How to Remove Tape-In Extensions: A Guide

There are a lot of hair extensions available these days on the market and it can get a little overwhelming when deciding which one to buy. Here at Zala, hair extensions are available in lengths ranging from 12 inches to up to 30 inches and in shades of black, brown, blonde, platinum, and even red. There are clip-in extensions, tape-in extensions, weave-in extensions, halo extensions, ponytail extensions, and volumizers.

But what if you already have hair extensions and you want to remove or replace them? In today’s article, we’ll show you how to remove tape-in extensions the safe and easy way.

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Removing Tape-In Extensions

First things first. Tape-in hair extensions are the kind of hair extensions that have adhesive on the base of the weft pieces. To wear them, you have to sandwich a thin strip of your hair between the adhesives of two tape-in extensions as close to the roots as possible.

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Although tape-ins provide the same length and volume as clip-in extensions, they’re much easier to hide, especially for people with thinner strands. This is because they’re a lot flatter at the base and can be cut into smaller pieces.

The problem is that compared to clip-ins, tape-ins can be worn for a longer period of time as they are a semi-permanent solution. Removal is also harder since your hair is in between adhesives, which means you could accidentally pull out your own hair if you do it in the wrong way.

DIY: How to Remove Tape-in Extensions

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If you really aren’t sure how to remove tape-in extensions, the best course of action would be to get a qualified hairdresser to remove them for you.

However, this isn’t always possible. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to remove tape-in extensions by yourself using the Zala Tape-In Hair Extensions Re-Application Pack.

1. Apply solvent 

The first thing you should do is to put some solvent like the Zala Tape Hair Extensions Remover on the adhesive part of your tape-ins. You only need to spray a decent amount to the part of your hair near the roots that are sandwiched between the extensions. 

Remember, you have to completely saturate the adhesive with the remover so that the extensions can come off easily.

2. Massage your hair

Next, loosen your hair and the tapes by moving them around a bit. Massage the tapes until they just slide down your hair effortlessly. Doing so will ensure that you won’t accidentally pull your own strands when you remove them.

3. Comb from down up

After sliding off most of the hair extensions, comb your strands to smoothen them. It’s normal to see remnant tapes and naturally fallen hair stuck near your roots due to the tape-ins and you have to comb thoroughly to prevent the remaining glue and hair from matting.

Start from the tips to your roots since you’re basically spreading the solvent more evenly on your hair. If there are tangles, remember to gently comb through them, or else you’ll end up pulling out your own strands.

4. Repeat until done

Sometimes, the solvent may not completely remove the adhesive, especially if you didn’t soak the tapes through. When this happens, you simply have to apply more solvent and massage and comb your hair repeatedly until you’ve completely removed the tape-ins from your hair.

The process of removing your tape-in considerably takes more time than just clipping them off like clip-ins or pulling them off like halos. But considering the fact that you only have to remove and reinstall tape-ins every 6-8 weeks, it’s completely worth it.

Most importantly, with practice, you’ll eventually discover your own process and become an expert on removing your own tape-in hair extensions.

Need more hair extension tips and tricks? Don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!

PUBLISHED 29TH JANUARY 2021

Least Damaging Extensions for Fine Hair

Hair extensions can transform you from girl-next-door to red carpet ready in an instant. But if you’re not careful, or if your strands are naturally fine and fragile, then it’s just as easy for your hair to go from fab to drab in a few minutes.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips and tricks when using the least damaging extensions for fine hair!

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Using Hair Extensions For Fine Hair

Before purchasing your first set of extensions, you should be familiar with your natural hair. What’s the shade of your hair? Does your hair have a curl pattern? Most importantly, what type of hair strand do you have?

If you have thick hair, you’re basically free to use any type of extension you want. But if you have fine hair, you should be warier of the type of extension you’re using. It’s important to use extensions that won’t pull or break your already fragile strands.

3 Least Damaging Extensions For Fine Hair

Worried about using potentially damaging your hair? Here’s a list of the 3 least damaging extensions for fine hair!

Halo Hair Extension

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Considered the best option for fine hair, halo hair extensions add much-needed volume and length without damaging your strands. Unlike other types that are directly attached to the hair, halos simply sit on your scalp. Due to this, they don’t add any unnecessary stress to your roots.

With its quick and easy application that provides runway-ready results in just a few seconds, your fine locks (and roots!) will surely love this hair extension.

Tape-in Hair Extensions

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If you want something that’s more permanent than halos, you can opt for tape-in hair extensions. Tape-in extensions are attached to your hair using very thin tape tabs. They’re very light, which means they don’t pull or tug on your fine strands. They also look natural and seamless since they’re attached so closely to your scalp.

You can always DIY your tape-in application and removal. The entire process usually just takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how thick you want your hair to be.

Clip-in Hair Extensions

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Clip-in hair extensions are the most affordable and most popular type in the market. The application is super easy, too. All you have to do is to clip them in and once they’re attached, you can now walk down the streets with thicker and fuller hair! Just make sure to apply and remove them gently so that you won’t damage your fine hair.

Zala Hair specializes in clip-in hair extensions and we have a huge range of clip-ins you can choose from. Our shades range from jet black to platinum blonde and our hair lengths range from 12 to 30 inches.

If you want a quick, affordable, and natural-looking solution for your fine hair, then we highly suggest that you try one of our top of the line clip-in hair extensions!

Least Damaging Extensions for Fine Hair

Finding the right hair extensions for your fine hair can be difficult, especially when there’s a lot of types in the market that you can choose from. But no matter the type, it’s always best to purchase high-quality and well-created wefts for your locks.

We’re hoping that this list of least damaging hair extensions for fine hair helped you in choosing the right one for you!

For more hair tips and tricks, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!

PUBLISHED 13TH JANUARY 2021

Hair Extensions For Volume

Having longer hair means you can try out more gorgeous hairstyles. Sadly, even long hair can’t save you if your hair’s too thin or limp to hold up your hairdo well.

Nowadays, there are various hair treatments that you can undergo if you want to have long, flowing, voluminous hair. These treatments will give you more hair strands per hair follicle, which will give the appearance of thicker hair. However, not everyone’s lucky enough to undergo these treatments.

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The perfect alternative? Using hair extensions for volume.

Using Hair Extensions for Volume

While hair extensions are mostly known to instantly extend your strands, they can also be worn to make your hair more voluminous. And if you’re unsure which hair extensions would be best for your #HairGoals, then this list is for you.

1. Clip-in Extensions

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Widely used for many reasons, Clip-in Hair Extensions are usually the first choice when choosing hair extensions. They’re very easy to apply and remove, even if you decide to go the DIY route.

You only need half an hour of additional time to have bulkier and livelier hair. It’s also a great option for beginners since you don’t need much knowledge, time, and effort in order to get the job done.

2. Tape-in Extensions

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As the name implies, Tape-in Extensions are hair extensions that use tapes to get attached to your hair. A thin strip of your hair is sandwiched in between two pieces of tape-in extensions and laid flat against your head and as close to the roots as possible.

Because tape-ins use adhesives, you can easily cut longer pieces to make them into shorter pieces, depending on where you want to apply them. This gives you enough flexibility when adding volume to your hair. They’re also much easier to hide since the tapes themselves lie flat on your scalp.

3. Halo Extensions

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Halo Hair Extensions aren’t attached to your strands in any way. Instead, it sits on a very thin and almost invisible wire that you wear on your head like a headband. Also, it only takes a minute or two to wear. You can even hide the wire underneath the top section of your hair to make it completely unnoticeable.

However, unlike the other types of extensions on this list, halos offer limited customizability. If you have thinning hair on certain portions of your head, such as the top, you won’t be able to concentrate the additional volume on just that part.

4. Ponytail Extensions

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Ponytail Hair Extensions, like the name implies, are made specifically for ponytail hairstyles. It’s a variant of the clip-in extensions that are perfect for clipping onto your own hair’s ponytail.

While the classic pony is a go-to hairstyle for many people, more volume would mean more life to your ponytail hairdo.

As you can see, there’s no need to worry about not having enough volume to pull of that dream hairstyle of yours. Thanks to hair extensions, you can instantly transform from drab to fab!

For more hair extensions tips, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!

PUBLISHED 23RD DECEMBER 2020

Tape-In Extensions For Short Hair

We know you love your blunt bob, but you gotta admit, sometimes it can be a bit hard to style short hair. The lack of length can make your options pretty limited, so it’s understandable that you may want something a little longer every now and then.

Wondering how you can pull off various hairstyles easily and quickly with your short hair? One of the best and non-committal ways to do hair makeovers without giving up your short hair is by using tape-in hair extensions.

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Why Use Tape-In Hair Extension For Short Hair

With tape-in hair extensions, you can easily pull off whatever hairdo you might want to wear for the occasion. You can have dyed hair in highlights, balayage, or even two-tone. You can have curls, braids, buns, or ponies. And you can have the freedom to play even with startling colors and unexpected cuts.

1. Easy to apply

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Tape-in hair extensions, just as its name suggests, are hair extensions with tapes at the bases of the wefts. Wearing tape-in extensions is like sandwiching a thin strip of your hair between two-inch-wide pieces.

Due to this, tape-ins are amazingly easy to apply. Putting them only takes as much as 30-45 minutes–60 if you want more volume. Removing themis also very easy with the help of our Zala Hair Extensions Solvent / Glue Remover.

2. Not damaging

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Whether it’s your hairstylist applying it on you or you wearing it on your own for everyday hair, it is difficult to damage your hair with tape-in extensions. You can even opt to wear them if your hair is recovering from too much chemical application from coloring and treatment.

3. Reusable

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You’d be glad to know that tape-in hair extensions are completely reusable. And as long as you take good care of them, you can reuse them over and over again, saving money for the long term.

4. Seamless look

Where you put your hair extensions is critical, especially if you have short hair. That’s because the difference is easier to point out if you put it in the wrong place. With tape-in extensions though, you can maximize their placement for a more seamless blending to achieve a cleaner and more natural look.

