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10 / 02 / 2015
Shopping and Shipping Donna Bella Hair

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Can you believe we’re two months and some change away from Christmas? Kudos to those who have already started their Christmas shopping. But for those of us last minute shoppers, here’s something to keep in mind when shopping for your Donna Bella Hair. We’re an online store which means shipping is obviously involved. It also means that even though we’ve sent out your package, we’re still at the mercy of the shipping service. Once the holiday season has started, the post office along with other courier delivery services will experience an increased amount of packages.

To avoid late packages, many avid Donna Bella shoppers tend to order at the very least 2 weeks in advance. Typically, you should always order your Donna Bella Hair products 4-5 days before your scheduled appointment to allow enough time for your package to make its way to you. However, during the holiday season, couriers need more time. Not only is it the busiest time of the year for deliveries, but also due to poor weather conditions, sometimes packages will get delayed. When you plan your appointments and purchase your products ahead,  it gives your package enough time to get picked up, sorted, and delivered to it’s final destination. If for any reason there should be an issue with the shipment, that gives us extra time to track the package and make necessary adjustments for the product(s) to get into your hands on time.

If you have any questions regarding Donna Bella’s shipping cutoff times and options please visit our shipping page or give us a call at 888-424-7548. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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09 / 25 / 2015
Train Your Hair Into Shape

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Now that you’ve had your Donna Bella Hair extensions put in and have waited to wash your hair for the first 48 hours, you might find that your natural hair isn’t laying the same way your extensions do. This will usually occur after blow drying it. Because the hair extensions go through  a certain process to keep them well preserved, they’ll go back to looking the same as the first day you installed them. Your natural hair, however, will probably seem poofier. So what’s the deal? The quick version of why this happens is that the natural oils your scalp releases helps your natural hair look shiny and adds the extra weight to lay flatter. By washing it, you’ve removed those oils and you’ll need to wait a day or two for those oils to resurface. But in the meantime, don’t panic! Here a few tips to train your hair to sit exactly the way you would like it to after a great wash and blowdry.

Side parts and middle parts: Once your hair is completely dry, part your hair the way you like it to be. Place a small amount of shine serum or light hair spray and comb the hair down with a boar bristles brush. Place bobby pins on each side and wait about 30 minutes before removing the bobby pins.

Getting rid of the poofy: Another problem area is toward the front, at the crown of your head. It’ll get a little poofy sometimes even when your blowdry it straight (especially women with ethnic hair). To get rid of the poofy texture, wrap your head using a mesh wrap first then use a silk scarf or bonnet to lay the hair flat without using product. You should probably allow at least an hour before taking it off. It works better when worn while you sleep. If you choose to do this during the day, adding a little shine serum will help speed it up.

Have you guys tried these tips? What did you think? Let us know!

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09 / 17 / 2015
Can I Wear Donna Bella Hair When Expecting?

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Because Donna Bella Hair requires absolutely zero chemicals for installation, our extensions are safe to wear during your pregnancy. However, it is more common for women to experience fuller, thicker hair while pregnant. Here’s a little fact: You’re not growing more hair, you’re just losing hair at a slower rate. During those 9 months, estrogen levels are higher which result in less hair shedding so your hair feels thicker. The upside to this is that your extensions may stay in longer because shedding hair contributes to loose extensions, hence , why move-up appointments are more frequent for some than others. Some women shed hair at a faster rate and can’t go quite as long as the 8 week mark.

You may find yourself needing extensions more after giving birth than during your pregnancy. Postpartum hair will go back to it’s regular growth rate so you may experience more hair falling out. It is common for women to notice hair loss after giving birth. This is due to estrogen levels tapering back to normal. But don’t worry this isn’t going to be permanent and with Donna Bella Hair, you have the option to add more volume and thickness through the variety of methods we offer. If it’s just volume you want back, you can do a couple or a few rows while you wait for your hair to get back to it’s regular programming. If being a new mommy has you on a tight budget, try a full set of Clip-Ins. These are ideal for the on-the-go mom who has no time for salon visits.

Are you a new mommy wanting some hair advice? Drop your question in the comment box below. We’re always happy to help!


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Hair Care

09 / 11 / 2015
Avoiding Slippage With an Oily Scalp

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Having a more than average oily scalp can be a pain but doesn’t mean you can’t wear hair extensions. Oily scalps are actually the best candidates for Donna Bella Hair Kera-Link extensions. The Kera-Links will bond to the hair better than Tape-Ins or I-Links. On the day of your initial installation appointment, make sure your hair is clarified as best as you can. Once your extensions are in, washing your hair every other day instead of every third day will be best for you. We recommend washing your Donna Bella Hair extensions only once or twice a week at most because the constant use of shampoo can dry out the extensions. But in the case of an oily scalp, here’s what to do:

  1. Wash your hair every other day. When using shampoo try to apply shampoo to only the roots every other wash. Your extension strands aren’t the ones producing the oil so you won’t need to shampoo them each time. Once you’ve rinsed out the shampoo, use a heavier conditioner or a leave-in conditioner to the ends only. The conditioner can be applied each time you wash to give your hair a good balance of keeping your scalp free of buildup and your extensions moisturized.
  2. Dry shampoo is a product you shouldn’t go without having an oily scalp. It should be used in between washes to keep your scalp fresh and oil under control.

