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Gems of Beauty…

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GEMs Of Beauty: Hair Health 101 – Deep Conditioning…Read More!

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

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

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

Haute Hair Spotlight: Katy Perry

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Easy, breezy, beautiful, indeed! Katy Perry is the new face of CoverGirl, joining an illustrious roster of spokeswomen for the cosmetics brand. A gorgeous photo for the campaign, her makeup is light and fresh…but the internet is buzzing about her easy, breezy hair. Katy Perry has consistently jet black hair that is always full of body and has a shine that draws you in to the deep dark beauty of her hair. Let’s crack open the secrets behind her lust worthy strands!

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Here are a few tips to recreate Katy’s soft waves from the Jane Carter Solution Wavy Hair Style Guide:

  1. Shampoo and condition hair with favorite Jane Carter Solution products.
  2. Mist hair from root to ends with Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner; brush gently to detangle.
  3. Thoroughly apply Incredible Curls.
  4. Lightly scrunch hair without disturbing the loose curl pattern.
  5. Diffuse or air dry.
  6. Finish with a few drops of Hair Nourishing Serum to seal the hair cuticle and add shine.

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Loose waves are suitable for all kinds of occasions from the most informal ones to more pretentious events. While generally associated with long hair there’s no reason why loose waves should not be worn by those who have short hair, too!

 

Love Your Hair,

Jane