Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Curl Activator Cream and Shine & Hold Mist

For those who may follow the blog, you are aware of me receiving these products a while back, but I couldn’t give a full review of the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Curl Activator Cream and Shine and Hold Mist until now – especially since I’ve used them on more than one occasion!

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Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Curl Activator Cream

Price Point:
$6.99

Size/Amount:
12 oz.

Description:
Cantu for Natural Hair Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel will moisturize, de-frizz and add manageability to your twist and locks, leaving them soft and shiny.  Made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without chemicals or hash ingredients, Cantu for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty.  Embrace your curly, kinky or wavy hair with Cantu for Natural Hair.

The was the BEST product I have used for my wash ‘n gos to date.  The amount of slip + the amount of moisture was in balance – perfect harmony.

Directions:
Apply a small amount of Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream to the palm of your hand.  Rub hands together and apply evenly over entire head.  Massage thoroughly.  Gently comb or pick through hair to evenly distribute and detangle.

My hair was already detangled and I used my fingers to get through my curls – not a styling tool.  The result?  Easy to manage hair.

Consistency:
This is a lightweight creamy formula; not heavy enough to weigh down your curls.  It’s not sticky and doesn’t leave a residue, but I would be cautious on what products you mix it with because I can see potential… for flakes.  And possible clumps.  I didn’t experience that exactly, but I also didn’t use a lot of other products with it.

The Scent:
Just like the sister product, Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream, the smell is divine.  It’s a very light smell that is kind of sweet, yet not too overpowering.

The Ingredients:
“No mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, silicone, phthalates, gluten, paraffin, propylene glycol, PABA or DEA”

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Shine & Hold Mist

Price Point:
$5.99

Size/Amount:
8.4 oz.

Description:
Cantu for Natural Hair Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel will moisturize, de-frizz and add manageability to your twist and locks, leaving them soft and shiny.  Made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without chemicals or hash ingredients, Cantu for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty.  Embrace your curly, kinky or wavy hair with Cantu for Natural Hair.

The was the BEST product I have used for my wash ‘n gos to date.  The amount of slip + the amount of moisture was in balance – perfect harmony.

Directions:
Spritz onto wet or dry hair any time your hair needs a moisture and shine boost.  Do not rinse. Use daily for best results.

I used this to refresh my wash ‘n go and I wasn’t impressed by it too much.

Consistency:
This is a liquid type of styler and it has a milky color.  It has a slightly tacky feel when it dries on your hair (probably for the “hold” portion of its name) and I don’t really like that.  It does produce great shine, though…

The Scent:
Again, coconut is all you will smell – just brilliant!

The Ingredients:
“No mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, silicone, phthalates, gluten, paraffin, propylene glycol, PABA or DEA”

Overall Conclusions:
I like the curl activator cream over the shine and hold mist – not really the same product, but when it comes down to refreshing, I would much rather use the cream than the mist.  The mist just isn’t for me – I like cream-based products.  Although I did not buy these products (they were given to me by the company) would I repurchase them?  The cream, maybe.  Not the mist.

Have you tried Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream or the Shine & Hold Mist? What are your thoughts?
  • How were you able to obtain the products from the company?

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    I love it.