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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 58 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Smells great (16)
  • Good value (11)
  • Effective (9)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (12)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Fine hair (6)
  • Straight hair (6)
  • Wavy hair (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (10), Beauty conscious (9), Brand buyer (5), Grandparent (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (6), Very curly hair (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ hour (3), 30 minutes (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Reviewed by 58 customers

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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
         
        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
               
              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

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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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