Cantu Leave In vs. Kinky Curling Curling Custard

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Cantu Leave In vs. Kinky Curling Curling Custard

Post by yldthng on 14th February 2011, 1:00 pm

Since I did my semi-chop last week, I've purchased all sorts of things I've seen y'all loving. As a matter of fact, I've purchased WAY too much stuff already. Right now, I want to be strictly wash and go.

I still have some relaxer on the top and crown, so I'm dealing with that and my natural hair. And even though it may look like it, I have never colored my hair. I'm not sure what hair type I am, but I guess maybe somewhere between a 3C and 4a. I have a pretty decent curl pattern without any product on my hair, but my natural hair seems SO dry - much more so than my relaxed hair ever seemed.

This is my hair yesterday. I washed it in the shower with the Equate Baby Shampoo, followed by the Curlz Sublime Organic Conditioner, which I rinsed out. I followed that with the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner applied to my wet hair. Once the Cantu was thoughtout my entire head, I spiked the top and left it alone without touching it for about 30 minutes, allowing it to dry some. The last thing I did was rub about a nickel size dollop of the Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oils in my hand and pat on my hair to seal it.

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This is my hair today. I shampooed this morning with the Kurly Kinky Come Clean Shampoo. I followed that up with the Kurly Kinky Knot Today conditioner. I had planned to leave that in, but I ended up rinsing it out because it was white and I was running late. So I rinsed it out, and added back in just a little. I then applied the KCCC to my wet hair. I manipulated my hair, just like I did with the Cantu. Once it had dried for about 30 minutes, I applied the same amount of the Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oils the same way I did yesterday to seal it.

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At this point, comparing the curls I got with both products, as well as the way my hair feels, I prefer the Cantu leave in. My hair was much softer, and I think the curls are actually better defined with the Cantu. I'm not sure if length of hair makes a difference in the way the products work, but at this length, I'd choose the Cantu before purchasing more of the KCCC.
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Re: Cantu Leave In vs. Kinky Curling Curling Custard

Post by Fleur on 14th February 2011, 2:06 pm

Very nice. I actually like both. Next time try putting the oil on before applying the curling custard. It works so much better by providing a barrier against the firmness of the custard. It'll be much softer.

A lot of naturals experience dryness post BC. Put the baggy method in the CN search. As an overnight treatment, oil, water, and a leave-in under a plastic cap and silk bonnet does wonders for moisture.
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Post by yldthng on 14th February 2011, 2:12 pm

fleur wrote:Very nice. I actually like both. Next time try putting the oil on before applying the curling custard. It works so much better by providing a barrier against the firmness of the custard. It'll be much softer.

A lot of naturals experience dryness post BC. Put the baggy method in the CN search. As an overnight treatment, oil, water, and a leave-in under a plastic cap and silk bonnet does wonders for moisture.

Thank you - I'll do the oil first tomorrow and see if that helps with the stiffness.

I've tried the leave in overnight with a plastic cap under my scarf, and it did help with the dryness. I guess I should do it more often - I only did it that one time. I'll search "baggy method" for more details. Thanks so much!
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Post by naturallynola on 15th February 2011, 12:30 am

Congrats on your BC!
Just pay close attention to the shampoos since it is common for dryness issues post BC and you don't need a product working against you. I have read some ppl say the Come Clean seemed like a clarifying shampoo or that it didn't provide moisture like the name suggests. So, just proceed with caution. Also, take a look at the ingredients in the baby shampoo (I have never used it), but it is sometimes surprising what ingredients end up in baby shampoo.

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Post by Fleur on 15th February 2011, 12:44 am

Nola is right. I just saw that you shampooed with the Come Clean. That clarifier can be hardcore and very stripping of your natural hair oil after a wash. I used to use it when I felt that I had too much product buildup, but it was not my regular shampoo on wash day. Eventually I found a non-stripping clarification shampoo that cleansed my hair, while leaving it soft to the touch. How does your hair feel after washing it with Come Clean?

Good catch, Nola.
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Post by NeeC1 on 15th February 2011, 4:53 pm

Yldthng -
Your hair is GORGEOUS either way. Your curls do seem to pop a bit more with the Cantu Leave-in. See, I was trying to hold off for another 2 months to MC, but eh ... scratch Help?! (LOL) Our hair seems to look like the same length, except I have about 3 inches on top due to my mMC Saturday. I can't WAIT to get the rest of this relaxer off my head. Give ... me ... FREE!! Very Happy

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