Category: Locs

If you want to grow natural, healthy dreadlocks, Jane Carter Solution hair care products aid in growing long and beautiful locs. In order to take great care of your hair locs, you have to experiment with different styles, products, and techniques to find what works best for you and your hair. People decide to grow dreadlocks for many different reasons, but the most common reason is less upkeep. What these people don’t realize, is a lot of time and love goes into keeping locs tight and clean. Trust Jane Cater Solution to keep your locs twisted and healthy.

Thando Kafele: Advice from the Lock Star


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.


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!

Style Challenges: Locked Hair


It’s true that lock maintenance is a low-key affair…when it comes to styling at least. There are a few more components to consider in a good hair care regimen that will keep your hair and scalp moisturized and your locks free of build-up and lint. The components are not harder, just different; the difference will show in your locks as they grow healthier and shinier than ever before!

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An irregular hair care routine or following the wrong regimen can result in dull-looking locks or lead to scalp problems like having an ever-present itchy feeling and excessive lock dandruff. What’s the condition of your hair; looking to turn around the health of your locks? We asked award winning Master Lock Stylist, Thando Kafele, about the importance of scalp health:

A flower needs healthy soil to grow, just as the basis of healthy hair is determined by good scalp care…and a healthy scalp is the foundation to long, luxurious locks. That’s why the integrity of the scalp is essential! Jane Carter Solution Scalp Renew is a pre-shampoo treatment used to exfoliate the scalp and remove build up, toxins and sebum from the scalp. Jane Carter Solution Scalp Nourishing Serum delivers the proper nutrients needed to create and maintain a healthy scalp, eliminating dryness and itching. It’s the perfect scalp finishing product before styling.”


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Wash and Retwist Your Locks with Jane Carter Solution


Washing your locks between salon visits doesn’t have to be tricky. Your focus is keeping your scalp moisturized, maintaining hydration and keeping locks clean of dust and lint. Follow our step-by-step guide! Here is what you’ll need:






Use a residue-free product to clean your locks. The frequency with which you wash your locks will depend on your lifestyle. If you’re more active than most, then you’ll need to consider washing your hair more often to reduce the build-up that sweat can produce on your scalp. If you’re less active, your dreadlock maintenance routine shouldn’t have to include washing your
hair more than weekly.

After the hair is saturated with water, pour shampoo on the scalp and continue down the length of the locs. Massage the entire scalp and scrub the locs for several minutes (if they are long enough). Rinse well and repeat.



Much debated in the dreadlocks community, conditioning your hair restores your locks from the root and can correct surface damage. After your final shampoo, condition your locs and cover with a plastic cap for 5 minutes. Rinse very well.



Moisturize the hair and scalp with a nourishing loc butter, be sure to evenly distribute the product.



Retwist with Jane Carter Solution Twist & Lock; style as usual.



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Steam Your Way to Healthy Hair


You probably know that steam is beneficial for your skin but, it is also very good for your hair. Steaming your hair has a multitude of positive effects that can help you keep your hair healthy since it is the ultimate deep conditioning treatment for hair. Steam treatments are especially effective for coarse natural, locked, or twisted hair which tends to be even drier than relaxed hair. Steaming improves circulation by invigorating the scalp as well as opening the hair follicles and shaft encouraging moisture absorption. The open hair shaft is able to absorb the conditioning treatment which facilitates healthy hair growth.

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Follow these simple Jane Carter Solution Steaming Steps twice a month to promote a healthy scalp and shiny hair:

Steaming your hair provides that stimulus to your hair follicles and your hair growth improves if you do it regularly.

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You Can Touch My Hair


People, people everywhere!  A large number of people gathered in New York City’s Union Square Park on last Saturday to touch black women’s hair. It was all part of a two-day “interactive public art exhibit,” titled “You Can Touch My Hair”.

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Three black women stood in Union Square with signs welcoming strangers to come feel. The women had different hair types: locs, straightened hair and a blown-out afro. The purpose is to explore the “tactile fascination with black hair” by feeling the hair of black women., who organized the event, describes it as a public art exhibit “where strangers from all walks of life will have the welcomed opportunity to touch various textures of black hair”.

We have two questions:

  1. What are your thoughts on the experiment?
  2. Would you participate and allow strangers to touch your hair?

Meet me on Facebook and Twitter for the discussion.


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Keep Your Locs Healthy with Moisture


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Locs require a bit of TLC, mainly moisture. Moisture is needed to maintain healthy hair and to avoid “ashy loc syndrome”. (gasp) Twist & Lock is a great emollient, it increases moisture and shine to your hair and is terrific for scalp health. You don’t have to worry about residue or attracting dirt, because there is no wax or petrolatum in this product – only all natural butters, vitamins and essential oils whipped into a super light-weight cream, which makes this product perfect for daily use on any natural hair style.

Let’s start from the beginning on what you can do to maintain and deliver moisture to your hair. Keeping your dreads clean not only promotes healthy hair growth, but helps get them tighter and stronger.

  1. Dilute a sulphate-free shampoo to cleanse hair and remove build up; try Jane Carter Solution Hydrating Invigorating SLS-Free.
  1. Yes, you must deep condition your locs. Your hair will still need regular nourishment which will come in the form of moisture and protein; try Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
  1. Leave-in conditioners open up the cuticle, moisturizing and coating the hair shaft; try Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist.
  1. Always opt for products that do not clog the pores or cause build-up; avoid balms like beeswax or products that have mineral oil as their base. Moisturizing and emoliency is needed to reduce stiffness of hair and tightness of scalp; try Jane Carter Solution Twist & Lock.
  1. Drink water – DAILY.


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