Category: Healthy Hair

Healthy hair is not only great for you, but is also beneficial to the environment. Jane Carter Solution is proud to provide you with the natural hair care products and informational tips to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. Find out which foods and vitamins will give you attractive, healthy hair. Learn how to keep your hair healthy by asking Jane, the hair care guru. When your hair is healthy, it is happy.

Thando Kafele: Advice from the Lock Star

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Natural Hair During Colder Weather

A of my clients are more concerned with their style options, and are not convinced that natural hair provides versatility and beauty. Protective styling is very important during the winter months; both locks and other styles will need a large amount of moisture to stay healthy in the colder months.

Conditioning Your Locks

A lot of stylists don’t stress the importance of conditioning natural hair and locks. There is a misconception that conditioner will loosen up the locks. Hair needs more moisture in cold weather and hair and scalp treatments are very important.

How to Use Products at Home

Clients need to leave the salon with products and a follow up regimen. I suggest using a hooded hair steamer with Nourish & Shine cocktailed with Scalp Nourishing Serum, and then sit the client under the steamer for 10-15 minutes. If you don’t have a steamer you can do the same treatment using a plastic cap for 30 minutes. Use plastic cap with or without a dryer. However, for best results use a dryer.

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Thando Kafele will be at the Jane Carter Solution booth (#121) at the Bronner Bros. Hair Show to provide expert tips and will be demonstrating techniques on different models each day of the event. Stop by and say hello to the Lock Star!

Combat Cold Weather: No More Winter Hair Woes

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When winter weather hits, a bad hair day can last an entire season! As much as you like that nip in the air during winter, your hair is susceptible to a bunch of hair-raising situations that can ruin your entire day. It almost seems as if dry hair and winter is an inseparable pair. This season’s Polar Vortex is the most rigorous, and it is your hair’s number one enemy. Taking care of your hair truly is a year-long process, especially when frosty temperatures have taken over; dry scalp, brittle hair, static electricity, flyaways, limp locks, and split ends are some of the challenges your strands face.

No matter what’s causing your winter hair woes, you can take both protective and replenishing steps. Products that contain fatty acids and humectants are best at moisturizing parched hair; the butters and essential oils Jane Carter Solution products provided an added bonus of longer lasting hydration and moisture retention. The key is in conditioning! Regular deep conditioning, with heat, feeds the hair nutrients and increases the penetration to the cortex. Leave-in conditioner not only protects hair from the elements but also provides a final protective seal on the hair shaft, helping to preserve the moisture and nourishment that you have just fed your hair through conditioning.

Remember, hydrating your hair properly prevents unnecessary breakage, dryness, dullness and frizz. Just as water is necessary to hydrate your skin, it is also just as important for your hair. Hydrated hair is more porous and has a greater ability to absorb nutrients; leaving you with gorgeous hair all-year round.

We want to know and see what your winter hair woes are. Share your photo on our Facebook page for your change to win 3 Jane Carter Solution Daily Hydration products to combat your winter hair woes!

Have additional winter hair care questions? Join me for a LIVE Twitter Chat this Friday, January 31st between 6-7pm EST. I will be answering all your questions regarding product usage, making product suggestions and offering tips & techniques for all of your styling needs. Join the conversation using hashtag #AskJaneCarter.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

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Tips for Removing Your Protective Hairstyle

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Protective hairstyles have become the secret to tress success for many naturalistas! Protective styling doesn’t make your hair grow, but they do make it possible to prevent breakage since your hair may be breaking off faster than it grows. What protective styles do is keep your ends “protected.” These styles are more about hair retention; just make sure that no matter which way you wear your hair, that your ends are tucked away.

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To maintain the health of the hair you just protected, you want to make sure the removal process is smooth and breakage. Follow these 4 tips below:

Patience, patience, patience! It’s all about timing! If you’re not in the mood to take your style down, wait until you are. The process can be tedious and requires a gentle touch.

Add moisture to the mix. Your hair will be much more manageable and easier to work with when there is moisture. Use Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner to add ease to the removal.

Start at the ends. If you’re taking out two strand twists or box braids start from the ends of your hair and slowly work your way up until it is removed.

Tangles Happen, Don’t Panic. This is true especially as your hair gets longer. Even if you’re very careful with your hair, knots can still form. Don’t panic, don’t tug, don’t brush it – just breathe! Take your time and simply slowly undo the knot.

Master detangling your hair. Detangle while hair is wet and saturated with conditioner; apply Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner, work through tangles with a wide tooth comb or your fingers.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

What to Buy Him This Christmas

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You’ve surprised him with a 40-inch TV for his last Christmas, his closet is full with a variety of ties and he owns every power tool available in stores…that time has come again for you to play Santa for the special man in your life. Not sure what gift options to consider? Think grooming!

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The average male today is much more involved in maintaining his physical appearance than the man of a few decades ago; gone is the need for only Irish Spring, Vaseline and Old Spice in the medicine cabinet.  Today’s man requires more of a variety of products to maintain and grow healthy hair; A full head of hair is associated with strength, virility and power from a male perspective. Jane Carter Solution Male-Must-Haves include:

Any of these products are bound to fill your love and his stocking with much joy! Pull up the Holiday songs on your iTunes, pour yourself a glass of eggnog, click and shop.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Spread the Word: FREE Shipping

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Gift shopping can be a stressful event; especially during the most wonderful time of the year, aka “the season for shipping”). Finding a way to avoid shipping and handling costs can go a long way toward helping you stick to a holiday budget. You won’t have to break the bank to have the perfect gifts for your loved ones delivered, take advantage of these simple options to get free shipping.

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No need to wait for a promotional code, no need to wait for Free Shipping Day or a call for last minute shoppers…you can shop now! Deal and discount lovers take note – free shipping will not be hard to find this Holiday season because SHIPPING IS FREE here at Jane Carter Solution until 12/31/2013. That’s right; you get free shipping, and you get free shipping, and everyone gets free shipping! *in my Oprah voice*

You can find something for everyone on your list; Jane Carter Solution is hair care for humanity. Use our Hair Care Prescription option to find the right products for any hair type and texture. Don’t forget to take advantage of the everyday savings on our regimens, everything needed to maintain healthy hair and scalp.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

The Power of Shea Butter

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The fat of the nut of the African Shea tree (vitellaria paradoxa) is the source of Shea butter. The traditional use of the butter is to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks, and to ease a variety of skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema and sunburn. Shea butter is a rich source of moisture, vitamins and fat for your skin and hair. In its natural state, shea butter is a thick, yellowish butter that liquefies at body temperature. Natural anti-inflammatory properties make it a nourishing choice for the scalp, helping to improve your hair growth and health.

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Shea Butter can provide improvement in all the conditions listed below. As you use this multi-purpose butter, you are likely to discover additional uses!

  • Dry skin
  • Skin rash
  • Skin peeling, after tanning
  • Blemishes and Wrinkles
  • Itching skin
  • Sunburn
  • Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave
  • Small skin wounds
  • Skin cracks
  • Tough or rough skin
  • Frost bite
  • Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
  • Insect bites
  • Eczema
  • Skin damage from heat, hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems

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Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine contains shea butter plus all natural vitamins and essential oils…have you given it a try? Be careful – husbands, kids and roommates have been known to swipe this fantabulous product!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane