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Total Protect

Chi

Total Protect

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6.0 oz Item 2249664

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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
  • Positively charged silk molecules interlock into hair's natural structure to build strength and resilience and to improve moisture and shine
  • Lightweight lotion that shields and moistens hair
  • This rich formula locks in moisture and protects the hair from thermal styling, sunlight exposure, and color-fading
  • Suitable for all hair types

Key ingredients:
  • Silk: Locks in moisture; conditioning agent; provides unparalleled shine
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant; prevents color fading; prevents damage to natural hair color
  • Dimethicone: Seals the hair to prevent frizzy hair
  • Polyacrylates: Thermal protector
  • UV Absorbers: UV protection; prevents color from fading; prevents damage to natural hair color

ULTA Beauty is a CHI authorized seller
Apply to clean wet or dry hair. Apply to entire strand from ends to roots prior to normal styling products. For extra protection from chlorine, apply to hair just before entering the water.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Glycerin, Polysilicone-15, Polysilicone-19, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Dimethiconol, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-8, Cyclopentasiloxane, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl, Steardimonium Chloride, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trideth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, Coumarin, Limonene.

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ChiTotal Protect
 
4.7

(based on 92 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (73)
  • Smells great (67)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Effective (32)
  • Non-greasy (32)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Fine hair (16)
  • Thick hair (16)
  • Curly hair (13)
  • Straight hair (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (15), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (35), Straight hair (17), Very curly hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (22), Beauty conscious (15), Product junkie (15), Budget shopper (14), Brand buyer (9)

Reviewed by 92 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It does the job

By Milly

from Wisconsin

Comments about Chi Total Protect:

This product does the job, but it's not the best cream. I have a lot of baby fine hair that's prone to split easily- if that's you, be sure to use a light hand or it can get greasy. This product doesn't help frizz much, especially on the ends. Otherwise, it does the job decently, smells fine and gives a nice shine if used properly.

 
5.0

Best product

By Uma M

from Hartford

About Me Minimalist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Thicker Hair
    • Travel

    Comments about Chi Total Protect:

    Best product ever .. only product needed after hair wash .. makes hair care so easy

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best heat protectant

    By Uma M

    from Hartford

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Chi Total Protect:

      Best product ever.. Only hair product needed after hair wash ... makes hair care soo easy ..

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By amyatshore

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Chi Total Protect:

        This also helps me get the tangles out of my hair and protects from heat. So much easier than using a heat spray.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Won't get anything else ever again!

        By AH

        from Columbus, Ohio

        Comments about Chi Total Protect:

        This stuff is seriously amazing. I have three different heat protector products for my hair but it still felt fried.

        I have been using this product for about a week and my hair seriously feels amazing now!

        I will definitely be buying this again.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new must-have

        By Stacie

        from Colorado

        Comments about Chi Total Protect:

        I absolutely love this stuff! I've been using it for about 6 months or so. I have very long, color treated hair and I put this in my hair every morning after showering before I blow dry and it makes my hair so much softer and smoother. It helps keep my hair tame and prevents all my fly away hairs. I just bought 2 more bottles so I won't run out!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love This Stuff!

        By Ashley

        from San Luis Obispo, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chi Total Protect:

            I've been using this for about 6 months, and I love it! I have semi thick wavy hair, and this is not greasy or heavy on me. Gets the job done and smells great too!

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Donna

            from Massapequa ny

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Chi Total Protect:

              My hair looks great. It looks normal not dry looking.It shines.The smell of your hair is delicious!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love!

              By JP

              from MT

              Comments about Chi Total Protect:

              This smells great and leaves my hair feeling smooth.

              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome for fine hair

              By suchfluorescent

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Chi Total Protect:

