Category: Natural Hair

Welcome to your complete guide for natural hair care tips, natural hair products, and natural hair advice. There are many different ways to protect your hair from chemicals and relaxers and you’ll discover you can grow beautiful natural hair easily! The first step is the decision to transition to natural hair then you’ll be greeted by numerous different hair care products that claim to be the best. Do your research and you will find Jane Carter Solution contains only natural ingredients and is designed for all types of hair and hair textures. Be proud of your natural hair!

Grow Healthy Summer Hair

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I have a secret (that’s not really a secret) to share with you all…healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. To get gorgeous, healthier, thicker hair you need to start at the root – the scalp. Perhaps because our scalp is covered by a full head of hair that it is the most neglected part of body; our roots crave nourishment and requires equal, if not more, care.Your hair follicles depend heavily on the surrounding tissue for their blood supply to remain healthy; you can help keep your scalp happy and healthy with a little extra attention.

If you truly want healthy hair, shampoos and conditioners can only take you halfway through the journey. This is a collective effort that requires shampoos and conditioners free of harmful ingredients but also scalp TLC. Treatments that focus on the scalp are essential; just like your face, this delicate skin changes as you age and needs constant maintenance. Start with Jane Carter Solution, we’ve got you! We’ve developed these 3 great products to promote a healthy scalp and hair growth or hair restoration, mentioned in a recent Lucky Magazine blog post.

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Scalp Renew

Scalp exfoliation cleanses the follicle sebum and toxins; this allows greater absorption of nutrients to produce emollients for healthy hair and scalp. Scalp Renew is used prior to each shampoo and washed out.

 

Scalp Nourishing Serum

Sooth dry scalp or maintain a healthy, supple, well-nourished scalp with the essentials oils and botanicals in Scalp Nourishing Serum. Massaging this vitamin infused oil with increase scalp circulation resulting in the perfect environment for healthy hair to flourish!

 

Hair Nourishing Serum

Feed your hair the nutrients that it needs with Hair Nourishing Serum! This light serum, perfect for all hair type and textures, is packed with nourishment that is delivered to you hair’s cortex.

 

To help kick-start the summer season this Memorial Day Weekend, we are offering 25% OFF Scalp Renew, Scalp Nourishing Serum and Hair Nourishing Serum with any $50 minimum purchase excluding kits, prescriptions and regimes. Simply add your items to the shopping cart, checkout and use promo code SUMMER7. (valid 5/23 3am, EST to 5/27 3am, EST)

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

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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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

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

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