Chelsea Crockett

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How to Make the Perfect Messy Bun

Why is it that messy buns are harder to do than regular buns? The disheveled, effortless, “undone” look is way harder to achieve than people think. I wish I could…

Why is it that messy buns are harder to do than regular buns? The disheveled, effortless, “undone” look is way harder to achieve than people think. I wish I could look like I rolled out of bed with great messy hair, but I can never seem to get it right. Luckily I found a fool-proof way to get the perfect messy bun every time. Here is how!

  1. Pull your hair into a loose ponytail as high or low as you want. Don’t worry about smoothing out bumps or slicking your hair back, you want it to look imperfect.Messy-Buns-Blonde-Hair
  2. Separate the hair in your pony into 2 sections and tease them. Teasing is the key! It will change your bun game by giving you texture and volume.
  3. Take your 2 teased sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions like you are creating a topknot. Instead of pinning your hair neatly into a bun, pin bobby pins near the ends of your hair, leaving the ends splay out around the bun. This gives it the messy look! Pull the bun apart a little with your hands to mess it up even more.

The best part about messy buns is that they work better on dirty hair, so they work great on second-day hair, AKA you can sleep in longer instead of washing your hair! 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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Spring Hair Inspiration: Bubble Ponytail

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun…

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun ponytail to get you in the spring style mood.bubble ponytail

  1. Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Take a small section from the bottom of the pony and wrap it around the elastic that is pulling your hair back. Pin this hair in place so it is covering the elastic.
  2. Take the top section of ponytail and tease it a bit. Place a clear elastic about 3 inches down on the ponytail, then wrap hair around it and secure like you did on the above elastic.
  3. Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair. Poof out the hair as you go to make the ponytial inbetween elastics “bubble” out.

This hair style is so fun, flirty, and girly! Will you try it this spring?

XOXO, Chels

 

Tutorial from BarefootBlonde.com

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Best Bangs for your Face

I have mad respect for anyone who can pull off bangs. Like seriously, you were brave enough to try bangs, and they look great on you! My fear is that…

I have mad respect for anyone who can pull off bangs. Like seriously, you were brave enough to try bangs, and they look great on you! My fear is that if I get bangs I am going to hate them and have to wait agonizingly long for them to grow back. Luckily there are wise people out there that know exactly what bangs look best for your face shape to save you the heartache of bad bangs. Here is a guide to which bangs are best for your face!

  1. Round: If you have a round-ish face, sideswept bangs are a great style to try out. Wearing long, layered bangs can help face_shapesoften your wider cheeks, and wearing trendy blunt, straight-across bangs can actually add some length to your face!
  2. Square: If you have this face shape, you are in good company! Heidi Klum has this shape. Longer, eye-grazing bangs that are thin and layered are best. Avoid super blunt, fringy bangs or you will appear to have a box-shaped face!
  3. Heart-shaped: Short, sideswept bangs work best for this shape! They help draw attention to your eyes.
  4. Oval: Gals with this shape are lucky! You can wear just about any bang shape. If you have thicker hair, fringy bangs are great, and if you have thinner hair face framing bangs are best.

Before you hop on the bang train, keep these shape suggestions in mind!

XOXO, Chels

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Why to Sleep with Your Hair in a Bun

I have always been told to NEVERRR sleep with my hair up because it can cause breakage and for the hair to be brittle. I sleep in braids sometimes to…

I have always been told to NEVERRR sleep with my hair up because it can cause breakage and for the hair to be brittle. I sleep in braids sometimes to wake up with wavy hair, and sometimes I go to bed with damp hair and wake up with awkward waves and flat spots. Contrary to popular belief, sleeping with your hair in a bun is actually pretty beneficial. dsc_0171Here is why!

Sleeping in a loose bun will prevent your hair from getting those awkward waves and flat spots mentioned above. It also helps prevent your locks from getting all tangled and frizzy while you sleep because it isn’t rubbing against your pillowcase. Also, sleeping with your hair in a bun can add a bit of extra volume and curl if you add texture cream to your damp locks before tossing them in a topknot and going to sleep. When you wake up you will have loose waves and volumized hair. It’s easier than sleeping in braids because it takes less time!

I may have to start sleeping in a bun! Will you be trying this out?

