Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Modified Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner

Remember how I have mentioned in a previous post that  I hate how Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner sits on my hair.  Well, I found a way to modify the product so that it will penetrate into my hair strands.... and I am LOVING it!!  Before I go one, if you do not use silicones (cones), please be adviced that this product contains silicones.  I actually bought this product before I knew about silicones and how it can cause build up on the hair shaft.


If you decide to try this product and see that it "sits" on top of your hair instead of penetrating it, you can try my new mixture.

You will need
2 tablespoons of Cantu Shea Butter
2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Juice
2 teaspoons of Jojoba Oil
2 teaspoons of Castor Oil (I used Jamaican Black Castor Oil)

Mix together in a small container.

That's it.

Remember to always check the pH level of products when you decide to mix.  I tested the mixture above and it has a pH level of 4, which is good (similar to hair sebum (4.5-5.5)

To preserve my leave-in, if I have any left over, I store it in the refridgerator.  Remember to label it. ;)

12 comments:

  1. I hate that leave in as well, I will try that recipe.

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  2. im gonna try this myself. I bought the leave in today and have a few reservations about it

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    1. I hope it works for you. If not use the same recipe but replace the Cantu with Kinky curly knot today.

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  3. nice page. so helpful check me out once you get a chance. bisouu

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    1. Thanks. I will check out your page and YT channel

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  4. what's the ph level of the leave in before you mix it with aloe & oils? :O

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    1. Unfortunately, I did not test the ph level of the Cantu. I do not use this mixture any more, since the Cantu contains silicone and I am no longer using products with silicone.

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  5. My hair came our beautiful - thank you for sharing!

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  6. This is Kimmaytube leave-in recipe. I heard it's pretty good.

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  7. Hello i just wanted to know how did you test it? Because my test strips don't pick it up because its so thick...i don't know what to do...

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    1. I stick the test strip in, wait 30 secs and then pull out.

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