Styling Products 101: Straightening Balms

Jennifer Anniston certainly uses a straightening balm

Jennifer Anniston certainly uses a straightening balm

Don’t Put on the Heat Without a Straightening Balm

What straightening balms do:

They temporarily tame textured hair, reducing frizz and flyaways.

Why you need a straightening balm:

If you want sleek, soft hair that does what it’s told, a straightening balm (aka serum or creme) will smooth the hair shaft. While flat irons and salon straightening services are also effective, they can be damaging if used excessively.

How to use a straightening balm:

Begin with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. Then, apply product to damp strands and blow-out hair with a brush working section by section, being sure that each one is totally dry before moving onto the next.

Just work Cutler Straightening Cream into damp locks from root to tip, then style normally. It adds a sleek, flyaway-free finish that’s soft and shiny.

 

You can multi-task with Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener . . . it straightens and smoothes while adding a mega dose of gloss and heat protection.

Straight Finish Humidity Control Hair Mist from Paul Labrecque

Straight Finish Humidity Control Hair Mist from Paul Labrecque offers quick-drying, weightless, flexible hold. It takes hair straight without sacrificing soft, touchable movement.

Liqwd Professional Smoothing Catalyst's Nano-Hydraspheres

Liqwd Professional Smoothing Catalyst’s Nano-Hydraspheres surround each strand to smooth it out and add a boost of moisture. After you blow-dry, your mane will be flat-iron sleek!

Tame unruly locks from the get-go by using Unite Smoothing Conditioner after you shampoo. As a bonus, it locks in color as it defrizzes.