Cantu Kids Review + GIVEAWAY (closed)

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.

Nourishing 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.

Conditioning Detangler 

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.

Curling Cream

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!

Styling Custard

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 rules:

  • 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.

Good luck!

*Sponsored by Cantu Africa



  1. November 10, 2017 / 12:32 am

    My niece has very course hair that makes it difficult to maintain,she ghoes to a black school where they are expected to braid their hair .so this is difficult since she refuses to sit down and let me or anyone braid her since the hair is sore to comb.this has led use to relax her hair every time we have too braid ,I would love for her to start a natural hair journey

  2. Miriam
    November 9, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    My little one love the natural look but she doesn’t have the right products to maintain the natural hair look

  3. Nanga
    November 7, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Hi Aisha,

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

    My baby girl is 1 year and 8 months old. She has beautiful 4c natural hair. She actually inspired me to cut my own crown and start afresh with her. I want to grow her hair naturally and I want her to embrace her beautiful crown. I have never really found any range that works well with her hair. Trying the Cantu range will help me (us) maintain her hair in it’s on natural state.

  4. Kokeletso
    November 7, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Hi there Aisha☺

    Love love your blog and YouTube channel.

    My nana is 4 now and just loves getting her hair done. She is mixed so it’s really tricky looking after her curls, I’m never really sure how much is too much or too little.

    Started my natural hair journey about a year ago so I’m quite clued up about 4 type hair. As for her 3b/c…well it’s quite a different story but I always keep to the basics, your weekly wash, condition and moisturize.

    We don’t really have staple products for her hair so I feel like this Cantu range would be amazing cos midweek her hair will tend to get on the drier side of things especially when she wants her Minnie and Elsa styles for daycare haha, and I don’t want to put anything too heavy that will weigh the hair down.

    Crossing thumbs that we win!

    PS Really appreciate all your content, especially about natural hair💖

  5. Phumzile
    November 7, 2017 / 10:55 am

    My Daughter was born at 27 weeks May 2015 she was premature and spent a lot of time in hospital. And when she was in hospital they had to constantly cut her hair so that they can find a vein to put her a drip in her head. She went back to hospital again at 9 months and again at 18 months they had to cut her hair. We were unable to grow her hair ever since she was a child. She turned two in May this year she is a healthy bubbly baby so I have been trying to get her to look like a little girl since she has had bald her all her life. Since I am a natural mom I have been using Cantu since they started selling it at Clicks, I must say it has been the best brand ever and its so gentle on my scalp and hair. So I would love to start her natural hair journey with the right products that will be gentle on her scalp.

  6. Anthea Williams
    November 4, 2017 / 11:14 am

    My Logy bear really needs this, he has this giant afro of dry curls.
    And I have no idea what to do with it or what products to use, most of the baby shampoos only dries out his hair more.
    So this giveaway will really be a blessing for my baby’s giant afro.

  7. Moipone
    November 1, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Girl wow having a mixed child is not as easy as I thought. My daughter’s hair has it’s mind. I have even considered cutting it and she told me don’t you dare. Humidity is not our friend. Washing her hair is a nightmare , even thinking of investing on taking her to the salon because her hair if it’s not tangled, frizzy, is curly has hell.

    I had no idea that her hair would be so much work.

  8. Kamogelo Penyenye
    October 31, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Hey Aisha,

    I was blessed with a handsome baby boy 3 months ago with so much beautiful hair. I’ve begun a natural hair journey myself and would love to keep my son’s hair as beautiful and natural as possible. As a new mom I’m a lil hesitant to try any kinda products on my son’s hair but after reading the information shared here I’d love to give it a go with all the natural ingredients this range has. I believe this to be the products that will make our natural hair journey together a bliss.

  9. Nicoleen Meeding
    October 31, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    My two year old son also have a whole lot of different textures on his head, from 2C to 3C. I would love to grow it, but its starting to tangle and be very dry. I have tried everything but nothing helps. My husband just wants to cut it since he does not understand his hair because he has straight hair (I have ethnic hair) and is used to just wash and go without putting anything on it other than shampoo. I think this range would be perfect to explore for my son’s hair to make it nice, soft, tangle free and shiny.

