Archive for March 2012

How Did You Transition?

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When you decide you are no longer going to relax or chemically alter your new growth, you are in a phase known as "transitioning." You are transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair. For many of us, transitioning or going natural was not an easy decision to make, but once the decision’s made the journey begins!

The transition phase is the most difficult, simply because it’s the beginning. To chop or not to chop; grow out with extensions; styling though the transition of your hair having two textures – straw sets, braids, knots, mini afros…it’s a lot to decide and a journey that requires patience.

How did you transition? What styles did you turn to while transitioning?

Please share your experience; all of our stories help those who are beginning the journey!

How Can We Assist You?

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Our goal at Jane Carter Solution is to provide you with unparallel customer service along with ensuring that you are selecting the correct products to address your hair needs. We are here to assist you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…ONLINE! No matter what the need, we have a solution for you.

  1. Not sure which products are right for your hair? Visit the Jane Carter Solution Wizard and select the image that resembles your hair.
  1. Looking for my tips on mixing JCS products? Visit the Jane Carter Solution Mixology page for my personal tips and techniques.
  1. Dry hair? Curly hair? Relaxed hair? Twists or locs? We have a regimen for everyone!
  1. Need to know what is in your favorite Jane Carter Solution products? Visit our ingredients page for a listing.
  1. Looking to purchase Jane Carter Solution products from a retail location? Visit the Location Tab on the JCS homepage for a complete listing of salons, stylists, and stores.

Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-Free + Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner

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There is nothing better than our Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-Free.  This remarkable sulphate-free shampoo gently cleans your hair and a hint of peppermint oil energizes your scalp. 

Use Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner following your shampoo.  It’s a light product that’s ideal for detangling and it can be used daily as a re-hydrator.

PS:  It’s ideal for roller setting fine hair!

 

Bad Hair Days

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We’ve all had these days…you wake up with an odd feeling and suddenly you realize it’s about to be a bad hair day. (blank stare)  I know there are worse things in life but let’s face it, having a bad hair day can make you downright cranky! You’ve applied product, scrunched it, coiled it, rewashed it, pulled it up, pushed one side back – NOTHING works! In addition, to add to the madness, the humidity level is at an all time high. You are late and on the verge of a complete and total hair meltdown…and you have no idea what do you do.

Do you reach for a scarf or head wrap? Do you slick it back with a headband? Cover it with a hat?

Really…what do you do on bad hair days when staying home under the covers is not an option?

Give Yourself the Gift of Value

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“If you place such small value on yourself, rest assured the world will not raise the price.”

Acknowledgement is an inside-out proposition. When you acknowledge yourself internally, the external world responds favorably.

Somewhere down the line, many have fallen prey to seeking from others hoping the external approval will miraculously make us feel better about ourselves; believing that we can’t internally acknowledge ourselves without external validation. You can not seek validation in the eyes of others, period.

We are valued because of who we are not because of what we achieve, own nor our physical appearance. Society places excessive value on the tangible but true value in your intangible self worth of integrity, kindness, emotional intelligence, forgiveness, inner balance and defining your own success.

Have you given yourself the gift of value!

Can We Talk?

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I was having this discussion the other day regarding “natural hair stereotypes”.

We first discussed how shocking it is that these types of broad assumptions still exist in such a progressive world. (rolls eyes) As more and more women transition to natural hair, people have become curious and have questions.

We then decided to dive head first, pun intended, into the comments, questions and suggestions that people send in our direction simply because of the texture of our hair! That is expected but what was not expected is that people would place you in a box.

Has anyone assumed the following about you?

  • that you only listen to neo-soul R&B music
  • that your burn incense and oils
  • that you are vegan
  • that you hate women with relaxers

These are just a few that came up in our discussion. PLEASE share, what have people assumed about you based on your natural hair?