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Review & Demo: Wash Day with Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair Collection (Part II)

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Review & Demo: Wash Day with Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair Collection (Part II)
Love these two together. Curl poppage was mad real.
Welcome to part 2! Let's keep this Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair party going!

And for your reference, the video from part 1:



Slumber Party Creamy Leave-in Conditioner
Cost
$11 for 8oz

Where to Buy
Target, Sally Beauty, janecartersolution.com

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate: Emollient, conditioning, and shine-enhancing ingredient that replaces silicones in hair and skin products.
  • Cetearyl Alochol: Considered "fatty alcohol" -- NOT to be confused with drying alcohols such as ethyl. Acts as a lubricant, thickener, and emollient. Gives conditioner its velvety feel without making hair greasy. Also used to keep product ingredients from separating
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Pressed oil of the sunflower seed, rich in omegas 6 and 9 which help stimulate growth, improve elasticity, and ciments the cuticle layers to help improve moisture retention and correct porosity issues.
  • Behentrimonium Chloride: Quaternary ammonium compound and close cousin of cetrimonium chloride. Also penetrates the hair, conditions, and acts as an anti-static and anti-microbial agent.
  • Maracuja Oil: Oil native to Rwanda that is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus. Known for balancing moisture and conditioning the skin and hair.
Protein Free?
Yes!

Curly Girl Friendly?
Yes!

The Good
Yall, Slumber Party is legit. It comes in a spray bottle, but I almost feel like it belongs in a regular screw lid bottle. It's creamy, velvety, and goes right into the hair. Jane Carter Solution really knocked it out the park with this one. Y'all know how I feel about leave-ins - they're vital to the outcome of the wash and go. Bad leave-in = bad hair day. Great leave in = great hair day. Truth be told, Slumber Party is everything I wanted Mielle's White Peony Leave-In to be. Rich, creamy, and truly provides that moisturizing canvas. Total winner in my book.

The Bad
I'm not a fan of anything in a spritz bottle that I have to use on wash day. Chances are, my hands are already wet, and covered in product residue - making it insanely difficult to grip and spray. I'd much rather this come with the standard press open or flip cap. Other than that, we're golden.

The Bottom Line
Amazing leave-in. Leaves hairs smooth and shiny without feeling greasy or weighing it down.

Would I Buy It Again?
What, you think I'm not?!

Review & Demo: Wash Day with Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair Collection (Part II)
The styling Trifecta.
Frizz Free Styling Smoother
Cost
$11 for 6oz

Where to Buy
Target, janecartersolution.com

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Glycerin: Vegetable-based humectant that absorbs and retains moisture from the air.
  • Soybean Oil: Carrier oil used to lubricate and nourish the hair, providing softness and shine.
  • Phospholipids: Naturally occuring complex lipids which contain fatty acids. Used to condition and soften the hair. 
  • Shea Butter Ethyl Esters: Extraction of shea butter designed to offer a light, silky feel and effortlesly absorbe in to the hair and skin. All the benefits of shea butter without the weight or greasiness.
  • Maracuja Oil: Oil native to Rwanda that is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus. Known for balancing moisture and conditioning the skin and hair.
Protein Free?
Yes!

Curly Girl Friendly?
Yes!

The Good
Linda. Listen, Linda. I said it in the video and I'll say it again - Frizz Free Styling Smoother is the product I didn't know I needed, but now I never wanna live without. Is it a leave-in, a cream, a curl definer? I don't know. But what I do know, is that it's majestic. It's beautiful. It gave my curls a new lease on life.

Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but Frizz Free Styling Smoother gets major love from me. For the curlies with baby smoove curls (not me), you can probably get away using this alone as your curl definer. However - I appreciate Jane Carter for not trying to play folks with more textured curls, and passing this off as a styler. It's clearly labeled as a leave-in, frizz controller, and curl prepper. The directions even say to apply it to wet curly/coily hair as a base hydrator and frizz reducer, before applying styling product. Team Jane, thank you for your honesty.

The Bad
Zip. Zilch. Nada. Okay. One tiny thing. Soybean oil. Not a huge fan - I share why a little later on.

The Bottom Line
I've come to the conclusion that Frizz Free Styling Smoother is a curl primer that assists in reducing frizz and imparting major shine to the hair (see photo below). Beyond that, it doesn't take a whole gob of product to work its magic (what you saw in the video is how much I applied to my whole head), and it doesn't interfere with one of the most notoriously difficult gels to work with - Eco Styler. Yep. A winner in my book.

Would I Buy It Again?
Don't play yourself. Of course I am. And look for this baby in the Christina's Choice 2016 roundup, too.

Review & Demo: Wash Day with Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair Collection (Part II)
I mean, look at these curls!
Complex 4 Replenish & Repair Oil
Cost
$11 for 6oz

Where to Buy
Target, janecartersolution.com

Active Ingredients
  • Soybean Oil: Carrier oil used to lubricate and nourish the hair, providing softness and shine.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Pressed oil of the sunflower seed, rich in omegas 6 and 9 which help stimulate growth, improve elasticity, and ciments the cuticle layers to help improve moisture retention and correct porosity issues.
  • Coconut Oil: Oil high in saturated fats (which is why when cold, it is solid). One of the few known oils to penetrate the hair shaft and truly moisturize hair. Coconut oil helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent breakage.
  • Phospholipids: Naturally occuring complex lipids which contain fatty acids. Used to condition and soften the hair.
  • Glycolipids: Lipids with carbohydrates attached. Used to soften, condition, and provide anti-aging benefits to the hair.
Protein Free?
Yes!

Curly Girl Friendly?
Maybe? IDK... What does the CG manual say about straight up oils? I've heard of a devout CG stylist that yells at his clients for using shea butter, so...

The Good
The Complex 4 Oil is lightweight, smells amazing, and imparts impeccable shine. I used it both as a pre-poo and sealant, and it served me quite well both ways. My hair didn't feel greasy or weighed down in the slightest.

The Bad
Full transparency here - my gripe with Complex 4 is the same challenge I had with Miche's POLISHED - soybean oil. Absolutely, soybean oil has value in hair products. There's a reason it is continuously used in oil blends. But, it's just not my cup of tea. A dealbreaker, no. But just a personal idiosyncracy.

The Bottom Line
An all around versatile oil. Perfect for pre-poos, sealing, hot oil treatments, henna mixes, and more. Lighweight and powerful, without the greasies.

Would I Buy It Again?
To be honest, no. It's a good oil, but not a stand-out or essential for me. However, if Jane Carter Solution released an exclusive, pure Maracuja Oil... I'd be 187.6% down for that. #justtakemymoneynow

Review & Demo: Wash Day with Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair Collection (Part II)
The full Healthy Hair Collection
Well, that's all for this review, folks! If you missed part 1, click here to check it out!

Will you be trying the Healthy Hair Collection from Jane Carter Solution?

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3 comments

  1. How did you like this leave in compared to Edens coconut leave In...my go all to...? Oh and the deep conditioner compared to Mielle Organics?

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  2. How did you like this leave in compared to Edens coconut leave In...my go all to...? Oh and the deep conditioner compared to Mielle Organics?

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  3. I'm searching for the masque. I purchased the others this weekend. I can't wait to try them.

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