Category: Jane Carter

Jane Carter has been a professional hair stylist, colorist, and salon owner for over 20 years. She founded the Jane Carter Solution after experiencing an allergic reaction caused by prolonged exposure to chemicals in traditional hair care products. Frustrated with the lack of chemical-free product choices, Jane Carter decided to formulate her own hair care line using plant derived ingredients, specifically designed for all hair types and textures. She is the creator, sole formulator, and CEO of Jane Carter Solution hair care products.

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!

Fall Deeply In Love with YOU

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Happy Valentine’s Week to you! Valentine’s Day is not only made for celebrating your love’s presence in your life or an excuse to eat heart-shaped and sweet; it’s also a mirror that reflects your special treats, helping you fall head over heels for yourself. On your never ending  journey of self-love, you will deal with and learn how to move past your fears, remove obstacles that stand in your way, let go of the past, give and receive forgiveness, bring acceptance to your body, step out in faith, and fill your life with love, beauty, faith and gratitude.

Self-love only comes with a willingness to let go of the past and move forward with a renewed sense of hope and self. By telling your reflection in the mirror that yes, you’re willing to change; you’ll create that openness of your heart and mind you need to fall head over heels for yourself. You’ll start to celebrate the strengths and achievements that testify to you being a whole and healthy person, singled or non-single. to create self-worth and happy confidence.

In the end, it all comes down to making a decision. Do you want to love yourself? Do you want to be happy with whom you are or do you want to hold on to a feeling of unworthiness and self-hate? It’s in your hands. You have the power to make that radical change, but you have to choose to do it.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Iconic Women with Iconic Hair

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Giving good hair is a powerful thing! Long hair, short hair, colored hair, weaved hair, shaved hair – don’t care. These ladies are not only known for making headlines and careers, but they have influenced our culture at some time, coiffures that have inspired envy and imitation over the past century. These women unwittingly started pop culture history’s most memorable hair trends with their iconic hairstyles, past and present. Some of these fashionable hairdo’s have faded into obscurity, others have crept back into relevance. Over time style has evolved, thus creating several fashion changing hairstyles; only a few hairstyles become coveted, it takes a woman who truly ‘owns’ a look to make it iconic. At the time it might have felt they were being outlandish, provocative, or that they were pushing buttons but really they just knew who they were and didn’t apologize for it.

One of the beauty hurdles we obsess over is trying to find that perfect hairstyle that make us look (and feel) fantastic! Framing the face, hair is a huge part of our appearance; changing our hair is one of the easiest ways to alter our image, but keeping it the same can cement your signature style. The icons of beauty have stuck by their own looks and found comfort in being themselves. Finding your individual style and being happy with it is such a positive affirmation, especially when individuality tends to get lost in this day and age.

We at Jane Carter Solution promote individuality in women and support all women accepting their hair texture! Ask yourself:

Do I have a signature style?

Am I presenting myself and my hair in a way that’s true to who I really am?

Does my hair make me feel beautiful and empowered?

Let the journey to finding your iconic style start now!

Love Your Hair,

Jane

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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A Naturalista-Worthy Gift Set

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During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you may notice that the cold weather has left your hair feeling dry and frizzy. Dry, damaged hair can become brittle and break easily, especially if you tend to overuse chemical processes such as perms, dyes, relaxers and straighteners. Dryness can also be caused by heat styling tools such as blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. Naturalistas everywhere are looking for a way to add some moisture to their dehydrated tresses. After all, nobody wants crunchy, frizzy hair for Christmas.

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The Q-Redew handheld hair steamer is the perfect tool to add moisture to your hair without washing or oversaturating your curls with a spray bottle.

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It uses a warm steam mist to give your hair natural volume and texture. The Q-Redew hydrates, reshapes and restyles dry hair in minutes. No mess, fuss, or chemicals – simply by using water. Give your curls a boost, restore moisture to dry hair, lift flat hair and transform bedhead into your best hairstyle.

Q-Redew will also reactivate products in your hair, which is another reason it is an excellent addition to your styling routine. Jane Carter has given her seal of approval to the Q-Redew to be used in conjunction with Jane Carter Solution products.

This year, Q-Redew is offering the gift of the hair care products you love along with the styling tool that your hair will adore. Receive a JCS sampler kit with your purchase of a Q-Redew from their website. The sampler kit includes the following favorites:

  • Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo 2oz.
  • Revitalizing Leave In 2 oz.
  • Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner 2oz.
  • Curl Defining Cream 1 oz.
  • Nourish & Shine 1/4 oz.

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The Q-Redew retails for $69.95, and for this special promotion, you will receive the Jane Carter Solution sampler pack (a $17.00 value) for free! Order by 12:00 pm on Saturday, Dec 21st in order to receive this bundle by Christmas.

Act now and take advantage of this holiday offer!

 

Love Your Hair and Happy Holidays,

The JCS Team

Haute Holiday Hair

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From straight and sleek, to intricate braids, sky high topknots and bountiful coils – if there’s one time of year to have a standout hairstyle, it’s the holidays! I love the idea of getting glam and preparing to make a fashionable entrance for the season’s parties and soirees. Festive outfits and hairstyles are part of the holidays whether you join a friendly get-together or a formal party, even the family Christmas dinner calls for a festive appearance.

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Whether your hair is short, long or hits right around the shoulders, there’s tons of cute hairstyle options for this holiday season…all requiring the same finishing touch – Jane Carter Solution Natural Hold Spray Gel.

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Hairspray should be light and airy but still keep the fly-aways at bay. Jane Carter Solution Natural Hold Spray Gel is an alcohol-free spray that leaves your hair soft to the touch and shiny with a long-lasting hold. Using a light holding spray is essential when battling winter winds to make sure hair stays maintained and in place, all night.

Holiday chic for all hair types and textures!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane