Chelsea Crockett

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Damage-Avoiding Straightener Tips

If you’re like me, then part of your morning routine for 50% of the week involves a flat iron, whether it is curling, straightening, or taming frizz. Unfortunately for us,…

If you’re like me, then part of your morning routine for 50% of the week involves a flat iron, whether it is curling, straightening, or taming frizz. Unfortunately for us, flat irons can cause some major damage to our fragile locks. If you want to have healthy hair but also want to style it using heat, you can have the best of both worlds if you use the following tips!

  1. Prep with a smoothing shampoo: Use a heat repair shampoo and conditioner combo to prep and protect your hair. It will help replenish moisture back to it and get it ready for your next heat-styling sesh.
  2. Protect your strands: Before you heat up your hair, spray a good heat protectant on it. Pick one that protects from damage as well as smooths and adds shine. It will prevent it from becoming dry and stiff after you straighten it.
  3. Use ceramic plated irons: Ceramic plates protect your hair with negatively charged ions and helps keep your hair smooth.
  4. Use a deep conditioner: Once a month, treat your hair to some moisture! Your hair needs restoration if you frequently use heat on it, so letting a deep conditioner soak about 10 minutes on your strands once a month, then rinse and let your hair air dry.

Protecting your hair is so so important if you use hot tools often. The more you protect, the longer it will grow and the better it will look!

XOXO, Chels

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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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How College May Be Ruining Your Hair

College is a busy, busy time. You are exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning what it means to grow up and mature into an adult. College is also…

College is a busy, busy time. You are exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning what it means to grow up and mature into an adult. College is also a time when your skin and hair routine, or whole beauty routine for that matter, may be put on the back burner because life is just crazy busy. Plus, you may embrace a more lazy approach to beauty and style during this time, which is totally cool, but it also can mean that you are sabotaging your hair. It is totally easy to let your haircare be put on the back burner, because during this time there are things way more important than your hair, but it is also important to keep your strands in mind. You don’t need to spend hours and lots of money to keep healthy hair in college, you just need to avoid the mistakes below.

  1. Wearing your hair up too much: It is easy to get in the habit of tossing your hair up into a ponytail or bun on busy mornings, but wearing your hair up every day can actually lead to hair loss and can damage your strands. I know it is tempting to just toss it up every day, but leave your hair down when you can, or wear it in a loose pony or braid.fullsizerender-63
  2. Styling wet hair: It is easy to get in a rush and want to brush and style your hair right after the shower, but brushing soaking hair does a ton of damage, so just pull it into a braid or bun and go.
  3. Not putting any effort into it: Don’t just ignore hair care. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars or lots of time, you just need to treat it nicely. Don’t ignore trims, they don’t take long and are essential to keeping your hair healthy. Make sure you aren’t relying on dry shampoo every day because it can dry your hair out and make it brittle. Also, another easy way to maintain your hair is to spritz in some leave-in conditioner after every shower to give your hair the moisture it needs.

I know college is a crazy busy time, and it can feel like you have no time at all for hair care, but by keeping these tips in mind you can be saving your strands a world of hurt!

XOXO, Chels

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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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