Oh...my...goodness! When I first tried the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream my hair didn't like it. My hair also didn't like it the second, third, and fourth time. After a while I stopped using it. Then I pulled it back out during a relaxer stretch and used it on my dry new growth. Boy was I surprised, my new growth ate it up! Ever since I've been using this on my new growth when it feels dry and my relaxed hair has also come around to like it too. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream keeps my new growth soft and moisturized for a couple of days and also helps me detangle me new growth.
This moisturizer has a sweet kind of smell to it that lingers a bit as it fades. I typically have a negative reaction to strong fragrances, but this one doesn't bother me. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream is white in color and will leave a white residue or flakes if too much is used. I had that happen once and panicked because I thought I was getting grey hair. I have been able to avoid the white residue by mixing the moisturizer with a natural oil or serum. The consistency is thick so a little goes a long way. Most likely due to glycerin being the third ingredient there is a lot of slip which is why I've used it to assist with detangling my new growth.
I will most likely buy this again since my hair, especially my new growth, seems to really like it and it's pretty affordable. I also want to try the strengthening formula because it contains hydrolyzed proteins and could be used to add light protein to my regimen.
Price paidAbout $6 at a big box store
Description"Shea Butter infused deep penetrating leave-in conditioning treatment is made with 100% 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, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream helps promote strong, long healthy hair."
How to use"Daily styling-- apply To towel dried hair. Work a generous amount 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."
Key ingredients"Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin (Soja) Soybean Oil, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Di- Caprate, Ppg1, Trideceth-6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethacone, Panthenol, PPG-1-Peg 9 Laurel Glycol. Ethyl, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Protein, Benzophenone-3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays (Corn Oil), Idopropynolbutyl Carbonate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance."
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