Archive for January, 2016

What’s My Color?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

whats my color

The first question I get asked by the majority of Donna Bella Hair first timers is, “How do I know what color to get?” Because all of Donna Bella’s products are only sold online, it could be tricky trying to match your color through a computer screen. Am I right? If you have never worn Donna Bella Hair before, my recommendation is to have the color ring in hand. There are 2 ways you can get your hands on one— visit your nearest Certified Donna Bella Hair stylist or purchase one before making your big final purchase of hair extensions.

If you choose to go the stylist route, let me just say, it’s the best way to go. Certified stylists usually do consultations for free so they can match your hair color and even suggest a shade or two for better dimension. They will also be able to tell you which method is best for your hair type and give you an estimate on the installation cost. You’ll need someone to install your brand new hair anyway, you might as well go to a consultation with a certified stylist and schedule your installation appointment while you’re there.

You can also purchase the color ring to have all the Donna Bella Hair colors available to you for future purchases. The best thing about the color ring—as new colors get added to our selection, you can purchase the individual colors and clip them on to the keychain-like ring. That way your color ring will always be up-to-date and you’ll never have to purchase another color ring again!

As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, we’re always here to help. Drop your concerns below or give us a call at 888-424-7548.

See you next week,

Jane. Xo.

 

Drying Your Donna Bella Hair

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

drying your dbh

We have a rule around here, the less heat you use on your Donna Bella Hair— the better. So with that in mind, let’s talk about drying your hair extensions on wash day. First let me just say, the best wash days are days where you’re just lounging around or an evening with no plans. That way, you can let your hair air dry and you can skip the time and pain from tired blow-drying arms. Air drying helps to preserve the appearance of your hair extensions and avoid splitting ends or dry, brittle hair. Keep in mind, however, that when you air dry, you do need to make sure your tape, beads, or bonds don’t remain wet too long (moisture will try to seep into them and you may have some slipping hair extensions). To be safe, try blow-drying just your roots.

Your roots should always remain dry and free from any type of moisture, whether it’s water or oily products. The ends of your hair and hair extensions tend to be weaker because they’re more exposed to damage than your roots. Letting your ends air dry will give them the break they need from all of that. Make sure you always apply a heat protectant on your hair before using any heat tool. Personally, one of the ones I love is Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer. Even if I’m just blow-drying my roots, I will apply this lightweight spray on my damp hair and comb it through before drying my roots with the blow-dryer (staying away from my ends). As a side note, try to use the lowest setting on your blow-dryer that will still get the job done. On my damp ends, I will apply a couple drops of one of my favorite argan oils (staying completely away from my beads, tape, or bonds) and leave them loose to air dry.

By the way, the same rules apply to your Donna Bella Hair Clip-Ins. Give your Donna Bella Hair a break and let them take in a breath of fresh air on your next wash day. Let me know if you can feel a difference!

Love,

Jane xo.

 

Jane’s Drugstore Essentials for Donna Bella Hair

Friday, January 15th, 2016

drugstrore essentials

Hey Dolls! For this week’s blog I thought I would share my drugstore essentials for my own Donna Bella Hair extensions. Although I strongly recommend a professional line of products for the proper care of extensions, I do have some drugstore items that I absolutely love and want to share with you.

batiste dry shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo ($7.99 Walgreens). You should only be washing your Donna Bella Hair once or twice a week at most. Batiste Dry Shampoo works perfect to soak up the excess oil from your scalp in between washes. An oily scalp leads to extensions slipping so a little dry shampoo will keep them in tact  and have your hair smelling fresh.

KeraExtend™Hair Mask ($16 Donna Bella Hair). A really awesome hair mask helps to keep your hair extensions hydrated and moisturized. Our KeraExtend™ Mask conditioning treatment works miracles. I usually apply it to the ends of my extensions only and leave it on for around ten minutes. After I rinse it out, I let my extensions air dry, and apply KeraExtend™ Serum when it’s fairly damp. If you want to give your Clip-In extensions a good condition, this routine works great for that, too!

frizz ease heat protectant at walmart

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray ($6.99 Walmart). This awesome heat protectant spray works great especially before blow-drying. To blow dry, follow the directions on the bottle. If I’m using a straightener or wand, I’ll apply it throughout my hair and wait a couple minutes for my hair and extensions to absorb it before applying heat. I do this so I don’t apply heat to my wet hair (Applying heat to wet hair causes more damage).

Do you have any favorite drugstore picks for your Donna Bella Hair? Please share! And as always, if you have questions, I’ve got answers. Drop them below!

Love,

Jane xo.

 

2016 Donna Bella Hair Shows

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

hair shows 2016

Hey Donna Bellas! Now that 2016 is here we’re locked and loaded for a new year of hair shows that include free installations and hands on training. We’re kicking 2016 in Long Beach, California at the ISSE show January 30 through February 1.

Why should I attend?

Free installations. If you’ve always wanted to have hair extensions but don’t have the extra budget to spend on them, then you NEED to make it to one of our hair shows. Our certified Donna Bella Hair stylists will ensure proper installation, giving you the best hair extension experience at no cost to you. As long as you buy the hair of your choice at the show, we will put them in for you absolutely free. If you were to walk into a hair salon right now, a stylist will give you an estimated cost of $300 and up just to put in the hair extensions alone (it does not include the price of the hair). Think about it, wouldn’t you want that cost going towards the price of your hair instead? I know I would…

Special show pricing. Not only do you get your Donna Bella Hair extensions put in for free, you also get to purchase the hair at a special discounted show price. All Donna Bella Hair extension products are marked down at the show. Stylists can also take advantage of this discount for hair and tools. Want to stock up on bond removers? Need a new hair extension tool? Get it all at a discount. The more you shop, the more you save!

Hands on classes. If you have never worked with Donna Bella Hair, this is your chance to get to know who we are and what our products are all about. Included in the class is a free hair extension kit ($225 value), a mannequin head and practice hair ($72.50 value), and certification. Our in-person training is designed to help stylists become skilled in hair extension installation. The class covers consultations, preparation, installation in all 3 methods, blending, styling, aftercare, and removal.

Ready to sign up for your free installation? Want to sign up for a class? Click here to see a list of all of Donna Bella’s Hair Shows for the year of 2016. We’ll see you soon!