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20 Best Hair Straightening Treatments For Smooth, Silky Tresses

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20 Best Hair Straightening Treatments For Smooth, Silky Tresses

Curls are fabulous, but sometimes you just crave a smoother and sleeker hair style. When flat irons won't do the trick, you may opt for a hair straightening treatment, but going to the salon can cost you a pretty penny.

Instead, there are plenty of products you can try at home. Whether you want hair that's pin straight or just want to manage unruly curls or frizz, these home smoothing products can tame your locks, smooth curls and frizz, and keep your blow dries lasting longer and much more manageable. Even better, these products and tools are all very easy to use.

1. NatureLab. TOKYO Perfect Smooth Blowout Lotion

Get smooth, frizz-free straight hair with this lightweight lotion that leaves hair silky smooth.


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2. CHI Straight Guard Smoothing Styling Cream

This hair straightening treatment transforms frizzy and curly hair into sleek styles. It provides outstanding heat protection, preventing damage from the hottest heat styling tools.


3. Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil 3-Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Smoothing Cream

Achieve smooth, unwanted puffiness and frizz for up to three days with Marc Anthony's Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Perfect Blow Dry Smoothing Cream. Blowout curls and waves into straight sleek hair that lasts, and create soft, smooth, touchable looks with shine.

(Ulta, $8.99)

4. JOICO K-PAK Smoothing Balm

This heat-activated, humidity-resistant straightening balm protects against thermal and environmental damage. So, you can use your straightener without worrying.

(Ulta, $18.99)

5. Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Cream

Fight back against humidity with this anti-frizz leave-in hair cream and polishing milk. This professional softening styling hair treatment fights frizz, adds shine, and smooths hair for a sleek hair look.

(Ulta, $19.50)

6. IT'S A 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Smoothing Balm

One simple step to ultimate silkiness, used before styling, hair dries faster, with more manageability, fewer tangles, less frizz, better hold, and natural botanical straightening that lasts. It’s a 10 Silk Express Smoothing Balm is designed to deliver maximum results with minimum heaviness.


7. Wellastrate Intense Straightening Cream

Wellastrate is a powerful and reliable straightener which increases the hair's own capacity to retain moisture, while the reserves of moisture formed in this way prevent the hair structure from drying out. 


8. AQUAGE SeaExtend Silkening Oil Treatment

Ultra-light styling treatment silkens and smooths as it adds brilliant shine to coarse, frizzy, dull or curly hair. Brilliant shine and silkiness without weight accelerates drying time by 40 percent. Thermal-v protects against heat damage with sea botanicals, ultra-light argan oil and sweet almond oil.


9. Lasio Hypersilk Smoothing Balm

This heat protectant lotion eliminates frizz, softens tresses and restores manageability to hair in need of moisture and volume, as you straighten with your brush and dryer or flat iron. Apply a small amount to wet hair before heat styling. 


10. Kérastase L'Incroyable Blowdry

This hair straightening treatment controls the look of frizz for 96 hours in 80 percent humidity! It reactivates with heat tools, even at low temperatures.


11. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This product helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine. Air temperature is measured 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control.


12. Shu Uemura Straightforward Time Saving Blowdry Oil

Featuring the same gliding agents as makeup foundation, this oil-based formula invisibly coats each strand for an even slip and unprecedented glide for smoother, sleeker, shinier hair. 


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13. Tigi Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream

Long-lasting straight, smooth, tamed hair with improved manageability, frizz control and enhanced texture are the benefits of this straightening cream.

(Ulta, $20)

14. Keratin Complex Infusion Keratin Replenisher Therapy

This hydrating styling cream replenishes and revitalizes hair for a silky, shiny finish with smoothing results and locks out humidity all day.


15. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

A hair formula that delivers styling and treatment benefits in one easy step for smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish.

(Sephora, $28)

16. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter

A lightweight melting cream-to-oil formula that tames even the most defiant, frizzy hair while protecting from heat-styling and humidity, helping seal in moisture while adding shine and smoothness.

(Sephora, $34)

17. Phytodéfrisant Botanical Straightening Balm

Botanical heat-activated hair primer that preps hair for a frizz-free, sleek, healthy and beautiful blowout. Over time your hair becomes softer and more manageable. Achieve the perfect blow dry with this award-winning, heat-activated smoothing balm for a smooth and sleek result.


18. PUREOLOGY Smooth Perfection Intense Smoothing Cream

This is a hair cream that tames frizz and offers flexible control, and guards against unwanted volume. It's 100 percent vegan, too!


19. DAFNI Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush

DAFNI is the original hair straightening brush that safely achieves the look of smooth, salon-quality blowout in minutes. It features proprietary Power Core™ Technology to maintain the ideal hair-straightening temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit throughout use, so you won’t end up with fried and frizzles patches.


20. BioSilk Silk Therapy Thermal Shield

Offering complete heat protection, its advanced formula utilizes silk and other protecting ingredients to help shield hair from thermal damage while straightening with an iron. It creates long-lasting styling results with ultimate shine for the perfect "glass hair" look. 

(Ulta, $16.50)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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