Category: Relaxed Hair

Caring for relaxed hair is important in order to maintain healthy and beautiful hair. Chemicals used to make your hair relaxed can dry out your hair and suck all of the natural nutrients and oils out. We offer relaxed hair care tips and other expert general hair care advice so your hair doesn’t lose that straight shine. Do not over process your hair, choose low or no heat styling, and find a stylist you trust! Jane Carter Solution cares for your hair and aims to protect relaxed hair.

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Q:     I have very thick, curly hair that is frizzy and dry. You name it I have had it done in my battle to fight the frizz, chemical straightening, perming, Keratin Treatments, etc. – with no luck.

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A:     Most women with curls and coils have tried tirelessly to straighten their hair and ended up with a frizzy mess, to put it gently. We all know that frizz can be the plague of curly hair; whether you straighten your hair once a day, once a week or once in a blue moon, the most important thing to remember is to keep your locks well moisturized. Healthy hair frizzes less, grows faster and develops less split ends. Taking good care of your hair can make your job easier.

Natural Hold Spray Gel is your key to hydrated bouncy hair. It’s a water-based, alcohol free styling agent. Lightly mist hair with Natural Hold Spray Gel prior to heat styling. As you apply heat from your flat iron, the water in the product turns to steam and infuses moisture back into your hair while leaving it soft and springy with a light hold.

Heat protection, moisture infuser, and holding power all in one!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Sleek & Chic Hair

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Relaxed hair doesn’t have to feel dry and brittle to the touch! Too often relaxing gets the shaft, mainly because of the age-old assumption that it’s too damaging. Contrary to popular belief, you can have perfectly healthy, strong hair with a perm – as long as you know how to properly care for your chemically straightened hair. All you ladies with sleek and chic manes, we’ve got the products you need to maintain moisture and shine.

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Relaxed hair requires lots of moisture and products for heal protection and to seal cuticle. These three tips are essential in hydrating relaxed hair:

  1. Apply Hair Nourishing Cream to wet hair after washing and conditioning hair; will provide heat protection from blow drying and prepare hair for flat ironing.
  2. Once hair is dry, mist each section of hair with Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner to protect hair from curling or flat ironing; temperature no higher than 350 degrees.
  3. During styling, add a few drops of Hair Nourishing Serum to hair as a finisher; add shine, seals cuticle and eliminates fly-a-ways.

You may also want to add a humidifier to your bedroom to combat the drying effects of indoor heat. For additional tips and product suggestions, visit our Chemically Straightened Hair page.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Going Natural?

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Making the transition from straight to natural hair can be difficult, whether your hair be loose curls or tight kinks. It can be as challenging for someone who has blown out their hair straight their whole lives as for someone who has chemically relaxed their hair since they were a child. It is about learning to accept the texture with which you’ve been born rather than trying to mold it into something else.

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Transitioning to natural hair is a process of growing out your natural texture before cutting off the processed or damaged ends. Once you start to grow out your natural texture, you will have to re-learn how to care for your new hair. Whether you’re looking to transition or big chop, every product that you put on your hair should be filled with moisture. Start by using moisturizing cleansers, conditioners, deep conditioners and oils to minimize hair breakage and keep both hair textures healthy.

Going natural is one of the greatest decisions a person can make. Women all over the world are in pursuit of healthy, beautiful, and stylish hair and transitioning to grow natural hair can be an exciting experience. Remember to:

  • Figure out why you are transitioning — dye damage, heat styling damage, etc. — and don’t let yourself forget it!
  • Focus on the positive aspects of transitioning: saving money, less hassle, less upkeep!
  • Trek the road with a friend. When two people conquer their fears together, nothing can stand in their way!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane

Care for your Fine Hair: Hair Care Prescription for Color Treated or Relaxed Hair

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How you take care of your hair depends on the type of hair you have, your lifestyle, and how you style it.  We have developed personalized Hair Care Prescriptions & Hair Care Regimens for all types of hair and textures.  Our Regimen for fine or fragile hair that has been color treated or relaxed promises to keep it healthy, while sealing in moisture and letting it shine.

Our Hair Care Regimen for Fragile or Fine Hair that has been Color Treated or Relaxed contains:

·         Moisture Nourishing Shampoo

·         Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner

·         Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner

·         Hair Nourishing Cream

·         Hair Nourishing Serum

        This regimen retails for $72 when purchased separately, you SAVE $13!

When hair is damaged from coloring or relaxing treatments, it becomes dry & dull and can cause the hair to break.  For people with fine or fragile hair, choosing a mild shampoo is essential.  Our Moisture Nourishing Shampoo is gentle enough for daily use, yes strong enough to cleanse your hair and scalp to restore it to a balanced Ph.   

Your conditioner should not add extra weight to your hair.  It should have wheat proteins, a key ingredient to enhance volume. The proteins bond to the hair and will help increase thickness of the hair shaft.  Our Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner contains hydrolyzed wheat protein along with natural vitamins and minerals.  These ingredients bond to hair’s cortex providing strength, shine, and elasticity!  (Insider Tip: Use Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner in place of shaving cream.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.)

Perfect for fragile, color-treated or relaxed hair, our Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner will work as a protective barrier against further damage.  The lightweight formula should be sprayed on wet hair and will add an extra level of protection when blow drying or flat ironing hair, and from the sun.  This product is great for detangling, especially when used on children’s hair.

Finally, by adding a couple drops of our Hair Nourishing Cream and Hair Nourishing Serum your hair will feel vibrant and will have an incredible shine.  The Hair Nourishing Cream is an ultra light hair finisher designed as a daily moisturizer to help detangle and repair damaged hair.  The Hair Nourishing Serum contains 13 essential oils, vitamins, and botanicals that all work together to deliver incredible strength and stop hair breakage.  A few drops of both of these will go a long way but will never leave your hair feeling greasy or weighed down.

All of these products used together will give your hair the proper care and attention it deserves.  Your hair is a valuable asset to your appearance and taking care of the health and growth is necessary.  If you have fine hair that has been damaged from coloring or relaxing treatments, click here to begin your healthy hair care journey.   

Love your hair,

Jane

Chop It Up

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big_chop_janecartersolutionHave you been contemplating the “big chop” but are instantly stopped in your tracks from a sudden wide range of emotions? You are not alone!

Letting go of your relaxed ends is a major step; this is the “all in” option, similar to sky diving – no turning back. There is no easing in and for many is a pivotal moment as it is immediate, bold and deliberate.

Once you make the decision to stop chemically altering your hair, you need to decide how you’re going to go about it. If you decide to do it and the process of transitioning may require a bit more time than you hoped then the next and quickest route is the big chop. Once you cut away all of your processed hair, you instantly have only one texture to deal with as the chop eliminates the need to work with both your transitioning and previously permed textures.

We here at Jane Carter Solution are here to support you during your journey. Visit our Personalized Hair Care Prescription page for customized product suggestions to suit your hair care and styling needs.
Love Your Hair,

Jane

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Q:    I haven’t had a relaxer in “x” years, but I have straighter pieces of hair. Why?

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A: Whether your hair is chemically processed or natural, too much heat can hurt it. This pertains to daily heat abuse to your hair through the use of flat irons, heat can cause irreversible effects especially if applying high heat. Thermal damage causes curls and kinks to become limp waves or even lifeless straight strands. You may not be relaxing your hair but your flat iron can give similar effects, creating permanently straight pieces. (eeeeek!)

Always use a leave-in conditioner like Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner that seals in vital panthenol and humectants. This amazingly light product triples as a detangler, re-hydrator and heat protectant.

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane