How to Remove Tape In Hair Extensions

Let’s talk how to remove tape in hair extensions! We love tape extensions at ZALA for so many reasons – in particular, how easy they are to remove without any damage to your natural hair. Want to know how? Read on for our full guide, video tutorial as well as important tips & tricks.

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HOW TO REMOVE TAPE IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

 

After around 6-8 weeks of wear, you’ll notice the tapes will have moved down a few centimetres due to the growth of your natural hair 🙂 It’s important to remove and re-apply your tapes so that you prolong their lifespan and get the best results. You will need:

  • Tape adhesive solvent – ZALA solvent is the only solvent we recommend to remove tape hair extensions.
  • Sectioning clips
  • Tail comb – this is optional, but can come in handy for separating pieces.
The BEST solvent for removing your tape hair extensions!

The BEST solvent for removing your tape hair extensions!

  1. Start by sectioning off your hair to locate the tape pieces.
  2. Spray a generous amount of ZALA solvent directly onto the tape tabs and let this sit for at least 1-2 minutes.
  3. Then, use your fingers to carefully separate the tape pieces. Keep applying solvent until the tapes come apart easily and slide right out of your hair. This is super important to ensure all pieces are safely removed without any damage 🙂
  4. Sandwich both pieces together and set aside before repeating this method on the rest of your extensions.
  5. Once all pieces have been removed, give your natural hair and the extensions a good shampoo & condition to remove any leftover adhesive and rinse out all solvent. Please note: as ZALA solvent is oil based, it may take 2-3 shampoo’s before all solvent is removed. 

And you’re done! You’re hair extensions are now ready to be re-applied. Did you know, you can re-use your ZALA tape hair extensions 3-4 times? Yep! We have a full guide on exactly how:

 

Shop the full range of ZALA tape hair extensions HERE.

 

Must Have Products for Hair Extensions

So, you’ve purchased a new set of soft & silky ZALA’s and want to get the most mileage out of your hair extensions? Look no further! We’ve put together a full guide on our must have products for hair extensions. Read on for everything you need to care for your extensions and ensure they last as long as possble!

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Must Have Products for Hair Extensions

SOFT BRISTLED BRUSH

First things first, detangling with the correct brush is vital! For clip ins, you’re going to want to opt for a soft-bristled brush with plenty of flexibility. Our holy-grail hair brush is the ZALA Tangle Tamer which is gentle on your locks and prevents shedding & snagging.

 

LOOP BRUSH

If you’ve got tape hair extensions, a loop brush is for you! As the name suggests, this brush has looped bristles which are super gentle when detangling. A loop brush is a game changer for tape hair extensions to ensure no pulling or tugging on the bonds.

HAIR EXTENSION CASE & HANGER

It’s super important to protect your hair extensions when they’re not being worn! This is our top tip for maintaining their condition and keeping them soft & silky for as long as possible. The ZALA Protect Me Bag is on our absolute vital list for must have products for hair extensions. Not only does the protective case guard your extensions from humidity and dust, the hanger secure all pieces in place and acts as an extra pair of hands when curling and styling your extensions.

 

SILK PILLOW CASE

For tape hair extensions users, it might be worth switching up your pillow case! Although braiding your locks before bed helps to avoid knots and tangles, a silk pillow case will be sure say goodbye to bed hair. Silk pillow cases do wonders for tape hair extensions, elimanating any pulling and tugging throughout the night which prevents damage over time. This mean’s they’re perfect to maintain the condition of your luxury locks!

SULFATE & PARABEN FREE PRODUCTS

Last but certainly not least, sulfate & paraben free products are a must! We always recommend high quality shampoo and conditioner, free of ingredients such as sulfate and parabens which can be extremely drying on your extensions over time.

must have products for hair extensions

Do you have these must have products for hair extensions? Shop our full range of premium quality clip in and tape hair extensions HERE.

How to Cut Hair Extensions

Having a little trouble blending your hair extensions? Or do you prefer a more tapered, layered look when it comes to your locks? We’ve got you girl! Check out our full guide on how to cut hair extensions so that you have the most blended, natural looking tresses.

