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Let's Get Something Straight, Part I

Let's Get Something Straight, Part I

These fab hair smoothing products ensure that curly, frizzy or hard to tame hair become more manageable. They also protect your hair and add shine during the heat styling process. The result is straight, soft and smooth hair! Using these products is simple too! Just apply a dime sized amount into the palm of your hand and distribute evenly throughout towel dried hair. You can also add a very small amount to dry hair to smooth away frizz after styling. To see another post about more fabulous hair straightening products, click here.

Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, $32, is a thick and yummy smelling balm suitable for all hair types - even those with permed hair who are looking for a sleek looking blow out. It is made from ferula, horseradish, sage and garlic extracts - I know what you are thinking, but I swear it smells good! This concoction coats the hair and adds fiber for strengthening purposes.

It isn't oily feeling like a serum and it leaves your hair feeling really shiny, soft and straight! You can buy this 5.9 oz tube for $32 or you can buy a smaller 3.3 oz version which sells for $24.

For two more hair straightening balms,

Redken Straight 05 Straightening Balm, $15, is a kink killer! This anti-frizz, humidity and curl product works hard to create great straight locks! It provides a protective shield against heat damage as well as increases shine and elasticity. Enter your zip code in the upper right corner to find a salon nearest you.

Frizz-Ease Wind-Down Relaxing Creme by John Freida, $6, is an oldie but goodie extra strength relaxing creme that helps to calm down curls, cowlicks and frizzies. It contains aloe and vitamin E to strengthen, hydrate and make hair nice and shiny!

Work a small sized amount through your hair beginning from roots to ends and brush through to distribute evenly. I've been using this product for a long time and I love it because it's not greasy!

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SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 9 years
I saw the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny line in the beauty store today...what do you think?
xheather-lynn xheather-lynn 9 years
Also herbal essences "dangerously straight" shampoo and conditioner work really really well. Just one thing--switch up between using that and clarifying shampoo because after awhile of using it your hair will get a little limp from the buildup. If you use clarifying every third day you should be good.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
ohyto is great and ya they are a little expensive but you only need a little so it lasts awhile, the redken is going to give a little more hold (ie sticky) but its going to hold the style a little better in crappy weather conditions. wouldnt it be good if we could hop a flight to anywhere,so long to this life, so much fun pretending, cause bad luck's never endin
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 9 years
I have tried other Phyto products and really liked them, but not the relaxing balm. I'm sure it's worth the $
audreystar audreystar 9 years
i am so intrigued by phyto products i must admit.
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 9 years
Thanks for the tips, can't wait to try them out--I'm all for anything that can tame my curly locks without making it limp--especially with the humid months approaching. A bonifide hair product junky, I have a huge and costly collection of hair products that didn't work out (yeah, I'll try anything once). Something I have found that helps out a lot is the Redken "Smooth Down: Heat Glide"--a couple of pumps on damp hair perform double duty as the frizz-eze serum as well as heat protector like Rusk Str8. Honestly, my straightened hair has never looked sleeker. And, to boot, when I wear my hair curly--my curls look awesome and well defined. My small (50ml) $4 bottle has lasted me a few months and has been the best thing I've tried in years.
SouthernBelle07 SouthernBelle07 9 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!!! I have very curly hair and not a bit of it curls when I use this. Well worth the effort to go out and purchase!!!
Lala77 Lala77 9 years
I'll have to look after these products I have curly hair so...:)
smarler smarler 9 years
GlamSugar, the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny shampoo and conditioner also rock to keep hair straight and smooth. I also use the Matrix Sleek line (especially the hair wax). I have super curly hair that is susceptible to humidity, and it still keeps my hair straight and frizz-free.
almostcrime almostcrime 9 years
i LOVE phyto, and i bought mine when i was in paris, so it makes me feel super-fancy :)
Hera119 Hera119 9 years
that's really uesful
koreniebear koreniebear 9 years
i don't need straight hair...i need volume!!! my hair is WAY to straight as it it
ktjones ktjones 9 years
I will have to give these a try!!
leigha926 leigha926 9 years
yeah i use the one from phyto and it's the best of any products i've tried so far.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
I think I'll be needing some of that stuff!
Glossgirl692 Glossgirl692 9 years
i've tried the redken and frieda(btw frieda made my hair REALLYREALLY matted), but not the phyto. is it good?
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Another good product is Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Once I tried it, it's all I'll use.
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