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Cantu Protective Styles Braiding & Twisting Hair Gel - 8oz

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$7.39 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Braid & Twisting Gel keeps protective styles slicked down and firmly in place
  • Firm, long-lasting formula you can depend on to hold your styles
  • Made with antioxidant-rich marula oil & soothing aloe vera
  • Infuses hydration and non-greasy moisture into strands
  • Sulfate free, phthalates free, began & cruelty free

Description

Set the tone for your braids, locs & twists with Cantu Protective Styles by Angela Braiding & Twisting Gel with Marula Oil & Aloe Vera. We worked with celebrity expert hair stylist Angela Stevens to co-create this formula that gives you the perfect foundation for cornrows, locs or braids under weaves and wigs. We crafted this gel for slicking as well as for use on braiding downs and braided extensions. Nutrient-rich marula oil and aloe vera deeply nourish and hydrate your hair while you style them just the way you like. Enjoy long-lasting style with no greasy moisture with this braiding and twisting gel from Cantu. We can’t wait to see the looks you rock. Our protective styles formula has been crafted without harsh ingredients such as sulfates and phthalates. At Cantu, we’re dedicated to ensuring you have the Care for Long-Lasting Wear that you deserve.
Hair Type: Thick, Curly, Textured
Health Facts: Ethyl Alcohol-Free
Product Form: Gel
Sustainability Claims: Recyclable, Cruelty-Free
Beauty Purpose: Hair Styling
Net weight: 8 Ounces
TCIN: 86972120
UPC: 810006943771
Item Number (DPCI): 063-05-2502
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Ingredients:

aqua/water, ceteareth-25, glycerin, oleth-5, peg-25 hydrogenated castoroil, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil, aloe barbadensis (aloevera) leaf juice (decolorized), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, hydrolyzed quinoa, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, parfum (fragrance), citronellol, coumarin, hexyl cinnamal, limonene, linalool.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3.03 inches length x 2.92 inches width x 2.76 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.57 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
83% would recommend
6 recommendations
effectiveness: 4.33 out of 5
value: 4.33 out of 5
quality: 4.33 out of 5

Perfect for braids and edges

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ELBI - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve bought this product twice to braid my daughter’s hair, have neat ponytails and edges. Seems to work pretty well and it isn’t too stiff or watery.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Not great for course hair texture

1 out of 5 stars
melaninprincess_ - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Didn’t have great hold to it, was not good on my course hair nor my daughters. If you have any type of 4 hair wouldn’t recommend. Basically was like putting Vaseline in our hair.
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Great For Girls

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Telizabethrn - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I use this gel for my daughters fly aways. She is a cheerleader and it helps to keeps her hair in place for tumbling and flying. It also washed out easily. And it smells great!
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Black mold

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jes - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter ended up getting foliculitis and swollen lymph nodes behind her ears. A dermatologist ended up prescribing her antibiotics and asked me to stop using any new hair products since she developed the bacterial infection. When I got home and looked at any new products I had used on her, I noticed that this gel had black mold in it! After calling the dermatologist he confirmed that mold in a product definitely would have caused her bacterial infection. Took almost 2 months before her lymph nodes went back to a normal size! Please check your container for mold, or better yet buy a different product!
quality: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great for two strand twists

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Anon - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I use this to two strand twist my sons hair, it gives it shine as well as a god hold. It’s pretty thick so a little goes a long way. It lays his hair down with it being too heavy. I love it
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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for locs

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Shopper 99 - 6 months ago
i use this for my locs. it’s the best twisting gel i’ve found. though it’s clear, it doesn’t flake. a little goes a long way.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Thick and hold

5 out of 5 stars
- 7 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used this product to do my daughter hair and it didn’t flake up , turn white it held her edges down all day and her hairstyle came out looking good I love it
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Char - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Best gel in a long time to control edges
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Okay

4 out of 5 stars
lulu - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s good if you’re on a strike of now hard gels, it’s semi-firm but has to be paired with another product to stay. Over all great gel could be priced down though.
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Great for twist out

4 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This product comes like so many of Cantu's smells very good. But that's not the best thing about it. It helps make for a great twist out, and it left my hair feeling pretty soft. It also can be used as a Curl defining gel.
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Great

4 out of 5 stars
nasrins8 - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this styling gel. I used on the kids and it's really great. It doesn't leave a hard shell like feel for long. Would have got 5 stars if it held out for a bit longer but otherwise really great.
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Perfect

5 out of 5 stars
tamekiabrownb - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It was perfect for my spouse hair. Great firm hold and amazing smell. 10 out of 10. Definitely a product to keep on stock at home.
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Decent

4 out of 5 stars
princessisparkle - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] What I like the most about this braiding gel is the fact it doesn’t flake up! It does not cause excessive drying! It doesn’t turn white! Good around the board 🥰
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Favorite Gel!

5 out of 5 stars
courtneym63 - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Instead of using it for braiding and twisting, I used it for a sleek bun. It sleeks very well and leaves a glossy finish. Also, it smells really good and doesn’t leave a residue. I definitely recommend.
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Lightweight. Great smell.

3 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] If you're looking for a lightweight gel, this is pretty good. I have locs and I also used it to retwist my little brother. We both have 4 range texture...mine is 4c but soft like cotton. I personally like a twist gel that is a bit firmer with it's hold so it wouldn'tbe my go to for a long term hold. Maybe if I wanted to just do a quick touch up between retwists. No white build up though which is always a plus for loc products! I just retwisted mine today and only used it for the top because once I started in the back I wasn't feeling the hold that much so I stopped and picked it back up in the top for photo purposes. Will try it again but I wanted to get my feedback in before time was up 🙂
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Nice for edges too

4 out of 5 stars
muulasittinpretty - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Doesn’t look flakey and cake up. The hold is nice at first, maybe I need to put more or add a different gel too to make it last holder for the edges. Or some spray. But yeah. I really like it. Even with my twists and my braids, gives it a sleek start and helps stretch the hair out too. This been my go to.
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Firm- Hold !

4 out of 5 stars
onikag1 - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really like this product! I have been using it to slick down my edges for my weave and it holds very well. Doesn't leave white residue ! I would definitely recommend this product
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Twist out perfector

5 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I use this gel along with a leave in and moisturizer to get the best definition for twist outs. I use it as the last step! It is worth every penny!
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
andigee - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I don’t have any dislikes. I braid my hair down because I am a wig wearer. The gel doesn’t make my hair hard or crusty like other gels and my hair felt moisturized. This will be a staple in my hair routine
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No white cast! AMAZING smell

5 out of 5 stars
- 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was weary at first because I was not a fan of past cantu products I had used but upon using this I was impressed! I used a bit on my niece’s hair to do twist outs and there was not a white, filmy cast at all using this gel. It holds well & a little goes a long way. I loved the scent also it was a bit citrusy and floral, the jar was filled to the top with product! I think I will def be purchasing this for her again, thank you so much influenster for this VoxBox!
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