Thinking Straight

Thinking StraightWe auditioned a troupe of mane-taming products that promise to straighten out troubled tresses and rein in the frizzies.

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Here’s the star lineup that any fashionista would be proud to flaunt, whether she’s prancing the catwalk or pounding the sidewalk.

—Amy Dodds


Prime Time

Prep her tresses for the straight and narrow with these shampoos and conditioners.

Joico Silk Result Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner: Synergistic Silk System seals in moisture and polishes hair.

Wella Color Preserve Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner: Intensely hydrating vitamin B5 and apricot oil add vitality and flexibility to unmanageable tresses.

Aquage SeaExtend Silkening Shampoo and Conditioner: Emollient-rich silk proteins and peptides smooth hair without sacrificing body.

Silky Sexy Hair Shampoo and Conditioner: Avocado oil and hydrolyzed silk proteins soften even coarse strands.

Graham Webb Silk Repair Thermacore Therapy Advanced Recovery Treatment: The two-part system is imbued with Thermacore Complex to repair and smooth damaged hair.

Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner: Safflower seed oil and an exclusive conditioning  blend nourish thirsty, troubled locks for a sleek finish.


Blown Away

Be frus-straighted no more. These blow-dry creams will gloss her hair in no time flat.

John Amico Smoothie Super-Charged Straightener: A proprietary blend of extracts, including horsetail, rosemary, chamomile, fennel, and jojoba, deliver super-straightening power.

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream: Argan oil conditions hair to leave it silky smooth.

Biosilk Style Silk Strate: Ingredients such as hydrolyzed wheat protein and silk extracts work to temporarily straighten manes.

Goldwell Rich Repair Leave-In Cream Fluid: The Repair System utilizes Instant Microfluid Technology to ensure stressed strands are nourished and silky smooth.

Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème: Elixir calms with a special blend of organic ingredients like milk thistle, green tea and rhatany root.


Flat Out

Safeguard her strands prior to flat-ironing with these protectors.

Pravana Straightening Creme: Natural thermal protectors like jojoba seed extract insulate against extreme heat.

Smart Solutions Straight Conditioning Serum: Emu oil and aloe vera work to seal the cuticle while providing heat protection.

Eufora Smooth’n Straightening Balm: Natural extracts of sage and marshmallow root defend against thermal damage.

HAI Elite Flat Iron Fluid: Tourmalite seals the cuticle, protecting against high temps.

Coppola Keratin Complex Infusion: Keratin penetrates deep into the cortex to repair hair during ironing.

Rejuvenol Pure Collagen: Hydrolyzed collagen and soy protein protect ironed strands.


Farewell, Frizz

Just try to find a flyaway after using these frizz-busters!

LIQWD Professional Smoothing Catalyst: Patented nano-hydraspheres form a protective webbing around strands for shiny, frizz-free styles.

TIGI Bed Head Spoil Me: Dimethicone instantly defrizzes and disposes of static.

Nioxin Smoothing Reflectives Finishing Cream: SmoothPlex delivers smooth control, shine and humidity-resistance.

KMS California Flat-Out Anti-Humidity Seal: Fig and jojoba extracts work with IOPS technology to control flyaways and fight humidity.

Privé Relaxing Gel: Chamomile, geranium, lemongrass, witch hazel, and comfrey extracts calm frizz no matter how damp it is outside.


Crowning Glory

These serums put the finishing touch on your  smooth styles.

Joico Silk Result Sheer Gloss: Hydrolyzed silk provides radiant shine and prevents flyaways.

Profound Beauty Linear Serum: A delicate blend of silicones creates straight, free-flowing styles.

Matrix Sleek.Look Sealing Serum: Apricot kernel oil and shea butter tame frizz and impart super gloss.

JKS International Smooth Operator: Dimethiconol and glycerin provide a humidity barrier while leaving hair sleek and sexy.

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