Category: Community

We have to educate, support, and promote a healthy community. By reaching out to local charities, victim relief funds, non-profits, and organizations you CAN make a difference. We have to remember we are all in the hair community together and support is needed for the women who decide to transition to natural hair. Jane Carter is dedicated to growing this community and sharing who expertise on natural hair care and beauty secrets.

Only a Mother’s Love

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 “The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water.

The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun.

Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.”

~Amma the Hugging Saint (India)

  

Revered as a powerful guru and saint, Mata Amritanandamayi (known throughout the world as Amma, or “mother”) has hugged more than 32 million people. All for the goal of spreading “selfless love and compassion toward all beings”; she’s on a mission to comfort her children, i.e. humanity. Only a mother would have such a goal, a yearning to heal and nurture all people of the world. The power of love can make any and every thing a possibility – especially the love of a mother!

There are many mothers, known and unknown, roaming this very Earth that they are trying to change on a daily basis. Immaculee Ilibagiza is a mother, author and motivational speaker that survived the Rwandan Genocide; she found it in her heart to embrace forgiveness and spread the teachings of love and compassion to others. Patricia Bragg is a mother and health crusader who has made it her quest to renew, rejuvenate and revitalize our lives through eating, breathing and exercising our bodies and minds. Oprah Winfrey may not have biological children, but thanks to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, she is able to step into the mother role and be a real mother friend companion advisor, comforter to hundreds of girls, Oprah admits, “this has added another level to my life”. Angelina Jolie is a mother, actress and humanitarian on a mission to save the lives of refugees and people who have been displaced due to conflict.

While we wish the entire world embraced more love, more caring, more giving and less selfishness, we can teach the children within our reach. We can show them to respect others. We can show them how to love others. We can show them how to take care of the environment. We can show them how to be a friend. Even in small things – the things we buy, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the waste we create – we can create a better world. Through them, we can change it.

Mothers’ love, support and commitment to making the world a better place has shaped the person we all are and what the children of this world will be. Even if your reach is not as broad as the mothers listed here, do for one what you wish you could do for all. Believe that love can change the world, don’t take my word for it – just look around at the mothers in your life, including YOU.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

 

 

A Thanksgiving Message

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I am always happy when Thanksgiving approaches because this festive occasion gives the opportunity to appreciate and express gratitude to all those with whom I have connected. This Thanksgiving I am not only thankful for my Jane Carter Solution Family and the support of customers (past, present and future), but I am beyond grateful for modern technology.

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I have had the pleasure of connecting with so many of you on our social media pages, from all around the world! It has been incredibly rewarding and motivating; you each have touched me with your passion and your desire for hair care knowledge. Your energy is transferable, I feel and receive it often – for that I am immensely grateful.

It’s a pleasure to declare that the past year has been amazing, I thank you for your unending support which continues to propel me on this journey of bringing you the best naturally derived hair care products. I wish only the best for you and yours this Thanksgiving holiday!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Initiate Self-Empowerment

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You are not a victim of your circumstances. Self-empowerment creates the courage to break free from the chains of limiting belief patterns and societal or religious conditioning that have traditionally kept women suppressed and unable to see their true beauty and power. Empower yourself now!

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“Today I cast out all that’s become too small for greatness and I embrace all which supports my growth.”

Whether you want to generate abundance, find a better relationship, start a new business, get a better job or simply take charge of your life and change it for the better- you must recognize that no one is going to do this for you, it’s up to you to take the first step.

  • Physical Empowerment – finding balance between diet and exercise to ensure optimum body performance
  • Emotional Empowerment – how to achieve peace of mind and learn to adjust the flow of emotions  to enhance our lives
  • Mental Empowerment – feed your mind; avoid feeding your head with bad images, bad words, and bad thoughts
  • Spiritual Empowerment – understand that we are the co-creators of our world; making an effort to improve our lives and the lives of others leads to evolution

Women should acknowledge and celebrate their achievements, overcome the lows, and assert and honor themselves. You no longer need to settle for the way things are…you can open up to the way things can be – if you dare to tap the power within!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Women Helping Women

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Education is important for everyone, but it is especially significant for girls and women. This is true not only because education is an entry point to other opportunities, but also because the educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Education is the essential foundation for women’s economic empowerment and achieving their highest aspirations!

