Chelsea Crockett

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Tips to Tame Frizzy Winter Hair

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 10 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowey…

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 10 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowey hair like you see in those Pantene commercials. Is that too much to ask? Part of it is my fault. When your hair is dry or damaged, it becomes frizzier and frizzier. I want to break up with my frizzy hair, and this is how I plan to do it.

  1. Turn down my hot tools: Using high heat on your hair can cause your hair cuticles to swell (= frizz) so turn the temp down for minimal frizz.fullsizerender-75
  2. Wash my hair less frequently: Washing your hair too often strips your hair if its natural oils and can make it dry out. Dry = frizz. Use dry shampoo to help your hair stay manageable between washes.
  3. Deep condition: Deep conditioners seal your hair cuticles and prevent humidity from getting to your hair. More moisture= less frizz.
  4. Use sulfate/alcohol free products: Sulfates dry the heck out of your hair, which causes it to soak up the humidity, and that = frizz. Alcohol swells the hair cuticle which = frizz, so look for products that are alcohol and sulfate free.
  5. Avoid touching my hair: Every time you touch your hair you are breaking up its natural pattern which can cause frizz. Running your fingers through it to detangle it is fine, but try and keep the finger combing to a minimum to prevent frizz.

Kiss your frizzy hair goodbye!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Get the Hair Cut You Really Want

Odds are, at some point in your life, you have walked out of the hair salon almost in tears because of a bad haircut. It is hard to communicate with…

Odds are, at some point in your life, you have walked out of the hair salon almost in tears because of a bad haircut. It is hard to communicate with your stylist exactly what you want. Here are a few ways to make sure you get the haircut you want and avoid the bad-hair-cut-blues.

  1. Do some prep work: Do some research before heading to get your hair cut. Research salons in your area and look at customer reviews.fullsizerender-72
  2. Come prepared: Bring more than one photo of what haircut/color you want. Point out specifically what you like about the pictures. Be as precise as possible! Also, share with the stylist what your daily hair routine looks like, whether it is styling it every day or letting it air dry. This will affect how “high or low maintenance” your hair cut is.
  3. Trust the stylist: If a stylist warns you against a certain cut or color, take their advice! They are the professionals and want you to feel your best and most confident. They know what looks best with certain face shapes and hair textures.

Salon trips should be fun and relaxing, not fearful and stressful!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Winter 2017 Hair Color Trends

Fall and winter are a great time to try new things with your hair color. There are some really cool color trends making their way around this season that I…

Fall and winter are a great time to try new things with your hair color. There are some really cool color trends making their way around this season that I really love! If you are wanting to change up your hair color but need some inspiration, look no further. Here are the top 5 hair color trends this winter.

  1. Chocolate rose gold: 2016 is the year of rose gold hair! The winter version features pink tones along with deeper brown hues up top to prevent the need for a touch-up every six weeks.how-to-go-rose-gold-without-dyeing-your-hair-blond-1934101-1476217068-640x0c
  2. Sun-kissed ombre: Even though summer is over, you can still give your look a little glow and warmth! Just ask your hairdresser to add warm honey tones throughout your hair, concentrating it more towards the bottom. This will give you a healthy glow!419327415274362148_g0nitadg_c
  3. Nude hair: There are warm tones, cool tones, and then neutral tones. Nude hair means there is a balance of both warm and cool tones, which cancel each other out to create a neutral color. Neutral colors are totally trendy and easy to wear.09e5ad2f0f2023e6c3c79f7d5f165eb8
  4. Autumn red: Red hair is always in! This year’s red tones are coppery and autumnal. To keep your red hair redder longer, avoid overusing heat tools and also use a shampoo and conditioner that are made for color-treated hair.autumn-red-hair-color-5

If you want to change up your hair, these are great options this season!

XOXO, Chels

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Do These Weird Beauty Products Really Work?

