Sunday, March 4, 2012

Product Review-Jane Carter Solution

I was given another awesome opportunity to try a product line that I had heard so much about but hadn't had the chance to try. Jane Carter Solution provided me with 9 products from their line to try and in this post I will provide my review for 5 of them. Below I will provide the name, ingredients, product promise, review, and rating of each product. Enjoy!

Name: Moisture Nourishing Shampoo

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Certified Organic Aloe Vera, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Poly- quaterium-7, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein, Wheat Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Caprylic Acid, Glycine, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid. **

Product promise: This shampoo gently cleanses your hair and scalp, restoring your hair's proper moisture balance. Moisture Nourishing Shampoo is a natural shampoo with extracts of Coltsfoot, Lemon Balm, and Myrrh. This unique combination infuses moisture into your hair, leaving it incredibly shiny and bouncy. It smells terrific and is gentle enough for daily use, plus it's paraben free! **

Review: I used the Moisture Nourishing Shampoo after doing my normal JBCO/coconut oil pre-poo that I do whenever I am using traditional shampoos. Unfortunately, my pre-poo did not prevent the product from making my hair feel like it was stripped. In addition to the fact that the product contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate I did not care for the consistency of it. If you've ever made or used flax seed gel you know that it feels kinda slimy (for lack of a better word), well that is how this shampoo felt in my hands. There are a host of other wonderful ingredients in this product however, the presence of sulfate and the fact that it made my hair feel stripped will prevent me from using the product in the future.

Rating: 1 out 5

Name: Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Extracts of: Green Tea, Sage, Rosemary, Basil, Mullein, Licorice, Thyme, and Vanilla, Certified Organic: Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil, Wheat Protein, Wheat Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Caprylic Acid, Glycine, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. **

Product promise: This product does just what is says…it replenishes. It works especially well when used with heat, leaving your hair in better condition than ever before. There is nothing better than soft, shiny, healthy hair. Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner contains ingredients that permanently bond to your hair’s cortex, leaving it stronger and with greater elasticity. Once in awhile, you come across a product that is truly "the best" -and this conditioner is certainly one of those rare commodities! **

Review: Immediately after rinsing the shampoo out I applied the Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner. I first used the product to detangle my hair. Having kinky hair it is important for me to have a conditioner that provides a nice amount of slip in order to prevent the detangling process from damaging my hair. The slip provided by this conditioner was average meaning it was not great but definitely not the worse product that I've used to detangle. I allowed the product to sit on my hair covered with a plastic cap for about 30 minutes. After rinsing the product out I was impressed that my hair felt soft and replenished especially after using the shampoo that I felt had stripped my hair. Although fairly low on the ingredient list this product does contain wheat protein; just an fyi for those of you who may be protein sensitive. I loved the citrus smell and liked the consistency of the the product but because slip is one of the most important factors I consider when choosing a conditioner I can't say this product will be my first pick of conditioners to use going forward. 

Rating: 3 out of 5

Name: Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner

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 Organic Essential Oils: Lemon, Vanilla Extract, Polyquarternium11, Soyamid DEA, PPG30, Cetyl Ether, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein, Phenoxyethanol. **

Product promise: Looking for a light product that is ideal for detangling? This is it! Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner seals in vital panthenol and humectants and acts as a protective barrier against heat styling and sun damage. Use it daily as a re-hydrator. Mist your hair in the morning and evening, and it's great for flat ironing or roller setting fine hair. A "must" for every bathroom. **

Review: I will admit that my initial thoughts on this leave-in conditioner was that I was not going to like it. I normally use creamy leave-ins which my hair responds well to. However, I immediately inserted foot in mouth after using this leave-in. I was wowed!! I loved that it did not leave my hair feeling like it had a residue on it as some spritzer have in the past. While I had previously detangled my hair I was still able to see how awesome this product would be as a detangler. As I spritz my curls they automatically began to separate. This product smells great, feels great, and simply is great!! I would definitely recommend it and use it again.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Name: Wrap & Roll

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, Grapefruit, Coco-Sultaine, Glycerine, Phenoxyethanol. **

Product promise: Wrap & Roll is the best soft mousse, setting and wrapping product available on the market today. It dries clean and soft without leaving any residue. Great for dry color-treated or damaged hair, the natural glycerides, essential oils and moisturizers leave your hair soft and shiny. Cut dryer time in half by applying Wrap & Roll liberally to wet hair, then wrap/set and dry as usual or let it dry naturally. **

Review: I used the Wrap & Roll to set my curls while using faux curlformers. I applied a small amount of product to each section of hair prior to putting the curler on. I slept with the curlers allowing my hair to set over night. The next morning I removed the curlformers and was greeted by soft, bouncy, and shiny curls. As with several other products in the line I loved the smell and most importantly I loved that my hair was not left crunchy. I can honestly say of all the wrapping products I have used in the past I enjoyed Wrap & Roll the best. I will use this product in the future when setting my hair with rods or curlers.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Name: Nourish & Shine

Ingredients: Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, grapefruit essential oils, squalene. **

Product promise: You have never experienced a product as fabulous as Nourish & Shine! We blend all natural vitamins and essential oils to create this incredible hair nourisher. It completely melts in your hair and adds amazing shine and never leaves your hair feeling greasy or limp. Nourish & Shine helps reduce dryness on your scalp and your skin! Be careful … daughters and husbands have been known to abscond with this product, so buy two for them and one for you! **

Review: Nourish & Shine was by far my favorite of all the products I tried from this line. I had high expectations as I've heard nothing but good things about it. I love that this product is able to be used on hair and body however since it cost $22 for a 4 oz jar I would mainly use it on my hair. A little product goes a long way which is a good thing given the price. I used the product as a moisture sealant when twisting my hair and to minimize frizz when separating my twist and spiral curls. My hair was left shiny and soft as a result of using the product. The consistency of the Nourish & Shine is similar to old school hair grease but does not leave your hair feeling greasy at all. It has a light citrus smell that I find to be very pleasant. This is definitely a product I will look to score at natural hair expos where I can get it a discounted price.

Rating: 5 out of 5

My hair after using Wrap & Roll to set my curls and Nourish & Shine to separate them.

Jane Carter Solution products can be purchased from select Target and Whole Foods stores. Or visit to place an order. 

**information obtained from the Jane Carter Solution website
Disclaimer: I was given the above mentioned products solely for the purpose of completing this review. I was NOT paid or encouraged to provide a positive review. I have given an honest description of my experience with these products and I am in no way responsible for your experience with the product and/or company.


  1. great review girlie. I love the Nourish and Shine but I didn't care for the Leave in! The jury is still out on the Wrap and Roll, I used it last night for the first time and as soon as it touched my hair it felt crunhcy, after it dried it felt ok, so i'll have to try it again. :0

  2. Great review! Did you try the serum. I'm thinking of getting it. I'm transitioning and I have dry scalp. I don't want something that's gonna weigh my hair down. The lighter the better for me.

    1. Yes, I received the hair serum and scalp serum. Im enjoying both particularly the scalp serum. I have dry scalp as well and it seems to be helping and it's very light!