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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

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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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How to Curl Your Secret Extensions

Hi, Dames! Have some of you ordered your Secret Extensions by The Hair Dame and are now having trouble curling them? Well, let me help you! It requires a little trick. Make sure your iron is not above 320 degrees. When you curl it, you don’t need to hold it for too long, just long enough for the hair to catch the heat, then… this is the trick: let the curl cool in your hand before dropping it. You can also pin it in place, but be careful of leaving the set curl for too long, it can become a very tight curl.  The curl will last longer than human hair, if you let if fully cool first. Here’s a video to show you how I did it. Holding it in your hand to cool ensures a light wave – setting it will make it tighter.

 

Let me know if you have any questions below!

XXOO,

The Hair Dame

 

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HairClutch: How to Care For Your Hair Extensions

Hi, Dames! How many of you have your hair extensions bundled up in stuffed in a bag somewhere?

Are they brushed nicely and laid in a drawer ?  Then, after time of friction and moving around and having other things thrown on top, they get tangled up in a mess?

How about discovering that they hang well on a skirt hanger and in your closet, but when your clothes come in and out with static and dust, they are now a hanging tangled mess?

Did you get sucked into buying that mini garment bag for hair but now you want to take them to dry bar and that bag doesn’t fit anywhere!  So you have to carry it and everyone can see your little beauty secrets all up in their face!

Have you ever had a friend hold your hair while you curl them? Or you’ve tried to hold one end with your knee or your mouth while trying to flat iron them?

We know all of these behind-closed-doors issues because it’s happened to us! Yes, as a hairstylist I had hair all over my professional kit. Even if I had it in a zip lock bag labeled and organized. It would seem weird that me or my client paid hundreds upwards of thousands on hair pieces and it ends up in a plastic bag? My bestie and business partner Debbie, the ultimate beauty products consumer could not find a place that suited all her needs either for hair. Even in a box that said Hermes on it!  That did not cure the tangles, travel ear and tear, or the dust from her hair.  Nothing did.  Until now!

Together we invented the best thing ever for your hair extensions: HairClutch

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HairClutch is a 3-in-1 solution for hair extensions. That’s right, you can store your hair while hanging it in the closet.  It has a protective cover that will keep the hair protected from static and dust. You can curl, straighten or style the hair while it hangs in the bag. Then you can fold it up and snap it closed as it resembles a clutch purse. NO ONE has to know your beauty secrets! HairClutch is at your service to take care of your precious hair so it can stay in good shape and have a longer life.

HairClutch makes your life more convenient – you can style your hair in it the night before then roll it up and put it in your purse for after the gym, or after work.  You can go from daytime blah to nighttime bling in your office because HairClutch has your little beauty secrets all prepped and ready for stepping into your hotness! We are not just selling something that looks cool, but it’s ridiculously functional for all these little issues you didn’t even think about until you had to go buy new hair because yours is curled up in a ball in some drawer that you couldn’t begin to imagine where.  Does this sound like you? Do your hair a favor and get HairClutch.

 

So, Dames, let us know if you have any questions or want to find out more.

You can purchase your HairClutch at www.hairclutch.com. Use promo code THD4HC.

 

XXOO,

The Dames

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Merry & Bright: Amp Up Your Look with Some Sparkle

Hi, Dames! Ten days left till Christmas! What does that mean to each one of you? Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s basically ten more days of holiday parties, so don’t get caught off guard!

You want to look your best at every holiday cheer event… here’s some holiday hairstyles that are perfect go-to’s for a little holiday sparkle. They’re super quick  hairstyles that you can pull off in a quick jam. The trick to the ease and quickness are two things- 1) Secret Extensions by The Hair Dame and 2) a pretty piece of hair jewelry. We find the best pieces at Henri Bendel’s, Nordstrom, or Net-a-porter. Below is an example of some awesome , but quick and easy go to’s.

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Check out our Youtube channel – The Hair Dame TV for all your DIY step by step videos to create your desired holiday looks.

Tag us on your selfies on IG @thehairdame, we always repost our faves.

XXOO,

The Dames

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Going Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Hair On Point Like a DAME

Hey there, Dames! Is everyone ready for a bounce to the ounce out of town for the holidays? Us too, but let’s not get crazy and throw out all of our hair routines. Let’s remember a few key components:

1. Stay Fly Like a DAME

You’re on vacation, who cares what you look like, right? WRONG! Whether you’re single and ready to mingle, or you’re locked and under control, looking good above all things is feeling good. We are not here to tell you to find a dry bar in the middle of Mexico, but here’s a couple of tips to make a quick and easy “Stay Fly Like a DAME” routine while you’re on vacation.

