Chelsea Crockett

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Heated Beauty Tools 101: How to Protect Your Hair

When it comes to blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons, I can guarantee that every one of us have used at least one of those beauty tools before!  After…

When it comes to blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons, I can guarantee that every one of us have used at least one of those beauty tools before!  After we get out of the shower, before we go to school, and for lots of other occasions we usually apply heat to our hair in a number of different ways.  That being said, here is a quick guide on how to protect our hair from too much heat exposure!

Chelsea Crockett - Hair StraightenerHair Straightener:  If your hair is pretty sensitive to heat, pick a straightener that lets you pick your heat setting.  Most will allow you to turn the heat up or down in case it’s too hot or not hot enough.  If your hair is thin, I suggest lowering the heat to prevent your hair from getting burnt or damaged.  If you have thick hair, don’t be afraid to boost it up in order to achieve the sleek look you’re going for!

Curling Iron/Wand: There are a few things to consider when picking your perfect curler.  Decide if you want a simple 1-inch wand or a 2-inch curling iron that has a clamp.  Make sure you pick one that allows you to adjust your heat setting instead of relying on the amount of time you spend holding your hair to the tool or under the clamp.  This can cause the most damage without you realizing it! 

Blow Dryer:  Most blow dryers will have a setting to adjust the speed and temperature of the air.  With this heated beauty tool, there isn’t much to consider since you’ll have to get the job done one way or another!

Do you have any other tips you think I should know?  Let me know below!

XO – Chels

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What to Wear to an Outdoor Concert

Summertime is the best time, filled with sun, friends, and lots of outdoor concerts to attend!  If you’ve ever been to an outdoor concert, then you know just how fun…

Summertime is the best time, filled with sun, friends, and lots of outdoor concerts to attend!  If you’ve ever been to an outdoor concert, then you know just how fun they can be.  There are several guidelines you should follow when picking out your outfit, considering how hot and stuffy outdoor concerts usually are!  Here’s a little help. 🙂

Chelsea Crockett - Concert OutfitUnlike music festivals, you won’t have a long day filled with tons of different concerts and events.  In this case, you don’t have to consider the heat and sun as much as you would at a day-long festival.  Usually outdoor amphitheater concerts are at night, so you shouldn’t be too hot and sweaty!  First, you’ll need to consider the main look you’re going for.  I suggest a cute romper or high waisted shorts and a nice shirt/tank.  The picture on the left is a perfect example!  A jean skirt, with an off-the-shoulder shirt and double braids is so cute!Chelsea Crockett - Concert Outfit

Although you won’t go as “all out” as you would for a full music festival, you can still accessorize just as much.  Depending on the weather, you might even have to bring along a jacket for when the sun goes down!  The picture on the right is a super cute look too if you want to be a little more casual.

What are you wearing next time you go to an outdoor concert?  Let me know below, I may copy your look for this summer! 🙂

Xoxo – Chelsea

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Best Spring Hairstyles for Every Length

Thinking about cutting your hair? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it!  With warm weather on its way, why not take off a few inches to lighten your…

Thinking about cutting your hair? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it!  With warm weather on its way, why not take off a few inches to lighten your load? 🙂 Here are the best hairstyles for the upcoming season based on the length and texture of your hair!  

  • For short hair, sharpness is everything this season.  Chelsea Crockett - Short BobThe picture on the right is the perfect example of a blunt, short bob that is a perfect go-to cut if you’re wanting a short style.  Although her hair is wavy in the picture, you can tell her ends are sharp and clean-cut.  This style looks good with wavy or straight hair, so almost anyone can rock it!
  • Ever heard of a lob?  For medium-length hair, try out a long bob!  Lobs are perfect for hair textures that aren’t the best with holding curls.  You don’t need pin straight hair or tight curls with this look.  Add in a little texture and let it do its job!  It works like magic.  
  • For long hair, layer up!  Layered, textured ends are super low maintenance and easy to take care of.  You won’t have to spend hours in the morning making sure your ends look okay!  If you layer your ends, you won’t have to overapply heat to make sure your hair looks perfect.  Just let it fall!

If you’re thinking about getting a haircut, I hope this helped you figure out the look you want!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Stay Cool This Summer!

I don’t know about you, but where I live gets HOT HOT HOT in the summer!  If you don’t have a pool or an ocean near-by, staying cool outside can…

I don’t know about you, but where I live gets HOT HOT HOT in the summer!  If you don’t have a pool or an ocean near-by, staying cool outside can be tough.  I don’t want to have to stay inside!  I’ve come up with a few ways to beat the summer heat without keeping a bucket of emergency ice cubes nearby.

