5 Easy Hair Extension Styles

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimised by a bad hair day?

Ugh! They always creep up when you least expect it! So we find that the best defence against BHDs (Bad Hair Days) is to be PREPARED. And girl, we’ve got the best tricks to have up your sleeve!

Flawless-looking hairstyles require some practice and volume. Don’t you just love how easy that sounds, I think we all know that achieving volume is a little more challenging than it seems! So if your 5 minute up-do comes out looking a little more like Miss Trunchbull than the gorgeous messy bun of your dreams, we’ve got you covered.

The good news is that if your hair is on the thinner side or you desire to have longer, voluminous, thick hair, Zala hair extensions have got you covered. The better news is that we have SO many options online for you to find some extensions that are perfect for you.

Long story short: Zala Hair Extensions = Instant Volume!

But we don’t just have hair extensions, read on to learn a few chic hairstyles, so you can look stunning for every occasion.

It’s recommended to invest in high-quality, 100 percent human hair extensions when you try out different hairstyles, since synthetic wefts come with styling limitations.

Once you have your set of human hair extensions, whether you grabbed clip-in extensions, or you had your hairdresser fit your Zala Tapes, here are some easy hairstyles you can master in no time. These hairstyles work with most types of human hair extensions:

1. Breezy Beach Waves

Beautiful beach waves with NO hot tools? SIGN ME UP!

This beautiful hairstyle is the easiest of all hairstyles to achieve with extensions. The best part is that you can even create those stunning waves without using hot tools like flat irons or curlers.

To begin, make two-strand twists across the blend of your extensions and natural hair and secure them to your head with bobby pins. Then, spray some water on top before heading to bed.

When you wake up the following day, you’ll be surprised to see those perfect wavy effects on your hair. Make sure to use a gentle hair-setting spray to lock the style in for the entire day.

Then you can LITERALLY say “I woke up like dis”.

2. The Oh-so-Glam Side-Swept Braid

Sometimes you just NEED to keep your hair out of your face and sometimes you just ended to hide the fact that you probably needed to wash your hair like 2-3 days ago… your secret is safe with us.

Here’s an easy-peasy hairstyle to rock with your hair extensions: the side-swept braid!

Unlock cool girl status on your busiest days. This one is the ultimate for looking like you actually made an effort, without really putting in all that much effort. Love that for us.

This hairstyle goes all the way to the back of your head, where you have to secure it with a band or use a clip if you prefer to keep your hair open.

Start by making a center or side hair part. Then, braid your locks to get a classic, stylish look. Keep braiding to your comfort point, add more hair as you move back, and stop where you wish. Braid all the way down till the end of your extensions for a polished look, or stop braiding about halfway down for a cute boho vibe. Finally, secure the end with a hair elastic and tidy up that braid with some pins.

You can use a spray to set the baby hair strands and that’s it—ta-Da!

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3. The Classic Low Ponytail

Who doesn’t like a well-done ponytail? But if your natural hair looks limp and sad in a ponytail, then throw in hair extensions to add some sparkle. This hairstyle is your best bet if you’re a working woman who struggles with messy hair.

It is a good idea to use clip-in extensions for this look. Create a side or center part, and then pull your hair into a sleek ponytail.

Make sure to comb your front hair while keeping it neat, and use a teasing comb to add more volume. And finally, use a hair tie to complete the look.

PRO TIP #1: Tie that pony TIGHT ladies – a tight elastic helps keep the volume and prevents you looking like you’ve just finished at high school PE!

PRO TIP #2: Grab a piece of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic, then secure it in place with a bobby pin. This completely elevates that pony and takes you to pro status in a pinch.

Want to polish your classic low ponytail further? Consider using a curler or straightener to curl your fringe (if you don’t have fringe you can still curl the parts of your hair that frame your face). This is the best way to make your hair look super polished and done up with minimal effort!

Knowing how to use clip-in hair extensions will get all those stunning pony hairstyles sorted. But don’t worry, because clip-in wefts are the easiest of all extensions to apply and remove.

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4. The Voluminous Messy Bun

Putting hair up when you have extensions is a great idea! It adds volume to your hair, looks natural, and doesn’t require much (if any) touch-up thereafter. But the key here is to install your extensions in the correct position. You may need to install them in the opposite direction that you normally would when wearing your hair down. We recommend clip-ins for this one as well because they’re versatile and easy to apply.

After putting in the extensions, start by making a high ponytail and bring all your hair to the front to add some more volume. Then use a rubber band to fix the bun or bobby pins to lock your hair, and you’re good to go! This messy hairstyle looks impressive because it doesn’t have to be perfect.

5. Half-Up, Half-Down With a Braid (or No Braid)

Get the half up, half down hairstyle to flaunt your extensions without the effort of blending them into your real hair – because some days you just cannot be bothered! Amirite?

This one is an absolute lifesaver when you are time poor because you can literally hide clips/grown out tapes/beads in the parts of your hair that is tied up!

You’ll need a tail comb and some pins to achieve this hairstyle. And once you’re done, use a rubber band to secure the style in place.

You can create this hairstyle in two ways. First, braid the hair at the front and secure it in the middle (just at the back of your head). Second, make a dual-strand twist to wear the style with more comfort (it will keep the hair out of your face).

The half up, half down hairstyle looks best when paired with a vibrant, chic dress, but feel free to wear this and the other styles listed here for literally anywhere.

Any occasion is a good occasion to have a good hair day, and your ZALAs will help make good hair days happen more often!

What is your favourite way to style your Zalas? We’d love to see babe – make sure your tag us in your insta posts so we can share the love!

PUBLISHED 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021

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