Archive for January 2011

From Organic Beauty View: Get Headstrong


If you tend to be a little flaky when it comes to your natural hair care and your crowning glory suffers as a result, now’s the time to get headstrong with Jane Carter Solution. Contrary to what you might think, strong, healthy hair starts at the scalp, not at the ends.  When we concentrate on scalp health, we get a stronger, more resilient head of hair that can withstand damage, including the seasonal colder outdoor temperatures, the indoor controlled climates, and the usually more aggressive appliance use.  Just as skin becomes drier during winter, we can also suffer from a drier scalp than normal at this time of year.  Scalp treatments are great, but as this is where skin is thinnest (therefore highly efficient at absorbing products and medications), what we use here becomes very important.

Jane Carter Solution provides a brilliant way to care for your scalp, dry or otherwise. Dedicated to natural hair care for all ethnicities, they recognize how important it is to keep the scalp hydrated and protected and have developed essential oil based Scalp Renew and Scalp Nourishing Serum, that will have dry skin banished in a flash.

The Scalp Nourishing Serum in particular is a wonderful leave-in fortifier containing safflower oil, which has excellent healing properties, plus cedar and ylang ylang oils to help prevent bacterial and fungal growth (like that which can cause dandruff).

Then there’s the issue of scalp build-up which can lead to poor hair health and even hair loss. Scalp Renew is a pre-shampoo treatment with tea tree, sweet orange and peppermint oils that is used on damp hair once a week to remove build-up and stimulate the scalp.

Even better than how well they work, though, is how well they smell.  Scalp Renew will energize you with its peppermint scent and tingle, while the Orange Creamsicle® with-spice scent of the serum will make your hair smell delicious.

Writer :: Brandi D’Amore

Soothe Winter Dry Skin

Dry skin is more common than most may think and tends to worsen during the winter months when the humidity in the air is low. Skin becomes rough, appears dull, starts flaking, and possibly “fish-net” like cracks may appear! Dry skin occurs most commonly on the arms and legs but can affect the trunk of the body, face, and scalp.
Nourish & Shine is NOT only for your hair and scalp! It’s the perfect product for dry skin as it instantly relieves dryness, plumps up the epidermal layer to retain moisture, and enhances your skin’s own moisture barrier. Excellent for body, face, cuticles, lips and even for relief from psoriasis and eczema.

Wax and water free, Nourish & Shine contains natural organic butters:

  • Shea Butter Extremely gentle to skin and very moisturizing; ideal for dry or aging skin.
  • Mango Butter Good emollient; prevents drying; reduces cell degeneration.

Mixology Refreshed Hair

Reactivate your Curls

Curl Defining Cream + Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner = Refreshed Hair

Rather than reapplying our fantastic Curl Defining Cream on the second day simply reactivate the Curl Defining Cream by gently misting with Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner! Spritz, fingerstyle, and GO!

Establish Emotional Boundaries

In life, there are many things that we must learn to let go of: situations, things, memories, and the most difficult of them all – people.
Is there someone in your life that you are giving the power to affect your emotional outlook on life? Then it’s time detachment time. It’s imperative to develop and maintain a safe, emotional distance from this person who is controlling you. People, places, or things which control you are the uncontrollables and unchangables that you need to let go of if you are to become a fully healthy, coping individual.
Remember, you have the RIGHT to choose how you will allow others to treat you!

Tea Tree Oil & Your Scalp

Tea tree oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. Historically, the leaves were originally used as a substitute for tea, which is how it obtained it’s name. Tea tree oil has a long history of traditional uses, mainly using the oil from it’s leaves medicinally. Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections – the oil has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Jane Carter Solution Scalp Renew contains tea tree oil to unblock clogged hair follicles and stimulate hair growth oils while exfoliating dead skin cells from your scalp. A quick pre-shampoo treatment that leaves you with a healthier scalp, the key to growing great hair.

Feel the tingle!

Mixology Shiny Hair

Shine Without Weight!

Hair Nourishing Serum + Nourish & Shine = Shiny Hair

If you want to add incredible shine to your hair without weighing it down, we recommend blending Hair Nourishing Serum with Nourish & Shine. These ALL NATURAL products will add shine to your hair while making your hair healthier by infusing it with vitamin enriched pure essential oils.

Hair Nourishing Serum ‘lightens’ Nourish & Shine and works as a liposome, carrying vitamins to the hair to nourish and strengthen it. You can use it on wet or dry hair and it can be applied to all hair types or textures. Naturally, it’s most effective with daily use.

Add a pea sized amount of Nourish & Shine to a couple of drops of Hair Nourishing Serumin the palm of your hand. Emulsify the two products and apply to your hair. You’ll look fabulous all day long!