Friday, June 8, 2012

Cantu Coconut Curling Creme -- In REVIEW

A new product has hit the shelves of your local Walmart!  Cantu Coconut Curling Creme!  I was already in the midst of doing another product review when I came across this new product.  I purchased the item for $5.49 for a 12 ounce jar at Walmart ($7.99 at Walgreens) to try later after reviewing the other product.  

I usually keep a jar of its predecessor Cantu Leave-In Conditioner in my rotation, which I like and I thought the Curling Creme would be worth a try.

How I Applied the Product:

My hair texture is 3b in the front and 3c/4a in the back and I'm an avid "Wash N' Go" natural since my hair is very wavy and coily.  As a rule, I don't need a "curling creme" to get more definition but I do like a "hold" since my 3c tresses can be very unruly and will frizz out as soon as it's moisture retention has dropped.

I applied the Cantu Coconut Curling Creme on "wet" hair that had already been sectioned into approximately 8 large twists and the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner had already been applied.  Immediately after co-washing my hair, I always apply a leave-in or a "watered-down version" of Tresemme Naturals Conditioner on my hair, twist into large sections, cover hair with a plastic cap and scarf and leave on overnight.  When I wake up in the morning, hair is wet but not dripping and then I apply my "styler" in the morning then I'm off to work.

The product went on very smoothly and consistency was just a "tad" bit thicker than it's counterpart "Cantu Leave-In Conditioner."  Product was very creamy and had a light fragrance of coconut.  From past experiences with curling cremes, I knew that I didn't need to apply too much so I used about two "quarter-sized" amounts and that was enough to get soft, bouncy curls.

This product also yields a "flexible" hold!  It will not "freeze" your coils or curls! This product will allow your hair to maintain a curl and shape but blow in the wind. It's hold is very similar to "Let's Jam!"


I did find that if you applied too much of the product, you will have limp, greasy, but SOFT hair!  I suggest that you start with a small amount then apply more, as needed!  I like the creaminess and the fragrance of the product.  The price was comparable for the amount of product you get.  I did find that it was a great substitution for Miss Jessie's Curling Creme.

If you like light, fluffy hair, with a soft/flexible hold, this is your product.  Hair did feel hydrated and moisturized which is a MUST for my 3c strands.  

Product Description:

Cantu for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream will define, condition and add manageability to your curls, leaving them soft, shiny and deeply moisturized. Made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without chemicals or harsh ingredients, Cantu for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty. Embrace your curly, kinky, or wavy hair with Cantu for Natural Hair.

Product Ingredients:

Water, Canola Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol/Ceteareth-20, Fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol/Ceteth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycol Stearate, Petrolatum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Euopaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Lonciera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Laminara Cloustoni (Sea Kelp) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, PEG-75, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. 

Ingredient Attributes: silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free

Would I purchase again, sure will!  Leave me a comment or your experience with this or a comparable product that you'd like to share!

Happy Curls to You!

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