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Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Leave – In Conditioner

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July 27, 2010 by The Lupie Chick

Manufacturer: Cantu

Type: Leave-In Conditioner

Size: 16 fl.oz

Price: $4.99-$5.99

Attributes: moisture, shine, frizz control, sulfate-free

Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Panthenol, PPG 1-PPG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Benzophenone 3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

The week prior to me taking down my locs I had been eyeing a few products that I may need to add to my line up to assit me with achieving frizz free, detangled, moisturized hair ( all in 1 product) Ok I was reaching- but you know what I mean ( lol..lol..). I’d been stalking a few forums/blogs and a common product that most raved about was the Cantu Shea butter Leave – In Conditioner. My hair type is 3-c and alot of 3-c’s raved about it- so I thought I would go for it… I used it this morning for the first time.. And…..

The Good: (1) Affordable- this product was easy on the pockets. I paid $4.99, but saw it at a few outlets for $5.99. (2) This product is readily available everywhere ( Beauty supply stores, CVS, Walgreen, Target, Walmart). (3) the smell was pleasant. (4) the texture was like marshmallow cream, it glided on easy and my hair felt moisturized while it was wet.

The Bad: It didn’t mix well with the Orange Marmalade Hair Butter and Aloe Vera Gel, I cant really describe it- but it wasn’t giving me what I needed. After applying CSB to the first 2 sections of my hair- I noticed a white residue in/on my hair.. tiny white clumps ( yikes).. As the hair dried the clumps seem to disappear- but I wasn’t happy seeing that clumps. I didn’t apply it to the back- I stopped after I noticed the clumps in the front.

The Ugly: When the sections dried.. CRUNCH..CRUNCH..CRUNCH.. it left my hair crunchy!!!!! NOT..NOT..NOT… happy!!!!! I became paranoid and feverishly tried to figure out what I did wrong. I re read the instructions and noticed the warning label. The warning label states ” Avoid applying any styling or conditioning product directly on new growth” WHAAAAT!!!! WHY IS THAT?? That has left me very concerned and apprehensive.

Overall: I wasn’t overjoyed. The clumps and the crunchies didn’t make me a happy camper this morning. I will try it once more when I do my next twist out ( I did a wet n’ go this morning). After that depending on the results I may be giving this product up at a swap and shop tweetup.

Whats your experience with CSB: Hit or Diss??
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3 thoughts on “Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Leave – In Conditioner

  1. naturallady says:

    I stopped using that product for the same reason, there is some ingredient in there that does not like playing well with others. It is a good product alone but I need to be able to use with other products.

  2. Miss Mafia says:

    I was wondering how this leave-in was going to work. LOL I was seriously considering buying some this weekend. But if it's saying don't use with a styling product. Then what's the use?

  3. Onyx Rose says:

    DISS DISS DISS! I've tried 2 Cantu products (including this one) and they made my hair dry like crazy. It's a shame because it's cheap and a decent size.

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