The Lowdown: Seamless Hair Extensions Blending

Short hair isn’t necessarily less glamorous than long hair. But sometimes they can cramp your style because there are fewer hairdos you can do with short hair in comparison to long hair. Blending extensions can be the perfect way to give you the volume and length you need to do almost anything with your hair.

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Seamless Hair Blending

If your hair length or hair volume has left some more to be desired, and especially if you want an affordable, quick, and treatment-less update to your hairstyle, hair extensions are the ideal solution to your hair transformation dilemma. And among the various types of hair extensions currently available on the market, one of the most attractive temporary options are seamless hair extensions. If you’re wondering how to blend hair extensions with your own hair, we have you covered.

In today’s article, we’re giving you the lowdown on seamless hair extensions blending!

Why Use Seamless Hair Extensions

Seamless hair extensions are a popular option for those looking for a more discreet and natural look. They are extra easy to apply, lightweight and extra thick. Plus, once you know how, it’s also really easy to blend hair extensions. 

In addition to this, seamless hair extensions are actually a great alternative for people who want a lighter and thinner extension method. Unlike standard clip-ins, the clips on seamless hair extensions are hand-sewn to a silicone backing at the top of the piece instead of to wefts sewn to a piece of fabric.

Read on to discover the best way to blend hair extensions.

Guide To Seamless Hair Extensions Blending

The easiest way to blend your extensions to your natural hair is through styling. Here’s some tips on how to blend hair extensions.

1. Style them together

If you’re wondering how to make extensions blend, this is a quick solution. You need to find out how to blend your hair with extensions in the styling process. Curling or flattening your natural and extension hairs together is the best way to keep them in place, hide the barely noticeable bump from clipping the extensions to your hair, and to merge the tips of your own shorter hair seamlessly with the topmost extension pieces.

2. Hide shorter hairs or baby hair

These can be rather disobedient when you’re trying to style your hair, extensions included. Not only do they get in the way, but they can also be a dead giveaway that you are using hair extensions.

Wondering how to blend hair extensions with short hair? You can twist them and pin them using a bobby pin at the nape of your neck. If they’re long enough that they form a big bump if you just twist them in a small bun, you can french braid them horizontally and use bobby pins to fasten them down at the nape of your neck. 

3. Use angles

Another trick to blending seamless hair extensions is to part your hair and apply the side pieces on an angle to create layers around your face. If you’re blending tape in extensions, this creates a softer and more natural look. You also get to achieve layers without having to cut your extensions to blend.

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4. Make sure the colors match

If you have finer hair or if you have a light hair color and your roots are coming through, you may opt to use a Zala’s Balayage extensions. These extensions will create a beautiful balayage or ombre effect, making them disguise much easier at the roots.

5. Trim your hair extensions

You can also trim your extensions into half pieces to blend them easier. If you’re blending clip in hair extensions, you can add these more accurately around your face and in the area near your ears which are usually problem areas when attaching your extensions.

If you aren’t confident with styling or trimming them on your own, you can take them to your hairstylist and ask them to blend your extensions to your natural hair, trim them and add layers to make them look even more natural. Better yet, you can simply ask your hairstylist for advice on how to shape your extensions to match your natural hair best.

Here’s a quick video on how to easily apply your ZALA Seamless 9 piece set!

Taking Care Of Seamless Hair Extensions

Like other clip-in extensions, seamless hair extensions are washable with water. Just be careful not to leave them submerged in water for longer than 20 minutes or else the water may seep into the silicone cavity and not dry as well as the fabric ones. 

Washing seamless hair extensions

Since your extensions aren’t subjected to the natural oils your scalp produces, there is no need to wash them often. You may just end up damaging them if you do. Washing them after you’ve worn them for 30 times, or once a month if you wear them a lot and for longer periods of time, would suffice. Not being able to easily style them would also be a sign that they need to be washed since this is most probably because there is already a product build-up on your hair.

Also, to ensure that the hair doesn’t dry out, it is recommended to use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner when you wash them.

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Coloring seamless hair extensions

If your seamless hair extensions are made from 100% Human Remy Hair, like the ones we have here at ZALA, then they are also dyeable. Just make sure not to put any dye product on or near where silicone backing is to avoid damaging the extensions.

Lightening or bleaching, though, is not recommended. Hair extensions most probably already went through a long dying process, and doing so may cause damage. For best results, you may test your product on a single piece first. See if it gives you your desired output before toning or dying your entire set.

Styling seamless hair extensions

Lastly, while seamless hair extensions can be styled, do be careful when using heat to style them. The recommended heat setting for styling your hair is anything less than 130°C (266°F). It’s also best to use a ceramic heating tool and spray on a quality heat protecting spray before styling.

This is because, over time, excessive heat and high temperature may cause wear and tear to your set. Remember, unlike your real hair, hair extensions don’t naturally become revitalized. You have to take extra care of them if you want to make sure that they last a long time.

Seamlessly Blending Seamless Hair Extensions

Most of the time, just plainly clipping them in with your natural hair is enough for a seamless blend, especially if the upper part of the set you are going to wear is no more than a shade darker or lighter than your hair. You don’t have to worry about clip-in bumps or color mismatches.

Did you like this article? Feel free to share with us your thoughts in the comments below! And of course, for more hair extension guides, don’t forget to check out the ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 11TH SEPTEMBER 2020

A Guide To Properly Toning Hair Extensions

Toning may not be as taxing to your strands than other harsher procedures like bleaching, but if you’re going to attempt it on your hair extensions, it’s best if you actually know what you’re doing.

In this article, we’ll show you an easy step-by-step guide to properly toning hair extensions, regardless of the type!

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Pre-toning reminders:

  • Use only warm or lukewarm water for rinsing your hair extensions. Hot water can damage the extensions while cold water might be ineffective at rinsing out the dirt and grime.
  • Make sure that the purple shampoo you’re using contains no harmful chemicals, as well as paraben and sulfate, as these can be damaging for hair extensions.
  • Before attempting to do this treatment to all your hair extensions, do a patch test first. If the patch doesn’t come out the way you want it, then either try another purple shampoo or use another set of hair extensions.
  • Doing any kind of treatment on your hair extensions will void the warranty, so make sure that this is really something you want to do before doing it.

Step-by-step toning guide

Toning hair extensions is actually a lot similar to toning your own hair, except you have to exercise more caution since the former can be more fragile than your own strands.

1. Prepare your toning solution

The first thing you need to do is to prepare your toning solution. Don’t worry, it’s easy. All you have to do is to add a couple of drops of purple shampoo to a bowl, or even your own sink, filled with lukewarm water.

2. Add in the hair extensions

Get your hair extensions set and slowly add the pieces one by one into the solution. If you’re using clip-ins, you should be fine dipping the entire thing in. But if you’re using tape-ins, remember to keep the taped part dry, away from the water.

3. Massage the strands

Gently, very gently, massage the strands under the purple water. Make sure to only keep them in the water for not more than 20 seconds. Any more and they could turn purple. Unless you want that, you should probably avoid keeping them in for far too long. This is the secret to properly toning hair extensions.

4. Use hair conditioner

Once you’re done with that step, drain your sink (or empty out your bowl) and replace it with clean, lukewarm water. This time, use a good hair conditioner specifically for hair extensions and leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. We recommend using our own ZALA Smooth Talker Conditioner for best results.

5. Rinse and dry carefully

Finally, rinse out all the conditioner from your extensions. Dry carefully on a flat towel and you’re done! Of course, it’s also best if you come back later when it’s dry and brush through each piece to make sure that they look their best.

Take note, we also have a video on our YouTube channel showing how to tone tape hair extensions. If you have tape hair extensions, you can watch that video right here:

Now, even beginners can tone their hair extensions! For more hair tips and tricks, don’t forget to check out our ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 13TH AUGUST 2019

Blending Clip-in Hair Extensions ft. Brittni Geeves

Hair extensions look absolutely wonderful – especially when they’re blended correctly with your hair.

Extensions that aren’t blended well look super off and just simply out of place. Nobody wants that of course, so it’s important to learn how to do it yourself before showing off your new voluminous locks to the world.

Interested in blending clip-in hair extensions with your hair naturally? Here’s a quick and easy-to-follow tutorial from one of our ZALA influencers, Brittni Geeves!

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How To Blend Clip In Hair Extensions

Blending clip-in hair extensions doesn’t have to be a struggle. With this tutorial, you’ll be able to blend your clip-ins like a pro!

What you need:

Step-by-step Tutorial

  1. If you’re planning to curl your hair extensions, Brittni suggests that you curl the extensions first before adding them to your hair. Start off by curling the extensions the night before you need to use them – this allows the hair to hold the curls better, thus making it look more natural once you finally add the extensions to your head.
  2. When you’re ready to clip the hair extensions in, start by sectioning off your hair from behind your ears and using a hair clamp to hold the section up.
  3. You can spray the roots with some hairspray before back-combing the lower section. You should do it this way instead of the regular front-comb if you want to attach the hair extensions upside down. Attaching the extensions upside down allows you to hide the short, stubby parts of your hair underneath.
  4. When you’re done clipping in the first set, bring your hair to the front.
  5. Go ahead and take half of the section that you clamped on top of your head. Attach the next set of extensions to this new half. You can also attach two sets here, one on top of the other, just like Brittni did.
  6. Once again, take half of the clamped section and clip the next set there. Make sure to back-comb this area before attaching!
  7. Now, take 1/4 of the remaining clamped section to attach the last four sets at either side of your head. Remember to leave that section thick enough to cover the extensions!
  8. Once all the sets are in, brush them all together to make sure that everything is blended seamlessly.

And that’s it! You can now style your longer, more voluminous hair in any way you want it.

You know what they say: practice makes perfect! Nobody on this Earth was born knowing how to do this naturally, so just try to practice whenever you can and you’ll be a pro at this in no time at all!

For more hair extension tips and tricks, check out the ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 22ND FEBRUARY 2019

3 Quick Hairstyles with Hair Extensions ft. Ines Silva

Hair extensions are a great way to instantly create a new ‘do without having to spend hours in a salon. Especially with the ZALA Clip-In Hair Extensions, it’s easy to just ‘clip in’ and then go!

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Want to look great without having a lot of time on your hands? Here are 3 quick hairstyles you can do with hair extensions, as seen on Ines Silva’s YouTube channel!

Video and hairstyle credits to Ines Silva at @irisloveunicorns.

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Maxi Braids

Easy to do, easy to wear! Plus, they look nice either way!

  1. Divide your hair into two sections, left and right.
  2. Start braiding your hair until the ends. Secure with an elastic and repeat on the other side.
  3. Pull on the braids to create a looser, messier, more laidback look. Add finishing touches like a beanie and you’re done!
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(c) Ines Silva

Two Buns

Here’s a playful look you can get in under 5 minutes!

  1. Divide your hair into two sections, left and right.
  2. Starting with the left side, get the upper half of the section and pull it into a tight bun. Secure with bobby pins and repeat on the other side.
  3. Take your ZALA Curling Wand and curl the ends of your hair to complete the look.
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(c) Ines Silva

High Half-Ponytail

Sultry and sexy? We’ve got just the hairstyle for you!

  1. Start off with doing a half ponytail. You can opt for a thicker or thinner ponytail, depending on your preference.
  2. Secure the ponytail with an elastic. Pull it tightly upwards for a cuter look. Make sure that’s it’s perched on the top of your head!
  3. Curl the ends of your hair to complete the look.

If you want to see the video for yourself, feel free to take a look!

For more hairstyle ideas, check out the ZALA Blog!

PUBLISHED 30TH NOVEMBER 2018

4 Fun Hair Colors You Should Try At Least Once

Hair colors are a great way to look different without completely changing your hairstyle. From deep blacks to fiery reds to ashy blondes, it’s always fun to experiment with different colors for your hair!

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Interested in trying out some new colors before this year ends? Here are 4 fun hair colors you should try at least once in your life!

Sun-Kissed Highlights

Sun-Kissed Highlights Clip In Hair Extensions

Laidback and totally chill, that’s what this color is all about. Sun-kissed highlights are absolutely flourishing around summertime, but who says you can’t don them on normal days? Make ordinary days extraordinary with sun-kissed highlights, one of the most fun hair colors you can try out before 2018 ends!

Check out: Zala Sun-Kissed Highlights #10 Clip In Hair Extensions

Purple

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Purple hair has been rather trendy recently and for good reason. It looks totally elegant and stylish, especially if you have impeccable fashion as well. Purple looks exceptionally beautiful when paired with curls, which further highlights its bold color. If you’re scared to go full purple though, you can opt for something lighter or even ombre in the meantime, just to get a feel for the color.

Platinum Blonde

Platinum blonde hair is a great look if you’re the kind of person who loves standing out from the crowd. This exquisite hair color is something that you should absolutely try out at least once. We’re sure you’ll love the exotic vibes! If you’d like to try this look, we’ve covered some awesome ways to rock platinum blonde hair on our blog.

Check out: Zala Ice Queen Platinum Blonde Clip In Hair Extensions

Burgundy Red

ZALA Burgundy Red

Going for a bold look? If so, then red is the perfect color for you! Nothing is more striking than the deepest, darkest of reds, such as burgundy red. Wild, young, and free, that’s red hair for you. Just having this hair color is enough of a statement, to be honest. And with this fiery look, you’re definitely bound to turn more than a few heads, wherever you may go!

Check out: Zala Burgundy Red Clip In Hair Extensions

And that’s it for our list of fun hair colors! What’s your favorite must-try fun hair color this year? Let us know in the comments below!

For more hairstyle ideas, check out the ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 22ND NOVEMBER 2018