Kiehls • Stylist Series Heat-Protective Silk Straightening Cream • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I didn't care for this, after blow drying with this and flat ironing, my hair wasnt as silky and glossy as it was with Moroccan oil or kerastase, and i found and even better product at a fraction of the cost, organix awapuhi ginger oil.
It makes your hair feel nice and silky but higher end products work better and lower end ds products perform the same or better, save your money.
It smells like limes
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i love this styling cream to keep my hair nice and neat looking (i work in a corporate setting). i am severely blow-dry challenged - i'm really bad at styling my hair in general, so i just used to wash & go, or have it styled by someone else. however, i really got tired of having damp hair and with the cold canadian winter i decided i should probably dry my hair a bit more before i went to work.
my hair is not very fussy, but there's a lot of it and it's very fine & flyaway, especially at the top (chest-length straight-to-slightly-wavy, black, asian hair). if i leave my hair to air dry, it is pretty much straight with a slight wave in the shorter layers - cute for the beach but not so much with button downs and pencil skirts.
i heard some good things about kiehl's in general (my cousin loves their lip balm & hand cream) so when i saw this in the store i picked it up along with the original silk groom cream. the silk groom made my hair look like a mess - stringy, greasy and gross within hours (i only used a pea-sized amount and only on the ends). HOWEVER, this cream has really changed the way i style my hair.
i wash and condition (joico daily care shampoo & conditioner - i buy it in the big bottle from winner's, it's cheaper this way) and i apply this from my ears down (about a quarter sized blob), and comb it through using a wide tooth comb. now comes the super easy part, that even a hairstyle-challenged klutz like me can manage 2-3 times a week - i stick my head upside down and i blow dry, concentrating on the roots to get rid of that yucky wet feeling. my hair is straight like i blow dried it using a round brush (slight inward curl at the ends), sleek, soft and calm, but NOT greasy or sticky like the way silk groom made it. sometimes i'll follow it with a bit of leave in conditioner if my hair feels a tad dry. i have had much less split ends since i started using this to blow dry and my hair looks very neat and professional.
i think it worked for me because my hair just needed a little help to be less flyaway and straighter - if you have wavier/curlier hair YMMV. overall, i would buy this again, but first i'm giving john frieda's straightening cream a run first since that is cheaper and it appears to contain similar ingredients (almond oil seems to be the oil in that version, not sesame & soy). i took 1 lippy off for the price, but overall this is a very effective product. container is just a boring tube - functional but not anything to write home about.
note: this product is not silicone free. if silicones don't work for you, i would skip this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
It makes my hair really straight, soft, not crunchy at all and not weighed down. It does protect against humidity. It is quite expensive, but I just need a little. Kiehl's usually gives out samples so you can try it before buying it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have thick, frizzy hair and this is the best straightening product I have ever used!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After having my hair bleached about 3 times in 3 days to create the Ombre hair I was happy with it, it was terribly damaged looking and feeling. I found this tube in my mom's bathroom, so I stole it. THIS IS HEAVEN. I have naturally wavy hair, that curls kind of weird, sometimes. But after applying this, my hair becomes more like beachy waves, which I LOVE. <3 It also makes it shiny! So my hair doesn't appear unhealthy, even though i'm quite sure it is. I'm so happy I found this. The heat protectant is a plus! Even though, this is made to create straigh hair, with an iron. I'm gonna use it with my curling wand, when I need it to style. So happy I found this bottle of joy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My ultimate HG straightening product!
I feel like I have tried every smoothing/straightening product.
What I love about this is that it's very light, light scent (lime detergent?), cute packaging, nice ingredients, and it really does well with smoothing and protecting from heat. It's quite expensive, but it lasts a long time and you don't need much.
Update - Took off a lippie, it's very coating compared to other products, but it is still a staple in my haircare arsenal.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yes! This product is so wonderful...best heat protectant and straightening lotion I have ever come across. It makes my super frizzy, distressed and bleached hair soft, manageable, and bouncy. I put a good amount of product into my hair when it is about 60% dry, and then I use more (lots more, because I have loads of hair) by sections as I straighten with a flat iron. I highly recommend this product for use with heat tools!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
First, I don't think this really does much for straightening. I think it does more a job of just calming or smoothing. I have naturally wavy hair - can be naturally curly depending on the situation. My underneath layers are actually just fine and don't give me any trouble, but my top layer is the more coarse layer that gets all the wave and curl. So, I needed something that I could put in after washing that was going to help smooth it down for blow drying. For the record, because I haven't found a completely HG product yet for straightening blow drying serum/lotion, I don't usually blow dry my hair. But we all know how long a showered mane will look good if you don't blow dry, and with my colored hair, I'm hoping not to wash my hair more than twice a week.
I had tried a good dupe for this in the past - the Victoria's Secret So Sexy High Gloss Creme. I don't know that they even sell this any more, but it was much cheaper, a good dupe, and smells great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This has never done a whole lot to help my hair, when I try to straighten it with this it just tends to be dry - very soft but not shiny like when its blown out at a salon. My friend with similar hair (curly but not colored and much longer) uses it as just a curl cream and she likes how it makes her curls look, but I've yet to try it and just air dry my hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I saw this in Nordstrom and thought, "I have to have this!" I brought it home, and did my usual routine: wash my hair, go to bed, wake up and straighten my hair. I have tried it that way, and with blow drying. Both times, it didn't do anything but maybe, MAYBE make my hair a teensy bit softer.
I had such high expectations for this stuff.