When I first realized that shea butter made my curls look beautiful, I was on the quest to find products in India with shea butter. Sadly there were none. I remember searching amazon’s international site and seeing Cantu products filled with shea butter. This was about 2 or 3 years ago. Finally I laid my hands on one 🙂
Description by Cantu: Softens, moisturizes and detangles hair revealing shiny, bouncy curls. Made with pure shea butter and formulated without harsh ingredients.
NO MINERAL OIL, SULFATES, PARABENS, SILICONES, PHTHALATES, GLUTEN, PARAFFIN or PROPYLENE.
Water (Aqua), Canola Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol – Fatty alcohol(They smoothen the hair cuticle), Ceteareth 20 – Emulsifier, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Stearalkonium Chloride – antistatic agent, Glycol Stearate – thickening agent, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem), Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Silk Amino Acids, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin – Preservative
Water is the 1st ingredient so this is a really good moisturiser for hair. Rich in some really good oils and butters. No problematic ingredients at all 🙂 A silicone free product for girls following the CG method.
Texture: When I hear the word lotion, a liquidy flowy image comes to mind. But this product is thick and creamy. It’s not runny and is viscous to apply onto hair even when it is wet. Not as thick as a hair butter but definitely thick for a lotion.
Smell: I love almost all shea butter products. They smell soooo good. This lotion is a mix of shea butter and some tropical fruity smell. Love it.
Packaging: A sturdy really tall plastic bottle with a press button opening.
+ It’s got so many great ingredients! Shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, macadamia oil. Whoa.
+ Provides intense nourishment, shine and moisture
+ Imparts curl definition and coiling
+ A little goes a long way
– If you go even slightly overboard, it can make hair very greasy and can weigh down hair.
In short: There are some really good oils and butters in Cantu Shea Butter Conditioning Creamy Hair Lotion and they make my curls so happy that this is one of my favourite hair products for my curls.