1. Beyond price tags, all about beauty bargains


    Click top title to open the item and scroll  I love a beauty bargain. There are times nothing but a posh beauty product will do. There are certain shades of eye shadow that your will find only at a chic designer label. I have never found an inexpensive blush that looks natural and I have tired scores of them. But that being said, drugstores and big stores are full of amazing beauty products that often work as well, and sometimes even better, than anything you will find at a higher price.

    Hair care, mascara, cleansers, and lip and eye pencils are four categories where you can find fabulous and effective products for less than $10.  At that price you can afford to try a few brands to find the one you really love. Read labels and reviews and then take your time browsing. Reading a label may help you find an inexpensive product that is similar your favourite boutique or department store brand.                                     Cantu is one of my favourite beauty bargains

    Recently, I tried some of Cantu’s new products. Cantu is line of hair care for African-American women who prefer products that are free of harsh chemicals and ingredients. Cantu is designed to moisturize and help repair dry, damaged, and fragile hair.

    After reading the ingredients in Cantu’s Shea Butter for Natural Hair deep treatment masque I decided to try it on my own blonde, fine, colour-treated hair. I wash and blow dry my hair almost daily so I deep-condition frequently to prevent damage. I love hair masques. Cantu’s Shea Butter for Natural Hair deep treatment masque in addition to Shea butter contains many of my favourite ingredients, such as glycerin, exotic oils, sea kelp and silk amino acids. These are all ingredients found in very pricey deep conditioners. There are no harsh chemicals and the masque smells so good you might want to eat it – but don’t.  Before using the masque, I washed my hair with Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair sulfate-free Cleansing shampoo. It smells delicious as it pampers fragile hair and removes product buildup. There is a matching conditioner too.  Both cost about $5 for a 13.5-ounce bottle.

    There is an entire Cantu line for Natural Hair, and all the products will not work as well on my hair.  But I never would have found the ones that do, or many of my other favourite beauty products over the years if I hadn’t learned to read the labels.Cantu2

    When it comes to beauty there has never been a better time to be a woman. We have access to fabulous products at all prices. Try my favourites and let me know about yours, too. Remember, when it comes to beauty, information is one of your best tools.

    DolceDolce Neisa Caraway has natural curly hair. She will be reviewing Cantu’s new products very soon.