XOXO, Chels

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Rescue your Hair with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Washing your hair is one of the worst things you can do to it. Crazy, right? You would think that getting out all of that dirt, grime, and grease would…

Washing your hair is one of the worst things you can do to it. Crazy, right? You would think that getting out all of that dirt, grime, and grease would benefit it! Well, your shampoo more than likely contains tons of harmful ingredients, chemicals, and can cause lots of yucky product buildup on your hair that can weigh it down and prevent you from being able to style it. Want to know how to save your hair from being harmed PLUS get it squeaky clean? Wash it with baking soda! The baking soda and vinegar method is cheap, effective, simple and chemical-free! Here is how you can use this method. baking soda 2

Wash your hair with baking soda, then rinse it with an apple cider vinegar rinse. I have discussed this kind of rinse before, but I will go over it again in a sec!

Mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. If you have shoulder length hair, mix about 2-3 tbsp of baking soda with 3x that much water in a bottle. Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working it through to the ends.  Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse it out with warm water. After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to use a vinegar rinse. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water. Lean your head back and close your eyes, then rinse the mixture through your hair. Rinse with cold water to seal in the moisture and shine!

 

 I am excited to see how this method will improve my hair, by keeping it shiny, healthy, and frizz-free! Have you ever tried a baking soda shampoo? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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5 “Do They Actually Work?” Products

There are so many products in the beauty world that don’t stand true to their advertising. Eye catching promises such as “Lasts up to 24 hours!” or “Makes your lashes…

There are so many products in the beauty world that don’t stand true to their advertising. Eye catching promises such as “Lasts up to 24 hours!” or “Makes your lashes 10x longer!” make us wonder if those promises actually hold true. Here are my thoughts on some of those questionable products :)!

  1. Dry Shampoo. This absolutely works! You don’t know how many times this has saved me from a bad hair day. It helps greasy hair look a lot less oily and dirty, and it helps it feel better too!Chelsea Crockett - Way to Grow Products
  2. Hair Growing Shampoo and Conditioner. Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo and Conditioner are definitely two of the most popular products that claim to make your hair grow faster… and they do! I used them because, like you, I was curious as to if they actually worked or not. My hair wasn’t only stronger, but I noticed it grew a lot more quickly as well.
  3. Blush and Bronzer Cheek Stains. Depending on the brand, these can be a little iffy. Usually the high quality brands at Sephora and Ulta have promising staining products. Make sure you follow the directions or you’ll have stained streaks across your cheeks (Unfortunately, I know from experience)!
  4. Eyelash Curler. For some people, eyelash curlers are a necessity when putting on makeup. For me, I agree that they give a little extra lift to your lashes when you need it!
  5. Lip Plumpers. If you want an extra plump to your lips, a lip plumper is not my go-to product. If you find the right glosses and lip sticks, then you don’t even need a plumping product!

Let me know what you think about these products below!

-Chelsea

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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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My Favorite Hair Advice

As I have gotten older, my knowledge of everything hair-related has grown exponentially. Like, a ton. Being a beauty guru means getting the 411 on all of the beauty tips…

As I have gotten older, my knowledge of everything hair-related has grown exponentially. Like, a ton. Being a beauty guru means getting the 411 on all of the beauty tips and tricks, so I have learned a few things along the way. Here are 5 of my favorite and most useful pieces of hair advice that I have ever gotten.

  1. Give your straightener a rest

More like give your hair a rest! As you all know, using hot tools on your hair is baaaaad for it. I know some girls who have straightened their hair so often it breaks off! Talk about split ends. Limit your hot-styling to a few days a week to spare your hair. Air dry your hair, let your natural curl or waves shine through, and experiment with hair 1fun ways to pull it back!

  1. It’s only hair

That is the mantra I kept repeating to myself when I got my hair chopped off. But that is the beauty of hair, it always grows back! We have all gotten that one bad haircut where we leave the salon holding back the tears, but just remember, its only hair!

  1. Shampoo less

Shampooing less allows your hair’s natural oils to work, which makes your hair shiny and healthy! Shampoo every other day, or even longer than that. Befriend dry shampoo, it is a life-saver!

