Heatless Hairstyles

As much as we love styling tools, we know they’re not so kind to our locks. It’s good to give your hair a break from all the heat once in a while. So, put down your blow dryer, straightener and curling wand and take it back to basics with these heatless hairstyles!

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HEATLESS HAIRSTYLES

BRAIDS

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Braids are our go-to heatless style! Whether its french, fishtail or dutch braids, we can always rely on braids to tranform our locks, without any damage from styling tools. Our favourite braided look of the moment is definitely double dutch braids. And if you’re braids are looking are little sad, don’t worry, you CAN wear clip in hair extensions in this double dutch style! ZALA clip in hair extensions will help to up your hair game, no heat required.

SLEEK PONY

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Next up, the sleek straight ponytail! This only takes minutes to achieve and looks super polished. When we’re taking a break from heated tools and want to rock a super sleek look, we love using ZALA ponytail extensions to get the perfect pony. It’s a super easy way to make your hair look incredible, without blow drying or straightening. They are super sleek and straight therefore zero damage to your natural hair.

BEACHY WAVES

heatless hairstylesLastly, beachy textured waves. Yes, you can achieve this style without reaching for your heated tools! We think it looks even better au naturale 😉 Simply apply a leave in conditioner after washing your hair to combat frizz and let air dry in two braids. Once completely dry, Take out your braids apply salt spray to create that super textured, beachy look. For more tricks on getting the perfect heatless curls, check out our full guide below!

Heatless Curls: How to & Styles

What is your go-to heatless hairstyles when you’re taking a break from heat styling tools?

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Bad Hair Day Fixes

Woken up to a bad hair day?! Don’t worry! Banish any hair problem to the past with these quick bad hair day fixes! These are our go-to tricks to get perfect hair, every time.

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BAD HAIR DAY FIXES

OILY HAIR

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This ZALA babe wears her 20 inch clip in hair extensions for added length & volume

Are your locks feeling not so fresh, but you don’t have the time for a shampoo? Dry shampoo is not the only option! There’s a few styles that are our go-to that work a treat to disguise oily hair. One of our favourites for hiding greasy bangs is an angel braid. Part your hair on the side and create a french braid along your hairline until you reach your ear. You can stop here and secure with an elastic, or continue with a regular braid all the way down. Tuck behind your ear and you have a cute, angel braid!

DRY, STRAGGLY HAIR

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This is our fave fix for dry, straggly hair days. If your ends are a little unsightly and hair oil doesn’t seem to do the trick, throw your hair up in a pony and apply some ponytail extensions! Not only are ZALA ponytail extensions amazing for boosting thickness and adding life to your pony, they wrap around to complete disguise straggly hair. Made from the highest quality 100% human hair, they look ultra natural once applied. Your perfect pony in minutes <3

FLAT, LIMP HAIR

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Add some serious thickness! This stunner has volume for days with her Jet Black #1 ZALA’s

Finally, our instant fix for flat limp hair. If you spend hours on hours and endless amounts of products for voluminous hair with no results, all hope is not lost! With a little help from ZALA clip in hair extensions you can safely say goodbye to a bad hair day. Our clip in sets are made from 100% human hair so they can be curled or styled just like your natural hair, so no one will know it’s not all your own. If you’re looking to focus on adding volume, opt for a length similar to your natural hair. Or, use your clip ins to add some length and achieve your ultimate hair goals.

We hope these bad hair day fixes solve your hair problems! What are your favourite hair fixes?

 

Ponytail Hairstyles Using Hair Extensions

Ponytails are a definite go-to. But, who said they have to be boring?! Not us! We’ve put together these 3 ponytail hairstyles using hair extensions so you can slay a ponytail for any occasion. All three looks were created using ZALA ponytail extensions which completely transform any ponytail style in no time!

PONYTAIL HAIRSTYLES USING HAIR EXTENSIONS

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Our favourite way to rock a ponytail style is definitely using ZALA ponytail hair extensions. They’re perfect if you’re feeling a little lazy but you want you locks on point, as they are super easy to apply and add instant glam! Our human hair ponytails can also be safely curled, styled and coloured JUST like your own hair. So let’s get into some of our fave ways to style them!

