Farouk CHI • Chi Straight Guard Smoothing Creme • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have naturally straight hair. But this really enhances it. I really like it
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
i didn't find this product doing anything for me, at all. my mom got it for me because she knows how well most chi products are but she agreed with me that this one doesn't do anything for you except make it look greasier than it was.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm not a huge fan of this product. It's good at straightening the hair but I find it very impractical since it doesn't moisturize or offer heat protection. I'm not going to throw it out or give it away, since I have been able to make it work but I won't be repurchasing. The effect that it gives reminds me of the KMS curling balm except for straightening. (I know they have a straightening balm but I haven't tried it.) It's a very thin consistency and it absorbs into the hair really fast without leaving any sort of slick. However, it holds very well and gives that kind of hairspray feeling (but lesser) on the hair. It also has that cologne smell like all the other CHI products. I have fine curly hair and I use it after my detangler (AG leave in detangler) and then straighten my hair with a blow dryer. I wouldn't use it with a straightener but with a blow dryer I think it's okay, as long as you use something moisturizing as well to create a barrier on your hair against the heat. I also tried using it with the SexyHair argan detangler and it made my hair very tacky.. So be careful what you use with it. Maybe you could add this into your routine if you want your hair SUPER straight but it's an unnecessary step. Also if you have straight hair already but want to enhance it (like I do with the KMS curling balm and my curly hair) this might work for you but I tried that on my curly hair and it didn't work for me. Overall I think this product isn't good for the average everyday woman. It's unnecessary and impractical to use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like this smoothing creme; it was just a tad expensive though. I paid 15 bucks at Walgreens and then saw a two pack at Target for the same price. oops.
Anyway, I tried this several different ways and I got the best results using it the first way it's recommended on the bottle- with your blow dryer. (Go figure)
I've tapered down my blow drying to about once a week in winter, but since it's summer I almost never blow dry cuz it's too darn hot. But I gave it a try and it actually works well. I smooth a nice glob into damp hair, blow dry, and my hair is super soft, but still pretty frizzy. Then I straighten using my Coconut Milk serum and I end up with soft, sleek, shiny hair. (My normal hair texture is wavy and mega frizzy, so to me sleek in summer means minimal frizz) I'm a little sad that it still took the addition of another product, but the end result is amazing for my hair! Much better than with my Coconut serum alone! So shiny and pretty I want to wear it down but it's toooo hot.
I also tried it on damp hair, then let it air dry. Meh, didn't work, my waves looked pathetic lol. Then I tried straightening my air dried hair using the cream, and the results were only slightly better. Overall, it works best with the blow dryer for me.
And the product does come out tacky and gunky when I use the pump, no matter how many times I clean it. So now I just unscrew the lid and problem solved.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
It does great for my natural curly look but as far as straightening it...doesn't work at all. Leaves it dry and frizzy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I don't care for this to me this stuff is sticky and tacky.The bottle even got product on it and is so sticky and nasty to touch and needed wiped off just from moving the bottle when cleaning.This seemed to weigh my hair down also Idk about the straightning and smoothing.I never seem to like sticky tacky products like his anyway.No thanks I will stick to my serums and argon oil for my frizz.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Is smoothing, probably better for hair without so many problems as mine. Didn't like that when I tried to cocktail with other products it breaks up into all the little pieces that don't smooth into damp hair very well. Offers no heat protection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this, and used a few times and did not like it at all. It doesn't do anything to control my frizz, or aid in straightning my curly hair. The build up is extreme, it's very thick and heavy. I was going to return it, but couldn't find my receipt so it's just sitting in my cabinet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
This product is great. Its so light and very easy to use in damp hair or sparingly on top of straightened dry hair to prevent frizz and hold the straight-ness. I definitely recommend it and will be repurchasing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Looooove this. It's so light weight, makes your hair super smooth, silky, and shiny! This is a miracle product! I love this! The only real problem is the buildup it can cause, but that's taken care of with some clarifying shampoo every few days. Also, this doesn't really protect your hair from heat if you flat iron with it, so I suggest using a light serum or heat protectant spray (a veeeeeery light one) to protect your hair when straightening.