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A Wash & Go in FOUR Simple Steps

A Wash & Go in FOUR Simple Steps with Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream

By Wes (of

I recently posted this pic on Instagram and many people asked if this was a twist out. It isn’t – It’s my version of a simple wash & go. I usually use Let’s Jam Custard Cream Gel to achieve my wash & gos but for the curls above I used Cantu’s Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream (from the August Curlbox).

Here’s how I did it:

Step 1: Start with freshly washed and conditioned strands (keep a spray bottle handy in case your hair dries quickly; you’ll want to keep it wet).

Step 2: Section hair (I go from ear to ear), starting at the bottom. For each section, apply about a fingertip full of the Curling Cream. Be sure to coat the hair through to the ends (trust me, a little goes a long way). Next, apply the Eco-Styler Olive Oil Gel over the Curling Cream (once again, a little goes a long way). Twirl the ends of your hair around your finger (this helps create and maintain curl shape).

Step 3: After you’ve completed each section, allow your hair to dry (either naturally or underneath a tabletop or bonnet dryer). I personally like to dry my hair under a bonnet dryer – it gives me more precise results.

Step 4: Once your hair is dry, you might have to separate the curls that may have clumped. Separating the clumps promotes volume (a LOT of it!) and definition.

This wash & go lasted me about 3 days (I don’t usually get more than 4 days out of a W&G). My hair did stay moisturized but the curls ended up shrinking (the gel helped elongate the curls). I think if the Curling Cream was used alone, my curls would have shrunken even more simply because this is a lightweight cream.

Have you tried the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream? What are your thoughts?


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4 thoughts on “A Wash & Go in FOUR Simple Steps”

  1. Toya says:

    I have really come to love this since I can rarely seem to find Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie anymore. My hair shrinks so much but I really do believe that is because I tend to be heavy handed. I have used this with As I Am’s Curl Jelly and have gotten good results.

  2. Missmdh says:

    I really wanted to like te Cantu curling cream, but it made my hair dry. I tried it again with oil and I still wasn’t impressed. Sigh! I gave it away, and will continue with my Shea Moisture Smoothie, Olive ecostyler, and Curls oil combo!

  3. Alexandria says:

    I wish I could use this product! The Cantu’s Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream smelled really good but unfortunately it leaves my hair REALLY dry, even when using an oil to mix it with. Since the company came out with the product for naturals, I though it would work a lot better but it did the same as the original. Although this product recieved a lot of good praises, I’ve finally realized that everything isn’t for everyone.

  4. Colette Edwards says:

    I LOVE this product! It is my new go to!!! I wear it daily, but used with the Herbal Oil from Third Day Market ( The combo has done wonders for my hair. Great curls and moisture <3

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