This post is sponsored by Cantu
I have been using Cantu products basically ever since I went natural over 10 years ago. I swear by them because they always leave my hair soft and moisturized, but most importantly, I love how they bring out my curl pattern. I’ve been wanting to do an ancestry DNA test to find out my exact heritage, but I know I have Dominican mixed in on my dad’s side, and my mom has super curly hair (it looks almost fake like a jerry curl lol). I often have the opposite problem of many natural girls, where my hair tends to go straight before it goes kinky, so some days my curls just don’t want to come out and play.
Luckily, I’ve found a great routine that brings my curls out to stay and I don’t even have to do a twist out or anything. I just wash and go.
First, I use Cantu Coil Calm Detangler and run my fingers through my hair. In the shower, I use Cantu Complete Conditioning Co-Wash. This is great when you want clean hair but don’t want to strip out too many oils. I apply a generous amount of product to my hair and then I comb it once with a wide-tooth comb. Then I rinse it out and don’t pass a comb through it again until it’s wash time. For me, passing a comb through a second time would pull out my curls too much.
Next, I use a generous amount of Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, separating my hair into sections to make sure I get every strand. The Conditioning Repair cream is my absolute favorite; I also use it before I blow-dry my hair when I want to wear it straight.
Last, I just put a dab of Cantu Coconut Curling Cream from roots to end. Then I just let my hair air-dry. I don’t normally get a lot of shrinkage and Cantu products actually provide even more protection against shrinkage.
If you needed a twist out, do the same routine but using the Twist and Lock gel as your last step to get the twist to stay but still feel soft and loose once you untwist.
Sometimes, if I’m pressed for time, I’ll just use the Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and call it a day – it’s that effective at reducing frizz, and leaving hair soft and manageable. That’s why it’s America’s #1 leave-in!
Cantu is hosting a My Curl. My Cantu. giveaway that will be running from July 1 to 31st. All you have to do is share a photo of your Cantu look using the hashtag #mycantu and Tag @cantubeauty for a chance to be featured in a post and to win a deluxe gift box including Coil Calm Detangler, Complete Conditioning Co-Wash, Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (America’s #1 leave-in, Nielsen L52w xAOC PE 5/2/16), Coconut Curling Cream (Naturally Curly “Best of the Best” 2013) and Twist & Lock Gel (Naturally Curly 2015 Editor’s Choice). There will be a total of 6 winners!
My Curl. My Cantu. Share your look by tagging #mycantu for a chance to be featured on cantubeauty.com/mycantu. Visit cantubeauty.com/mycantu for additional tips, tricks, and tutorial videos.