I see so many beauty trends and products that make me stop and think “does that really work?”  Sometimes I branch out and give them a try and am very…

I see so many beauty trends and products that make me stop and think “does that really work?”  Sometimes I branch out and give them a try and am very surprised with the results!  I picked a few different products to tell you about that surprisingly work and should be on your wish list!

  • Light Therapy Acne Mask.  Neutrogena recently released a light therapy acne mask that supposedly gets rid of acne and reduces inflammation.  I have one myself and was skeptical at first, but it really makes a difference!  It’s not only relaxing but super beneficial for your skin.
  • Peel Off Lip Stain.  Peel off lip stain really depends on which brand you try for it to be a success or not!  Some brands are messy and don’t really make a difference whereas others are long-lasting and easy to use.  Read the reviews before you buy!Chelsea Crockett - Lip Stain
  • Lip Tattoos.  As long as you use these right, they usually work!  You have to place them on your lips carefully and wait for the right amount of time.  Why not try them out for fun? 🙂
  • Eyeliner Stencils.  Makeup stencils are sometimes hit or miss when it comes to the quality of them.  I’ve used an eyeliner stencil before and they won’t give you the perfect wing most of the time, unless you master them!
  • Hair Straightening Brush.  Surprisingly, these work pretty well!  The only exception is if you have really curly hair.  Either way, these brushes are great for a quick straighten!

Which product do you want to try out?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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How to Get Victoria’s Secret Runway Ready Hair

While watching the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year, I was hit with severe hair envy. Have you ever wanted hair that looks like it belonged on the Vicki’s Secret…

While watching the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year, I was hit with severe hair envy. Have you ever wanted hair that looks like it belonged on the Vicki’s Secret runway? Here is the inside scoop on how to get those beautiful waves that we love so much.

  1. Mousse: To get runway-level volume, apply a volumizing mousse to your roots. A fool-proof way to make sure your hair gets evenly coated, spray some mousse onto a brush and then comb through your strands.rs_634x951-151110125730-634-stella-maxwell-victorias-secret-backstage-ms-111015
  2. Dry right: Bow dry your hair until it is 80% dry, using your fingers to comb through it. Then, take a round brush if you have straight hair or a paddle brush if you have curly hair and smooth your hair. Make sure your nozzle is pointed downward so that your cuticles lay flat and don’t frizz.
  3. Pick out a part: After you are done drying your hair with your head flipped upside down, flip your head up again and where your hair naturally falls is the most flattering part for your face. Use the end of a comb to straighten the part out.
  4. Add extensions: This is optional and this step can definitely be skipped, but if you want a little length, you can clip in some extensions.
  5. Curl those strands: This is the fun part! To keep your curls from looking too uniform, use a larger curling iron and wrap sections around the barrel and away from your face. Then hold the barrel at a slight angle, this way you get volume at the root and the wave in the middle. Before you release your hair, close the barrel on the ends to give them a slight bend. To make the curls last all night, coil them up and pin them while they cool. Finish the style by spraying a boar-bristle brush with hairspray and brushing it through your curls to bring them together for a totally glam finish.

And that’s that! Now you know how to get runway-ready 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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How to Make the Most of Your Hair Appointments

I never feel like I have enough time. There are so many things to fit in a day! Because of my hectic schedule, hair appointments are the last thing on…

I never feel like I have enough time. There are so many things to fit in a day! Because of my hectic schedule, hair appointments are the last thing on my mind. But, they have to happen at some point! Here are ways to make the most for your hair appointments and to help get you in and out of there!452735bcc9ac66847cbacfef9f54b1f6

  1. Know what you want: Give the hair stylist something to work with, like a photo of the cut or color that you are wanting. This helps the stylist know the direction you want to go and saves time because you aren’t trying to verbally explain it to them.
  2. Plan ahead: Know approximately how much time you think you will need for the appointment so you and the stylist don’t feel rushed. Plan it into your day just like you would anything else. Block out time for it.
  3. Don’t go in with wet hair: Your stylist is going to want to look at your hair dry to see how it normally looks, and they are going to want to feel it to see if there is a lot of damage they will need to trim off. If you come with a wet head, they will have to blow dry it before you start the appointment, which takes time. Save time, go dry!

