I've never written a review before, but after reading a bit about this line I took the plunge and bought and tried several of the JCS products. I purchased the Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
($12), Revitalizing Leave in Conditioner ($8 ), Nourish and Shine ($20), and Wrap and Roll ($8 ). I decided to go with Wrap and Roll instead of her gel, Condition and Sculpt because the label says it dries crunchy and I wanted to avoid that. For anyone who is hard core CG, this stuff fits the bill. No cones, no petroleum products. Also, I love that they are earth-friendly and she uses ingredients that support communities in developing nations. Earth AND Woman-friendly-- what's not to like?
So... I conditioned with the Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
and was fairly impressed. It had nice slip and detangled well. My hair actually felt conditioned when it was rinsed out, not at all dry. It seemed to have similar slip and conditioning feeling to Devacurl OneC (my HG). It also has a nice clean herbal scent which I found quite pleasant. My only issue with this product was it's price. $12 for an 8oz bottle is really a bit more than I can afford.
I then spritzed in the leave in conditioner, which had a similar herbal scent. It's very light-weight and while I didn't develop nape tangles today, I did shower late in the day-- so we'll see how it holds up to a full day tomorrow. I am not sure about this product. I have no way of knowing if it works well or not because- for me- leave ins take more time to figure out.
Here's where I may have gone wrong... I scrunched the excess moisture and added a pea-size amount of Nourish and Shine and then scrunched in a few pump fulls of the wrap and roll foam. I have to say that I had some great clumping and long banana curls which I was very happy about, however, after a night out, I had quite a bit of frizz- but the rest seemed rather shiny and tangle-free.
I think tomorrow, I am going to try applying the Nourish and Shine and rake Wrap and Set into soaking wet hair and then scrunch out the extra water. I'll let y'all know how that goes. Overall I like the products' clean smell and the fact that even after a night out in the city, my hair doesn't feel tangly at all. It just remains to be seen if these products are worth the expense.
So- more as I get the hang of these products, but so far, I like.