New Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream For Natural Hair REVIEW

Hi everyone,
           I hope all of you moms had a wonderful Mother's Day. As for me? Most of my wish did come true, but I found myself unconsciously preparing breakfast for Cianna, did her hair, and cut daddy's hair, too. On top of that, I tucked both kids in. Mind you that my wish was to have one day off. But like I said, moms rarely have a day off.  I received a free sample for Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream for Natural Hair a month ago. I used it a couple of times, and today I am ready to tell you what I think about it.

 Product Information

Safety Warning
Always remove or neutralize chemical treatments before applying any styling or conditioning product. Avoid contact with eyes and any open or irritated skin. If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. If eye irritation persists, contact a physician. For external use only. If digested, contact a physician immediately. Keep out of reach of children.

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

Thoroughly coat hair section by section, paying special attention to dry or damaged ends. Leave on the hair for 30 minutes and rinse. For extremely dry, damaged hair, Cantu Deep Treatment Mask can also be used as a leave in conditioner.

 Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream For Natural Hair REVIEW

My opinion

  • Smells great
  • Affordable
  • Mostly wonderful ingredients
  • Leaves hair dry a few days later
  • Misleading claims (contains Petrolatum)
  • Takes too long too dry
              This curling cream can be used as both a deep conditioner and a leave-in. I used it as a leave-in conditioner  and it made my hair really soft at first, then my hair felt dry and it was not able to absorb any moisture for a while. I am sure it's because it contains petrolatum, although the manufacturer claims that it does not contain any mineral oil.  I applied it to my hair before my twists in the hope of getting twist outs that would last, but that did not happen. This product is a little too heavy for me. It takes too long to dry, and it does not define any curls. Women with 4c curly hair like mine will not benefit from this product. If you have 3c hair, you can give it a try, but stay away if you have naturally kinky hair. The petrolatum is too high on the ingredient list for me, and because of that, I will not buy this product.

Have you used any Cantu products before?

Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. I just hate when hair companies try to sneak petrolatum in their products! My hair never respons well to that ingredient.

  2. Sound like an amazing product.

  3. I am so glad you did a review on this product because I was tempted to buy it last week. I use the leave-in conditioner and so far no regrets. I will stick to what I am using now til its gone. Thanks!

  4. Good review honey. Hope you had a great weekend a lovely Mother's day. Did you stay in bed?
    kisses darling

  5. How could they say there's no petroleum in this product when it is clearly listed. I've never used any of Cantu's products for this same reason. Thanks for being honest in your review.

  6. Nice review. Never used Cantu products before but i know that shea butter is doing wonders for our hairtype and i love it.

    xx Lori

  7. Great review, will stay away from this product.

  8. Got excited until I saw the cons! Doesn't sound good. Thanks for the review sis. :-)


  9. Hope you had a wonderful mother's day! Thanks for the Cantu review :)