6 Must-Have Hair Tools At Home

How do you style your hair? Do you use special tools? Or do you just let your hair go, au naturel?

Honestly, it’s always much easier to style your hair when you’ve got all the essential tools to get the job.

That’s why in today’s article, we’re listing down the 6 must-have hair tools that every girl should keep at home!

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1. Styling comb

A styling comb is one of the most basic must have hair tools. It is, without a doubt, the most important tool you need to style your hair at home. It doesn’t need to be extra special, nor do you need to spend a lot of money on it. The only requirement is that it has a pointed tip so that you can create that perfect part.

2. Hairbrush

You need to use the right hair brushes if you want to style your hair properly. Contrary to popular belief, brushes aren’t created equal and they actually have different tasks when it comes to hairstyling.

For instance, a round brush can help you brush your hair while retaining its waves or curls, giving it a nice volume. A paddle brush is better suited for straight-haired people who want to keep their hair sleek and smooth. If your hair easily tangles, you may also need to prepare a detangler before styling your hair.

You can read more about different types of hairbrushes in this article.

3. Hairdryer

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A hairdryer is probably the most essential out of all the must-have hair tools for women who work in the office.

Hairdryers, like the name suggest, can help you dry your hair faster and easier. The only caveat is that they also tend to dry out your hair, which as you know, is never a good thing. Too much hairdryer use, along with other heat-styling tools, is also associated with dehydrated and frizzy hair.

That said, if you have proper hairstyling habits, you shouldn’t be too worried either. Based on a study conducted in 2011, using a hairdryer at a distance of at least 15 cm and with continuous motion can greatly minimize the possible damage.

4. Hair curlers

If you enjoy donning wavy or curly hairstyles, you have two main options for temporary styling.

The first option is to use traditional curlers, which usually take a lot of time to set but are generally harmless on your strands. The second option is to use a curling iron, which only takes a few minutes at most. The only downside is that it’s a heat-styling tool, which means that frequent usage and misuse can lead to damaged hair.

If you want an easy-to-use hair curler that is guaranteed safe and gentle on your strands, try out our ZALA 4-in-1 curling iron.

5. Flat iron

Just like a curling wand, a flat iron can help style your hair faster and easier. The only difference is that a curling wand results in curls, while a flat iron typically results in straight hair. We say typically because believe it or not, a flat iron can be used to create curls as well.

Just like the previous two heat-styling tools listed here, make sure that you use a protective serum before using a flat iron. Also, only use it when absolutely necessary and try to avoid it as much as you can.

6. Pins or clips

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f you’re doing hairstyles yourself at home, there’s no way you can’t have pins or clips at arm’s length. Pins and clips are the best way to section off your hair, secure a bun, or support an updo.

They may be small, but they’re incredibly helpful no matter what style you may want to achieve.

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These 6 tools will definitely help you out when you want to style your hair at home. Which one do you already have?

Do take note that you should be careful about using heat-styling tools like hairdryers, curlers, and flat irons often. Before you use them, you should first put on some protective serums in order to minimize all possible damages to your strands.

Did you like this article? Feel free to check out more hairstyling tips and tricks at the ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 15TH JULY 2020

How To Blend ZALA Hair Extensions On Short Hair

There are plenty of reasons why someone might want to use hair extensions. It could be because they want to add more volume to their hair. It could also be because they want more length.

Unfortunately, many people with short hair can attest that blending hair extensions isn’t that easy. In fact, for many short-haired people, especially those with blunt cuts, it can be quite challenging. That’s why, in today’s article, we’ll teach you how to blend ZALA hair extensions on short hair!

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The biggest problem that short-haired people encounter when they’re trying to blend their hair extensions is making it appear as natural as possible. After all, when done wrong, wearing hair extensions when you’ve got short hair can make it look like you’ve got a mullet, which is just a no-no for most people.

Blend ZALA Hair Extensions on Short Hair

1. Personalize your hair extensions

The first thing you have to do is to make sure that your extensions are personalized specifically for you. This means that you should first have your ZALA hair extensions cuts and styled to match your hair perfectly.

You can do this by taking the extensions to your favorite hairdresser. Tell them that you want it to look seamless on your hair. Most hairdressers have some kind of technique that they can use to make both your hair and your extensions to become more compatible with each other.

2. Tie the bottom layer of your hair

One of the most tell-tale signs that you’re wearing hair extensions is if there are tufts of short hair showing at the bottom. To prevent this, simply tie the bottom layer of your hair. You can also do a flat bun and pin it securely against your head just to ensure that it won’t show.

3. Make it into a braid

Another tip is to make the bottom layer into a braid. Similar to the one above, you should also pin it against your head. This will not only hide the short layers of your hair, but it will also help reduce the bluntness of your short haircut.

4. Use a curling iron after adding the extensions

This tip is especially helpful if your hair extensions and your real hair aren’t a 100% color match. On short hair, this is super noticeable, but on wavy or curly hair, it simply looks like you styled it that way.

5. Stack your wefts

If you don’t want to curl your hair after adding in the extensions, you can also just simply stack each weft on top of the other. The good thing about this is you can do this with just one color and you can also do it with two colors. This method both hides the bluntness in your cut and also creates additional volume to your hair.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to blend ZALA hair extensions on short hair to make it look as natural as possible.

For more hair tutorials, don’t forget to check out our ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 15TH JUNE 2020

Hair Accessories That We Love

Hair accessories are a must-have for every woman, not just as a way to keep our locks in place, but also as a way to make our crowning glories even more dazzling.

Here are some of the top hair accessories that we love, in no particular order!

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Hair elastics

Hair elastics are small stretchable accessories that you can use to tie your hair in small sections. If you loved putting your hair in pigtails when you were younger, then you’ll know just how important hair elastics are. They’re also good for braided hairstyles, especially those that are plaited down your back.

Headbands / hair bands

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Headbands, also known as hair bands, are the go-to hair accessory if you want to keep your hair away from your face. Plus, you can use it to subtly change what your face shapes like as well. For example, if you have a long face shape, you can also use a headband to divert the attention away from your forehead and to your pretty eyes instead!

Scrunchies

We all love a good hair scrunchie! Whether it’s for putting our hair in a low ponytail just to keep it tidy, or for tying our hair up in a high ponytail when it gets too hot, scrunchies are a long-haired girl’s best friend. This was a staple hair accessory in the 90’s and it’s pretty obvious that it’s not going away anytime soon.

Hairpins

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Hairpins are something you should never ever run out of at home, as so many hairstyles need hairpins to make them look tidy. Have you ever tried doing a rounded Dutch braid without hairpins? Disaster. What about a complex updo that should last all day? Without a hairpin, even your hairspray can’t save this one.

Barrettes

Barrettes always look so neat and pretty – just like your own hair when it’s got a barrette on it. We especially love using barrettes for half updo styles since it always manages to add an ‘oomph’ to our hairstyle without being too flashy.

Flower crowns

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Flower crowns are the perfect way to achieve a boho look, especially if you’re donning your just-got-out-of-bed look. We just love how they’re so simple and yet so dreamy at the same time!

What about you, what’s your favorite hair accessory? Feel free to comment below! And for more articles, don’t forget to check out our ZALA blog!

PUBLISHED 6TH OCTOBER 2019

GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

Have you got a special occasion coming up and looking to treat your favourite hair loving pal? If you’re unsure about the perfect hair related gift for them, then check out these ZALA gift ideas, perfect for any hair lover.

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Gift Ideas For Her

ZALA HAIR CARE PACK

This is the perfect gift for any hair extension wearer or those who are serious about their hair! This hair care pack includes ZALA’s Froth on You shampoo, Smooth Talker conditioner and Revive Me hair treatment. Each of these products has been specially designed for hair extensions and is completely non-damaging and moisture restoring. This is also perfect for your natural hair and will get it feeling soft and healthy in no time! Check out these products below.

ZALA MINI TRAVEL STRAIGHTENER

ZALA’s Mini Travel Straightener is perfect for the busiest hair lovers. Its compact and light design means it can be easily stored in a handbag or car and used on the go! Its swivel cords, easy grip surface and smooth finish ensures easy use and prevents any snagging/catching. Plus, it comes with a free heat proof bag for storage!

SILK PILLOW CASE

This is the ultimate luxury accessory for hair extension lovers.  ZALA Silk pillowcases are made with luxurious Mulberry Silk. This is proven to Prevent hair breakage, Smooth frizz and Stop tangles. Not only is the ZALA Silk pillowcase your personal hair security guard, it also does wonders for your skin by preventing ageing and stopping night time face creasing. Unlike cotton, Mulberry silk is soft and gentle and doesn’t suck the life and moisture out of your luscious locks during the night and prevents damage to the hair follicle. These pillow cases come in three gorgeous colours; white, charcoal and baby pink.

If you liked these ZALA gift ideas, you can check out more useful hair tips and tutorials at the ZALA blog here.

PUBLISHED 3RD JUNE 2018

Sleeping with Tape Hair Extensions

You’ve had your tape hair extensions put in, you look great but now it’s time for bed. Uh, oh! Find out our best tips for sleeping with tape hair extensions!

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We all know it too well, the long morning routine to get our hair ready for the day. Depending on how long your hair extensions are, waking up in the morning to do your hair can take hours! That’s not even taking into consideration washing and drying time! Not to fret! There is a way to avoid having to get up early after sleeping with hair extensions to do your hair. That’s by doing your hair the night before!

In this post, we’ll tell you how to sleep with hair extensions and protect your hair before you go to bed!

BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP:

Dry your hair as much as possible

So, how to sleep with tape in extensions? First things first, prepare your hair using your regular routine, but try to air-dry your hair as much as possible before going to bed. As long as your tape in hair extensions are dry on the surface, it will be safe to sleep on comfortably.

Secure your hair as much as possible

If you’re going to bed with damp hair, be sure to braid your hair before you sleep. This will keep your hair secure with much less movement and allow your tape hair extensions to dry properly and undisturbed while you sleep.

WHILST YOU ARE  ASLEEP:

Protect your hair as much as possible

Wondering how to protect hair extensions while sleeping? We know that as little movement as possible to your hair while it is drying results in less frizz and more control. Sleeping without moving is not a reality, but switching from a cotton pillowcase to a silk pillowcase can lessen that.

Silk pillowcases are much softer and easier on your hair. This is because silk is great for preventing frizz. As the fabric is smoother than most common fabrics used for pillowcases, less friction is caused throughout your sleep meaning that your hair will be smoother in the morning. This means they are the perfect to maintain the condition of your ZALA tape hair extensions as well as your natural tresses.

WAKING UP:

Comb and detangle your hair as much as possible

If your hair has got a little frizz first thing in the morning, not to worry! Spray a little of the Revive Me Hair Treatment, and comb through with the ZALA Tangle Tamer, voila!

Bonus styling to blend the hair extensions as much as possible

To blend your tape hair extensions the best style tip is to curl them! Using the ZALA COSMO Curling Wand to blend your hair with the tape in hair extensions.

Sleeping with tape hair extensions doesn’t have to be scary! Tag us in your photos of your tape in hair extensions on instagram!

PUBLISHED 19TH APRIL 2018