• Colorful Summer Hair: Baby Braids and Ribbons

    Hi Dames, braids are a summer go to but how many times can you do a crown braid or a fishtail until your bored?  Step out of the box and do something different! Incorporate ribbons!  Baby braids, baby braids with ribbons and french braid your hairline with string.  Or do all 3 in one hairstyle! I was so inspired when I went to the craft store, I just bought all kinds of colors and started playing. You can tie ribbon around ponytails, buns, braids.  Have fun, get crazy, be inspired and remember who taught ya,  The Hair Dame !

    Tag me in your’s! @thehairdame

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Hair Masks: Must Haves For Summer!

    Hi Dames! I get a lot of people asking me about hair masks, especially in the summer. The sun, pool, and ocean can dry out hair.  Having a good hair mask to use once a week is important. Masks have different benefits for different reasons- some are for moisture, some are protein, and some are both. If you are blonde, blondish, or have any blonde in your hair whatsoever, you most likely will need a little protein as well as moisture. If you have extensions, I would say the same. If you are brunette or red head (or any darker shade) a simple moisture mask will do the trick. The thing about cheaper products vs more expensive products is the quality of ingredients they use most of the time, sometimes you are just paying for the name.  However for example: Oribe, they have spent millions of dollars creating proprietary ingredients. Brands that are owned by Loreal, well chances are they have some rendition of Loreal ingredients. Look at the ingredient list in the back of the bottle. If there’s ingredients that you know are cheaper like coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, you shouldn’t be breaking the bank. Below are some of my favorites!

    I’m obsessed with this brand Hask. Sulfate free, paraben free, milk from the God’s for your hair.

    If you have damaged hair, Olaplex is a must . Once a week will change your hair life. You can add a dab to your moisture mask for extra protein if you just want to maintain the protein health of your hair.

    Moroccan Oil was the first brand to bring us Argan Oil. Its a no brainer. I love this product

     

    Well, Dames keep your sunnies on and your hair soft this summer!

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Hair Bracelets: Why You Want Them, Where to Get Them

    HI Dames, hair bracelets?  I love the way a rubber band looks on my wrist.. said no one ever. Recently, when I was in Tokyo I stumbled across the cutest charm store. You could make your own bracelets, necklaces, and turn rubber bands into bracelets with charms.  I bought one, come to find out at checkout, the brand is actually from Brooklyn, NY ! I was so excited to share this with every Dame I know so you don’t have to downgrade your wrist this summer in between hairstyles during the day.

     

    There are other versions of this concept. Below are a couple I favor that are easily accessible.

    Etsy Also has some really cool versions, that you put your rubber bands on the bracelet , so it doesn’t look like a rubber band .

    These are called Duelette’s on Chillyjilly.com. They come in different colors so you can layer them in your hair. When they are on your wrist they look like bangles. So cute! Enjoy

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

     

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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

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  • How To Use Color Accents In Your Hair!

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    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

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  • How To Properly Clean Your Hair Brushes

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    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!

     

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  • Spring is Here! How to Use Flowers In Your Hair

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    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

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  • The Hair Dame Shows You How to Care for Platium Hair

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    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

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  • Maximize Your Hair Color: Best Products for Blondes and Brunettes

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    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

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  • HairClutch: Go From Gym To Work In Under a Minute

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    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

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