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HOW TO CUT HAIR EXTENSIONS

 

Although ZALA hair extensions come ready to be worn straight out of the pack, a little trimming and layering can really help you achieve the most natural look once applied! You may also want to cut your hair extensions if you prefer a more tapered, layered look, as ZALA hair is super thick to the very ends. So, let’s get right into the essential cutting techniques to blend your hair extensions!

TECHNIQUE #1 – SLICING

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First up, slicing! This technique is perfect for adding shape around the face. To layer the front pieces, start by locating where your natural hair ends which will indicate where to start cutting. Then, hold a section of your hair extensions between your fingers and gently start cutting downwards in a slow diagonal motion. When cutting, it’s super important to always keep your scissors moving with the blades open!

TECHNIQUE #2 – POINT CUTTING

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Next up, point cutting! This is used to feather out the ends of the hair and is ideal for getting rid of any blunt lines. To point cut, take the ends of your extensions and cut straight up into the hair. When using this cutting technique, it’s essential you’re cutting straight up and in line with the hair to ensure you’re only taking out thickness and not length.

TECHNIQUE #3 – SLITHERING

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Very similar to slicing, the slithering technique removes bulk to create more feathered locks. It’s also great to create really subtle layers throughout the hair. When ‘slithering’, take a section of hair and cut down the middle, using the same motion as the sliding technique. Again, always keep the blades open and moving! Where the sliding technique is perfect for your front layers, slithering is more ideal for layering the rest of your extensions to create a more tapered look.

TECHNIQUE #4 – BLUNT CUTTING

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Lastly, blunt cutting! After layering and shaping your extensions to taste, you may end up with slightly wispy or uneven ends. This is where blunt cutting comes in handy! Simply pull all your hair to the front and hold your hair using your fingers as a guide. For a more blunt look, cut straight across or if you prefer a slightly softer look, use your point cutting technique.

And there you have it – everything you need to know on how to cut hair extensions! Remember, if you are unsure or not confident cutting, always take your extensions to a professional to ensure you achieve the results you desire 🙂 Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly support team at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding blending your ZALA’s.

 

How to Reapply Tape Hair Extensions

At ZALA, we love tape in hair extensions for so many reasons! Not only do they achieve your hair goals instantly and let you wake up with your dream hair everyday, they are super easy to reapply! Want to know how? We’ve got you sorted. Read on for our full guide on how to reapply tape hair extensions.

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How to Reapply Tape Hair Extensions

First things first, let’s cover the essentials you’ll need when reapplying your tapes:how to reapply tape hair extensions

  • Solvent – ZALA solvent is fast acting on soft bonds and oil based to be gentle on your locks
  • Tape adhesive – pre-cut adhesive tabs are our most recommendation when reapplying tape hair extensions! They make the whole process neat, quick and easy.
  • Tail Comb – a must have for reapplying tapes
  • Sectioning clips – essential for even application

HOW TO REAPPLY TAPE HAIR EXTENSIONS:

  1. Start by locating the tape pieces and using your sectioning clips to get your hair out of the way.
  2. Then, spray your solvent directly on the tape tabs making sure to use a generous amount. ZALA solvent is designed specifically for our tape range to quickly dissolve the adhesive.
  3. Use your tail comb to carefully seperate the tape pieces and loosen the bond. If there is any pull or tension, keep spraying your solvent until the extensions easily slide out!
  4. Once all pieces have been removed, use your fingers to take off any leftover adhesive and then give the extensions a good shampoo & condition. This ensures any residue from the solvent is removed before application.
  5. Next, it’s time to retape the extensions! As this step can be a little time consuming, luckily ZALA tape tabs are pre-cut to speed up the process. Simply take one tape tab, place on top of the sticky side of the piece and then remove the paper backing when applying.
  6. Now that all pieces are ready to be reapplied, follow our appliction guide and install them as normal! Yep – it’s that easy 🙂
 

Have any other questions on how to reapply tape hair extensions? Drop us a message via Facebook or email our friendly support team at: [email protected]

Romantic Updo Tutorial

Looking for an easy hairstyle that is perfect for Valentines day? You’ve come to the right place! This super romantic updo is sure to impress <3 Read on to find out how to get the look.

ROMANTIC UPDO

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We are seriously lusting over this look at ZALA! And although it may look intricate, it’s actually super easy! So, let’s get into exactly how to achieve this romantic updo:

  1. First things first, apply hair extensions! This step is optional, but we LOVE to apply a set of ZALA hair extensions before styling as these add tonnes of volume and make all the difference for end result. Our gorgeous model Eliza is wearing her ZALA 20″ tape hair extensions in Chestnut Brown #6 and Snickers #4/12.
  2. Start by curling your hair. Although you won’t see the curls, they make styling updos SO much easier! For this look, we used the ZALA Cosmo Wand which is our recommended styling tool for Valentines day.
  3. Next, section off your hair into 3 parts: two medium sections either side and one large section at the back.
  4. Then, take a piece from the back section and tie into low side ponytail. This forms the base of the look and will act as the foundation to work around.
  5. Time to start layering! Taking small pieces at a time, twist, braid, wrap and pin around your ponytail. The key to this look is texture, so keep alternating techniques and the direction of the hair each time.
  6. Continue layering and pinning until all your hair is secured in the updo. This may take some time, but the end result is stunning!
  7. Gently pull out a few pieces around your face and finish with a light spritz of hairspray.
 

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We are lovestruck by this look! What do you think of this romantic updo? Shop our full range of premium hair extensions HERE and be the most beautiful version of you this Valentines day with longer, fuller hair. Use the code LOVEYOU for a $15AU discount at checkout.

Before and After Hair Extensions

You’re probably familiar with the power of makeup trend sweeping the internet, so today we thought we’d show some light on the power of hair extensions! Whether it’s to instantly lengthen hair, add volume & thickness, enhance braided styles or achieve the perfect ponytail, these before and after hair extensions transformations truley show the power of a good set of extensions! Read on for our fave before and after hair extensions pictures using ZALA hair.

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Before and After Hair Extensions

LENGTHEN HAIR

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Of course, hair extensions are most commonly used to lengthen your locks! If your natural hair grows slowly or just doesn’t seem to grow at all, hair extensions eliminate the waiting game and get you the length you desire in a matter of minutes! There are so many different lengths available on the market  so it’s super easy to choose the perfect length that suits your needs. We offer 12-30inch hair extensions at ZALA, so whether you want a natural every day length, or the ultimate mermaid locks, there’s a set for everyone!

ADD VOLUME & THICKNESS

The next main reason for wearing hair extensions is to add volume and thickness! Sometimes, all the products and backcombing in the world just doesn’t cut it. So if you’re not blessed with super thick, voluminous locks or if you just want to add some oomph to your hairstyles, hair extensions are your solution. If you’re wanting to add thickness rather than length, opt for a set of a similar length to your natural hair. And if you’re serious about volume, ZALA quad weft clip in hair extensions are our little secret to BIG hair!

ENHANCE BRAIDS

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Are your braids a little sad? Can’t seem to get that pinterest worthy look? You need a set of ZALA hair extensions in your life! One of our favourite uses for hair extensions is to add volume and body to braids. Whether it’s a voluminous pull through braid, or double dutch braids, hair extensions make it so easy to achieve your own #hairgoals.

PERFECT YOUR PONYTAIL

Ever wondered how the get the perfect ponytail? Can’t ever seem to get your pony on point? Hair extensions enhance length AND thickness to completely transform any ponytail style. So, say hello to our premium range of ponytail extensions! ZALA ponytails are the easiest way to up your ponytail game and are designed for maximum comfort and security. Available in 100% human hair, they are super natural looking and can be curled and styled as desired. Yes please!

 

Want to achieve your hair goals? Shop our full range of premium clip in & tape hair extensions HERE. For more before and after hair extensions transformations, check out us on Instagram and scroll through #zalahairextensions.

Weekend Hairstyles

When it comes to your weekend locks, you want something that looks cute but doesn’t take a whole lot of time to style. In need of some weekend hairstyles inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Check out these quick and easy styles that’ll have you weekend ready!

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Weekend Hairstyles

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We LOVE half up styles for the weekend! Especially this effortless half up topknot. Simply use your fingers to section off the top of your hair at above the brow. This doesn’t have to be neat as the look is super relaxed. Secure this in a topknot and pull out pieces of hair from the front to frame your face. You can leave the look here, but we think it’s only complete with a set of ZALA Hair Extensions in 20 or 24 inches.

