Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chelsea Houska Hair How-To

Any Teen Mom fan has probably seen Chelsea on Teen Mom 2 and wondered how the HECK she gets her hair so freaking cute. I searched and searched and searched for the way to do it and even watched the how-to videos on youtube but none of them quite came out right. I did find one that was similar though, so I took what I picked up on hers and added a few of my own tweaks and came out with something more like what I was going for. My webcam decided to be a POS and lagged really bad so I just did some quick pictures instead since its really simple and just extremely repetitive!

For those of you who haven't seen Chelsea's hair, this is what I'm kind of going for:

Ok, so here we go, and I'll try to be as detailed as possible!

What you'll need:
Half inch curling iron (I just used your standard Conair)
Hairspray (I used Suave, its super light and still holds well)
Hair clip to separate hair

Optional: 
Frizz reducer (I used Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield
Curl enhancers (I used John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecter and TRESemme Curl Activator Spray for the Thermal Creations line)
Straightening iron

Start off with unwashed hair. It holds curl better. I have naturally wavy hair but its blown out straight.
 Separate hair. This is extremely important! You need to start at the bottom and work your way around and up, otherwise you WILL miss hair!

Apply products


Wrap hair AROUND the barrel of the curling iron. DO NOT CLAMP! This is how you achieve the perfect spiral you need here. The clamp will crease it!!! Start about a couple of inches from the scalp, at the END of the barrel.

Holding the iron still, wrap your hair around the barrel. You need it to be wrapped tight.

Stop wrapping about an inch or half an inch from the tip of your hair. If you want that undone messy look this is pretty vital, plus you need something to hold onto so you won't burn your fingers!

Hold the curl for about 45 seconds (longer or shorter according to how your hair takes and holds curl.
When you unravel it KEEP A HOLD ON THE TIP YOU'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO.
Just lightly pull the iron out without moving the hair much.

When you release it you get a cute bouncy curl!
Spray with hairspray (I RECOMMEND SPRAYING EVERY CURL, EVERY TIME!)


Repeat with half inch sections all the way around your hair. When you reach the middle just start on the other side and you'll meet!

 Repeat on the other side. Its easier to hold the barrel down on the opposite side and the results come out the same.
Here's the bottom all finished up

Now let down the top half of your hair (I have the top split as well so this is only one half of the top of course)

This really looks cute if you have layers because the curls get super messy and cute with different lengths.

It is VERY time consuming if you have thick hair but because the curls are on such small amounts of hair it holds well.
Finished product:

You can also straighten the bangs or play around with straightening bits of it to pull back.
It really creates a romantic fairy tale curl effect =]
And you'll get LOADS of compliments, trust me!








37 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to try this! Thanks girl for this how to!! :):)

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    1. Chelsea does her hair fabulous, I honestly wish my hair looked as great as hers but she also wears extensions

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    2. i have to give a quick tip... this looks to over produced... simple way to get the locks loose curl locks is to not use clean hair and or when hair is clean french braid it and let it dry your curls wont be so tight and look to formal.. i live this look everyday.. blessed with curly ( wavy ) thick hair as well..

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    3. I like the over produced look. Haha, I think it is perfect. How long did this take you?

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  2. youre welcome!! i hope it turns out cute!!

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  3. I want your hair!! Lol. Awesome job chick. Thanks for the link.

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  4. thank you!! i cant wait to try this! I've been trying to figure it out and i love the way yours turned out! so hopefully it works for me (:

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  5. You're very welcome! hope it turns out great!

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  6. i love it! how do you get the messy part though!? my hair is parted down the side a little but its straight..

    thanks!

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  7. I just let my hair fall the way it does naturally. It helps if you change the direction of the way you do all of the top curls. Like curl some of them in and some of them out. That way they fall in a natural way and that will kind of give it the appearance of a messy part. Mine is always parted to the side but its a natural part so it might not be completely straight and I have layers and layers of layers on top lol

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  8. How about the super deep side swept bangs look? Mine just looks weird when I pull it over that way...