THE MESSY, LOW PONY

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Low, romantic pony using ZALA 16 inch ponytail extensions in Rich Mocha #4

First up – the messy, low pony. Super elegant and romantic, this one is perfect for spring! To get the look, start by creating a loose dutch braid, continuing with a regular braid once you reach your ear. Then, tie your hair into a low side pony & apply your ponytail extensions! If you’re not sure how, we have a full tutorial HERE. Create another small braid in your pony for added texture before using your fingers to loosen both braids and make the look a little more messy. Finish by teasing the hair and styling in loose curls! Flowers are optional but we think it really brings together the whole look!

THE SLEEK, HIGH PONY

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Our babe Veronica wears 22 inch ponytail extensions in Dark Chocolate #2 to add instant glam!

Next up, the sleek high pony! We definitely think ponytail extensions completely revamp this style and add extra glamour! For the ultimate glam look, pull your hair up into a high pony and brush through to ensure there are no bumps. Smooth down any flyaways with hairspray and apply your ZALA ponytail. For a little extra touch, braid the hair before wrapping around and securing in place. Finish with one last spritz of hairspray and you’re done! The sleek pony, made easy 🙂

THE HALF UP, HALF DOWN PONY

Last but most definitely not least, the half up half down pony! This may be our favourite of these ponytail hairstyles using hair extensions as it’s so effortless and casual. To achieve the look, section off the top half your hair with an elastic and apply your ZALA ponytail. We also applied a 5 piece set of clip in hair extensions to the bottom half of the hair to balance out the look and add length. Finish off the look by adding some curls using the ZALA Cosmo Wand. This 5 in 1 curling wand is our most recommended styling tool and is designed specially for hair extensions. And, you’re done! We’re feeling some serious Arianna vibes with this look.

Which is your favourite ponytail hairstyles using hair extensions? Shop the full ZALA human hair ponytail range HERE to get your perfect pony!

Spring Hairstyles

Move over winter, spring has officially sprung! With the new season comes new hair trends. So, we’re turning up the heat with our favourite spring hairstyles that we know you’ll love. Read on for some serious spring hair inspo.

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Spring Hairstyles

Braided Partings

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Braids are everywhere this year, and we’re definitely not complaining! We’ve seen so many braided styles but one of our favourites is definitely braided partings. They’re perfect for making a statement and only take a few minutes to create. We love the look especially paired with a set of ZALA clip in hair extensions for dreamy, mermaid locks. The braided part gets a massive yes from us. So much so that we recreated it and have a full tutorial on the look!

Messy, Low Ponies

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Next up – the messy, low pony. This is perfect for spring as it’s so effortless and can be achieved in minutes! It’s a go to style when you want dreamy locks but are in between washes as the more texture, the better. We create the look with ZALA ponytail extensions for added volume and paired some loose curls and floral accessories to create super romantic look. Check out our full tutorial on this look as well as 2 other ponytail hairstyles which are perfect for spring!

Boho Topknots

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Finally, the boho topknot! Half up half down styles are a definite go-to at ZALA for spring. And again, they’re so easy to achieve. For this look, we sectioned off the hair and tied into a ponytail. Then to create an extra thick bun, we applied a few pieces of clip in hair extensions around the ponytail and to the bottom half of the hair to balance the look. It seriously makes all the difference! Our girl Prue wears a Dirty Blonde #12 20 inch set. Watch the full tutorial below:

Which is your favourite look? Be sure to follow us on Instagram for spring hairstyles @zala_hair_extensions. Get dreamy spring hair HERE.

Half Up Half Down Ponytail Tutorial

The half up half down ponytail! One of our fave styles at ZALA, the half up ponytail is oh so effortless and super versatile. This is the first instalment of our ponytail hairstyles featuring our wrap ponytail extensions. Read on to find out exactly how to get the look!

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Our BABE Veronica wear’s a Rich Mocha #4 16 inch ponytail along with a Chestnut Brown #6 16 inch 5 piece clip in set to achieve the look. We are in LOVE!

