Hey guys, how’s everyone doing? Good I hope. I know this post is super late, well not late, my excuse is that I needed the time to fully test the products out lool so it’s finally here the full reviews for my Cantu products! This will be a mix of the ones I purchased myself and the ones I got sent.
For the previous post on the Cantu collection please check out this link> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-zh
My full Cantu collection
I got sent the coconut oil shine and hold mist
Moisturizing curl activator cream
Grow strong strengthening treatment
I did a Cantu wash day, about twice now where I used all the products and some wash days where I incorporated them with other brands. Here are my thoughts on all of the products:
Leave in conditioning cream– this is definitely my staple leave in conditioner! I used to use the other formula but of course I had to switch once I found out they have a formula for natural hair! I love, LOVE how it leaves my hair- soft and moisturised without weight it down. I used this as the cream in my L.O.C routine. I use a shea butter/oil mix on soaking wet hair then this leave in conditioner as the final product. I highly recommend you switch to this formula if you have natural hair. It also works well with other products. I used this with my curl harmony products, check out my post on them by clicking here>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-CP
Complete co-wash– this has great ingredients however I do not like how it works on my hair. It’s a thick consistency and doesn’t provide any slip so I can’t finger detangle with it. It cleanses my hair though but something about it makes my scalp itch a bit a couple of days afterwards, I know people that love this co-wash so maybe it just doesn’t work for my hair.
Creamy hair lotion– another staple moisturiser I will highly recommend you try. I love everything about this lotion. Smell üsize ü ingredients ü quality ü it leaves my hair smelling good and softens my hair. I use this to take down my large twists after I allow them to air dry over night or whenever my hair needs it. It works great with the leave in conditioner. I have to fight with my mum lol to stop using this for her synthetic braids ( African weave style that looks like a weave) lol she keeps using it saying it really softens the hair and makes it easier to comb lol
Moisturising curl activator – I used this in combo with the coconut mist and shine and I must say I didn’t like the results on my hair. The curl activator worked well to define my curls so I like that. The coconut oil shine and hold mist left my left a dry hair and hard. Maybe it’s the way I used it. I used it as the liquid part in the L.O.C routine and followed up with shea butter mix and the leave in cream. I think this is more for setting styles like a wash and go or a refresher spray I’m not sure. I am looking to use it again though and see how it performs the second time round.
Grow strong treatment– I haven’t used it a lot to see any noticeable growth so I can’t comment on that. I have used it a few times on my edges to keep them moisturised and it worked well for that.
Verdict- I highly recommend you try their natural hair line, especially the leave in conditioner if you really like the old formula. The hair lotion is the bomb.com and it’s my favourite one out of the bunch. You can get the full collection and many of their other products online at British Curlies >> http://shop.britishcurlies.co.uk/cantu/
Until next time