Archive for November 2010

Cyber Monday Savings


Use code CYBER9MONDAY at check out.

Exhausted from the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy? Still have waaaay too many people on your list? We have the perfect solution!

Purchase Nourish and Shine, Twist and Lock, or Hair Nourishing Cream and receive a styling product for FREE!
Jane Carter Solution wants to get you in the holiday mood.  Simply purchase one of our three wonderful products and select the styling product of your choice ($9 value).  We’ll include it absolutely FREE! Choose from:

Moisture Nourishing Shampoo
Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
Condition & Sculpt
Wrap & Roll

These are perfect stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, or just a little treat for you to get through the holiday season.

Black Friday Beautiful



Just because the rest of the world is out shopping, doesn’t mean you have to join them! In fact, we want to encourage you to relax, stay in your pj’s and enjoy the Thanksgiving Day leftovers (the very BEST part of this long weekend) by making you an offer you simply cannot refuse!

This is officially our absolute favorite time of year…family, friends, and lots of yummy food! What more could one possibly need? Hmmm, how about a Jane Carter Solution Black Friday special! We’ve got one just for you and yours!

Jane Carter Solution wants to get you in the holiday mood.  Simply purchase our $25 Come Fly with Me Travel Kit and select the styling product of your choice ($9 value).  We’ll include it absolutely FREE! Choose from:

Use code BLKFRIDAY9 at check out.

Moisture Nourishing Shampoo
Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
Condition & Sculpt
Wrap & Roll
Nourish & Shine

Give the entire Travel Kit as a gift, or give the products individually for perfects stocking stuffers & Secret Santa gifts. Of course, you can always keep it for yourself to make holiday travel a bit easier this year!

Thanksgiving Day Around the World


Thanking God for a bountiful harvest is not unkown in other parts of the world, there are a number of religions and countries that celebrate harvest related festivals. They are observered with different names and some during differnt seasons but all have the underlying theme of being thankful for abundance and prosperity.

Chung Ch’ui is also a three day long harvest festival celebrated in China on the full moon day of the eighth Chinese month which was believed to be the birthday of the moon. The specialty of the festival was its round and yellow ‘moon cakes’ with an image of rabbit on them. Their feast featured roasted pigs and first fruits of the harvest. A legend says that anyone who sees flowers falling from the moon on this day is blessed with a good fortune. An interesting anecdote to these moon cakes narrates that at the times when Chinese were surrounded by enemies, their women used these moon cakes to deliver secret messages in the name of their rituals and thus, helped the men to win back their liberty.

The Jewish Thanksgiving is known as Succoth. It starts on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, usually held in September and October lasting for seven days. The festival goes back to the period where the Hebrews would go through the wilderness on their voyage to Israel. During this time they lived in booths, which the open living space is called succah, where they gathered to worship and to share. Today the modern Jewish community continues to build Sukkots where they hold their festival.

The Indian, Thanksgiving id known as Pongal. Pongal is a popular harvest festival in South India named after a sweet rice dish. Pongal stars on January 14th and last three days. On the first day they offer pongal to Bhogi or Indran, the rain gods. On the second day pongal is offered to Surya, the sun. On the third day, they celebrate the cattle for all the hard work they done that year. The main activity includes the entire village having a feast that everyone brings food from their harvest.

Everybody shares their thanksgiving in a different way, but they also share it with their friends and family. So this Thanksgiving, think of all the other ways thanksgiving is celebrated and maybe share them with the rest of your family.

Natural Hair in Corporate America – Accepted or Taboo?

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In 2007, Ashley Baker, a then-associate editor at Glamour Magazine, spoke to a group of 40 lawyers in Manhattan about the “dos and don’ts” of corporate fashion. When Baker got the slide showing a black woman with an Afro, it read “just say no to the fro”…and outrage ensued.

Natural hair, braids, twists, and dreadlocks were traditionally considered unemployable based on antiquated beliefs. Many natural hair wearers have felt the brunt of conservative employers who disapprove of “ethnic” hair. What is hiding under the guise of natural hair wear? Is it more about how well maintained your natural hair is or solely about hair being natural?

Many say we have progressed, is Corporate America is starting to accept natural hair? Or are there still some environments that consider natural hair to be taboo?

America Recycles Day


How much do you know about recycling?

Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful “life” and using all or part of it to make another useful product. The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three hours moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different phase of the recycling process: collection, re-manufacture, and resale.

You may have known most of that but did you know:

  • Each year American throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam (an un-recyclable material) cups, enough every year to circle the earth 436 times?
  • Glass never wears out — it can be recycled forever. We save over a ton of resources for every ton of glass recycled.
  • When you toss out one aluminum can you waste as much energy as if you’d filled the same can half-full of gasoline and poured it into the ground?
  • Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for five months.
  • For every1 ton of plastic that is recycled we save the equivalent of 2 people’s energy use for 1 year, the amount of water used by 1 person in 2 months’ time and almost 2000 pounds of oil.

November 15 is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling programs in this country. Help to spread the word to family, friends, and your community.

Find ways to get involved in your community recycling programs by visiting

Love Our Planet,


Remembering Our Veterans


November 11, or what has become to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day – the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In 1954 after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress (at the urging of the veterans service organizations) amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans”. With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Veterans Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who served this country valiantly. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time and risked their lives for you, me, and our families.

Jane Carter Solution honors ALL veterans, living and deceased. Thank you for your selfless service to safeguard our freedom.


By Jared Jenkins

In war, there are lives risked and lives taken

Men and women giving their best to defend what they love

They defend their country

Their honor

Their people

Some call them soldiers

Others call them heroes

Our veterans have risked their lives for us

They have lived through hell and fought with honor

Many have killed

And regret doing so

For every life, there is a soul

For every soul, there is a life

For those who have died, we show great appreciation and remembrance

For those who live, along with them live the horrific memories of battle

Some, memories of defeat

Some, memories of victory

Our veterans were more than soldiers

They were, and still are heroes