  1. Too blessed to be stressed

Be thankful for the hair you have! Yes, we all wish our hair was a little straighter, a little curlier, a little longer or a little shorter, or that it was just a liiiiitle blonder, but God made you the way he did for a reason! And like I said, it’s just hair! Think of it this way: there are some girls out there who’d love to have your hair and others who don’t have hair at all. Consider yourself lucky, and appreciate what you have! You’re too blessed to be stressed.

XOXO, Chels

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How to Tame your Frizzy Hair

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 5 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowy…

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 5 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowy 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.frizzy-blonde-hair-400x400
  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, which = 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.

 

Kiss your frizzy hair goodbye!

XOXO, Chels

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Reverse Hair Washing: What it is and Why It’s Good for You

There is a new beauty trend that is peaking my interest. It is called “reverse hair washing,” and it is exactly what it sounds like! The new trend is to…

There is a new beauty trend that is peaking my interest. It is called “reverse hair washing,” and it is exactly what it sounds like! The new trend is to wash your hair in the backwards order of what you usually do. Why in the world would you want to do that? Read on.

  1. Why: So the science behind reverse hair washing is to decrease the residue that is left on your hair from using conditioner.23225aacb011cce118adad8b82409c54 When we shampoo first and then condition, we usually don’t get all of the conditioner out, and when this happens it weighs your hair down. This can cause your hair to be limp and heavy and not hold a curl or volume.
  2. How you do it: Wet your hair completely. Then work conditioner throughout your hair and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, apply shampoo with the conditioner still in your hair. After lathering up, rinse it out like you normally would.

I have found that this method helps detangle my hair before I am even out of the shower. I wish I would have known about this when I had long hair!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Got Greasy Hair? Here’s a Quick Fix

Do you struggle with greasy hair? My guess is that most of us have struggled with it, or struggle with it constantly. I have friends who have to wash their…

Do you struggle with greasy hair? My guess is that most of us have struggled with it, or struggle with it constantly. I have friends who have to wash their hair every day because, by the end of the day, their hair is flat and limp because it gets greasy so quickly. Here is a quick, super easy fix to rid yourself of that greasy mane!

Before you read on: make sure your shampoo doesn’t have ammonia as an ingredient. We will be using baking soda in this post, and if you use baking soda with ammonia it will cause an unpleasant reaction.greasy hair 1

Once you have checked your shampoo’s ingredients list for ammonium, squirt some into your hand. Sprinkle some baking soda on top of the shampoo. Wash your hair using this shampoo mixture, making sure the suds get to those greasy trouble spots. After conditioning, rinse your hair out with cool water. You’re done!

This remedy is easy, cheap, and so quick! If you struggle with greasy hair, try this remedy out and see if it works for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Rainbow Roots

If you’ve checked Instagram lately, you may have noticed a crazy, new (but totally cool) hair trend going around called rainbow roots.  Basically, you’re out of luck if you have…

If you’ve checked Instagram lately, you may have noticed a crazy, new (but totally cool) hair trend going around called rainbow roots.  Basically, you’re out of luck if you have dark hair like me, but if you have light hair you can turn your hair into an array of pastel colors!  If you’ve ever wanted to do something wild with your hair, but didn’t want to commit to a full head of rainbow strands, then rainbow roots is your perfect next look!Chelsea Crockett- Rainbow Roots Hair Dye

Streekers is a commitment-free hair dye that comes in 8 colorful shades, including purple, blue, pink, etc. So how do they work? Part your hair any way you would like and lift up strands of hair away from your scalp. Apply the colorful dye to dry hair starting at the root to where you would like the color to end. If you want to do more than one color, wait a minute between each color change. Once the colors are dry, brush through the dye and style your hair as you normally would! Once you’re ready for your old hair back, simply hop in the shower and wash it out!

It’s always fun to experiment with your hair, especially when you know it can be reversed. Have fun Insiders!

 

XOXO,

            Chelsea

 

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3 Different Ways to Air Dry your Hair

Air drying your hair is one way to keep it healthy. Blow drying it constantly dries it out and makes it brittle, plus the heat damages it! Air drying my…

Air drying your hair is one way to keep it healthy. Blow drying it constantly dries it out and makes it brittle, plus the heat damages it! Air drying my hair can sometimes be a hassle, though, because it dries funny. Here are a few ways to air dry your and style it at the same time.