Also, because only the adhesive is found at the base, the top part of the tape-ins is as flat as tapes are expected to be. This means that the extensions lie flat against your head, helping them look more seamless.

Tips For Styling Tape-In Extensions For Short Hair

First of all, you have to make sure that the volume, length, cut, and style of your extensions blend well with your hair. Hair extensions are easier to hide if they’re only a few inches longer than your own hair, but if not, you have to employ some tricks to help hide them.

One way to blend your tape-ins is to layer them on. The bottom-most extensions should be placed an inch above the most bottom hair on your nape. It will also be best if you braid your hair above your hair into cornrows and lie them flat there.

You should also place a piece of extension each on either side of your hair partition, an inch from the top of your head. This will provide the look that your hair is voluminous from the top. The layering will also give your hair a texture that will make it look more natural.

Lastly, make sure to leave enough of your own hair on the top and the sides of your head so that the tape-ins can remain hidden.

Enjoying Your Short Hair With Extensions

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As you can see, there’s no reason why you can’t experiment with different hairstyles even with short hair.

With your new tape-in extensions, you can now style your hair into pretty curls, elegant waves, or fancy braids. The sky’s the limit!

For more hair extension tips and tricks, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!

PUBLISHED 11TH DECEMBER 2020

Tape-In or Weave-In Extensions for My Wedding?

Your hair is an absolutely important part of your wedding day get-up. No matter how gorgeous your makeup or how stunning your dress is, an awkward hairstyle can instantly ruin your entire look.

Whether you’re planning to wear a slightly aesthetically messy chignon for your wedding party or romantic loose braids where you can insert small flowers to blend in your garden wedding, there are a plethora of hairstyles and hair accessories you can wear to complete your bridal look.

If you’re lacking the proper length and volume for your chosen style though, then don’t fret! Our hair extensions at ZALA, which come in all forms and types, are here to the rescue. In fact, in today’s article, we’ll answer the question: tape-in or weave-in extensions for my wedding?

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Using Hair Extensions For Your Wedding

You don’t have to commit to a totally different hairstyle just to pull off your dream hairdo for your wedding. Hair extensions can provide you with all the freedom you need to rock different looks on your special day.

Hair extensions come in all kinds of styles, colors, lengths, materials, and modes of application. It’s important to note which ones are most compatible with your natural hair and which ones are most suitable for your chosen hairstyle.

If you’re planning on wearing hair extensions starting from your wedding until your honeymoon vacation, you might want to check out semi-permanent hair extensions. In this article, we’ll discuss two types of semi-permanent solutions: tape-in hair extensions and weave-in hair extensions.

Tape-In Hair Extensions

If you’re only planning on wearing hair extensions for the duration of the ceremony and to the afterparty, you can consider tape-in hair extensions.

Tape-in hair extensions are very easy to wear and even easier to remove. They have tapes on the base of the wefts that you attach to your strands. This allows them to stay aligned with the roots of your own hair.

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Also, because tape-ins use tapes, they can create a sleek and flat appearance that won’t look and feel bulky in your hair. This makes them ideal to use in events that last the whole day, such as a wedding. They’re also easier to conceal even for those who have a thinner or finer hair type.

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You can expect around 30 minutes to 1 hour for application. Hence, you can get them applied on the same day of your wedding, ensuring that the hair extensions are in the best condition for the event. It would be best if a hairstylist could apply them for you so that you can also avoid having to remove and reinstall them again and again if you apply them incorrectly.

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If you want to wear them longer than your special day, that’s fine as well. Tape-ins can last from 4-8 weeks depending on how well you take care of them and how long your hair has grown. We suggest using a special shampoo and conditioner, like Zala’s Froth On You Shampoo and Smooth Talker Conditioner, while you’re wearing the tape-in hair extensions to keep them in good condition. Make sure the other hair products you’re using aren’t harsh so that the glue isn’t affected.

Weave-In Hair Extensions

Weave-in hair extensions are another semi-permanent type of hair extension.

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The major difference between weave-in extensions and tape-ins is the method of application. While tape-in hair extensions are glued to the roots of your hair, weave-in hair extensions are sewed to your hair. Here at Zala, we use silicone backed beads in order to safely attach the wefts to your strands.

The only downside is that they can be quite bulky for people with thinner or finer hair. You need to have thick enough hair in order to completely hide the beads from being seen.

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You can wear weave-ins for as long as 4 months, again, depending on how you care for them. The recommended time, however, is 6-8 weeks. That’s because wearing weave-ins for too long can impact the growth of your natural hair. It may be a little difficult to DIY the application and removal, so having a professional hairstylist to apply them is the best option.

Here’s a video showing how to apply weaves from Zala!

Hair Extensions for my Wedding

Regardless of what you choose, it’s important to remember that like with your natural hair, your hair extensions will require special attention to keep them in good condition. This will help keep them usable for much longer, saving you time and money.

With these hair extensions, you’re sure to achieve your #hairgoals not only on your wedding day but also until your honeymoon trip and maybe even well after. You’re the bride, after all, and it’s your special day – own it starting with your hair!

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

PUBLISHED 23RD NOVEMBER 2020