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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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Outfit Post – Purple Rain

Purple was one of my wedding colours, which was no surprise as it is one of my favourite colours. My mini-me has tapped in on it as well; she adores the purple colour. But as much as I love the colour purple, and the song – Purple Rain by Prince, which inspired this post, I only have a few purple pieces and accessories in my wardrobe. Which makes no sense at all. How can you love a colour but no shop for pieces in it?

 

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I plan on adding more purple items to my wardrobe. I am still not sure why I have only a few purple pieces but that is the reality. This shirt is a new wardrobe addition. I got it some months ago from the city of Kentucky in the US as a souvenir. It is one of those casual pieces I can just throw on when I am feeling too lazy to play dress up or too warm to think. The weather has been extremely uncomfortable warm for some time now. Most times I struggle to think of the most appropriate outfit to rock because of the heat.  How is the weather at your end?

 

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The cream sandals are new as well. I got that while holidaying in the US. They are great for the weather and dead comfy too which is a plus.

I am currently wearing my hair in a fro and treating the hell out of it. I have been experimenting with some new natural hair products and I will be sharing them in an upcoming post. It is amazing how much my hair has grown in the last few weeks. It just shows whatever you pay attention to grows.

What are you paying attention to?

 

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WHAT I WORE

Purple Kentucky Souvenir T-Shirt

Black Skirt – SHE Fashion

Cream Sandals – Esprit

Cream Bag – Michael Kors

Black Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

Pink Watch – Apple Watch

Black Scarf – M&S

 

 

 

The Natural Hair Movement – Why more women are returning to their roots

For a lot of women, especially African women, curling, perming, relaxing and heat styling are slowly going out as we are starting to embrace more natural hairstyles. This has started a kind of natural hair movement.

I also joined the bandwagon when I decided to go all natural and stay away from harsh chemicals. Such harsh chemicals damage the hair although they help women achieve styles associated to Western hairstyles.

 

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More women are returning to their roots

One day, I followed a friend to the hairdressers and noticed how the place was not as busy as I remembered it to be. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one who went all out with being natural. There were so many other women!

It was not difficult to deduce that the swift shift to go all natural with twists, braids and locks was killing business. Women have caught on to the advantages of keeping their natural hair. For most women staying natural keeps their hair healthy.

Chemicals can lead to irreparable damage often taking years before the hair can go back to its healthy self. Staying natural gives women the opportunity to let their hair grow longer and fuller. Even though one of the downsides is the difficulty in maintaining the hair, especially if you have kinky hair like mine.

 

 

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Personally I find maintaining my natural hair a lot much cheaper than spending money on products that will only damage my hair, not to talk about paying the hairdresser who will apply the products that will do the damage.

The convenience of taking care of my hair right from the comfort of my home is priceless. The same goes for several other women. Thanks to the numerous tutorials on YouTube on managing and styling the natural hair, there is information everywhere.

This is a revolution threatening hundreds of hairdressers and those in the beauty industry right now. What is the future of the beauty hair industry if more and more women decide to transition to natural hairstyles? From what I see, that future is seriously threatened.

YouTube videos showing women just how to maintain natural hair and hair blogs recommending the exact products to help provide the needed treatment for your hair are pushing hairdressers to the sidelines. As more people are picking up on the trend, all the focus is on natural hair products and natural hairstyles.

 

The way forward

I believe the beauty hair industry needs to catch up on the natural hair trend and invest more of their time and expertise on promoting natural hair and how to make the most of it. Our hair is our crown and should be treated as such, not buried under weaves permanently.

The natural hair movement is here to stay. So hairdressers better catch up.

 

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