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How to tame frizzy hair

Frizzy, untamed and uncontrollable hair? Do not fear! We’ve gathered the best of the best tips, tricks and techniques that’ll show you how to finally take control of that messy, uncooperative mane and how to tame frizzy hair. As a hair extension company, we understand the ongoing struggle faced by millions of people worldwide.. the dreaded frizz factor.

Hair is very complicated. As high maintenance as it sounds, it is important to cater towards your hair daily, based on factors such as environment, your daily routine (that being a work or study environment), hair product use, and the styling tools that are being used regularly on your hair. With seven easy time-friendly tips, we show you exactly how to tame frizzy hair.

How to tame frizzy hair

Frizzy hair

 

How to tame frizzy hair.. Environment

The humidity in the air is usually always responsible for the frizzies that make an appearance on a hot or humid day. This is because the hair soaks up all the moisture from the air, causing the hair cuticles to expand – resulting in frizz. Nobody can control the weather, but you can start taking full control of your locks once you figure out a way around the frizz factor on a warm day, and we’ve got just the right tips for you, just in time for summer.

Styling

Start taking good notice of your daily hair care routine. How often do you wash your hair? What hair drying technique do you use? Do you let it dry naturally? Or do you use a heat styling tool to dry your hair? These are all important factors to keep in mind when controlling frizzy and untamed hair. Hair straighteners and any type of heat styling tool leads to dry, brittle hair and cause excessive and unwanted damage and breakage. And what does that mean? Frizz and split ends! Try to cut down styling your hair with heat tools as much as possible for the silkiest and healthiest tresses of hair.

Product use

Product use is also huge influence in the overall health and well being of your hair. The frizz in your hair is always noticeable depending on the products you use in your hair. Excessive use of shampoos or dyes will strip the hair of its natural oils, which are known as great ways to avoid the dreaded frizz. Try to cut down on the shampoo to at least twice or three times a week to ensure you maintain the shiniest, happiest hair. The best thing about knowing how to tame frizzy hair is that once you are in control, there’s no going back. Keep your hair looking sleek and glossy all year round!

 Extra suggestions

  • Never brush dry hair! This can cause too many split ends and breakage.
  • Give back some moisture to your hair by taking a trip to the hairdressers for regular protein and moisture treatments.
  • Make sure your conditioner always contains protein!
  • Comb through your dry hair with wet fingers

We hope this little insight on taming frizzy hair has helped you achieve the ultimate results of sleekness and tamed hair! Please enjoy this quick tutorial on how to tame frizzy hair.

Love from,

ZALA hair extensions xx

Head chains for hair extensions

Get creative for this upcoming festival season by stealing some serious celebrity style! ZALA is your go-to guide for the latest and greatest in head chains and accessories for hair extensions. Head chains and flower crowns have been one of the most popular trends in hair in the year 2014 – all thanks to our favourite Hollywood celebs, including the Kardashians, Nicole Richie and Lana Del Rey. We show you just how to steal their style but more importantly, how to make it your own! Read on for more info on our super cute and stylish head chains for hair extensions.

 Head chains for hair extensions: The boho head chain

The boho head chain, also known as the “ponytail chain” is one of the most unique head chains yet, not sitting on the top of the head but more so clipped around and over the ponytail, dangling beautifully off the ponytail and gleaming in the sunlight. The best thing about head chains for hair extensions is that you don’t have to be a high-end fashion guru to pull this look off, anyone can wear one, and for any occasion too! We LOVE Kim Kardashian for absolutely rocking this elegant head piece.

head chains for hair extensions

The “ponytail head chain”

Feel free to tease up your shimmery jet black hair extensions to the most gorgeous high pony possible, and slip on one of these Boho Head Chains by us, similar to the one Kim sports in this photo.

 

The flower head crown

One of the cutest accessories to grace the festival world this year was the flower head crown, and what girl doesn’t want her very own crown! The flower head crown is a great summer/spring hair accessory as it’s easy to wear and doesn’t move around too much once it’s sitting in your hair. Designed just like a headband, you can wear your flower crown all day and all night long! Our favourite representative for the flower crown is the magnificent Lana Del Rey, looking super sweet in this summery fuchsia flower crown.

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The flower head crown

Create some subtle loose curls throughout your hair, then brush through for a more natural effect. Add in a brightly coloured flower crown like one of our ZALA flower head crowns, choosing from pink or white and you can achieve the same style as the beautiful Lana Del Rey.

 

The gold leaf head chain

One thing we love about the gold leaf head chain is how dainty and simple it is, perfect for a night out on the town – paired with a LBD, you will be sure to turn heads everywhere you go! We love how Cleopatra-esque this piece is. This head chain sits on the middle part and hangs loosely over the forehead. We adore Kourtney K working this similar head chain.

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The gold leaf head chain

Tie all your hair back in a messy bun or leave your locks flowing and wild to achieve this similar goddess inspired look with one of our ZALA gold leaf head chains.

 

Check out this video on how to put on head chains for hair extensions!

Hair trends for summer

Catch up with all the latest trends in hair here at ZALA! We’ve noticed a major popularity rise in the next three trends in hair. Long, slicked back tresses, the short and sweet blunt cut, and last but not least – the perfect pony. Keep in mind that you can always mix and match hair styles, by experimenting with more than one style to create the perfect next hair trends for summer.

 

Hair trends for summer: Sleek and slicked back

You can create this gorgeous sleek look, only using a comb, hairspray, and some wet-look hair gel. Start off by slightly dampening the top of your hair and just towel dry it so that it’s not dripping wet. Comb the hair at your forehead back, then using hair gel slowly pat it through the top and sides of your hair. You can then comb it and spray a light layer of hairspray over the top to keep it secure. Khloe Kardashian absolutely nailed this look. Voila!

Hair trends for summer

Slicked back hair

Short and sweet blunt cut

Short hair is back! Girls all over the world are cutting their long flowing locks for a substantial change to the short sweet blunt cut. Think of Beyonce’s most recent commitment to the blunt cut trend, we love her just as much with short hair as we do with her big beautiful mane! To achieve this hairstyle, go to your hairdresser and request “the blunt cut” ensuring that you be specific about what length you’re after aswell. Let your hairdresser work their magic!

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Blunt cut

The perfect pony

We LOVE this hair trend. It’s super cute, stylish and always perfect for when the summer season rolls around. This is because it’s guaranteed to always keep you cool, calm and collected. Our favourite pony was spotted on the beautiful Olivia Wilde, we love how elegant and timeless this style looks on her. Our favourite part is that it’s always casual and always glamorous and one of the easiest hair styles to create. Simply tie your hair up to whatever height you desire, then style suited to your preferences!

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The perfect pony

We hope this little post has given you a detailed insight into some of the biggest hair trends for summer.

 

How to curl hair extensions

The curls are back! Are you tired of the same flat, boring hair styles? Well get excited because big beautiful and bouncy curls are making a well approved comeback – just in time for this upcoming summer. We’ve gathered together a few quick and easy tips on how to create, style and maintain the biggest beautiful curls you’ve ever seen. Read on further for more information on how to curl hair extensions.

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Curly hair

 How to curl your hair extensions: Crimping

Crimped hair was one of the biggest trends in hair and rose in mainstream popularity during the “highly fashionable” 80′s. The best thing about hair crimping is that you don’t even need a hair crimper to achieve this look – you can achieve the exact same look with a hair straightener!

1) Start the hair crimping process by braiding parts of your hair into three different braids and then tying them up with hair elastics. 

2) Then press your hair straightener (this may work best with a GHD)  onto the three braids you have just created and slide along as if you were straightening your hair. 

3) Remove all hair elastics and you will then have 80′s style crimped hair!

How to curl hair extensions

Crimped hair

How to curl hair extensions: Loose waves

Loose waves are a great hair style for that little-to-no-effort effect, creating a subtle head of loose curls perfect for this upcoming season. Loose curls or waves have been one of the most popular trends in hair as they are not too over the top but still cute and casual. We show you how to curl your hair extensions in the next few steps below!

1) Once again, all you need to achieve loose curls or waves is a hair straightener. Be sure to start your loose curls by applying a heat protector over your hair and also clipping or tying up sections of your hair that you will curl later. 

2) Start by taking a section of your hair and spraying it with hair spray to ensure it will stay in place while you are curling the other sections.

3) Clamp your hair straightener halfway down your hair and twist the section away from your face until you reach the ends of your hair. 

4) Keep in mind that the faster you slide down on your hair, the softer the curl will be. Pressing down slower on the section of hair will create a bigger and more defined curl.

5) You can then brush through your curled sections of hair with a soft bristled brush to create a looser, and fluffier head of curls.

How to curl hair extensions

Loose curls


How to curl hair extensions: Big bouncy curls

The big beautiful curls have made a return! We’re seeing more and more girls with hair styled to the roof with the biggest bounciest curls you have ever seen! Perfect for a night out or the end of year formal, we’ve got your easiest instructions for how to curl your hair extensions.

1) Start by heating up your GHD hair straightener or curling wand. Make sure that if you’re hair is on the thicker side, you adjust the temperature to be slightly hotter so that the heat will transfer through all the hair. When reading how to curl hair extensions, the temperature of your styling tool is always in important factor in how your style will look once complete.

2) Ensure that all your hair is dry before you apply any heat. Use a heat protector over the top for extra protection against excessive heat damage. 

3) Separate the hair into sections, this is so that the hair can be styled as quickly as possible, as the curling process can be a timely process. 

4) Clip the top half of the hair up so that you can begin styling the bottom section of the hair. Wrap sections of your hair (one by one), holding it still on the wand and then release within 5-10 seconds. Repeat the process until all hair sections are complete.

how to curl hair extensions

Big curls

You now have big glamorous curls, styled to last you all night. You now know how to curl hair extensions! Watch the short clip below for a more detailed tutorial.

 

 

Caring for hair extensions

Maintaining and caring for hair extensions is one of our most frequently asked questions here at the ZALA headquarters. We are known worldwide for our friendly customer service assistance and our gorgeous high grade, triple wefted and double drawn human hair extensions. Whether it’s brushing, styling, storing or washing your ZALA hair extensions, we’ve gathered all of the quickest tips and tricks on washing, maintaining and caring for hair extensions. Read on below for further info!

 

caring for hair extensions

Caring for hair extensions

 

1) Brushing and shedding: caring for hair extensions

Brushing your hair extensions and caring for hair extensions is so important in maintaining the high grade quality of the extensions as it keeps the hair feeling silky and fresh by ensuring no stray hairs are laying tangled throughout the set of extensions. This excess hair can also be referred to as “shedding”. Shedding is very normal with hair extensions, just like your own hair. Some shedding is to be expected when you first open up your set and brush it through in the first one or two wears however this should slow down from then on. It is due to excess hair which was not 100% secured in the making. Although we allow for 3-5% hair loss in the weight of your set – in the exact same way your natural hair would shed on a normal day.

 

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Brushing hair

 

2) Washing hair extensions

ZALA hair extensions can be washed, just like any other high quality hair extensions. Please note that washing does shorten the life of extensions as they are not receiving the natural oils from the roots and scalp like your natural hair would do so. Here at ZALA, we recommend a wash to be done on your ZALA set once every four months. This will help sustain the health and quality of the hair, while not using too much product on it too frequently at the same time. A great product to increase the longevity of your hair extensions would definitely be any gentle and nourishing sulphate free and pro moisture shampoo or conditioner. This will ensure moisture and silkiness is divided evenly throughout the hair extensions.

 

 

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Washing hair

 

3) Styling hair extensions

The styling methods you are using on your set of ZALA hair extensions will always plays a significant part towards the quality of the set. Caring for hair extensions is extremely important. As the excessive use of a hair straightener, hair dryer or curling wand will result in unwanted damage to the hair leaving split ends, matting, excessive shedding and may also result in a slight colour change (due to heat damage). Braiding your hair extensions or wearing them in a low ponytail will always be two of the healthiest and safest hair styles for your ZALA hair extensions as you will not be using any harsh heat styling tools on the hair. You may also like to try curling your hair once very neatly so that the next few times that you use your hair extensions, the curls will have dropped slightly – causing a wavy effect.

 

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Styling hair

 

4) Storing hair extensions

When storing your ZALA hair extensions, always ensure that you have brushed through the hair, leaving them fresh and tangle free before you begin packing them away for storage. Also make sure your hair is completely dry before you store them. This is because they will not dry properly (causing them to kink) and will also result in an unpleasant odour if stored away while still wet. Always ensure that the hair extensions you are storing are being stored in a cool dry and dark place as too much exposure to sunlight can cause in a lighter colour change to the set of extensions. Storing inside a wardrobe or cupboard in a flat position will keep them looking as natural as possible.

 

caring for hair extensions

Storing hair

 

Quick and easy hairstyles

Running late to work or school? We understand! Beat the everyday morning rush of finding an outfit for the day and brushing and straightening those messy locks with these quick and easy hairstyles perfect for a day at school or the office! The ZALA team have come up with these super cute hair do’s for girls with all hair types, including long, short, curly or straight. Keep reading below for step by step instructions and a tutorial for how to complete these gorgeous quick and easy hairstyles.

Quick and easy hairstyles: The low pony wrap

We LOVE this photo and not just because it’s Beyonce.. this super easy and comfortable hairstyle is a perfect hair for a hot summery day. Keep your hair looking fresh with this cool wrap-around styled pony which can be worn beautifully with medium to long length hair.

1. Tie your hair up into a low ponytail using a secure hair tie.

2. Take one long strand from the ponytail you have just made and wrap it around so that it covers the entire hair tie.

3. Slip the ends of the strand behind and underneath the hair tie. (You can also use a bobby pin to keep this part secure)

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Low pony wrap

The bohemian braid

This super chic bohemian-style braid is perfect for those summer days spent outside enjoying the weather. Isabel Lucas works this easy-to-manage hair do with the perfect blend of balayage at the ends of her hair. Use this super chic bohemian braid as an easy to do hairstyle perfect for summer.

1. Messily curl the medium to long ends of your hair, running a brush or comb through the end once curled for a perfect messy and dropped curl look.

2. Part your hair in the middle or wherever you prefer your part to sit, taking the longest strand starting from where the part starts, twisting it back with a bobby pin.

3. You can also use more bobby pins on the other side of your hair to hold back any loose bits.

five quick and easy hairstyles

Bohemian Braid

We hope you have enjoyed this easy guide for quick and easy hairstyles! Please visit here for more info on styling.

How to style hair extensions

Styling your own hair extensions can be quite a tricky and stressful task, especially if you are getting ready for a night out and aren’t too sure how to achieve the right look suited to your styling preferences. When trying to figure out how to style hair extensions, the ideas are endless. Whether you prefer bouncy curls, mermaid waves, cute up-dos or sleek and straight tresses, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to achieve the most popular hairstyles and how to style hair extensions.

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Styling hair extensions

Tips and tricks: How to style hair extensions

Tease it tall!

Clip in hair extensions are great when it comes to big volume made by teasing your hair. Be confident in teasing your hair by buying a set of clip in hair extensions that you can use as extra volume if your hair is fine and thin. Give yourself glam, voluminous hair by teasing the hair around the crown of your head and taming it so that it sits accordingly with your natural hair and the extensions, blending thoroughly.

how to style hair extensions

Teased hair

Wonderful waves of hair

When asked how to style hair extensions, our favourite recommendation is always a curling wand or straightener. You can create endless amounts of hair styles including waves and curls by the correct use of a heat styling tool. Blend your natural highlights through your extensions with something wild and wavy!

how to style hair extensions

Wild and wavy

The cute and simple up-do

Be creative and instead of the usual curls, straighten your set of extensions (making sure they blend correctly with your also straightened natural hair) and apply them backwards into the hair, then tie up your hair into a high ponytail up do. Use a stylish boho head chain by ZALA for the ultimate elegant and draped effect. This will give you the perfect Rapunzel hair every girl dreams of!

how to style hair extensions

Dyed and daring

Don’t be afraid.. Be daring and different! Style your new set of hair extensions buy using a brightly or pastel coloured wash out dye such as fairy pink, lavender or minty green for a quirky dip-dye hair do perfect on a set of our Ice Queen Platinum Blonde hair extensions. You will be the centre of attention when your bright hair colour pops against your natural shade, attracting the eyesight of everyone around you.