Staying hydrated in the heat is extremely important!  Sipping on an ice colChelsea Crockett- summer ice cubesd glass of sweet tea or lemonade is the perfect summer drink…until the ice cubs start to melt.  Try freezing tea, lemonade, juice, etc. into ice cube trays to add to your drink.  You can even throw in some fresh fruit.  This way, your drink will never get watered down while you’re trying to stay hydrated!  If you like to work out outside, go early in the morning or late in the evening.  You’ll notice, by going at a cooler time, that your workout will be longer and you’ll have more energy.  Wearing baseball hats on a bad hair day or outside is a must!  Before leaving the house, sprinkle ice cold water on top of your head before quickly placing your hat back on.  This will keep you cooler long.  You can even keep your sunscreen and aloe in the refrigerator for an instant cool down.

Be smart this summer, wear sunscreen, and remember to stay hydrated!  If it’s too hot outside, use your judgment and opt for a trip to the movies or mall!  Have a great summer Insiders!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Top Unknown Damage to Your Hair

Obvious actions like drying and straightening your hair can cause damage and split ends, but did you know there are a lot of other unknown ways that you’re damaging your…

Obvious actions like drying and straightening your hair can cause damage and split ends, but did you know there are a lot of other unknown ways that you’re damaging your hair?  Surprisingly, there are multiple actions that seem harmless, but can cause permanent damage to your hair.  Being aware of these things are extremely important.  I will break down a few of the most unhealthy hair habits to give you your most healthy hair yet.Chelsea Crockett- damaged hair

  • Be gentle when you brush wet hair.  Brushing through wet hair can cause damage and split ends.  It can also pull out a lot of hair, causing a loss in volume.  Start at the bottom with a wide-toothed comb and work your way to the scalp.  This will help prevent breakage and hair loss.
  • Don’t wash your hair too much!  Shampooing your hair can too often can wash away your hair’s natural moisture.  This moisture gives your hair that healthy, shiny look!  You don’t want to wash that away!
  • Ponytails create breakage.  Wearing a ponytail is always a cute and easy hair style, but wearing one every day with a tight pony tail holder can cause breakage.  This can even cause permanent damage!

Don’t commit one of these hair crimes!

-Chelsea

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Time to Cool Off!

I live in the Midwest, AKA the hottest, most humid place in the world!  It’s important that I stay cool during these crazy hot summer months.  It can become tricky…

I live in the Midwest, AKA the hottest, most humid place in the world!  It’s important that I stay cool during these crazy hot summer months.  It can become tricky once the thermometer hits 100 degrees, but nevertheless, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve!  Check out a few easy ways to cool off this summer!

  • Fruit is the perfect summer snack! Try freezing fruits like grapes and pineapple before taking them out with you in the sun. Each bite will be icy and help cool you off!Chelsea Crockett- frozen grapes
  • If you tend to get hot at night, try throwing your pillow case in the freezer for an hour or two before going to bed. This will help you beat the summer night sweats!
  • DRINK LOTS OF WATER!
  • If you’re laying out, but don’t have a pool, bring a spray bottle outside with you! Fill the bottle with water and ice and spray it on your body for a quick cool down when the sun gets too hot!
  • Grab an ice cream cone or sno-cone with a group of friends!
  • Large amounts of blood flow through the neck which can be heated up. Try throwing a cold towel around your neck for a quick cool down.
  • Instead of taking your car to the car wash, wash it yourself outside! There’s nothing wrong with running through the hose to keep yourself cooled off as well!

Be sure to stay hydrated this summer!

-Chelsea

 

 

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Secrets for Healthy Hair

            Hey insiders!  Every girl wants to know how to get their hair soft, shiny, and most importantly, healthy.  With endless treatments of various shampoos and gels, it gets frustrating…

            Hey insiders!  Every girl wants to know how to get their hair soft, shiny, and most importantly, healthy.  With endless treatments of various shampoos and gels, it gets frustrating trying to find successful ways to treat your hair.  What girls don’t look for are the things you can do at home without expensive products.  Here are a few secrets to getting those healthy locks.Chelsea Crockett - Hair

            First, condition your ends each time your hair is damp or wet even if you don’t shampoo it each time you’re in the shower.  This helps with tangles and also keeps your hair moisturized.  I hate when my hair feels dried out, so this tip definitely solves the problem.

            Second, let your hair flow every once and a while.  Pulling back your hair on a daily basis creates damage and causes your strands to break.  If you’re the kind of person who relies on up-dos, try pinning your hair up with clips or pins.  Avoiding elastic bands will decrease the breakage in your hair.

            Lastly, monitor the amount of heat applied on your hair.  Too much of anything can be bad so avoid straightening or curling your hair every day.  Try putting it into a simple braid or, if you can, leave it natural.

            Along with these, there are many more secrets to discover in order to receive healthy, beautiful hair.  I hoped this helped and good luck!

                                                                                       -Chelsea

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