Must Have Products for Hair Extensions

So, you’ve purchased a new set of soft & silky ZALA’s and want to get the most mileage out of your hair extensions? Look no further! We’ve put together a full guide on our must have products for hair extensions. Read on for everything you need to care for your extensions and ensure they last as long as possble!

must have products for hair extensions

Must Have Products for Hair Extensions

SOFT BRISTLED BRUSH

First things first, detangling with the correct brush is vital! For clip ins, you’re going to want to opt for a soft-bristled brush with plenty of flexibility. Our holy-grail hair brush is the ZALA Tangle Tamer which is gentle on your locks and prevents shedding & snagging.

LOOP BRUSH

If you’ve got tape hair extensions, a loop brush is for you! As the name suggests, this brush has looped bristles which are super gentle when detangling. A loop brush is a game changer for tape hair extensions to ensure no pulling or tugging on the bonds.

HAIR EXTENSION CASE & HANGER

It’s super important to protect your hair extensions when they’re not being worn! This is our top tip for maintaining their condition and keeping them soft & silky for as long as possible. The ZALA Protect Me Bag is on our absolute vital list for must have products for hair extensions. Not only does the protective case guard your extensions from humidity and dust, the hanger secure all pieces in place and acts as an extra pair of hands when curling and styling your extensions.

SILK PILLOW CASE

For tape hair extensions users, it might be worth switching up your pillow case! Although braiding your locks before bed helps to avoid knots and tangles, a silk pillow case will be sure say goodbye to bed hair. Silk pillow cases do wonders for tape hair extensions, elimanating any pulling and tugging throughout the night which prevents damage over time. This mean’s they’re perfect to maintain the condition of your luxury locks!

SULFATE & PARABEN FREE PRODUCTS

Last but certainly not least, sulfate & paraben free products are a must! We always recommend high quality shampoo and conditioner, free of ingredients such as sulfate and parabens which can be extremely drying on your extensions over time.

must have products for hair extensions

Do you have these must have products for hair extensions? Shop our full range of premium quality clip in and tape hair extensions HERE.

The Hair Flip: How to Perfect the Style

The hair flip – possibly the coolest, easiest hairstyle ever! This 90’s look has made a serious comeback and there’s no questioning why. Not only is it super effortless, it just so happens to be one of the most flattering hairstyles too. So, read on for everything you need to know on how to nail the hair flip!

THE HAIR FLIP: HOW TO PERFECT THE STYLE

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Although some girls nail the hair flip naturally, most of us don’t have that natural volume and texture.

  1. The aim of the game is loads of body, volume and hold! Although some girls can nail the hair flip naturally, you’re probably going to need a little help from volumizing and texturizing products. This is key for stopping the look from going over into comb-over territory.
  2. Next, it’s time to start blow drying! The trick to nailing the hair flip is to blow dry your tresses in the opposite direction you’ll be wearing it. This is our top tip for achieving maximum volume at the roots! So, flip your hair to the opposite side and use your fingers to give some lift whilst blow drying.
  3. This next step is optional, however is our favourite way too add volume and thickness. If you feel the rest of your hair is lacking body and the ends are looking a bit wispy, clip in hair extensions are the solution for an instant fix! You’re going to want to go for a set that is 100% human hair like ZALA hair extensions so that you can safely style them in the next step. Quick tip: make sure the pieces aren’t applied too high so that the wefts are undetectable.
  4. Once you’ve got tonnes and volume, it’s time to style your locks into loose waves! Our favourite tool for creating the perfect soft & subtle waves is the ZALA Cosmo Wand 28mm barrel.
  5. Finish the look by flipping your hair over into a deep side parting. If you’re unsure on where to part your hair, a good guide is in line with the arch of your brow. Then spritz with hairspray for extra hold and you’re done!

What do you think of the hair flip? If you’re in need of fuller, longer locks, shop the full ZALA range of premium hair extensions HERE.

How to Cut Hair Extensions

Having a little trouble blending your hair extensions? Or do you prefer a more tapered, layered look when it comes to your locks? We’ve got you girl! Check out our full guide on how to cut hair extensions so that you have the most blended, natural looking tresses.

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HOW TO CUT HAIR EXTENSIONS

Although ZALA hair extensions come ready to be worn straight out of the pack, a little trimming and layering can really help you achieve the most natural look once applied! You may also want to cut your hair extensions if you prefer a more tapered, layered look, as ZALA hair is super thick to the very ends. So, let’s get right into the essential cutting techniques to blend your hair extensions!

TECHNIQUE #1 – SLICING

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First up, slicing! This technique is perfect for adding shape around the face. To layer the front pieces, start by locating where your natural hair ends which will indicate where to start cutting. Then, hold a section of your hair extensions between your fingers and gently start cutting downwards in a slow diagonal motion. When cutting, it’s super important to always keep your scissors moving with the blades open!

TECHNIQUE #2 – POINT CUTTING

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Next up, point cutting! This is used to feather out the ends of the hair and is ideal for getting rid of any blunt lines. To point cut, take the ends of your extensions and cut straight up into the hair. When using this cutting technique, it’s essential you’re cutting straight up and in line with the hair to ensure you’re only taking out thickness and not length.

TECHNIQUE #3 – SLITHERING

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Very similar to slicing, the slithering technique removes bulk to create more feathered locks. It’s also great to create really subtle layers throughout the hair. When ‘slithering’, take a section of hair and cut down the middle, using the same motion as the sliding technique. Again, always keep the blades open and moving! Where the sliding technique is perfect for your front layers, slithering is more ideal for layering the rest of your extensions to create a more tapered look.

TECHNIQUE #4 – BLUNT CUTTING

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Lastly, blunt cutting! After layering and shaping your extensions to taste, you may end up with slightly wispy or uneven ends. This is where blunt cutting comes in handy! Simply pull all your hair to the front and hold your hair using your fingers as a guide. For a more blunt look, cut straight across or if you prefer a slightly softer look, use your point cutting technique.

And there you have it – everything you need to know on how to cut hair extensions! Remember, if you are unsure or not confident cutting, always take your extensions to a professional to ensure you achieve the results you desire 🙂 Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly support team at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding blending your ZALA’s.

 

How to Reapply Tape Hair Extensions

At ZALA, we love tape in hair extensions for so many reasons! Not only do they achieve your hair goals instantly and let you wake up with your dream hair everyday, they are super easy to reapply! Want to know how? We’ve got you sorted. Read on for our full guide on how to reapply tape hair extensions.

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How to Reapply Tape Hair Extensions

First things first, let’s cover the essentials you’ll need when reapplying your tapes:how to reapply tape hair extensions

  • Solvent – ZALA solvent is fast acting on soft bonds and oil based to be gentle on your locks
  • Tape adhesive – pre-cut adhesive tabs are our most recommendation when reapplying tape hair extensions! They make the whole process neat, quick and easy.
  • Tail Comb – a must have for reapplying tapes
  • Sectioning clips – essential for even application

HOW TO REAPPLY TAPE HAIR EXTENSIONS:

  1. Start by locating the tape pieces and using your sectioning clips to get your hair out of the way.
  2. Then, spray your solvent directly on the tape tabs making sure to use a generous amount. ZALA solvent is designed specifically for our tape range to quickly dissolve the adhesive.
  3. Use your tail comb to carefully seperate the tape pieces and loosen the bond. If there is any pull or tension, keep spraying your solvent until the extensions easily slide out!
  4. Once all pieces have been removed, use your fingers to take off any leftover adhesive and then give the extensions a good shampoo & condition. This ensures any residue from the solvent is removed before application.
  5. Next, it’s time to retape the extensions! As this step can be a little time consuming, luckily ZALA tape tabs are pre-cut to speed up the process. Simply take one tape tab, place on top of the sticky side of the piece and then remove the paper backing when applying.
  6. Now that all pieces are ready to be reapplied, follow our appliction guide and install them as normal! Yep – it’s that easy 🙂

Have any other questions on how to reapply tape hair extensions? Drop us a message via Facebook or email our friendly support team at: [email protected]

Romantic Updo Tutorial

Looking for an easy hairstyle that is perfect for Valentines day? You’ve come to the right place! This super romantic updo is sure to impress <3 Read on to find out how to get the look.

ROMANTIC UPDO

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We are seriously lusting over this look at ZALA! And although it may look intricate, it’s actually super easy! So, let’s get into exactly how to achieve this romantic updo:

  1. First things first, apply hair extensions! This step is optional, but we LOVE to apply a set of ZALA hair extensions before styling as these add tonnes of volume and make all the difference for end result. Our gorgeous model Eliza is wearing her ZALA 20″ tape hair extensions in Chestnut Brown #6 and Snickers #4/12.
  2. Start by curling your hair. Although you won’t see the curls, they make styling updos SO much easier! For this look, we used the ZALA Cosmo Wand which is our recommended styling tool for Valentines day.
  3. Next, section off your hair into 3 parts: two medium sections either side and one large section at the back.
  4. Then, take a piece from the back section and tie into low side ponytail. This forms the base of the look and will act as the foundation to work around.
  5. Time to start layering! Taking small pieces at a time, twist, braid, wrap and pin around your ponytail. The key to this look is texture, so keep alternating techniques and the direction of the hair each time.
  6. Continue layering and pinning until all your hair is secured in the updo. This may take some time, but the end result is stunning!
  7. Gently pull out a few pieces around your face and finish with a light spritz of hairspray.

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We are lovestruck by this look! What do you think of this romantic updo? Shop our full range of premium hair extensions HERE and be the most beautiful version of you this Valentines day with longer, fuller hair. Use the code LOVEYOU for a $15AU discount at checkout.

Before and After Hair Extensions

You’re probably familiar with the power of makeup trend sweeping the internet, so today we thought we’d show some light on the power of hair extensions! Whether it’s to instantly lengthen hair, add volume & thickness, enhance braided styles or achieve the perfect ponytail, these before and after hair extensions transformations truley show the power of a good set of extensions! Read on for our fave before and after hair extensions pictures using ZALA hair.

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Before and After Hair Extensions

LENGTHEN HAIR

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Of course, hair extensions are most commonly used to lengthen your locks! If your natural hair grows slowly or just doesn’t seem to grow at all, hair extensions eliminate the waiting game and get you the length you desire in a matter of minutes! There are so many different lengths available on the market  so it’s super easy to choose the perfect length that suits your needs. We offer 12-30inch hair extensions at ZALA, so whether you want a natural every day length, or the ultimate mermaid locks, there’s a set for everyone!

ADD VOLUME & THICKNESS

The next main reason for wearing hair extensions is to add volume and thickness! Sometimes, all the products and backcombing in the world just doesn’t cut it. So if you’re not blessed with super thick, voluminous locks or if you just want to add some oomph to your hairstyles, hair extensions are your solution. If you’re wanting to add thickness rather than length, opt for a set of a similar length to your natural hair. And if you’re serious about volume, ZALA quad weft clip in hair extensions are our little secret to BIG hair!

ENHANCE BRAIDS

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Are your braids a little sad? Can’t seem to get that pinterest worthy look? You need a set of ZALA hair extensions in your life! One of our favourite uses for hair extensions is to add volume and body to braids. Whether it’s a voluminous pull through braid, or double dutch braids, hair extensions make it so easy to achieve your own #hairgoals.

PERFECT YOUR PONYTAIL

Ever wondered how the get the perfect ponytail? Can’t ever seem to get your pony on point? Hair extensions enhance length AND thickness to completely transform any ponytail style. So, say hello to our premium range of ponytail extensions! ZALA ponytails are the easiest way to up your ponytail game and are designed for maximum comfort and security. Available in 100% human hair, they are super natural looking and can be curled and styled as desired. Yes please!

Want to achieve your hair goals? Shop our full range of premium clip in & tape hair extensions HERE. For more before and after hair extensions transformations, check out us on Instagram and scroll through #zalahairextensions.

Valentines Day Hairstyles

Hey, Valentine – the day of love is less than two weeks away! Whether you’re single and ready to mingle, or want to look extra special for your lover, we’ve served up 3 valentines day hairstyles to make sure your locks are vday ready.

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VALENTINES DAY HAIRSTYLES

ROMANTIC FISHTAIL BRAID

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We are lovestruck by this look at ZALA! If you’re after something super pretty, this fishtail braid is for you. First things first, start by curling your locks. As always, our fave curling tool is the ZALA Cosmo Wand 28mm barrel. Curls make all the difference when styling and help add body and shape to your braid. Then, secure your hair in a low side ponytail and wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic to make everything look super seamless. Next, fishtail braid your hair and secure with an elastic. Finish the look by pulling out pieces around the face and loosening the braid with your fingers and you’re done! Serious vday hair goals.

ELEGANT UP-DO

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Glam up for Valentines day with this super elegant up-do. Although it looks intricate, it’s actually really simple to achieve. To make styling a whole lot easier, start by curling your hair. Then, pull your hair to one side and split into three sections, securing the middle third into a low pony. Once you’ve got the base of the look secured, it’s time to start layering! The key to this style is taking small pieces and twisting, braiding and pinning to create all that texture. Alternative between each technique until all hair is pinned in place, and you’re done!

PONYTAIL PERFECTION

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Lastly, this ponytail perfection <3 This look keeps it’s nice and simple for vday, without sacrificing those romantic vibes! To get the look, start by sectioning off your locks into three parts: two small sections on either side and one at the back. Then, secure the back section into a medium high pony. Once your ponytail is secure, wrap the front pieces back and around the base of your ponytail to cover the elastic and bobby pin in place. Not only does this make everything super seamless, it creates that gorgeous twist effect. Finish the look by styling your locks in loose, romantic curls using the ZALA Cosmo Wand and you’re done!

ZALA knows how to make a girl feel beautiful! Shop our full range of premium clip in, tape & ponytails HERE. Long, full hair is your best accessory this Valentines day.

How to Hair Detox

After all the heat styling during the festive period, your hair is probably long overdue for a good detox! Yep, there is such thing 😉 We break down exactly how to hair detox to get those locks feeling soft & silky again.

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HOW TO HAIR DETOX

TRIM

First things first, rid your locks of split ends! The best way to kickstart the detox process is to get a trim. This will be sure to improve the condition of your hair and get those tresses soft & silky again. And don’t fear! If your hair is in need of a good cut and you have to take a little more off than you’d like, a good set of hair extensions like our premium clip in & tape extensions at ZALA will get you through!

TREATMENT

All that heat styling can really take a toll on your tresses, so give your hair some much needed loving with a deep conditioning treatment! Using a super hydrating treatment 1-2 times a week is the perfect remedy to restore your locks and bring them back to life. And for the hair that is really craving moisture, replace your regular conditioner with a hydrating mask!

BREAK FROM HEAT

Of course, our #1 hair detoxing tip is to keep it cool and take a break from the heat! Yes, that does mean putting down the blow dryer, straightener and curling iron. We know the thought can be a little daunting, but this does serious wonders to restore the condition of your locks! Check out some of these heatless hairstyles to wear whilst your hair detoxing.

