Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream Review

By | October 3, 2017
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Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream


As a natural girl with lots of curls, I need to be attentive to my moisture balance. I use a few premade moisturizers as well as some homemade. What is important is ensuring that your hair reaps the benefit of your efforts.
Of course, there are times when I don’t have the time to make homemade moisturizers and these are the times when I head to my backup plan, no pun intended.  In this article, I will be looking at Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream.

cantu shea butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream review

Benefits Of The Product

Just like any other product, we need to look at the gains or benefits for having purchased it in the first place.

Here are some reasons why I chose Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream:

  • it can be used for all types of hair – relaxed, texturized, colored, and permed hair.
  • it helps to repair split ends, brittle hair and helps to strengthen as well
  • it is a great moisturizer
  • it helps to reduce frizz and leaves your hair feeling soft, shiny, and smooth
  • can be used as a daily leave-in as well as an overnight conditioning agent

How To Use The Product

There are three ways that you cause Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream:

  • as a daily leave-in – simply apply to dry hair and ensure that it is thoroughly distributed throughout your hair
  • as an intensive overnight treatment – apply generously to freshly cleansed hair and cover with a plastic cap and leave overnight. Rinse and style as usual.
  • as a split end mender – just apply daily to hair ends for constant protection.

Product Description And Features

The product consistency is like a creamy pudding. It has a nice, fresh smell. It is primarily made to help mend and repair dry, damaged, and coarse hair.

Here is a list of the ingredients:

  • Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin (Soja) Soybean Oil, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Di- Caprate, Ppg1, Trideceth-6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethacone, Panthenol, PPG-1-Peg 9 Laurel Glycol. Ethyl, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Protein, Benzophenone-3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays (Corn Oil), Idopropynolbutyl Carbonate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Who Is Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream For

The product was made for helping dry, damaged and coarse hair. Hair with split ends and brittleness. So, basically, for anyone with those abovementioned issues.

What I Like About The Product

Here are some of the things I like about Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream:

  • the smell is fresh and not too overpowering
  • the consistency – a little goes a long way
  • it helps my hair to retain moisture on a daily basis
  • it is affordable and it will last a while based on the proportions you choose to use
  • it has shea butter as one of its main ingredients which I absolutely love!

What I Don’t Like About The Product

Aaah, yes. The things I don’t like:

  • I am not too happy that one of the listed ingredients is Cetyl Alcohol. This can be sometimes drying for the hair.

Final Thoughts About Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

As a moisturizer, I find Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream a good product to use. It does as it says. I do not use too much when I apply it and I usually do it on freshly cleansed hair, and thereafter, every 2-3 days or as my hair needs it.

Have you had success with Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream? What are your thoughts on it?

As your time allows, I would love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading.

michelle lake author

8 thoughts on “Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream Review

  1. Norman Richards

    Sounds like a good product for hair. I believe that we should do all that we can to maintain healthy looking natural hair. This product sounds like a good investment to get the results that you want.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Norman,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Yes, I do believe that it is in everyone’s best interest to do what it takes to present a great ‘picture frame’ for our faces! Yes, I enjoy using Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream because it delivers.

  2. Sylvia

    Thanks, Michelle,
    This Cantu Shea Butter is exactly what I am looking for. I am in the market for something I can use overnight and treat my end tips against the split.
    I am too a bit concerned about the ingredient you have also mentioned but I think I will give it a shot.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Sylvia,
      Thanks for visiting.
      Yes, nothing beats taking time – even though it might be considered ‘sleep time’ – as long as we take the time, to administer love to our tresses. Leaving Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream overnight just might help you regenerate your ends with consistent use. Please come back and let me know how it worked out for you.

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Joseph,
      Thanks for stopping by. I graciously accept your compliments and I hope you find the information useful.

  4. Kevon

    My younger sister recently decided to go ‘natural’. She used to flat iron her hair and add all sort of straightening products. These were taking a toll on the health of her hair and scalp. She decided to just leave her hair in its natural form. The challenge though is that it has become extremely difficult to manage. She has tried a number of different products. I am forwarding this link to her to see if she might be interested. I know she used other shea butter products.

    Can you indicate what advantages the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream has over similar products? For instance, does it have a higher concentration of natural shea butter over its competitors? Just asking.



    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Kevon,
      Yes, I find that many women are ‘taking the natural road’ in their hair journey. You can read my Natural Hair Journey (and recommend it to your sister as well, maybe we share a few similarities) as your time permits.
      Yes, once you ‘give up the creamy crack and its cousins’, you feel challenged with how to handle your own hair texture. It will take lots of getting used to, but the mountain is surmountable. Tell her to be patient and kind as she embarks on this new journey.
      To answer your questions, I think there is a fair amount of shea butter in this product. I supplement it with my homemade whipped shea butter moisturizer as well – I just love the stuff. Of course, there is usually a recommended FDA percentage to be adhered to in the makeup of any product. This can be seen in the label information description. I usually just go with how it makes my hair feel, that way you can ‘feel’ the difference and personally decide if there is ‘enough of the good stuff’ in the product.
      I hope I was able to answer the questions sufficiently.


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