Chelsea Crockett

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No-Damage Ways to Style 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 because it dries funny, in weird waves or curls, so I did a little research on the subject. 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 braid 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 mane 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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Protein Shake For Your Hair

Summer can do a number on your hair. It can dry out and frizz out the hair you worked so hard to keep healthy all winter. Keeping your strands moisturized…

Summer can do a number on your hair. It can dry out and frizz out the hair you worked so hard to keep healthy all winter. Keeping your strands moisturized is the key to maintaining its health. We do a lot of damage to our hair by using heat and chemicals on it, so why not give it some of the relief it deserves? Here is a great way to pamper your hair. Just like your body needs protein to stay healthy, so does your hair! Here is an all-natural protein shake to use on your strands.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oilMix all these ingredients together in a blender and then add in the essential oils. This treatment is great to for strengthening and moisturizing each hair follicle. Keep your treatment on for at least 30 minutes and rinse well. Your hair will feel softer than it’s ever felt! Plus, it will smell awesome.

    XOXO, Chels

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Do Salt Sprays Damage Your Hair?

When the weather heats up, that’s when my sea salt spray comes out from its winter hiding place under my sink. Beachy waves are a spring and summer hair staple….

When the weather heats up, that’s when my sea salt spray comes out from its winter hiding place under my sink. Beachy waves are a spring and summer hair staple. Have you ever wondered, though, if these sprays are good for our hair? Let’s get to the bottom of the question. The answer is: it depends on what ingredients are in the spray. You need ingredients that counteract the drying effects of salt. Here are some great salt spray formulas that keep your hair healthy and stylin’ at the same time.

  1. Aloe Vera: Salt sprays with aloe vera in them give you gentle waves and nourish your strands!
  2. Coconut Water: Coconut water is a great addition to salt sprays! It gives your hair a bounce and lift.
  3. Lavender: Having lavender in your salt spray ensures your hair will not only smell awesome, it also protects your strands from drying!
  4. UV Protection: It is important to protect your hair from the elements, so use a salt spray that gives you UV protection AND awesome waves!

Find a salt spray that has one or a combination of these ingredients for great looking AND 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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Tea: Great for Your Body AND Beauty

Sipping on a cup of tea is both delicious and relaxing. It is also super beneficial to put on your body! There are a ton of ways to use tea…

Sipping on a cup of tea is both delicious and relaxing. It is also super beneficial to put on your body! There are a ton of ways to use tea to enhance both your skin and your hair, whether it is to heal, soothe, or even color! The best teas to use on your skin or hair are green, black, and white teas. The antioxidants in tea are what make it great for you. Here are a few ways to incorporate tea into your beauty routine.

  1. To calm burns: I burn my arm or finger almost every time I curl my hair. Beauty is dangerous! Steeping black tea bags in cool water for a few minutes and then dabbing the bags over your burns helps cool and soothe them. This method is also great for sunburns!tea-bags-moisturize-under-eyes-1
  2. To soothe eyes: If you have puffy eyes then cool green tea in the fridge, dip a cotton round in the tea, and apply the cotton to under your eyes for 10 minutes. Teas contain caffeine which helps constrict the puffiness.
  3. To rinse hair: If you want to stimulate hair growth and make your hair shinier, a tea rinse is what you need! Rinse your hair with warm tea after you shampoo it but before conditioning.

See, tea isn’t just tasty, it’s a beauty product too!

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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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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DIY Hair Detox

You detox your body, so why not detox your HAIR! Your hair is bombarded with chemicals and products on a daily basis, and over time that stuff can do a…

You detox your body, so why not detox your HAIR! Your hair is bombarded with chemicals and products on a daily basis, and over time that stuff can do a number on it. They can weigh it down, make it dull and lifeless, and make it healthy! The hair detox that I am showing you involves 2 ingredients, 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? Do the detox below!Q1+Dry+Hair

Just mix 3 parts course sea salt with 2 parts shampoo together to create this detox. 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 daily, 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!

 Are you a victim of limp, dull hair? Detox, detox, detox!

XOXO, Chels

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SOS: Save Your Hair!

