Cantu hair products

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I want to try their leave-in and mosturizer? What are your opinions?
here is a thread from the 4a board about the cantu shea butter leave-in. i didn't have good results with it, but ALOT of people do. i say go ahead and give it a try

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I too didn't have a good experience with their grow strong hair butter (too much protein caused breakage and shedding) or moisturizer (did not moisturize hair felt drier afterward)but give it a try it may work for you....
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My hair absolutely adores the Cantu Leave-in. It's the first creamy leave-in I've tried and I have no cause to find another at this time. I wasn't particularily fond of the oil moisturizer though.
i used to use the leave-in everyday for moisture but have since switched to a hand mix of coconut and castor oils. i love the leave-in because it's a perfect consistency to apply to my thick hair when it's either wet or dry. some people complained about white residue; frankly i think they were using too much because the one time in a year (and two jars) that i have had white residue was when i used too much of the product. it also doesn't play nice with other products, but i found the leave-in sufficient to use on its own. in fact, it's the only product i use when i set my twists medium to small two-strand twists. i say buy it!
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i used to use the leave-in everyday for moisture but have since switched to a hand mix of coconut and castor oils. i love the leave-in because it's a perfect consistency to apply to my thick hair when it's either wet or dry. some people complained about white residue; frankly i think they were using too much because the one time in a year (and two jars) that i have had white residue was when i used too much of the product. it also doesn't play nice with other products, but i found the leave-in sufficient to use on its own. in fact, it's the only product i use when i set my twists medium to small two-strand twists. i say buy it!
Originally Posted by curlymami
Very true!

I used to use it but since I've started using more natural products, the condition of my hair has improved by leaps and bounds. If you want, you can PM me your address and I'll send you the partially used jar I have so that you can try it out. I won't be using it.
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The Cantu leave-in did nothing for my hair. It felt good when i rinsed it out though so I guess it did do something for my hair after all. It costs about 5 bucks depending on were you live so I say try it. It seems to workout for a lot of women so it just may work on your hair.
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it's decent but i prefer sheamoisture for my twists outs

i still half a jar which i use for emergencies...meaning i dont spend the night at my place

i do love the consistency can anyone recommend a more natural product that has less ingredients (no silicone) and is of the same consistency

thanks
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Cowash Conditioner:
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Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
I haven't used it in almost 2 years so this is from memory, but my Qhemet Burdock root butter cream reminds me of the cantu shea butter minus the stickiness, scent, and ingredients. hth.
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I haven't used it in almost 2 years so this is from memory, but my Qhemet Burdock root butter cream reminds me of the cantu shea butter minus the stickiness, scent, and ingredients. hth.
Originally Posted by Paraty
Lol!!


Try:

60/40/10 aloe gel / shea butter / castor oil with some glycerine, honey or agave nectar (1 of these, not all 3, about 1tsp should do).

I just whipped up batch and it's not as slimy feeling as the Cantu stuff. It's pretty nice. The plus side is you can also use it on your skin.

The Cantu has lanolin oil in it, but I used castor. Both are very heavy oils but castor is lighter. Use the skincare type aloe gel, not the food grade.
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Last edited by shawnette; 05-15-2009 at 05:01 PM.
I haven't used it in almost 2 years so this is from memory, but my Qhemet Burdock root butter cream reminds me of the cantu shea butter minus the stickiness, scent, and ingredients. hth.
Originally Posted by Paraty
Lol!!


Try:

60/40/10 aloe gel / shea butter / castor oil with some glycerine, honey or agave nectar (1 of these, not all 3, about 1tsp should do).

I just whipped up batch and it's not as slimy feeling as the Cantu stuff. It's pretty nice. The plus side is you can also use it on your skin.

The Cantu has lanolin oil in it, but I used castor. Both are very heavy oils but castor is lighter.
Originally Posted by shawnette
Ok, so I just took a TBSP of the original mix and added 2TBSP aloe gel and it's really nice! Almost the exact consistency of the Cantu stuff. I'm going to use it after my hendigo tomorrow.
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I'll definitely have to try that mix. Sounds like it could be cost effective. Thanks for sharing!
Ahhhh, I just purchased a hand mixer earlier this week to whip some shea butter. I have all of those ingredients so you know I'm going to try this too.
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I coat my wet hair with this first. Then I twist my hair with Miss Jessie's Curly Creme mixed with Proclaim's 7-oils w/ Olive Oil. I abosolutely love Cantu's leave-in. It really helps with the breakage. I am in the process of transitioning. So, it has been helping.
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Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In


I do like the Cantu Shea butter leave-in creme. It is the only leave-in that works nice with my thick hair. I haven't tried anything else from that line only the leave-in con.
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I didn't really like it. It felt moist when I applied it but then the next day it would be hard and I would have flakes in it. It was so embarrassing walking out the house with all those little flakes in my hair. On the plus side it made combing my hair really east. But you should try it because it has mixed reviews.
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Detangling Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in Mix: Tresemme Naturals, coconut oil, glycerin, aloe vera gel
Moisturizing Styler: Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
Sealent: Castor Oil
None of these products contain silicones, protein, or sulfates. If this doesn't end my dry spell I don't know what I will do.
it was OK for my hair, but smelled fishy once dried, and eventually caused a rash on my neck.
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The leave in conditioner is the only product I have tried from this line and I like it. As long as you don't use to much of it. I use it along with a moisturizer and it works pretty good. If I use to much of it my hair gets to oily. But I'm still learning and trying new things myself.
I used it when I first went natural. As long as my hair was wet, it felt really soft. But, when it dried, it was hard as a rock. I even mixed it with jojoba oil and got the same result. I finally ended up throwing it away and using something else.

I bought cantu leave-in conditioner in november because my hair was getting dry from New England weather. When my hair was wet it felt fine, but once it dried my hair was hard and brittle. I haven't used it so I tried again this week. Well, I've come to the conclusion my 4b hair doesn't like it. I hope you have better luck with it.

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