How to reuse tape hair extensions


Tape hair extensions are becoming increasing popular. Their subtle and discreet finish is too good to let pass! But many people do not know how to reuse tape hair extensions one they are removed.
Although tape hair extensions need to be adjusted every 4-6 weeks, the same hair can be reapplied once it has been re-taped.
How to reuse tape hair extensions

If you want to know how to reuse tape hair extensions yourself read on, alternatively your hairdresser may know how to reuse tape hair extensions and can do the whole process for you!

Step by step- how to reuse tape hair extensions

1. after you have removed the tapes from your hair, apply lots of solvent to the tapes to get the excess glue off your tapes.
Tape hair extensions remover
2. Once they no longer feel so sticky, you will need to wash them well. You will need to wash them with shampoo a couple of time to get the solvent out.
3. Give them a really good condition so that they are left silky but do not apply this conditioner to the bond area.
4. Once they are air dried, they should no longer feel sticky at the top where the tape was.
5. Find the bump side of the tape as this is the side where the tape goes.
6. Using the ZALA blue tape (available on our online store) unroll enough to cover the length of the piece, trying not to touch the sticky side of the tape too much.

Blue tape for re application

Blue tape for re application

7. Move any stray hairs out of the way.
8. Position the tape over the piece and do not press down properly until it is placed perfectly.
9. Once it is evenly placed over the piece, apply pressure over the tape.
10. Snip the tape so there is no excess tape on the ends or top of the piece.

Your extensions should now be good as new to re apply!

Please do not attempt this yourself if you are unsure on how to reuse tape hair extensions. Consult a professional so that you are left with beautiful hair!

Katy Perry Hair

Hot then it’s cold. Yes or it’s no? Up then its down? Katy Perry hair, forever changing, bright, bubbly, bold and beautiful it is always iconic and captivating! Here at ZALA hair we can’t get enough of all her wonderfully daring and quirky styles! Katy Perry’s a “hairspiration” favorite at ZALA and is a massive fan of incorporating hair extensions into her look , here we show you how you can use your ZALA hair extensions to achieve just a few of her infamous styles!

Come on let your colors burst! Katy Perry hair

Electric blue, pastel pink, violet streaks and vivid greens, Katy Perry sure loves a splash of color! Combining two of her most iconic styles Katy Perry’s hair in this purple and blue, high ponytail looks fabulous! ZALAs hair extensions are a perfect way to recreate this look, select the length you want your ponytail to be, then simply dye your extensions a vibrant shade that appeals to you, apply your extensions then gather your hair into a slick high ponytail on the top of your head, then proceed to straighten your ponytail adding length and definition to your long a luscious rainbow ponytail!



Katy's, long and luscious rainbow ponytail

Katy’s, long and luscious rainbow ponytail


Rockin’ Updo’s: Katy Perry hair

Funky yet sophisticated, Katy Perry’s hair in this gorgeous braided top not bun, is soft yet bold. This elegant look is a twist and modernized version of a classic Elizabeth Taylor updo and she absolutely rocks it! To achieve this apply your ZALA extensions, then slick your hair back using product and a comb to add a sleek finish and secure hair into a ponytail. Then begin to twist the ponytail around the crown of your head into a bun, secure with bobby pins so the twisted ponytail does not unravel and the bun remains in place, to finish spray a generous amount of hairspray to the bun to reduce any flyaways. There you go a crown just like the Queen of pop!


Katy's braided crown

Katy Perry hair, braided crown.


Signature shade: Katy Perry’s hair

Jet black is the signature shade to achieve Katy Perry hair, whether its cropped into a bob, accompanied by bangs or tousled into voluminous black curls, her jet black hair always looks bold and striking. In this look Katy lengthens her hair with extensions, ZALA’s Jet black #1 extensions provide a perfect colour match to Katy’s signature shade. Once your extensions are applied, part your hair down the middle and use a curling iron to create waves, then run your fingers through you hair loosening the waves to provide a softer look. To finish apply a small amount of hairspray to your hair, so the waves hold and now you too will have achieved Katy’s gorgeous signature look!


Jet black, locks.

Katy Perry hair, signature Jet Black.


Come on, let your colors burst, make ‘em go, “Oh! Oh! Oh!” you’re gonna leave ‘em fallin’ down-own-own, with these wonderful styles from Katy.



Back to school hairstyles

It’s that time of year – it’s 2015 and the new school year is here! To all our ZALA school girls, we want you to get excited to start your year bright and early with some great new do’s to rock in the classroom. Kick it off with a bang by trying some of the trendiest and most creative back to school hairstyles perfect for those long hours of studying and boredom in the classroom. You’ll be your school’s most popular trendsetter when it comes to these cute and fresh back to school hairstyles. Get inspired and get your whole school involved in some must-have hair trends that nobody can resist this season!

Back to school hairstyles

Back to school hairstyles


The struggle: Hair at school

Here at ZALA, we understand the constant hassle of managing a cute and tidy hairstyle all while spending each and every day studying hard in the classroom or at home. You want bangs for an upcoming party on the weekend but don’t want annoying strands of hair in your eyes while you read at school? Or maybe something simple and neat for classes but still trendy for your afternoon job? You’ve come to the perfect place. We LOVE hair and we want girls worldwide to feel less stressed when it comes to their hair. Read on below for more super cute and easy-to-learn back to school hairstyles.

Back to school hairstyles

We’ve gathered a few secret 2015 hair trends that are rising in popularity and perfect for a day at school. Experiment with some of these gorgeous back to school hairstyles:

The pinned princess pouf

This back to school hairstyle is great for keeping unwanted flyaways out of your face during the day, but still keeps you feeling glam and tidy all at the same time. You’ll need a few bobby pins, hairspray, a comb, a hair straightener or blow dryer (optional). Simply pin a large amount of hair at the top of the head, and tease downwards with a comb to create lots of volume. You can also create this affect using a blow dryer if you are after extreme volume. Pin the ends of the hair by pulling and twisting the ends, all while keeping the pouf balanced. You can spray a light layer of hairspray to give the pouf long lasting shape throughout the day. You can also straighten the rest of your hair to complete your cute pinned pouf look!

The big ballerina bun

The ballerina bun is perfect for staying fresh and still looking presentable at school but also keeping it quite classy and elegant. This technique is easy, and you can create the perfect ballerina bun for yourself simply by purchasing a bun donut located at any hair care store. You’ll need a hair brush, an elastic tie, some bobby pins, a bun donut, and some hairspray for extra strength to control any flyaways. Start by brushing the hair and continue by putting your hair into a high ponytail (make the ponytail where you want the bun to sit). Apply the ponytail straight through the middle of the bun donut, allowing the rest of the ponytail to fountain around the bun donut. Cover the donut by shuffling around any extra pieces of hair, you can then bobby pin any excess strands. Spray a layer of hairspray over the top for a sleek and shiny look, and voila! A big beautiful ballerina bun.

 The fishtail side braid

This hairstyle whilst being visually beautiful adds a twist to the standard braid, by creating a unique yet simple look that will have all your classmates asking how to achieve it. The side fishtail braid looks best with longer hair, so wearing this style is a perfect excuse to show off your ZALA hair extensions at school! The great thing about this hairstyle is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, the look is even more sensational when you add your own personal touch to the braid. To achieve the look; sweep your hair to the side, and then split into two sections, from the right section pull out a small strand of hair from underneath and cross it over and underneath the left section, so your other hand holds the strand. Then repeat the other way starting with a small strand from the left side and then going across and underneath to the right side. Repeat this motion down the length of your hair, then secure with a elastic band. To create a messier look gently pull at the braid, then spray a small amount of hairspray to it. This back to school hairstyle is sure to label you the school’s hottest trendsetter.

We hope this has helped you achieve some great back to school hairstyles!



Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

Fall head over heels in love this February with ZALA’s top hairstyles for this upcoming Valentine’s Day. We’ve come up with a few lovely hairstyles just perfect for the special occasion. Whether it’s a romantic dinner date planned with your partner, or a girly get-together movie night with friends.. we’ve got you sorted! Keep reading for more hairstyles for Valentine’s Day!

hairstyles for valentine's day

Valentine’s Day

February.. the month of love!

