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Cantu Shea Butter Flat Iron Spray Review

I had not so secretly been wanting to straighten my hair and although it goes against my growth challenge rules I decided to take advantage of the cool FL weather went for it. Typically when I straighten my hair I use Palmers Olive Oil Hair Milk. This round I tried out a new product from the Cantu line.

I purchased the Cantu Shea Butter Flat Iron Spray from Walgreens and although I can’t recall the exact price it was very reasonably priced (under $10).  I purchased this product because I absolutely love the Cantu Leave-in Conditioner as well as the Cantu Hair Lotion. The product description talked about it being a great heat protectant which was extremely important to me, especially during this growth challenge, and since I’ve had such great experiences with the other products I figured, why not.  I ended up having mixed feelings about this product.

To begin I co-washed my hair with Tresemme Flawless Curls, applied the Cantu Leave-in Conditioner and let it sit for an hour.  After it was almost completely dry I finished it off with the blow dryer on a low heat setting. I then started the flat iron process in small sections starting from the back.  After applying the Cantu Flat Iron Spray I immediately noticed that the product was extremely sticky which was very unusual to me. I did one pass of the flat iron through my hair and I could tell the product had heavily coated my hair.  As a result the single heat pass left my hair straight and shiny, but also stiff, hence my mixed feelings about this product.

In the end, I loved the results. I found that if I finger combed my hair after flat ironing it did loosen up. Not an ideal mandatory step in the process to obtain SOFT straight hair but it wasn’t horrible either. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this product around a 6 or 7.

Although my hair was straight I did do my best to keep it protected by trying out some new low manipulation flat twist styles that I absolutely loved! Here’s a look at the Cantu Flat Iron Spray and some of the styles I came up with!

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Growth Challenge Update

It’s been a little over a month since I decided to go hard with a 6 month growth challenge.  Since then I’ve been pretty consistent with the rules I set in place for myself.  Lots of protective styling, H2O, vitamins, etc. and so far it definitely seems to be paying off.

The weather here in Florida has been in the low 70s, perfect for straight hair.  And so, I couldn’t help myself.  I tried a new product from the Cantu line (stay tuned for a review) and decided to straighten my hair.  I was extremely happy with the results.  Although there was heat application, I took care of my hair during the process and my straight hair has offered me some incredible motivation to continue the challenge.  Check out the comparison from when I first started the challenge to now. My hair is noticeably longer and more healthy after only 1 month!   I’m definitely feeling encouraged!

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