  1. No-frizz waves: Work some mousse into your damp hair, and then pull your hair into a big loose braid. Twist and clip the no heat wavesbraid a few inches above the crown to give your hair some lift. Take the braid out once your hair is dry. This will keep your hair from frizzing up, and it will give you even waves!
  2. Gentle waves: If you want waves framing your face, tuck your hair behind your ears as it dries and clip a metal hair pin above each ear. This will exaggerate the bend and create a face-framing wave!
  3. Textured wave: Mist damp hair with sea salt spray, then pull your hair loosely into 4 braids while it is still damp! Take the braids out when your hair is dry.
  4. Polished waves: Braid your hair into 2 loose braids before bed, clip them into twists, and then take them out when you wake up! You will have gorgeous, smooth waves.

I love that I have found ways to style my hair as it dries, it saves me so much time drying it and then styling it afterwards! I can do other things while my hair dries, and when it dries it will be wavy and styled, plus I am not damaging it with a curling iron or blow dryer!

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Hair: Pullthrough Braid

Christmas is just around the corner, and with Christmas comes Christmas parties! With Christmas parties comes Christmas outfits, and with Christmas outfits comes Christmas hair! So, without further ado, here…

Christmas is just around the corner, and with Christmas comes Christmas parties! With Christmas parties comes Christmas outfits, and with Christmas outfits comes Christmas hair! So, without further ado, here is a fun, pretty hair style for your Christmas party needs: the pull-through braid. PS. This style works best on thick, long hair.

  1. Pull your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Split your hair into 3 groups once it is in the ponytail. Wrap one of the sections (a small section) around the ponytail to hide it.braid
  2. Split the section of hair underneath your ponytail in half and wrap it around to the front. Secure it with an elastic. It should look like you have a little ponytail in front of your big one. See the picture for clarification.
  3. Keeping your spacing even, continue splitting the underside hair in half and wrapping it around to the front, then securing it. Keep doing this until you have reached the length that you want your braid to be. Secure all the loose ends with an elastic.
  4. Now to my favorite part! Pull apart the sections of the “braid” to make it fuller and bigger.

I love this look because it is unique and looks so interesting from the back. If you are someone who prefers wearing their hair up or if you just want to switch things up, this hair style is great for you!

XOXO, Chels

Tutorial from: http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/kassinka-11310925?post=4600866103&group=0&frame_type=a&context=&context_ids=&blog=11310925&frame=1&click=0&user=0&viewer=true

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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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How To: The Half-Bun

There aren’t many hairstyles that can be both cute AND practical. Fortunately, buns can do just that. Recently I discovered the half bun, and my life is changed. Okay, maybe…

There aren’t many hairstyles that can be both cute AND practical. Fortunately, buns can do just that. Recently I discovered the half bun, and my life is changed. Okay, maybe I am being a little dramatic, but I really love this hair style. It looks good during the day, on a night out, anywhere! Move over sock bun, half buns are the new craze! Here is how to make them work for any hair type and length:main.original.585x0

Short hair: If you have a “lob” or short hair you can make this bun work. Take a section of hair from each temple and pull your hair into a half-up high ponytail. After securing your hair with an elastic create a baby bun by bobby pinning sections of the ponytail around the hair tie.

Long hair: First you need to tie the top half of your hair up in a ponytail, much like the short haired ladies did. Make sure the pony is tight, but go back and gently tug the hair on top to give your crown a bit of volume. Tease the tail near the base to give your bun a fuller look. Twist your pony around the base of the elastic, secure it with bobby pins, and then adjust it to the shape you want.

Thin hair: For my thin haired ladies, putting half of your hair in a pony may sound like a bad bad idea. We can make it work! Curl your hair into loose waves, add some dry shampoo along your roots, and tease the sections of hair you will be putting in the bun. Pull your textured tresses into a half bun and secure!

Hard-to-style hair: If your hair has trouble holding any kind of style, work some texturizing powder through your strands to give it some grip. Make a tuck bun by pulling your hair through a hair tie twice and only pulling it halfway through the 3rd time. Leave the ends out for a texured look, and wrap the ends around the hair tie and secure for a more finished look!

Thanks to Cosmopolitan for the great half bun styling ideas! I love seeing how this hairstyle can work for every hair type, don’t you?

XOXO, Chels

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