Here at ZALA, we LOVE Valentine’s Day! Why not get lovey dovey with us and celebrate this Valentine’s Day by purchasing a beautiful set of ZALA’s for yourself? Consider going with our stunning Burgundy #99J and dyeing your hair a gorgeous red to match – a perfect hairstyle for Valentine’s Day. Don’t be afraid to surprise your very special significant other with this bright and daring hairstyle.

hairstyles for valentine's day

Burgundy Red #99J

Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

Voluminous V Day Waves – Feel super flirty this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful combination of voluminous waves and texture as a hairstyle just perfect for a V day dinner date. We ADORE this effortlessly sexy look and believe you can achieve the very same hairstyle yourself. Purchase a gorgeous set of our ZALA’s and consider loosely using a curling iron or straightener throughout the hair, you can then brush out the curls with a comb or brush to make them look loose and natural. Don’t be afraid to add a little product like a sea salt spray to create texture for a beachy look!

Super sweet, sleek and sexy – Here at ZALA, we believe there is nothing classier than a nice straight blow dry or freshly styled and straightened hair. Treat your tresses this Valentine’s Day by taking a quick trip to your hairdresser for a trim on the ends of your hair which creates shape around the face. This will create the ultimate straight style! You will be the envy of every girl this Valentine’s Day with freshly cut and styled, straightened hair. Also consider applying some de-frizz product to keep any flyaway’s in place.

Romantic ringlets – Now out of all of the hairstyles for Valentine’s Day, this one has to be the most romantic! Nothing says “love me” like a princess-styled hair do perfect for any girl to rock this Valentine’s Day. Think big and glamorous, beautifully placed and styled ringlets with perfectly maintained shine glow. How can you go wrong with that?! You’ll be sure to impress every man in sight with this gorgeous hairstyle absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. Please also feel free to use our special Valentine’s Day code “VDAY10″ for $10 off your next purchase with ZALA!

Check out the quick vid below for some more hairstyles for Valentine’s Day!


Storage tips for hair extensions

Here at ZALA, we believe that the most important thing to remember after a long day of wearing your gorgeous ZALA hair extensions, is how to store them properly. This is to ensure they are kept neat, tidy and tangle-free. We want everyone to know that how you store your hair extensions will always affect the longevity and quality of our extensions! One of our greatest storage tips for hair extensions is now our newly introduced ZALA protect me bag. Equipped with a wooden ZALA hanger with felt lining, this secures all pieces together without kinking the hair itself. You can finally hang your hair out of sight knowing it is completely protected in a sleek and classy ZALA protect me carrier. It is ideal for also transporting your ZALA hair extensions wherever it is that you need to go!

The ZALA protect me bag – Hair extension carrier:

storage tips for hair extensions

ZALA protect me bag – hair extension carrier

Our new ZALA protect me bag is perfect for storing your hair extensions while also providing them with a longer lasting quality. The bag also comes with our cute little ZALA hanger. This secures all the pieces of your extensions together. We believe this is the ultimate storage technique for your ZALA hair extensions, only at $24.99 AUD. This is the perfect little gift for someone who has just bought their first pair of ZALA’s, or even for yourself. Read below for more storage tips for hair extensions!

Storage tips for hair extensions

Here at ZALA, stay up to date with a few extra little storage tips on how to store your ZALA hair extensions:

  • Always make sure your extensions are tangle free before you store them.
  • Ensure they are clean and don’t have any product in them before storing, as some styling products can damage the hair if left on for a long period.
  • Always make sure the hair is dry, wet hair when stored can lead to potential mould and unpleasant odours.
  • Ensure that the extensions are stretched out and not curled or twisted over when storing so that they keep a nice straight shape while being stored.
  • Also keep in mind that exposure to too much sunlight while being stored can damage your hair extensions. Try to store your ZALA protect me bag in a cool and dry place for example, a closet or a wardrobe.

Now that you are ready to store your ZALA hair extensions, you can look forward to a good nights sleep knowing that your hair is secure and safe, and the quality remains just as great each day.

Below is a beautiful example of exactly how to store your ZALA hair extensions!

storage tips for hair extensions

ZALA hair extensions stored neatly in the new protect me bag

For more info on how to purchase the ZALA protect me bag – hair extension carrier, please visit our product page here!

Colourful hair with TheProserpina

Colourful hair with TheProserpina!

Questions and Answers with Victoria:

Victoria Campbell, or sometimes better known as TheProserpina from Instagram and Tumblr, is infamous for her long and bold tresses! From Black, blonde, half and half or more recently a fantastic mint shade, Victoria is not one to shy away from statement hair.
WARNING- images may cause serious hair envy. May lead to dying your hair colourful hair shades that work would not approve of!

Victoria wears ZALA clip in hair extensions in 30″ 300 grams!

Victoria Campbell  @TheProsperina

Victoria Campbell



Questions and Answers with Victoria:


Talk us through your everyday hair care routine.
I only wash my hair in conditioner due to the fact that shampoo causes my colourful hair to run three times as fast and shampoo makes my hair feel dead! I wouldn’t recommend that to everyone. My hair is very fussy!
I also treat my hair twice a week with a leave in conditioner (Moroccan/Argon based).
Once it’s washed I blow dry and curl it with a 19mm curling iron and put my extensions in!

What is your number one hobby that makes you, you!
My makeup, definitely. Makeup, to me, is how I express my personal style and who I am in a form of art.

What do you do in your spare time?
I mostly work on my online store (The Occult Emporium), making handmade jewelry. If I’m not doing that I’m blogging, decorating my little cottage or smothering my animals with love and treats.

TheOccultEmporium  The Allignment necklace

The Allignment necklace

Tell us your favorite “go to” hairstyles!
I like to stick with long messy curls most days! It’s simple but looks good for every occasion!


What is your MUST have hair products?
My ZALA hair extensions, OF COURSE! I also am addicted to Moroccan oil based treatments.

What’s the best hair compliment you’ve ever received?
Hmm that’s a tough one! Everyone always tells me I look like a mermaid/pixie goddess with my long blue curly & colourful hair and I think that’s really lovely. Doesn’t get much better than a mermaid/pixie goddess, does it?

What is your top tip for healthy tresses?
Regular trims and Moroccan oil!
You hair will bounce back from anything if you use quality Moroccan oil treatments/shampoos. I swear on my own life.  

How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning?
With hair and makeup, around an hour!

What is your favorite thing about your hair?
The overall uniqueness of it. I think it brings my entire look together and makes a statement!

Who is your ULTIMATE hair crush and why?
Daenerys Targaryen, definitely. I think her beauty speaks for itself!




Victoria’s colourful hair is one bold statement and her 64K+ followers on Instagram alone happen to agree with it!
Follow @TheProserpina and keep up to date with her evolution of fantastic and colourful hair!

How to wash hair extensions

                                                How to wash hair extensions properly!


Let us tell you how to wash hair extensions! Clip in hair extensions do not need washing as often as your natural hair, in fact nowhere near!
A rough time guide would be, if you wear your clip in hair extensions daily, wash them monthly. If you wear your hair extensions weekly wash them every second month. If you wear your hair extensions only for special occasions, you may not need to wash them for a very long time.
Do not wash them simply because you have worn them. You would be surprised what a good brush and a little TLC can do without heading straight to the shampoo!



Washing hair extensions not only removes the oils they have in them which keep them silky and soft, but every time you do scrub them, you will be reducing the life span. Just like your natural hair, colour can begin to fade. You will also find the more you do wash them, the more you may feel you need to wash them. Everyone should know how to wash hair extensions properly prior to attempting to do so.

