Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard is simply the best! Words can’t express how pleased I am with this product. Purchased from Amazon (£5.49, 340g), Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard delivers everything promised and so much more. Free of sulfates, silicones, parabens and mineral oil, the scent is in line with Cantu’s shea butter based products. It is natural and pleasant, shea butter meets coconut or something tropical. A random note, I love the jar. It is the perfect size as well as sturdy, clumsy-proof.
The consistency of the product was a great surprise as the word “custard” suggests a creamy texture. As it defines curls, I was also expecting a gel like product. Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard is a little sloppy, gloopy, similar to flaxseed gel. I love the formula as it has so much slip, gliding through curls effortlessly. I hate the feeling of generic hair gel against my curls so Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard is heaven scent. So, does it deliver the perfect hold and brilliant shine? Yes! I have 4A curls and most products provide definition. However, no product has delivered such a phenomenal hold!
Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard is almost flawless as it delivers curl definition, hold, shine and moisture. However, by day 5, I saw light dusty flakes. This is rather good in comparison to the generic hair gel. However, the major con is washing the custard out. I didn’t use much as a little goes a long way but the product is a little heavy. I had to shampoo my hair twice! If Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard becomes your staple, say goodbye to co-washing, you will always need to shampoo. However, as Cantu’s Define and Shine Custard is brilliant, I can live with this inconvenience! Go and buy it, now!