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October 18, 2008

Jane Carter Solution Line-The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The life of a PJ...I've tried 4 products on this line. Overall, I'd probably give it a 6 out of 10. It's very easy to get on the ground at Whole Foods, or Vitamin Shoppe, and if you're in Atlanta, Urbanbella. Please find general info and my review of each product below:

Nourish and Shine

I'm a HUGE fan of this butter! It does an excellent job at sealing in the moisture from my leave-in, and imparts a ridiculous shine! I've used it on both skin and hair, and highly recommend it! The only draw back is that it goes on rough. It contains shea butter, and therefore behaves the same way- you have to warm a little in your hands so you can more easily apply it to your hair. It's very difficult to apply to wet hair, but easy to slick on those dry, second day ends. It smells glorious, but the sometimes gritty texture makes it annoying to work with. It's kind of pricey- 22 dollars for 4 oz, but a little goes a looooong way. If you like butters, this is a MUST try. Just know going in that it is not whipped, and behaves like our beloved shea butter.

Product Details:

"Noruish and Shine is a magic product. Because it is all natural, it never leaves your hair heavy or greasy. It contains shea butter and vitamins to restore your hair. This product can be used on hair or skin as a "body butter". It can be used as a hair dress on dry hair to add shine. To tame curly dry hair, apply to hair wet."

Ingredients:
All Natural Butters, Pure Essential Oils, Vitamin A, D, & E.


Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner


I'm not one for liquid leave-in's, but I still went through about two bottles of this last year. I used it after conditioning my hair and prior to styling. It is suppose to help with tangles and seal the hair shaft. I can say that it had some pretty good detangling agents, but as a stand alone leave-in, this would not cut the mustard. It did not moisturize my hair. I guess it would be good as a second day mister (for those of you that do that), or as a primer prior to your creamy leave-in application. The smell is delicious (if you like heavenly citrus scents) and the ingredients look pretty decent. The price is okay...$7 for 8 fluid ounces.

Product Details:

"If you are looking for a light product that is ideal for de-tangling, this is the one! Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner seals in vital panthenol and humectants and acts as a protective barriers against heat styling and sun damage. Use it daily as a rehydrator. Mist your hair in the morning and evening. It’s also great for flat ironing and roller setting fine hair. This product is a must for every bathroom. Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner does the job for you!"

Ingredients:
Deionized Water, Extracts of: Aloe Vera, Comfrey, Watercress, Myrrh, Panthenol, Anthemis Noblis Flower (Camomile), Symphytum Officinal Leaf (Comfrey), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Rosemarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary), Humulus Lupulus (Hops), Lawsonia Inermis (Henna), Certified Orange Organic Essential Oils: Lemon, Vanilla Extract, Polyquarternium 11, Soyamid DEA, PPG30, Cetyl Ether, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol.


Hair Nourishing Cream

I tried this about 2 years ago, on wet and dry hair, and it left much to be desired. To make a long story short, it became my favorite hand cream! It smells wonderful but it is not heavy or moisturizing enough to tame this hair of mine. It actually felt pretty pointless, unfortunately. It's much easier to apply than the Nourish and Shine- it's like a light lotion, but I'd chose the N&S over this any day of the week. I won't be repurchasing.

Product Details:

"This ultra light cream hair dress nourishes and adds shine to dull, dry hair."


Ingredients:
All Natural Butters, Pure Essential Oils, Vitamin A, D, & E.

Condition and Sculpt



I really wanted to like this product, but unfortunately, I was disappointed. This liquidy-gel provides a light hold, but if you use too much, it can become a bit crunchy (a good leave-in under this gel is a MUST). Also, if you're not careful, it has the tendency to leave a white film on your hair. I was able to scrunch this out with the Nourish and Shine, but it was no less annoying. It claims to condition the hair as well, but I didn't experience that one. After a couple of weeks of use, it left my hair feeling parched and coated. The runny consistency makes it hard to distribute... I'm not much of a gel user, but this one ranks really low on the list. I don't recommend it. The price is right, however, at 8 oz for $8. If you buy it and hate it, return it :D That's what I did!

Product Details:

"The perfect solution for taming wash and wear hair. Great for naturally curly hair, wet looks, and texturized hair."

Ingredients: Deionized water, Anthemis Noblis Flower (Camomile), Symphytum Officinal Leaf (Comfrey), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Humulus Lupulus (Hops), Lawsonia Inermis (Henna), Certified Organic Essential Oils: Lemon, Vanilla extract, Panthenol, Polyquaternum 11, Phenoxyethanol.


I hope this was helpful!!

~CN~

5 Chime in!:

ValeriesWorld said...

Thanks Nikki, I have heard a lot of good remarks about Jane Carter solutions, thanks for the review.

CURLYNIKKI said...

No problem! I hope you enjoy the line...the only one I'd truly re-purchase is the Nourish and Shine. I really like that you don't have to order it online.

Marie said...

Thanks for the reviews girls. I have used N&S and it is great! i need something a little lighter and was thinking of the norishing cream as well as the scalp serum. I am deciding between products from this line and carols daughter. Both lines are pricy andI want to make a wise choice. Any suggestions. moore1011@gmail.com

RenaissanceGirl said...

Hi Niki, I just tried the condition and sculpt and it was wonderful.. I was surprised. I worked it through dry hair, did two-strand twists leaving one inch of the ends free to roll on "satin pillow rollers". and I got a "tracee ellis ross" like do! You may want to try it again! I was pleasantly surprised! The pic of me is with the condition and sculpt

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