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Easy Messy Curls

When styling your hair into curls, there are two categories: fresh curls and messy curls. Both are great styles and are worn for different reasons. Fresh curls are meant to…

When styling your hair into curls, there are two categories: fresh curls and messy curls. Both are great styles and are worn for different reasons. Fresh curls are meant to look pretty and put-together, whereas messy curls are a more “everyday” “effortless” casual look. I love the way my hair looks when it is freshly curled. The curls are all bouncy and shiny! Buuuuut, there is something to be said about “second day” curls. They are looser, messier, and give off that “effortless” look. Want to know how to get “second day” curls without having to sleep on them/wait a whole day? Stay tuned!mcx-beach-sprays-ogx

  1. The first step is to divide your hair into sections and curl it how you normally do. You can use a curling iron, wand, straightener, whichever you prefer!
  2. Okay, so after you have curled all of your hair, take your fingers and run them through your hair. The goal is to loosen up the curls and separate them. You can also use a wide-toothed comb for this step instead of your fingers!
  3. Take some dry shampoo or texture spray and spray it throughout your hair, on the roots and the curls. This will “dirty up” your hair and make it a little messier. I also use sea salt spray to mess it up a bit.

See how easy it is to get “second day” curls on the first day? Super-duper easy! Let me know in the comment section if your “second day” curls turned out cute!

XOXO, Chels

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Best Texture Spray for Your Money

There is one sort of hair style that I have not been able to fully master, and that is the messy look. You know, the Gigi Hadid, just off of…

There is one sort of hair style that I have not been able to fully master, and that is the messy look. You know, the Gigi Hadid, just off of the beach, effortlessly messy hair. I have heard that the key to a successful beachy, wavy, wind-blown style is using texture spray. Not all texture spray is the same, though, so I did a little bit of research to see which one would help me achieve my desired look. Here are my top 3 texturizing sprays, which are all really affordable!not-your-mothers-double-take-dry-finishg-texture-spray

  1. Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease: This one costs less than $5…winning! Misting this spray all over your locks gives it that “undone” texture. Spray it on curled hair or natural hair for a boost!
  2. Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray: I love the “Not Your Mother’s” brand. This spray hydrates your strands with aloe and keratin while giving it a tousled finish. And, it is under $7!
  3. Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray: This formula absorbs oil and odors while giving your hair grip to hold its style, whether you are rocking an updo or beachy waves! It is also infused with argan oil that conditions and moisturizes your hair. This product is $11, and styles your hair without getting sticky or crunchy!

Having messy, tousled, textured hair in the summer is my dream! I recommend these sprays to anyone who feels the same. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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Hairstyles for Humid Weather

Humidity is the absolute worse.  Your hair can go from straight to curly or curly to flat as soon as you step outside!  Even your makeup can’t beat the heat…

Humidity is the absolute worse.  Your hair can go from straight to curly or curly to flat as soon as you step outside!  Even your makeup can’t beat the heat and ends up sweating off before no time!  If your hair is notorious for frizzing up when humidity Chelsea Crockett - Double Braidsstrikes, try some of these hairstyles to rock no matter what the temperature is!

First rule is to conceal as much of your hair as possible.  Wearing a simple ponytail will still leave room for it to frizz up!  My go-to hairstyle is French braids or a fishtail braid.  Since the double braids are back in style, I rock them all the time!  If you can’t do French braids on yourself, try learning how to fishtail.  It’s super easy, and with a little practice you can master the look yourself!  (P.S. this is a good hairstyle if you have a lot of layers. Chelsea Crockett - Braided Bun It takes little pieces at a time so it stops them from sticking out like they might in normal braids!)

If you need a little extra help containing the frizz, don’t be afraid to utilize accessories!  Things like headbands and hats are made for rescuing you from hair emergencies!  Apart from accessorizing, buns are good for this too.  I have yet to try this style for myself, but braided headbands followed by a bun like the picture on the right are super cute!

Which is your go-to hairstyle?  Let me know insiders! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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Say Bye to Bad Hair Days

We have all had those days where we wake up and our hair looks like a bird has started nesting in it. Bad hair days are the worst because we…

We have all had those days where we wake up and our hair looks like a bird has started nesting in it. Bad hair days are the worst because we are helpless in the fight against our hair and it can feel like there is nothing you can do to make it look remotely better.  Here is a handy dandy list of ways that you can beat your next bad hair day, or even prevent it!

