Cantu Shea Butter Leave in

dxwashdxwash Registered Users Posts: 245
This is a two part question:

What hair gels work well with Cantu shea butter?

I tried the leave in and love the results soft shiny frizz free curls however I do know that it has a non water soluble cone. I do shampoo weekly however, second and third day hair has never happened for me so I co wash and apply leave in/styler daily. I am afraid of using this product daily because of product build up but I love the results. Has anyone replaced the Cantu shea butter leave in because of product build up and replaced it with a combo that gave similar results? What was the product combo? I have 4a hair with the middle section and the canopy is more coarse and frizzy.

Thanks for your help.

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  • mariag002mariag002 Registered Users Posts: 3,557 Curl Neophyte
    dxwash wrote: »
    This is a two part question:

    What hair gels work well with Cantu shea butter?

    I tried the leave in and love the results soft shiny frizz free curls however I do know that it has a non water soluble cone. I do shampoo weekly however, second and third day hair has never happened for me so I co wash and apply leave in/styler daily. I am afraid of using this product daily because of product build up but I love the results. Has anyone replaced the Cantu shea butter leave in because of product build up and replaced it with a combo that gave similar results? What was the product combo? I have 4a hair with the middle section and the canopy is more coarse and frizzy.

    Thanks for your help.

    I used it with TRESemme Curl Care, Bouncy Curls Defining Gel (costs about $3.99) and it gave me great curls and without the "crunchy" feelings Fantasia IC Gel sometimes does.

    I sometimes worry about build-up so I co-wash at night, apply moisturizer and oil, and then apply my products again in the morning.
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    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Cantu built up fairly fast on me and it felt a bit "plasticky". Cones dry out my hair pretty fast. For good definition and hold, hair that's soft and gets me to day 2 without rewetting, My favorite 2 combos applied on soaking wet hair - [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Kinky Curly Knot Today[/buylink] under Curling Custard; or Qhemet Biologics Honeybush tea soft gel under Curls by Sister Smith Wet Set Hair Pudding.

    With both of these I plop after applying product. And after plopping I'll spot apply Paul Mitchell Round Trip or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Angell-p-57.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-angell]Devacurl Angel[/buylink]l or AO Mandarin Magic Jelly to any curls that need it.
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  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Registered Users Posts: 679 Curl Novice
    Cantu built up fairly fast on me and it felt a bit "plasticky". Cones dry out my hair pretty fast.

    Ya know, I've seen a billion positive reviews for the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In, but I had a bad experience with a Cantu product (the Break Cure Treatment) back in my relaxed days. It made my hair feel plasticky and gross in a matter of days. I saw that the Shea Butter Leave-In had the same cone (trimethyl--) as the Break Cure, so I've avoided trying it out. It seems to really provide great curl definition and shine for a lot of users, though. I wonder how good this product would be if it were cone-free?:dontknow:
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  • thedynamicdurriyahthedynamicdurriyah Registered Users Posts: 22
    Ditto on the plasticky feel and fast build up....I used cantu over [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Angell-p-57.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-angell]Deva Angell[/buylink] and it left my curls greasy and sticky.....perhaps I used too much but I won't be buying it again....:cry:
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