• 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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  • All About Flat Waves

    Hi Dames, have you ever studied the variation of Khloe Kardashian’s wave styles? Or wondered how Jessica Alba got that perfect indentation in her hair?

    Well there’s a science to it. Its done with a flat iron and a flick a da wrist!

     

    Singer/song write Katie Welch and I got together and played hair. Let me know what you think !

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • 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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  • Trend Alert: 90’s Vibes with Hairstyles

    Hi Dames, if you haven’t noticed, 90’s are back. It started with fashions and now its crept up into hairstyles. Here are some ways to follow the trend and give you a little inspiration to do it… Let me know what your favorite go to is!

     Leave hair out around your face with an up style

     Super deep side parts

     Multi buns ( so Gwen Stefani)

     

    I’m obsessed with all of these.  You can play with which one suits your style or play with all 3 depending on what you’re wearing. Enjoy! Tag me in your’s @thehairdame

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Friday Feature: My All Time Favorite Dry Shampoo

    HI Dames, today’s Friday Feature is simply a shout out to my ultra favorite dry shampoo. Obviously, I have tried every dry shampoo like all of you, and I finally found my ultimate favorite. Why is it my favorite? A few reasons:

    1. It does not come out white on my scalp. This is the ultimate reason. As a brunette, this was one of my pet peeves, it took an extra step to get the white out with other brands.
    2. It does not make my root wet. Also, an extra step with other brands, you would have to blow dry your hair after spraying.
    3. Gives my hair the extra volume without matting it out. I hate when dry shampoo makes my hair matte at the root and rest is all shiny, then you have to be a dry oil to get it back to normal. Not with R and Co. Its perfect at first spray.

     

    This was not a sponsored post, this is from my heart, the best dry shampoo on the market. Hope you love as much as me. Your hunt for the best dry shampoo is over!

     

    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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  • What Are Corset Braids?

    Hi Dames! There are new braid styles hitting the gram and I wanted to bring them to surface to show you what’s the happs!  They were first seen on Erika Jayne done by Clyde Haygood and Rita Ora done by Cesar Ramirez. Corset braids are 2 corn rows with a bit of distance between them and connected together through a string woven in between the braids. This resembles a corset lace up. Clyde did it going straight down the middle of the braid making the braid itself look like a corset. Bottom line, buy some string and have fun! Check out the video below to see how it looks !

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    Try it yourself and make sure to tag us for a repost! @thehairdame

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Hair You You Need If You Get Invited To A Revolve Summer Party! Or Recreate One!

    Dames, lets be real-  Revolve has been crushing the summer parties for the last few years. They blew Coachella out of the water. I mean, who wants to be in an open field barely able to see your favorite band being pushed, stepped on, and sweating in the hot sun when you can be at a pool party dancing to Migos performing live with a cocktail in your hand. Only the bad and bougie get invited to revolve parties.  So- I want you to know  if you get the invite, your hair must be on point.  I don’t mean just looking good with extensions and beach waves.  I mean ” Whoa, who did your hair?” vibes.  So here’s some inspiration for you, whatever you do, don’t disappoint! Also works for you to be the star at your friends own revolve inspired beach party!

     

     

     

    Have fun and remember dress that hair to impress!

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • How To Fake a Bob or Lob with Long Hair

    Hi Dames! So- lobs and bobs have been a thing for a while, but not all of us really wanted to chop the locks.  It’s not fair that the Kardashians get to have to different lengths of hair depending on their outfit, why can’t we? We can! You can! Everyone can! If you don’t want to go the wig route, it’s ok. You can work with what you got. Below is a video of how to create a bob or lob if you have long hair. I got together with Laura Samuels @laurasamuels8 from the  George Lopez show and created a fake bob for you. Check it out below.

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    Before left. After Right.

    Have FUN  playing and just remember to have your hair waved and textured, it blends the tuck.

    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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