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Jane Carter Solution NEW Curls to GO! Review (Part 2)

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Jane Carter Solution NEW Curls to GO! Review
The review breakdown continues on these babies!
Alright y'all - welcome back! If you missed part 1 and my breakdown of the Curl Drench Cleansing Co-Wash, Untangle Me Weightless Leave-In, and Curl Cocktail Conditioning Styling Cream, click here.

If you're ready for part 2, read on!

Interested in learning about the look and feel of each product? Check out my demo video below!


Coiling All Curls Elongating Gel
Cost
$10.99 for 8oz

Where to Buy
www.janecartersolution.com

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Glycerin: Vegetable-based humectant that draws in moisture to the hair.
  • Pectin: Naturally occurring compound found in the cell wall of plants. It's used to keep oils and water from separating, while increasing the thickness of the product.
  • 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.
  • Aloe Vera Juice:  Acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair's sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness.
  • Argan Oil: Oil rich in vitamin E and contains omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids that provide nutrition for hair. It also contains Linoleic and oleic acid that helps to hydrate and moisturize hair. Helps repair damaged follicles, imparts shine, and prevents frizz and rough ends.
The Good
I feel like the one product - if any - that everyone is wondering about is this gel. What that thang do? How does it work?

Let me be the first to tell you - better than I expected.

Again, I thought I had another Curl Maker on my hands. I'll admit there are some similarities - but they still perform differently from each other.

What I really liked about the Coiling All Curls gel was the shine and moisture it delivered, without making my hair feel greasy or stiff. I thought it was going to be super sticky - and it wasn't at all. Also, a little bit goes a long way - I used such a tiny amount of gel, I'm still in shock that this 8oz bottle will give me another 5 to 6 wash and go's before it's empty. That's practically unheard of in my neck of the woods!

I also did enjoy the touchable hold and more voluminous results on day 1. It was a nice change of pace from my super defined, gelled-down look that I normally opt for. And for ladies in search of protein-free gel, this is it!

Jane Carter Solution NEW Curls to GO! Review
Definitely more volume than I'm used to post-wash.
The Bad
For me, the down side is one of styling preference. I tend to use heavier gels because I have multiple textures - some that frizz and shrink more than others. Heavier gels give me a more "even" curl look, and create a cast (aka crunch) that allows my style to last 4+ days. The truth is, Coiling All Curls was great for days 1 and 2, but after that I was ready to wash and start all over again - because the frizzier my hair gets, the more tangles I have to battle on wash day. 

The Bottom Line
If you're a big hair kinda gal, then you'll love Coiling All Curls. If long-lasting definition is more your steez, I'd say skip this one.

Would I Buy it Again?
I'm on the fence. I think I may need to revisit Coiling All Curls in the summer, when the air is much drier. On another note, I have a feeling that my mom would LOVE this gel - she's a Curl Maker fanatic and loves definition and shine in her TWA coils.

Mist Me Over Curl Hydrator
Cost
$10.99 for 8oz

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Glycerin: Vegetable-based humectant that draws in moisture to the hair.
  • Cetrimonium Chloride: Compound close in composition to Behentrimonium Chloride. In addition to having the same penetrating, conditioning, and anti-static properties, centrimonium chloride has been scientifically proven to strengthen the hair when activated by heat.
  • Amodimethicone: Silicone-based hair conditioning polymer that becomes water soluble (yes, a water soluble cone!) when accompanied by cetrimonium chloride and trideceth-12. In this case, amodimethicone is water soluble.
  • 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.
  • Phenoxyethanol: A glycol ether preservative alternative to parabens. 
  • Trideceth-12: Polyethylene glycol ether of a long fatty alcohol, used as a surfactant (to emulsify and disperse).
The Good
Mist Me Over is a super lightweight spritz that's great for refreshing curls, and adding moisture. I'm not super huge on spray refreshers, but I do like the way this one doesn't weigh down the hair or make it sticky - in spite of the presence of glycerin.

Jane Carter Solution NEW Curls to GO! Review
Which products are you anxious to try?
The Bad 
I don't have anything "bad" to say about Mist Me Over - it just didn't draw me in like Curl Drench, Untangle Me, and the Curl Cocktail Conditioning Styling Cream. It's not a bad product - I just didn't get any "wow!" from it.

The Bottom Line
Honestly, based on the ingredients - I'd love to use this for a blowout/flat iron job. Cetrimonium Chloride is one of my must-have ingredients for heat straightening, because it improves the tensile strength of hair when it comes into contact with heat. I'll report back next time I straighten!

Would I Buy it Again?
Probably not. Just gotta be honest, ya know?

Shine On Curl Elixir
Cost
$10.99 for 6oz


Active Ingredients
  • Soybean Oil: Carrier oil used to lubricate and nourish the hair, providing softness and shine.
  • Isopropyl Myristate: Emollient and conditioning agent composed of isopropyl alcohol and myristic acid, a common, naturally occurring fatty acid.
  • 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.
  • Macadamia Oil: Butter rich in fatty acids, known for anti-aging and softening the hair.
  • Argan Oil: Oil rich in vitamin E and contains omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids that provide nutrition for hair. It also contains Linoleic and oleic acid that helps to hydrate and moisturize hair. Helps repair damaged follicles, imparts shine, and prevents frizz and rough ends.
The Good
It gave my hair great shine, with only like two spritzes of oil. This bottle will literally last forever, lol.

The Bad
I've said it before, and I'll say it again for the ladies in the back. I'm not a fan of soybean oil.  It has lots of nutritive properties, but it's just not something I'm personally in to. More than anything, it has a tendency to smell (to me). And no matter how well fragranced the blend is, I can always sniff out soybean oil from a mile away. It's just my quirk. Not saying that this is a bad product by any means - it's just not my steez. If it were made of majority macadamia and argan oil as opposed to soy, I'd be singing a different tune. 

The Bottom Line
Shine On did what it's name says - add shine, and softness. It's not a must-have for me, and not something I'd try to "make work" in another part of my regimen. 

Would I Buy it Again?
It's gonna be a no from me, dawg.

Are you seeing any products from the Curls to GO! collection that you're like ummmm MUST TRY?! Let me know in the comments below! 

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1 comments

  1. I wanna try this line so bad. I missed the sale at Ricky's the other day but i'm gonna get it. I just recently purchased Camille Rose cleansing rinse, so it's gonna be a while, but i'm excited to try the cowash. Anything that cuts down my wash day time is right up my alley these days

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