Project Natural Glow: Jason Body Enhancing Conditioner

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 1, 2010

Sorry about the comments not working this morning..I’m not sure what was going on, but it is now fixed! :)


Time for another Project Natural Glow review!

I was out of conditioner, so I picked up this Jason Body Enhancing Conditioner:


It was rated a 4 out of 10 on the Skin Deep website, which isn’t great, but it could be worse I guess. There is a fragrance-free conditioner that has a score of 2 out of 10, so this seems to be a better option if you are concerned about your product ratings.


What did I think of it?

  • I didn’t care for the fragrance of this conditioner. I wish it was fragrance free- I’m not big on smelly things that I put on my hair or skin. The conditioner went on pretty thick so I was pretty impressed because body enhancing conditioners are usually on the thin and watery side. It was easy to rinse out too.
  • The biggest downfall of this conditioner is that it left my hair extremely tangled! I have had this problem with other body enhancing conditioners before, but this left my hair more knotty than usual. The trade off however was lots of volume. I did notice that my hair had a bit more bounce to it.
  • Given the so-so rating on Skin Deep and the fact that it did make my hair tangled and hard to comb out, I probably would not buy this product again. I will however continue to use it until it is finished, but I may have to mix it with another conditioner so my hair isn’t as tangled when I comb it.

Be sure to check out Dr. Oz tomorrow- He investigates the dangerous ingredients lurking in your makeup! I have my VCR ready to tape! :mrgreen:

Have you tried any Jason products? What were they and what did you think? Or better yet do you use an all natural conditioner that you just love- what is it?


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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I need to watch that episode of Dr. Oz – I have soooo much makeup and alot of it is OLD!


Lizzie February 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I’ve tried their apricot scrub and it was pretty good. Then WF stopped stocking it, so I went with Earth Science, and while I think they’re pretty much the same product (as in apricot based and a scrub) the ES version is much harder to get out the tube (thus wasting valuable shower time! :)).


Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Ah I love that Rita Mae Brown quote!!


Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I like their apricot scrub as well, that is the only product of theirs that I use though!


Ameena February 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I bought the shampoo version of this and I agree…my hair was SO tangled. So then I tried it on Maya and her hair was a disaster. Back to Pantene and Aveeno we went!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Wow that totally doesn’t surprise me…it’s too bad because I did like the final outcome…


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I’ve always seen the Jason products, but haven’t tried any of them. Thanks for the review, as always!


Adam February 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm

All of the J/A/S/O/N products i have ever tried are awesome! Although I don’t use conditioner on my short hair haha… The mango and pineapple oil mouthwash is amazing though, as well as their biotin shampoo for thick hair! Great quote:)


Heather (Heather's Dish) February 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

honestly, i’ve been too chicken to try any all-natural products…any suggestions on really great ones?

I’m TiVoing the Dr. Oz thing; even though I don’t wear makeup usually, it’s great to know what’s in it!


daniele February 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

my favorite natural conditioner (so far) is Kiss My Face brand Whenever. I’ve tried the KMF Big Body too, but I like the Whenever better. I also like the Aveda Shampure – but I find that to not be best for daily use.


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty February 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I love that you honestly review stuff!

Have you ever tried ALBA products? They are amazing!


Laura February 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

This has probably been suggested a million times before, but you should definitely try some LUSH products – if you can get to one, going into the actual store is best because there are so many different things, it’s a little overwhelming. They’re pretty expensive, but everything’s homemade with fresh ingredients (so fresh, in fact, that there are expiration dates on most products) and most are cruelty-free and mainly organic – the company is so amazing that I don’t mind paying the extra to support them. I started buying their bath products as every-now-and-then indulgences, but more and more of what I use regularly is slowly but surely being replaced by lush! I think you’d love it. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Ive tried Lush products once before and loved them…bath bombs and I cant remember what else. I dont have ne close by though so I gues out of sight out of mind for me!


Ricki February 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I use Jason toothpaste and Tea Tree Oil body/shower wash–love them both! I don’t have a good all-natural conditioner recommendation, though. I’ve had the same problems as you with them (and my hair is pretty short, with even fewer tangles possible!).


Linda February 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I swear by Jason Shampoos and Conditioners. There is one type though where I had the same problem with the conditioner, I don’t remember what type it was but my hair was so tangled too. My favorites are: Natural Apricot, Henna Highlights, Biotin. . .I know there are others. They leave my hair super soft, shiny and very mangageable.


RawSierra February 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm

have not tried these products, but have tried yes to carrots – kind of leaves hair dull and hard to untangle (my daughters hair) I have thin hair and hoping raw and vegan food will help!

Angela, what do you recommend for face acne products? I am 46 years old and battle acne! Ugh! I have been high-raw for almost three months now and do not have the GLOW! Still have the acne.



Angela (Oh She Glows) February 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I was not a fan of say yes to carrots either!


Laura February 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Also, a random tip – I’ve noticed that some conditioners apply better to hair that’s been sort of squeezed out, so no excess water (john frieda’s specifically say to do this in the instructions) and others work in much more nicely when there’s a good amount of water in your hair (clairol’s and biolage are more like this), so maybe try using it whichever way you didn’t the first time; in my experience it can make a HUGE difference, especially with just getting your fingers through your hair while using the product, but also with shine and smoothness afterwards.


