Curl Defining Cream – Jane Carter Solutions



I was a hair model for an event on Saturday and my hair was done in a frohawk style with cornrows and two strand twisted bantu knots.  The stylist used Jane Carter Solutions Curl Defining Cream.

I had never used any Jane Carter Solutions products on my natural hair although my husband loves the scalp nourishing serum.  He has a dry scalp that is prone to dandruff and the scalp serum is the only thing he has found to help over the years of searching.  However, he cannot use it daily because when he sweats (daily workouts) it causes some breakouts on his face.  He limits his use to a few times per month which seems to be enough to keep his scalp happy.

The ingredients: Purified Water, Extracts of Anthemis Noblis Flower (Camomile), Symphytum Officinal Leaf (Comfrey), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Humulus Lupulus (Hops),of Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Glycerin, Propanediol, Poly-quaternium-200, Citric Acid , Polyquaternium-37, Ceteareth 20 , Phen-oxyethanol, Caprylyl, Glycol, Sorbic acid, Fragrance.

The Curl Defining Cream comes in a pump and the texture is somewhat creamy but not sticky to the touch.  I had been using KeraCare Natural Textures Twist & Define cream which I found a bit sticky to the touch as well as the feeling of my hands being coated while using it.  Jane Carter did not have that same sticky, coated feel.

The Curl Defining Cream is to eliminate curl shrinkage, specifically it’s formulated to lengthen and define your natural curl pattern while drying to a soft, shiny, bouncy finish.  The product is water soluble and is to wash and drys clean without leaving any film.  I have not yet washed my hair so I cannot comment on this yet.

This product was used on a week old braid out to create two strand twists that were put into bantu knots for curls.  I did not do this application myself and my hair did not come out too heavy nor did it seem covered in product.  My braid out was sprayed lightly with water and a dab of Curl Defining Cream was added to each section for twisting.  I could easily see my being heavy handed with this product had I done it on my own.  You can see the product on my hair in the photos below.

My hair came out soft (not hard like a gel) and also bouncy.  I definitely think the product can help to stretch hair but I am not sure about eliminating shrinkage.  This product was not used on soaking wet hair.  My hair shrinks about 50% after washing and shampooing so I think this product, for me at least, would work better on hair that is already stretched and partially dry.  Luckily for me I tend to let my hair air dry in braids so this would be an easy addition to my braid out routine.

It has a fruity smell but not to heavy. It feels very creamy.  This product absorbed pretty fast the my hair.  It did not appear to leave any buildup and it dried clean.  Although I could see the product on some of my twists when it was applied, it dried clear with no visible residue.

I did not purchase the product but only used it at the salon for this one style; however, I did look it up and saw that it’s $34 for 16 oz.  I am not sure that I’d spend that much for a product after just this one use.  If I were to try it again, maybe on my new signature braid out, I might be convinced to purchase it if the results are better than my current routine.