*Always have as set of hair extensions with you. Our favorite go-to’s are Secret Extensions. Why? They’re super affordable and you can buy several colors –whether you want to match your color, add a lowlight, a hightlight, extra length and/or volume. With a set of Secret Extensions when on vacation, you can make a slicked back volumized ponytail, a high bun, or a dramatic braid, etc.

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* Have a gel, a grooming cream, and an oil finisher in hand for an awesome hair product cocktail that makes the perfect “wet look”. Just mix them all in your hand at once, and I mean A LOT, in your hand and apply it to your roots all the way to your ends. Then scrunch with a towel to allow your natural wave to come through. Create a desired part and slick down the sides. BOOM! Kim Kardashian! Whaaaaaat!? Everyone will be asking you how you did it or they’ll just stare like “bam, she looks bomb!”.

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photo cred: Film magic

For THD How To Create a Wet look click Here:

 

 

2. Stay Organized

Your on vacay, your hair extensions are all over your room, some hot guys walk in and think you killed a rat! First of all, no man needs to know a woman’s secret… like ever. Second like ever. So… do yourself a favor and get a HairClutch. It stores your hair extensions for travel, you can take it straight out of your suitcase and hang it in the closet, and you can style your hair while its hanging. It’s a no-brainer.

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3. Stay Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready

You’ve been so organized while planning your trip: you organized outifts, you dialed down your shoe options, you even got your hair extensions and Hairclutch all packed and ready to go. You get to your destination and the worst case scenario is now your reality: the airline’s lost your luggage! So, how does a DAME stay ready?

* Take a small carry-on, like an oversized tote with an outift, your HairClutch with hair extensions, and travel size toiletries. Trust us. It’s the only savior in those panic situations. You’ll never travel any other way after this happens to you.

For more infor on hair extensions, CLICK LINK belwo:

https://www.SECRETEXTENSIONS.com/?mid=8731044

We hope you have a fabulous vacation! Don’t forget the 3 rules when packing!!

 

xxoo,

The Dames

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Raise Your Hand If Your Going To Coachella?!!

Everyone is asking the wrong question.. are you going to Coachella? Umm, who isn’t going? The real question is, how are you wearing your hair to Coachella? There’s a few things you need to take your hair vibe to the next level…

1. Hair Chalk

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2. Glitter Gel 

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3. Clip In Hair Extensions– Use clip in pieces for messy braids and dreadlock additions

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4. Feathers-

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5. Braids-

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Stay Safe at Coachella and make sure to tag us on Instagram @thehairdame with your #Coachellahair for a feature!!

 

xxoo,

The Dames

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Best Shampoos To Use for Hair Extensions (why this matters)

Hair extensions can be a tricky thing to care for.  The right shampoo is so important. For permanent hair extensions they all have a bond element, whether its tape, individual glue ins, and even the kind that are attached with beads have a bonded tip. These hair extensions can not be washed with shampoos that have sulfates or synthetic oils in the formula as it breaks down the bonds and will have your extensions falling out.  The most important thing to note, is when first having your hair extensions installed, its crucial to wait 72 hrs before washing your hair. This allows the bond to properly seal so water doesn’t get in between the bond and break it apart. Here’s some of our favorite shampoos. For clip in Hair extensions, it is important you use sulfate free shampoo. Harsh cleansers will strip the outer coating of the hair and make it dull and split endy. Below are some of our favorite shampoos for hair extensions.

Bain de Terre-

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Ouai-

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Purology-

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Organix Renewing Argan Oil Shampoo-

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The Dames Guide To Caring For Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are an investment, no doubt about it. So its important to care of your investment by properly caring for your extensions. The length of life to your hair extensions is dependent on how well you take care of them. Below is a few recommendations on how to get keep your hair in healthy condition for as long as possible

1) Wash your hair! If you are a clip-in and go girl, then you don’t need to wash after every wear. However, if you are a Dame that sprays hair products and uses shine serums, we recommend washing after every 2 styles. Having hair product sit and marinate in the hair will dry it out dull the color over time. Use a sulfate free gentle shampoo. Baby shampoo is great or a mild daily shampoo with a moisture component. Most hair extension companies also provide shampoos to care for your purchase. Make the extra investment. Its definitely worth it.  Here are a few of our favorites…

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2) Air Dry– The same way too much heat and hot tools create dried split ends on our own hair , it does on the extensions as well.  Think ahead and wash your hair pieces with enough time to let them hang to air dry. You can use a hanger and hang them in the shower or drape them over the back of a chair. They just need enough air to pass through and dry them thoroughly. You want to make sure they are 100% dry before storing them. If they are even a little bit wet they will mildew, and we dont want that!!

