Friday, April 25, 2014

Dual Product Review--Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream & Define and Shine Custard

Product: Cantu Shea Butter For Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream

Price: $6.99 for 12 oz

Product Description:
Cantu For Natural Hair Coconut 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.
  • For natural hair
  • Helps heal dry, damaged hair
  • Restores real, authentic beauty
  • Embrace your curls, kinky, or wavy hair
  • No mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, silicone, phthalates, gluten, paraffin, propylene glycol, PABA or DEA
  • This finished product is not tested on animals
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.

Water (Aqua) , Canola Oil , Glycerin , Ceteareth 20 , Fragrance , Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceteth-20 , Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea) , Glycol Stearate , Petrolatum , Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba) , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond) , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia) , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot) , Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan) , Silk Amino Acids , Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Honeysuckle) , Laminara Cloustoni Extract (Sea Kelp) , Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract , Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape) , Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle) , PEG 75 , Polyquaternium-10 , Phenoxyethanol , Ethylhexylglycerin

My Review: 
  • Very creamy and pleasant coconut smell that kind of lingers for a day or so.
  • I was out of my staple curl cream and decided to try this as suggestion of the Define and Shine Custard for added moisture. Can you say love love LOVE?!
  • Instant Curl Poppage! I mean instant. The curls were like "Ma'am, you called?"
  • Definitely left my hair feeling very softed and hydrated during application and after my hair completely dried.
I would definitely recommend this product to a friend and will continue to use it.

Product: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Define & Shine Custard

Price: $6.99 for 12 fl oz

Product Description:
Ultra-moisturizing ingredients make the driest curls defined and healthy. This Define and Shine custard helps reduce hair bulk, elongates curls and provides enough hold for long-lasting styles that stay. Made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without chemicals or harsh ingredients, Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty. Embrace your curly, kinky, or wavy hair with Cantu for Natural Hair.
Cantu for Natural Hair Shea Butter Curling Custard:
  • Infuses curls with moisture for superb definition
  • Delivers brilliant shine and perfect hold
  • No mineral oil, sulfates or parabens
Directions: Apply to soaking wet hair in small sections. Smooth each section with fingers from root to tip. For best results let air dry (do not touch after style - will cause frizz). For additional moisture or curl definition, mix with Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Creamy Hair Lotion or Curl Activator Cream

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Carboxymethylcellulose, Fragrance (Parfum), Pectin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinesis (jojoba) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Seed) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Vitis Vineifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lonincera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Laminara Cloustoni (Sea Kelp) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Amino Acids, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Chamomilla Recuitita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

My Review:
  • Has a really 'snotty' yet thick consistency. It is similar to other comparable products but thicker in my opinion.
  • Pleasant coconut smell.
  • I did notice some white residue the next day, but it was only in certain areas which leads me to believe I was heavy handed or did not properly distribute. It seems less is more with this product.
  • I was shocked at how great the hold was and yet my hair was still soft. No crunch at all.
  • Great definition--My curls were poppin'! 
  • The only thing I didn't like was that my hair seemed to have shrunk much more than usual--so the elongation claim didn't pan out for me.
I think this product works well, but I probably need to try it again to figure out how to eliminate that bit of white residue. This residue issue is a pain point for me because, well who wants to walk around with flakage (yea, I made that up one time for the neologisms) in their hair? So for that reason I'd hesitate or recommend this product with caution.

Have you tried these products independently or together? Comment Below!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. I used the custard with the curl activator cream and it made my hair hard. I'm going to try the coconut curling cream and see how that works.

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