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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
 
4.3

(based on 61 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Smells great (18)
  • Good value (11)
  • Effective (9)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (12)
  • Daily use (10)
  • Straight hair (7)
  • Curly hair (6)
  • Fine hair (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Brand buyer (5), Grandparent (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (7), Wavy hair (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ hour (3), 30 minutes (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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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
         
        5.0

        great product

        By none

        from buffalo new york

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

          None

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          4.0

          I live this product

          By Karen

          from MS

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Thicker Hair

            Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

            My stylist uses this every time I come in and it always turns out great

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Kelsey

            from Maryland

            Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

            This product is great! I have long, thick hair so I'm always looking for products to contain my frizz and smooth my hair. After I shower, I put a dime size amount in my palm, and run my hands through the middle to end of my hair (not really the top). My hair is super soft and smooth! I also use a flat iron to make it straight, but that's only because my hair is naturally wavy.

            I will definitely be buying this product again :)

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Smoothie

            By Lburggal

            from Lburg, KY

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries-Out Hair

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

            Very drying to hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Too drying

            By Love it

            from San Marcos

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries-Out Hair

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                I have thin dry hair and it made my hair feel like straw

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                Great for curly hair

                By Me

                from Big C

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Straight Hair

                  Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                  I used this product because I've had great results with CHI products when I wear my hair straight or curly. I'm wearing my hair curly more often and heard this product would work well to define my curls. This product did an amazing job for me! However, if using it with the CHI Max Control Gel for added hold, beware of serious buildup if you diffuse dry. Otherwise I'm going to try pairing it with the new CHI Cream Gel.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    I have dry, curly, frizzy hair. Would Straight Gaurd or Total Protect by CHI be better for my hair? Can these be used together? If so, which one should be used first?
                    Asked on 1/2/2015 by nb from Turlock, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      For your hair type and concerns, we recommend Straight Guard. Straight Guard is an ideal treatment to control frizz and shape and define curls. You can use Straight Guard with Total Protect, if you prefer - the order of application would be Total Protect, then Straight Guard.

                      Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do I use this on wet or dry hair?
                    Asked on 11/18/2014 by Elizabeth from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend applying to damp, towel-dried hair for best results.

                      Answered on 11/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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