Next time you need to make a trip to the salon, try these time-saving tips to make the most of it!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Tips for Making Your Hair Look Fuller & Thicker

Thick, luscious locks are something every girl desires.  When it comes to hair, you can pretty much determine its color, style, etc., but one thing you can’t change is how…

Thick, luscious locks are something every girl desires.  When it comes to hair, you can pretty much determine its color, style, etc., but one thing you can’t change is how thick or thin it is!  Although you can’t actually “change” it, there are certain things you can do to make it appear thick and beautiful! 

  • Switch your part to the opposite side.  Chelsea Crockett - Pancake BraidShifting your part can give the hair around your roots a little lift.  Since its not used to it, your hair will look thicker at the top!
  • Condition your hair before you shampoo it.  This is said to give your hair a more textured look.  Try it out!
  • “Pancake” your braid.  Pancaking your braid is a new technique that makes your braid look fuller like the picture on the right.  You basically tug and pull on your hair to loosen your braid after you’ve finished. 
  • Use mousse.  Mousse isn’t only a guy’s products ladies!  It works beautifully when trying to give your hair a little extra lift and texture.
  • Use dry shampoo even when your hair is clean.  As I’ve said before, texture can completely change the appearance of your hair.  Dry shampoo will give your roots an extra lift!

What tips would you add to the list?  Let me know and I’ll try them myself!

XO – Chels

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Hottest Trends from the 2016 Emmys

The Emmys is one of the most famous and watched award shows of the year.  I always love looking at all the elegant gowns and beauty trends and seeing which…

The Emmys is one of the most famous and watched award shows of the year.  I always love looking at all the elegant gowns and beauty trends and seeing which ones all the stars are rocking!  I’ve noticed a few common trends that seemed to stand out to me.  So, here they are! 

  • Sleek hair.  I love clean-cut sleek hairstyles that make an outfit look even more elegant than it already is!  The picture on the right shows Sarah Hyland wearing a sleek, low bun along with many other celebrities on the red carpet.Chelsea Crockett - Sarah Hyland
  • Bold lips.  I’ve always been a big fan of bold lips, and it seems like the celebs on the red carpet were too this year!  A bold lip always seals the deal when it comes to makeup, and the celebs that rocked this proved it!
  • Smoky eyes.  The smoky eye trend has been around for a while and continues to show up everywhere! 
  • Low buns.  Low buns can either be formal or messy.  At the Emmys, a lot of women were rocking the sleek, low bun hairstyle which I loved!
  • Gold tones.  Gold is one of my favorite colors to accent with.  There were a lot of gold dresses and makeup looks that were seen on the red carpet (especially gold-based eye shadow!).
  • Highlighted skin.  A lot of celebs pulled off the natural glow look along with a little highlight!  A little highlight never hurts! 🙂

Which trend is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

          Chels

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Long Hair Probs

Having long hair has its lots of benefits but also has some major probs. Short-haired ladies, we love you to death, and sometimes I am super tempted to join the…

Having long hair has its lots of benefits but also has some major probs. Short-haired ladies, we love you to death, and sometimes I am super tempted to join the short hair club again because having long hair is pretty much a full time job. But, long-haired ladies, this article is for YOU! Here are 7 problems my long-haired gals will understand.

