Melissa Koby is a Jamaican born artist and illustrator living in Tampa Florida. She is a self-taught artist who started painting at the age of 4, when her mother gifted her a set of paint brushes and an easel. Melissa made the transition to full time Artist in 2020 when she gained attention for her inclusive and expressive illustrations. Through surface design, Melissa focuses on creating warm yet vibrant patterns which highlights the intricacies of texture and color. “I want everyone to be able to enjoy the warmth and vibrancy of my work. I want each piece to be worn with celebration and pride.” Melissa creates her patterns using digital as well as analogue techniques ( line drawing and acrylic painting). Her visual art has always been Melissa’s true passion and default way of self-healing. “My illustrations are a direct reflection of how I feel and a way for me to connect with people.” Follow me @mkoby_ on all platforms to learn more.
“My illustrations are a direct way of how I feel. I plan to literally illustrate the black experience whenever and wherever I can!” - Mkoby
Throughout the year we have social media call outs looking for Cantu lovers to join our crew. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so that you never miss out on our amazing opportunities.
Your child should be at least 3 years of age + before joining the #CantuCrew!
We do not have products that change the texture of your hair. We do have an awesome curl stretcher that helps elongate your curls!
Healthy hair growth starts with well-conditioned hair, and each of our products contains shea butter to keep hair hydrated and moisturized.
At Cantu we actually promote LCO instead of LOC. Using oil after the cream helps seal the moisture into the hair shaft. If you were to put cream on after the oil, it wouldn’t get absorbed into the hair.
Our Custard is an amazing product when used correctly! When you apply this product make sure your hair is clean and apply to soaking wet hair only. It’s perfect for coils and wash and go’s.
A woman’s edges are very delicate. You want to make sure you’re not straining the hair by pulling them up in a bun or excessive braiding. We have an amazing Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment that helps promote hair growth.
We do not test our final products on animals, but we do however like to test on family and friends!
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) can be drying to the hair if used on its own. This is not the case with Cantu. Our Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream has always utilized a great deep conditioning ingredient, of which IPA is a component ingredient used in only tiny amounts – less the 1/25 of a teaspoon and evaporates before it reaches your hair. Please note that our award-winning formula has not changed.
Why haven’t we seen this ingredient on the back of the jars before now?
The European Union (EU) compliance requires us to list it differently than we’ve listed before! Nothing has changed. 🙂
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So, you did it. You made the liberating decision to embrace your natural hair and boldly own your unique style. Today, that style could be a beautiful fro. Tomorrow, intricate braids. Whether you’re rocking coils, curls, waves, or straight tresses, Cantu’s here, and we’re designing products specifically with you and your hair’s versatility in mind. Our collection of award-winning products is inspired by your beautifully textured hair in order to help you achieve any look you desire. That’s right—we keep your straight strands soft and lustrous and your curls conditioned and defined, and our special formula helps achieve everything from cutting-edge looks to classic styles.
It’s our mission to celebrate you in all your glory. Your hair, your skin, your light, and your beauty are all uniquely you. Own it. Love it. Live it.
My Curl. My Cantu.