• Wave Spray or Sea Spray: Which Is Best for Me?

    Dames,  there are 2 kinds of wave sprays in this world.  Ones that have salt, and well, ones that don’t. On the wave spray shelf there’s so many to chose from how do you chose which is best for you? Lets start with how you want to see your wave. If you have fine hair, I think we can agree you don’t want your hair looking greasy and shiny. If you want a fresh out of the ocean, air dried wave look thats a little crunchy in the perfect way you want a salt spray.  They call it sea spray with some brands. If you have thicker textured hair and want shiny wetter wave looks choose one without salt.  Usually called wave spray and may have oil as marketed ingredient.

    “wave “spray is shiny and has sheen and oil in ingredients

    “sea’ spray has salt and is good for piecey beach look.

     

    Hope this helped you determine which to use for different looks. Let me know any questions you have! @thehairdame

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Keep Your Curls Frizzz Free This Summer!

    Dames, curly hair can either be the bane of your existence or the joy of your hair life. The girls that know how to work  them are the ones that enjoy them. A few tricks to know how to love that curly mane.

    1. The right products. So many to choose from. How do you know whats best? Curly hair needs 2 things 1)  frizz control and 2) moisture. Look for products (creams and oils) that state humidity resistant and moisturizing. The new it stuff right now is Redken’s NBD. Short for No Blow Dry. It’s the perfect combination of moisture and control. They have 3 options, depending on your hair type. Its the bomb too for wavy hair bringing out your natural wave without diffusing.

     

    2.  Scrunch as much water out of your hair as possible but don’t, may I repeat DO NOT use your hands. This creates frizz, you must use a towel. You can actually dry your hair by continuously scrunching it. I found this awesome product called towel gloves. It comes with a towel turban. You can start with the towel turban, let your hair dry in the towel, take it out, apply NBD, then use your towel gloves to scrunch the product into your hair until almost totally dry. Viola!

    Hope these tips get your curly locks through the summer with less frizz and more style! Let me know if you have any questions. @thehairdame

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Heat vs Hair: How Much Heat Should I Use with Each Tool?

    HI Dames, I get this question a lot. How hot should my iron be?  The answer is it varies, but here’s a quick tip. Most irons can heat up to 450 degrees. This heat setting is not necessary for any person that is not a professional or has dense multi textural hair that needs serious heat to straighten. Fine to normal hair can straighten or curl around 320-380 degrees. If you have course hair or curly hair 415 will be a good setting. You do not need to hold you hair on the iron for 30 seconds. This is an old wives tale when irons only got up to 200 degrees. A solid 10 seconds is fine. If you want your curl to hold extra time you can set it after you put the heat on for the cool down, if you are beach waving your hair, do the whole head before you finger through. This is a loose set, so by the time you get to loosening the wave it has already cooled down.

    Another tip, always use a protective spray or a setting spray before applying heat to your hair. Here’s a flashback of a previous post for a break down of the best protective sprays to use- click here.

    Jamie has fine hair, even though she has a lot of it, 300 degrees was perfect for her hair.

    I have more course, Italian hair- I use between 375-400 depending on how frizzy my hair air dried.

    Laura has bleached fine hair. Absolutely no higher than 275-300 is necessary on this type of hair .

    I hope this helps all YOU Dames out there!

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • How To Really Get That Picture Perfect Beach Hair

    Hi Dames! Beach waves are the go- to for summer hair.  Duh.  However, I understand not all hair textures keep the same hold on the wave.  Does your beach wave fall limp or become non existent? Well, there’s 2 essentials to a beach wave:

    1. Properly wave your hair with an iron in the manner which your desired wave is flowing. Below is a video to show you how to achieve a glam wave vs. a more relaxed beachy wave

    2.  The proper products. Products are half the battle with hairstyles. There are so many beach and texture sprays out there how do you know which ones to use? Well, I have favorites. First, I don’t really favor the sprays that have salt in them.  They dry your hair out. I prefer the sprays that make your hair piecey and shiny, or a little waxy. Finally, if you have very fine hair and your beach waves fall easily, my ultimate fav is to use a texture spray with strong hold. Hairspray is a little to crunchy sometimes, a strong hold texture spray will give you the same effect with out the crunchy look. This will also keep you from needing to reapply product all day.

    Let me know how it goes for you Dames!

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

     

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  • Cool for the Summer: 6 Fun and Easy hairstyles That Aren’t Boring!

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    HI Dames! Summer is right at your doorstep so I wanted to give you some cool ideas of how to through your hair in a cool style on the go. Below are 6 easy go to’s you can rock anytime or anywhere. They all can go from beach to party, office to drinks, or day time shopping to evening date. Check it out..

     

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    Look 1: A side french braid is an easy go to, but thats not all thats 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: To 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 cool, they have a great shape that are easily customizable in the cut and the colors blend in so well with any hair color. you can get yours 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 pints to your bobble braid is a nice touch. It just spices up your style and takes it from day to night seemlessly.

    Make sure to tag us on your hairstyles for a repost!

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

     

     

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  • Hair 101: How to Properly Use a Round Brush

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    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

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