How to wash hair extensions CLIP IN:

When your clip in hair extensions do need to be washed, follow these steps for the best results.
1. Brush them through from tip to top and make sure all the clips are closed.
2. Run warm water in a sink and squeeze in some good quality shampoo and swish it around until it is evenly distributed through the water.
3. Piece by piece, dip the row into the shampoo water and gently rub the water into the hair. Always hold the top of the weft as this does not need to be submerged in the water. (it takes longer to dry and shouldn’t need to be cleaned) Continue this step through all the pieces, taking out each one as you go.
4. Once all the pieces have been shampooed, empty the sink and run fresh water through each piece one by one until all the shampoo is removed.
5. Repeat the same method with a good quality conditioner. Some people like to leave the conditioner in for about 20 mins before rinsing the conditioner out.
6. Place your set onto a dry towel and, if you feel the need, spray a light coating of leave in condition onto the lengths. Pat dry and then leave to air dry on the towel over night. If you hair extensions are still very wet the next day, you can use your hair dryer on a low setting in a downwards motion to speed up the process.

drying hair extensions

Always let your extensions air dry on a towel, don’t rush the drying process. Yes you will need to brush and straighten after washing to bring back that silky feel

You will then find the hair extensions are much more fluffy and have added volume. When they are completely dry with no dampness to them at all, give them a gentle brush and piece by piece run your hair straightener over them in slow smooth motions.
Knowing how to wash hair extensions properly will make them feel better than new!

How to wash hair extensions TAPE IN:

Washing tape hair extensions is slightly different to clip in’s as they will need to be washed as frequently as your natural hair. A couple of tips which may help you to keep them silky and soft never hurts though! You must know how to wash hair extensions properly to ensure you get more than one use for them.
1. Always make sure you brush your hair before you hop into the shower.
2. Never scrub aggressively on your tapes, just slide your fingers through the rows of tapes applying shampoo as you go.
3. Use a really moisturizing conditioner on the lengths of the hair (not near the bonds) and leave for a good 5 minutes before rinsing.
4. Brush again as you apply a nice leave in conditioner and leave to air dry.
Try to wash no more than 3 times a week and use a good quality sulfate free shampoo and conditioner.
diy-hair-treatment-recipesStill not sure how to wash hair extensions? Email or Facebook our friendly team so we can help you further!

Helpful tips on how to hide regrowth in all hair colours

That one pesky thing you can’t stop looking at in the mirror. That one difficult yet inevitable thing that’s sure to ruin your perfect outfit: root regrowth. Don’t have time or the money to bolt to the salon for a colour fix straight away? Never fear – here are some sneaky little tips to help hide your regrowth!

how to hide regrowth

how to hide regrowth


For all you not-so-natural blondes: you’ll need to make sure that your locks are washed often to keep them clean and fresh! This won’t only make your hair appear flat, it will also make those bleach needing roots appear even darker! Since washing your hair daily is not ideal for time tight people and is not the most hair friendly option, dry shampoo should be a close at hand friend. Have a quick spritz of dry shampoo throughout the day and lift those heavy dark roots!



This one works for all hair colours, if you want to hide your regrowth, it could be worth mixing up your hair parting. Whether you opt for a deep side parting or a chic middle part, the extra volume that your new parting brings should help to hide regrowth instantly! It will also hide some fading out highlights.



As you may have guessed from the previous tip on how to hide regrowth, volume is essential for drawing your eye away from those attention seeking roots. Therefore, we would suggest steering clear of sleek, straight styles and swapping them for a more bouncy blowout and voluminous curls. These body-boosting hair do’s help to create extra lift and movement hence hiding regrowth in the most stylish way possible! Try using some hair rollers for a root lift or if you have some big roll brush skills, try giving yourself a blow wave.
Alternatively, opt for some big GHD curls with some back combing at the roots.

Maintaining tape hair extensions

Looking for long, luscious and beautiful hair all year round but aren’t sure about committing to the upkeep of cheap, low quality hair extensions? Our ZALA tape hair extensions are the answer for you! Here at ZALA, we offer the highest quality 100% European Remy Virgin Human tape hair extensions. Using strong USA made tape that lasts up to 8 weeks once applied with no heat, glue or painful wefts, these tape hair extensions are undetectable and ultra comfortable. They can also be applied within 30 short minutes. We offer a generous guarantee of thick ends top to bottom, including a 30 day money-back guarantee. It’s so hard not to get excited about our tape hair extensions – we’ve decided to create a little maintenance guide. This will help out our lovely tape hair extension customers in caring for and maintaining tape hair extensions.

maintaining tape hair extensions

Tape hair extensions

The washing routine: Maintaining tape hair extensions

The most important thing about the upkeep of high quality tape hair extensions, will always come down to the types of products that are regularly used in the hair. Consider always using sulphate and alcohol free products on the hair as this can cause dryness and perhaps decrease the value of the product. Keep in mind that the aim is to keep the hair looking as natural and healthy as possible. So the amount of heat styling tools and any sort of unhealthy product should always be limited whenever possible. Here at ZALA, we recommend using protein-rich products for the hair. This is to ensure they are always in their best possible condition.


