Hair Trends for Autumn

 

It’s safe to say the remnants of summer are upon us as the days get increasingly colder. However, as we reluctantly farewell the warmer weather, the switch of seasons calls for a refreshing change of hairstyles! Here at ZALA, we’re here to help you prepare for this seasons biggest colours, cuts and styles! Read on for the latest hair trends for Autumn.

Hair Trends for Autumn: Rich Burgundy and Auburn shades

 

Hair Trends for Autumn

Hair Trends for Autumn – Warm, Rich Browns

Of course, the ever present autumnal shades of deep burgundy red and rich warm browns. These rich hues will remain popular hair trends for Autumn. Thus, at ZALA, we have you sorted for both auburn shades and added length. For a classic warm and rich brown, check out our Rich Mocha shade here. For those of you girls who want to brave a bolder look and delve into burgundy hues – check out our Burgundy Red extensions available here

Hair Trends for Autumn

Hair Trends for Autumn – Cheryl Cole’s Burgundy Red

Hair Trends for Autumn

Ombre Autumnal Shades

And if you’re really not quite ready to give up on the dip-dye just yet, try this autumn take on balayage hair. Combining autumnal colours with an ombre fade-out trend, try this two-tone ponytail or wear it loose with our Balayage Extension Set in Cocoa Red Wine. Perfect for those of us who don’t want to commit to permanent colour!

Hair Trends for Autumn: Braids

Hair Trends for Autumn

Hair Trends for Autumn – Braids

Hair Trends for Autumn

Updo Braids

Hair Trends for Autumn

Braided styles

Thought braids were just for spring and summer?his intricate hair trend is huge this season too!  One of the most fail-safe hair styles for Autumn, we are lusting over these braided variations of hair. This style works best on hair in between washes for added texture and grip. Perfect for lazy hair days, this woven look is so pretty and intricate, yet requires little effort!

Hair Trends for Autumn: Straight and Textured

Hair Trends for Autumn

Straight Hair

Keep it straight! If you’re over loose waves, this straight hair style gives for a more edgy look and is a bold change on last seasons whimsical and beachy curls. Here at ZALA, we can see straight hair with added texture is going to be a big trend for the colder seasons. A perfect accompaniment to any outfit – it’s a definite yes from us! They key to this look is the products used. Blow dry and straighten your locks, finishing with a generous amount of dry shampoo or texturizing spray to create this effortless look. ZALA hair extensions are perfect for this look for added thickness and length!

Hair Trends for Autumn

Straight and textured

So which trend was your favourite? We’ve been overloaded with inspiration at ZALA and are bringing on Autumn and it’s fresh new hairdo’s!

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How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

Love the style of effortless curls? Want to know how to achieve loose and feminine curls without having to buy a curling wand or heat tool? Then look no further! We teach you exactly how to curl your hair with a straightener along with the essential tools and tricks in nailing the look.

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener – Loose curls

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener – Big Loose curls

 

Loose waves are the perfect style for creating a subtle head of textured curls. One of the most popular trends in hair – casual, effortless and girly! Here at ZALA we love the simplicity of this look with little effort involved and the utilization of every girls staple hair tool: the hair straightener! To learn how to curl your hair with a straightener, read through these quick and easy steps.

 

How to Curl your Hair with a Straightener – Tools and Equipment

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

What you’ll need when learning how to curl your hair with a straightener:

  • Your Hair Straightener (we recommend a good quality one like GHD or Cloud Nine)
  • Your ZALA extensions
  • A ZALA loop brush (if using extensions)
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Hair spray
  • Several hair ties and ZALA sectioning clips to section off hair and keep out of the way

 

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

Different flat iron widths

Quick tip! The width of your straightening iron creates different style curls. For a tight pin curl, use a slim and narrow iron. For a big, loose curl, use a wider flat iron.

