Monday, January 04, 2010

Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade

My hair is naturally a dusty brown as my older sister has programmed into my head. A brown that looks dry, without lustre, lacking moisture... you get my drift, right? To cure this problem, I started with rinses (semi-permanent hair color) in high school and bumped up to full permanent hair color in college. Give me any color but my own! When I started locking, I didn't foresee this as a problem.

I noticed my locks seemed dry and not lustre-filled as I've seen on others. (I'm not in search of shiny locs; no such thing exists!) I condition them after cleaning them, I've tried a clear rinse on them (to promote shine), various sheen sprays, serums and oils. Nothing seemed to last or do the trick. Am I doomed until I'm ready for more permanent hair color? I avoided hair color in the early stages of locking because I was advised that the chemical process would make it harder for my hair to loc. Also, I know dye is harsh on hair and can cause dryness without proper care.

My sister asked me if I greased my hair. Huh? I use oils and sprays. I don't like grease from my relaxed days. I needed grease when my hair was relaxed as nothing else would keep it controlled and moisturized. However, that would lead to heavy, dirtier hair faster. I definitely didn't want that with my locks! DING! I have the hair type that NEEDS grease. It eats up any moisture. Grease would keep my hair from looking like the Sahara Desert with tumble weed.

I picked up the closest product still available as I don't indulge in too many hair care products anymore. Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade ($3-4) was on hand. Nice smell and the consistency was thick enough to satisfy my taste. The pomade is clear/cloudy white in color. Decent results. My hair wasn't shining, but my hair wasn't terribly thirsty either. I felt a bit of tack; it is a pomade. Maybe I was trying to slightly saturate my hair? I would buy this again, but a product junkie is always on the prowl.

Do you grease your locs? Do you have my hair type? What product do you like best to give your locs some lustre?

8 comments:

Nickey said...

In the winter,I use Nature's Blessings pomade In the summer Koret Amen oil

Anonymous said...

Hi Yummy,

I had the very same problem when I used to rock my locs. I recommend Pantene Hair Sheen, it was great for my dry locs.

Mutha

1xellus1 said...

my tween daughters have sandy brown hair. & yes, it looks dry. I used coconut oil today after they both washed & conditioned. I saw this cantu prod on dominichulinda's blogspot today. this must be the biz! thanks for sharing sis!

Natural_herbal said...

hey i love Shea butter products.

~J said...

Castor oil usually does the trick for me. This reminds me to do a hot oil treatment this weekend. The weather in MD has been brutal as of late.

yummy411 said...

@ nickey and mutha: i'll def check those out!

@ 1xellus1: ahhhh yes, moisterizing after washing while still wet! this product for me was okay. maybe better on loose natural hair than locs.

@ natural_herbal: me too!

@ j: ooh a hot oil treatment. my hair could soooooooooo use that!! thanks for mentioning that!

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