Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Protect Packs Some Serious Multitasking Mojo

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El Hub threatened to revolt over my hoarding of hairstyling products in the bathroom, which he compares to the beauty aisle at Rite Aid :), so in the name of marital harmony, it’s time I find more hair products that multi-task.



My latest discovery: Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Protect Flat Iron Hairspray ($14).

Like four products in one, it’s a Vitamin B5-packed aerosol to protect hair from flat iron heat damage while smoothing out frizz, adding shine and moisture and imparting soft, touchable hold (smells faintly of coconut). All that, and it works on either dry OR damp hair.

I’ve been using it with my flat iron, spraying a section of dry hair with a light, even dusting before running the section through the iron. When I’m finished, my hair looks shiny, smooth and stays stick-straight for days (or until my next shower).

Just for the heck of it, I gave it a try with my curling iron, and wouldn’t you know it? It works wonders on curly styles, too. :)

In a perfect world, however, I would make two minor product tweaks: 1) I wish it came in a regular old spray bottle (better for mama earth), and 2) I wish it came in a smaller size.

Being the multitasking powerhouse that it is, I would love to bring it with me on trips. Too bad the 4.1-oz bottle means it can’t hide in my carry-on bag. Boo for inconvenience!

All told, I think Smooth & Protect has lots of great stuff going for it, and if your flat/curling irons are integral parts of your getting-ready ritual, you might want to give it a go. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. sarahc says:

    Hi Karen! This stuff sounds great, but I’m curious about the fragrance. Does it have one?

  2. Babybubblz says:

    Oooh I’m going to check this out! I’m don’t own too many hair products since I’m not sure what all the different products do >< So this multitasker might work for me too!

  3. Patti says:

    Hi Karen,

    I don’t think I’ve seen this product before, can you find at the drugstores/Target??

    • Karen says:

      Hi Patti,

      I’ve seen it at specialty beauty stores, like Pure Beauty, but not at Tar-ghay. I’ll keep my eyes peeled when I go there… I have to pop by to pick up a few T-day things so I’ll let you know if I see it!

  4. Shannon says:

    Just curious – have you tried Redken’s Spray Starch? It makes my hair slighlty harder than I would prefer, but it does amazing things for humidity control and keeping heat-styled hair in place and sounds very similar to the Sexy Hair spray. Since I got my hair cut very short, I’ve even been using it as a texturizer by spraying it in before I blow dry (I have a lot of hair, but it’s somewhat fine). And it comes in a spray bottle! However, it smells kinda nasty. Thankfully the smell dissipates, but it’s not the funnest thing to get a whiff of those fumes while your spraying your head with the stuff.

    • Karen says:

      I haven’t tried it. Even though I really like having soft hair (was traumatized by the late 80s/early 90s), I might try it one of these days just for fun.

      How short did you go?

      • Shannon says:

        uber short! Almost (but not quite) a pixi cut. Initially I could even faux hawk it :) It’s very fun. I do miss my long hair sometimes, though… oh well. It’ll grow out eventually!

  5. Tavia says:

    This is a great news Karen! I definitely must try this product. My hair is very thin and I use the flat iron everytime I wash my hair so even though my Wella Lifetex is a hair savior this multitasking product of yours sounds divine. The only problem is …that I don’t think I can find it here….:((
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Prescriptives Lustre Holiday Color Collection 2009 =-.

  6. gio says:

    This sounds amazing! I’m definitely checking it out, thanks for the review.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Product Review: Senna 3-in-1 Eye Color =-.

  7. Rebecca says:

    I’ll be picking this up at CVS ASAP! I’ve been straightening my hair almost every day lately, and the heat protecting spray I’m using now just isn’t cutting it :(
    You mentioned Redken Spray Starch to Tavia – I’ve heard great things about it! I’ve been trying to find some myself…
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Does Covergirl Lashblast Length live up to its name? =-.

  8. Rae says:

    Ooh, that sounds great! I love the Straight Sexy Hair shampoo and conditioner, so I have high hopes for this one ^^ Mind checking if it has -cones (mainly dimethicone) and/or parabens? I’m avoiding both right now, which is SUPER hard when it comes to hair products. It sucks, but I’m hoping I’ll be rewarded with clear skin!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Checking out a GOSH duo =-.

  9. Meghan says:

    Straight Sexy Hair has a leave in conditioner in a spray bottle. I like it , but I have very fine hair so I have to be careful not to overdo it.
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… Urban Decay 24/7 Swatches =-.

  10. Glosslizard says:

    That sounds terrific! I’m going to start trying to learn how to use a curling iron, so this will be one of the first tools in my arsenal! Thanks! :)

  11. Tiffany says:

    I love this line!

  12. amy says:

    LOL! How could your husband be so cruel and not let you have more variety in hair products! It is for “research.” ;) My favourite straightening products are La Coupe Shine and Smooth straightening balm, which I use for wet hair or La Coupe Shine and Smooth straightening spray which I use for dry hair. These also work as a heat protector too.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Tarte Treasure Chest Tier 3: Lipglosses, Review and Swatches Part B =-.

  13. Megan says:

    Really glad you reviewed this. I’ve been searching for a new heat protectant that also does a little more and this sounds perfect!
    .-= Megan’s last blog post… A Challenge! =-.

  14. Marisol says:

    I really like the Sexy Hair line but always forget to check it out whenever I need more hair stuff.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Gals Guide meet up =-.

  15. Victoria R. says:

    hmmm… Could anyone compare it to the tresemme heat protection spray? Just curious how the two differ :)

  16. CourtneyMalone says:

    I have very long, straight, fairly thick hair. It’s naturally light brown, but I’ve been highlighting it heavily for years, and the ends have recently become extremely dry and difficult to manage. The underneath part that lies against the back of my neck is especially difficult and, after combing, retangles itself within minutes.

    I was beginning to think I’d have to cut the bottom 6 or 7 inches off and start over, but my colorist (who, by the way, works in a salon that doesn’t carry Shielo, so I figure she’s being objective) recommended the Shielo Hydrate line (both Shampoo and Conditioner). I figured it was worth a shot, even though the combined cost of the retail sized shampoo and conditioner is about $47.

    My hair definitely appears MUCH smoother, even when air-dried. (However, I’ve noticed that continued use is necessary, because when I use anything else my hair doesn’t look nearly as good.) I leave the Shielo Hydrate conditioner in for 5 minutes as the label directs; thoroughly combing it through in the meantime seems to give the best results. With both the Shielo Hydrate shampoo and the conditioner, a little product goes a long way (in contrast to cheaper drugstore products).

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