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Hair Jewelry: How to Rock It Wihtout Looking 12

Hi Dames! So, I am totally obsessed with the fact  hair jewelry and accessories are totally a thing right now. All the celebs are rocking them on red carpets, and summer draws us  in to want to accessorize basic styles to look , well, not basic.  This bares the question, how do i rock hair jewelry and accessories without looking 12. Well, there are a few  answers.

1) Make sure your hair is actually styled first. a 12 year old will have straight hair dried hair with a clip pulling it back . A dame should have their hair in some form of wave or style  and or a sophisticated part that looks intentional.

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2) Don’t rock the accessory  in the same way as a 12 year old. Be creative with placement of head bands, whether just along your hair line, or more like a head wrap, place them in a cute pixie to accentuate the style.

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3) Layer barrettes with color or style to make it look chunky. Place the barrettes in cute places to accentuate the style not just be functional. Below are some examples.

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Let me know what you think dames! I promise you, even the cheesiest looking glam pieces can be pulled off with the right hairstyle to go along with it. I get so many compliment with pieces i even get from the drug store. Its all about how my hair is styled under the accessory.

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Quick Tips, Styling tips

Cool For The Summer: 6 Fun, Easy Hairstyles That Aren’t Boring!

HI Dames! Summer is right at your doorstep so I wanted to give you some cool ideas of how to throw your hair into a cool style on the go.  Below are 6 easy go to’s you can rock anytime or anywhere. All can go from beach to party, office to drinks, or day time shopping to evening date. Which is your favorite?

 

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Look 1: Side french braid is an easy go to, but that’s not all that’s happening here. She is wearing the Salon Edition Secret Extensions, which is 18″ of length. You can use your HairClutch to assist you with holding the hair while you beach wave it. Then throw them on and braid the side and bam, sexy summer here you go!

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Look 2: Top knots aren’t going anywhere, they are still cool, and this summer you can play with this look like Jamie did by adding Secret extensions to give you blonder vibes with this style. Jamie has hardly any blonde in her natural hair, and you can see here, she has a flawless balayage look going on.

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Look 3: A top bun is always a good go to but how about bangs? Yes!! These are actually clip on bangs. The Secret bangs are so fun, they have a great shape that are easily customizable in the cut and the colors and blend in so well with any hair color. You can get your’s here

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Look 4: You want to rock a high pony like Khloe Kardashian and want some blonde bits and fullness? Check out this video on how to achieve this look with Secret Extensions ~> Here.

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Look 5: Fishtail braids? Yes please! Lets be honest though, these braids look cooler with a pop of color in them. You can achieve this look by using some blonde Secret Extensions.

FullSizeRender 5Look 6: Add accessories to your style! In this case, adding little metal flowers or cute pins to your bobble braid is a nice touch. It spices up your style and takes it from day to night seamlessly.

Make sure to tag us on your hairstyles for a repost! Tell me how easy it was?!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

 

 

Product Reviews, Quick Tips

The Dame Answers: What Are Sulfates And Parabens, What Do They Do To Your Hair?

Hi Dames, so I wanted to address a couple very important terms a lot of brands use. They throw around these terms sulfate free and paraben free but what does that mean? What the heck is a sulfate and why is it free?   Sulfates are cheap/harsh detergents placed in shampoos for several reasons. First- they create a sudsing effect, that makes people think its cleaning their hair. Technically it is.  However its the same ingredients that are in dish soap, detergent, surface cleaners!  Yes it is cleansing but very harsh. Do you want to wash your hair with the same ingredients your washing your dishes with? I think not. It can wear your hair down over time and leave it completely stripped of its natural oils.

Parabens are a preservative used in cosmetics to prevent molds and harmful growths to the formulas. It gives our products shelf life. Very little amounts of parabens are actually in the formulas but they became on high radar alert when traces of these parabens were found in breast cancer tumors. Mostly because of products used on the skin and deodorants. As far as hair is concerned companies have responded to the demand of products without these potentially harmful ingredients. Therefore there are several options for us Dames out there now.

When it comes to hair extensions and hair color being high demand for constant use we should always be mindful about what’s in them. Sulfates can strip your hair color and make your extensions fall out. Parabens can cause cancer. So.. sulfate and paraben free are the way to go across the board. Below are a couple of options I love!

Pureology Haircare is one of the most natural and eco-friendly brands around

Pureology Haircare is one of the most natural and eco-friendly brands around

 

Neuma's tagline is that all of its products are natural and sustainable! Sulfate and paraben-free!

Neuma’s tagline is that all of its products are natural and sustainable! Sulfate and paraben-free!

Dames, I hope this was informative. Clean living!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

How To Use Color Accents In Your Hair!

Hi, Dames! Everyone wants a little piece of this color action but no one’s quite sure of how to pull it off. After all, pink hair isn’t for everyone. I scoured Instagram and came up with a few different options depending on your level of daring. Here are a few of my favs:

Erika Jayne is rocking pink thread woven into her braids. This is so cool, and can be done easily to pop a little color and enhance your look. 0 commitment and 100 percent instacool.

Erika Jayne is rocking pink thread woven into her braids. This is so cool, and can be done easily to pop a little color and enhance your look. 0% commitment and 100% Instacool.

YOu dont want to die your whole head, but your dying to play with some temporary color? Just play with different pastel tones splashed over your highlites. They rinse out in a few washes and you can go back to your highlites without any fuss.

You don’t want to die your whole head, but you’re dying to play with some temporary color? Just play with different pastel tones splashed over your highlights. They rinse out in a few washes and you can go back to your highlights without any fuss.

Boho Chic vibes anyone? I'll take it! Hair wraps are totally a thing now and you can get as bright and patterned as you like. They sell these on clips on Etsy, so you dont have to look like you're on a permanent vacay, but you can pop them in when you want to sport this bohemian look.

Boho Chic vibes, anyone? I’ll take it! Hair wraps are totally a thing now and you can get as bright and patterned as you like. They sell these on clips on Etsy — you don’t have to look like you’re on a permanent vacay, but you can pop them in when you want to sport this bohemian look.

Then you have the E** it look. Just bust oiut the manic panic and conditioner, mix it to the color you like and put it all over your head. This is a classic favorite approach to many of my platinum blondes. Its so versatile, you can change colors every week if you want!

Then you have the F** it look. Just bust out the Manic Panic and conditioner, mix it to the color you like and put it all over your head. This is a classic favorite approach to many of my platinum blondes. It’s so versatile — you can change colors every week if you want!

Hope you liked some of these ideas and don’t be scared to let your color out! Let me know how it works for you tag me @thehairdame

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Quick Tips, Styling tips

Hair 101: How to Properly Use a Round Brush

Dames, do you have trouble using a round brush? Does it become awkward with your arm and navigating the blow dryer? Well, this is a a fun video I made a while back, showing you the perfect technique for blow drying. Take it slow. Go section by section and take your time. Separating the sections makes the process easier and faster because you’re not trying to get hairs out of the way.

 

 

Let me know how it goes, you can always ask any questions and tag us on Facebook and Instagram and show us your new blowouts!

@thehairdame

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

How To Properly Clean Your Hair Brushes

Hi, Dames! How many of you wash your brushes? Anyone? … anyone? Ladies, we need to wash our brushes! Dirt, products, build up, old hair… it all becomes scum on the “root” of the brush and it’s not sanitary. Let me help you out with a few tips.

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1) Every time you brush your hair, pull out the loose hairs out of the brush right away — it’s a nice clean habit to get into.

2) Once a week, mix a little tea tree oil in a water spray bottle and spray your brushes (after you cleaned out the hair). This naturally kills bacteria, and keeps your brushes smelling fresh.

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3) Once a month, soak your brushes in warm water with a few drops of tea tree oil. Then, take a manicure brush and scrub ’em out. Make sure you get past the bristles and scrub the base of the brush.

 

Follow these three tips, Dames, and you will be sure to have fresh clean brushes.  Keep it clean, ladies, keep it clean!

 

Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

Best Go-To Hairstyles For Dames With Long Term Extensions

Dames love their hair extensions. The most joyous conversation of my life!  I love them, what can I say? I love how they make a woman instantly feel like she has magical unicorn powers the minute new hair is put in. Well, at least like she feels confident to walk into a meeting, date or have a drink with friends and be the showstopper. The thing is, when you have professional hair extensions put in you can’t wear every single hair style, you have to be slightly modest with how much you pull up your hair because you don’t want your hair extensions to show.  (That’s too Britney and Paris circa 2002, and I won’t let you go down like that.) So, here’s a few hairstyle ideas to keep you looking like nobody knows your secret! The key is to keep your hair low, nothing high. If you do want to go high just make sure you tease your hairline all the way around. The tease will create a barrier between the outside and your extensions, then just smooth it over with your Mason Pearson brush.

 

 

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Happy hairstyles Dames!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

Spring is Here! How to Use Flowers In Your Hair

Spring is here, Dames! What does this mean for all “in the scene” music junkies?  Officially festival season! It’s all about the fashions at festivals which are a cross between IDGAF vibes and “I’m the most effortlessly chic Dame here”. I scoured the internet and found some really cool flower crown stores on Etsy.  There are literally over 200 stores and all different kinds of flowers. Singer/ songwriter, Katie Welch was kind enough to share some of her fun festival vibes from last year’s Coachella. Check her out below. These all had different versions of the crowns. Don’t be left out and find the crown that best suits you.  If you don’t have long hair and want that dramatic fishtail braid, make sure to get your Secret Extensions by The Hair Dame, they’re absolutely perfect for festival braids. Anastasia Klaffert also dropped by the page to share her flower crown below. Hers are real flower! Tip: be careful with the real ones, in high heat they can wilt and quickly become unpleasant looking. Best to keep the real thing for weddings or an indoor party: Etsy is great to find a good one for the festivals. How fun are these looks!?

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Happy Festivaling!

XXOO

Amalia Moscoso,

The Hair Dame

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

The Hair Dame Shows You How to Care for Platium Hair

Hi, Dames! Did you recently go platinum and are now trying to figure out how to keep your hair in good condition?  I understand! I did it two years ago and I can tell you: it’s high maintenance and it’s very important that you take care of that hair.  It was my favorite color change but it was also very easy to let the integrity of my hair fall to the wayside by doing little things to abuse it, such as rubber bands in your hair when wet (a big no-no) — you might as well put all your rubber bands in a drawer hidden for now.  Think scrunchies (you’re lucky they are back in style), banana clips, hair ties, chompers, braids, and mini spring clips! Braids? Yes, a loose braid when your hair is wet is a great way to dry it into a wavy shape and let your hair dry with ease. Trust me on this – one day you will want a different hair color and making sure your hair is in great condition is the only way your hair will take other colors with ease and will continue looking healthy and shiny. Below are my favorite products I used to keep my hair in great condition.

Olaplex: This one is so important. Bleach breaks the bonds in your cortex layer, which is your hair’s back bone. Olaplex builds those bonds back up! It’s a protein treatment.

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Schwarzkopf BlondMe Shine Spray: A lot of times, bleach can take the life out of your hair leaaving it dull and drab. This spray really kept my hair shiny and breathed life into even a blowout.

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Pureology Cuticle Filler: Your cuticle is the top layer in your hair; bleach burns right through that layer. This products fills it so your hair has life and bounce again! It locks in your toner and keeps your hair the color you want it.

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Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo: This is by far my favorite purple shampoo. It doesn’t dry out your hair; it only makes it the perfect beige color. It tones out the yellow and keeps your hair in a healthy condition!

 

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Oribe Signature Moisture Masque: We have covered protein, cuticles, shine, tone, and now this is moisture. This is the water to your thirst. This is the best moisture mask you could find — it’s expensive, but worth every penny.  This makes your hair feel like butter! It’s my favorite.

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Well, Dames, you follow my lead and I promise your platinum hair will feel healthy, look shiny, and will stay intact without too much breakage!  Let me know if you have any questions.

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

Maximize Your Hair Color: Best Products for Blondes and Brunettes

Hi, Dames! Who colors their hair on a regular basis? Well, if you raised your hand, you need to be using the right products to protect the integrity of your hair! Keep your color lasting longer, and maintain an overall shiny appearance by following these recommendations for blondes and brunettes.

Blondes- The main thing that happens to blondes is they lose their shine, their hair becomes dry and drab. If its fine, it falls flat and it can tend to turn brassy with the combination of oxidation and hard water. Here are my favorite picks for shampoos or conditioners for any of the above reasons. You can mix and match based on your needs.

I love this Schwatzkopf repair conditioner for damaged hair. It really helps rebuild the bond and repair your hair.

I love this Schwartzkopf repair conditioner for damaged hair. It really helps rebuild the bond and repair your hair.

I love this line from Redken for shine. It particularly makes blondes glow

I love this line from Redken for shine. It particularly makes blondes glow. It will turn your drab to fab ASAP

 

This Joico Purple Shampoo is my absolute favorite for blondes. It will eliminate your brassy immediately. THE BEST!! It will kepp your platinum WHITE

This Joico Purple Shampoo is my absolute favorite for blondes. It will eliminate your brassy immediately. THE BEST!! It will kepp your platinum WHITE

Styling products for blondes can be tricky. You can’t have anything too heavy, yet you want to tame your hair, give it volume, and still not have it look clean by the end of day. Here’s some of my favorite styling products for blondes..

Dry shampoo should be in your purse, and this one is the best. It won best dry shampoo of the year in Allure. R&Co.

Dry shampoo should be in your purse, and this one is the best. It won best dry shampoo of the year in Allure. R&Co.

 

This Leave in conditioner is weightless,

This Leave in conditioner is weightless, Free of cancer causing chemicals, and adds lots of shine.

Kevin Murphy has awesome styling products, and this volumizer is amazing. Won't weigh your hair down, only build it up

Kevin Murphy has awesome styling products, and this volumizer is amazing. Won’t weigh your hair down, only build it up.

