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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

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

Dear Jane

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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

Porosity Problems?

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Porosity. Let’s talk…porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture, aka water. All hair is naturally porous and somewhat permeable to water; it’s determined by the condition of your hair cuticle. Normal porosity hair knows when to take in moisture and how to hold onto it as well.

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Porosity can be affected by external factors causing damage to the cuticle – either remaining closed and not retaining moisture or remaining open and letting moisture out as quickly as it is accepted. So what exactly damages the cuticles in those ways?

  1. mechanical and heat abuse from combs, brushes, and heat styling tools
  2. excessive sun exposure
  3. over-processing from chemical relaxers and permanent colors
  4. continued use of sodium lauryl or ammonium lauryl sulfate-rich shampoos

Be proactive in avoiding cuticle damage by using the correct products to protect and hydrate!

You can reduce heat damage (#1) by using Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner; it’s lightweight formula allows you to reduce the temperature when flat-ironing or blow drying your hair, the bonus – it also doubles as a sun screen (#2).

Soothe over-processed hair (#3) with the Jojoba and Henna essential oils in Restore Creamy Conditioning Cleanser and rebuild strength with complex Amino Acid and Silk protein in Restore Moisture Mist.

Discontinue the use of your sulfate shampoo (#4) and replace it with Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-Free; the humectants employed during washing help your hair hold more moisture, which is always a benefit.

Knowing your hair’s porosity can help you choose the right products to keep your hair well-moisturized, supple, strong and shiny. Now you’re in the know and armed with suggestions for the best products for your tresses!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane