5 Quick And Easy Ways To Get The Perfect Curls

Pretty curls will never be out of style, regardless of hair length, color, or even texture. Whether you’re strolling on the beach during a vacation, attending a formal banquet for Valentines, at a party with friends, or simply out and about enjoying your day, curls and waves are never out of place!

If you like wearing hair extensions, curls are also bound to play a role in your regular look since styling your hair is one way of making the hair extensions blend seamlessly.

In this article, we’ve got five quick and easy ways on how to get the perfect curls while wearing your hair extensions!

1. With A Curling Iron

Are you wondering how to get pretty curls without having to go to a salon? All it takes is a curling iron. To differentiate, curling irons have cylindrical barrels with a clamp that holds your hair in place.

Here’s how to curl hair with curling iron: Wrap a thin 1-inch wide section of your hair around the barrel from the point near the roots where you want your curls to start. Then, clamp hair on the barrel for at least 10 seconds before releasing.

Repeat this process until you’ve done all the remaining sections of the hair you want to curl.

2. With a flat iron

The flat iron is initially designed to be used for straightening out your hair. However, curling hair with flat iron is also an option. Unlike the curling iron, curls formed using the flat iron are looser and more on the wavy side.

Here’s how to curl hair with flat iron: clamp a thin 1-inch wide section of your hair where you want your curls to start. Wrap the rest of the hair around the flat iron in an S-shape and hold it while sliding it down through your hair. Do this until about an inch or so before the tip. After releasing, curl the section around your finger to further define the waves.

3. With a curling wand

Compared to the previous two, curling hair with wand tools does not require the use of a clamp. Zala’s 4-in-1 Cosmo Curling Wand comes with four kinds of barrels so you can choose between loose waves or tight curls, defined curls, or ones in tapered diameters.

Same as with the curling iron, you just need to wrap the section of your hair around the barrel away from your face from the point where you want your curls to start up to the tip. Because the curling iron has no clamp, the whole wand gets hot during use. You should use a heat-resistant glove to make sure that your hand is protected at all times.

Pro tip: To become an expert on how to curl with a wand, remember to hold it vertically with the tip facing down for easier maneuvering. This is especially important if you’re using the tapered barrel so that the diameters of your curls would get smaller as it nears the tip of your hair.

4. With ordinary rollers

Before all these heating curlers were invented, people that rocked curls had to endure long hours of wearing rollers on the hair.

Using rollers is actually really simple. You just have to wrap a section of your hair around the roller until the entire section up to the root is wrapped. If you can’t keep your hair from unraveling from the rollers, you can use sectioning clips to keep your hair in place.

If you don’t have much time, you can use a setting spray to shorten the time needed to use the rollers. However, it’s still more preferable to keep them on for as long as you can so that the curls will last longer.

5. With hot rollers

Same with ordinary rollers, you need to wrap the section of your hair around the roller up to the tips. The difference lies in the amount of time you need to wait before unwinding. Unlike plastic or foam rollers, hot rollers can instantly curl your hair. The only caveat is that you have to wait for your hair to cool down before unwinding the rollers from your strands.

In general, you really shouldn’t touch your curls until your hair has cooled down enough to not ruin the styling. But remember that while curls are gorgeous and can fit any occasion, over-styling or more specifically, overheating, can ruin your hair and your hair extensions. Always make sure to use a heat protector to protect yourself from accidents.

Need more hair tips and tricks? Don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!

PUBLISHED 26TH FEBRUARY 2021

Hair Extensions for Thinning Hair on Top

Whether or not you take your hair seriously, it can’t be denied hair maintenance is an important part of life. We purchase bottles of silky conditioners on a monthly basis, we plan out our wash days to prevent damaging our strands, and we take our time styling our hair every time we go out.

But our hair gets affected by many different factors as well. If you don’t do proper care and maintenance, it can lead to your hair becoming thin and eventually falling out.

Hair Extensions for Thinning Hair On Top

What Causes Thinning Hair?

Thinning hair can affect someone’s self-esteem. People who experience thinning hair often go to great lengths just to hide their hair’s lack of volume. Over time, this can become a draining routine that can burn out just about anyone.

The thing is, what causes thinning hair in the first place? Actually, there are many reasons why your hair becomes thin.

Your hair can get damaged if you spend too much time under the sun. Washing it every day can cause dryness and dehydration. It can also become brittle if you do too much hairstyling. All these and more can result in irreparable damages to your strands.

Hair Extensions For Thinning Hair

Sadly, hair treatments are expensive and not everyone has the luxury to avail of such an option. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to hiding your thinning hair on top, extensions are the answer.

Here’s a list of hair extensions for thinning hair on top!

Tape-in Hair Extensions

If your hair is thinning, you should opt for lightweight and comfortable hair extensions, such as tape-ins. Pulling on your roots more frequently can result in further hair loss, but since tape-ins use lightweight tape that doesn’t even touch your roots, you should be safe. Not to mention, it sits flat right on your scalp, so the result looks very natural and seamless.

Not only will you be able to cover up the patches on your head, but you’ll also be able to walk around with more voluminous hair comfortably.

Seamless Clip-in Hair Extensions

If the thinning hair on top of your head is not severe, you can try out clip-in hair extensions. One of the cheapest types of hair extensions in the market, clip-ins are great if you’re tight on a budget and cannot afford expensive hair treatments just yet.

But just because they’re affordable doesn’t mean they’re not of good quality. For instance, the Zala Hair Seamless Clip-in Hair Extensions are a great choice if you want to amplify the volume of your hair while sticking to a budget.

There are two options to choose from: the 5 piece set and the 9 piece set. If you have naturally thin hair, the 5-piece set may be enough. However, just remember to gently clip-in the hair extensions as you would not want to pull or tighten the roots of your hair too much if it’s already thinning.

Hair Toppers

If you have a bad case of hair thinning–or worse, shedding–on top of your head, you’ll need hair extensions that are made specifically to cover them up. Hair toppers, true to their name, can be easily attached to the top of your head. Just make sure to measure the right size so that you can accurately purchase the correct topper with the right cap size for you.

If you want to incorporate another hair extension with your topper to fully volumize your hair, you can attach our Halo Hair Extensions. One of the safest hair extensions for sensitive and brittle hair, halos can give your hair extra volume without tugging and pulling on your strands.

Using Hair Extensions For Thinning Hair

No matter how we take care of our hair, there are just some things we cannot control. Hair extensions can provide you the volume and cover-up to help you regain the glory of your locks.

For more hair tips and tricks, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!

PUBLISHED 7TH JANUARY 2021

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

Here at ZALA, we know a thing or two about hair extension obsessions. Hair extensions are such an easy way to add length, volume and life to your hair and we can admit can be pretty addictive. I mean, come on, there is nothing like opening up your fresh set of extensions.

Check out the 4 kinds of hair extension addicts and decide which one you are below!

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

1. The Regretful Hair Cut

We all know that feeling of regret walking out of the salon with a new do that is just too short. You panic, realising it will take months to grow back and curse your hair dresser who promised just to take off “two inches” and quickly delete that inspiration pic of Jennifer Lawrence from your phone. But all is solved when you clip in your favourite pair of ZALAs and feeling your old self again, complete with long lush locks.

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

2. The Length Addict

This girl is no stranger to hair extensions. In fact she had slowly been trying longer and longer sets for as long as you’ve known her. Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s gorgeous long locks and Rihanna’s amazing long hair moments, she isn’t afraid to rock the 24 inch30 inch sets and let’s admit it, she rocks them! In fact, she may even be the one who inspired you to try extensions for the first time, trying a slightly shorter set to start of course. Who knows, maybe one day you will make it to the longest lengths like her.

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

3. The Volume Addict

No one likes limp and lifeless hair, especially not the volume addict. She discovered hair extensions to give her hair a boost of volume, and boy did she! She is always trying new hair styles, experimenting with curls and up-dos and always looks amazing. And she can walk into a room and turn heads with her glamorous and voluminous mane. Her favourite extensions are definitely the ZALA Quad Wefted Clip-ins for the ultimate shampoo-commercial-hair-flipping-volume!

4 Kinds of Hair Extension Addicts

4. The Party Girl

This girl loves a party. Whether it’s a summer wedding, music festival, her BFF’s birthday dinner or Friday night movie at yours, she finds an excuse to get her hair looking fabulous. She is definitely who you go to for hair advice because she has tried it all. Whether it is clip-ins, tape extensions or ponytails, she’s a fan there is no denying that she is your hair goals.

You can check out ZALA full hair extension and care range, along with heaps of fun and useful hair tutorials at the ZALA YouTube page.

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PUBLISHED 14TH MAY 2018

Compare Seamless & Lace Weft Extensions

Choosing the right set of clip in extensions can be daunting as a newbie, or even if as a hair extension expert! Not to worry, you can compare seamless & lace weft extensions here so you’re sure you pick the perfect set for you!

Check out ZALA’s complete guide below on how to choose between seamless and lace weft extensions and the differences between each type.

compare seamless & lace weft extensions

Compare Seamless & Lace Weft Extensions

Seamless Design

  • These sets have been designed and created using the latest technology at ZALA.
  • Available in 16inch and 20inch
  • Available in 9 piece set
  • Has a thin and discreet band which sits flat against the head

Lace Weft Design

  • These sets are our classic clip in designed with laced wefts.
  • Available in 12-30inch sets
  • Available in 5 or 9 piece set
  • Flexible French lace for ultimate comfort once applied

How many pieces and clips?

compare seamless & lace weft extensionsThe ZALA seamless 9 piece set includes:

1 x 5  clip piece (9″)

2 x 4 clip pieces (7″)

2 x 2 clip pieces (4″)

2 x 2 clip pieces (3″)

2 x 1 clip pieces (1″)

compare seamless & lace weft extensions

The ZALA lace weft 9 piece set includes:

2 x 5 clip pieces

3 x 3 clip pieces

2 x 2 clip pieces

2 x 1 clip pieces

What about clips?

compare seamless & lace weft extensions

Both our seamless and classic lace weft sets have small, sturdy clips with silicone backing for maximum hold and security.

Weight and feel

Our seamless sets have a discreet design which is 20% lighter than the traditional french lace design. This means each piece is completely undetectable once applied.

Our classic French lace design is also very comfortable, light and ultra natural once applied.

Which set is best for you?

Both the seamless and lace weft extension sets are the same premium quality 100% human remy hair. Both are ultra thick, soft and silky with healthy ends and offer the same amount of hair.

The only difference is their total weight and design. The choice really depends on your preference and hair type!

Need help choosing the right colour or length of ponytail hair extension? Contact our support team at [email protected] and our friendly team will assist you in achieving the ultimate high ponytail using ZALA Hair Extensions.

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PUBLISHED 25TH MARCH 2018