How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener

Essentials: ZALA loop brush

 How to Curl your Hair with a Straightener – The Process

  1. Turn your straightener on medium/high heat
  2. For extra body and length, apply your ZALA extensions in your desired length. Our ZALA clip in extensions are 100% human remy hair that can be heated, curled and styled without causing any damage. We recommend our 24″ for extra long locks!  Brush through to seamlessly blend your ZALA extensions with your natural hair.
  3. Spray hair with a heat protectant spray to prevent any damage.
  4. Section hair into pieces with hair ties or sectioning clips and work from bottom to top layers.
  5. Take a flat inch/2 inch width section. Clamp your hair straightener where you want the curl to start. While running down your hair, twist the section in the direction away from your face, creating a slight rolling motion with your straightener. (This may take a couple times to get right, however it is so simple once you get the hang of it!)
  6. Spray each section with hairspray to ensure a long lasting curl.
  7. Once all the hair is complete, gently brush through hair with your loop brush to create a natural, loose curl.

 

 

Keep in mind: the thicker the piece, the bigger and looser the curl. The slower you glide through your hair, the tighter the curl.

Products mentioned:

Loop Brush: http://www.zalacliphairextensions.com.au/hair-extension-loop-brush.html
Sectioning Clips: http://www.zalacliphairextensions.com.au/hair-sectioning-clips.html
ZALA extensions: http://www.zalacliphairextensions.com.au/product-colour-chart
Hair Straightener: http://www.ghdhair.com

Rihanna’s Hair

Rihanna, not only a pop queen but also a style icon, is known for her striking hair. Rihanna’s hair is always on the forefront of a trend! Constantly switching up her look from from straight and sleek jet black hair, to her signature red locks or those voluminous ombre curls. Here at ZALA, we are always are crushing over Rihanna’s hair and her ever-evolving style. Bold, striking and edgy!

Rihanna’s Hair – Ombre curls

Rihanna's Side Swept Hair

Rihanna’s Side Swept Hair

One of our favourite hair inspirations: Rihanna’s ombre/balayage curls. This is a trend which is gaining popularity every season. Whether it is side swept or middle parted, we love this beautiful gradient effect trend that creates that gorgeous sun kissed effect in Rihanna’s hair.

Rihanna's Hair

Rihanna’s Ombre Hair

To instantly achieve this look yourself without the worry of bleaching or damaging your natural hair, the ZALA team have designed 7 gorgeous ombre extension shades. Learn how to get Rihanna’s hair following these quick and easy steps:

  1. Apply your ZALA clip in hair extensions in the shade that is most suited to your natural hair colour. 
  2. Seperate your hair and grab sections to style with a curling wand or straightener.
  3. Brush through hair once curled to seamlessly blend your natural hair with your ZALA extensions. This also creates a more natural and loose looking curl.
  4. Complete with a light spray of hairspray to hold curls!

You’re done! Simple and easy ombre curls without the hassle of dye’s or bleaches. All achieved with no damage to your natural locks!

Rihanna’s Hair – Sleek and straight

Rihanna's Sleek, Straight hair

Rihanna’s Sleek, long hair

Rihanna’s signature hair is often long, straight and sleek. Whether it be jet black or vibrant red, this timeless style in Rihanna’s hair create a simple yet edgy look. Simply pop in your ZALA hair extensions to achieve your desired length. We suggest ZALA’s  24″ or 26″ lengths for the best effect.

  • Make sure to brush through with a hair extension safe brush to make your clips ins undetectable.
  • Smooth through with a straightener.
  • Finish with a generous amount of hairspray to tame fly-aways and you’re done! Long, sleek and edgy just like Rihanna’s hair.

Rihanna’s Hair – Iconic Burgundy Red

Rihanna's Hair - Burgundy

Rihanna’s Hair – Burgundy

Rihanna’s most iconic style – this straight and sleek rich burgundy shade scores full points at ZALA. This deep red wine shade in Rihanna’s hair gives us complete hair envy! This is among the softest and most flattering shades of red. For those of us who are brave enough to try this, we recommend our stunning Burgundy Red #99J to achieve this bold look.

 

Do hair extensions damage your hair?

The all mighty debatable topic…Do hair extensions damage your hair? Hair extensions sometimes have a reputation for being high-maintenance, damaging to your natural hair, and expensive. Let us tell you, we here at ZALA have tested a lot of them over the years, some are just that, expensive and high maintenance however let us take a moment to introduce you about the methods which are not! Times have changed and we no longer need to damage our hair long term for a few months of beautiful locks! So, do hair extensions damage your hair or not? Let’s find out!

