp, or can I wait and apply before flat ironing ?
                        Asked on 1/20/2017 by mj from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It is recommended to apply the CHI Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream on damp, towel dried hair, before blow-drying.

                          Answered on 2/16/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Do I use this everyday, even when I don't straighten it? If i use this would it help my fizzy ness and can I use this with dry hair?
                        Asked on 1/8/2017 by Joanaa from California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Straight Guard is designed specifically to be used with a heat-producing tool and unfortunately will not provide the same effect if left to air-dry on the hair.

                          Answered on 1/9/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Would this work if I straightenmy hair with iron but before I let it air dry instead of blow dry? I have curly hair and Im looking for a product that can keep it straight when i use the flat iron, thanks
                        Asked on 9/15/2016 by Marianhe from Boca Raton, Fl

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Apply prior to heat styling. We recommend applying to damp, towel-dried hair for best results, then blow drying and straightening.

                          Answered on 9/16/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Will I get good results, e.g. defined natural curls, if I pair CHI Straight Guard with CHI Infra Medium Control Gel & blow-dry or diffuse my curls? Just wondering, since I LOVE CHI products and want to use them for curly & straight styles.
                        Asked on 6/1/2016 by Me from Big C

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We get great feedback on the use of Straight Guard on curly hair. The cocktail of these two products could be great for coarse and curly hair. However, we caution that the two of them together may be heavier than desired for finer hair types.

                          Answered on 6/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Should I use this product before or after I straighten my hair? I'm graduating Friday and I really don't want my hair to get frizzy!
                        Asked on 6/1/2016 by VMR from Uvalde Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Apply prior to heat styling. We recommend applying to damp, towel-dried hair for best results, then blow drying and straightening.

                          Answered on 6/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have very curly hair. I would like something that I can put in my damp hair then air dry then flat iron. I need my hair to be protected from the damage a flat iron can give. Is this product to be used like I described above?
                        Asked on 1/5/2016 by mia from New York, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this product is ideal for you based on your needs! :-) It provides heat protection while transforming frizzy, curly hair into a smooth, sleek style. Enjoy!

                          Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I've heard this product can define curls when let air dry ...is this true? If not which chi or bio silk product van define hair without weighing hair down yet giving shine ?
                        Asked on 12/21/2015 by Brenda

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Response from CHI: "Thanks for the interesting feedback. It isn't what the Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream was developed for, but after testing this method of use, I can understand the rumor! The only drawback you'll find is that because there is no hold in the straight guard, the definition of the curls did not last throughout the day. For smoothing and defining curls with a light-weight hold, we recommend our new CHI Styling Cream Gel. It is actually Zendaya's favorite product to use on her naturally curly hair. Just apply to towel-dried hair and diffuse upside down or air dry for perfect natural curls."

                          We hope this helps! :-)

                          Answered on 1/4/2016 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        will this give me the same amount of protection as iron guard 44 stay firm or the iron guard ? Or should I use both? And can this product be to curl with a curling wand ? Or should I use something else ?
                        Asked on 12/15/2015 by Brenda

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Straight Guard provides the same level of heat protection since it is also formulated with CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling. And yes, you can certainly use it with your curling iron to create gorgeous, sleek, frizz-free curls.

                          Answered on 12/16/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this on wet, towel-dried hair and let it air-dry without blow-drying it?
                        Asked on 8/10/2015 by Pretty Gamer from Bloomington, IN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Straight Guard is designed specifically to be used with a heat-producing tool and unfortunately will not provide the same effect if left to air-dry on the hair.

                          Answered on 8/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Will this product protect my hair from hot tools like iron guard will? My concern is thermal protection, however, I have wavy and frizzy hair, so this would be an added bonus if it will work so I can limit the amount of products I use.
                        Asked on 2/1/2015 by Sara from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, CHI Straight Guard, like Iron Guard, features CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling to help strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools.

                          Answered on 2/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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