  1. Pre hair-cut anxiety: We’ve all been there. You’ve worked SO HARD to grow your hair out to the length it is, so when trim time comes you get crazy nervous. What if the hair dresser messes up and chops off too much hair and then you have to wait FORRREVER for it to grow back! Ugh.fullsizerender-38
  2. “Is that your real hair?”: We’re used to this question, yes? Oh, and there is also the “How did you get it so long?” question. Refer to #1 for the answer. 😉 I avoid hair-cuts! I know I shouldn’t. I also eat a healthy diet so that also helps!
  3. Having to schedule styling your hair: If I actually want to style my hair for school or going out, I have to set aside about an hour to do so. When you have long hair, it takes forever to style it!
  4. Hair ties. Hair ties everywhere: I have a stash of hair ties in my car, purse, around my wrist, all over just in case I get fed up with having my mane in my face.
  5. Car doors + hair=OUCH: I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve shut my car door/rolled up my window on my hair. Talk about ouch.
  6. Dry time: Air drying long hair takes hours, and blow drying isn’t much faster.
  7. The ultimate love/hate relationship: I love having long hair. I also occasionally highly dislike it. There are days when I just want to go back to short hair, but then I remember how hard I worked to grow it out.

 

Do you have any other “long-hair probs” that you would like to discuss? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Hair De-tangler DIY

Now that my hair has grown back and is almost as long as it was in my first years of high school, pulling a brush through it after a shower…

Now that my hair has grown back and is almost as long as it was in my first years of high school, pulling a brush through it after a shower is nothing short of a nightmare. The only way I can get all the tangles out of my hair is if I use detangler. This is a sort of leave-in conditioner that both moisturizes and helps work the tangles out of your hair! Here is how to easily make your very own.

Ingredients:download

  • 2-3 tablespoons conditioner
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 12 drops of essential oil
  • Spray bottle

The amount of distilled water you use depends on your spray bottle size. Mix 1.5 to 2 cups of water with 2-3 tbsp of conditioner in a bowl. Add in some essential oils to spruce it up and to give your hair a fresh scent. I like to use rosemary oil because it promotes strong hair. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the spray bottle, and there you have it! Spray on damp hair after you shower and your hair will be soft, tangle free, and shiny!

I like using a leave-in conditioner on my hair after I shower because it hydrates it and protects it from damage. Plus, it makes it super soft and shiny! Also, making your own ensures that you aren’t putting unnecessary chemicals on your hair.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Hairstyles for Hiding Your Bangs

Sometimes you try something new with your hair and end up loving it.  Other times, taking a risk with your hair can be something you regret!  Depending on the person,…

Sometimes you try something new with your hair and end up loving it.  Other times, taking a risk with your hair can be something you regret!  Depending on the person, they can love or hate their bangs.  Or maybe they simply get tired of them!  I know they can take a while to grow out, so here are a few hairstyles for hiding your bangs!

When it comes to bangs, braids can be your best friend.  There are so many different styles of braids that will help hide your bangs and are also super stylish! Chelsea Crockett - Braid Top Knot If you want to keep it simple, French braiding your bangs and bobby pinning them on the side of your head is an easy solution.  One of my favorite looks is the braided topknot like the picture on the left.  As long as you can master the look, it turns out super cute!

If you haven’t invested in any accessories, then you should start!  Hats and headbands are perfect for hiding bangs (and for fixing a bad hair day!).  Purchase a few that you can switch up with different outfits and you’re good to go!

Another quick way to style your bangs is by drying your hair a certain way.  Training your part to go the opposite way can be hard, but by doing this you can master the flipped hairstyle.  This will allow your bangs to blend with your hair better along with using some product to seal the deal.

If you’re regretting getting bangs, then I hope this helps!

XOXO – Chels

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How Often Should I Trim My Hair?

How do you know when it is time to trim your ‘do? Is it when your ends are so split and gross that they look frizzy all the time? Or…

How do you know when it is time to trim your ‘do? Is it when your ends are so split and gross that they look frizzy all the time? Or is it when you start getting knots that just won’t come out, no matter how much conditioner you use? I am one of those people who waits as long as possible in between cuts because I want my hair to grow long. What I have learned is that doing that does more harm than good! Here are different hair categories and when you really need to cut it.FullSizeRender (19)