You, yes YOU, could be ruining your hair without even knowing it! How can this be?! How do I avoid unknowingly ruining my luscious locks?! Have no fear, Chelsea is…

You, yes YOU, could be ruining your hair without even knowing it! How can this be?! How do I avoid unknowingly ruining my luscious locks?! Have no fear, Chelsea is here to tell you just what mistakes you may be making and how to avoid them! Save your mane!

  1. Protect those locks: ALWAYS use a heat protectant when you are styling your hair! Hot tools like blow dryers and hair straighteners are BRUTAL to your hair! Have you ever burned your skin with your curling iron? That heat is being applied to your hair! Your hair needs all the protection it can get.IMG_6733
  2. Pack on the protein: Your hair is made entirely of protein, so you need to make sure you are eating enough of it! Some examples are fish, chicken, and beans!
  3. Dry right: Did you know drying your hair with a towel can rough the cuticle up and leave it frizzy? ‘Tis the truth! Instead, dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt.
  4. Be a better brusher: We all know we aren’t supposed to brush our hair when it is wet, but the feel of stringy wet hair isn’t the best feeling ever. So, detangle your wet locks and brush through them with a wide toothed comb! Much better for your hair.
  5. Save your scalp: Your scalp is where your hair growth starts, so a healthy scalp = healthy hair! Give yourself a scalp massage daily to stimulate the follicles and get the blood moving throughout your scalp. This can lead to healthier, faster growing hair!

I have super long hair and I can honestly say that I keep up with these tips! Having long hair takes a lot of work, but it is worth the struggle!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Pantene Beautiful Lengths: What it’s all About

Today, my beautiful Insiders, I am going to tell you about a program that is very near and dear to me. It is the Pantene Beautiful Lengths project, and I…

Today, my beautiful Insiders, I am going to tell you about a program that is very near and dear to me. It is the Pantene Beautiful Lengths project, and I love what it stands for and I am so excited to do my part. Here is what Pantene Beautiful Lengths is all about.

Pantene Beautiful lengths was created in 2006. The program inspires people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to create 6_pantene-pro-v-beautiful-lengths-strengthening-conditionerfree, real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. As of right now, Pantene Beautiful Lengths has received nearly 600,000 hair donations from everyone from men, women and children and has provided the funds to turn these donations into free, real-hair wigs. The wigs are distributed through The American Cancer Society’s nationwide network of wig banks for free. Since the program started 34,000 real-hair wigs have been provided to female cancer patients. Are you interested in donating your hair to this awesome program? One thing you must do is prepare your hair. Use strengthening shampoo and conditioner, like the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Collection, which will help you to achieve healthy, long hair that can be shared with a woman who needs it most through the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program.

 

Want to learn more about this amazing program? Visit http://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths. I am so proud of Pantene for starting this incredible program! I cannot wait to donate.

Are you going to participate in this fantastic program?

XOXO, Chels

 

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Post-Pool Hair Care

In the summer time, do you automatically morph into a mermaid? Do you spend every waking moment in the pool? If you said yes to these two statements, then I…

In the summer time, do you automatically morph into a mermaid? Do you spend every waking moment in the pool? If you said yes to these two statements, then I need you to grab your listening ears! The pool/ocean can do a number on your hair if it is not properly treated. Your hair can become dried out, and even turn green if you don’t care for it properly! Here are some post-pool hair care tips to keep your mane nice and healthy.

  1. Swimmers shampoo: If you are a frequent swimmer, then this is definitely a good investment. This stuff takes all of the chlorine and chemicals out of your hair so that it doesn’t turn green and totally dry out.
  2. Deep conditioner: Use this stuff twice a week if you are an avid swimmer. After you shampoo and rinse your hair, put in some deep conditioner and let it sit around 5 minutes in your hair. While it is in your hair you can shave and exfoliate so you aren’t just standing in the shower doing nothing, bored as can be.
  3. Leave in conditioner: Also a must! After your shower, spray any type of leave-in conditioner in your hair, that way even when it dries it is still being moisturized.

Moisture is a must when it comes to my water-loving Insiders! Keep your hair healthy this summer with these tips.

XOXO, Chels

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Keep Your Blonde Hair Blonde

Coloring your hair can be mighty pricy, especially for my blonde babes! When you get blonde highlights, they are hard to maintain and then you have to go to the…

Coloring your hair can be mighty pricy, especially for my blonde babes! When you get blonde highlights, they are hard to maintain and then you have to go to the salon and touch them up. In between salon visits, your blonde can start to get dull and fade. Here are some tips on how to keep your blonde as vibrant as possible!

