Cantu shea butter

Cantu

Description
Leave-in conditioning repair cream

Promises
Shine, strong, long healthy hair, intense moisture to leave hair soft and manageable. Formulated for damaged, dry or coarse hair

What it does
Mends hair breakage
Repairs split ends and reduces frizz
Protects hair from heat damage
Hydrates and moisturizes with shea butter and natural oils

Great for: relaxed, natural, texturized, coloured or Permed hair

How to use
Daily styling
Leave-in treatment
For frizz-free hair

My take:
This product has a creamy soufflé-like consistency which i love.

soufflé

Its also got a sweet subtle scent that i can’t quite place…i don’t know how to describe it. I noticed that my hair still carries this scent days after i’ve used the product. It almost as if it masks the coconut oil scent everyone (except me) seems to smell in my hair.

Despite this product being protein-based (notice the word repair in the description?), there’s no doubt that it also adds moisture to my hair. The softness and shine that result from its usage are proof of that. And as you all know, soft hair is oh so easy to manage i.e comb through.

About it repairing split ends, i don’t believe any one product can do that. You have to snip off those ends. Thats the only way to deal with them in my opinion.

The downside:
Other than the insane pricing of this product (Ksh.700+. Roughly $7), i hate that it does not layer well with gel, and one is left with little white balls aka residue. The residue also appears if you apply a lot of the product. Of course the sensible thing here is to use a little product but you know there are days when you accidentally use too much.

Now, the residue does eventually go away but for someone who washes their hair right before leaving the house, this just won’t do because, who wants to wants to walk around with white stuff in their hair waiting for to disappear?

I only apply this leave-in after washing-conditioning-towel blotting my hair (1-2 times a week). One can apply it daily to tame frizzy hair but i’d advise against doing that because this product tends to easily build up in hair and can cause it be weighed down and feel dirty (greasy/oily).

Would i buy it again? Yes. I love the scent. I love how it makes my hair feel. I love that i only need to use a bit of it so its sure to last me a long long time…so maybe the price is worth it. I wish it cost less though :/

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October ‘mini’ haul

oct mini haul

1) Perfect cosmetics hot oil hair cream 2) Eco Styler olive oil gel 3) Cantu Shea butter leave-in conditioning repair cream 4) Creme of Nature Intense conditioning treatment 5) ORS replenishing conditioner

I did some shopping last Friday in preparation for my upcoming relaxer day. I also bought a relaxer kit but forgot to include it in the above picture.

The deep conditioner i got this time has olive extracts. I normally use the one with mixed fruits extracts but they didn’t have it. I haven’t deep conditioned my hair in a long time so am really looking forward to doing that.

I’ve used the Eco Styler gel a couple of times already to slick down my edges for ponytail styles and i love it. I still have some Eco Styler brown gel left over but i really wanted to try out this olive oil one so bad.

Another product that i’ve been looking forward to using is the Cantu Shea butter leave-in conditioning cream. Seriously, i’ve been on the lookout for this product since before the beginning of my hair journey! Of course i forgot all about it but when i saw it on the shelves, i had to have it!

The Creme of Nature Intense conditioning treatment has been on my wishlist ever since i tried out the Moisture and shine sulfate-free shampoo from the same line. I can’t wait to use these two products together!

And finally, the ORS replenishing conditioner. I run out of my first bottle which i’d had for slightly over a year. This product is amazing and i was actually going to purchase the bigger ‘professional-size’ bottle but seeing that the gel, leave-in and CoN treatment were impulse buys, i had to compromise :/