Heatless Hairstyles

HAIR EXTENSIONS

Last but not least, the best way to get through a hair detox is hair extensions! Yep! When you need your hair to look perfect whilst taking a break from heat, a quality set of 100% human hair extensions, like ZALA hair, is your solution. Not only are they non-damaging and can be safely curled & styled to give your natural hair a break, ZALA hair extensions instantly enhance the overall appearance of your tresses.

Will you be giving your hair a detox? Shop our full range of premium clip in & tape hair extensions HERE to help get you through!

Ponytail with Tape Hair Extensions: Tips & Tricks

Are you an up-do kind of gal but struggle hiding your tapes? Never fear! We’ve served up our full guide on how to wear a ponytail with tape hair extensions so that you get the most seamless looking styles.

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How to: Ponytail with Tape Hair Extensions

One of the main questions we get asked at ZALA is how to wear a ponytail with tape hair extensions. We know, the struggle hiding tape tabs is too real. So, let’s get into everything you need to know when styling your locks in a ponytail!

APPLICATION

Before we get to styling, it’s important to consider the position the tapes are applied in your hair. If you’re big on up-dos or ponytails are your go to style, let your hairdresser know! This will ensure your extensions are applied in a technique best suited for up do’s and makes all the difference when styling your locks.

PLACEMENT

Our top tip on achieving a seamless ponytail with tape in extensions all comes down to placement! To ensure the tapes are undetectable, you’re going to want to opt for a medium to low ponytail. This is so that the tape tabs lay flat against your head and are completely undetectable.

STYLING

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How stunning is this?! Created with a combination of ZALA 20 inch Snickers #4/12 and Chestnut Brown #6 tape extensions.

When styling your pony, the aim of the game is to get those tape tabs as flat against the head as possible. Our favourite way to style a pony with tape hair extensions is in this super pretty twisted look. It’s so stunning and really easy to achieve, too!

Simply secure your locks into a low or medium ponytail, leaving two sections out from either front side of your hair. Take one section and wrap around the base of your ponytail, bobby pin in place and repeat on the other side. These pieces not only conceal your hair elastic, but also easily hide any tapes that are showing! If so, use your fingers to carefully pull and manoeuvre the hair to cover the tape tabs. And you’re done! A completely seamless ponytail with tape hair extensions!

What are your tips on wearing a ponytail with tape hair extensions? Shop our full range of premium tape hair extensions HERE.

 

Hair Extensions for Summer

Are you hair extension obsessed and don’t want to sacrifice having perfect locks for the beach? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! Read on for everything you need to know on hair extensions for summer.

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This summer babe @brittnigeeves wearing her ZALA tape hair extensions

Hair Extensions for Summer

Long, beachy locks go hand in hand with summer which is why we love hair extensions at ZALA. However, clip in hair extensions are not the most ideal when the heat is high and you’re spending most days at the beach or pool. Want to know our solution for summer? Say hello to tape in hair extensions!

TAPE HAIR EXTENSIONS

If you’re not familiar with method, let us give you the lowdown:

  • They’re a semi-permanent method of hair extensions that last up to 8-10 weeks once applied
  • They are super lightweight, non-damaging and discreet in the hair with clear, streamline tape tabs
  • Application is so simple with no messy glue or heat required and they can be easily removed & reapplied
  • They’re perfect for summer as they are safe to wear whilst swimming!
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Get Brittni’s looking with 60 pieces of our 26 inch tape hair extensions in Ice Queen Platinum Blonde #60.

Our premium range of tape hair extensions at ZALA are made for mermaid-ing and all together slaying! They’re made from the highest quality, double drawn 100% human hair so you can wake up with perfect summer hair, everyday. Just make sure to rinse your locks and apply a leave in conditiong after swimming to ensure they remain silky smooth. We’ve got all you beach babes covered with over 14 shades available in 5 different lengths from 12-26 inches. For the ultimate mermaid locks, our 24 inch tape hair extensions are definitely the go!

For that ‘all natural’ look, shop our full range of tape hair extensions HERE. The perfect hair extensions for summer!