HALF UP HALF DOWN PONYTAIL TUTORIAL

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  1. Using a tail comb, start by sectioning off your hair at the middle of your ears to the top of your head. Secure this with an elastic to create your half up ponytail. You can leave the look here, but to recreate those Arianna vibes, we’re going to be using clip in hair extensions for some serious volume!
  2. It can be a little tricky applying a full set of clip ins to create an updo. Which is we we LOVE using our ZALA ponytail extensions as they are super easy to apply for an instant length and volume boost! Simply hook the clip into the base of your ponytail and secure the velcro. Then wrap around and pin in place!
  3. Now this step is optional, but we applied a 5 piece clip in set to the rest of the hair to balance out the look and add some length.
  4. Once your hair extensions are applied, it’s time to start curling! To create these playful curls, we use the Spiral attachment on the ZALA Cosmo Wand. Remember you can safely style the human hair ponytails only.
  5. Finish with some texturizing spray and you’re done! It’s really that simple!half up half down ponytail

We’re feeling some serious Arianna vibes with this look! Keep your eyes peeled for our pony styles lookbook featuring an in-depth tutorial of this half up half down ponytail! Let us know what you think of the half up half down ponytail below.

Hair Extension Styling Tips & Tricks

Keeping your extensions in fab condition to blend seamlessly means using the right tools for the job, and of course knowing how to style them! We’ve served up these essential hair extension styling tips to answer the most common hair extension questions. Read on for everything you need to know on washing, cutting & curling your ZALA’s!

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HAIR EXTENSION STYLING TIPS: TOOLS

First up, let’s get talking tools of the trade! You want to be sure you’re got all the essential tools on hand when styling & care for your ZALA’s.

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BRUSHING

Our one and only hair brush for detangling hair extensions is the ZALA Tangle Teaser. This is gentle on your locks to prevent shedding and snagging. Not to mention, it’s the perfect size that fits comfortably in your hand when brushing and fits easily in your handbag!

STYLING

When curling your hair extensions, look no further than the ZALA Cosmo Wand! This tool ticks all the boxes for any curled style! With heat adjustable settings and 5 in 1 wands, it’s designed to keep your ZALA’s while creating any look. A definite styling must have!

STORING

Next up, storing your hair extensions! Who else is a little guilty of leaving your extensions lying around in a mess? You might not know, but it’s super important to take care of your locks when they’re not being worn. Our Protect Me Bag is on our VITAL list! It nearly store your extensions away whilst preventing tangles & protecting from humidity. It’s a definite must have to prolong the life of your clip ins!

HAIR EXTENSION STYLING TIPS: WASHING, CURLING AND CUTTING.

Now that you’ve got all the right tools for taking care of your ZALA, let’s get into exactly how to use them! These hair extension styling tips ensure your extensions blend perfectly! 

CURLING

Curls are definitely a go-to at ZALA! They are also perfect for making your extensions blend seamlessly to look ultra natural. We have a full tutorial on the best way to curl your clip in hair extensions for super long lasting curls! We loving using this technique the day before wearing our clips in and storing them in the Protect Me Bag so they are pre-styled and last even longer.

WASHING

Next up, washing your hair extensions! It’s important to know the right way to clean your clip in’s to keep them fresh & clean. Remember to only wash your hair extensions minimally using sulphate and paraben free products to ensure they stay soft & silky for as long as possible!

CUTTING

Lastly, cutting your hair extensions to blend! If you’re having a little trouble blending your hair extensions with your natural hair, or if you prefer a more layered look, our video has all the techniques you’ll need! It’s best to take your ZALA’s to a hair dresser if you are unsure or are not confident doing this yourself.

There you have it! The most common hair extension questions answered with our hair extension styling tips & tricks. You can find even more hair extension how to’s & styling videos on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe for plenty more as we upload weekly!

Easy Back to School Hairstyles

For all our ZALA babes in the northern hemisphere, the summer holidays are almost over. Which means heading back to school is right around the corner. We think there’s no better time to have your locks on point to start school with a bang. So, we’ve put together these super easy back to school hairstyles to give you some inspo for your classroom do’s!

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EASY BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRSTYLES

The High Pony

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Both these amazing ponytail styles creating using ZALA ponytail extensions! Serious hair goals!

First up, our go-to look that ticks all the boxes for the perfect school hairstyle. Not only does it look put together and keeps your hair out of your face when you’re studying, it’s so quick and easy to do using ZALA clip in ponytail hair extensions! We love our clip in ponytails as they have a wrap around design which creates the PERFECT pony in just minutes. Simply clip, wrap & go. Our ponytails are available in 100% human hair too so you can safely add some curls to your pony for a soft, girly look.

The Half up Half Down

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This ZALA babe on the left looking stunning in her 20 inch clip in hair extensions.

Next up are half up, half down styles. Our favourite when we want to show off our locks whilst keeping our hair out of our face. For a super pretty back to school hairstyle, try a braided half up style. If you’re confident at braided, these will only take minutes to achieve as you’re not braiding all your tresses. If you want to wear your hair down but are lacking a little volume or length? ZALA clip in hair extensions make all the difference! And, we offer super natural lengths like our 14 and 16 inch sets that are great for everyday school styles.

The Messy Bun

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On the left is our girl Carissa wearing her ZALA ponytail in Honey Beach Highlights #18/613 in this gorgeous messy bun. You’d never tell it’s not all her own!

Finally, the messy bun! This is definitely the perfect hairstyle for those mornings when you want to look cute but don’t have much time to style your locks. Simply gather all your hair up into a high pony and secure with an elastic. If you want an instant boost of volume to your messy bun, you can use your ZALA ponytail for added thickness. Once your pony is secure, twist and wrap your hair around to create a messy bun and secure in place with bobby pins. And you’re done!

There you have it! Three easy back to school hairstyles that’ll have your locks looking perfect. Which one is your favourite?

How to Maintain Tape Hair Extensions

If you’re a hair extension lover, you know you’re locks are life! Which is why it’s super important to know exactly how to look after your ZALA tape hair extensions. Well, look no further – we’ve got you covered! Read on for our full guide on how to maintain tape hair extensions to keep them feeling soft & silky and in their best condition for as long as possible.

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How to Maintain Tape Hair Extensions

As tape hair extensions are styled and washed much more frequently than clip ins, they will require a little extra TLC in order to get the best looking tresses! Remember, each time you wash & style your extensions it will strip the natural oils in the hair. But don’t worry! There are a few key tips and tricks that will help to restore their condition.

WASHING YOUR TAPE HAIR EXTENSIONS

It’s super important to be using the right shampoo and conditioner on your luxury locks. This is our most common question when we’re asked how to maintain tape hair extensions. High quality products that are sulphate & paraben free as these are much more gentle on the hair and avoid drying your extensions out.

Once you’ve found a good sulphate and paraben free shampoo and conditioner, don’t go washing your hair everyday! This will be super stripping and only lead to dull, dry locks. Instead, try and space out your washes as much as possible and grab yourself some dry shampoo to get you through!

CONDITIONING TREATMENTS

Next up, our favourite tip on how to maintain tape hair extensions. Indulge in conditioning treatments! The more moisture, the better. A super nourishing deep conditioning treatment applied 1-2 times a week along with a leave in conditioner applied after washing are our essentials for keeping your tape extensions silky smooth. A nourishing hair oil such as moroccan, coconut or argon oil are also amazing at keeping tape hair extensions healthy. Not only do they aid in adding moisture to the hair, they’re also perfect for adding shine after styling. If you don’t have any of these products on hand, check out our DIY hair masks below.

HEAT STYLING

Now as much as we love straightening and curling our ZALA’s, it can take its toll on the condition of your tape hair extensions, much like it can your natural hair. Remember, heat styling does include hair drying. So, try to let your hair dry naturally as much as possible. If you can, try opting for some heatless hairstyles. Otherwise, just make sure you’re always using heat protectant before styling and using tools on a low to medium heat setting.

