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Turn Hair Tools Into Hair Accessories!

Hi, Dames! I want to drop a quick tip just for you! Sometimes us busy Dames on the go find it the easiest to just throw our hair in a ponytail and run out the door. Sometimes we have a really cute outfit and want to rock a pony but want to spruce it up a bit. Well, a little while ago I peeped Khloé K rocking a unique version of a boring low ponytail, and I loved it. Cesar Ramirez totally rocked her hair that day.

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So, I decided to channel my inner Khloé/Cesar and see what I could come up for you with just some tools I found at Walgreens (or any CVS)! Yes, I wanted to go somewhere that was accessible and inexpensive for everyone!

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It’s fun to rock the little things!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso, The Hair Dame

Product Reviews, Quick Tips

How To Protect Your Hair From Heat: Products

Hi, Dames! We are on the tail-end of winter and we are all trying to get through this time of dry hair, dry skin, and to find solutions to keep ourselves and our hair looking shiny and healthy. There are several products out there that aid in protecting your hair from the heat, but which one is right for you? Some things they fail to tell us on the products. Never fear, The Hair Dame is here!

First, there are several reasons why our hair gets dried out with split ends, some faster than others. Some Dames have a very thin cortex allowing almost anything to cause breakage- from blowdrying and irons to sleeping on the wrong pillow case, to using the wrong rubber bands. There are some of us that have damaged ends from over bleaching last summer and have spent all winter trying to make them healthy again, and the heat from styling doesn’t help. Then, there are some of us that just want to maintain that beautiful sheen in the hair and not let anything damage it.

The most important thing when blowdrying your hair is to use the nozel on the end of the blowdryer. This is a barrier between the heat and your hair. This is the difference between a shiny blowout and a frizzy one. The difference between an expensive blowdryer and a cheap one is in two things: the level of heat and the tricks. Ionic blow dryers will make your hair shinier and the hotter the blow dryer, the smoother and shinier your hair becomes. When you have a barrier product on the hair, the high heat pushes that product into the hair shaft, therefore protecting and smoothing the cuticle. My favorite blow dryers are Babyliss, CHI, and GHD.

THD's favorite blowdryers

THD’s favorite blowdryers

Below are examples of hair products and for who they would be best for.

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PHYTO KERATINE is amazing for damaged hair building the cortex back with protein activated by the heat of a blowdryer and iron. If you are the Dame with over bleached ends, this is the heat protector for you.

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BAMBOO SMOOTH ANTI BREAKAGE THERMAL SPRAY is best for the Dame who’s hair tends to break and split no matter what you do. This products creates a protective layer around the cuticle acting as a shield and infuses shine and smoothes the cuticle.

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LIVING PROOF RESTORE is great for Dames that want to keep their hair shiny. It has a UV protector, which is great for beach or pool days, it adds a protective barrier over cuticle for very high heat irons, and is lightweight so you can layer it with different products for styling.

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FRIZZ EASE HEAT DEFEAT is great for Dames that need humidity resistance. If you have frizzy or curly hair and you need your straight look to stay straight this is the product for you. It locks down the cuticle, protecting it from the heat and keeps it smooth rain or shine. Plus, its easy on the pocket book.

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REDKEN HOT SETS 22 adds a major boost to your style. This is great for Dames with fine or limp hair that need protection and volume. It has a thermal protective feature, but the best part is the vavoom it gives to your style that lasts all night, think bouncy and shiny!

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GHD STYLE HEAT PROTECT SPRAY is a very lightweight formula. It is great for Dames that use a flatiron regularly, it protects your hair from dry split ends, but is also awesome as a refresher. Because it is so lightweight you can spray it on your hair the next day and recurl or iron your hair and its shiny and ready to go for day 2.

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CHI 44 IRON GUARD is an all around best of type of product. It works from the inside out so it builds the protein in the cortex, creates a barrier over cuticle locking in shine and moisture and is super lightweight. It adds a memory charge to your hairstyle for longer lasting curls or waves. If you are a Dame that has all of the problems above, this is the product for you.

DIY, Hair Extension Tips, Hair Styles with Hair Extensions, Quick Tips

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

 

Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

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

Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

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

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

Best Gifts for the Hair-Obsessed Dame

Happy Holidays! Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa… anything else I’m forgetting? ‘Tis the season of giving! Since hair is a woman’s most important accessory, we wanted to share with you some of the best gifts you can get your girlfriends, sisters, mothers, aunts, etc.

1. Hair Jewelry

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2. Secret Extensions – So easy to wear. So inexpensive that you can buy multiple pieces for major glam, hair color pops, and just a little boost to feel your best all around!

