Chelsea Crockett

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4 Tips for a Thicker Ponytail

Everyone wants fuller, thicker hair.  Especially when you throw your hair up into a ponytail, you want it to appear as full and luscious as it can!  There are lots…

Everyone wants fuller, thicker hair.  Especially when you throw your hair up into a ponytail, you want it to appear as full and luscious as it can!  There are lots of different ways you can achieve this, you just have to follow a few tips in order to do so.  Here are 5 different tips to volumize your ponytail!

  • Before every ponytail, you’ll need to add some texture to your hair. This will make your hair look fuller before you even put it into a ponytail.  Whether you do this with mousse or texture spray, it’s the first step to almost every hairstyle!
  • Prop up your ponytail with two bobby pins. Set two bobby pins in place under your ponytail like the picture below.  This gives it the height it needs and will also help keep it in place for the night!Chelsea Crockett - Bobby Pin Hack
  • Add some dry shampoo. Dry shampoo does more than just its original purpose.  If you add some to your hair before you put it up, it’ll feel cleaner and appear thicker!
  • Tease different sections of your hair. To keep the messy look, tease different parts of your pony so it’s not too over-the-top but still has some lift in it.

Did these tips work for you?  Share with me below what works best for your hair!

Love, Chels

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4 Tips for Masking Greasy Hair

Greasy hair is a struggle for us all.  They say you’re not supposed to wash your hair every day, but when you don’t, your hair becomes a greasy mess!  Especially…

Greasy hair is a struggle for us all.  They say you’re not supposed to wash your hair every day, but when you don’t, your hair becomes a greasy mess!  Especially if you have thick hair like me, you know the struggle.  If you have this problem too, here are 5 tips that will help you out!

  • Dry Shampoo. If you’ve never used dry shampoo, then get ready to be amazed! It does wonders for your hair.  Spray a little bit of this on your hair at any time of the day and it’ll give it the lift it needs.
  • Baby Powder. If you don’t have any dry shampoo lying around, baby powder almost works just as well!  I found this trick hard to believe, but it really does work!  Sprinkle a small amount of powder around your scalp to disappear any grease your hair has.  It’s a cheap and quick method to substitute for dry shampoo!
  • Hats and Headbands. As you can already guess, hats and headbands are the perfect cover-up for greasy hair.  They’re the key solution to any messy hair day, trust me!
  • Braid it. Braiding the top of your hair makes for a cute hairstyle while still doing a good job of covering up dirty hair!  You can still look good on your way to class without worrying about it!

Have any other tips you can give me?  Share your tricks with me in the comments below!

XO – Chelsea

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Beauty Hacks for Weekend Camping Trips

Girls either love camping or hate it.  I, for one, loving being outdoors especially if I’m hanging out with my friends and family!  Although it’s super fun, it can take…

Girls either love camping or hate it.  I, for one, loving being outdoors especially if I’m hanging out with my friends and family!  Although it’s super fun, it can take a toll on my hair and skin when I’m outside for all hours of the day.  Here are some ways to keep yourself clean and healthy!

  • Dry Shampoo.Chelsea Crockett - Dry Shampoo  I know that when my hair feels gross, I feel gross.  Having dry shampoo with you wherever you go is always a necessity!  It’ll make both the feel and appearance of you hair 10x better.
  • SPF Moisturizer.  As you know, you should always, always moisturize.  But having a moisturizer with SPF protects you from the sun and is good for your skin!  Might as well kill two birds with one stone, right?
  • Baby Wipes.  If you don’t have a way to shower where you’re at, pack some baby wipes to clean yourself off with.  It sounds weird, but it’s a good way to clean off if you don’t have access to a shower!
  • Wave Spray.  If you’re having that bad of a hair day, get your hair wet and spray it with wave spray.  You can still have fabulous waves even if you feel like you’re not having the greatest hair day!

Hopefully these hacks help you out next time you take a camping trip, especially if you’re not a huge fan of it ;)!

XO, Chelsea

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Top 5 Argan Oil Products

Argan oil is one of my favorite things to look for when buying skin and hair products.  It’s the perfect ingredient for making all parts of your body smooth, hydrated,…

Argan oil is one of my favorite things to look for when buying skin and hair products.  It’s the perfect ingredient for making all parts of your body smooth, hydrated, and restored.  There are a few products that especially make good use of Argan oil that will guarantee to get the job done!

