Straight Talk: Hair Straightening -- What are my options?

A Little Dab'll Do Ya

The easiest -- and cheapest -- way to subdue curls is to slap some product on them. The most popular straightening lotions are probably the ones that contain silicone (look for dimethicone or cyclomethicone on the ingredient list), but they all work in the same basic way: The oils in the product coat your hair and prevent it from curling up. True, a dollop of drugstore anti-frizz cream isn't going to immediately tame a mass of thick, curly hair, but after a good blow-drying, it will be reasonably effective on minor cases.

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