  10. Thembisile Tshabalala
    October 31, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    My baby’s hair is very unruly ahhhhhhhhh I could scream (that’s how much it frustrates me). Whether it’s washed or not washed it always looks the same, hard, tangled, and dry. I need Cantu hamper to manage her hair nicely

  11. Janel Sunderlall
    October 31, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Both my girls have beautiful hair. My 2 year old has especially curly hair with frizz. I am always searching for a product that paraben and sulphate free that will leave the girls hair soft, shiny and manageable

  12. Aletta Sukubala
    October 30, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I have a beautiful baby g irl who deserves to have beautiful healthy hair just like her.
    Her hair is dry and tangled. She enjoys her bath but the tears from shampoo in her eyes is too sad to bear. With these products it will be smiles only and knowing baby’s hair is getting the best is awesome!

  13. Naomey Lottering
    October 30, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    My niece just turned 1 and this would be a perfect gift for her. She has a full head of curls and her mother struggles because of tangling. This would ensure her mother wouldn’t damage her natural curls with chemicals.

  14. October 30, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Recently my little one curls are always so Flat and lifeless so i would love to try Cantu’s Products for her.
    Fingers crossed

  15. Amanda
    October 30, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Wow this looks like a really awesome range of girls are aged 4 and 5 . And love to get their hair done like typical girls! Unfortunately their hair tends to get a bit dry with the JhB weather! And I know how good cantu products are ( having used them myself on my fro) and because my girls have similar hair texture as me, I think this range will be perfect for them. And will also help to keep their Hair moisturized, tangle free and shining like their mommas 🤗😁 the more manageable their natural hair is now the more encouraged they will be to love their fro and not compare their hair to other girls with straight hair.

    Thanks for the informative blog on cantu range for kids!

  16. Philisiwe Mhlongo
    October 30, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Hi Aisha
    My Little Nandi’s hair look and feel like a steelwool!!Been trying a lot of products lately to soften it up and have it more curly……without any success. I would love to win this amazing giveaway for my Nandi. Please pick me!!!

  17. Sharleen
    October 30, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    My little grandson has suddenly got curls and with the summer sun we needs this product to tame them curls and make hair washing easier

  18. Moipone Lethabo Mathole
    October 30, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I have a 6 months old baby with a head full of beautiful curls. At this point i am unable to identify her curl pattern as it sometimes tight and other times a bit loose. I’ve tries to limit the products i use on her hair and she is still a baby and believe not much is needed but her hair has recently been very dry regardless of using the LOC method to moisture her hair on a daily basis. I’d appreciate the Canti baby range because at this point I’m just using trial and error to see what will work for her and with what you’ve mentioned about the products I believe they are really worth the try. I want to revive her hair so it can continue growing as I really don’t want to shave it off without fully trying to restore moisture it in.

  19. Thato Mngoma
    October 30, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    L9iks like a great product. Would love to win one of the awesome giveaway for my g/b twins who are now 17months old

  20. velda yenkenna
    October 30, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    My baby needs a good product for her hair because she is special. She deserves the best. Her hair normally tangles and is dry. I hope cantu can help

    October 30, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    My son needs Cantu because he has hair that has different curl patterns just like Kai. So far I also classify him under 3 a, b, c hair types. We didn’t shave his hair but managed to trim as it was now too long and becoming difficult to maintain it appeared dry too. He reacts to a lot of products on the market and trying Cantu on him was on my to do list was waiting for him to turn 1 so I can try other products. This will be a perfect gift. I’m sure he will love these products as he enjoys his bath.

  22. Natalie gobind
    October 30, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    My daughter has the most beautiful curly hair but it is very very dry and unmanageable. Gets tangled very easily and she is always in tears. Cantu will help tame her hair and make her feel beautiful

  23. Carolyn Augustus
    October 30, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Sounds like a range I’ll definitely have to try out. Especially since my little girl’s hair has become so dry all of a sudden. Dry to the point where her scalp is actually starting to itch due to lack of moisture.

  24. Gomo Gill
    October 30, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Hi Aisha,

    My daughters is in Grade 2 and l have always kept her hair natural.Recently she came to me in tears as she was teased at school about her hair and how it was not straight and can’t be tied in a puff.l believe the prize will boost her self confidence and also enhance her 4c Hair.Her knowing that there are products specifically designed for her hair and that she can wear it with pride.

      November 7, 2017 / 3:17 pm

      I would have loved to win but this touched my heart. Aisha please let this young lady win please.

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