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My Natural Hair Journey With Cantu

I started my natural hair journey about 2 years primarily with SheaMoisture and African Pride hair products. And I have not really looked at trying any other brands until recently. Lately, my hair has been breaking thanks to some silly protective hairstyles I have been doing. I knew it was time to test out other natural hair products to help grow my hair. In my pursuit of the  right hair products to save my hair, I met Cantu.

 

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Cantu is a 100% pure shea butter and coconut oil infused range that includes a complete regimen of Cleanse, Condition, Curl and Control products.  Cantu natural hair products provide moisture, nourishment and protection to meet the daily demands of natural hair.

I tried Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Deep Treatment Masque, Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream and Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair and Scalp Oil.

 

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Deep Treatment Masque £6.99

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This Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair is a Deep Treatment Masque. It promises to restore and strengthen dry and damaged hair. I have used it a couple of times now and I like it.

 

How to Use

I applied this product on my damp hair and massaged in. I had it on for 30 mins under a shower cap and then rinsed out with cool water.

 

 

PROS
  1. It has a nice fragrance.
  2. There are no harsh ingredients included. So no mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, silicons, or paraffin.
  3. It left my hair feeling soft and moisturised.
  4. My hair feels a lot healthier.
  5. It is quite affordable at £7.99 and a little goes a long way.

 

CONS

None

 

Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream £6.64

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Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream promises to provide intense moisture leaving the hair soft and manageable. It is formulated for damaged, dry or coarse hair.  I use this everyday and I think it is great for my hair type.

 

How to Use

Apply as directed for ”Daily Styling” and cover with a plastic cap overnight for maximum absorption and intense conditioning. For frizz free hair, apply daily to split ends or damaged areas. comb through and let dry naturally.

 

PROS
  1. It smells so good.
  2. A little goes a long way with this repair cream.
  3. It leaves my hair moisturised and soft.
  4. My hair is very easy to manage once I apply this repair cream.
  5. This Leave-In Conditioner has increased my hair growth.

 

CONS

None.

 

 

Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree and Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil £6.63

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This Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree and Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil promises to help protect against hair breakage, which was just what I needed. So far so good, it has exceeded my expectations.

 

How to Use

For daily styling, dispense a small amount into hair beginning at the root. Comb through, do not rinse. For scalp conditioning, part hair into sections and massage into scalp. Do not rinse.

 

PROS
  1. A little goes a long way with this hair product
  2. It has a lovely fragrance that stays on for days.
  3. It is great for my hair type. My hair feels very moisturised after each use.
  4. I feel my hair has grown a lot more since I started using this product.
  5. It conditions my scalp.

 

CONS
  1. You have to use a bit of effort  to squeeze out the product.

 

 

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I have seriously fallen in love with these Cantu Hair Products and I am eager to try some now that I have been Cantu disvirgined. When it comes to haircare or skincare products, it is best to keep exploring various products so you find the right ones for you. I think I will be using Cantu for a long time.

Have you tried this brand before?

 

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Fashion & Style Police Reviews Avon Cleansers

I have recently started using Avon products, and I must confess liking them. Today, I bring to you an Avon Cleansers review post. I have been using Avon True Nutra effects Micellar Cleansing Water and Anew Clean Anti Ageing 3 in 1 Cleansing Water, and I have a bit to say about these products.

 

Avon True Nutra Effects Micellar Cleansing Water £4

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It was my first time using a Micellar Cleansing Water Product and I was well impressed. Avon True Nutra Effect Micellar Cleansing Water promises to gently and effectively remove make-up on all skin types. Here are my thoughts on the product.

 

PROS
  1. It is super affordable at £4 for a 200ml bottle.
  2. I love the simple packaging.
  3. This product is very easy to use with some cotton wool. A little goes a long way.
  4. It works for all skin types, and all over the face.
  5. This Micellar Cleansing Water is formulated with Active Seed Complex featuring vitamin E and chia seed extract. It is also formulated with micelles that act like magnets to remove make-up and impurities without drying skin.
  6. It gently and thoroughly removes makeup and all impurities.

 

CONS

None

 

Anew Anti-Ageing 3-in-1 Cleansing Water £6.50

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Anew Anti-Aging 3-in-1 Cleansing Water promises to gently cleanse entire face and neck to clear the skin of dirt, oil and impurities. Here are my thoughts on this Cleansing Water.

 

PROS
  1. There is no need to rinse, which is convenient.
  2. This Cleansing Water has Isotonic Water Complex to attract and maintain moisture within the skin.
  3. It is great for all skin types.
  4. I like the price tag of £6.50 for a 200ml bottle.
  5. Good to have a 3-in-1 product.

 

CONS
  1. I don’t like the sticky texture of my skin after using this cleansing water. I always feel like I need to rinse my face.

 

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Overall, both Avon products are great. I love the Nutra Effects Micellar Cleansing Water a lot. It is an amazing makeup remover product and I will buy it over and over again.

The Anew Anti-Aging Cleansing Water is also a good product but I won’t be buying it again because I don’t like the way my skin feels after using it. The Nutra Effects Micellar Cleansing Water suits my skin better.

What do you think of these Avon products? Have you tried any before? Which Cleansing product do you swear by?

Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

Skincare – How the Environment Affects the Skin

Believe it or not, the weather can play games with the condition of your skin. When the sun decides to be generous and shines its best, your skin responds with fine lines and wrinkles. And when the weather decides to shift gear to cold fierce winds, your skin dries and cracks in response. Which is why skincare is so important.

Your skin is sensitive to the changing environment and I’m not only referring to the weather. Constant exposure to environmental pollution can make your skin inflamed and irritated.

 

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Although you can’t control the weather or the pollution in the air, you are in control of how you can respond to your skin’s needs when it’s exposed to environmental factors that affect the skin. To help your skin handle the negative effects of the environment, you have to understand how each environmental factor affects your skin so that you know exactly what you can do to combat it.

 

Environmental Factor #1: Exposure to the Sun

Exposure to some early morning sunshine gives you a healthy dose of Vitamin D, but prolonged exposure leaves you at risk of the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most people neglect to apply sunscreen before leaving the house and this increases the risk of experiencing the negative effects of ultraviolet rays.

Exposing yourself to the rays of the sun, even on a cloudy day, can make you experience wrinkles on your face and have uneven skin tone. This is because the UV rays break down collagen that is responsible for keeping your skin elastic.

A simple solution to this is to apply sunscreen even if the weather looks dull and cloudy. This will keep the UV rays at bay.

 

Environmental Factor #2: Cold and Wind

Your skin is at its best when it is moisturized. But cold weather or exposure of your skin to harsh wind can strip your skin of moisture and leave your skin dry. When your skin is dry it can get irritated.

The best way to deal with the dryness and irritation that comes with the cold and wind is to hydrate your skin. Apply more moisturizer or a hydrating serum that contains hyaluronic acid when the weather is starting to get cold. Make sure that you also take plenty of water so that you also hydrate your skin from within.

 

Environmental Factor #3: Exposure to pollution

Dust, smoke and smog are a familiar sight in big cities and it’s inevitable.  They are also the cause of premature aging, inflammation and other skin conditions. Free radicals are generated from environmental pollution. This is because the pollution particles penetrate into the skin and break down the collagen and elastin that is responsible for giving you beautiful and healthy skin.

Because of this, it is advisable to double cleanse your skin in the night when your skin regenerates. Make use of skincare products that contain antioxidants that will help fight the free radicals created by environmental pollution. To take your skincare regime up a notch, you should make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants.

 

How do you protect your skin from the environment?

 

 

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