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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 53 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Smells great (14)
  • Good value (11)
  • Effective (9)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 53 customers

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1.0

Too drying

By No good

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
         
        5.0

        I love this product because it makes my hair more manageable

        By none

        from Baton Rouge, La.

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

          I use straight guard every time I wash my hair. It helps to keep the waves away.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          the best

          By mili

          from chicago

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Straight Hair
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair
            • Travel

            Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

            Love it, I had tried many things to straighten my hair and control frizz and nothing like this

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Great

            By Sabra

            from Greenwood, in

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

            Great product I've ised for years. Very wavy hair and works great with straightening iron.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I love it !!!!!

            By Martita

            from Moreno Valley

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

            I love it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Been buying product for a couple of years

            By kimmie

            from Snellville ga

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Frizziness/Flyaways

              Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

              I have used straight guard for about 5+ years works both ways if you want to blow straight or leave hair curly gets rid of frizz.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              YES

              By Cheryl B.

              from St. Augustine, Florida

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color-treated Hair
                • Dry/Damaged Hair
                • Frizziness/Flyaways

                Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                I use this product when I want my hair to be straight and smooth. I get more compliments on my hair since I have been using Chi products.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product Aaron again

                By Pat

                from Lansdale, Pa.

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Smells great

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • Frizziness/Flyaways

                Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                Use every time I wash my hair

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                smells like men's cologne

                By Jen

                from Wakeman,, Oh

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Strong smell

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream:

                  My fiance said my hair smelled like men's cologne, so I returned the product next day. Worked well for straightening but no woman wants to smell like a man.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    If my hair is curly or not straight will this product help?
                    Asked on 3/3/2014 by Shiny

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is a smoothing styling cream that transforms frizzy and curly hair into smooth, sleek styles when applied prior to heat styling.

                      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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