Chelsea Crockett

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Curling Iron Tips and Tricks

Curling irons can take a lot of practice and training to be able to control. In order to get the most of your out of your curling iron and get…

Curling irons can take a lot of practice and training to be able to control. In order to get the most of your out of your curling iron and get the best curls possible there are a few tricks you need to have up your sleeve at all times.

  1. Know the difference in barrels: AKA know what size barrel works best for you. If your hair curls better with a smaller barreled iron, stick with it. If your hair works better with the bigger barrel because you prefer looser, wavier curls, then work it. Practice makes perfect!images (2)
  2. Short hair hacks: If you have short hair, use a small-barreled iron pointed downward. Also, make your curls tighter on the underside of your hair because this will help your ‘do to have more volume.
  3. Quick curls: Pull your hair into a high pony and curl your it while it is up for quick easy waves. Once you are done curling and have let your hair cool, take the ponytail down and lightly spray with hair spray.
  4. Clamp it up: Face the clamp of your curling iron forward to spin the hair through it more easily, and clamp around the middle of your hair. Clamping hair from the bottom of the strand makes it harder and more awkward to curl around the iron.
  5. Root to tip: The closer to the root you start the curl, the longer the curl will last.
  6. Wand tricks: When you are using a wand with different sized ends, turn it upside down. This allows you to start curling your roots on the larger end of the wand. Also, hold the wand behind your head to avoid burning your face or ears!

Next time you are curling your locks, keep these tips in mind!

XOXO, Chels

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Most Common Curling Iron Mistakes…and How to Fix Them

Curling your hair sounds pretty simple, right? Well…sort of. So many things can go wrong! You can burn your hair, your curls can fall out soon after, you can even…

Curling your hair sounds pretty simple, right? Well…sort of. So many things can go wrong! You can burn your hair, your curls can fall out soon after, you can even be using the wrong sized barrel! It may seem simple: warm up curling iron, wrap hair around it, done. There are so many elements that could work against you, though! Here are some things that can make or break you and how to fix them.

  1. You iron is too hot: When your iron is too hot, you can majorly damage your hair. A few things can cause this. You could be using an old iron made of not-great materials, or you could be using your iron at the wrong heat setting. You also need to make sure you are using heat protector and that you dry your hair completely before your curl it.
  2. Your barrel is too big/small: It is a general rule that larger barrels will make big waves while small barrels make tighter curls. You need to make sure you are using the right barrel for the look you are wanting, and that you are curling larger sections of hair with the smaller barrel and smaller sections with the bigger iron.curling 1
  3. You’re curling the wrong direction: Well, there really isn’t a clear wrong way to curl your hair, but there is an ideal That way is to frame your face with pieces that are curled away from your face. Continue to curl your hair in sections towards the back away from your face for a perfectly curled head of hair. If you want a messier, beachy look, alternate directions with the curls.
  4. You’re curling too long: Never leave a curl on the iron for more than 10 seconds! Keeping it on the heat for too long can cause breakage and burning to happen.

Stay away from these curling iron faux pas to keep your hair in tip top shape!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Are you Over Using Products?

Products are a girl’s best friend.  Whether its perfume to make us smell good, hairspray to keep our hair in check, sunscreen to protect our skin, or foundation to cover…

Products are a girl’s best friend.  Whether its perfume to make us smell good, hairspray to keep our hair in check, sunscreen to protect our skin, or foundation to cover those pesky pimples, products keep us feeling and looking beautiful; but did you know that overusing products happens too often?  Most girls don’t know the proper amount of what they’re using.  I’ll break it down into an easy guide of how much to use for each of my favorite beauty essentials.Chelsea Crockett- quarter size of conditioner

  • Overdoing it on conditioner is easy, especially if your hair is really tangled; but using too much can cause your hair to be greasy! Next time, try using an amount the size of a quarter!
  • Spraying your hair too close can leave it looking stiff or clumped together. Spray your hairspray approx. 4-6 inches from your hair.
  • Never have your flat iron or curling iron above 350 degrees! No one wants burnt hair!
  • Sunscreen can be oily and clog pores. Don’t use more than the size of a nickel to cover your face.
  • Using too much liquid foundation can make you look “fake” or “cakey”. You only need about the size of a dime to cover your entire face. You’re pretty just the way you are!
  • If you use a foam styling product to make your hair curly or to give it volume, use an amount the size of an egg!
  • Never swipe your mascara more than 10 times or it’ll look clumped!

Using the proper amount of product is key to getting the most use out of your beauty essentials!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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5 Handy Curling Iron Tricks

Curling irons can be tricky contraptions and take a lot of training to be able to control. In order to fully become the master of your curling iron there are…

Curling irons can be tricky contraptions and take a lot of training to be able to control. In order to fully become the master of your curling iron there are a few tricks you need to have up your sleeve at all times.d41072388d19f752a1971136ff07bfe2

  1. Know your barrel preference: AKA know what size barrel works best for you. If your hair curls better with a smaller barreled iron, stick with it. If your hair works better with the bigger barrel because you prefer looser, wavier curls, then work it.
  2. Short hair: If you have short hair, use a small-barreled iron pointed downward. Also, make your curls tighter on the underside of your hair because this will help your ‘do to have more volume.
  3. Quick curls: Pull your hair into a high pony and curl your hair while it is up for quick easy waves. Once you are done curling and have let your hair cool, take the ponytail down and lightly spray it with hair spray.
  4. Clamp it up: Face the clamp of the iron forward to spin the hair through it more easily, and clamp around the middle of your hair. Clamping hair from the bottom of the strand makes it harder and more awkward to curl it around the iron.
  5. Root to tip: The closer to the root you start the curl, the longer the curl will last.
  6. Wand tricks: When you are using a wand, turn it upside down. This allows you to start curling your roots on the larger end of the wand. Also, hold the wand behind your head to avoid burning your face off.

Next time you are curling your ‘fro, keep these tips in mind!

XOXO, Chels

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