So, I have been away for a while (for which I’m ashamed because I love writing about my hair so much lol), but in my defense I was on vacation for a little bit and I was also managing my small Bath and Body product business. Anyhoooo…. I’m here to talk about my recent experience with the Cantu Shea Butter leave in Conditioning Cream. I don’t usually use store-bought products, but I often run out of my homemade products because I have an unusually large head and massive amounts of hair to cover. Therefore I have to make products often, but when I’m in a crunch I will run to the store and grab a small bottle of moisturizer or leave-in to hold my hair over until my next batch of homemade hair products are ready. Well let’s get to the review!!
Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Cream
A few weeks ago I decided to try this Leave in conditioner after I washed and deep conditioned my hair because like I mentioned I don’t use store-bought products on my natural hair unless I’m out of my homemade products. The cream is very thick, which I love, because my hair has low porosity and is very thick. Therefore I apply this product to wet or damp hair to hold the moisture in then add my oil/butter to further slow the evaporation of that moisture. I like the smell; it is very pleasant and the consistency is perfect for thick, 4c hair.
After I applied to cream to my clean damp hair it went on smooth and felt great on my curls, so I was excited that this could be my rebound until my products are ready. But after my hair dried my hair felt so hard and dry like I didn’t just moisturized and sealed the heck outta my hair. I was disappointed because at first the leave in felt like it was going to be awesome, but unfortunately it flaked and dried my hair out.
I decided to use it a second time to get a second opinion, and this time I used it on dry hair (meaning not freshly washed, dripping wet hair). I simply did a light mist on my hair to get it moist then I applied the leave in and my standard oil mix. The same thing happened! It felt great during the application process but after it dried my hair felt so hard and it was flaky. So I guess it’s safe to say that this Cantu Leave in Conditioning cream is not for my hair. It may be some of the ingredients in the product that don’t agree with my hair, I’m not sure, but I will not be using the product again.
This isn’t to say that it will not work for you or someone else as everyone’s hair is different, so don’t give up on the product before trying it on your hair.
What’s your experience with the Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Cream?
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