  1. Is your hair dull or brassy? Give your hair natural shine by taking fish oil supplements! Along with a ton of other health benefits, fish oil works from the inside out, giving you naturally glossy strands.FullSizeRender (6)
  2. Running late or have horribly unmanageable hair? Braid it up. Braided hairstyles are your bff on days when you just don’t want to mess with your hair because they mask the craziness!
  3. Steer clear of hair products that have silicones or sulfates in them. Those chemicals dry out your hair and disrupt it’s natural wave/curl pattern. This means mega frizz! Also, maintaining a healthy diet can really benefit the health of your hair. Avoid eating too much salt, sugar, caffeine and carbonated beverages.
  4. Topknots = lifesaver. These high buns keep your hair out of your face and disguise the mess it really is!
  5. Use them! Blair Waldorf set a great example for us. Headbands add a little extra oomf to hair if it needs something to spice it up and it keeps your strands out of your face.
  6. Are you battling static electricity and flyaways? Rub a dryer sheet over your hair!
  7. When straightening your locks, pull the hair up towards the ceiling when running it through the straightener to add volume to the ‘do.

Bad hair days be gone!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Things to Know Before You Cut Your Hair

If you have been with me for a while, then you know I used to have loooooong hair. My sister Kylie has beautiful long locks right now and I catch…

If you have been with me for a while, then you know I used to have loooooong hair. My sister Kylie has beautiful long locks right now and I catch myself wishing I had mine back! Although I sometimes reminisce about the times when I had long locks, I really dig my shorter ‘do.  Sometimes having long hair was such a hassle, and was very hard to maintain. Cutting your hair short means a fresh start and a totally new look, and one look that is really in right now is the long bob haircut, but before you go cutting off your tresses and taking the short hair plunge there are a few things you need to consider!

Styling tools switch: The tools you use to style your long hair may not be ideal with your short hair. Big barreled curling irons usually get the boot and smaller thinner irons and straighteners will take their place. The smaller tools allow you to have better control of your shorter ‘do.FullSizeRender (4)

Style time: Shorter hair takes less time to style, which is a total bonus! You won’t have to wake up as early in the morning to style it and it takes less time to dry than longer hair does.

Hair heaviness: Shorter hair has less weight to it than longer hair. This means that if you have natural curls or waves, they will be tighter with short hair. I think that this is a plus because when you get out of the shower all you have to do is work a little product into your hair and you can let your hair go natural!

Saves money: Shorter hair= less shampoo and hair products!

It is drastic: Lots of girls have an emotional attachment to their hair (myself included) so the thought of chopping off your hair can be frightening. But, just remember, it WILL grow back! Buuuuuut..it will not grow back overnight. It takes minutes to cut your hair, but months to grow it all back. It is quite a commitment!

So, before you decide to board the “short hair train” give it a bit of thought!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Summer Swim Fixes

Swimming at the pool or beach is all fun and games most of the time.  But those long days in the water can sometimes pose a problem to your hair…

Swimming at the pool or beach is all fun and games most of the time.  But those long days in the water can sometimes pose a problem to your hair and skin.  I found some tips that are super beneficial to recover from a day at the pool.  There are many swim fixes that can make your summer much more enjoyable and worry-free!

As teenage girls, most of us like to shave our legs, armpits, and sometimes our bikini lines.  Sometimes we end up with the much dreaded razor burns and bumps.  Chelsea Crockett - SunBum Hair SunscreenFor these, they can be relieved with a little aloe vera and lotion.  To prevent them from coming back, wait a few days before shaving over the area again.  This will stop the bumps from getting irritated and flaring up.

Sometimes day’s spent in the water can put your hair and skin in chlorine overload.  It’s known for drying out the moisture in your skin.  In order to hydrate it, rub raw coconut oil on your skin a couple times a day.  This should help restore any missing moisture that was taken!  As far as hair goes, being in the sun can lighten it dramatically, especially if you dye it.  There are many brands that actually sell hair sunscreen that protect your locks from sun damage!  Just spray it on and you’re set for the day!

I hope these make you less worrisome when it comes to long days of water exposure.  Do you have any extra tips that work for you?  Let me know insiders! 🙂

XO – Chels

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At-Home Hair Detox

Detoxing your body is a big thing these days. You detox your body, so why not detox your HAIR! Your strands are bombarded with chemicals and products on a daily…

Detoxing your body is a big thing these days. You detox your body, so why not detox your HAIR! Your strands are FullSizeRender (95)bombarded with chemicals and products on a daily basis, and over time that stuff can really take a toll on it. They can weigh it down, make it dull and lifeless, and unhealthy! A simple way to detox your hair involves only two things: your favorite shampoo and sea salt! Sea salt is full of minerals. It removes dead skin cells, dirt and product from your hair and de-greases it without stripping the natural oils from it! Is your hair in need of a boost? Try out this easy detox!

Mix 3 parts course sea salt with 2 parts shampoo together and wash your hair with it.  If your hair is in need of a little moisture, add in some coconut oil! Wash your hair with the mixture and then thoroughly rinse with cool water. Now, this shampoo is not to use as your everyday shampoo. Just use it once a month or so to detox your hair and give it a fresh start. Using the mixture too often may dry your hair and scalp!

Give your hair the detox it deserves!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Rock a Middle Part

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look…

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look that can be worn for more formal occasions, curled or straight, or for your everyday look if that’s what you prefer. Once you’re ready to give it a try, follow these simple steps!Chelsea Crockett - Taylor Hill Middle Part

  1. Get your hair used to it. It takes a while to train your hair to stay a certain way. If you’ve parted your hair on the side your whole life, it’ll take a few times to make it look natural. Definitely start by parting it the way you want it after you shower or when it’s wet.
  2. Use the right tools. By blow drying your hair after you shower, it’ll help force it to stay.  
  3. Frame your face. By using a straightener, you can frame your hair around your face, whether you want it curled or straightened. This will help make it look more natural and styled!
  4. Find a style that fits your cut. Depending on the length and cut of your hair, you’ll have to find a style that looks best on you. Like the picture on the right, she used her layers to her advantage and loosely curled each piece.

Training your hair to a new style is the hardest but most important step of rocking a middle part. Once you achieve that, then you’re ready to tackle the next step!

Good luck! – Chels

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Hair Styling Products: Are They Worth the Money?

Many of us are guilty of spending hundreds of dollars on hair styling products. Brands such as Chi can charge over a hundred dollars for a single straightener… Yikes! There…

Many of us are guilty of spending hundreds of dollars on hair styling products. Brands such as Chi can charge over a hundred dollars for a single straightener… Yikes! There are hundreds of different brands that offer the same types of products, but do they work just as well? Or is it worth the splurge?Chelsea Crockett - Hair Styling Tools I’m here to answer your questions!

Don’t get me wrong, the brand Chi offers amazing hair products. Their prices may be high, but their quality is worth it. They’re long-lasting and work really well on all different types of hair. That being said, there are many other brands that have the same effect as the higher quality products. When you’re shopping for a new straightener or curler, it’s hard to know which product you’re getting the best deal on based off the box or price. I suggest reading up on reviews and ratings before buying! They’re usually pretty accurate and can save you time and money!

As for styling products such as gels and oils, the same rules can be applied. One product that comes to mind is Moroccan Oil which can be pretty pricey. Argon oil from Target works almost just as well and is much more reasonably priced! You have to read up on different reviews of products to see if they’re worth the money!

XOXO – Chels

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Grad Cap Hair Tutorial

First off, congrats to all of my fellow 2016 graduates! WE DID IT! We made it all the way through 12 years of school. Wowza. Now that we have achieved…

First off, congrats to all of my fellow 2016 graduates! WE DID IT! We made it all the way through 12 years of school. Wowza. Now that we have achieved that feat, it is time to think about graduation. Before you head off to the ceremony, we need to talk grad cap hair. If you are wanting a soft, summery style that complements your cap, check this tutorial out!

  1. Section the top half of your hair off and pin it out of the way.FullSizeRender (81)
  2. Curl the front sections of hair away from your face, then curl the remaining sections towards the front. Unpin the top section of your hair and repeat this process.
  3. Hairspray your hair all over. Don’t separate the curls out yet!
  4. Let the curls cool off, then gently finger comb them to separate them out.
  5. Fasten your cap onto your head using bobby pins and lightly mist it with hairspray one more time.

Easy peasy! Now go rock your grad ceremony! Take lots of pics for me!

