Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Product Line Review

Hauls and Product Reviews, Natural Hair

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Hello lovelies,

I started using some products from the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Line back in November of 2014 after I cut my hair.  I am actually impressed with all of the products that I have used, because I have tried other natural hair care product lines and was under-whelmed with some of the products.  This hair care line advertises for not using chemicals with sulfates (harsh soap), silicones (coats hair strands), parabens (preservative), and mineral oil (heavy oil).  I will briefly review each product.

The sulfate-free cleansing shampoo is great.  It removes buildup and cleans my hair without my hair feeling stripped or dry.  One thing that I noticed about this shampoo is that my hair had curl definition.

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I like the conditioner because my hair feels really soft and manageable.  I like to sit under my bonnet dryer so that the conditioner can penetrate my hair shafts.

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I really like this leave-in conditioner.  It’s thick and creamy.  It keeps my curls defined when I do my twist outs.  I like to use it as a daily moisturizer when my hair feels dry.

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I really like this co-wash.  It does a great job cleaning and conditioning my hair at the same time.  What I normally do is massage the co-washing on my scalp and hair then rinse it out as a shampoo.  Then, I put some more on my hair for a few minutes for some conditioning. I rinse it out, put some leave-in conditioner in, and style.  This co-wash is great!  I was really impressed.

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Be on the look out for more product reviews and hair care tip!

Brandi

DIY Hair & Beauty: Avocado Conditioner

DIY, Natural Hair

Good morning everyone!

It seems like I haven’t done a post in a while.  I love conditioning my hair.  It’s vital in keeping my hair strong and healthy.  I wanted to share a simple natural conditioner I used on my hair using an avocado, a ripe banana, and extra virgin olive oil.  According to beautyandtips.com, avocado has a lot of health and beauty benefits.  It helps with dandruff, dry scalp, frizz control, and other hair and scalp issues.  Bananas have very similar benefits for hair and scalp issues as avocado.  Bananas help with split-ends, moisture retention, and protecting hair elasticity (blackhair101.com).

Here are my ingredients:

I bought a soft avocado and I let a banana get ripe.  It’s easier to mix if both are soft.

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I didn’t measure the extra virgin olive oil.  I added quite a bit to help mix the avocado and banana.

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Here’s The final mix.

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I had the conditioner on my hair for about an hour.  I sat under my bonnet dryer for about 15 minutes for a deeper conditioning.

My hair felt soft and it was fairly easy to detangle my hair.  My curls and coils were springy and defined which is something I look for when caring for my hair.

Here’s my hair.  There are pieces of avocado and banana in my hair.

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Next time, I’ll use a blender or mixer instead of a whisk and masher.  I hope this was helpful!

I’ll be chatting with you soon;-)

Brandi

Closet Chic

Closet Chic

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Hey everyone!

I wanted to share my look from yesterday.  I wore a salmon button up shirt I got from Dots last year during their close out sale (it was around $6).  I have some skinny jeans.  I got some new lace up loafers a few weeks ago for right under $10.  My jewelry is from beauty supply stores and my animal print bracelet is from Papaya for $1.99.  I wore my new lippie from Ruby Kisses and put my hair in a high bun.

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Natural Hair Art

Art.Culture.Life., Natural Hair

Hi Beautiful people,

I ran across some really gorgeous art of African-American women rocking their natural hair.  I love the colors and fashion.  I found out where these pic can be bought http://www.nikisgroove.com.  You can follow Niki on instagram as well. I just wanted to share some that I saw on instagram.  FYI: the last pic with the t-shirt is not Niki’s.

Disclaimer:  I do not own these pictures. I am just sharing them.

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An Afro and Snow Kinda Day

Closet Chic, Natural Hair

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A few days ago, I witnessed the first snow fall in my area. In the south we don’t get covered in several feet of snow. It’s more like a few inches or just flurries…either way it’s a big deal. I had to capture a few moments in the snow rocking my afro.

Outfit Details:
Sweater from Rue 21 $6
Harem Pants from Dots $6
Sneaker Wedges from Just Fab $19.99