                Honestly, I'm quite impressed with this product. My hair is quite fine and thin and generally does not respond well to having product in it. The least amount of anything makes it look limp and greasy and blah within a couple of hours, so most of the time I try to avoid it altogether. I was in the market for a new heat protectant, however, and the reviews for this one seemed promising, so I figured I'd give it a shot and I'm very pleased I did so.
                The product has a lotiony, rather than oily consistency, so it seems to absorb into the hair follicle as opposed to just coating it. When applied as per the directions on damp hair, it doesn't leave any kind of residue or heavy greasy feeling either in my hair or on the hands, which is nice. Does what it says on the tin as far as protection from heat styling/blow drying, and doesn't result in massive loss of volume or movement throughout the day.
                The smell isn't at all overpowering or stubborn. You might smell it for a few hours after applying the product but it doesn't stick around all day. It's a clean fragrance as well, rather than something fruity or sweet, which is nice.
                All in all, I am definitely a fan. As someone who tends to go the minimalistic route and tries to eschew product when possible, this has quickly become one of my essentials. I don't generally review products either, but I felt strongly enough about this one I felt it was warranted. I also wanted to let others out there who may have similar hairtypes and problems (and who therefore may be just as suspicious as I was initially) know that this may be one worth trying.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

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                • Q:

                  Would this work for biracial tight curls to straighten, would I need a styling product to keep it from fizzing up.
                  Asked on 12/17/2017 by Beth from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Chi Total Protect helps strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools. Lightweight lotion made with a rich silk formula to help lock in moisture and protect hair from thermal style and color fading. One of the key ingredients is dimethazone, it seals the hair to prevent frizzy hair.

                    Answered on 12/19/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Can this be used to protect against the hot iron, or is it just for blow drying?
                  Asked on 12/17/2017 by LadyJade from Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    CHI Total Protect can be applied to clean wet hair prior to blow drying or dry hair before heat styling. Apply to entire strand from ends to roots prior to normal styling products.

                    Answered on 12/18/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Will it make my hair oily if I use it everyday ? and can I use it everyday ?
                  Asked on 11/5/2017 by dianabeautyguru from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Chi Total Protect is a lightweight lotion that contains Silk, which locks in moisture and provides unparalleled shine without making the hair appear oily.

                    Answered on 11/8/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Is this Total Protect sulfate free? If not which one is sulfate free and a protectant from heat? Thank you!
                  Asked on 4/14/2017 by Leisa from Austin, Tx

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    It is sulfate-free and features CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling to help strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools. Enjoy!

                    Answered on 4/17/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Up to what temperature does this product provide heat protection?
                  Asked on 4/28/2016 by BamaBele from Alabama

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    CHI Total Protect is formulated to provide heat protection from our tools that heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. We always recommend to follow the temperature guide that better suits your hair type.

                    Answered on 5/2/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Need to know the different use of chi total protect and chi 44 Guard protect. Are they similar. I purchased chi44 guard protect
                  Very confused
                  Asked on 4/3/2016 by Dancer from Pa

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    CHI Total Protect is a cream and is great for medium to coarse hair that needs more moisture and thermal protection. CHI Iron Guard is good for finer hair and has some hold to smooth the hair. Use them on wet hair prior to blow drying. CHI 44 Iron Guard can be lightly sprayed on hair prior to using the CHI Ceramic iron, a little goes a long way.

                    Answered on 4/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I have flyaway hair in the winter. Will this help with that?
                  Asked on 12/19/2015 by Esh from Jamestown. NC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it is formulated with Dimethicone to help reduce frizz and flyaways.

                    Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  First time using CHI product. I have very dry frizzy hair. I use flat iron. I just bought Total protect, Straight guard and Keratin silk infusion. Please tell me how I use all this product?
                  Asked on 7/26/2015 by Mina from CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend applying the Total Protect to clean, towel-dried hair. Following application, dry your hair completely. Then, apply the Straight Guard to dry hair in sections. Style with your CHI tools as usual and finish with the Keratin Silk Infusion, particularly on your ends. Depending on your specific hair type and needs, you may have to play with how much product works best to control your frizz without weighing down your hair.

                    Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can you use it on dry hair? Or should I use a spray bottle to dampen it and then apply the product?
                  Asked on 2/18/2015 by confused

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    CHI Total Protect can be applied to clean wet or dry hair. Apply to entire strand from ends to roots prior to normal styling products. For extra protection from chlorine, apply to hair just before entering the water.

                    Answered on 2/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How do I use this product? How often do I use this product? Do I use this product right before styling my hair or just as a daily heat protectant?
                  Asked on 7/10/2014 by Olivia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Dispense 2-3 pumps of product into the palm of the hand. Rub hands together and apply evenly through towel dried hair moving from ends to scalp. Dry and style hair is desired. This product can be used as frequently as daily.

                    Answered on 7/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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