Hair Primer

Hair Primer



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  • Sulfate and Gluten Free
  • Detangles the hair shaft
  • Foundation for styling
  • Tames frizz

Beyond The Zone Smooth Criminal Hair Primer creates the perfect foundation for styling by detangling, smoothing the hair shaft, taming frizz and providing thermal protection from dryers and styling tools.


Easily layers with styling products without weighing hair down to help you get the most out of your styling regimen. Your hair will look so good its almost a crime.


Has your hair been struck by a Smooth Criminal?

Hair Primer is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product change Has this product changed in last few months? Recently, I purchased a bottle and it had a very fowl odor. I purchased a second bottle at a different Sally's and it too had the same smell. I have used this same product for several years now and always loved it. Has anyone else noticed a difference.?
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Change it back. I repurchased this primer as I have been steadily for about 5 years..sprayed it in my hair and knew immediately it wasn't right, the smell was disgusting! Not only that but my hair was flat, sticky and not conditioned at all. I was able to exchange for a different bottle but reading the other reviews it looks like I got lucky with old supply still available. I'm so disappointed in the formula change I've tried to locate contact information for BTZ but no results. I will have to find another leave in, as if it wasn't hard enough to find this one!! If anyone knows of a decent replacement please try to mention it in a review.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells nasty Been using smooth criminal line for a few years. Will not be buying anymore due to bad smell. The rosemary formula smelled wonderful, but algae formula smells like soured clothes. I thought the product had gone bad...
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sad about product change This had been my absolute hair product for years, and I always got compliments on my shiny, smoky hair. Then it started leaving my hair sticky, tangles, and dry. I have had to switch products and I am so sad because I absolutely loved this product before it changed. PPPPPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE change it back!!!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Used to be great, Now smells awful!!! I used to love this product. I have been using it for 4 years. I guess the formula has changed in the past few months, and the hair primer now smells rotten! It's awful!!! Every time I smell it I gag a little. I'm so disappointed. If I still had my receipt, I would return it back. That's how bad it is. PLEASE, switch back to the previous formula!
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why the formula change!? I’ve been buying this hair primer for years. It smelled great and moisturized my hair just enough to make it smoother and softer without weighing it down. Soooo disappointed about the formula change! It does not work nearly as well and it smells like rotten cucumber!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'M HOOKED! I never thought I'd need a hair primer, but decided to try this product a few months ago, and I love it! I spray it on my towel-dried hair and it makes my long, thick hair so easy to brush. I think it makes my hair smoother overall, though I do add other products, depending on my mood (leave-in conditioner and/or shine spray and/or heat protecting spray). It has a pleasant, non-overpowering scent. I plan on continuing to buy this product in the future!
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product I have frizzy damaged hair and this product makes my hair look shiny and smooth without giving it a greasy effect. I love this stuff!
Date published: 2018-05-18
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I have fine wavy hair. Will this product take the wave out of my hair, I am looking for a product to help control frizz and thermal protection, but still want to keep the little bit of wave I have?

Asked by: Tweety51
I'm not sure I have fine hair that is almost completely straight. This does not make my hair perfectly straight, just smooth/shiny and it protects from the heat. I'm guessing since mine still has some kinks to it, you probably won't lose the wave. 
Answered by: Andi4848
Date published: 2018-07-21

Is this color safe?

Asked by: AlyG0318
I believe so.... I have highlighted hair and it works great
Answered by: Lakernuin
Date published: 2017-12-26

Do you need to use a leave in conditioner along with this and does it tame fly aways?

Asked by: Lynn0402
I use the Smooth Criminal Blow Out Balm and they work very well together on my hair.  
Answered by: Jojo1800
Date published: 2018-02-23

Is this sulfate free?

Asked by: Lynn0402
I do believe this product is sulfate and gluten free. I use the whole line of Smooth Criminal and have for many years.
Answered by: lilykatz1960
Date published: 2017-12-26

Can you use this in dry hair instead of damp hair? Does it make it feel sticky?

Asked by: Lola9300
It does not make your hair sticky AT ALL!!! I use it in my hair dry all the time!!!! It leaves it soft and silky!!!
Answered by: LadyKalli
Date published: 2018-03-14

Is this product safe for color treated hair? I have red hair currently and want to make sure it will not strip my color. Thank you!

Asked by: Heather2017
Yes its excellent for color treated hair. It makes it soft and tangle free. I highly recommend this product!
Answered by: Nsmall75
Date published: 2017-12-26

Does it leave hair smelling good after using a hot tool? 

Asked by: Dulcecan
Yes this stuff smells good when you spray it on and it smells just as good when your blow drying and curling your hair and even makes extensions smell real good too!!! I would definately recommend this product cause it makes your hair feel silky soft too!!! And it doesnt weigh down your hair!!!!
Answered by: jules6770
Date published: 2018-03-14

Does this weigh down hair? Looking for something to maintain volumizing products but not sure if this is it. Thanks!

Asked by: Jess
No, for me it does not! After shampooing & conditioning my hair, I spray it into the palms of my hands, rub my hands together a little bit, and then apply it to my damp hair in sections (I find if I use it like a spray I tend to over-spray my hair with it). Also, I've used it on dry hair (same...palms of hands) to blow dry. Also I have fine hair, but a lot of it. Not sure you what mean by "something to maintain volumizing products"..but, the back of the bottle says you can layer it with other styling products. Hope I helped!
Answered by: nursegrad15
Date published: 2018-02-02
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