Sleeping routine

When it comes to wearing and maintaining tape hair extensions, your sleeping routine will always play a vital role in the quality and condition of your tape hair extensions. This is because when you sleep, the friction between the adhesive in your hair can cause unwanted an excessive tangles and knotting. Consider sleeping with your hair braided or perhaps loosely plaited all while being completely dry. This will keep the hair straight and under control. Leaving no room for flyaway’s or any potential tangles. It would also be a good idea to invest in a silk or satin slip over your pillow for the ultimate, soft glossy locks as you wake in the mornings.


Brushing routine

It is quite easy to keep good care in maintaining tape hair extensions just by regularly brushing your hair.  We highly recommend for all our customers, (especially tape) that brushing your hair with a soft-bristled or loop brush will keep them groomed and well maintained. This separates any loose hairs from the full set and keeps your tape hair extensions looking healthier and fuller. Our ZALA loop brushes can be purchased on our hair extension accessories page for a low price of only $9.95 AUD. To purchase a loop brush, please click here.


General maintenance

Here at ZALA, we recommend for a general maintenance check (maybe even tapes to be re-applied) every 8-10 weeks. This is because the tapes can grow with the natural hair and will need to be moved back closer to the scalp. This will keep your tape hair extensions looking healthy and nourished. Please also avoid any contact with the adhesive when using any treatment products including any natural oils or conditioners. The aim is to keep the adhesive nice and fresh, and as long-lasting as possible. This is also very important when maintaining tape hair extensions.

maintaining tape hair extensions

Adhesive tape



For additional info regarding the care and maintenance routine for tape hair extensions, please view our tape hair extension review by the lovely Danielle Mansutti!


Love, ZALA xx



Hair for the New Year

Put on your best dancing shoes and get ready to party this New Year’s Eve by celebrating 2014 and welcoming 2015 with gorgeous new hair for the New Year! We’ve got the latest and greatest celeb influenced and trend-setting hairstyles perfect for partying the rest of the month away. Get excited this December as we show you some serious style and hair envy towards the most popular hairstyles and hair for the new year. We give applause to some of our favourite celeb hair such as Blake Lively and Kendall Jenner for keeping it sweet and stylish for this upcoming holiday season.

 Blake Lively: Hair for the New Year

Blake Lively rocks this gorgeous ponytail braid, looking like an absolute blonde goddess as usual! We LOVE this awesome ponytail braid perfect for celebrating the New Year and partying hard all while keeping her lovely golden locks tied up and out of her face. You too can achieve this look with a set of our Beachy Blonde #613 26″ ZALA’s. Apply your extensions and tie them back into a ponytail, then start braiding the hair until you reach the bottom, tied again at the ends. You can them use a comb to pick out some strands of hair for the perfect “messy braid” look.

hair for the new year

Black Lively, ponytail braid


Kendall Jenner: Hair for the New Year

How PERFECT does Kendall Jenner look here in her chopped brunette tresses? We absolutely adore Kendall and how exotic a simple and shiny hairstyle can look, pair it with a stylish monochrome outfit like Kendall has in the image below, and you’re ready to rock for the New Year. You can steal Kendall’s glam style by purchasing one of our 16″ Dark Choc #2 sets, and styling the set with a nice blow wave for flicks at the front of your face (if you want to create your own middle part bangs) and straightening out the rest to be super silky and sleek. We are obsessed with this hair for the New Year!

hair for the new year

Kendall Jenner, chopped locks


For more ideas on glam and gorgeous hair for the New Year, please take a second to view the quick video below!


Love ZALA xx