XOXO, Chels

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Graduation Day Beauty Tips

When it comes to styling your graduation hair and makeup there are a few things you need to keep in mind: humidity, confidence, and the cap! The day is alllll…

When it comes to styling your graduation hair and makeup there are a few things you need to keep in mind: humidity, confidence, and the cap! The day is alllll about the cap. And that super stylish graduation gown ;). But mostly the cap. So, when you are styling your hair and makeup for the big day, you need to be aware of how the humidity will affect your handiwork and how best to accentuate that hat. Here are a few tips to help you along.

  1. Hair: When it comes to hair, you have to work around the hat. Usually styling your hair down is your best bet for hat-wearing activities. And, like I said earlier, humidity needs to be kept in mind. You will be in a hot, stuffy auditorium or gym for quite a while waiting for your turn to walk across the stage and get your diploma, and in that time your hair can go from sleek and chic to frizzy. Before styling your hair, use a shine serum to help tame frizz. Then after styling run a lightweight dry oil through your locks to prevent flyaways.its-graduation-day-kt47vg
  2. Makeup: Your grad cap will draw attention to your face, so be sure to use powder to prevent your skin from getting shiny and primer to prevent your makeup from running. Humidity can do not-so-great things to makeup. Also, accentuate your eyes! Use a dash of pearl shadow at the corners of your eyes to brighten them. Use a lip color that you are comfortable with, not something too crazy, and keep it simple. You want to be comfortable and confident in your graduation look! You will be taking tons of pictures and pictures last a lifetime, so you want to feel and look your best. 🙂

Good luck, grads!

XOXO, Chels

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dying Your Hair

Dying your hair encompasses many pros and cons.  Although a fresh new look comes with switching up your color, some disadvantages included in dying can outweigh the benefits. I’m here…

Dying your hair encompasses many pros and cons.  Although a fresh new look comes with switching up your color, some disadvantages included in dying can outweigh the benefits. I’m here to tell you the do’s and don’ts of hair dying to help decrease any mishaps!

DON’TS

  • DON’T dye your hair too frequently.  This causes your hair to dry out and eventually become brittle.
  • DON’T go too dark or too light. Take your skin tone into consideration. What will compliment you best?
  • DON’T impulse dye your hair. If we’re talking permanent dying, think long and hard on what color you’ll be stuck with. If worst comes to worst, you can always dye it back quickly, but that can dry out your hair tremendously!

DO’S

  • DO know your products. If you’re dying your hair yourself, read up on reviews of the product you’re using. 
  • DO know what you’re doing. Too many times can dying your hair yourself go very wrong. Make sure you read instructions and have some extra help!
  • DO take into consideration that the dye could irritate your skin. Sometimes the dye can affect your scalp or surrounding skin. Be careful with what products you choose!

Hopefully these tips can help you decide: to dye or not to dye?

-Chelsea

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How to Repair Dry Hair!

Dry hair is hard to prevent. During the winter months, cold air makes your hair go from smooth and silky to frizzy and brittle. Apart from how it feels, we…

Dry hair is hard to prevent. During the winter months, cold air makes your hair go from smooth and silky to frizzy and brittle. Apart from how it feels, we don’t necessarily like how it looks either.  Here are a few ways to bring your locks back to life!Chelsea Crockett - Dry Hair Recipes

After doing some research, I found some cool techniques that I would’ve never thought about doing!  Hydrating products are where it’s at for dry hair. Conditioning with an ultra-hydrating conditioner, especially coating your ends, will help tremendously. A few times a week, do this followed by blow drying your ends (before rinsing!). After allowing your hair to soak up the product, rinse out the conditioner. Only do this 2-3 times a week!

Apart from product remedies, homemade recipes can account for amazing hair revivers. Ingredients such as avocados, eggs, olive oil, etc. are all great for restoring your hair back to a healthy state. Another remedy that never even crossed my mind is a butter mask (wait… what?)! Massage a small amount of butter throughout your hair. Make sure your hair is dry and let it sit for about a half hour. Rinse out the butter with shampoo and you’re good to go!

What other remedies do you have for dry, brittle hair? Let me know below!

XO – Chels   

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What Happens When You Quit Washing Your Hair

Recently I have been reading on my favorite bloggers’ sites that they barely wash their hair. Like, Cara Loren recently blogged that she doesn’t wash it for a week, and…

Recently I have been reading on my favorite bloggers’ sites that they barely wash their hair. Like, Cara Loren recently blogged that she doesn’t wash it for a week, and her hair is always so gorgeous! It blows my mind! How can people not wash their hair yet it still looks that good? I found out a few of their secrets, and today Ill share them with you. So, what exactly happens when you quit washing your hair so often?

