Chelsea Crockett

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How to Avoid Blow-Dryer Damage

We all know it is way better for our hair to be air-dried, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to let it air dry. Whether you only use…

We all know it is way better for our hair to be air-dried, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to let it air dry. Whether you only use your blow dryer occasionally or use it every day, it is important to the health of your hair to be smart about drying. Experts recommend leaving your blow-dryer on the medium setting. Just because it is hotter and higher and dries your hair faster doesn’t mean it is better for your hair! If your hair is thin, damaged, or colored, you should stick to a lower setting for extra heat protection. To avoid even more damage, here are three more things you can do.

  1. Use natural shampoo and conditioner: Using a natural shampoo and conditioner combo keeps your hair as nourished as possible, and these products are free from sulfates and other damaging ingredients.
  2. Use 2 methods of drying: To keep your hair damage to a minimum, air dry it for a bit before blow drying it. Experts recommend letting it air dry 80%, then finishing the last 20% of drying with your blow-dryer.
  3. Protect: Use a heat-protectant before blow drying. Try and find one that protects and also conditions and strengthens at the same time.1447687591-tresemme-heat-tamer-spray

Here’s to healthy hair!

XOXO, Chels

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Save Your Hair from Exercise Damage

You know those girls that walk out of the gym with perfect hair? Like, not one strand is out of place or frizzy (ahem, Taylor Swift)? I envy them. After…

You know those girls that walk out of the gym with perfect hair? Like, not one strand is out of place or frizzy (ahem, Taylor Swift)? I envy them. After I work out, my hair is a sweaty mess! Little did I know that working out/going to the gym can cause some serious hair damage. Now, don’t let that stop you from kicking butt in your next workout, we just need to learn how to treat our hair while, before, and after we exercise. This will do our hair a favor in the long run.

  1. Prep your hair before pumping iron: It may seem silly to spend time on your hair before you work out, I mean, it’s going to get messed up anyway. Right? But, spending a few seconds on your mane pre-workout is a must if you want great post-workout locks. Use dry shampoo on your roots before you work out to prevent excess moisture in your hair from sweat.bella-reverse-french-braid
  2. Too-tight ponytail: If your ponytail too tight it can be damaging your hair! Plus they can make dents in it and if you want to style it afterwards you can pretty much forget it. Try a loose, high bun for post-workout volume, or try a fishtail or another type of braid for loose waves after you take it out.
  3. Protect yo-self: If you work out outside, you need to protect your scalp from the sun. Scalp sunburns= the least fun you will ever have. My advice is to wear a cute running hat or ball cap when you exercise outside. Functional AND cute. Also, be gentle when brushing your hair post-workout. It can get pretty tangled when you’re getting your sweat on, so go easy on it to prevent damage.

If your goal is long, healthy hair, keep these tips in mind the next time you head to the gym.

XOXO, Chels

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Which Hair Extensions Are Right for You?

Have you ever had a bad haircut, maybe it was cut too short, or have you always wanted long, thick hair?!  Recently, one of my workers had a terrible haircut…

Have you ever had a bad haircut, maybe it was cut too short, or have you always wanted long, thick hair?!  Recently, one of my workers had a terrible haircut experience that resulted in her getting extensions.  What was meant to be a trim, turned into a good 5 inches being taken off.  She was mortified!  Lexi started exploring her options and decided to get extensions.  Curious, I started asking her all about them.  Here’s what she told me:

There are a wide variety of extensions to choose from and must be chosen carefully for each individual person.  While some are temporary, others can last months, and some can even damage your hair.  Depending on your hair type, picking out the correct extensions are crucial for a natural look.

  • Clip in extensions are great for temporary wear. They can be taken in and out and leave no damage to your hair.  You can wash and style these like real hair, but compared to other options, look the “fakest”.  You have to be careful where you place them!
  • Glue-in and pre-bonded extensions are small strands of hair fused with a heating machine to other strands of hair. While these look extremely natural, they require a lot of upkeep.  Avoid using conditioner or heat around the bonds.  This can loosen each bond making them fall out sooner or even break off your hair. 
  • Sewn-in extensions are ideal for people with coarse, curly, or thick hair. They are applied by sewing the extension into a tight braid under your hair line.  This requires frequent trips to the salon to keep the braid tight and make sure the end is still tied.  If you have thin hair, I would avoid this option.
  • Tape extensions are my ultimate favorite. While they are quite pricier, they look the most natural and have the least upkeep.  They are applied with two strands of clear tape to different sections of hair.  If you are gentle with them and don’t use a brush around them, they can last months!Chelsea Crockett- tape extensions

Once you’ve chosen your extensions, have a stylist shape them to blend in with your natural hair.  Hope you love them!

