Product Review| Jane Carter Hair Nourishing Cream + Nourish & Shine Butter

by westNDNbeauty on November 26, 2013 · 1 comment

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PRODUCT SPECS

Hair Nourishing Cream
Price: $22
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Product Claims: An ultra-light hair dress perfect for medium to fine dry hair. It’s wonderful to put on wet hair to protect hair when blowing out curls and it’s amazing when used for flat ironing. Perfect as a daily moisturizer for unrelaxed or natural hair, it adds shine, nutrients, and emollients that help detangle, fortify, strengthen, protect, smooth, and repair hair.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Glycerin…

Nourish & Shine Butter
Price: $22
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Product Claims: A blend of all natural butters with vitamins and essential oils, this remarkable hair nourisher is ideal for medium to coarse hair. It completely melts into the hair helping to reduce dryness, but never leaves your hair feeling greasy…just looking shiny and healthy!
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Garcinia Indic (Kokum) Butter, Shorea Stenoptera (Illippe) Butter…

THE REVIEW

I purchased the Hair Nourishing Cream some years ago from Target and I just recently picked up a jar of the Nourish & Shine at the most recent Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Show. I used these products back in 2010, but I thought I should revisit. Prior to reviewing my hair was freshly deep conditioned using BASK Cacao Deep Treatment. I applied the Jane Carter products in several different ways to different parts of my hair to determine which manner of application works best.

Nourishing Cream
The cream is the consistency of a lotion, very fluid and has a citrusy scent. I applied it to 1/4 of my damp hair and allowed to air dry in a braid. I also applied to another 1/4 in conjunction with the Nourish & Shine Butter and allowed that section to air dry in the same manner. Of course there was a control section where no product was applied. Comparing all 3 sections, I found moisturizing with the cream and sealing with the butter produced the best results. That section of hair was soft, shiny, smooth and defined.

Of course I always follow with tension blow drying my hair because I prefer stretched styles and the cream worked extremely well when heat was applied. My hair was smooth, shiny and dried quickly. If you are one to blow dry your hair, you know that many natural products have an aftermath of smoke when a handheld dryer is introduced — in this instance there was none! My hair felt light and airy, yet still moisturized.

Nourish & Shine Butter
A little goes a long way for this citrusy scented, dense butter! When I initially used this some years ago, I used too much and that left my hair weighted down. This time, I followed the directions and actually used quite less than a pea sized amount  and the results were much different and much more desireable. Like my trial with the cream, I used this butter alone on 1/4 of my hair and also mixed with the cream on the other 1/4. Again, I preferred the  performance of the butter and cream together.

After my hair was 80% air dried, I tension blow dried and applied a tiny bit of the butter afterwards. I then rolled my hair into bantu-knots and left them in overnight — this was not done for style, but to keep my hair in its stretched state while I slept.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I really liked how my hair blow dried so easily using the Nourishing Cream, but because of the price and the amount of product which would be required to style dry hair for an ‘out’ style, this product would best be used for a braid-out or twist-out done on wet hair instead. Why? Because it would spread more easily on damp hair and based on my trial of the product in 2010 (using a braid-out — see below) the definition and hold would last for over a week quite nicely.

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Considering how well the Nourishing Cream performed in the blow dry process, I think it would be worthwhile to try this cream in a flat iron routine.

The photos below is the final result of my hair after twisting with Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Curling Creme, which is another awesome product btw. Most know I typically wear my hair in a protective style initially and and out style later.

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What products from Jane Carter Solution have you tried?

 

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Abby November 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

Love your hair! Seems like a great product – it’s very rewarding if you can find something that suits your hair :)

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