  1. If you have tight curls: For you naturally curly-haired beauties, you need to trim every 12 weeks. If you are trying to grow it out, ask your stylist to trim about a quarter of an inch or less at each cut.
  2. If your hair is untouched: And by untouched I mean un-colored or highlighted. If you have not used many chemicals on your hair and don’t use hot tools much, you can go 12 weeks in between trims.
  3. For long, wavy or straight hair: If you keep it healthy by deep conditioning and using minimal hot tools, then you can wait 8-12 weeks in between trims. If you have long layers, though, you should trim every 6-8 weeks to keep your layers in good shape.
  4. If you have a bob or lob: If you have a bob or lob (aka a long bob) you should get a trim every 6 weeks. Clean sharp lines grow out well, so you should be good. Now, if you have short or shoulder-length hair with lots of layers, then you also want to go every 6 weeks or your layers may start to look wonky.
  5. If you have short hair: If you have a pixie cut or an undercut or any other super short hairstyle, you should get it touched up every 4 weeks to keep it sharp!

Of course these are just suggestions, you can get your hair trimmed whenever you please, these are just here to help give you a guide to what salon professionals recommend!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How To Make Your Highlights Last Longer

Coloring your hair is a huge commitment. When you walk out of the salon, your hair is on fleek, but after a few weeks the color starts to fade and…

Coloring your hair is a huge commitment. When you walk out of the salon, your hair is on fleek, but after a few weeks the color starts to fade and your roots grow out. A lot of stylists recommend touching up your color every 8-10 weeks, and that is expensive! Plus, it is rough on your hair. Here are a few ways to make your highlights last longer so you don’t have to touch them up so often.FullSizeRender (16)

  1. Go for balayage: When you get balayge highlights the stylist makes them look more natural. The highlights don’t go all the way up to your roots, so you can’t tell when they are growing out. Also, choose a shade of highlights that is only a few shades lighter than your natural hair color, because subtle highlights are way easier to maintain!
  2. Try “babylights: This highlight trend focuses on natural highlighting. They are like the highlights you got as a kid from playing out in the sun! This trend focuses on brightening up the hair right by your face to give you a sun-kissed look, then fades the highlights throughout your hair for a natural look. These aren’t so obvious when they grow out.
  3. Wash less: Shampooing your hair less helps maintain your color. Try shampooing every other day and using dry shampoo on the days in between. Also, good color starts with healthy hair, so by keeping your hair moisturized and healthy, you can help it hold the color longer.

 

Hopefully this helps you keep your highlights and color longer! I’m all about saving time and money.

XOXO, Chels

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4 Lazy Girl Back-To-School Hairstyles

On school days, the last thing I want to do is get up earlier than I have to in order to do my hair. I definitely lean on the lazy…

On school days, the last thing I want to do is get up earlier than I have to in order to do my hair. I definitely lean on the lazy side when it comes to styling my hair on school mornings. But, if you are like me, you want to be able to sleep in AND have cute hair. Here are some easy options for us lazy gals!

  1. Half-up braid: Take the hair from both of your temples and pull it back. Secure the top half of your hair into a clear elastic band, then braid it. Secure the braid with another clear band, then loosen the strands a bit to give it a slightly messy look. Twist the braid around itself into a bun, then secure with bobby pins. Easy and so cute!11-flower-braid-half-up-half-down-hairstyle
  2. Easy curls: Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Split the hair into two or three sections, depending on how thick your hair is. Take one section, wrap the whole thing around the barrel of a curling wand, and let it curl. Do this to all your sections, take the ponytail down, and voila! Easy, fast curls.
  3. No heat curls: Take an elastic headband and place it on your head like a halo. Then, twist sections of your hair and wrap them around the band. Do this with all of your hair so it is all wrapped around the headband, then head to bed. Wake up, take the headband out, and you will have curls for days!
  4. Blow dry waves: If you are a gal who likes to shower in the morning, while you are blow drying your hair, twist large sections and blow dry them. This will give you easy waves and saves you time by ditching your curling iron!

Have more time for sleep AND have great hair? Sign me up!

XOXO, Chels

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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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