Posted on June 23, 2009 by Samara

Miss Jessie’s Hair Products

missjessies_logoI heard about Miss Jessie’s when my mom started using their products because someone introduced them to her. The famous curl cream that natural women have raved about. After researching these products, I decided not to write an individual review for each product because it makes no sense to. I went to Miss and when I clicked on “Shop”,  I noticed that there was no ingredient list for any of their products so I decided to check out Miss Jessie’s on which always provides the ingredients of every product they sell.  I am very leery of site’s that do not provide the ingredients of their products(Thank God for Curlmart). After reading the ingredients of every styling product made by Miss Jessie’s I wouldn’t recommend anyone to use their products.

The famous Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding ingredients:

water, parafinium liquidum, glycerin, triethanolamine, fragrance, carbomer, PEG-12 dimethicone, dipropylene glycol, silk amino acids, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, avocado oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, macademia seed oil, oleth05, ethylhexyl methoxycinnanate, disodium EDTA, DMDM hydantion, ext. violet 2

The second ingredient is as absolute “no no” for black hair. Mineral oil(parafinium liquidum) once again. I will not shell out $38 for a 16oz jar of mineral oil and water!

The famous Miss Jessie’s Buttercreme ingredients:

Deionized Water, Acetylated Lanolin, Beeswax , Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Carbomer 940, Fragrance, Peppermint Oil, Castor Oil, Dilaurate Laneth-15, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Animal Protein, Imidazolidinyl, Jojoba Oil, Laneth 15, Mineral Oil ,Methyl Paraben, Milk Protein, Panthenol, Paraffin, PEG-400, PEG-100, Stearate, Petrolatum, Propyl Paraben, Triethanolamine, Vitamin E, Wheat Germ Oil.

Not only does this contain the cheap oil known as lanolin, but it also contains beeswax, petrolatum and mineral oil!  The Miss Jessie’s Baby Butter Creme is no better, it’s the same formulation without the fragrance.

I could list the ingredients of all their products myself, but you can easily go to and see for yourself that every product that’s offered by Miss Jessie’s is laden with cheap oils and waxes that are damaging to our hair. I do not recommend the use of these products. For all the money that they charge for a 16oz jar of their creme’s they should be using better ingredients, instead of using cheap ingredients for more profit.

I love companies that make hair products with our hair’s health in mind, but I despise the one’s that are more concerned with how fat their pockets are!



  1. I was using the Curly Pudding for a couple of months for my twist outs. After a while I realized my ends were so brittle & frizzy I only really used it for the smell. Since then I’ve switched to Kinky-Curly products & I love them! I had no idea the second ingredient was mineral oil I wouldve made the switch sooner…

    Comment by Eternity — January 21, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

  2. This is why it is so important for us to read the labels of products before wasting our valuable money on them.

    Comment by Samara — January 24, 2010 @ 11:26 pm



    1)The “MISS JESSIE’S” products USE MINERAL OIL
    & PETROLATUM (both of which damage both
    hair & skin) AS two of the KEY INGREDIENTS

    2) Titi & Miko – THE OWNER’S of the “Miss Jessie’s”
    product line (AND most of THE CLIENTS they choose
    to photograph) — achieve their hair-styles because
    they USE what they call ”Silkener”’ (which is simply
    a mild relaxer / texturizer & made of CHEMICALS).

    3) The same results can be achieved for a fraction of
    the cost by going to a store and purchasing / applying
    the same dangerous (ex. relaxer / texturizer) as well
    as damaging (ex. mineral oil / petrolatum) products.

    4) People should save their money (and hair) by avoiding
    the cheaply-made / expensively-sold products (such as
    the ”Miss Jessie’s” line) that contain worthless and
    harmful ingredients such as mineral oil / petrolatum
    and / or are “chemically-dependent” to achieve results.

    Comment by AP — May 8, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  4. Thank you so much for your service. I saw Ms. Jessie’s Product in Tyra’s show on 8-4-10. I was so excited because I was looking for a product for my girls. I researched online, found that the product was sold at my local Target store. I was a little disappointed that the cost was so high but was willing to buy the products. I then read the reviews and found your site. Thank you again for your service. We (Blacks) have a hard enough time trying to care for our hair with products that are not ment for our hair. But it disappoints me when “our own” are not caring enough to use the correct ingredients. Thank you again. I will look further. I know there is a “good” product out there.

    Comment by Brenda — August 4, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

  5. WOW!! I’ve spent a TON of money on their products! I’m a natural newbie with 4b type hair, so it’s EXTREMELY hard for me to figure out how to style my hair to my liking. I don’t like the afro look for me, and don’t know how to “curl” my hair–or soften it for that matter. Maybe that’s why my hair still looks like a big frizz ball, I just wind up putting a weave in (which one destroys my hair more!)

    Any advice on products/techniques or styling tricks would be most APPRECIATED!

    Comment by Sara — September 1, 2010 @ 9:53 am

  6. You can use just plain shea butter to twist your hair. Also Oyin handmade makes wonderful products that can be used to twist your hair. I am actually developing a product in my upcoming line to be used for defining coarser hair types (type 4 hair), but until then check into Oyin or the shea butter and see how you like it.

    Comment by Samara — September 8, 2010 @ 2:44 am

  7. I have found on youtube site extremly helpful. I have only been natural for 3 months and kimmaytube inspired me. The youtube site is called “KIMMAYTUBE”. Enjoy

    Comment by LagosNecee — November 9, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  8. Yes, I am subscribed to her as well. I love her videos on pH.

    Comment by Samara — November 10, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

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