Beauty bargain for curly hair

NeisaClick on top title to open and scroll Nesia Caraway is DolceDolce’s expert on curly-hair care. Nesia prefers to wear her hair in soft natural curls or braids. She also prefers gentle, chemical-free products to keep her very dry hair looking shiny and soft. This makes Neisa exactly the type of woman Cantu Shea Butter’s New Naturals Collection had in mind when they created their new Naturals Collections.

Here is Neisa’s review of Cantu Shea Butter’s New Naturals Collection:    Nesia Caraway

I love Cantu’s leave-in conditioner; it’s inexpensive but still a quality product. I apply the lightweight cream to my hair while it’s wet. It absorbs quickly and smells good. When my hair dries my curls are defined and frizz free! So I was elated when I got my hands on a few other products in their line geared towards natural hair. I couldn’t wait to try them out. My experience wasn’t what I expected, however.

Cleansing shampoo: The shampoo stripped my hair completely, leaving it with a rough texture that I could feel even when it was wet.  So I used extra conditioners to restore my hair’s moisture. This shampoo would be better for someone with oilier or less curly hair.  My hair is very dry so I never cleanse it with shampoo. Instead I use an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse followed up by a conditioning-wash. The shampoo costs $4.97.cantu1

Deep treatment masque: I applied this product after the shampoo, but before the conditioner. It smelled great and created a nice slip for finger combing. I left it on for the recommended time of 30 minutes and rinsed it out. My hair felt a lot better and a little softer, but no shinier. It is a nice follow up to the shampoo, but my hair didn’t feel completely restored. It costs $6.99 at

Hydrating cream conditioner: This is my favorite! This conditioner is perfect for a strand-by-strand conditioning treatment or as a conditioning-wash. It’s thick and creamy and really coats the strands. A little goes a long way. My hair soaked it all up. After I rinsed it out my hair was softer and shinier and ready for the next step. I later used this product to detangle my hair before a wash-‘n-go, and it worked very well.  At for $4.97.

Coil Calm detangler: When it comes to detangling products, the thicker the hair, the thicker the detangler needs to be. My hair is on the thicker side; in terms of curl types, I’m a 4A. If you don’t know what that means, think Solange Knowles or Macy Gay.  This watery detangler didn’t work for me. However, this product would work well for my niece who is mixed. Her hair is more on the oily side with loose curls.  Her curl type is considered to be a 3A.  It at it costs $4.97.

Keep Calm and Control holding spray: As with detangler, this spray is not right for my hair. It is not heavy enough. This spray would work well for hair with a loose curl type. I prefer to use a flaxseed or an alcohol-free gel.  A for $3.97.

In a nutshell, I have found a new conditioner for my regime and few things for my niece’s. When choosing hair care it is more important to know what works for your hair type than to spend a lot of money.