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When the heat is high and the humidity is too real, a beachy ponytail is our go-to! This will get your locks up and out of your face to brave those super hot summer weekends. Want to know how to get the perfect beachy ponytail in minutes? Say hello to ZALA ponytail extensions! Simply clip, wrap and secure for instant length and thickness. Our ponytail extensions are a must-have for easy weekend locks.

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Finally, double dutch braids. If these aren’t serious weekend hair goals, we don’t know what is! This braided look is perfect if you want to put a little more effort into your locks on your days off. They’re pretty easy to do with enough practice. And, if you still want long locks, you CAN wear your ZALA’s in double dutch braids! Yep, that’s right! It’s all down to placement. We have a full tutorial below to show you how to up your braid game with ZALA hair 😉

 

Which of these weekend hairstyles would you wear? Shop our full range of premium clip in and tape hair extensions HERE to get perfect weekend locks.

2017 Hair Trends

Hello 2017! With the New Year comes new trends – yay! So, read on for a heads up on some of the 2017 hair trends that are going to be big. Yep, we’re calling it now!

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2017 Hair Trends #1

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First up, our fave trend for this year. Yep – ultra long hair isn’t going anywhere! Kim K and Rihanna know what’s up and have been spotted rocking extra long locks that sit past the waist. If you want the look, say hello to our premium range of hair extensions! We offer 24, 26 and 30 inch sets at ZALA so you can easily get in on the trend and achieve the long mermaid locks of your dreams. Check out our length guide below to see our 26 inch set in action.

 

2017 Hair Trends #2

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Get out your straightener – sleek, straight hair is back! The key to this trend is pin-straight, ultra shiny locks with a neat centre parting. For a super polished look, use a hair brush whilst straightening your locks. Then finish with hair oil for added shine and a spritz of hairspray to smooth down any flyways. We love how it slims down the face and makes any outfit look super stylish.

2017 Hair Trends #3

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This year, it’s all about going low with your ponytail! 2017 is going to embrace the ‘less is more’ concept more than ever! We’ve already seen a heap of low chic ponies paired with minimalist accessories and are in LOVE. Think a black ribbon or rope to secure your low pony. This trend is super quick and easy which is good news for us lazy girls or those who need a fast style!

Which is your favourite of these 2017 hair trends? We can’t wait to see what other trends this year has to offer!

How to Blend Hair Extensions with Thick Hair

Wanting to add length to your naturally thick hair, but struggling blending your hair extensions? Never fear! Our guide on how to blend hair extensions with thick hair will have everyone thinking those long locks are all your own.

How to Blend Hair Extensions with Thick Hair

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAIR EXTENSIONS

HAIR QUALITY

First things first, it’s important to consider the type of hair extensions you are using. The best hair extensions to blend with thick hair are no doubt 100% Human Remy Hair Extensions! Not only are these completely safe to style, they provide a super natural finish as the cuticles are intact and aligned in the same direction. This mimics the look of your natural hair, making the extensions undetectable once applied.

THICKNESS

Ever noticed that obvious line between your natural hair and the extensions? Yep, this is one of the most telltale signs! Our top tip on how to blend hair extensions with thick hair is to ensure they match the thickness of your natural hair. We recommend ZALA clip in hair extensions triple or quad weft 9 piece sets. These have not one, but three or four wefts sewn into each piece to create an extra thick set, perfect for thick hair types!

If you’re looking to lengthen your locks, then you’ll also need to make sure the extensions are thick to the very ends. A sign of poor quality hair extensions are thin, ratty ends which make it extremely difficult to blend with thick hair. At ZALA, all our hair extensions are double drawn for equal thickness from top to tip. This ensures plenty of hair to work with for seamless natural blending

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BLENDING & STYLING FOR SEAMLESS BLENDING

Once you’ve chosen the perfect set for your hair, it’s all down to blending & styling. Styling is super important to ensure the extensions are completely undetectable once applied. For a sleek look, go over your locks and the extensions with a straightener to blend any kinks. Otherwise, our go-to look for a super natural finish are definitely curls! Curls are amazing at concealing any harsh lines and make it so easy to achieve seamless blending with thick hair. When styling hair extensions with thick hair types, the ZALA Cosmo Wand is our most recommend curling wand.

 

What are your tips on how to blend hair extensions with short hair? Shop the full range of ZALA hair extensions HERE.