REAPPLICATION & LIFESPAN

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Lastly, if your tape extensions just aren’t looking and feeling their best, it may actually be down to reapplication rather than your hair care routine! If you’re finding your extensions are a little lack lustre and prone to tangling, it might be time to reapply or replace your set. As a guide, we recommend reapplying every 8 weeks and replacing your set between every 3-12 months.

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How to Wash Clip In Hair Extensions

Today we’re taking it back to the basics! It’s important to know the right way to wash your hair extensions to keep them in tip top condition and super silky for as long as possible. Read on for our full guide on how to wash clip in hair extensions!

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Before we get into detail on how to wash clip in hair extensions, remember to only wash your extensions minimally to keep them clean, whilst maintaining their soft & silky condition. As clip in hair extensions cannot recreate natural oils to nourish themselves, each wash will begin to shorten the life of your hair extensions. Given this, we recommend only wash your clip ins if there is product build up, they hold an odour, or you notice a change in the appearance or feel 🙂

HOW TO WASH CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

  1. Before washing your extensions, make sure they’re knot free and all clips are closed shut. Our favourite tool for detangling our clip ins is the ZALA Tangle Teaser. It gentle detangles whilst preventing shedding & snagging.
  2. Fill your sink with warm water and take your first piece, folding the wefts for easy grip.
  3. Piece by piece, gently submerge your extensions into the water. Try to avoid swishing or swirling the hair as this may cause the hair to tangle.
  4. One piece at a time, take a small amount of shampoo and gently spread throughout the hair. Repeat on each piece, setting each aside as you go. Always use a sulphate & paraben free shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair extensions.
  5. Once all pieces have been shampooed, empty your sink & close the plug. Then, rinse each piece with clean water under the running tap.
  6. After your set is nice and clean, repeat steps 4 & 5 with a ultra hydrating conditioner and set them aside for 10-15 minutes before rinsing to deeply nourish the hair.
  7. Next, lay your set flat onto a towel and leave them to dry naturally overnight. This is the more gentle way to dry your extensions, minimising any heat damage & unwanted frizz.
  8. Once all the hair is dry, smooth over each piece with your hair straightener whilst brushing through and they’ll be left feeling ultra soft. Remember to always use heat protectant!

And there you have it! Our guide on how to wash clip in hair extensions, the right way 😉 If you want to watch the full process, check out our quick & easy tutorial below:

What are your favourite products to wash your ZALA’s? Let us know below!

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Double Dutch Braids With Hair Extensions

Do you have sad braids? Not to worry – we’re here to help! Read on for our full double dutch braids tutorial using ZALA hair extensions for super bad ass braids. double dutch braids

HOW TO: DOUBLE DUTCH BRAIDS WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS

Double dutch braids are a serious fave at ZALA. One of the coolest styles in town. And yep, you heard right, you CAN wear ZALA hair extensions in double dutch braids! The key to wearing your ZALA’s with this look is all down to placement.

  1. Start by creating a clean middle part all the way to the nape of the neck. Section off one side to prepare for your hair extensions.
  2. The most important step when using hair extensions for double dutch braids is where you clip them in! And it’s super simple! Just turn them around and clip them in vertically 😉 This works best with using your 2 & 3 clip pieces. To ensure the pieces are undetectable once applied, section off the hair diagonally in line with where your braid will be and repeat on the other side. We recommend using at least 2 pieces per side for the best results!double dutch braids
  3. Once your extensions are applied, carefully brush through to ensure everything is smooth. Then section off one side of your hair to prepare for braiding.
  4. To create your dutch braid, take a small piece of hair from the front and split into three. Fold the outside section over into the middle at a time, taking more hair from underneath as you go.
  5. Repeat these steps until you reach the nape area, then continue with a regular braid all the way down. Secure with a hair elastic and repeat on the other side.
  6. To finish, use your fingers to loosen and pull apart the braid for added volume. And you’re done!

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Yes, you CAN do double dutch braids wearing your clips in 🙂 And how AMAZING is the result! We love to see how you braid your ZALA’s so don’t forget to use #zalahairextensions when sharing your snaps!

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