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Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
I literally just finished blowdrying my hair w/ Straight Guard for the first time and was already composing my review halfway through. I don't think I've ever raved about a product before, but this is AMAZING. My hair is softer, smoother, and shinier than it's been in more than a year (after some coloring mishaps). I usually use a mishmash of styling products before blowdrying--FrizzEase serum, a leave-in conditioner/moisturizer spray, a split-end healer, a straightening cream/heat protector. But this time I decided to just use the Straight Guard to see if it worked standalone, and my god, it was fantastic.
I'll start at the beginning: the bottle uses a pump, which I always prefer because you can dispense a more precise amount of product. Just a little bit goes a long way; my hair is shoulder length right now, but thick, and the product itself is incredibly lightweight (something between a cream and a lotion) so it spreads easily. You can actually see a pearlescent quality in the cream, which translates to shine on my hair like I've never seen.
I'm not sure if it cut drying time at all, but I actually noticed an improved straightness to my hair. SO MANY "straightening" creams/serums promise that result, but I always have to go over my hair with a flat iron after I'm done blow drying. Supposedly that's good for locking the cuticle, but putting that much more heat on your hair just never seems like a healthy move. Straight Guard eliminated that step. And did I mention my hair is shiny, soft, and smooth as all get out?
So for the time saving, the fact that it takes the place of all those other products, and the sheer quality, this one is more than worth the price.
For reference, my hair is naturally kinky but relaxed. This product seemed to work well on both the relaxed part and the little bit of new growth.
I was looking for an every-day styling product to keep my hair straight, protect from the heat and humidity. This particular product had all great reviews, so I could not wait to try it. It looks like it's a good value for the price, and easy to use. However, it left my hair dry, and the smell was competing with my perfume.
julie from WA
I have used this about three times since I purchased it in store. Unfortunately, the pump was broken when I got home but, I just screw the top off and get the product out that way. Using this on damp hair, blow drying or drying naturally, then straightening is great. My hair comes out shiny & soft. In my opinion, it's a little on the expensive side since the pump doesn't work.
Kate from GR, MI
This is supposed to be a straightening/smoothing product. I have straight hair and have always liked a lotion that make it smooth, but this might as well be hair gel. I'm too cheap to get rid of it so I use it when I'm not actually going out anywhere, but it's such a pain to brush through your wet hair after applying. If you're looking for something sticky to apply that apparently dries smooth, I guess this is for you?
Jules from Enid, OK
I use this everytime I wash my hair no matter if I leave it curly or blow dry. It helps with the freeze and protect my ends from the straightener. This will always be a part of my hair care products.
Maki1582 from Mesa Az
Love how the hair turns out with this product!! Little too expensive
Carmen from Branford, CT
After I wash my hair I put some of this product thru my hair before I style it. I love this product. It leaves my hair nice and soft. Very bouncy and not greasy looking.
Atlbelle87* from Atlanta, GA
This product is a winner!!! I apply to damp hair and use a wide tooth comb to distribute the product throughout my hair. Then blow-dry straight. Hair comes out softer and sleeker with this product. Used to use John Frieda but switched to this. Use the Chi Iron Guard on dry hair and flatiron to get it very straight. Great product. Only complaint is that it arrived in the mail with the pump popped open during shipping and spilled all over the entire box. Had to rinse the serum off from the other products. Buy in store to be safe.
Alfie from Pasadena TX
Makes hair shine.
Chels from Birmingham
Really smooths down those fly always and controls the frizz
lss from nORTH dAKOTA
Apply to wet hair before blow dry or heat style.
SimoneO from Chicago, IL
Holy moly! My mouth literally dropped after seeing my hair straightened with the help of this product, the Silk Infusion product, and my flat iron! I recently had some hair extensions sewed into my hair with a partial leave out on top (some of my hair was left out). I am natural (4b texture) and did not want my hairstylist to blowout or silk press my leave out, so she flat ironed it. Unfortunately, my hair only stayed straight for a day and then began to curl back up. I desperately searched for products that would smooth my hair and make it easier to blend with my extensions. I stumbled across this product on YouTube and bought it and the Silk Infusion product the next day. I was amazed at how silky and straight the 2 products made my hair! I am very happy to report that thanks to CHI's amazing products, my natural hair is blending much better with my extensions.
makeupjunkie from GA
This styling cream literally makes your hair feel so soft and shiny! I've always loved CHI styling products and decided to try this. When I first put it on my hair, before drying, it did not feel soft like some creams. After you blow-dry and style your hair, it works like magic! I always use a leave-in conditioner on my hair, but this CHI styling cream takes away all the frizz! I love it & definitely recommend to anyone!!
Kellbell from Sacramento, CA
To flat iron hair
lunargraphite from Az
I purchased this along with other chi products during a b2g1 sale. This cream does smooth my hair and it smells pretty good, but it flakes if you blow dry your hair with it in. The infratreatment doesnt do this. I've experimented with and which out this smoothing cream and my hair doesnt flake when I leave this product out which makes me not want to use it. I like to prolong the time in between washes to prevent too much damage.
Amani from PA
my hair was frizzy soon after using this product also left hair looking greasy
Vsuh from New York, NY
He has thick hair and is super picky. Would recommend cause he looks good!
Ashley from Philadelphia
Love chi products. This does what it promises/m- delivers straight silky results. Would recommend!
Rosemary from Waverly NY
I had used in past and when it became unavailable at salons was difficult to find. Was absolutely thrilled when found that ulta carried chi products.
Laura from Santa Barbra
Quick and easy
Carol from Waleska, GA
I love shopping at Ulta stores.
Hairstyle junkie from Rickford IL
Would not recommend!!! It is very sticky and hairspray-like. Does not do the job, hair only stays straight for a few hours. Overall Terrible product.
Gina from Woodward, OK
Easy to use!!
TexasIowan from Fort Worth, TX
I have very fine hair and with the colder weather, my hair tends to have a frizzy look to it. This product is light weight and is easy to use. I do not feel any build up from using this product and my hair tends to be oily and so far I have not had this occur.
Bobbie from AZ
I've used this for years. It does the job. I don't only use it for straightening but all styles. It protects and tames my frizzy hair.
Cece from Illinois
I use it daily to straighten the curly hair near my ears and give some volume and hold to my style.
MM from Oregon
I love this product! I use it before I straighten my hair. Works amazing and holds even in humid weather.