Best Hair Straightening Shampoos Reviewed

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Three of the best hair straightening shampoos reviewed

When it comes to sleek, straight hair, it’s not all about the flat irons, the blow dry, or the way the wind blows, and a considerable amount of the whole performance is down to the products used from the very moment you apply water to your hair.

There is a myriad of products out there on the market, all promising smooth, luscious locks with just a small amount of the wonder-product in question. Despite this, how do you separate the good from the bad? When it comes to spending money, it’s all about saving, but do you really get what you pay for?

The only way to truly find out is to pay serious attention to reviews, and then decide for yourself which products to go for.

When it comes to straightening shampoos, giving you sleek, poker-straight locks, again the range is huge, so to help you out, we’ve reviewed three of the most popular.

When it comes to sleek, straight hair, it’s not all about the flat irons, the blow dry, or the way the wind blows, and a considerable amount of the whole performance is down to the products used from the very moment you apply water to your hair.

There is a myriad of products out there on the market, all promising smooth, luscious locks with just a small amount of the wonder-product in question. Despite this, how do you separate the good from the bad? When it comes to spending money, it’s all about saving, but do you really get what you pay for?

The only way to truly find out is to pay serious attention to reviews, and then decide for yourself which products to go for.

When it comes to straightening shampoos, giving you sleek, poker-straight locks, again the range is huge, so to help you out, we’ve reviewed three of the most popular.

1. Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo, 25 Ounce

best straightening shampooHave you heard about keratin? This strengthening protein is what makes up the majority of our hair and nails, and is responsible for durability and as before, strength. Adding this to a shampoo means a double whammy of protection for hair, and this particular product is very well priced for what it does.

The Tresemme range of products is huge, but this particular niche also has a conditioner to go alongside the shampoo, and when used together, the results are doubled. Basically the Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo leaves hair feeling like silk, and it’s a great choice for long hair as it works effectively from root to tip, giving salon-standard results for a low cost. Frizz is long gone, and the low sulfate element to the shampoo means it’s a good choice for those with a tendency to get a sore scalp from regular shampoos. Despite this, like with any product, patch test first.

To get the best results, give yourself a proper salon wash, by wetting hair and then applying the product by gently massaging it into the scalp, roots and working the lather down towards the ends, before squeezing, rinsing, and then conditioning.

This, combined with the miracle elements of this particular shampoo, should give you shiny, straight and smooth locks that last for up to 48 hours.

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2. L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Reparative Smoothing Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce

shampoo for straight hairFor hair that is crying a little, from heat damage or general environmental factors, the L’Oreal option on our review list is a great choice, as it gently cleans and smoothes out hair that is especially damaged or a bit stressed out. Made of natural sources, this product is completely against animal testing, as most are these days, and is made of natural botanicals and sunflower, as well as being perfectly fine to use on hair that has been chemically straightened.

Like all the best smoothing and straightening shampoos, the L’Oreal EverSleek option is sulphate and silicon free, meaning a less chemically enhanced product for your sensitive scalp. Less chemicals also means better condition of your hair, which will shine and be frizz-free for up to 48 hours when used in conjunction with the L’Oreal conditioner of the same range.

This particular product is a good choice for those with thick, curly and unruly hair, as it straightens it out in a natural way, which is then finished off by using flat irons. The shampoo basically does the hard work, whilst the irons seal in the smoothness.

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3. Straight Sexy Straightening Shampoo, by Sexy Hair Concepts

straightening shampoo by sexy hairThe name itself will probably sell it alone, however the quality is what makes this particular product fly off the shelf. Slightly more expensive than the first shampoo on our list, yet worth it for the level of straight and smooth technology, when used in conjunction with a good quality conditioner, preferably from the same range. When you add in a good set of flat irons, hair is transformed from a frizzed up mess, to a sleek, sophisticated ‘do.

Aside from what it can do, this particular product smells rather good too, infused with the scent of peach blossom, which of course transfers to your hair.

For those with curly hair, you’ll find this shampoo does wonders when used with your flat irons, as the ingredients, as well as the conditioning ingredients help cleanse and nourish damage, whilst kicking out frizz, healing split ends, and making your hair more manageable. The main point of these products is to make using flat irons easier, cutting out the amount of time needed to use heat styling, and therefore minimizing the possibility of damage. What you’re left with is straight, sleek and shiny hair.

For the price, is it worth it? Well yes, if you have particularly unruly hair, as this is a good choice to tame those tresses and leave you with that desired, straight-haired effect, however there are also lower priced products, such as our other two reviews which cost less and are equally as effective. It’s completely down to personal preference.

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So, to sum up …

Standing for hours with a set of flat irons in your hand, going at your hair with extreme heat isn’t a good idea, and is a recipe for disaster and damage. You can minimize this by using heat protection products whilst you’re straightening, however products such as these three straightening shampoos, do a lot of the hard work before you get to the flat iron stage, so you need less work with the heat, and making it easier on your aching arms!

Remember to condition to add extra shine and softness, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be left with soft, manageable, and lusciously straight hair.