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Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Rinse Out & Leave-In Conditioners

Being a long grow-out transitioner I have had to try all sorts of products to get the two textures to “work together” ultimately trying to achieve some kind of harmony on the top of my head. This product review should really be titled “Renewed Love” because that is exactly what I have for the Cantu Shea Butter line of products. I used these products when I was relaxing my hair faithfully, however, I didn’t like the end result when using them on my solely relaxed hair. After using the products along with others in my regimen, my hair felt clammy. However, now that I am transitioning, and using these products together, I love the end result.

The Cantu Shea Butter Rinse Out conditioner, I use as a deep conditioner. I place the product on my hair and then cover with a plastic cap for at least 30-45 minutes. I find it best to detangle my hair while this product is on as the comb moves through with ease. After rinsing the product out my hair feels moisturized and soft. The shea butter in this product nourishes your hair by coating the hair shaft from root to tip.

The next product I use in this regimen is the Cantu Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream. This leave-in conditioner is the bomb.com! It helps with the definition of one’s curl pattern and leaves your hair soft as well. Hair is not weighed down or clammy! In addition, since using this conditioner I have also noticed a decrease in breakage, which is one of the claims the company makes about this product.

This regimen has aided in my transitioning which I find challenging at times and I recommend these products to anyone who is in this stage of their natural hair journey.

Product Review: Jane Carter Nourish & Shine

So after all the praise I have heard about Jane Carter products, I decided to give them a try myself and I just had to write a review on the Jane Carter Nourish & Shine. Simple stated: I love this product! The Nourish & Shine has a butter-like texture and the fragrance is a pleasing sweet grapefruit scent. The shea, illippe, and mango butters, which are the main ingredients in this product, make my hair feel so soft, and these butters are know for their conditioning properties. After using this product your hair is also left with a glowing shine as well as it helps reduce scalp dryness.

I used this product when doing my twist out as well as my daughter’s and both styles came out very well. The curls were bouncy and full of life; best of all there was no frizz!

The only drawback to this product is the price which is $21.99 for 4 oz. However, a little of this product goes a long way, so 4 oz. will last you a while.

Contemplating: The Big Chop

Research. I have done a lot of research. Thought. I have done a lot of thinking. Decision. The jury is still out.

Between the YouTube videos and the numerous websites that I have visited to research everything from transitioning slowly to taking a giant leap and cutting off all of my relaxed hair I find myself still stuck on making such a “big” decision. Length shock would go into effect almost immediately for me, however on the other hand chopping it all off may be liberating. Are my facial features strong enough to pull off such a look? (Of course they are, smile!) My train of thought has lead me to think if I chop it all off and I dont like it I can always cover it up, right?

Over the past two months I have become acquainted with protective styling. I am no hair stylist and dealing with two textures of hair is not my forte, so I turned to a weave. Weave has become my new best friend as the ease of getting up and doing barely any styling before walking out the door is just up my alley. After two months, I am SOLD, so if I decide not to chop I will try a new look, with a new texture of weave, create an alter ego, embrace it and continue to contemplate: the big chop!