Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Product Line Review

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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

Natural Hair Products

Hi everyone! I haven’t really posted info about my natural hair care. Here are really great and inexpensive conditioners that I use.

When it comes my hair care, I always look for products that are made to treat damaged and dry hair. It’s not that the state of my hair is damaged or dry. I just treat my hair as such to prevent damage and dryness.

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I use the Garnier Fructise Sleek and Shine leave-in conditioning cream as a leave-in conditioner as well as a moisturizer when my hair is feeling dry. This cream is thick and it’s a really great product that recommend to other natural women.

I use the Garnier Fructise Triple Nutrition conditioner for deep conditioning, co-washing, and a pre-treatment before I start cleaning my hair. I even use this conditioner as a leave-in by mixing it with water in a spray bottle.

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I have tried different types of Tresemme conditioners. I use these two conditioners regularly. Normally, I use the Split-End Remedy first for about 15-30 minutes. Then I used the Luxurious Moisture conditioner next. I really noticed a great change with my hair’s health and growth. Whenever I use theSplit-End Remedy, I always use a moisturizing conditioner like my Tresemme Luxurious Moisture or Garnier Fructise Triple Nutrition conditioner.

My Natural Hair Journey…The Decision Part 1

I must say that I love my natural hair!  It has truly been a journey of ups and downs. I never would have imagined that I would have invested so much time, energy, and money in my hair.  For those of you who may not be familiar with the term natural hair.  It simply means that my hair is no longer being permanently alter by chemicals that causes my hair to be straight. (If you are curious about the whole process of being chemical free or relaxer free Google it. There are tons of videos, blogs, and websites about natural hair…therefore, I will not be redundant.)

A few years, I started seeing African-American women embracing their natural hair.  I thought that natural hair was beautiful but I knew that it wasn’t for me.  I remember a college friend telling me that she was going natural and she asked me if I might go natural.  I told her that my hair would be unmanageable and too thick to care for.  So as time progressed,  I started seeing more black women shaving their heads or wearing Afros I started digging how amazing how black hair could coil, kink, and curl.  One day in May 2010, my sister was frustrated at the condition of her hair and the challenges of keeping it healthy.  So,  we were at a beauty supply store/beauty shop looking at hair products.  We began talking to some of the workers at the shop discussing hair health and the subject of being natural came up.  My sister started saying that she should cut all of my hair off and start fresh.  A hair stylist told her that going natural could work for her and suggested that she schedule an appointment to get a hair cut.  My sister and I just stared at each other for a while and I saw in her eyes that she was seriously contemplating on chopping all of her hair off.

She asked me should she do it.  I was nervous for her but I knew that she has never been shy about cutting her hair.  I told her to go for it and that I’d pay for it.  She asked the hair stylist to cut it right there before she changed her mind. My sister did the BIG CHOP (google it)!

My Sister after her Big Chop

After my sister big chopped, I was inspired and began researching natural hair.  I saw so many beautiful black women like my sister cut off all of their hair to grow it as God created…curly and free!  After being inspired,educated on how to care for natural hair, and how transition from relaxed to natural… I made the decision on October 16, 2o10 (6 months after my sister cut her hair) to stop relaxing my hair.  Instead of cutting my hair off abruptly,  I chose to transition by simply growing my hair out until I got my hair to certain length of comfort to cut it.  Fast forward to May 11, 2011,  I chose to cut my hair.  Which was one of the best decision I ever made.  Check out my big chop video.  Look out for the part 2…