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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Product Review: Cantu® Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel

I have used Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother, Crème of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Styling Product, CURLS Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste, Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, Gorilla Snot, and Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow and Restore Styling Edges Treatment for laying my edges down. I decided to try a more cost-effective (CHEAP!) edge control this time...

Product Name:

Cantu® Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel

Price and Size:

$3.99/2.25oz (Target) 

Product Description:

Conditions and smoothes frizz and flyaways for shiny, sleek styles with a long-lasting, flake-free hold. Made with pure shea butter and formulated without harsh ingredients, Cantu restores your real, authentic beauty. Embrace your curly, coily or wavy hair with Cantu.
Extra hold
Conditions, smooths and shines
Long-lasting, flake-free hold
No sulfates, silicones, parabens, or mineral oil
Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil add shine
Contains moisturizing Silk Amino Acids
Castor Oil nourishes hair and scalp

Package Instructions:

Apply to edges and smooth with fingertips or tightly bristled brush. Styling Tips: Cleanse heavy product buildup with Cantu sulfate-free cleansing cream shampoo. Nurture new growth and fragile edges with Cantu grow strong strengthening treatment.


Water (Aqua, Eau), Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caramel, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Simethicone, Silk Amino Acids, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter.
Formulated without mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates, gluten, paraffin, or propylene.

My Experience:

 I sprayed water on my edges first. Then I added a bit of the Cantu gel and smooth it on my baby hairs for my desired look. Lastly, I wrapped my satin scarf around my head to get a secure hold.
Cantu® Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel

My Thoughts:

Soft Hold
After taking off my scarf, I did have sleek baby hairs. This gel does not have an extra hold, which is great for my fine baby hairs. With the soft hold, my baby hairs would curl back up throughout the day. It definitely doesn't last all day. So if I really wanted to, I would need to reapply the gel the next day to have the fixed sleek look. I will say that there was no need to use a brush (nor toothbrush) to sleek my baby hairs down, since it does have a soft hold.

Product Texture = Sticky
This product does feel like a mixture of petroleum jelly and gel = grease. It's definitely sticky, so make sure to use a little at a time for smoothing down your baby hair.

This product is definitely cost effective. So if you want something for your baby hairs that's not expensive, this would be great for you.


Check out more Cantu Products!

Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream 

Check out more Edge Controls!

Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother
Crème of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Styling Product
CURLS Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste
Eco Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel
Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel
Gorilla Snot
Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow and Restore Styling Edges Treatment

Natural hair says: it is best to know your hair before purchasing products without researching it. Make sure you learn your hair, check the product label, and read on reviews to determine if the product is worth purchasing. Never purchase on a whim.

Always Desire Your Natural, 
Christina J

*This is a product review for Cantu® Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel , which was purchased with my own money and is my honest opinion.

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