Chelsea Crockett

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Tips for Growing Your Hair Long and Strong

When I was in the first few years of high school my hair was crazy long. I loved it, but I wanted a change, so I cut it all off…

When I was in the first few years of high school my hair was crazy long. I loved it, but I wanted a change, so I cut it all off and tried a shoulder-length style. It was cute, but MAN did I miss my long hair! So, I started doing tons of research on how to grow my hair faster and stronger. Did you get a haircut that you hate or are you trying to grow out your locks? Here are the tips that helped me the most.

  1. Practice patience: Your hair won’t grow to mermaid length overnight, I am sorry to say. Hair only grows a quarter of an inch, a half inch at maximum, a month. And that is only if you keep it healthy and doesn’t have tons of split ends. This means that scissors are your friend! Getting regular trims will prevent those split ends. My hairdresser recommends getting an eighth of an inch trimmed off every 10-12 weeks.
  2. More conditioner, less shampoo: Coloring and heat styling our hair dries it out tremendously. Conditioner helps replace the proteins inside the hair shaft and seals the cuticle from damage. Deep conditioners a lifesaver, especially the oil based ones. Also, don’t shampoo every time you shower. Never skip conditioner, but skip shampoo as much as possible. I know that sounds weird! But shampoo washes away the good oils on our scalps. When you really do need to shampoo, be gentle with your strands and only lather up your scalp, not the ends.
  3. Be healthy: Your body requires many important nutrients to create new hair. Eating a balanced diet helps your hair grow strong, and so do supplements like biotin. Do your research and see if a supplement is right for you.
  4. Be gentle: Brush your hair from tip to root to avoid bringing tangles down the shaft. Also, brush your hair like it is made from glass, so super gently. Never wrap your hair in a towel turban to dry it. This breaks the hair and is rough on it! Also, at the end of every shower, rinse your hair with cold water. This helps the outer layer of the hair lay down smooth and prevents moisture loss and heat damage.

Hopefully these tips help you grow out your locks as much as they helped me!

XOXO, 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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Long Hair Probz

There are some things only girls with long hair will understand. Short-haired ladies, we love you to death, and sometimes I am super tempted to join the short hair club…

There are some things only girls with long hair will understand. Short-haired ladies, we love you to death, and sometimes I am super tempted to join the short hair club because having long hair is pretty much a full time job. So, long-haired ladies, this article is for YOU! Here are 7 things that only girls with long hair understand.

  1. Pre-hair cut anxiety: You’ve worked SO HARD to grow your hair out to the length it is, so when trim time comes you get crazy nervous. Like, 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 (6)
  2. “Is that your real hair?”: Were 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 of this question. 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 and a day to style it!
  4. Ponytails everywhere: I have a stash of ponytail holders 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, hiiighly dislike it. But, I honestly don’t know what I would do without it.

 

Long-haired ladies, do you agree with this list? Comment below it you do!

XOXO, Chels

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