Investing in a good oil for your ends may also help in keeping your extensions moisturized. Any moisturizing products should only be applied to the ends of your hair anyway, oily scalp or not.

Are you struggling with slippage due to an oily scalp? Don’t be shy, we’d love to help. Just ask!


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Donna Bella News

09 / 03 / 2015
Donna Bella Hair for the Cause

This week we announced our sale on all pink products to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so from September 1-October 31 all of our pink hair will be available at a 10% discount. Donna Bella Hair will then donate 50% of proceeds from pink hair and pink product sales to the the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Who do you wear pink for? More than likely, we all know someone who is or was diagnosed with breast cancer. One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime. There is always something we wish we could do. This is your chance to contribute to the fight against breast cancer. Your contribution will give women free mammograms, education, and give to the world renowned research centers.

Go moderate or all out! We’re still in the vibrant colors trend— We’ve seen ombres with every hue of the rainbow, including mermaid hair. This is the perfect time to try out that pink hair you’ve coveted but never dared. You can choose to do a few highlights, a full pink ombre, pink mermaid hair, or if you’re daring enough… a full head of pink monotone hair. It’s not only the trend, it has a purpose! Best of all  you don’t have to put your natural hair through the coloring process and Donna Bella Hair extensions can be taken out any time.

To start contributing, visit and shop your pink products to help us fight breast cancer. For more information about our Pink Strands for the Cause event, please visit


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Hi Candy,
Thanks for reaching out! It sounds like it could be an installation issue. We won't know for sure until we get more information from you. Could you please give us a call when you get a chance? We'd love to talk to you and help out. 888-424-7548.
-Jane Knight

Hair Extension News

08 / 28 / 2015
Donna Bella Introduces “Hair Extension Pro” App

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If you haven’t heard, Donna Bella Hair has recently launched the Hair Extension Pro app for iPhones. We’ve announced it on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. The app was especially designed to place Donna Bella Hair stylists ahead of the competition with tools to keep them up-to-date on the latest tips, tricks of the trade, and time-saving support, because after all, time is money.

Some of the many features include:

Client tracker: You can now put in your client’s contact information along with her method of choice, the number of packs used, and the color(s) for her next maintenance appointment.

Pricing calculator: Know exactly how much to charge each client per method. Just select which method and how many packs of hair were used and the calculator breaks up the labor and cost for the most accurate price.

Shopping: Now you can shop quickly in-between clients with a few clicks on Donna Bella’s mobile shopping, accessed through the app.

Make-over: You can now use your client’s selfie to test different Donna Bella hair colors and types before their installation!

Aside from the many features of the app, special promotions are given to the app users. So if you’ve got an iPhone and are ready to take advantage of the special savings and features, download it now! Just search for Donna Bella Hair Extension Pro in the app store.

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Hair Care

08 / 21 / 2015
Product Watch: S-Heart-S Scalp Brush Mini

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At Donna Bella we try to bring you the latest news in hair extension care and products. The latest product to gain popularity is the Scalp Brush Mini by S-Heart-S. How is this relevant to your Donna Bella Hair extensions, you might ask? This brush is NOT to be used while wearing hair extensions; rather, it’s something you can use to prep for your next hair extension appointment. It’s been a big hit among Japanese women, and we have an idea why…

What it does: Exfoliates, removing dirt, buildup, and excess oil from the 40,000 follicles on the scalp. The bristles also promote circulation as you brush. As a bonus, it’s also great for detangling

How it works: Take it with you in the shower. Lather your hair with your favorite shampoo and starting brushing in sections. Start from the hairline to the crown. Then brush the lower half of your head by starting from your nape upward. The bristles are the size of your pores so they will unclog the pores of the scalp as you brush, leaving your hair and scalp super clean!

Why you want it (or something like it): One of the secrets to preventing slippage is, of course, to clarify your hair before your initial installation. When prepping your hair for your next Donna Bella Hair appointment, the scalp brush–paired with a clarifying shampoo–can leave your natural hair squeaky clean. If you’re an oily scalp type, it can help with the excess oil and with dandruff. While you wear your hair extensions, you may continue to use the brush as a detangler once you’ve applied conditioner.

Have you ever seen or used a product like this one before? How did it leave your hair and scalp feeling? Let us know in the comments below!

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how much is the scalp brush, I think I need 1

Coloring News

08 / 14 / 2015
Back-to-School Makeover

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New school year, new look! At least that’s how we think every girl should show up to her new school year. With Donna Bella Hair extensions, you have so many options to create your new look. From dramatic to subtle, here are some of our top picks for that back-to-school makeover:

New length. Want to wow the crowd? You can’t go wrong with added length. The best part about this makeover is that you’re not dealing with any chemicals from coloring. Choose from straight, curly, or wavy then choose your method (tape-in, kera-links, or i-links). Of course you can choose to go a little longer or a lot longer with our options of 12, 14, 16, 18, and 22 inches. The choices are endless!

Some new color. Adding peekaboos to your natural hair color is always fun, especially with our funky colors. It’s super fast and super easy. Colors like blue, purple, pink, green, even fuschia are among some of the colors we offer. If peekaboos aren’t your thing, you can opt for high and lowlights to create a look similar to a balayage using your own combination of Donna Bella Hair colors. Another perk of these looks— you don’t have to worry about the color fading because our hair goes through a special process to preserve their color no matter how many washes!

Ombre. We’re so excited to announce our new ombre color additions, you didn’t think we were going to leave this one out, did you?  We’ve selected to carry the most popular colors so that minimal, if at all, coloring is required. Take yourself from dark to blond or from blond to platinum blond, with our ombre hair extensions while adding length at the same time. What’s even better, our ombre hair extensions are on sale now!!

Happy shopping!

The Donna Bella Team


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08 / 06 / 2015
Shedding Hair

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It’s time to put another myth to rest: “Hair extensions are breaking off my hair.”

Let’s first define “breakage”. Broken hair means that the bead, bond, or tape has completely been ripped off of your scalp, leaving you with an extremely short or bald patch of hair with nothing attached to it. It would look like someone cut off the strand along with the extension bond. These situations rarely happen and it’s pretty hard to do unless you take a pair of scissors or rip them off yourself.

The truth: Hair extensions DO NOT break off your hair. Shedding, however, is very common.

You will know if you are experiencing normal shedding when you have a few stray hairs that aren’t connected to your scalp but are still in the bead, bond, or tape. If you’re human, you shed hair daily whether you wear hair extensions or not. The average woman loses between 50 and 100 strands of her natural hair per day, and can lose up to 150 strands. You tend to notice it more when wearing hair extensions because you can see the stray hairs that are loose. Of course, there’s a chance you’re experiencing more than average, if you’re not gentle on your extensions.

Things such as not brushing with a hair extensions brush can lead you to ripping your own hair out. Hair extension brushes are made especially for this reason. The teeth from a regular comb, will in fact, snag on the roots of your hair where the extension was placed. Keeping your extensions pulled back tightly is another reason you may experience “more than average” shedding. Your natural hair is being place tightly secured into the extension bond so it’s best to keep all hair styles loose.

To recap; if you’re experiencing breakage, the hair along with the bead, bond, or tape would not be attached to your head. If you’re experiencing shedding; a few stray hairs aren’t connected to your head but are still connected to the bond, bead, or tape. In that case, you have nothing to worry about it as it is completely normal.

Thanks for reading! Have a question or concern? Leave it in the comment  box below.

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Biz Tip

07 / 31 / 2015
What is Colombre?

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In one simple explanation: ombre with vibrant colors. We would say it’s a new trend but you’ve probably already seen it around for a while so it’s safe to say it’s just the official name for it. The ombre is best described as a dark to light tone style, however, stylists are putting their own twist on it by using any and every color of the rainbow. There are two ways to accomplish these looks using Donna Bella Hair extensions:

Funky colors. Donna Bella Hair offers a variety of the most vibrant and popular colors; blue, green, pink, and purple are among our selection. To get the ombre look, if working with a dark hair client, deposit a semi or demi permanent hair color to the root of  the hair extensions. Use the ombre technique to make sure it fades out into the vibrant color like an ombre would. Do not go past half of the hair. If working with lighter hair, deposit the color of choice to the very ends of the natural hair, again using the ombre technique. Then add the hair extension pieces. You can also choose to stay away from coloring by simply installing the hair extensions only.

Custom. Hair colors such as lavender or rose are not available in our funky color selection but can still be done using Donna Bella Hair extensions, by using colors #60 and #1001. These colors work perfectly with custom coloring as they allow you to play with your own color formula. The same rules apply (using only semi or demi permanent colors). Also, remember that hair extensions process differently so watch the hair as it’ll be done a lot more quicker than natural hair and ALWAYS do a test strand to see how the hair reacts to your chemicals. Below are some custom color jobs using Donna Bella Hair extensions.

 Hair by Chelsea McDaniel hair by michel red ombre lavender hair on @uhohalicia

Clockwise: Teal ombre hair by Chelsea McDaniel, burgundy ombre by Michel, lavender-purple ombre by Nicole. 

What’s your technique to color ombre? Leave them in the comments below, were dying to know!

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