Curly Girl Chronicles: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream Review

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Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream Review

With summer “officially” around the corner (June 21st is the day baybee) and the weather getting warmer, it is time for me to switch up some of my hair products.  So this past weekend while making my weekly Target run, I decided to pick up some new products to try.  My objective is simple, I am looking for products that will give me a “bang” for my buck and help me achieve that big hair, don’t care summertime look.  Yea, I think I’m going to try for that boho-chic, easy, summertime look.

Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner

I am all about keeping my routine simple, using 3 products or less is my goal.  So the first product that I am trying is the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning repair cream.  I have heard nothing but good things about this product and at only $5.99 for the 16oz. jar at my local Target, I thought I would give it a try.

And boy am I glad I did because I absolutely LOVE IT!


My everyday “go to” style is the wash and go, and before you ask, yes I do wet my hair every day while I’m in the shower. (I have yet to master 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-day hair so in the meantime a wash-n-go is what I wear on a daily basis.  Easy is best for me.)  After detangling my hair while in the shower with a little conditioner and rinsing completely, I immediately wrap my hair in an old cotton t-shirt to soak up some of the water.  After a few minutes, on damp hair, I section my hair into two sections and apply a generous amount of the Cantu Leave-In on each section, raking the product in thoroughly to ensure it is evenly distributed.

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The product is a creamy consistency, not too thick and not too thin. It also has great slip.  I like to apply a little at a time, adding more to those areas that need it most.  The only think that I do not like about the product is the smell, however, it doesn’t last long.  To finish my style I top it off with a little Eco-Styler gel to help set the curls and prevent frizzing.  I apply the gel using a scrunching motion, focusing on the ends which tend to frizz more during the warmer months.  Then it is time to dry.  I like to let my hair air dry for about 5 minutes to help the curls set and then finish off by defusing my hair to achieve maximum volume.

Final Thoughts

For $5.99 a jar, I can see this product as a staple in my hair care regimen.   Not only did it feel good in my hair, but it also helps:

  • Mends hair breakage
  • Repairs split ends and reduces frizz
  • Protects hair from heat damage
  • Hydrates and moisturizes with Shea Butter and natural oils

This product is also great for relaxed, natural, and color treated hair.  Outside of the smell, the product is light enough for the warmer weather, doesn’t weigh my hair down, allows me to achieve the volume that I like, and makes my curls pop!

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You can find this product at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and most beauty supply stores.

If you decide to try this product let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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