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Beautiful, damage free ZALA hair extensions

Do hair extensions damage your hair?- Methods which can:

Micro-loop hair extensions

-Micro-loop and nano-loop hair extensions have the highest up keep cost.
-This method requires hours of work in order to apply the hundreds of individual beads.
-This method has found to be harsh on the hair and can matte easily during the grow out phase.
-Cost: This can cost upwards of $500 to have a full head applied by a professional.
do hair extensions damage your hair? These do!

Weave in hair extensions:

-Wearing a heavy and bulky row of hair in your natural, delicate hair is no doubt not a good combination.
-If your hair is already weak or coloured then having hair pulling down on it 24/7 will cause more breakage and can even cause head aches.
-This method can be very obvious and if your hair is on the finer side, you will almost definitely be able to see the bulky row.
-This method of hair extensions can be a cheaper way of application- however we do not think it is worth the damage and pain.

Heavy weaves

Heavy weaves

Do hair extensions damage your hair?- methods that do not:

Clip in hair extensions:

-Clip in hair extensions are perfect for those who have a sensitive scalp or weaker hair types.
-These are removed every night therefore you do not get the pulling or tugging on your natural hair as you sleep.
-If you wish to only wear them on weekends, then that can be done and seeming though they only take 5 or 10 minutes to apply, they can also be worn daily.
-As long as you purchase good quality hair extensions, these can last you a very long time and look incredibly natural.
-Clip in hair extensions from ZALA range from $140- $350 and a top quality with clips which will protect your hair from breakage.

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Tape hair extensions:

We think tape hair extensions win for overall awesomeness! If you are after a permanent method of hair extensions, tapes are the way to go!
-They are incredibly discreet, very comfortable and ZALA tapes are double drawn, so they add the perfect amount of volume and length.
-They are so light on your hair that they do not cause any excess breakage or pulling and they can be re used and re applied to save you some coin! Win win we would say!
-ZALA tape hair extensions start at $110 and they can be taken into your hairdresser or applied by a knowledgeable friend.

Tape before and after

Tape before and after

What do you think? Do hair extensions damage your hair? We hope we have given you enough information to know the methods to steer clear of in order to keep your locks healthy and the ones which will add style and beauty to your hair with no damage!

Silver hair

We know a popular trend when we see one, silver hair was set out to break records and well, we think it has! Everything you need to know about…..50 shades of grey.

Silver hair

Silver hair

Your wrong if you think silver hair is just for the over 50′s! Young trend setters are seeking the depths of YouTube for new ways to turn their locks grey.
Watch this YouTube video to learn about Making your hair silver!

Silver hair is the ultimate of edgy style. It is not for the faint hearted and takes ultimate dedication but once you get there, you achieve some instant cool points.
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Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Rhianna have nailed this look and girls around the World have cloned it. This colour ranges from a “just past white” shade of lightest silvery blonde, “so blonde its almost blue” shade all the way to dark grey. This means it can work with almost all skin tones. As long as your hair doesn’t break off in the process. Let’s not ignore the fact that going this light and ashy cannot be kind on your locks. The safest way to achieve this style is to opt for a balayage style using silver on the ends.

Balayage silver hair

Balayage silver hair

 

Ombre silver hair

Ombre silver hair

 

If your hair is very weak or already quite damaged, we would steer clear of this risqué shade.

How do I get to a silver shade?
Ensure your hair is platinum blonde prior to taking it to the next level. If your hair has too much warmth, it will not take to the silver colour.
Tone, tone and tone again!

Add hair extensions to give length to your uber cool new look! Go with Ice Queen platinum blonde and use the same silver colour to create an incredible look like our lovely ZALA customer here did with her 30″ clip in hair extensions.
If you feel your hair is very dry since taking your hair silver, give it a good snip to get rid of any split ends and add some new silky clip in hair extensions by ZALA!

A ZALA customer in her 30" clip in's

A ZALA customer in her 30″ clip in’s

How to reuse tape hair extensions

HOW TO REUSE TAPE HAIR EXTENSIONS

Tape hair extensions are becoming increasing popular. Their subtle and discreet finish is too good to let pass! But many people do not know how to reuse tape hair extensions one they are removed.
Although tape hair extensions need to be adjusted every 4-6 weeks, the same hair can be reapplied once it has been re-taped.
How to reuse tape hair extensions

If you want to know how to reuse tape hair extensions yourself read on, alternatively your hairdresser may know how to reuse tape hair extensions and can do the whole process for you!

Step by step- how to reuse tape hair extensions

1. after you have removed the tapes from your hair, apply lots of solvent to the tapes to get the excess glue off your tapes.
Tape hair extensions remover
2. Once they no longer feel so sticky, you will need to wash them well. You will need to wash them with shampoo a couple of time to get the solvent out.
3. Give them a really good condition so that they are left silky but do not apply this conditioner to the bond area.
4. Once they are air dried, they should no longer feel sticky at the top where the tape was.
5. Find the bump side of the tape as this is the side where the tape goes.
6. Using the ZALA blue tape (available on our online store) unroll enough to cover the length of the piece, trying not to touch the sticky side of the tape too much.

Blue tape for re application

Blue tape for re application

7. Move any stray hairs out of the way.
8. Position the tape over the piece and do not press down properly until it is placed perfectly.
9. Once it is evenly placed over the piece, apply pressure over the tape.
10. Snip the tape so there is no excess tape on the ends or top of the piece.

Your extensions should now be good as new to re apply!

Please do not attempt this yourself if you are unsure on how to reuse tape hair extensions. Consult a professional so that you are left with beautiful hair!
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Katy Perry Hair

Hot then it’s cold. Yes or it’s no? Up then its down? Katy Perry hair, forever changing, bright, bubbly, bold and beautiful it is always iconic and captivating! Here at ZALA hair we can’t get enough of all her wonderfully daring and quirky styles! Katy Perry’s a “hairspiration” favorite at ZALA and is a massive fan of incorporating hair extensions into her look , here we show you how you can use your ZALA hair extensions to achieve just a few of her infamous styles!

Come on let your colors burst! Katy Perry hair

Electric blue, pastel pink, violet streaks and vivid greens, Katy Perry sure loves a splash of color! Combining two of her most iconic styles Katy Perry’s hair in this purple and blue, high ponytail looks fabulous! ZALAs hair extensions are a perfect way to recreate this look, select the length you want your ponytail to be, then simply dye your extensions a vibrant shade that appeals to you, apply your extensions then gather your hair into a slick high ponytail on the top of your head, then proceed to straighten your ponytail adding length and definition to your long a luscious rainbow ponytail!

 

 

Katy's, long and luscious rainbow ponytail

Katy’s, long and luscious rainbow ponytail

 

Rockin’ Updo’s: Katy Perry hair

Funky yet sophisticated, Katy Perry’s hair in this gorgeous braided top not bun, is soft yet bold. This elegant look is a twist and modernized version of a classic Elizabeth Taylor updo and she absolutely rocks it! To achieve this apply your ZALA extensions, then slick your hair back using product and a comb to add a sleek finish and secure hair into a ponytail. Then begin to twist the ponytail around the crown of your head into a bun, secure with bobby pins so the twisted ponytail does not unravel and the bun remains in place, to finish spray a generous amount of hairspray to the bun to reduce any flyaways. There you go a crown just like the Queen of pop!

 

Katy's braided crown

Katy Perry hair, braided crown.

 

Signature shade: Katy Perry’s hair

Jet black is the signature shade to achieve Katy Perry hair, whether its cropped into a bob, accompanied by bangs or tousled into voluminous black curls, her jet black hair always looks bold and striking. In this look Katy lengthens her hair with extensions, ZALA’s Jet black #1 extensions provide a perfect colour match to Katy’s signature shade. Once your extensions are applied, part your hair down the middle and use a curling iron to create waves, then run your fingers through you hair loosening the waves to provide a softer look. To finish apply a small amount of hairspray to your hair, so the waves hold and now you too will have achieved Katy’s gorgeous signature look!

 

Jet black, locks.

Katy Perry hair, signature Jet Black.

 

Come on, let your colors burst, make ‘em go, “Oh! Oh! Oh!” you’re gonna leave ‘em fallin’ down-own-own, with these wonderful styles from Katy.

 

 

Back to school hairstyles

It’s that time of year – it’s 2015 and the new school year is here! To all our ZALA school girls, we want you to get excited to start your year bright and early with some great new do’s to rock in the classroom. Kick it off with a bang by trying some of the trendiest and most creative back to school hairstyles perfect for those long hours of studying and boredom in the classroom. You’ll be your school’s most popular trendsetter when it comes to these cute and fresh back to school hairstyles. Get inspired and get your whole school involved in some must-have hair trends that nobody can resist this season!

Back to school hairstyles

Back to school hairstyles

 

The struggle: Hair at school

Here at ZALA, we understand the constant hassle of managing a cute and tidy hairstyle all while spending each and every day studying hard in the classroom or at home. You want bangs for an upcoming party on the weekend but don’t want annoying strands of hair in your eyes while you read at school? Or maybe something simple and neat for classes but still trendy for your afternoon job? You’ve come to the perfect place. We LOVE hair and we want girls worldwide to feel less stressed when it comes to their hair. Read on below for more super cute and easy-to-learn back to school hairstyles.

Back to school hairstyles

We’ve gathered a few secret 2015 hair trends that are rising in popularity and perfect for a day at school. Experiment with some of these gorgeous back to school hairstyles:

The pinned princess pouf

This back to school hairstyle is great for keeping unwanted flyaways out of your face during the day, but still keeps you feeling glam and tidy all at the same time. You’ll need a few bobby pins, hairspray, a comb, a hair straightener or blow dryer (optional). Simply pin a large amount of hair at the top of the head, and tease downwards with a comb to create lots of volume. You can also create this affect using a blow dryer if you are after extreme volume. Pin the ends of the hair by pulling and twisting the ends, all while keeping the pouf balanced. You can spray a light layer of hairspray to give the pouf long lasting shape throughout the day. You can also straighten the rest of your hair to complete your cute pinned pouf look!

The big ballerina bun

The ballerina bun is perfect for staying fresh and still looking presentable at school but also keeping it quite classy and elegant. This technique is easy, and you can create the perfect ballerina bun for yourself simply by purchasing a bun donut located at any hair care store. You’ll need a hair brush, an elastic tie, some bobby pins, a bun donut, and some hairspray for extra strength to control any flyaways. Start by brushing the hair and continue by putting your hair into a high ponytail (make the ponytail where you want the bun to sit). Apply the ponytail straight through the middle of the bun donut, allowing the rest of the ponytail to fountain around the bun donut. Cover the donut by shuffling around any extra pieces of hair, you can then bobby pin any excess strands. Spray a layer of hairspray over the top for a sleek and shiny look, and voila! A big beautiful ballerina bun.

 The fishtail side braid

This hairstyle whilst being visually beautiful adds a twist to the standard braid, by creating a unique yet simple look that will have all your classmates asking how to achieve it. The side fishtail braid looks best with longer hair, so wearing this style is a perfect excuse to show off your ZALA hair extensions at school! The great thing about this hairstyle is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, the look is even more sensational when you add your own personal touch to the braid. To achieve the look; sweep your hair to the side, and then split into two sections, from the right section pull out a small strand of hair from underneath and cross it over and underneath the left section, so your other hand holds the strand. Then repeat the other way starting with a small strand from the left side and then going across and underneath to the right side. Repeat this motion down the length of your hair, then secure with a elastic band. To create a messier look gently pull at the braid, then spray a small amount of hairspray to it. This back to school hairstyle is sure to label you the school’s hottest trendsetter.

We hope this has helped you achieve some great back to school hairstyles!

 

 

Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

Fall head over heels in love this February with ZALA’s top hairstyles for this upcoming Valentine’s Day. We’ve come up with a few lovely hairstyles just perfect for the special occasion. Whether it’s a romantic dinner date planned with your partner, or a girly get-together movie night with friends.. we’ve got you sorted! Keep reading for more hairstyles for Valentine’s Day!

hairstyles for valentine's day

Valentine’s Day

February.. the month of love!