  1. Color specific shampoo and conditioner: Color specific shampoo and conditioner can preserve your color and
    make it last longer.John-Frieda-Color-Renew-Tone-ccorrecting
  2. Purple shampoo: Yes, purple! The purple color actually helps make your blonde brighter. If your blonde turns a bit orangey or brassy, use this every other wash. It really does work wonders!
  3. Hair mask: If you want to deep condition and seal in your color, you can use a reviving mask. You can find these masks at Walmart or Walgreens! Use a mask a few times a month just to replenish the moisture to your hair and lock in the color.

Blonde babes, if you want to keep your color locked and loaded, use these tips above!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Foods that Make your Hair Grow Faster

Do you dream of having long luscious locks, but are too impatient to wait for it to grow on its own? I feel your pain! What you may not know…

Do you dream of having long luscious locks, but are too impatient to wait for it to grow on its own? I feel your pain! What you may not know is that you can actually eat foods that help your hair grow faster! Here is a list of the top 5 foods that help your hair grow longer faster.

1. Salmon:  Salmon is loaded with Vitamin D, which supports strong healthy hair! It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that keep your scalp healthy.

2. Yellow Peppers: Yellow bell peppers have nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges, which is Yellow-peppersgood news for your locks since vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles. It also helps prevent damage, which allows your hair to grow long and healthy!

3. Eggs: Eggs are also a great source omega-3s, and they are also contain biotin. Many people take Biotin supplements to help grow their hair out.

4. Sunflower Seeds: With just a few seeds, you can supply your body with an abundance of vitamin E which enhances the blood flow to the scalp and promotes faster hair growth.

6. Sweet Potatoes: Who knew grandma’s famous sweet potatoes can help your hair to grow?! Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, which not only promotes a healthy scalp but promotes hair growth.

Munch on some of these foods, and watch your locks grow!

XOXO, Chels

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Is It Time For A Haircut?

You love your long hair and hate to cut it, but those split ends have gotten out of control!  Oh the struggle of being a girl.  I know haircuts can…

You love your long hair and hate to cut it, but those split ends have gotten out of control!  Oh the struggle of being a girl.  I know haircuts can be scary, but trust me it will benefit you in the long run!  Check out these red flag signs to see if you’re ready for a haircut.

  1. Check out your ends to see if they are getting frayed, frizzy, or split.  This will cause your hair to look dull.  If your hair has lost its shine, then it’s probably time for a haircut.
  2. As your hair grows out, it starts to lose its shape.  If you start to notice that your layers are gone and/or your hair is becoming difficult to style, then a trim is much needed!
  3. If your hair is curly, watch to see if your hair “bounces.”  If your curls have lost their spring, this means your hair is lacking moisture and is due for Chelsea Crockett- naturally curly haira cut.
  4. It’s time for a change!  Do you ever get bored of your daily hair routine or think your look is “typical”?  It’s so easy to spruce up your hair with a slight trim or dramatic cut.

Getting your hair cut isn’t that bad!  It’s actually healthy and can help your hair grow.  Keep your hair healthy and happy!

Love,

Chelsea

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Clarify Your Hair!

Does your hair feel limp? Does it fail to hold curls like it used to? If so, then it is probably being weighed down by product build up. Hair products…

Does your hair feel limp? Does it fail to hold curls like it used to? If so, then it is probably being weighed down by product build up. Hair products like dry shampoo, hair spray, and leave-in conditioner over time can build up on your hair and weigh it down. Here is how to clarify your hair and remove the product build-up:

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You will need:

2 tablespoons of shampoo

1 tablespoon of baking soda

Measure out 2 tablespoons of shampoo into a small container and add the baking soda to it. Wet your hair and use the shampoo mixture in your hair as you normally would, using your fingers to work it into your scalp and hair.  Let the mixture sit in your hair no longer than 4 minutes. Rinse the mixture out of your hair with cold water. Use conditioner as you normally would. You can do this treatment once a month to keep your hair clarified and to minimize the product build up that accumulates on it. The less product build up, the lighter and fuller your hair will be, and the better it will hold a curl!

 

Lather, rinse, and repeat!

XOXO, Chels

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