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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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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How To Fake Longer Hair

Every girl dreams of Jasmine-like locks. Although we can’t all have that long, thick, glossy mane Aladdin’s pretty princess has, we can fake it until we do! If you have…

Every girl dreams of Jasmine-like locks. Although we can’t all have that long, thick, glossy mane Aladdin’s pretty princess has, we can fake it until we do! If you have short hair and cannot wait until your hair grows out, here are a few tips on how to make your hair look longer than it actually is…without using extensions!

  1. Say yes to scarves: Most of the time, just adding a simple scarf around your neck can make your hair appear longer. Plus, as an added bonus, the scarf is just plain cute!FullSizeRender (2)
  2. Simply straighten: This is especially true if you have curly hair. By straightening your hair you can diminish frizz and increase length!
  3. Long live the layers: When you go to get a haircut, add some layers throughout your hair. This accentuates the longer pieces of hair and makes them stand out.
  4. Half-it: By sectioning off your hair and pulling the top half back you can make your hair to appear to have more length. Plus it’s an all-around cute hairstyle!

Have no fear, short-haired heroines! You, too, can have long hair.

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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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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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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Bored With Your Long Locks?

 Having long hair is really trendy right now.  Long parted down the middle hair can be seen on almost every celebrity.  I’ve got really long, thick hair and it can…

 Having long hair is really trendy right now.  Long parted down the middle hair can be seen on almost every celebrity.  I’ve got really long, thick hair and it can get over-whelming sometimes.  If you have hair like me, then you don’t know what to do with it most days.  Do I Chelsea Crockett- long hair hollywood waveswear it up, down, parted to the middle, or parted to the side?  I’m here to take away that struggle!  Here are a few simple ways for a fresher look with your long hair.

            The way you part your hair is the first step to creating your look: left, right, or straight down the middle.  You choose!  A great way to keep your long locks out of your face with still leaving your hair down is to wear it half up, half down.  Keep your part and grab a small chunk from each side and pin in the back.  You can even use bobby pins with rhinestones to create a dressier look.  Have fun with it!  If you’re running late in the morning, turn your head upside down and spray lots of hair spray.  Give your head a good shake and there you go!  This will give you that messy look and lots of volume.

            Chelsea Crockett- long hair half up half downAnother fun way to wear your long hair is to go old school Hollywood glam.  Curl your hair into tight curls and pull the section of your hair opposite your part and pin it behind your ears.  It’s perfect for a school dance or special occasion.  Experiment with your long hair, there are so many possibilities! 

-Chelsea

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