Cantu Define and Shine Custard
If you’re looking for that crunchy cast that you will then scrunch out – the curly girl method way – then this product is the one for you! Even though it’s called a custard, I would say it’s very much like a gel.
The gel gives excellent hold and definition to the hair without making it feel sticky or too hard, but it does give you enough crunch that you get great definition. It also smells delicious!
Although, and perhaps this is something about my application, I do not find that the style holds for more than that day. I do have to reapply some product the following morning, even when I wrap my hair at night. In fact – I find that the gel actually seems more effective on the second day when I apply a little more to my slightly damped hair to refresh the curls.
Some people have said that it flakes in their hair – but this has never been the case for me.
- Glycerin: this product also contains glycerine, which is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment around it to itself, so it could help to draw moisture into the hair.
- Nettle Extract: rich in protein and amino acids
- Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: acts as a good conditioner to leave your hair smooth and shiny.
- Shea Butter: also in the cream, it’s a great source of moisture for dry hair, although it can weigh down thinner hair types.
It also contains other oils including canola oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, olive fruit oil, sweet almond oil and more… a great cocktail of ingredients