  • Herbal Essences Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner.  Chelsea Crockett - Argan Oil ShampooThis duo is what you need if your hair is feeling brittle or losing its shine.  You’ll be able to see and feel the difference after only a couple uses! 
  • Pure Argan Oil.  Certain places will sell pure argan oil that can be used simply for the purposes of softening your hair.  This is a product that I feel the immediate difference of before and after I use it.
  • Argan Oil Hair Masks.  Like I keep mentioning, argan oil does wonders for your hair.  Invite some of your friends over for a spa night and give your hair a boost!
  • Healthy Sexy Hair Weightless Hairspray.  This hairspray not only works to keep your hair in place but nourishes and hydrates it, as well! 
  • ORLY Argan Oil Cuticle Drops.  So, since we’ve marked skin and hair off the list, you can use argan oil to nourish and hydrate your nails, specifically your cuticles, as well.  Your nails will thank you, I promise!

Have you ever tried any of these products?  Let me know below what your take is of them!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatments

Coconut oil doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves.  It has so many benefits for your skin and especially hair!  It has hair repair, shine, and growth power that can…

Coconut oil doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves.  It has so many benefits for your skin and especially hair!  It has hair repair, shine, and growth power that can do wonders if you pair it with the right ingredients.  Here are three different recipes you can create to cater whatever problems of your hair you want to fix! 🙂 Chelsea Crockett - Coconut Oil

  • Hair Repair.  If your hair is dry and damaged and needs some help, then this recipe is for you!  All you need is one egg and a tablespoon of coconut oil.  Beat the egg, add in the oil, and apply the mix to your scalp and hair.  Rinse it out with cool water and follow by washing your hair with shampoo.  Putting egg in your hair might sound gross, but it’s definitely worth it!
  • Hair Growth.  I know I’m not the only one that’s looked for a product to aid in hair growth.  This recipe really does work and you can do it right from home!  Mix together a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of Aloe Vera.  Apply this gel to all areas of your hair including everything from your scalp to your ends.  Let it sit for half an hour then rinse it out with warm water!      
  • Dandruff.  An itchy scalp is the absolute worst, especially if dandruff is the result.  Mix four tablespoons of coconut oil with one tablespoon of lemon juice.  Apply the mixture to your scalp wherever dandruff or itchiness is occurring.  After leaving this on for 15-20 minutes, shampoo and rinse your hair.  Do this before you shower and your head will feel much better!

Try it out for yourself and let it work its magic!

XO – Chels

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5 Tips for Making Your Hair Look Fuller & Thicker

Thick, luscious locks are something every girl desires.  When it comes to hair, you can pretty much determine its color, style, etc., but one thing you can’t change is how…

Thick, luscious locks are something every girl desires.  When it comes to hair, you can pretty much determine its color, style, etc., but one thing you can’t change is how thick or thin it is!  Although you can’t actually “change” it, there are certain things you can do to make it appear thick and beautiful! 

  • Switch your part to the opposite side.  Chelsea Crockett - Pancake BraidShifting your part can give the hair around your roots a little lift.  Since its not used to it, your hair will look thicker at the top!
  • Condition your hair before you shampoo it.  This is said to give your hair a more textured look.  Try it out!
  • “Pancake” your braid.  Pancaking your braid is a new technique that makes your braid look fuller like the picture on the right.  You basically tug and pull on your hair to loosen your braid after you’ve finished. 
  • Use mousse.  Mousse isn’t only a guy’s products ladies!  It works beautifully when trying to give your hair a little extra lift and texture.
  • Use dry shampoo even when your hair is clean.  As I’ve said before, texture can completely change the appearance of your hair.  Dry shampoo will give your roots an extra lift!

What tips would you add to the list?  Let me know and I’ll try them myself!

XO – 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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How to Shower Like A Pro

Showering may seem like second nature, and you probably do the same routine every time like clockwork. Knowing how to strategically shower can not only drastically improve your hygiene, it…

Showering may seem like second nature, and you probably do the same routine every time like clockwork. Knowing how to strategically shower can not only drastically improve your hygiene, it can also help you get shiny hair and clear skin! Here is how to shower like a pro.

  1. Brush first: Brushing your hair before you shower can help prevent post-shower tangles, which can save your hair a world of breakage.flipside
  2. Rinse well: Before you start to shampoo your hair, rinse it off really well with warm water. It will loosen the dirt and oil and open the hair cuticle.
  3. Lather Right: Shampooing your hair should take 30-60 seconds. You should gently massage the shampoo into your hair, but just at the roots. You should never scrub the ends because they are fragile.
  4. Condition quick: Get all of the water off of your hair and then concentrate the conditioner on the ends of your hair. Then rinse it out right away.
  5. Face last: Use the steam of the shower to your advantage! Your pores are open, so clean them out! Then rinse with cold water to close your pores.

