Hairy Jayne isn’t actually hairy!
Hairy Jayne makes hair care products that smell divine and help women feel good about their hair. They’re made from the very best ingredients available – naturally derived ingredients that cause the least harm to us when they’re on our skin, and the least harm to the world around us when they end up down the plug-hole. So things like sulfates and parabens are out, and botanical essential oils are definitely in.
Once upon a time Jayne was a graphic designer, having spent a large chunk of her childhood colouring-in. After finding herself in the world of advertising, she realised it wasn’t the place she wanted to be.
Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, she started to train as a hairdresser. She started with Trevor Sorbie, then went on to work for Aveda and Brooks & Brooks in Central London, and now works totally independently. (She still has her grandmothers scissors, dated 1942.) Over the years, Jayne has chatted with women about their hair and how they care for it. She listens to the problems they have, and about the funny relationship they have with the stuff that grows out of their heads.
On holiday in Morocco, she bought some argan oil and began to experiment with the oil, mixing it with essential oils and using it to nourish hair. These little experiments sparked a curiosity that led her to taking a course in soap making, then natural perfume making. And then came the light-bulb moment. She realised she could make her own natural hair products. And so the obsession began.
Jayne has very thick, weirdly wavy hair that takes ages to blow-dry and style. Washing it is always a pain. Another light bulb – hair perfume! She set to work making a new product that smelt wonderful, made her hair shiny and protected it from hair straighteners.
Having listened to all those women with hair problems, the entire range is very simple to take the headache out of choosing. There are just two shampoos and three conditioners. A tonic oil for the scalp to keep it healthy. And hair perfume in three delicious fragrances for those days when washing your hair just isn’t going to happen, and you need a little lift.
Life is busy – and looking after your hair is just one part of it! But isn’t it nice when it feels good? If you’re struggling to be friends with your hair, please feel free to email Jayne at any time for hair care advice, or follow the Product Guide here.