AM February 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

It’s strange I read a lot of bad reviews on Jason shampoos and conditioners, but I’ve been using them for so long and I love them. I’m allergic to SLS and they’re one of the few products without it, and they always seem to leave my hair soft and shiny. Too bad they don’t seem to suit everyone.


Nicole, RD February 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I need to try more natural beauty care products!


Jill February 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I have not tried that product. I have to say it has caught my eyes a few times. I have been using Aveda. I do like using more natural products. Just say no to chemicals! We deserve better!


Krista February 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I have tried “Say Yes to Carrots” and did not like it at all. I’m a sucker for soft, shiny hair and its been really difficult to find and all natural shampoo/conditioner that works well. Thanks for your reviews and good info!


carolyn February 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I’m assuming it’s “all natural” because it is from Aveda … I have recently become a big fan of their “Pure Abundance” line. The conditioner is indeed body-building and the shampoo + conditioner combo works fabulously on my stick-straight hair. Although their prices are a bit high, the bottle will last forever, and I believe with the shampoo, you simply add more water if you need more lather, not more soap, so I’ve been told. It is definitely a daily treat for me, and I can feel good about using it.


Jessica February 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I have Jason’s antiperspirant and unfortunately was not impressed by that either. It smells ok and does the job when I’m not sweating..i.e. at work…but the minute i go to the gym, I need something stronger. I would love to use more natural products but find I’m usually let down :(


Nichole February 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I have tried the Jason natural toothpaste and I love it. It took time to get used to it (made from aloe I believe) but an easy transition knowing it’s organic and has no chemicals in it.


Jil February 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Ohh, I will be setting my DVR for that Dr. Oz


ryn February 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

That conditioner is also full of silicones (Dimethicone) which are awful for your hair. Silicones and sulfates – they’re evil!


Lauren February 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I like Jason’s lavender deodorant. I learned about the dangers of aluminum in antiperspirants, especially applying something that gets absorbed so close to lymph nodes, so I switched to all natural awhile ago. Tom’s of Maine was good too!


Carolyn February 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Though I’ve only tried a couple of Jason products before–the Cranberry lotion and the Tea Tree deodorant–I LOVE them. The scents are light, fresh and natural, and the products themselves work well. My only complaint is that my extremely dry hands need more moisture than the Cranberry lotion can provide, and the deodorant washes away pretty easily–though this is probably because it a) doesn’t have all those nasty chemicals in it that other deodorants do, and b) it’s a roll-on liquid.
I would have gotten the Biotin conditioner tonight, actually (just ran out of my favorite Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Conditioner, and they don’t sell it in my town!), but I found another one that was a bit cheaper and looked intriguing. It’s made by a company called Skikai, and since it’s Leaping Bunny approved, I decided to give it a shot!

Also, Angela, what do you use for your face and skin? I have really, really, *really* picky skin that seems to hate everything I do to it, especially my forehead (that could also have to do with the fact that I have bangs). I’ve recently started using Burt’s Bees Tomato Complexion Bar–I normally wouldn’t buy a Burt’s Bees product, because Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox Bleach now, but I was desperate–andand my skin’s handling it pretty well. However, I am still not as happy as I’d like to be with the results, and since I get to see your BEAUTIFUL face on the right side of my screen every day, I was hoping you could tell me what you use to, well, glow! =)


Megan February 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I like the Giovanni hair products, but I’m really not sure how ‘natural’ they really are. It’s definitely a step up from the stuff I used to use though.


Allison @ Food For Healing February 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm

my boyfriend tried some Jason deodorant before, and the way he described it was it “rotted on his skin” it smelt worse than death compared to the normal pitty smell. I wasn’t impressed with the product.


Heather February 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I love Dr Oz!! I will set my t-vo too. Sorry about your conditioner, i have short hair so i cant help. I would like to know what deo you use? I am using degree now and i hate it!! It doesnt do its job at all.


Jolene February 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I didn’t like Jason products … I use “Live Clean” products on my hair, and they are AWESOME. No SLS etc., and your hair is left feeling like it would with any other shampoo/ conditioner – soft and healthy (not weird like with most organic hair products).


Serena February 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I started using Jason’s shampoo and conditioner about a year ago. I love them! I’ve tried most of them, I really like the Biotin. It leaves my hair super shiny and soft, and I never have problems with tangles.


Carla February 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I’ve tried Jason products on and off for years, and have not found one that I liked. There was always something off about them. I also don’t get a good vibe from them. Right now I’m using Alba mint shampoo and conditioner, and it’s just awesome. I’m not thrilled with their new label, but Target is carrying this line (and a few other natural lines), so I was happy about that.


Janis February 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I agree with Jolene. The Live Clean organic shampoos and conditioners make my hair soooo soft. I have the apple cider vinegar clarifying and the moisturizing ones. Best Jason product I’ve used so far would be the Aloe Vera body lotion, soaks into skin super fast
I also agree with the LUSH recommendation, I just started using the Farmacy soap (w/calamine lotion) for my facial acne and I’v noticed improvements in the few days I’ve used it.


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