Brunettes have an equally hard time staying shiny, especially if you have blonde underneath that brown, or if you go back and forth. Using the right shampoos and conditioners can make a huge difference in the way your hair looks when its dry. Since I went platinum 2 years ago, then back to brown, and now again have highlights and lighter ends, I can tell you my favorite shampoos and conditioners.

The creme de la creme of conditioners. Butter baby, all butter. Worth every penny.

The creme de la creme of conditioners. Butter baby, all butter. Worth every penny.

This John Freida  brilliant brunette is awesome, especially if you have gone back and forth with your color. It adds shine to highlights, and it won't break the bank.

This John Freida brilliant brunette is awesome, especially if you have gone back and forth with your color. It adds shine to highlights, and it won’t break the bank.

This is my favorite every day shampoo and conditioner for dry hair. It leaves the hair feeling soft and clean.

This is my favorite every day shampoo and conditioner for dry hair. It leaves the hair feeling soft and clean.

Styling products for brunettes are slightly different. You need your natural texture to come out without a frizzy vibe. You like a little wave without crunchy ends or dried out hair from salt. Here’s some of my faves for you.

This wave spray leaves your hair shiny, but not crunchy. It can hold wave, but it's still soft. Won best of the year in Allure.  Get it

This wave spray leaves your hair shiny, but not crunchy. It can hold wave, but it’s still soft. Won best of the year in Allure. Get it.

If you have frizzy hair or you want to add softness and definition to a blowout or natural dried hair this is my favorite styling cream.

If you have frizzy hair or you want to add softness and definition to a blowout or natural dried hair this is my favorite styling cream.

Do you want the perfect magazine hair? This is your best friend. Will make your hair piecey and texturized like a magazine. Its expensive, but always worth a night out with the girls

Do you want the perfect magazine hair? This is your best friend. Will make your hair piecey and texturized like a magazine. It’s expensive, but always worth a night out with the girls.

 

Redheads, you can follow my brunette suggestions. But Add the Joico red to your must-have list.

Well, Dames, I hope you love my favorite picks. Let me know how it works for you!

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

DIY, Hair Styles with Hair Extensions, Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

HairClutch: Go From Gym To Work In Under a Minute

Hi, Dames! I introduced you to Nikki Howard at the beginning of the month. She’s a model, actress, and all-around amazing Dame! In the video below she shows us how she goes from the gym to an audition-ready look in under a minute.

 

She uses Secret Extensions and HairClutch. Use promo code THD4HC for a discount at checkout on your own HairClutch!

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso,

The Hair Dame

Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

Do My Hair Extensions Need a Bath?

Dear Dames,

The answer is yes! All hair extensions need a bath! I would say your hair should be washed every three times you wear it, especially if you spray product on it. Make sure to brush it first. Wash it with sulfate-free shampoo and let it hang to dry.

Your Secret Extensions don’t really need too much product, but they do need a bath from time to time. With these pieces you can actually use Woolite. Because they are synthetic, they don’t need a sulfate-free formula, in fact a gentle detergent like Woolite works perfectly.  Another option is baby shampoo. Wash with lukewarm/almost cold water and hang to dry.

You know you need to wash your hair extensions when:
a) They are tangled and wont hold a curl
b) They feel like they have a layer of something on them – it’s product! Wash them!
c) The color’s not as bright as it’s supposed to be.

There you have it!

Keep those hair pieces clean and vibrant. Make sure to get your Hairclutch as this product actually extends the life of your hair – keeping it clean and safely stored. Perfect for travel, storage and styling!

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Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

Headbands: Solve Your Baby Hair’s Problem

How many of you have baby hairs around your hairline?

I mean, I kind of love how J-Lo always makes them prominent in her hairstyles with a little tooth brush and gel. However, that may not be your thing!  They may be driving you crazy!

Recently, I’m surrounded by babies — so many of my girlfriends are having them! It’s a beautiful thing. What comes with having a baby, however, is slight hair loss. The worst part of that is the grow-back. A few of my friends have recently asked me what to do with those annoying hairs sticking straight out of their head. Well, my simple answer: HEADBANDS!

Here’s some cute ideas.  I’m kind of obsessed with this site. I love their headbands ~> here.

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Solution! If you’re not into baby hairs and yours are in between lengths, just slap a headband on it.

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso, The Hair Dame

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

My Night Routine: The Hair Dame Shows and Tells

Hi, Dames! Everyone always asks me how I achieve my everyday hairstyle. The truth is… I woke up like this! I have a routine that works perfectly for my hair texture and leaves me waking up to perfect waves! (Well, mostly perfect). I do sometimes tweak it a little bit with an iron. Check out the video below to hear my simple guide to replicate routine.

My favorite products:
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