Hello and welcome (back) to my blog. I'm sure many (or all) of you have heard of dry shampoo. I've never used traditional dry shampoo as I have really curly/kinky natural hair, so my hair tends to get dry really easily. Traditional dry shampoo will do nothing but dry my hair out more which is why I've stayed away from it. While I was out and about a few months ago, I found a dry shampoo for natural hair that I decided to give a shot that works wonders. The most interesting thing is that it isn't even a dry shampoo; it's a dry co-wash.
Before I start talking about this product, I want to go over what co-washing is as a noun and a verb. Co-wash as a noun (and this is a general definition that I'm making up right now) is a product composed of mostly conditioner with a little bit of shampoo to cleanse your hair without drying it out and stripping it of natural oils. It also aids in conditioning your hair. Co-wash as a verb (again, this is a general definition that I made up), is when you wash your hair with just conditioner in an effort to cleanse and condition your hair without drying it out or stripping it of its natural oils.
Now lets get into the product.
Sometimes I straighten my hair. When my hair is curly, I co-wash it daily and shampoo (with sulfate-free shampoo) a few times a week to keep my hair moisturized and hydrated. I used to not co-wash my hair daily, so I bought this product to aid in that. I don't use this product anymore when my hair is in it's naturally curly/kinky state as I don't need to. Instead I use this product when I straighten my hair as water will revert it back to its natural state, and this product conditions my hair, doesn't alter the texture, and helps keep it hydrated which is exactly what my hair needs when it's straight. I deep condition my hair before straightening it as well as when I'm getting ready to transition my hair back to it's natural curly state, but while it's straight, I need something to help keep it conditioned and hydrated without the use of water or water based products, and this product is perfect for that. On top of it all, it leaves no residue, doesn't weigh my hair down, keeps it shiny and eliminates frizz, and it's free of mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, and silicones. It's one of the coolest hair products I have.
So, if you have a really dry texture and you're looking for a product that will keep your hair conditioned whether it's straight or curly, I highly recommend this product by Cantu. You (most likely) won't regret it.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post and/or that it helped you in some way.
R'Nelle CyRe' Collins