    Now you can call yourself a shower pro! Did you figure out what you were doing right/wrong?

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Volumizing Shampoo

Thick, big, beautiful hair is every girls dream!  Between teasing, hairspray, and blowouts, a girl will do anything to achieve their perfect, voluminous hair!  Shampoo comes in all different varieties…

Thick, big, beautiful hair is every girls dream!  Between teasing, hairspray, and blowouts, a girl will do anything to achieve their perfect, voluminous hair!  Shampoo comes in all different varieties including volumizing shampoo.  While some of these products work, many will leave your hair looking and feeling the same as any normal shampoo would.  Check out this DIY to creating your own volumizing shampoo!Chelsea Crockett- coconut oil

What you’ll need:

  • 6 tbsp. coarse sea salt
  • 150ml of your favorite shampoo
  • 1.5 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

Begin by heating the coconut oil over a heat source like a candle or in the microwave.  Next, in a bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil and sea salt.  Once that combination is mixed together, add the lemon or lime juice and stir again.  Now that your volumizing mixture is created, add it to your favorite shampoo.  In a few simple steps you’ve made your own volumizing shampoo!

Enjoy your new hair!

Chelsea

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Purple Shampoo: For Blonds!

I hear life as a blondie can be a struggle sometimes, especially if you are a natural brunette who dyes her hair blonde! Any girl who dyes her hair blonde…

I hear life as a blondie can be a struggle sometimes, especially if you are a natural brunette who dyes her hair blonde! Any girl who dyes her hair blonde on a regular basis will tell you what a hassle it is to maintain it and how dreadful the horrible brassy color is that can overtake the once frosty blonde hair. Are you a blondie in need of some hair revitalization? Try Purple shampoo!

What is it exactly?best-purple-shampoo-81

It is literally shampoo in a deep shade of purple. The shampoo works to neutralize brassy, yellow tones that your hair can take on after a while of washing it and not getting touchups. When we wash our hair with purple shampoo, our hair absorbs a small amount of purple pigment, which cancels out red and yellow undertones, making your blue undertones higher. It basically brightens up the blonde by restoring your hair to its former cooler color. Using a purple shampoo can extend the life of your color! This means less trips to the salon and more money in your pocket!

How to use it?

Rinse your hair in warm water before using it so your hair shafts expand and allow more purple pigment to get in there. Work the shampoo into your hair and then let it sit for about 5 minutes. Rinse your hair in cool water which closes the hair shaft, sealing in the color. If you want, follow up with purple conditioner!

And, NO this shampoo will NOT turn your hair purple! I pinky promise.

Are you tired of having blonde hair that is the color of straw? Slap some purple shampoo on it! Problem solved.

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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Hair Myths Uncovered

We’ve all heard those crazy myths about ways to make your hair shinier, grow longer, and how to get rid of those pesky split ends.   But how many of those…

We’ve all heard those crazy myths about ways to make your hair shinier, grow longer, and how to get rid of those pesky split ends.   But how many of those myths that you read are actually true?  It’s time to find out what’s true and what’s false.

  • Wearing tight ponytails can make your hair fall out or break. TRUE. Strands may break off as a result of your hair being pulled tight or held too tightly with aChelsea Crockett- tight ponytail band. To decrease your chances, do not sleep with your hair up or wear it in a ponytail every day.
  • Cold water makes your hair shinier. FALSE. Your hair does not contain living cells; therefore it cannot react to certain water temperatures.
  • Using the same shampoo repeatedly will cause it to stop working. FALSE. Since it can be hard to find a shampoo that works for your hair type and texture, once you’ve found the one that works, then why change it?! Try a new shampoo for the sake of it will most likely not benefit your hair.
  • Always use a wide-tooth comb for wet hair. TRUE. Using this type of comb will reduce breakage after you get out of the shower. Since wet hair tends to have more tangles, a wide-toothed comb will keep your hair from breaking.

Your hair is very important and knowing what’s best for it is even better!

Love,

Chelsea

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Are You Shampooing Too Often?

Hi Insiders,             Washing and conditioning your hair is obviously a great thing, but did you know that over washing your hair can actually be a problem?!  Every time you…

Hi Insiders,

            Washing and conditioning your hair is obviously a great thing, but did you know that over washing your hair can actually be a problem?!  Every time you wash your hair, you’re stripping your hair of its natural oils making it more prone to pick upChelsea Crockett- shampoo extra oil throughout the day.  It can also cause your hair to be drier.  So next time you decided to hit the snooze button instead of washing your hair, don’t feel too bad about it!