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3. Hairclutch – The hair organizer of your dreams! Storage, travel, and a hair styling assistant — HairClutch does it all. You will love it, and giving this is a gift will definitely be telling someone you love them!

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4. The Beachwaver – Creator Sarah Potempa knocked this baby out of the park. It’s an awesome way to create natural beach waves without contortioning being a required skill (like with your regular iron). The barrel spins on its own with the push of a button.

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5. Loreal Elnett hairspray – The best hairspary in the biz — industry’s insiders top pick. Why? It doesn’t flake and it gives hair some natural shine. Epic!

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6. Boar bristle brush – A Mason Pearson is the necessity for every Dame. It makes your hair shiny, it smoothes out bumps in hairstyles and it’s the best way to create a sleek look.

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Any or all of these amazing tools will ensure the hairstyle of a hair-obsessed Dame’s dream!

We’ll be showing you how to create tons of styles with this tool box in the future, so stay posted to our blog posts to find the next style of your dreams!

 

Make sure to share this post with your besties and follow us on all our socials, @thehairdame.

 

xxoo,

The Dames

Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

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

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

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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coachella hair styles

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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

Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

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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Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

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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Hair Extension Tips, Quick Tips

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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Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

Traveling With Hair Extensions? You MUST Get This Game Changer

Lets keep it real Dames, our hair is our most important accessory. Obvi thats why most of us have a secret stash of hair extensions in our lingerie drawer or stuffed in the back of our closet so our men dont know our secret. Well, their is a fantastic solution for this little problem. When traveling with your hair this summer you MUST get yourself a HairClutch. It is the perfect solution for travel, storage, and it even triples as your styling assistant!  Check it out on hairclutch.com

Here’s a cool video on how to use the product.

Hair in video is provided by Cashmere Hair Extensions of Beverly Hills.

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

Need Beach waves and have no Hot tools on hand?

The perfect beach wave is the obsession of the summer. However, sometimes we get caught in situations where our curling iron burnt out or your spending the night at your boyfriends house and you want to wake up with that perfect “I woke up like this” beach wave. Well, let The Hair Dame explain her secret on how to achieve this look.

 

Our Obsessions, Quick Tips

THD’s 6 Fav Products For Summer You Dames Need In Your Life!

Summertime summertime! Its that time of year when we want flowy ‘I woke up like this’ hair. BUT its more work than you think, takes a bit more planning. The right hair products are essential! Here’s a few we love and why…

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Sally Hershberger Glam Waves texturizing spray is one of our favorites. Alot of beach sprays tend to have too much salt and can dry out your hair. This product gives a wet look to your waves. It makes it shiny with the perfect sectioned look.  Take this to the beach or pool with you for a little cheat. People will think you went in the water and it dried perfectly. It will be our little secret!

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Kevin Murphy Untangled is a fantastic leave in conditioner. Our hair tends to be dryer in the summer with all the swimming, sun, and the over washing due to these elements. Its important to give our hair a balance of moisture and protein. This product is great for that.  Spray it in your hair right after a swim or right after a shower. Even use it to refresh a hairstyle.

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Alterna Bamboo came out with a line we love called Beach. It will literally make you feel like you woke up in Tahiti. The recovery spray is great for right out of the ocean, spray the beach waves right on top of that for a perfect Victoria Secret model look. Keep that style going through to the next day by using the mango coconut dry shampoo.  Smell like a coconut and look like Gigi Hadid on a yacht, yes please!!

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Do you have great curls and you just want to tame frizz and let your hair air dry? This is a great product for you. Keven Murphy Motion Lotion will do just that.  Its strong enough to tame frizz but light enough to let your curl shine through. Twist your curls a bit on top and let it go.

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Do you have thick hair and you have to braid your hair to tame frizz and get a nice wave?  Well, Neuma Smoothing Cream  is the perfect trick. Not only does this cream have all the right properties to tame and not give you a greasy look but this company is 100% sustainable, organic and anti all bad stuff. Thats right, no sulfites, no parabens, no cancer causing beasts, just beautiful shiny hair!

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Ok, Dames, this is the deal with oils. A Lot of them are just topical. They dont absorb into the hair so they leave the hair feeling oily and dirty. It also allows your hair to pick up all the impurities in the hair and can leave your hair smelling like NYC muck within a few hrs. However we do need some extra love in the summer with oils, so let me tell you what you need- Argan oil (coconut oil works too) Argan oil absorbs into the hair like vitamins.  Your hair will appear shiny and soft-NOT GREASY. You have to be careful because now that this product has infiltrated the market, some are better than others. The difference is how much of the Argan oil is pure. Moroccan oil is not great for blondes, it will tint your hair with an orange hue. This organic Argan oil by Acure is a great find.  It will do the trick without the extra orange tint.

XO enjoy Dames!