I recently shared on my Instagram that Kai’s hair has gone into overdrive and he has curls sprouting all over his head. When he was a baby baby, using the same body wash was enough but he’s now graduated to needing a proper collection of hair care products. I’m not using my products on him because his hair is nowhere as kinky as mine. And it’s not as uniformly curly all around his head either. I’m classifying his hair as a mix of 2C, 3A, 3B and 3C. Yes, all four of those. So you can imagine how challenging it’s been to get a set of hair products that work on his entire head, rather than making one part happy and the rest…well, yeah.
A couple of months ago, I got the Cantu Care for Kids line and I’ve been really happy with the results on Kai’s hair. His previous wash was getting too dry to use on only on his hair and he needed more than just a shampoo. I’m currently washing his hair twice a week: once is a co-wash and the other is using shampoo. Of course I up the cleaning if he’s been extra active (read: playing in sand pits) or he’s had a rough night (read: baby puking). The entire range is free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oil and gluten. It’s a collection that’s infused with a blend of shea butter, honey, and coconut oil. Mmmm.
Tear-free Nourishing Shampoo
I can’t not do without a tear-free shampoo. If you have a child who sits in the bath tub and happily plays with the water and toys – you’re lucky and I envy you. Kai’s never been a fan of bath time so anything that makes it easier on both of us, I’m all for it. I like that this shampoo is cleansing but still gentle on his eyes and it doesn’t leave his hair feeling completely stripped. A pea sized amount is usually enough for him and I haven’t needed to repeat a shampoo. I usually wash his hair with shampoo on Sundays and follow it up with some conditioner.
I use this more than the shampoo as I also co-wash his hair mid-week to refresh it. This conditioner has a blend of coconut oil, honey and shea butter to give his hair some TLC. I love that it’s a thick consistency, but would’ve loved it to be in a pump or squeezy bottle to make it easy for me to dispense with one hand. At the moment, it’s not too much of a problem because I haven’t needed to use that much on his head, but once it’s halfway down, I’m going to need to make a plan.
Kai’s thickest and curliest curls live in the middle of his head. Because of their nature, they get drier and more matted than the rest of his hair, so this is the part that I need to give more TLC to, especially when combing. I don’t always use this on him, because I don’t want to overload his hair with too much product, but when I can see that the comb might not pass through, I use this to help it along. It adds slip to his hair and reduces the chances of any unecessary ouchies.
For me, this is the star product of the range. As much as the others work well on Kai’s hair, this is the one that brings it all together. The hair on Kai’s crown is almost bone straight while the middle of his head has tight spirals. Because his curls differ on his head, I wanted to get something for him that ‘unifies’ his curls. This give them more definition and ads some shape to those that aren’t as curly. It’s also light so it doesn’t weight his hair down. Once or twice, I’ve used this almost like a gel to give his hair more volume. Love!
I’m not really using this on Kai’s hair as it’s a bit too sticky for his hair. It’s described as a product that helps you style your child’s hair, and is great for poofs and ponytails – both of which Kai isn’t rocking, obvs. So this custard sounds like it’s better suited for little girls or boys with man buns to keep them in place.
WIN a Cantu Care for Kids hamper worth R550!
You know I wouldn’t tell you all about this range and not give you a chance to experience it for yourself, right? If you’ve been looking for a hair product line for your child/niece/nephew/cousin that gently cares for their natural curls, then let me know why you think so and you could WIN a fabulous Cantu for Kids hamper.
**Competition is now closed. Congratulations to Gomo Gill (please respond to your email ASAP) and Dionne Morris! Thank you to all who entered**
How to enter:
In the comments box below, tell me why your little one’s curls need Cantu.
- The competition will close at 4pm on Wednesday 8th November, 2017
- This competition is open to South African residents only
- One (1) blog winner and one (1) Instagram winner will be chosen and announced on this post by Saturday 11th November, 2017
- Blog: best answer will win. Instagram: winner will be chosen randomly.
- Only answers submitted in the comments below and on Instagram will be valid.
- The winner will be contacted via e-mail so please be available to supply full contact and delivery details, if requested in the announcement. If the winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours of contact, another winner will be chosen.
- Each hamper will consist of 4 products from the Cantu Care for Kids line.
- All prize delivery logistics will be handled by a Cantu representative.
*Sponsored by Cantu Africa