Miss Jessie's vs Carol's Daughter

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I want to purchase both of these products but I cannot decide....
Which product works better or are they both equivalent?
I haven't tried Miss Jessie's (price point is too high for me), but everything I have tried from Carol's Daughter has been a fail for me. I tried the original hair milk, light hair milk, and Some of Marguerite's Magic. I don't really know why, but CD products leave my hair feeling greasy/coated but NOT moisturized.

If you're going to try her products, now isn't a bad time to do so. Last time I visited the counter at Macy's (lol definitely not for myself--my sister wanted to experiment with her products), they were giving out a free sample kit of the 2 hair milks, shampoo, and conditioner. I would suggest that you try to go that route before investing major bucks in her products.

If you haven't tried working with some of the less expensive and (in my humble opinion) better quality product lines, I would do that before trying either Miss Jessies or Carol's Daughter.

I have tried and hated them both. Miss Jessie's is WAY too expensive for the quality of the ingredients (I don't mind mineral oil, but not for $9/2oz) and the amount needed to get any results. Carol's Daughter was just awful. Shampoo made my hair feel stripped, smoothies did less than nothing for my hair, the hair milk was too strong for my liking and just sat on my hair. Just never a good experience with either.

Have you tried the Shea Moisture line? I used it before it became more commercial and it worked well. I use the Deep Treatment Mask as a leave-in, and the Coconut & Hibiscus Hair Smoothie as well. The price point is much more reasonable, and the ingredients, IMO, are better than either of the above. If you're not opposed to buying online, I also like Darcy's Botanicals, Qhemet Biologics, Komaza Care, and Kyra's Ultimate Indulgence, to name a few.
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Omg thank you guys so much, because I dnt know.what to use on my hair anymore I was told the products are loaded with chemicals. So I have no idea of what to use...but this is a start. What else are some good products

Jasmine S.Bby
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I recommend the other brands ladies in this thread have mentioned. Miss Jessie's was a fail for me. I've had their products sitting my room for 3 years. I also recommend Karen's Body Beautiful and Jane Carter Solution
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
OmG where do I start? Carols Daughter made my hair feel like branches and Miss Jessies made my hair feel like wax! Ugh! And my hair adapts well to many products. Shea Moisture, Aubreys, Darcys Botanicals, Shescentit, Blended Beauty, Giovanni, Curl Junkie, and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration have all been making love to my hair lately!

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Thank you guys so much you dont know how much that means to me.

Jasmine S.Bby
I've been transitioning since late October and I've been using the tui and monoi line from carol's daughter. Both smell amazing and leave your hair feeling soft, but only while your washing it. After a brief towel dry, my hair doesn't feel as soft as I would like it to be on my new growth and relaxed hair. It leaves a lot to be desired and that's for BOTH product lines. The only reason I've been sticking with it is because I don't have the cash to keep buying new products to experiment with. Still, you might have a different experience with it. But I'll definitely try out the shea moisture that everyone's mentioning soon
I've not tried either, but I will say that I will never spend a penny on Miss Jessie's products. In my opinion, they are unnecessarily expensive and the ingredients are mediocre.

Here are some of the brands I LOVE though, that you should definitely try out. These folks offer sample packs:

Oyin Handmade
Qhemet Biologics

These companies have created staples for my hair, and its thanks to them that my product junkie days are mostly over, lol.
Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
Last Relaxer - March '11
BC - August '11

Fall/Winter PRODUCTS

Clarifier - Paul Mitchell Three Low-poos - BoBeam Conditioners - TJ Nourish Spa, CJRM!, Co-Wash - N/A, Leave-Ins - N/A, Moisturizers - Afroveda Coco Latte, QBCTDG, CR Moisture Butter, Sealants/Stylers - Any BASK butters and creams, Jane Carter N&S, QBATB
Please try the Shea Moisture line. If you don't want to pay $9.99 for one of their products, go to walgreens and buy their transition kit. I got one for Christmas, and its great for trying most of their line for cheap.
I hate that I bought miss Jessie's shampoo and conditioner. The price came to $44 bucks! And I only used it once

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Lol I hear alot of good things about oyin products, I guess I just need to sample and see what is best.

Jasmine S.Bby
Oh wow I hate doing that too,times are rough and we need our lil money that we get.

Jasmine S.Bby
It really depends on what you want to do, but TBH, I wouldnt recommend any of these lines to a transitioner or any natural who doesn't have a solid regime. To deal with all this stuff IMO you need to intimately know your hair so that when these lesser quality ingredients don't compute you can easily recover. Right now you need to be strengthening and nourishing your hair with quality formulations and neither of these lines fit that bill. Someone mentioned a few lines with better formulations and I would look into those first. Your hair will thank you.
Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
Routine: No rules, just happy hair

Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ


Thanks girl, with you guys help I think I would be just fine..

Jasmine S.Bby

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