3) Store them safely- properly storing your hair extensions is a huge part in managing the life of your hair. Always brush them out and it is ideal to have them hanging from a top to bottom direction in the closet. Or safely in something that protects the hair from getting tangled or ratted out. Our favorite storage and travel solution is HairClutch. Not only is it great for storing in your closet or safely wrapping up for travel, but you can style the hair while its hanging in the clutch before you put it in your hair.

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Top 5 Favorite Hair Extensions: Get Your Dream Hair NOW!

Long hair , long ponytails, thick chignons and french twists. This makes our hair dreams come true . We want to share with you our favorite hair extension lines. We scoured the market for our favorites within different price points and our favorite products from those brands are…

1. Secret Hair Extensions by Daisy Fuentes– These hair pieces are inexpensive and really fun to go out in. You can buy a few pieces to make them thicker and every time you change your hair color, you can buy a new hair piece. They are great for a fun night out.

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2. Cashmere Hair Extensions of Beverly Hills–  As seen on Shark Tank, these girls have really taken the hair extension world by storm. Cashmere hair extensions offers high quality hair at a reasonable price, competitive in their market, but quality exceeds their competition. Right now they are have a Vantines Day special, so get your hair pieces asap!

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3. Hairpieces from the Hair Shop- This hair extension store has a mid level quality of hair, mostly Asain hair. However, their selection of hair pieces is incomparable. From bangs to falls and ponytails their are several options to achieve the look you want.

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4. Orchid Hair Extensions- Do you want the same hair that the stars in movies wear? Then this is the store for you. The creators of Orchid hair are department heads of hair in box office films and the hair is the best you can get. Manufactured in Bali, the quality of these hair pieces is the best of the best. The caviar of hair. It is definately an investment, but worth every dime.

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5. Hair Lingerie Tape Extensions– (a pro needed) looking for something a little more permanent? We’ve got you covered! Chrissy Tiegen, Kylie, and Khloe all have something in common, besides being gorgeous of course- they all wear Hair Lingerie. Superior quality tape in extensions. Check out the website for a salon near you to find the pro that can give you the hair of your dreams.

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THE HAIR SOLUTION we have all been waiting for.. HAIRCLUTCH!!

Hair extensions make up a multi-billion dollar business and compliment any look as we hair fanatics know.  We who wear extensions, sell extensions or carry them around as professionals for styling on set have all had one problem in common- NO STORAGE for our hair!  This problem has caused us to damage the hair, shorten its life span and difficulty for styling the hair pieces.  GOOD NEWS! We are here to report we found a solution- its called HairClutch! HairClutch is an awesome bag that folds up to look like a woman’s clutch purse.  It folds out for hanging in the closet for hair storage and holds the hair into place which allows you to style the hair while its hanging in the bag.  HairClutch is chic, fashionable, efficient and well designed to suit your hair extension needs for hair storage, travel and styling.

HairClutch is now available for pre-order.  We suggest you get your hands on your HairClutch while you can.  Two of their styles are already sold out! Get em while you can ladies. We love this product.

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The Newest Hair-Trend We All Want Is To Buy For!

It is no secret that celebs wear hair extensions and hair pieces. All the top salons in LA, NYC, and Miami have hair extension experts who take care of women’s tresses to give them the hair of their dreams. The best option used to be a full-set of individually sewn or glued-in pieces of hair which is very time consuming and very expensive. In the most recent years, clip-ins and wigs have advanced in quality, becoming less detectible, more accessible and therefore more popular than ever before. They are a more affordable approach to the full set of luxurious hair we all die for and you can purchase it yourself off the shelf, online, or from your hairstylist. The latest on the market has been a new trend of hair pieces that have the fullness of a wig and the natural look of clip ins. It is called a Halo and we love it! Halo Couture is a brand that is making its stamp on the trend. Ask you hair stylist about a halo or do your research online. They are absolutely to buy for!!

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Ready To Try Clip-in Hair Extensions? Here’s How To Choose, Create & Care for Your New Hair!

1.  Choose the right color for you.

The best way to choose the best color for clip-ins is to match the new hair to your existing ends.  Our hair naturally lightens up on our ends so that’s the color you want to match.