  1. You fall in love with dry shampoo: For people who go a while between lathers, dry shampoo is their bff. They rely on this miracle spray to keep their hair less oily and smelling nice! It also makes it easy to style.download
  2. It will be easier to style: Every time I go to a salon to get my hair done for events like prom and homecoming, the stylist always tells me to come with “dirty hair”. This is because it holds the style better! Clean hair is slippery.
  3. Less split ends: Washing your hair is rough on it, between the lathering rinsing and repeating. It also dries out your ends, which leads them to split, so washing less = less split ends!
  4. Your color will last longer: If you color or highlight your hair, you know that washing dulls your color over time. So, washing less = longer lasting color.

Now, I am not sure that I can go a week without washing my hair, but I could go a few days to see if I reap any of these benefits!

XOXO, Chels

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Rock the Retro Look

Vintage & retro hairstyles are coming back with a bang! When I see pictures of women in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s I am always so jealous of their hair….

Vintage & retro hairstyles are coming back with a bang! When I see pictures of women in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s I am always so jealous of their hair. They wore it in such cool ways! Luckily, lots of those styles are making a comeback! Here are a few of my favorite retro hair styles and how to style them.

  1. Tied-up updoo: If you have ever seen pictures of “Rosie the Riveter” then you know where this style came from! I love it because it is a quick, easy, adorable way to pull your hair up. It is also great for second-day hair that is looking a bit greasy. The scarf hides it! Here is how to do it: Work some texturizing spray through your hair, then curl it with a large barreled iron. Spritz with hair spray, then pin random curls into a messy bun. Tie a pretty head scarf retro 4around your head to finish it off!
  2. Retro waves: When I see this hair style I think of knee-high white leather boots and some giant bug-eyed sunglasses! Or I think of Daphne from Scooby Doo. Either one works ;). Here is how to do this look: Curl your hair with hot rollers, then use dry shampoo at your crown for some volume. Tease it a bit at the crown, and then finish with a spritz of hair spray, not too much that it looks sticky or rough!
  3. Victory rolls: This hair style makes me want to put on a poodle skirt and go to the drive-in! So retro and so classic. It gives a great ‘40s vibe and would look absolutely adorable with a full skirt, lace dress, or silky blouse. Here is how to create this look: Lightly spray texturizing spray to give your hair some grip, and then blow dry it. Part your hair down the middle, then twist one side back and pin it into place at the nape of your neck. Then repeat with the opposite side. Connect the ends, twist them back into a soft bun, and finish with a light mist of hair spray.

These styles are great for a day when you are feeling like you want to mix things up. Plus, they are all easy to do! Which is YOUR favorite retro look?

XOXO, Chels

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Things to Consider Before You Cut Your Hair

If you follow me on any social media, then you will know that my hair underwent a huge change recently! I got a ton of it chopped off! I now…

If you follow me on any social media, then you will know that my hair underwent a huge change recently! I got a ton of it chopped off! I now have healthy, shiny, shoulder-length hair that I am in love with. It was time for change! I had been contemplating cutting it for a long time, and I finally just went for it. There were a few things I took into account before I cut off my hair, and if you are planning on chopping your locks I suggest you contemplate a few of these, too! Here is what to consider before cutting your hair short.

  1. If you have fine hair: If your hair is on the thinner side, a “lob” or “long bob” can make your hair thicker, which is a total plus! You will have more volume because you won’t have your length weighing it down. Also, have your stylist cut your lob into soft layers to give it more movement.FullSizeRender (21)
  2. If you have thick hair: If you have thick hair, a lob or a shoulder-length cut like mine can be fun to style. You can make things interesting by playing up the texture and using different curling irons and your straightener to create different looks. You can also play with your part and experiment! A little advice, though, if you are getting a shorter cut and you have thick hair, have the stylist thin you out with a razor or thinning sheers just a bit so you don’t get a super poofy look.
  3. Will short hair suit my face shape?: The short answer? Yes! Lobs and shoulder length cuts are very versatile. You can make it work for you with the amount of layering and movement. Someone with a very square face shape will look better with a layered lob whereas someone with a longer, more oval face shape will look great with a cut that has a fringe or side-swept bangs to complement the long length of the face.

If you are on the fence about cutting your hair, I say go for it! After all, it is just hair, it always grows back. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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