Cantu Shea Butter Conditioning Creamy Hair Lotion Review

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 🙂

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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.

Price: 2000 INR / 5$ / £5.47  for 355ml. You can buy it here(India) or here(USA) or here(UK).

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Ingredient Analysis:

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.

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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.

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Results of Cantu creamy hair lotion on my hair

Performance:

Here is a post on how I use this product – How to apply products and scrunch curly hair and here is a post with my full curly hair care routine – My curly hair routine .

+ 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.

 

 

4 comments

  1. Thanks for this review. Between the Conditioning Creamy Hair Lotion and the Moisturizing Curl Activator Creme, which is better to prevent weighing down of the curls? And how do you ensure volume at the roots especially above the forehead? clips?

  2. Thanks Anjana. I read the article and will use the advice to avoid flat roots. I am gonna start taking better care of my 2b curly hair. I use Dove oxygen moisture shampoo and conditioner and now considering buying the Cantu Shea Moisture Conditioning Creamy Hair Lotion and Devacurl ultra defining gel. What do you think?

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