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Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream

 by pRoy

 I received the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream in my curlBOX and couldn’t wait to try it out!  The scent alone had me at “Hello!”  I used it here and told you all I would review it. Did it live up to my expectations?  Check out the video review, pictures of my hair and results and the detailed blog post after the jump!

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I have recorded a video on my thoughts about this product, but you can also look at my full review below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL5dO63F1JY

Price Point:

$7.99 (via Walgreens)


Size/Amount:
12 oz.

Description:
This curling cream will define, condition and add manageability to your curls, leaving them soft, shiny and deeply moisturized. Made with 100% pure shea butter and formulated without chemicals or harsh ingredients.

What It Does/Who It’s For:
For natural hair

  • Helps heal dry, damaged hair
  • Restores real, authentic beauty
  • Embrace your curls, kinky, or wavy hair

This finished product is not tested on animals.

Made in USA (source)
I already don’t have a problem embracing my curls, kinks and waves, but I could this helping the person who is on the fence about their texture get that extra boost of confidence.  It definitely defines your curls!

Directions:
Smooth onto damp hair section by section from the root down the hair shaft. Do not rinse out. Can be used on dry hair to enhance curls.

Consistency:
It has a thicker, cream based consistency; a consistency in which I favor.  It doesn’t feel watery or too gel like (or even mucus like).  It is also doesn’t budge making it a very “clean room” friendly product (won’t drip everywhere).

The Scent:
I’ve already touched on this, but it smells soooo good!  I can’t get over how good it smells.  It has a coconut scent that is not too overpowering, but you know it’s there.  I don’t smell it when the wind blows but I do smell it when I touch my hair for prolonged periods of time.  Absolutely fab!

The Ingredients:
“No mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, silicone, phthalates, gluten, paraffin, propylene glycol, PABA or DEA”

Thank you, Jesus and Amen.  Because I am in search of products that are less harsh on the environment (and my hair), this won me over!

Results from a Twist-out
You can refer to this to find out exactly how I styled my hair with the product (the process)
I raked the Coconut Curling Cream through my hair in a process known as shingling, by which I use small sections or hair (starting from the back and working myself toward the front), apply product to that section, smooth the product on using my fingers (or Tangle Teezer) so that I can get my strands fully coated.  I followed up with Eco Styler Gel – Argon Oil for a slight hold.  I typically let my hair air dry, but I used a diffuser instead.  I have performed a wash-n-go before.  You can read about it here.

Sooner or later, I am going to have to record a wash-n-go video. LOL

Overall Conclusions:
All in all, I have nothing but good things to say about this product.  I will be using this until it runs out and will probably keep a stash on deck.  My hair feels extra soft and moisturized, so much so that I don’t even have to apply product the next two days after using it.  It defines my curls and doesn’t leave my hair crunchy (even when paired with the Eco Styler Argon Oil Gel).

Have you tried Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream?  What are your thoughts?

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