- Leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable
- For severely damaged, dry or coarse hair
- Helps stop and mend hair breakage
Affordable, and it works well.
My hair is 3b/3c. I’m half black and half Japanese, so my hair is very thick and is mostly s-shaped curls, some spirals underneath but with a hint of kinky as it easily frizzes.I have always hated that my hair is so BIG. I spent years finding products to help tame my hair and weigh it down, but I realized…my hair IS big. It’s going to be that way, and that is the point of going natural. So that changed my ideas of what I needed in hair care products. I don’t want to weigh my hair down, I want to moisturize and define the curl. Since I’ve had that epiphany, I’ve been so much happer with my hair. I get lots of compliments, and my hair care regimen can’t be easier! Here is what I do:Shampoo:I use Creme of Nature sulfate-free Argan Oil Shampoo once every two weeks. (My curls are at their best when it’s been a while since I’ve shampooed but the products build up on the scalp.) Since it is sulfate free, it doesn’t lather up much. I like the shampoo because my hair doesn’t feel stripped I shampoo, comb through with a wide-tooth comb while rinsing out. I do not use a conditioner.(If I don’t shampoo, I still start here daily…I wet my hair and comb through daily.)Style:I squeeze out my hair in the shower, do not towel dry. From there, I spray some Cantu Coconut Milk spray on my hair and run through with my fingers. This stuff smells awesome and it adds extra moisture. I use a comb to part my hair where I want it. Then I slather on the Cantu leave-in conditioning cream liberally by running through with my fingers in sections on top, and then run my fingers through underneath, keeping the part where I want it. The more cream I use, the more defined the curls are when they dry, but they also aren’t crispy at all.Dry:I typically let my hair air dry from there. The top dries flatter and the ends curl up and get thicker as they dry. Sometimes, I will lie on my bed on my back and let my hair hang off the edge of the bed for a few minutes just to keep it still and let it dry. The less I handle it, the less frizz.If I’m going somewhere immediately and want dryer hair, I use my pancake hair dryer. Best invention ever! I bought it here on Amazon, Conair Curl Fusion Ionic Ceramic hair dryer. It is flat and round and comes with a diffuser attachment. I bend forward and gently scrunch my hair into the diffuser and hold the dryer still. Doing this adds volume so I have a fuller, more rounded shape, and it dries the curls quickly. They are pretty defined. I only dry my hair halfway so that I can shape my hair the way I want it and let it dry on its own. Using the hair dryer adds a little more dryness, so this is when I will spray a little Cantu Sheen Spray in my hand and shape my hair a little with my fingers, then leave it alone.I have used many products on my hair from the cheaper Africa’s Best, to Carol’s Daughter, to Mixed Chicks and also Miss Jessie’s. I find that this mix of Cantu products is the best I’ve found so far, for so much cheaper than the ones I’ve mentioned above. I really liked Miss Jessie’s curly pudding, but seriously, it is ridiculously expensive.
I have only been wearing my hair naturally for less than a year so I’m still seeing what works best for my hair and fell in love with this product. I use it on my wet hair after washing, on dry hair before a twist out, and daily just to keep it moisturized. It smells great and I love how creamy it is.
I purchased this product over a year ago from a beauty supply store. I have a tendency to use up a product even if I’m not impressed with it. This product did nothing for my hair. I’m 16 weeks post relaxer (going natural). This product is recommended in natural hair posts but this is a no CAN DO for my 4c hair. I will mix the remainder with essential oils to use it up. I was sold on the shea butter title but I didn’t pay attention to the fine print