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Total Protect

Chi

Total Protect

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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 88 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (70)
  • Smells great (64)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Effective (32)
  • Non-greasy (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (40)
  • Fine hair (16)
  • Thick hair (14)
  • Curly hair (12)
  • Straight hair (12)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (32), Straight hair (17), Very curly hair (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (15), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (20), Product junkie (15), Beauty conscious (14), Budget shopper (14), Brand buyer (9)

Reviewed by 88 customers

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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.

 
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!

 
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
       
      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
         
        5.0

        Love!

        By JP

        from MT

        Comments about Chi Total Protect:

        This smells great and leaves my hair feeling smooth.

        (9 of 9 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
           
          5.0

          Works and smells great!

          By Staci

          from Longview Texas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Chi Total Protect:

            My hair looks better when I use this. The smell is amazing!!

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My New Go-To for Blowouts

            By Shorty

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Product Junkie

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Chi Total Protect:

              I'm usually a Redken fiend and after trying their version of a blow dry primer I was sadly disappointed. I stumbled upon this product through the Ulta website and decided to give it a try. OHMYGOD I'M IN LOVE. I don't think I've ever tried a CHI product before, but honestly I may switch brands now. I used 2 1/2-3 pumps since I have thick, curly hair. I was wary because everytime I blow dry my hair increases 5x in size, and in frizz. I bought a blowdry/brush to do blowouts at home and really didn't think it would work, but this product worked magic. It smells fantastic and made my mini blowout soft with a bit of volume, also it sped up my blow dry time to less than 20mins which is a miracle in itself since I've got quite a bit of hair.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              1.0

              Smells like old man cologne

              By Am

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Strong Odor

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chi Total Protect:

                Smells atrocious. Gave me a huge headache.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Use this all the time

                By Jen

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Chi Total Protect:

                  I use this whenever I need to style my hair. I put it on my towel dried hair and it protects my hair and makes it smell amazing! I've used this for three years.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight 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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