Here at ZALA, we LOVE Valentine’s Day! Why not get lovey dovey with us and celebrate this Valentine’s Day by purchasing a beautiful set of ZALA’s for yourself? Consider going with our stunning Burgundy #99J and dyeing your hair a gorgeous red to match – a perfect hairstyle for Valentine’s Day. Don’t be afraid to surprise your very special significant other with this bright and daring hairstyle.

hairstyles for valentine's day

Burgundy Red #99J

Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

Voluminous V Day Waves – Feel super flirty this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful combination of voluminous waves and texture as a hairstyle just perfect for a V day dinner date. We ADORE this effortlessly sexy look and believe you can achieve the very same hairstyle yourself. Purchase a gorgeous set of our ZALA’s and consider loosely using a curling iron or straightener throughout the hair, you can then brush out the curls with a comb or brush to make them look loose and natural. Don’t be afraid to add a little product like a sea salt spray to create texture for a beachy look!

Super sweet, sleek and sexy – Here at ZALA, we believe there is nothing classier than a nice straight blow dry or freshly styled and straightened hair. Treat your tresses this Valentine’s Day by taking a quick trip to your hairdresser for a trim on the ends of your hair which creates shape around the face. This will create the ultimate straight style! You will be the envy of every girl this Valentine’s Day with freshly cut and styled, straightened hair. Also consider applying some de-frizz product to keep any flyaway’s in place.

Romantic ringlets – Now out of all of the hairstyles for Valentine’s Day, this one has to be the most romantic! Nothing says “love me” like a princess-styled hair do perfect for any girl to rock this Valentine’s Day. Think big and glamorous, beautifully placed and styled ringlets with perfectly maintained shine glow. How can you go wrong with that?! You’ll be sure to impress every man in sight with this gorgeous hairstyle absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. Please also feel free to use our special Valentine’s Day code “VDAY10″ for $10 off your next purchase with ZALA!

Check out the quick vid below for some more hairstyles for Valentine’s Day!

 

Storage tips for hair extensions

Here at ZALA, we believe that the most important thing to remember after a long day of wearing your gorgeous ZALA hair extensions, is how to store them properly. This is to ensure they are kept neat, tidy and tangle-free. We want everyone to know that how you store your hair extensions will always affect the longevity and quality of our extensions! One of our greatest storage tips for hair extensions is now our newly introduced ZALA protect me bag. Equipped with a wooden ZALA hanger with felt lining, this secures all pieces together without kinking the hair itself. You can finally hang your hair out of sight knowing it is completely protected in a sleek and classy ZALA protect me carrier. It is ideal for also transporting your ZALA hair extensions wherever it is that you need to go!

The ZALA protect me bag – Hair extension carrier:

storage tips for hair extensions

ZALA protect me bag – hair extension carrier

Our new ZALA protect me bag is perfect for storing your hair extensions while also providing them with a longer lasting quality. The bag also comes with our cute little ZALA hanger. This secures all the pieces of your extensions together. We believe this is the ultimate storage technique for your ZALA hair extensions, only at $24.99 AUD. This is the perfect little gift for someone who has just bought their first pair of ZALA’s, or even for yourself. Read below for more storage tips for hair extensions!

Storage tips for hair extensions

Here at ZALA, stay up to date with a few extra little storage tips on how to store your ZALA hair extensions:

  • Always make sure your extensions are tangle free before you store them.
  • Ensure they are clean and don’t have any product in them before storing, as some styling products can damage the hair if left on for a long period.
  • Always make sure the hair is dry, wet hair when stored can lead to potential mould and unpleasant odours.
  • Ensure that the extensions are stretched out and not curled or twisted over when storing so that they keep a nice straight shape while being stored.
  • Also keep in mind that exposure to too much sunlight while being stored can damage your hair extensions. Try to store your ZALA protect me bag in a cool and dry place for example, a closet or a wardrobe.

Now that you are ready to store your ZALA hair extensions, you can look forward to a good nights sleep knowing that your hair is secure and safe, and the quality remains just as great each day.

Below is a beautiful example of exactly how to store your ZALA hair extensions!

storage tips for hair extensions

ZALA hair extensions stored neatly in the new protect me bag

For more info on how to purchase the ZALA protect me bag – hair extension carrier, please visit our product page here!