Since washing your hair can actually make it more oily, it’s important to train your hair.  If you wash your hair every day, try washing it every other day instead.  Although it might start out by getting very oily, eventually it’ll quit being oily the second day.  Your hair will adapt to your shampooing schedule.  Also, pay attention to your hair type.  The thicker the hair, the more you need to wash it.  If you have fine hair, washing it 3 times a week would be just fine!  It’s important to know your hair.  If you can’t stand the thought of not washing your hair every day, then try using luke-warm water.  The hotter the water, the greater the chance you have of drying out your hair.

Next time you decide to wash your hair, pay attention to how it reacts!  Try training your hair so it becomes the healthiest hair it can be!

XOXO,

Chels

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Washing your Hair: You’re Doing it Wrong!

Washing your hair: You’re doing it wrong! I had no idea that I was making so many mistakes! Here is an inside look on how to get the most out…

Washing your hair: You’re doing it wrong! I had no idea that I was making so many mistakes! Here is an inside look on how to get the most out of your shower.

 1. If you have long hair, condition first.

Yes, you read right! If your hair is past your shoulders, you can protect your ends by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before you shampoo. This not only keeps your ends healthy, it will boost your shine! 

2. Lather up at the scalpwoman-shampooing

You really only need to lather up at your scalp! The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and oiliest, and the hair at the ends is the oldest and driest! The best way to shampoo is from roots to ends.

5. Don’t rinse and repeat.
There is no need to wash your hair twice.  You can avoid stripping and drying out your hair by only shampooing once. If your hair is super oily, then you can lather up a second time.

I hope these tips give you shiny, voluminous hair, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

 

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Make Your Haircut the Best Ever!

Hi Girls,             Getting your haircut can be a nerve-racking process.  Whether you’re getting a trim or cutting it all off, it’s still a change.  Here are a few helpful…

Hi Girls,

            Getting your haircut can be a nerve-racking process.  Whether you’re getting a trim or cutting it all off, it’s still a change.  Here are a few helpful tips for a worry free salon trip!Chelsea Crockett- hair lengths

  • Bring a picture!  There’s no better inspiration for a hair dresser than to see the vision herself!  This way you’ll be sure to get the cut, color, and style you want!
  • Ask about your shampoo and conditioner options.  Some salons just use the basics, but if you ask, they should be able to use a color treatment shampoo or sulfate free shampoo. 
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up if you don’t like what you see.  Many people feel like they will offend their stylist if they ask him/her to change or stop something.  It’s your hair and you want to like the end product.
  • When you’re finished with your cut and color, ask for style tips!  It never hurts to get a few cute and new ideas for your hair.  You can never have too many hair styles!
  • Make sure you keep up with your hair and get trims.  Dead ends make your hair look lifeless, dull, and dry.  Who wants that?!

Good luck with your next hair cut!

Chelsea

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L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Hair Treatment

            Hey girlies!  L’Oreal is one of my favorite hair and makeup brands with its great quality and awesome products.  They’ve been in business for years, but I’ve just recently…

            Hey girlies!  L’Oreal is one of my favorite hair and makeup brands with its great quality and awesome products.  They’ve been in business for years, but I’ve just recently heard about their “Total Repair 5” hair treatment. 

            For full effect, it includes a shampoo, conditioner, and damage-erasing balm.  Even just the shampoo itself gives you already noticeable soft hair.  Each product in the treatment contains ceramide which is a type of lipid that benefits your hair.  Whenever you use a certain product that contains ceramide, it restores the natural properties of your hair, making it smoother and softer.  Without ceramide, your hair would be damaged and dry.

            Both the shampoo and conditioner worChelsea Crockett - Damage Erasing Balmk amazing, but the damage-erasing balm is where most of the magic happens.  It instantly repairs the five signs of damage: 1.Split Ends 2.Weak 3.Rough 4.Full 5.Dehydrated.  While you’re in the shower, all you have to do is message it through your hair and let it sit for 3-5 minutes.  It’s as simple as that!

            Another product of the series is the Multi-Restorative Dry Oil.  This is a daily leave-in treatment that works continuously throughout the day.  Apply this oil to damp hair and style your hair as you usually would.  This will make your hair shine and tame those unwanted flyaways!

            Good luck with those luscious locks!Wink

                                                -Chelsea

Want to try out this treatment?  Buy your products here:http://tiny.cc/LOreal_Shampoo, http://tiny.cc/LOreal_Conditioner, http://tiny.cc/LOreal_DamageErasingBalm, http://tiny.cc/LOreal_RestorativeOil 

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