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  9. Oh My Gosh. Do You Think You Could Do A 'Tutorial' Thing Like You Did Above About Your Bangs??? I LOVE Them. My Bangs Were Cute A Few Months Ago And Their SOOO Ugly. They Are Choppy On The Bottom And Thats It. So It Looks Like A 2 Year Old Cut It. So I Was Wondering If You Could Do That? Or Give A Few Tips?? Gosh This Was Amazing.(:

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  10. Okay So Above ^^^^^ Instead Of 'Cute' I Meant . . . "My Bangs Were CUT A Few Months Ago . . ." Sorry. Lol.

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  11. Blunt bangs or side bangs? I don't have the blunt ones anymore but I have thought about going back to them:)

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  12. Does anyone know the specific size curling wand that Chelsea uses? I have searched and searched and still have yet to find it.

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  13. ur amazing! i didnt knw wat size or which way to wrap it!

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  14. I am SO trying this for homecoming! I've been trying to figure out what I was going to do with this mess people call hair, and now I know!! Thank you so much!!

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  15. I have a 1 inch curling iron, do you think that would work?

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  16. Chelsea would also back comb these curls slightly to soften them and make them more uniformed... but the curles themselves are perfect

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  17. How do u make it messy like chealsea

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  18. to make it messy use a manipulator our sculpter putty. then to make it less tight, run your straightener on warm over the wand curls.

    cosmologist

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  19. this is the worst laid out website i've ever seen in my life.

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    1. ^^^ dear anonymous, if u don't like this website, then stay off of it hun. Gosh, so many negative people in this world!!

      Thanks for the how-to!!! Definitley worked for me! My hair looks great!

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    2. you should make a youtube video showing how to do this!

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    3. I love it. Don't listen to negative ppl. All they want to do is make u miserable like them. Thank u for showing us how to do this BC we all know u could of kept it a secret n then we would all be still searching for how to do tips. I appreciate all u did. I love them!

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  20. OMGoodness!! Thank you for this! I was watching the show yesterday and thought..Dang! I wish I knew how to do my hair like that lol :) Def trying it tomorrow!!!!

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  21. Love the tutorial will have to try it! .. but can I give Advice, the site is a little hard to read with the background.. its super cute, just a little hard to read. Maybe change the transparency of the part the words are on a little. and ppl don't need to be rude.. positve feedback goes a lot further than negative criticism.. keep up with the tutorials for us non hair savvy ppl! :)

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  22. Well I'm so sorry for saying this was hard to read.. I guess my page hadn't loaded all the way.. because after coming back to the page to look at something else, it looks completely different. LOL sorry.. again. Great tutorial.

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  23. This is amazing!! I have a cut a lot like yours so it should work the same, I will most likely straighten my bangs though. Now I know what I'm doing for prom :D

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  24. Chelsea also wears extensions , so thats why it looks so perfect .

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  25. 45 seconds seems WAY to long to leave the curling iron on your hair!! Watch the YouTube video "girl burns hair off in curling iron tutorial." I would say no long than 10 seconds, I don't care how thick your hair is. If its not curling then I would suggest using smaller sections or hair!! I think anything more than 10 seconds could cause your hair to fall out especially if your hair is damaged or you are using an alcohol based product before you curl your hair!

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  26. Thanks a lot for the quick tip.

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  28. as a stylist i would recommend a larger curling iron....Not too much bigger, and i would say 10 seconds MAX - and i would recommend "raking" your fingers through your hair after its finished and hairspray and COOLED down. The hair takes on the shape when its hot (or wet) and as it cools (or dries) thats how you get it to stay. If you notice that if you have a curl that is too tight if you pull it down a bit as its cooling it loosens up; I also find it a lot easier to hold the curling iron pointed down. But your curls do look very nice. 1 day dirty or washed the night before hair is always what we recommend to people when coming in for updos/curls.

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