If your hair has a blend of colors in it, I would choose the middle tone color, unless you want to add extra highlights – in that case, choose the lightest . By blending with the medium tones, everything will flow together. For adding in highlights, you can add in a few lighter extension pieces.

As you can see here, Khloe chose to use the medium and lightest tones for her extensions. If she had jut gone with the medium tones it would still blend nicely, but she wanted the extra highlights.

2. What are the best products for my clip-ins? 

* For shampoo and conditioner always use sulfate free products. It will keep the hair from drying out.

* Use a leave in conditioner. This will ensure any tangles come out easy so you don’t damage your hair during brushing. You can spray this into the hair when wet or dry.

* Use an Argan oil of your choice. We love Moroccan Oil. Its important to use a high quality oil so to avoid creating build up, and it keeps its lustre and shine.

3.  The best way to wash and care for your pieces.

* Brush the hair out thoroughly before you put them under water. You may use your leave in conditioner for assistance if they are tangled.

* Hang the hair on a pants hanger, hanging it from the top of the weft, space the pieces out with the clips.

* Place it under running water, luke warm. Using sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, lightly lather and rinse well.

* Keep them on the hanger and secure it on the back of a door or other safe surface that allows for air drying. (or, as an alternative you may spread them out and lay on a clean towel)

 

4. Storage

* Get yourself a fab HairClutch at www.hairclutch.com . Once your hair is dry, store them in a HairClutch. This storage and travel solution has a Clip that hangs the hair at the top and keeps it secure for hanging in the closet, and when ready to hit the road with your hair pieces you can fold it up to resemble a woman’s clutch purse.

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Holiday Hair for a Dame

This week is filled with post-work hour Holiday shenanigans of all kinds! Here are some hairstyle ideas to help turn your work hair into something to be cheery about!

The deep side-swoop has been a big hit this winter season, so we are giving you the scoop on how to do this swoop with each of these festive hairstyles.

 

What you  will need:

5 bobby pins
1 rubberband
a brush or comb

Start out by creating a deep side part. Backcomb the crown area to create volume. Pull all your hair to a side pony and tie with your rubberband. Then grab sections of the pony and wrap around your fingers and use bobby pins secure each section. Continue doing this until there’s no hair left hanging down. It doesn’t have to be perfect – messy is good! If there’s anything left hanging, just grab it , twist it, and pin it! Use some finishing hairspray and you are good to go!

 

 

 

What you need:

5 bobby pins
1 rubberband
brush or teasing comb
ponytail hair extension (optional)

Use your teasing comb to backcomb your crown area to create volume. Create a deep side-swoop with your bangs, pull all of your hair to one side and tie it with a rubberband. If your ponytail is a little thin and you want to add thickness, you can easily add a ponytail hairpiece .Take a piece of hair from the pony and wrap it around the rubberband to cover it, using bobby pins to secure it in place. Hairspray to finish!

 

 

 

What you need:

1 1/2″ curling iron
head band
clip-in hair extensions (optional)
Start by giving your hair a good brushing. If you’re going to use clip in hair extensions, put them in first before styling. Use some shine serum for defrizzing, like Morraccan oil. Take your curling iron and using 2″ sections at a time, wrap your hair around the iron. When wrapping each section, alternate wave directions by wrapping both towards and away from your face. This will keep the curls separated and voluminous. Put your fabulous headband on and set with finishing spray. Voila!

 

This next holiday hairstyle would be great for short hair with chunky or growing out layers

This is an example of a holiday style that we recently did for the amazing Dottie Mattison.

What you need:
bobby pins
teasing comb
1′ curling iron
hairspray
dry shampoo

If you are growing out a short cut or have shorter hair with layers, a go to would be to put some curl in it. It will be more malleable for you to play with. Start out by spraying your hair with dry shampoo at the root and lightly spray hairspray on your ends. Take your comb and create your deep side swoop by lining the comb with the arch of your eye brow and comb towrds the middle of your head. Take your 1″ curling iron and wrap sections of your hair around the iron. Take smaller to medium sections around your face and on top, and take bigger sections in the back and bottom. Wrap the hair around your iron in the direction away from your face on both sides. When finished finger through all the waves and even shake it out. The more messy ,the more texture, and all the better. Use your teasing comb and tease the crown area to give a little volume. If you have fine hair use the wide end of the comb and back comb from the bottom of the curl up very lightly- this will give the wave some texture and density.  From here, grab all the hair on the bottom and the side together and tuck them into a knot and pin it with a bobby. The key is to just pull, tuck , and pin. Hairspray to finish!

Hope you have a fabulous hair-holiday!

The Hair Dame