Archive for August 2010

National Black Business Month: How Will You Support It?

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Do you support the creation and growth of black-owned business? Here are a few ways that YOU can support black owned businesses this month and beyond:

  • Open up an account at a local black bank or online
  • Support an historically black college or university
  • Eat at a black owned restaurant
  • Hire a black real estate broker
  • Visit a black doctor or dentist for health care
  • Get a quote from a black contractor
  • Visit an African-American museum or library
  • Watch or rent black produced films
  • Subscribe to a black newpaper or magazine
  • Use a black caterer or event planner
  • Visit a black retailer
  • Invest with a black-managed publicly-traded firm
  • Contribute to a black political candidate
  • Visit a black cultural event

I hope that you will join in and become a part of the solution. Embracing the “31 Ways, 31 Days” initiative of National Black Business Month is your entry point.

Love your Hair,

Jane Carter

Celebrate National Black Business Month

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~ Celebrate National Black Business Month ~

There are a hundred markets where just two percent of African-American income can generate 500 new jobs at black-owned businesses, according to the National Black Business Month website, being observed for it’s seventh year this month. Black entrepreneurs have been hit hardest in the recession and need our patronage. For every $40,000 in new spending, an entrepreneur has the resources to create at least one new job.

As a community we must return to a spirit of activism and self reliance with concentrated and direct efforts. Let’s take the lead to create the environment and demand the support of Black-owned businesses by consumers, educators, religious leaders and others during the 31 days of August and beyond!

I thank you for your continued patronage and support of Jane Carter Solution.

31 Days and Beyond,

Jane Carter

This was a GREAT summer!

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define these curls

Hoping that your days will filled with sun, laughter, and love! I also hope that you treated your hair with TLC during these months, making sure to hydrate and protect your hair.

In case you missed any of the posts from our Summer Hair Series, here is a summary with links:

Please continue to join me on the Ask Jane Blog as we move into Fall for more hair care information and styling tips.

Love your Hair,

Jane Carter

Are You Steaming?

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Steaming is a great deep conditioning treatment for hair. Steam treatments are especially effective for coarse natural, locked, or twisted hair which tends to be even drier than relaxed hair. Steaming improves circulation by invigorating the scalp as well as opening the hair follicles and shaft encouraging moisture absorption. The open hair shaft is able to absorb the conditioning treatment which facilitates healthy hair growth.


Follow these simple Jane Carter Solution Steaming Steps twice a month to promote a healthy scalp and shiny hair:

Love Your Hair,

Jane Carter Solution

Curl Defining Cream

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We are thrilled to welcome the latest addition to the Jane Carter Solution product line…

~ Curl Defining Cream ~

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What is Curl Defining Cream and why will I love it?  You’ll love it because Curl Defining Cream is:

  • all natural alternative that will define and elongate curls
  • non-sticky
  • light weight
  • will not attract dusk
  • water soluble – it washes and dries clean, without any film
  • adds shine

In celebration of the upcoming September launch, we’re giving away samples of our fabulous Curl Defining Cream with each August order (while supplies last).

…Take advantage of this offer and place your order NOW!

Love your Hair,

Jane Carter

Simple Summer Accessory

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A great way to re-vamp your wardrobe is to accessorize…and headbands are the perfect accessory for summer!

Hair accessories

For summer 2010, headbands are a must have! They are great to addition to almost hairstyle – either providing summer flair or simply maintaining your locks on those bad hair days. The choices are endless – from easy and casual for day (think bow or flower adorned headbands or even a simple bandana) while opting for glitzy glamour at night (nothing says it better than feathers or sequins). We applaud those creative and inspired individuals, because you will no doubt be wearing a “one of” hand-crafted design of your own!

From flowers to feathers, beads to bows – headbands make simple summer hair care that much simpler and make an ordinary day a little more fabulous.

Love Your Hair,
Jane Carter