Promises: This product is an intensive deep penetrating leave in cream conditioning treatment that is made with pure shea butter and other natural oils to stop and mend breakage, repair split ends, and add manageability and shine with every application. When used daily, this cream helps promote strong, long, healthy hair. Formulated for severely damaged, dry or coarse hair. Reduces frizz, Protects hair from heat damage, Hydrates and moisturizes.
Directions: Daily Styling - Apply to towel dried hair. Work a generous amount of product into hair beginning at the roots to the tips. Comb through for even distribution. Do not rinse. Apply more to longer hair at the ends or problem areas. Leave In Treatment - Apply as directed for "Daily Styling" just after shampooing. Re-apply and cover with a plastic cap overnight for maximum absorption and intensive conditioning. Frizz Free Hair - Apply daily to split ends or damaged areas. Comb through and let dry naturally.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Canola Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chhloride, Glycerin, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Etract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Saliva Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Dimenthicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, DMDM Hydantoin, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Polyqiaternium-4, Polyqiaternium-32 & Mineral Oil & PPG-1 Tricedeth-6, Hydrolyzed Wheat Potein PG-Propyl Silantetriol, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans & Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride.
In Review: I bought this product a number of months aback, as I was and is looking for a back leave-in/moisturizer to my GDLI (Giovanni Direct Leave-in). I have been hearing about the infamous Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in for a very long time, so I decide to take the plunge and pick up a jar.
First off it smells decent/good, not over powdering, it has a nice creamy rich consistency. As you can see from the [pic] the jar is turn-up-side down and it not coming out, so it is pretty thick.
I have used this leave-in about 5 times since I bought it and I must say I really like it. You don’t need a lot as it is thick and the creamy consistency makes a decent amount goes a long way.
As you can see from the application on the back of my hand that it smoothes out the more you rub it into your palm. With that being said it absorbs and smooth into the hair easily and quickly. Giving me soft and pliable strands’ I am really pleased with the results each time so far. My hair is soft, moisturize and when I seal with my shea butter mix the results are the perfect finish to locking in moisture for a number of says.
Now the real test came when I did a Henna session, I decide to put it to the test after rinsing out my henna, doing an oil rinse and DC [steaming session]. You all know how henna can be at times, a little drying, but strong, smooth, frizz free and a hue of colour.
So after the above section on my hair, I section off my hair in about 5 sections [2 at the side and 3 at the back]. Then I got my AVJ and spritz down each section at a time lightly and then apply b/n 5p –10p amount to smaller sections, detangle and then apply my shea butter mix as a sealant and twist up. Finish results [pics]
You see the sheen, frizz free, smoothness. It feels soft, moisturized, I had to keep my scarf on to prevent me from playing with my hair. Also this is all the hair I lost from detangling after my whole session, by using the AVJ spritz and adding the cantu shea butter.
Not bad especially after a henna session and leaving the detangling until styling time.
Okay finally just in case some one say but you like it a lot so why 4/5? The reason for the mark down is because it has that hard ‘cone’ that requires sulfate to remove. ‘Dimethicone’ is a bad boy and is hard to remove. It’s not high up the list so should not be too dominant but I have to ensure I pay attention to how my hair feels, any builds etc etc. Other than that ‘cone’ I have no complaint, I know there are other naughty ingredients but I am not too fussy. Hope this post was help and stay too for another review shortly ‘Diary Readers!
Prices: £3.99 for 16oz local BSS