After receiving a box of Jane Carter products to try (THANK YOU!!!), I was most excited about re-visiting the Nourish and Shine. Here’s a link to my original review. I was sent a 2oz sample, and I’ve already repurchased! After henna’ing on Sunday, I used it as I usually use my beloved Shea Butter. Therefore this review will essentially compare 100% Pure Shea Butter to Nourish and Shine.

After rinsing the henna, and DTing, I did a Twist-n-Curl. I slicked a small amount of N&S on my wet ends, and after un-twisting, I smoothed some over the length and ends too. My hair was ridiculously shiny, and unbelievably soft. However, the ‘hold’ action I get from straight Shea Butter was NOT there. I had to re-do my hair last night, and I usually can go another day or so. Also, the Nourish and Shine was a bit too greasy for me. I use a ton of Shea Butter, and I’ve never had to worry about greasy hair…maybe I used to much of the N&S?

Bottom line, the Nourish and Shine smells delightful (pears!), has a smoother texture than 100% Pure Shea Butter (and thus goes on easier), and has some wonderful ingredients. I use Shea Butter as a moisturizer, sealer and pomade, and the N&S does the first two well, but falls short of providing hold for my curls. I bought another 4oz jar because I’m enamored with the fragrance, and I like the shine it provides. Plus, I’m a PJ 😀

If Shea is a bit too rough for you, this is a great alternative, especially if your hair craves oils. However, for me, N&S won’t be replacing my Shea! SuburbanBushBabe, you were right! 😉
Later, I’ll review the Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner!

Product Description: Nourish 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: Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, pear and grapefruit essential oils.