XOXO, 

            Chelsea     

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What Happens When You Burn?

Burning your skin can be tough to avoid when you spend endless hours of your summer out by the pool.  Of course, applying sunscreen can help, but there is always…

Burning your skin can be tough to avoid when you spend endless hours of your summer out by the pool.  Of course, applying sunscreen can help, but there is always a chance of burning.  Although turning your skin red is not a good look, it’s also painful, can peel, and even cause cancer!  So what exactly happens when your sun burns?!Chelsea Crockett- sunscreen

When you lay out in the sun for too long, your DNA can actually get damaged.  Unlike a burn from the stove or a flat iron, sun burns can have a lasting effect.  A sun burn is a clear sign that UV radiation has damaged the skin.  Since your skin gets warmed up, blood rises to the top of the skin causing redness.  Once the redness starts to go away, your body reacts to the burn by peeling away the damaged cells.  Although new skin arrives, there lies a high chance of skin cancer.

When you’re out in the sun this summer, be smart and use sunscreen, a hat, or a cover-up to protect your skin.  Love your skin and have a wonderful summer!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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3 Reasons Why You Are Losing Hair

Do you ever brush your hair and notice you are losing a ton of it? Do you ever think “Holy cow, I am going to go bald!”? Not to worry….

Do you ever brush your hair and notice you are losing a ton of it? Do you ever think “Holy cow, I am going to go bald!”? Not to worry. There are many reasons that women lose hair! The average woman loses about 100 strands a day. Here are three reasons women lose hair:

Lack of protein:

If you don’t get enough protein in the food you eat, your body may ration protein by shutting down hair growth. This usually happens about two to three months after your protein intake drops.

What to do: A few great sources of protein are fish, eggs, and meat.

Stress:

Any kind of physical trauma like a car crash or severe illness, even the flu, can temporarily cause hair loss. Hair has a programmed life cycle: a growth phase, rest phase and shedding phase. Sometimes when you go through a super stressful event it can shock the hair cycle and make the hair go into the shedding phase. Emotional stress can also cause hair loss! Stressed for a test? Going through a rough spot in your life? It can cause hair loss!

What to do: Good news! Your hair will start growing back as your body recuperates.

Overstyling:

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Lots of styling and coloring over the years can cause your hair to fall out. Extreme styling, such as tight braids, perms, and constant hair coloring can actually affect the hair root and your hair might not grow back.

Don’t freak out if you are losing hair! It happens to the best of us. 🙂What to do: Along with avoiding these styles and treatments, use conditioner after every shampoo, let your hair air dry, and limit the amount of time the curling iron comes in contact with your hair and use hot tools on it no more than once a week.

XOXO, Chel
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Repair Unwanted Summer Damage

            Hey everyone!  With summer coming to a close, we want to make sure we’re looking our best for the upcoming school year.  Throughout the summer, our skin and hair…

            Hey everyone!  With summer coming to a close, we want to make sure we’re looking our best for the upcoming school year.  Throughout the summer, our skin and hair receive unwanted damage from too many days in the pool and sun.  Luckily, with the help of developed products, you can easily fix your dead skin and body cells!

             I know most of us love swimming and days at the pool, but of course, too much of anything is never good.  Most pools contain chlorine which creates some bad effects on our bodies.  Chlorine dries out your skin and hair and even brings redness to your eyes.  To fix your post-pool hair, try using the Philip Kingsley Swimcap.  This cream repairs the dried and damaged parts of your hair and also protects it from the sun next time you take a dip at the pool.  Even members of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team use this, so you know it’s the real deal.

            As far as skin goes, getting too much sun can end up in a nasty sunburn.  Sunburns damage the cells on your body and even worse, on your face.  The perfect solution to help cool the burn is aloe.  You can find aloe almost anywhere, but finding aloe for your face is tricky.  If you’re like me, you’ll need something that’s good on sensitive skin.  Clinique’s “After-Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe” is oil-free and calms sun-exposed skin.  To help your cracked lips, try either EOS or Burt’s Bees’ Conditioning Balm.  Both products will soothe the burning feeling and repair the damage in your lips.Chelsea Crockett - Repair Summer Damage

            All links to the above products are mentioned below and are definitely worth checking out!

                                                            XOXO – Chels

Clinique After-Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe – http://tiny.cc/Clinique_RescueBalm

EOS Lip Balm – http://tiny.cc/EOSLipBalm

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