A straightening balm is a hair product that tames textured or frizzy hair, according to Styling Products 101 on Visual Makeover. It serves as an alternative to a straightening iron or professional service that may damage hair.
Visual Makeover recommends that this product be applied after shampoo and conditioning products. Other instructions include that It should be applied to damp strands of hair and the hair should be dried with a blow dryer and hair brush. A variety of products are available on the market under the category of "straightening balm." Following the instructions listed on each product yields the best results.