Along the bumps in the road on your life journey, women need mentors to steer you in the right direction, get you back on track and to cheer you on to the finish line; the commonality of womanhood creates an amazing bond and connection. The mentors are inspirational, wise and strong women; arriving right on time and with purpose to support you spiritually, emotionally and educationally. Today…we have the chance to be those wise women for Shenelle Alleyne.

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Jane Carter, Vidawatee Sartorius and Linda Carter invite you to be an angel donor! We ask that you help us in our efforts to make a difference in the life of a young woman, today…together we can impact the lives of many women in the future!

Why it’s important for women to help women:

  • Every woman matters.
  • In helping other women, we create energy of abundance and compassion within our society.
  • It’s important that women not be afraid to dream; out of their dreams, possibilities are born.
  • It’s important that we do what we can to help empower women so that they can be successful.
  • Without your donation, an aspiring young woman will not have an opportunity to graduate from college.

Help us assist Shenelle Alleyne achieve her goal of raising $100,000 to fund her undergraduate education at Rutgers University. By donating just $1 dollar, you can make a difference in Shenelle Alleyne’s lifeWithout donor’s support, Shenelle cannot afford her tuition, her dream to be a Dentist will be unattainable.

Please take a moment to watch the video that tells Shenelle’s story, and learn how you can help make a difference!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Is Curly Hair Still Judged?

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There are some women that will not wear their natural hair texture; as in refuse to be caught dead flaunting naturally air-dried curls or waves. Despite the damaging effects of heat-styling  and chemical treatments, there still seems to be a fascination with smooth, sleek hair — and women of all ethnicities and hair types seem to be willing to go to almost any length (or cost) to get straight, shiny locks. We must ask, is curly hair still judged?

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Some think that straight hair is more professional, that it presents as being polished and uniform. Somehow, people perceive curls and waves as non-conforming; going against the grain and having an adversity to authority. I bet you didn’t even know your hair was “saying” all that; we are summed up in one strand of hair!

As absurd as it may sound, I realize that women with textured hair tend to have moments of doubt. Have you experienced going into a job interview or meeting nervous because your hair was acting particularly frizzy that day? Or contemplated straightening your coils for a first date? Even though hair should be the last thing judged, we all know – it happens. The “norm” is the opposite of what some are embracing, even though it’s what naturally grows from their scalps. Ironic.

What are your concerns regarding how you are perceived with curly or wavy hair?

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Personal Development is an Inside Job

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Recently I have been reviewing and updating my personal goals; making edits to my Personal Growth Plan to reflect my life and location on my journey. Are you familiar?

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A personal growth plan is most importantly built upon the belief that personal development is our own personal responsibility and we need to intentionally plan our growth. The idea is to have a plan that outlines the areas in our lives that require personal development – in any area of your life. The great part about creating the plan is its ability to keep you focused amongst the alerts and vibrations of calls, text messages, emails and notifications of “likes.”

To start:

  • Identify and decide on the key areas of your life that you would like to further develop
  • Find resources for development: books, websites, seminars, support groups, etc.
  • Dedicate time daily towards your personal development
  • Connect with others whom are developed in the areas you are working on; find a mentor
  • Apply what you have learned in order to initiate growth.

Please don’t panic at the statement “personal development”; that phrase tends to frighten people by weighing heavily on them. Have no fear; for successful personal development, you need exactly two conditions:

  1. You want to change something about your life
  2. You’re not happy with the results you got so far

That’s it.

Remember, your life is too short and too significant to not live it to your fullest potential!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane