Hair Horoscopes with ZALA

Hair Horoscopes = ZALA Hairoscopes.

Hair Horoscopes. What is your hair’s destiny? A strong, luscious, full head of hair is something every girl wants, Find out below from our expert what your Hair Horoscope is!
 

Hair Horoscopes

CAPRICORN

Capricorns are self-disciplined and very practical in terms of their hair. They are always well put together! They have a classic style and rarely change it. Capricorns love a neat hairstyle that stays in place all day. Updo styles are always a great option as they represent elegance and class which is everything a Capricorn stands for. They enjoy spending time on their hair in order to achieve the perfection they crave. Try our clip in ponytails for something classic and elegant.

AQUARIUS

Aquarians are said to be original, outgoing, intelligent, and willing to embrace the out-of-the-ordinary. They tend to be independent individuals who like to follow their own trends. Aquarians are rebellious in terms of style and enjoy changing it often. As they are unpredictable, a style with versatility is required. Why not try one of our festival hairstyles for an everyday look!

PISCES

Pisceans are quite dedicated to their personal style. They are always on top of their roots and rarely miss an appointment. Pisces girls are very sure of what they want and aren’t afraid to go for it. They love lots of colour in their wardrobe and their hair! ZALA has a wonderful range of Balayage Hair extensions so you can add colour to your hair without damaging your natural hair!

ARIES

Aries are very daring and adventurous when it comes to their hair. They want it to stand out as a fashion statement. Open to suggestion, they thrive on challenges! The 30-inch clip in extensions is our most daring product perfect for the Aries girl! 

TAURUS

Taurus hairstyles may take a little longer to perfect. It takes years to get the length they want, and a simple last-minute trim can be more trouble than originally planned. Why wait when you can have instant volume with ZALA hair extensions! Learn to create new styles by adjusting styling techniques and keeping hair healthy with a regular wash.

GEMINI

Gemini girls just know that great hair days affect successful days. Hair affects mood, so when Gemini’s want a mood change they just restyle their hair and jumpstart their day – it always works. ZALA Hair clip in hair extensions is the perfect instant glam add for length and volume!

CANCER

Cancer is a water sign and what better symbolizes that than long beautiful waves? Embrace the nature of your hair and use your curling wand to your advantage. Curls draw on the elegance of the Cancer’s charm and keeping their hair long expresses their femininity.

LEO

Leos are brave and embrace change. They think outside the box and are always ready to plunge into creative and daring hairstyles, especially if it goes with hair colour. Leos love to be noticed and because of this, they take extra time mastering their hairstyles. Make sure to get colour matched by the ZALA team!

VIRGO

Virgos are very practical girls who know how to be patient. When it comes to their daily routine their pursuit of perfection gets in the way of many things, especially hair! With this in mind, Virgo girls; maintain your hair extensions with our Revive Me Treatment for that perfect look!

LIBRA

A dreamer and idealist; art is one of their special interests. However, Libras have to look their best. They are outgoing and open minded and love a challenge in the beauty world. Don’t be fooled because of their indecisiveness; they might just need a little push to get them started…a good old fashioned insta stalk will have them aspiring for new luscious locks! 

SCORPIO

Scorpios are exciting and courageous people who do not shy away from challenges. It is because of this that they have a tendency to add flair to anything they do and that includes their hairstyles. The dramatic Scorpio is difficult to surprise because of their love for change yet they are self-critical. ZALA has various lengths for you to experiment with. 

SAGITTARIUS

Sagittarians needs a glamorous style in order to fit into their social life. This is because more than any other hair horoscopes’ they tend to follow the trends. They are risk takers and love to change their style frequently. Although eager to reinvent themselves, they always have to think things through before taking the plunge. They are great at adapting to any style but need versatility because they are always on the go. 

Let us know if your hair horoscopes spoke to your inner hair goddess in the comments below!
PUBLISHED 15TH APRIL 2018

Ethically Sourced: ZALA Hair

Ethically Sourced

Ethically Sourced? Absolutely!

At ZALA we believe it’s important to be transparent and honest with our customers, so please allow us to take you behind the curtain. Spoiler alert; ZALA Hair IS ethically sourced.
Behind our products

Is ZALA Hair ethically sourced and where does it come from?

All ZALA hair is ethically sourced. We source from two main areas – Eastern Europe & Asia. All our hair is purchased from healthy adults who agree to sell their hair in advance to our special buyers, often arranged months in advance. Our donors receive money that is often significantly higher than average. This can often equal up to months worth of pay in their local currency. Being ethically sourced is so very important to us so we take great pride in knowing that working directly with these communities provides much-needed funds for our donors. This means that their everyday living needs are covered from a source of income that does not require any labour.
We take the different stages of our supply chain seriously because it is important to us that we ensure an exceptional product. We can locate the origin of all of our sourced hair before it’s taken to our factory & made into our fantastic different ZALA shades.

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Is ZALA Hair really human hair?

At ZALA, we are extremely passionate about hair!
We only supply the highest grade and best thickness composition of hair on the market. Have you experienced hair extensions which go super thin towards the ends? This is due to a poor composition of short to long hairs used that a lot of our competitors offer. At ZALA, we focus on the end result which is making your hair look amazing. We use 100% grade Remy human hair. You can expect silky, soft, healthy hair. This is because our quality IS our reputation, and our reputation speaks for itself. If you’re not sure what Remy hair is, don’t worry, we gotchu.

Remy Hair?

Remy Hair

Remy Hair is when all hair strands follow the same direction so there will be no tangling and matting. With true high-quality Remy hair, because the hair collected is healthy; the cuticles intact and all cuticles flow in the same direction from root to the tip. It is because of that that all of our hair extensions are made from silky, soft human Remy Hair which means it can be treated just like your own hair.

Where is ZALA Hair made and what are the conditions like?

All of our ZALA products are made in our factory in Asia. So one of our top priorities is taking care of the environment. We actively work to minimize the carbon footprint of manufacturing whilst ensuring strict quality control so as to provide our premium quality & our award-winning products. Our factory is a spacious, airy and bright facility, we use up to date methods which provide comfortable and fair conditions because it’s important to us that the locals benefit from working there.
 Australian Owned
If you'd like to learn more, feel free to reach out to our team at any time!

 

PUBLISHED 13TH APRIL 2018

Busy Hair Hacks

Short on time all the time? These Busy Hair Hacks are your answer to having effortless and gorgeous hair without the need to commit all your time or effort into your look.

busy hair hacks

Busy Hair Hacks

We have all been in that predicament where we sacrifice our looks because we slept in. Personally, Stranger Things 2 is to blame for being so addictive leading to an all night long Netflix binge. These Busy Hair Hacks will guide you to on how you can style your hair into gorgeous looks in no time at all!

Busy hair Hacks

Style your extensions the night before!

Just do it. You will thank yourself in the morning when you have more time to sleep in and eat some breakfast. One trick we love doing is curling your extensions earlier and using our Protect Me Hanger to store them throughout the night or journey. Whichever you are preparing for, you can view our curling tutorial here which is perfect for styling curls the night before.

Instantly add highlights with a lighter set of extensions

busy hair hacks

Busy Hair Hacks

Ashlee creates instant highlights by matching a set of extensions to her natural hair colour and adding a lighter shade of extensions to create highlights. (Products featured are Dark Chocolate #2 and Caramel #10. Each 5 pieces and 20″ long.

Don’t have time to see a hairdresser? By purchasing 2 sets of hair 5 Piece Clip Extensions, each a different shade, you can achieve an instant highlighted look. To achieve this, we recommend buying a hair extension shade that matches your current hair, and a shade of your choice to create a highlighted look. This Busy Hair Hack will also prevent you from dying your natural hair and in doing so will keep it healthy.

High and sleek

When all else fails, nothing beats a high and sleep up do. Tame your frizzy, unwashed hair easily with a high and sleek look.

Busy Hair Hacks

To achieve a high sleek look, such as a ponytail or bun, you will need the following:

1: Soft Bristle Brush

2: Hair Spray

3: Hair Elastics

4: Bobby Pins

You can watch our ponytail tutorial here:

PUBLISHED 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

Hairstyles to Compliment your Jewellery

Here at ZALA we love a piece of statement jewellery and we understand you need the perfect hair to match. Check out our favourite hairstyles to compliment your jewellery look. Whether you’re sporting a choker, a major pair of hoops or statement necklace… we have a hairstyle to match!

Hairstyles to Compliment your Jewellery

hairstyles to compliment your jewellery

Statement Earrings

hairstyles to compliment your jewellery

To compliment a beautiful pair of statement earrings, we love side swept curls. This will draw attention to your earrings for an elegant look. This is perfect for formal occasions such as proms, weddings and birthdays! Follow ZALA’s side swept tutorial below for an extra special side swept hairstyle.

Chokers

hairstyles to compliment your jewellery

To show off your favourite choker, try a sleek high ponytail. This style is popular with celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kourtney Kardashian and is a simply yet beautiful way to compliment a choker necklace. You can see ZALA’s top tips to getting a sleek ponytail here. You can also check out a useful tutorial on how to apply ZALA’s ponytail extensions below:

Statement Necklace

hairstyles to compliment your jewellery

Beautiful voluminous waves are the perfect way to compliment your statement necklace. Voluminous beachy waves will add even more drama to your look while keeping it relaxed and casual. We love this style for bohemian festival inspired looks. ZALA clip in and a tape extensions are the perfect way to achieve these beachy curls. For an added twist try our Coachella inspired braided waves look:

Hoops

hairstyles to compliment your jewellery

When it comes to hoops, we like to keep things simple. Here at ZALA we always rock sleek and straight hair with hoops but are always sure to add dramatic length with our ZALA extensions! This look is super simple and easy to achieve, perfect for casual days or last minute looks.

For more useful hair care and styling tips as well as the latest trends, visit the ZALA blog.

Be sure to stay in touch via our Instagram @zala_hair_extensions – and don’t forget to hashtag your photos #zalahairextensions for the chance to be ZALA’s girl of the month!

 

PUBLISHED 7TH NOVEMBER 2017

Tips for the Perfect Sleek Ponytail

We are loving the high and low sleek ponytail styles being rocked by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and Rihanna so we have brought you the best tips for the perfect sleek ponytail. Use these tips to get a smooth, sleek ponytail look and say goodbye to those annoying fly aways!

Tips for the Perfect Sleek Ponytail

tips for the perfect sleek ponytail

tips for the perfect sleek ponytail

It is important to start with freshly washed, clean hair. When drying your hair, we recommend blow drying in the same direction as your intended ponytail as this will help keep the style in place. Starting with clean hair will also add shine to the hair, enhancing the sleek look. Clean and smooth hair is also easier to slick back free from any unwanted kinks or bumps.

tips for the perfect sleek ponytail

If you’re rocking a low ponytail, the part is an essential element in creating the sleek look. For a dead straight part like Kimmy K, use a tail comb! This is the easiest way to trace out your straight part and section away any out-of-place strands.

tips for the perfect sleek ponytail

Applying a small amount of gel around your hairline will flatten down any baby hairs and loose strands. This gel can be gently brushed back towards the crown to create a sleek texture. Be careful not to use too much as this will weigh down the hair; instead apply a small amount at the hairline and use the excess to slick back the rest of the head.

tips for the perfect sleek ponytail

Using a teasing brush is the handiest tool to achieve a super sleek ponytail look. Combs or bristle brushes will separate sections of your hair however thinner, teasing brushes have smaller soft bristles that assist in creating one smooth, flat surface.

tips for the perfect sleek ponytail

It is important to secure your sleek look with the help of a little hair spray. Hairspray will once again, secure any loose hairs and ensure your ponytail stays sleek and perfect all night (or day) long!

You can find tutorials for our high and low ponytail looks below:

How to Apply ZALA’s Ponytail Extensions for a High Ponytail Look

How to Apply ZALA’s Ponytail Extensions for a Low Ponytail Look

ZALA has ponytails available in both our 100% Human Hair and Keratin Pro ranges which can be found here.

For more hair tutorials, tips and trends, visit the ZALA blog.

 

PUBLISHED 5TH NOVEMBER 2017

How To Take The Perfect Hair Selfie

We are living for the gram. Can you agree that in your day to day routine, in the back of your mind there is a voice saying “make it Instagram worthy.”  We talk you through taking the most perfect hair selfie.

perfect hair self

How To Take The Perfect Hair Selfie

We’re all now walking with a professional photo studio in our pocket thanks to smartphones with HD cameras and apps that turn you into Beyonce. Read on as we tell you how to nail that perfect hair selfie to ensure all your photos are double tapped.

Perfect Hair Selfie

Warm Light

Perfect Hair Selfie

Warm light is flattering for your skin, makeup, and hair! The advantages of warm light in your selfie is that it creates a natural filter for your portraits and evokes a sense of calm and relaxation, allowing your audience to feel happy when viewing your perfect hair selfie.

Eye Contact

Perfect Hair Selfie Engage with your audience! Looking into the camera, and not at your screen, will draw your audience into your perfect hair selfie. Once your eyes capture your viewers, they will immediately look at your gorgeous ZALA hair! (or once your gorgeous ZALA hair draws in your viewers, they will immediately look into your eyes. Either way…)

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Hair In The Front

Wearing your hair over your shoulders in a nice style such as in curls will allow light to shine off the curves and emphasise your smooth locks! Curls are a perfect style to show off in your selfies.

Want a chance to be featured on our Instagram page? Simply tag @zala_hair_extensions in your perfect hair selfie and use the hashtag #zala_hair_extensions.

Don’t forget to follow us on instagram here:

For more advice and how to’s, check out our Youtube Channel Below! We have made a bunch of videos and playlists to help you achieve the perfect hair selfie:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ZalaHairExtensions/playlists

PUBLISHED 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

Our Spring Hairstyles Lookbook is here! Long hair, flowers, a picnic, and a French Bulldog. It’s the dreamiest combination we all desire this spring. We take you on an adventure in our new spring campaign featuring our girls Sarah and Ashlee.

Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

ICYMI: Ladies get excited! The sun is shining, birds are singing, and your hair can be long, thick, and beautiful. We recently released our Spring Hairstyles Lookbook and you can view it here:

Are you as impressed as we are? (We will accept our Golden Globe award thank you!)

Oh and Pablo was also there but he only made it into the directors cut. Sorry bub. Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

Want to revamp your hair this spring? ZALA Hair extensions are a great way to add length, volume, and thickness to your hair making you feel gorgeous and glamorous.

If we haven’t convinced you yet, you can get a FREE colour match here:
https://www.zalacliphairextensions.com.au/color-match-service
(USA) https://www.zalahair.com/color-match-service

Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

Our beautiful girls Sarah and Ashlee were on the scene to give some gorgeous vibes to our Spring Lookbook campaign. It’s fairly obvious that these gals are stunning!…but we can’t get over how gorgeous their ZALA Hair looks!

Ashlee: Wears her ZALA Dark Choc Brown #2 Quad Weft Clip In Extensions

Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

Dark Chocolate Brown is a perfect shade for Brunettes with darker, warmer tones. This shade is a perfect hair colour for spring for you ladies who were thinking about changing your hair colour.

You can view our tutorial below to achieve Ashlee’s this look:

Sarah: Wearing her ZALA Sunkissed Highlights #10/613 Quadweft 20″ Clip In Extensions

Spring Hairstyles Lookbook

Sunkissed Highlights #10/613 is a combination of our Caramel #10 and our Beachy Blonde #613. This shade is perfect for girls with blonde highlights and light brown undertones.

You can watch our How To Curl Extensions video here:

Want to have beautiful hair this spring? Our customer service team are on standby and ready to answer your questions: [email protected]

PUBLISHED 11TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Hairstyles for your Face Shape

Check out our guide to the most flattering hairstyles for your face shape! Choosing the perfect look can be daunting but ZALA have you covered. Whether you’re blessed with a cute round face or fierce square jawline we have a look for you.

hairstyles for your face shape

Kesey is wearing ZALA clip in extensions in Beachy Blonde #613

Hairstyles for your Face Shape

Heart Shaped:

Made is wearing 20inch ZALA clip in extensions in Honey Beach Highlights #18/613

To compliment a cute heart shaped face, we love side swept curls. This will create the perfect look as it accentuates your eyes and brows and is great for any face with wide brows and a narrow chin.

Oval:

Elle is wearing 20inch ZALA clip in extensions in Chestnut Brown #6

Oval faces are one of the most versatile face shapes with many looks complimenting the shape. Our favourite look for oval faces at ZALA, is long luscious hair with a middle part. This will narrow focus on your gorgeous locks and emphasise your face’s symmetry.

Long:

Tarah is wearing 20inch ZALA clip in extensions in Ice Queen Platinum Blonde #60

For longer face shapes, voluminous, bouncy hair is the perfect look. This will give your face dimension and prevent it from being further elongated. Curling your extensions is a great way to add in volume – we would recommend our Cosmo Curling Wand to create versatile curls and waves.

Square:

hairstyles for your face shape

Cats is wearing the 22inch ZALA human hair ponytail in Honey Blonde #18

Sleek hairstyles are great for square shaped faces. Simple, silky looks will bring attention to sculpted jawlines and sharp cheekbones. We love the sleek ponytails and long straight locks rocked by stars like Kim Kardashian. Our Clip In Ponytails are the perfect way to get this look.

Round:

India is wearing her ZALA clip in extensions in Snickers Highlights #4/12

Medium length hair with messy bangs is perfect for any rounder shaped face. This will elongate the face, giving it a more oval appearance and correct any roundness. We also love loose beachy curls with medium length hair and bangs!

For useful tutorials and product videos, visit the ZALA YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ZalaHairExtensions/featured 

If you are after any other hair advice, you can contact our expert team here.

PUBLISHED 30TH AUGUST 2017

ZALA Now Has A USA Warehouse!

US Babes! You asked and we listened! We have just launched our very own USA Warehouse AND website! If you’re located in the USA, simply visit our new USA site!

USA WAREHOUSE

WE NOW HAVE A USA WAREHOUSE!

Ladies! Stop everything! Did you hear that we have launched a NEW ZALA Warehouse located in the USA, and a website for our beautiful US Customers?!

Well if you didn’t, here’s what you need to know…

FREE GROUND SHIPPING! 

We are offering FREE ground shipping (yes you read that right) on all US orders over $70USD! What’s better than getting your beautiful hair shipped right to your doorstep? Having it shipped for FREE right to your doorstep in 3-5 business days! If you are time sensitive, you can choose our express 2-3 business day shipping option which is just $7.99USD!

PROFESSIONAL COLOUR MATCH 

ZALA Babes, what are you waiting for?! Simply send 2-3 images of your hair up close and in natural light through our colour match form and a team member will promptly respond with a perfect match to one of our gorgeous ZALA shades.

And for the rest of our beautiful customers allover the globe we haven’t forgotten about you either! If you’re after a colour match, feel free to send 2-3 images of your hair in natural light to our colour match service here.

FREE EXCHANGES 

We understand it can be difficult choosing the perfect set online. If you decide the colour is not right for you and you want to exchange, visit www.zalahair.com/exchanges and fill out our super easy form. Within 48 hours a team member will email you a pre-paid shipping label to send your goods back to our US warehouse.

Psst! you can view our returns and exchanges policy here.

and most importantly…

PROMO CODES! 

Ladies, we understand your online shopping needs. Don’t forget to add the promo code TEAMUSA at check out for $10USD off your order over $70USD. Well how about that…

Ladies, we have you covered for gorgeous hair all day, every day.

Don’t forget to check out our colour range video here:

Also don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to keep up with all of our favourite looks from our gorgeous customers around the globe wearing their ZALA hair extensions:

For customer support please feel free to email: [email protected] and a team member will promptly assist you.

PUBLISHED 21ST JULY 2017

Celebrating 50 Thousand Followers

WE’VE HIT 50k FOLLOWERS on Instagram! At ZALA we love to celebrate every milestone achieved and in early July, we passed the 50 thousand follower mark each on Instagram and Facebook. Pretty amazing, right? Read on to take a look at exactly how we were celebrating 50 thousand followers:
CELEBRATING 50 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS

Firstly, we would love to thank every single one of our Instagram and Facebook followers for helping us achieve this milestone! Over the past 5 years we have watched our beautiful customers boost their confidence with their gorgeous ZALA Hair!

Celebrating 50 Thousand Followers

In true ZALA fashion, it was only right that the team celebrated with a Cocktail making class. Want to know what we made? Read on for a glimpse of the amazing cocktails available at Suey Sins Cocktail Bar in Surry Hills.

The Location: Suey Sins Cocktail Bar: Surry Hills Sydney

Celebrating 50 Thousand Followers

As we entered Suey Sins, we were welcomed by the friendly staff and were in awe of the decor and overall theme of the bar. Suey Sins style is a modern twist on pre-war theme.

With no time to waste, we went straight to the bar for a cocktail making class. Our cocktail menu for the evening included three signature cocktails including:

Firstly, The Lust, was a cocktail infused with Dragonfruit for a bright pink hue.

CELEBRATING 50 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS

Espresso Martini, a classic Espresso Coffee flavoured cocktail.

Celebrating 50 Thousand Followers

The ZALA Cocktail, Blue and beautiful and available at Suey Sins for the whole week!

We were run through exactly how to make each of these amazing cocktails, accompanied by THE most amazing food! Overall, the night was a complete success and the team had a great time celebrating 50 Thousand wonderful followers.

Again, we want to thank all our loyal followers who continue to tag us in their shots wearing their ZALA locks! Not part of the ZALA fam? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with our favourite looks and promotions.

Join our 50k+ followers as well as over 200,000 fans worldwide and SHOP ZALA HERE. Our friendly customer service team are on standby and ready to answer your questions about our products or to match you to one of our gorgeous ZALA shades.

PUBLISHED 11TH JULY 2017

Types of Hair Extensions

With so many methods of hair extensions on the market, it can be so easy to get confused and overwhelmed. So, we’ve made it easy and put together a list of all the different types of hair extensions to help you choose the right method for you! Let’s get into all the pro’s and con’s of each, along with our most recommended types of hair extensions.

types of hair extensions

TYPES OF HAIR EXTENSIONS

Before we get into each different method, it’s important to look at the quality of the hair itself! Hair extensions are made from two types of hair – synthetic & human hair.

  • Human hair extensions have many advantages.  They can be heat styled, coloured, toned, colour washed, and treated just like your natural hair. This makes them much easier to work with! They feel silky, soft & shiny and blend seamlessly with natural hair.
  • Synthetic hair extensions, although much cheaper, do not last as long. They are very sensitive to conditions such as sun exposure and moisture in the air. Synthetic materials are very difficult to style, as generally they cannot handle heat styling and cannot be toned/dyed. The texture of synthetic hair is also often known to blend badly with natural hair.

In terms of pricing for synthetic hair, you shouldn’t be paying more than $60-$80. For human hair, it can range from $120-$500. There are also different grades of human hair. At ZALA hair we use the highest professional AAA & AAAAA grade hair for our products to ensure thick, healthy natural extensions which blend discreetly.

It is clear that there are many disadvantages to synthetic hair extensions, therefore we always recommended human hair. This is because it produces the most styling flexibility and natural results! Now, let’s get into all the different types of hair extensions.

CLIP IN

16 inch Rich Mocha #4 ZALA clip in hair extensions

First up on the list, clip in hair extensions! This is one of the most common methods of hair extensions for many reasons. Clip in hair extensions gives natural results, allowing you to customise your result and apply pieces where needed for seamless natural blending. They take minutes to apply and are also super sturdy, secure and comfortable. If applied incorrectly, the wefts can be visible, particularly with thin/fine hair. At ZALA, we have options for all hair types!

HALO

Next up, halo hair extensions. These are another temporary method of extensions which are still quite new to the hair extensions market. As the name suggests, halo hair extensions come in the form of a halo that you apply like a headband. Halo hair extensions are super simple to apply and the wire or band used to hold the hair is usually quite discreet. However, this method is known to be less secure than other methods of temporary hair extensions.

WEAVES/ SEW IN

Weaves/ sew in are essentially sewn into the hair, attaching the wefts into a cornrow of your natural hair. Therefore there is no glue, heat or adhesive required. This method is particularly great for those with super thick and more coarse hair, as often require a lot of hair to disguise. The benefit of weave in hair extensions is that they’re super sturdy and secure once applied, however, they can put a strain on your scalp so they are not ideal for those with fragile hair.

FUSION

Also known as pre-bonded, fusion hair extensions are a semi-permanent method that is bonded to the hair using hair extension glue. Each piece quite small in size and is applied to strands of hair, therefore they are very flexible and seamless in the hair. Although these can be very natural once applied and are easy to style, this method can be extremely damaging due to the glue used. The application must also be performed by a qualified professional and can take approx. 3-4 hours to apply.

MICROBEAD

Micro-bead or micro-link extensions are another semi-permanent methods that are bonded to the hair with a metal ring/bead. This method does not require glue or adhesive, however similar to the previous method, they can be very damaging to the hair due to the heat used. Again, the application and removal process must be performed by a qualified professional and can take hours to apply. Despite being very natural once applied, we wouldn’t recommend this to thin/fragile hair because it can cause breakage.

TAPE

types of hair extensions

Next on the list, tape hair extensions! Tape ins are a significant leap forward in hair extension application and utilise the latest technology of semi-permanent methods. Like the name suggests, they are applied by a tape-like adhesive by sandwiching two pieces over the top of sections of your natural hair. This method of application is super simple and is the quickest and efficient of all semi-permanent hair extensions. The tapes are also super lightweight and comfortable the hair so this method is perfect for those with thin/fine hair types. We offer a full range of premium European tape hair extensions at ZALA, which last up to 8-10 weeks in the hair and can be reapplied multiple times.

PONYTAIL

Finally, ponytail extensions! Similar to hair pieces, ponytail extensions are great for instantly enhancing hairstyles. Not only do they add length and thickness to your pony, they completely transform buns and create the perfect braids. We absolutely love ponytail extensions at ZALA as they are perfect for beginners, are SO easy and take minutes to apply. You can check out our range of ponytail extensions HERE available in over 14 shades and three different lengths.

Which types of hair extensions do you think best suits you? Let us know below! Shop our full range of premium clip in, tape and ponytail extensions HERE for super high quality, thick and healthy 100% human hair.

 

 

PUBLISHED 4TH MAY 2017

How to Remove Tape In Hair Extensions

Let’s talk how to remove tape in hair extensions! We love tape extensions at ZALA for so many reasons – in particular, how easy they are to remove without any damage to your natural hair. Want to know how? Read on for our full guide, video tutorial as well as important tips & tricks.

how to remove tape in hair extensions

HOW TO REMOVE TAPE IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

 

After around 6-8 weeks of wear, you’ll notice the tapes will have moved down a few centimetres due to the growth of your natural hair 🙂 It’s important to remove and re-apply your tapes so that you prolong their lifespan and get the best results. You will need:

  • Tape adhesive solvent – ZALA solvent is the only solvent we recommend to remove tape hair extensions.
  • Sectioning clips
  • Tail comb – this is optional, but can come in handy for separating pieces.
The BEST solvent for removing your tape hair extensions!

The BEST solvent for removing your tape hair extensions!

  1. Start by sectioning off your hair to locate the tape pieces.
  2. Spray a generous amount of ZALA solvent directly onto the tape tabs and let this sit for at least 1-2 minutes.
  3. Then, use your fingers to carefully separate the tape pieces. Keep applying solvent until the tapes come apart easily and slide right out of your hair. This is super important to ensure all pieces are safely removed without any damage 🙂
  4. Sandwich both pieces together and set aside before repeating this method on the rest of your extensions.
  5. Once all pieces have been removed, give your natural hair and the extensions a good shampoo & condition to remove any leftover adhesive and rinse out all solvent. Please note: as ZALA solvent is oil based, it may take 2-3 shampoo’s before all solvent is removed. 

And you’re done! You’re hair extensions are now ready to be re-applied. Did you know, you can re-use your ZALA tape hair extensions 3-4 times? Yep! We have a full guide on exactly how:

 

Shop the full range of ZALA tape hair extensions HERE.

 

PUBLISHED 27TH FEBRUARY 2017

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!

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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.

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

PUBLISHED 20TH FEBRUARY 2017

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.

 

PUBLISHED 14TH FEBRUARY 2017

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]

PUBLISHED 10TH FEBRUARY 2017

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.

PUBLISHED 7TH FEBRUARY 2017

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.

PUBLISHED 3RD FEBRUARY 2017

Weekend Hairstyles

When it comes to your weekend locks, you want something that looks cute but doesn’t take a whole lot of time to style. In need of some weekend hairstyles inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Check out these quick and easy styles that’ll have you weekend ready!

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Weekend Hairstyles

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We LOVE half up styles for the weekend! Especially this effortless half up topknot. Simply use your fingers to section off the top of your hair at above the brow. This doesn’t have to be neat as the look is super relaxed. Secure this in a topknot and pull out pieces of hair from the front to frame your face. You can leave the look here, but we think it’s only complete with a set of ZALA Hair Extensions in 20 or 24 inches.

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When the heat is high and the humidity is too real, a beachy ponytail is our go-to! This will get your locks up and out of your face to brave those super hot summer weekends. Want to know how to get the perfect beachy ponytail in minutes? Say hello to ZALA ponytail extensions! Simply clip, wrap and secure for instant length and thickness. Our ponytail extensions are a must-have for easy weekend locks.

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Finally, double dutch braids. If these aren’t serious weekend hair goals, we don’t know what is! This braided look is perfect if you want to put a little more effort into your locks on your days off. They’re pretty easy to do with enough practice. And, if you still want long locks, you CAN wear your ZALA’s in double dutch braids! Yep, that’s right! It’s all down to placement. We have a full tutorial below to show you how to up your braid game with ZALA hair 😉

 

Which of these weekend hairstyles would you wear? Shop our full range of premium clip in and tape hair extensions HERE to get perfect weekend locks.

PUBLISHED 19TH JANUARY 2017

2017 Hair Trends

Hello 2017! With the New Year comes new trends – yay! So, read on for a heads up on some of the 2017 hair trends that are going to be big. Yep, we’re calling it now!

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2017 Hair Trends #1

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First up, our fave trend for this year. Yep – ultra long hair isn’t going anywhere! Kim K and Rihanna know what’s up and have been spotted rocking extra long locks that sit past the waist. If you want the look, say hello to our premium range of hair extensions! We offer 24, 26 and 30 inch sets at ZALA so you can easily get in on the trend and achieve the long mermaid locks of your dreams. Check out our length guide below to see our 26 inch set in action.

 

2017 Hair Trends #2

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Get out your straightener – sleek, straight hair is back! The key to this trend is pin-straight, ultra shiny locks with a neat centre parting. For a super polished look, use a hair brush whilst straightening your locks. Then finish with hair oil for added shine and a spritz of hairspray to smooth down any flyways. We love how it slims down the face and makes any outfit look super stylish.

2017 Hair Trends #3

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This year, it’s all about going low with your ponytail! 2017 is going to embrace the ‘less is more’ concept more than ever! We’ve already seen a heap of low chic ponies paired with minimalist accessories and are in LOVE. Think a black ribbon or rope to secure your low pony. This trend is super quick and easy which is good news for us lazy girls or those who need a fast style!

Which is your favourite of these 2017 hair trends? We can’t wait to see what other trends this year has to offer!

PUBLISHED 10TH JANUARY 2017

How to Blend Hair Extensions with Thick Hair

Wanting to add length to your naturally thick hair, but struggling blending your hair extensions? Never fear! Our guide on how to blend hair extensions with thick hair will have everyone thinking those long locks are all your own.

How to Blend Hair Extensions with Thick Hair

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAIR EXTENSIONS

HAIR QUALITY

First things first, it’s important to consider the type of hair extensions you are using. The best hair extensions to blend with thick hair are no doubt 100% Human Remy Hair Extensions! Not only are these completely safe to style, they provide a super natural finish as the cuticles are intact and aligned in the same direction. This mimics the look of your natural hair, making the extensions undetectable once applied.

THICKNESS

Ever noticed that obvious line between your natural hair and the extensions? Yep, this is one of the most telltale signs! Our top tip on how to blend hair extensions with thick hair is to ensure they match the thickness of your natural hair. We recommend ZALA clip in hair extensions triple or quad weft 9 piece sets. These have not one, but three or four wefts sewn into each piece to create an extra thick set, perfect for thick hair types!

If you’re looking to lengthen your locks, then you’ll also need to make sure the extensions are thick to the very ends. A sign of poor quality hair extensions are thin, ratty ends which make it extremely difficult to blend with thick hair. At ZALA, all our hair extensions are double drawn for equal thickness from top to tip. This ensures plenty of hair to work with for seamless natural blending

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BLENDING & STYLING FOR SEAMLESS BLENDING

Once you’ve chosen the perfect set for your hair, it’s all down to blending & styling. Styling is super important to ensure the extensions are completely undetectable once applied. For a sleek look, go over your locks and the extensions with a straightener to blend any kinks. Otherwise, our go-to look for a super natural finish are definitely curls! Curls are amazing at concealing any harsh lines and make it so easy to achieve seamless blending with thick hair. When styling hair extensions with thick hair types, the ZALA Cosmo Wand is our most recommend curling wand.

 

What are your tips on how to blend hair extensions with short hair? Shop the full range of ZALA hair extensions HERE.

PUBLISHED 6TH JANUARY 2017