|Revised Date: 2/8/2007 - Original Publication Date: 9/1/1997
If you think that gorgeous Jane Seymour (February 15, 1951) has been sitting on her hands since her famous TV show, Dr. Quinn went off the air, think again.
This talented actress who is a great walking advertisement for wearing long hair after 50 has been popping up all over the tube appearing in a variety of intriguing guest roles ranging from Smallville to How I Met Your Mother and even a great guest starring role on Fox TV's Justice.
I have a special affinity for Jane because I actually had the chance to see her in person several years ago at one of her book signings in Dallas where I live.
Note: Check out Karen Shelton Bumps Into Jane Seymour (10/98)
I also love the fact that Jane has "natural" long hair rather than long hair extensions.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with using add-on hair to extend the length or the volume, it has become more rare to find celebrities with their own long tresses still completely intact.
Do I believe that Jane has never worn add-on hair of any type? Probably not.
After spending the past ten years talking to many celebrity hairdressers, I would not be surprised to find that Jane might have worn extensions for various TV or movie roles. But for the most part (until someone proves other proof) I believe that Jane's long tresses are mostly all natural and grown completely by the lovely British born actress.
Steal Jane's Hairstyle: Step By Step Instructions
Jane Seymour who has told the media that she loves her long hair can regularly be seen on Hollywood's Red Carpets for a variety of star studded events.
Although she wears her hair up on occasion, her favorite style appears to be worn cascading down her back. Whether she wears her long chocolate brown and caramel splashed strands straight or with waves and curls, she is a vision to behold.
To copy the luscious long curls and waves that Jane is wearing in this article, perform the following steps:
1. Begin by washing hair with shampoo designed for your type, texture and current condition of hair.
If your hair tends to be dry, select a super moisturizing shampoo formula like Robert Hallowell's Shine Booster Shampoo which celebrity hairdresser Robert actually uses on many of his celebrity clients.
Other formulas you might try include Phytojoba or one designed for colored hair like Phytocitrus. For ultra dry or super fragile strands, use the dry hair formulas and dilute the shampoo for extra gentleness.
Note: If your hair is long or prone to damage, consider either washing hair with conditioner only, or diluting the shampoo formula to save wear and tear on your strands.
2. For hair that is dry, damaged or chemically treated, follow the shampoo with a rinse-out conditioning treatment.
Apply your favorite rinse-out conditioning product. Robert Hallowell's Prawduct - shine booster conditioner is an excellent rinse out conditioner for all hair types.
3. Be sure to match the product to your hair type, texture and condition. Work the conditioner into the driest parts of your hair. Leave on for up to five minutes. Rinse well. Finish with a cool to cold water rinse.
4. Towel blot hair (do not rub) and gently squeeze excess moisture.
5. Detangle hair with fingers or a smooth detangling comb and create desired front part.
6. Apply a cocktail of leave-in conditioner and anti-frizz products. For soft hold, apply a mousse. For extra hold apply a gel or gel/mousse product. Distribute well from roots to the ends.
7. Let hair air dry until 80-90% dry. If you wish, sit under a hood dryer or use a blow dryer on low speed, cool air to remove excess moisture.
8. Work from one side of the head to the other. Use a wide tooth comb or hair pick and separate hair into 1-2 inch sections.
9. Starting at the end of the hair section, roll the hair around the strip of your prepared rag curlers. With rag curlers you can make the hair sections as large or small as you wish as long as your strip of rag is long enough to completely encase your hair.
10. Roll the section of hair up from the ends to your scalp. The tighter you roll the rag curler, the tighter the resulting curl. You can either secure the rag curlers with bobby pins or you can tie them at the ends to hold them in place against the scalp.
11. When your entire head has been put in rollers, either go to bed for the evening, or sit under a hood dryer on medium heat to get the curls to "set".
12. When removing the rollers, unwind one section at a time. After all the curls have been unwound, spray your entire head with a soft hold hairspray.
Instant Hold Finishing Spray,
14. For extra shimmer, apply a drop or two of a shine serum like Phyto's PhyoLisse, Rene Furterer's Spray Gloss or Robert Hallowell's Love That Shine Drops to the palms of your hands. Rub the serum into the palms and then lightly glide over the top of the style to add instant shimmer and shine.
16. Attach any desired hair accessory to the finished style. Because this is such a unkempt style, if accessories are added, they should be small to avoid detracting from the style’s ultimate design.
Note: Remember to always attach accessories last after all styling products have been applied to avoid damaging delicate accessories.
17. Feel beautiful. A beautiful woman is just as much about self-confidence as the way that she wears her hair.
The variations on Jane's lovely slightly tousled long curly and wavy hairstyle are endless. Instead of wearing curls and waves loose, you have the option to sweep the sides up and softly capture them at the back of the crown. Or you can wear one side in front and the other pulled back behind one ear.
Jane's style can also be worn stick straight by utilizing a flat iron or by using a paddle brush and straightening gels to get a straight look.
Have fun with this style and experiment with randomly pinning up alternate strands in the back allowing others to hang precariously to give that sexy yet sophisticated Jane Seymour look.
Even more importantly, regardless of your age, feel free to wear your hair whatever length and style your heart desires. Afterall, Jane Seymour does and she left 50 in the rearview mirror some years back but still looks absolutely stunning with long tresses.
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