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Dyed and daring

Silky and straight

Last but not least, and probably the most popular – Nothing compliments hair extensions more than a beautiful sleek and straight hair do. Show off those long gorgeous tresses by straightening your own hair as well as your hair extensions and wearing them out long silky and straight. Everyone wants silky straight hair!

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Silky and straight

For more info on how to style hair extensions, please watch the video below!

 

 

 

How to fix damaged hair

Here at ZALA, we understand the ongoing struggle of not being able to achieve your favourite hairstyles due to dry, unruly and frizzy hair. Dull and lifeless hair are the unfortunate results of over styling or excessive heat damage, including a poor diet! Keep your hair tamed, beautiful and under your control by following our five greatest tips on how to fix damaged hair.

 What causes hair damage?

The three most common causes of damaged hair include the excessive use of the flat iron, blow drying, bleaching and colouring. The heat in a hair straightener or blow dryer effect the hair by changing the hydrogen bonds which hold the hair together, causing it to appear dull and lifeless. Bleaching and over colouring damage the cuticle of the hair by the chemicals involved removing all natural and existing pigment.

how to fix damaged hair

Blow dryer causing heat damage

 

Five ways for how to fix damaged hair

1. Don’t wash your hair too often

Washing your hair daily will dry your hair out and will not give your hair the opportunity to produce your own natural oils your hair requires to stay healthy. Try washing it three times a week, it will improve your hair’s overall health within days.

2. Wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water

Washing your hair with only lukewarm or cold water creates flat hair shafts, causing a shiny and glossy appearance throughout your hair. Sometimes constant hot water can be too harsh!

how to fix damaged hair

Wash hair in lukewarm water

3. Stop using heat styling products

Learn to start treating your hair gently by reducing the use of heat styling products such as hair straighteners/irons, curling wands, and blow dryers. This sizzles the hair and causes excessive and unwanted dryness – stopping your hair from looking its healthiest.

4. Get a regular trim

Getting a trim every so often on your damaged split ends will help your hair achieve greater results over time. Cutting off the split ends ensures the hair will always look healthy and replenished – and will even make the hair appear like it is growing at quite a rapid rate.

5. Start using healthy products on your hair

Nothing will make your hair happier than a good protein treatment and/or natural oil applied to provide moisture and to help rebuild your hair’s natural keratin. You can also make your own homemade deep conditioning treatments such as the egg, coconut oil, olive oil and honey treatment to repair and restore moisture in dry, damaged hair. Just blend all ingredients and apply to wet hair, then leave overnight!

 

how to fix damaged hair

Honey and coconut oil

We hope this post has helped your on your journey to beautiful healthy hair. For more info on hair care products that will help you with how to fix damaged hair, please visit our hair care page here.

 

 

 

 

 

Hair styles for long hair

Here they are, the highly anticipated top hair styles for long hair. Maintaining and styling long hair can be quite a difficult task, and the ideas and styling techniques are endless. Through a bit of consistent researching, we’ve gathered a few of the latest and greatest hair styles for long hair. Here at ZALA, we’ve put together a few simple tips and techniques to get you practicing new hair styles for long hair just in time for this year’s summer season.

Benefits of long hair

Long hair is great in that you are entitled to a substantial amount of different styling techniques to play with – take full advantage of all the different looks and styles you are able to create using your long flowing locks of hair. And for the girls with too many curls, forget using that harsh straightener everyday and grow out your hair! The longer and heavier the hair, the more your curls will drop and hair will straighten out. Read on below for further ideas great for hair styles for long hair. Be the envy of every girl this summer with long beautiful tresses. You can also create this gorgeous look with some of our extra thick, triple wefted, 100% human remy hair here at ZALA hair. 

Hair styles for long hair:

1) The messy side braid

Side braids are great in that they create a seemingly effortless look of glamour – A tip for creating the perfect braid is to tease your hair for the ultimate amount of hair volume before you start to braid it.

hair styles for long hair

Side braid

2) The sock bun

The sock bun is a perfect way to cool down over summer with all that long hair lifted up off the back of the neck. Create a classy, elegant top knot perfect for beating the summer heat.

hair styles for long hair

Sock Bun

 

3) The perfect pony

This super simple and sleek ponytail is ideal for anyone after that slight change from long flowing hair always messy and tangled. Use a styling tool such as a hair straightener for the straightest tresses perfect for wrapping around the bundled hair and creating your sleekest pony up-do.

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Perfect Ponytail

 

4) The up & down

This look is perfect for those indecisive girls who can’t pick between the hair up or hair down hairstyle – Try both! This rapunzel inspired “up & down” hair style has a princess perfect effect and takes little to no extra maintenance once all tied up.

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Up & Down

 

5) Mermaid waves

Mermaid waves are perfect for this year’s summer season, and are quite easy to make using a hair straightener or simple curling wand. Loosen the curls with your fingers and then use a little hairspray over the top for the ultimate beachy mermaid tresses.

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Mermaid Waves

 

Below we’ve included a short two minute video with instructions on how to create the perfect sock bun. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

How to fix a bad hair day

Here at ZALA, we’ve agreed to all having experienced those bad hair days where our hair just won’t cooperate. Whether your hair is too oily, messy, dry, flat, or too frizzy, we’ve got the perfect tips for you. Enjoy waking up everyday knowing your hair is going to shine and prosper. We’ve come up with 5 easy tips that’ll teach you just how to fix a bad hair day.

Why do we have bad hair days?

Bad hair days are usually caused by the condition of your hair on that day. This could be the changes in your hormone levels and also the humidity of the weather. Believe it or not, but even excessive use of shampoo or conditioner, hair styling products such as gels, sprays, hair straighteners and hair dryers can cause your hair to be too difficult to style.

So, how do we prevent it?: How to fix a bad hair day

All factors such as weather, sleeping patterns, and all round styling methods can be the main cause of your bad hair days. The ZALA team have taken a close study to the wide variety of hair types, style preferences and lifestyle and have come up with five great ways for how to fix a bad hair day. Keep reading for further info on how to fix a bad hair day.

1) Accessorise:

One of the greatest ways to get rid of those bad hair days are our cute and sweet hair accessories we use from day to day. Use a stand-out hair accessory like a diamante hair drop or a simple headband to draw the focus away from the condition of your hair in seconds. Visit our ZALA hair accessory page here for all the latest trends in hair accessories.

how to fix a bad hair day

ZALA flower head crown

2) Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoo is a great way to get rid of that irritating oiliness that occurs throughout the roots of the hair. This happens when the hair is not washed as often. Spray a little to the roots of your hair and watch your hair turn to fresh and dry within seconds!

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Results of dry shampoo

3) Straighten your hair:

The best way to get out those bed-time hair kinks is your trusty hair straightener. While we sleep, the friction and constant tossing and turning can cause hair to flatten and stiffen in certain positions. Use a straightener to press out those kinks to achieve a freshly styled look.

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Straighten our your kinks

4) Braid it:

What better way to hide that unnecessary frizz and flatness than a cute girly braid! Braids are great for medium to long hair and can be done using various styles and techniques. You can turn a bad hair day into the best hair day with a beautiful princess braid, flowing through your hair.

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Hair braid

 

5) Hair extensions:

Last but not least – hair extensions! Have a fantastic hair day with a glamorous set of our ZALA clip in hair extensions. Add to the length of your hair by choosing one of our 20/24/26/30″ sets. Go from boring to beautiful with one of these great volume additions to your hair. We can guarantee you’ll never have to look up how to fix a bad hair day again!