How long do tape-in hair extensions last?

So you want to get tape-in hair extensions, huh?

You’ve done all your research. You’ve checked all the brands. Plus, you’ve read every single article about the kinds of hair extensions, and now you’ve made up your mind. You want to get tape-in hair extensions. Not clip-in hair extensions, not halo hair extensions. You want tape-ins, not anything else.

However, there’s one more question that’s been bugging your mind for a while now, and until you know the answer, you can’t be 100% sure of your decision.

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How long do tape-in hair extensions last?

The short answer is, six to eight weeks up to nine to ten weeks, depending on which expert you consult.

The long answer is, it really depends on a lot of factors, as well as the quality of the tape-in hair extensions you’re buying.

Factors that affect the lifespan of tape-in hair extensions

  • your daily hair care regimen
  • your personal hair growth
  • the quality of your tape-in hair extensions

Your daily hair care regimen

Your daily hair care regimen can greatly affect how long your hair extensions will last. Tape-in hair extensions are meant to be reused for up to three to four times but stay on your hair majority of the time. This means that if you don’t take care of your own hair, where the tape-ins are attached, then they’re bound to not last long, either.

Your personal hair growth

Using tape-in hair extensions is pretty simple. You ‘tape’ them to your hair using medical grade adhesive and leave them there for a few weeks until your hair grows long enough that they start to get noticeable. When that happens, you have to move them up, and the process is repeated.

The thing is, the action of removing and replacing them over and over again is damaging for tape-ins. This means that the faster your hair grows, the more frequently you’ll have to move them up, and the more damage they’ll sustain over time. Hence, if your hair grows longer faster, it probably means your tape-ins won’t last as long either. At least, not as long as on someone whose hair doesn’t grow as fast.

The quality of your tape-ins

Anything that’s good quality is most likely to outlive something that’s poorly made. If you choose hair extensions that are non-Remy and cheaply made, then you better not expect them to last as long as Remy human hair extensions. ZALA Hair, for example, uses only the best quality for our ZALA tape-in hair extensions, making sure that each one will last as long as you need them to.

Are you thinking of getting tape-in hair extensions now? For more ideas, check out the ZALA blog!


Remy Hair Explained: What’s The Difference?

Here at ZALA, we always say that our products are 100% human Remy hair.

Of course, this is to prove that our hair extensions are of the highest quality, made with care and precision. The kind of quality that you lovelies deserve 100%! But what exactly does ‘Remy’ hair mean?

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What Is Remy Hair?

Remy describes the method of hair collection, which is bit different than non-Remy. In Remy hair extensions, the hair strands are all aligned in their original direction. This results in a more natural and realistic look, since this is how real hair is like too.

Remy vs. Non-Remy

The biggest difference between the two is how the hair strands were collected to make the final product. Non-Remy hair is usually collected from brushes and other cut hair, so the strands tend to have different directions. Not to mention, non-Remy extensions or wigs need to go through several chemical processes before they can be sold. The results aren’t as natural, but since they’re easier to mass-produce, they cost way less than Remy.

Benefits Of Using Remy Hair

  • washable
  • very high quality
  • easily blends with your own hair
  • can be styled the way you would do real hair
  • looks and feels like real human hair
  • lasts longer than other types

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Remy better than non-Remy?
    • In many ways, yes. Non-Remy is much cheaper than Remy, but the results from the latter look way more natural than the former.
  2. Is virgin hair different from Remy hair?
    • Virgin hair means 100% untreated hair, usually from a single person. Remy doesn’t automatically mean untreated, though it doesn’t go through the same chemical processes that non-Remy hair goes through.
  3. Is human hair the same as Remy hair?
    • No. At least, not really. Remy hair is human hair, but not all human hair is Remy hair. Even non-Remy hair can be human hair, you know. It all depends on the method used to collect them.
  4. Is it true that non-Remy is low quality?
    • Not necessarily. There are a lot of factors that have to be considered before labelling different types of hair extensions or wigs as ‘low quality’. What we can say for sure though is this: Remy is 99% of the time better than non-Remy. We’re leaving the 1% for possible exceptions.
  5. Can I use heat-styling tools on this?
    • Remy hair is tough and can withstand heat like normal, natural hair can. But don’t abuse them, just treat them like how you would treat your own hair.
  6. Can I bleach this?
    • Yes, but once again, always exercise some caution. Even your own hair can’t take too many bleach jobs, after all.

Now you know what we mean by saying that our hair extensions are 100% human Remy hair! If you’ve got more questions, you can ask them in the comments below!

For more hair-related discussions, check out our ZALA blog!


New Year’s Resolutions 2019: Hair Edition

It’s less than 24 hours before 2018 ends, and you know what that means: time for our New Year’s Resolutions 2019!

The year has come and gone so fast. Ever experienced closing your eyes and then suddenly waking up, without knowing that you fell asleep in the first place? That’s exactly how 2018 felt like for us.

The new year is coming soon, and we here at ZALA simply can’t wait to welcome it with open arms. To start off the year right, here are 4 new year’s resolutions you can do that your hair will definitely love this 2019!

New Year’s Resolution #1: Get more hours of sleep

Raise your hand if you’ve ever slept way past your bedtime. Don’t worry, I’m raising my hand with you. I can’t count on one hand how many times I’ve fallen asleep at 1AM, 3AM, and even 5AM when I’m too busy trying to finish something.  I know, I know. We live in a fast-paced world yada yada, but our hair doesn’t understand that, sadly.

For every hour that you don’t sleep when you should be sleeping, you’re moving closer and closer to hair-loss, hair-thinning, and other hair problems. Not to mention, lack of sleep poses a lot of other health concerns too! This 2019, make sure you get more sleep, more than enough to let your body repair and heal itself.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Drink more water

“I need agua!”

Katarina Stratford from the classic 1999 romantic comedy film 10 Things I Hate About You is right: we all need agua. In fact, you may need more water than what you already think is efficient. 87% of the population drinks water, according to a 2015 survey on health and food consumption. The question is, how much are you drinking?

Aim to drink at least 74 ounces of water every day. Men should drink more, at 101 ounces. This ensures that your scalp is well-hydrated and healthy, which promotes hair growth and lessens the risk of dry hair.

New Year’s Resolution #3: Eat more healthy food

I’m a picky eater. I’m one of the pickiest people I know, and for most people who know me, I’m the pickiest person they know too. However, even I understand the importance of eating healthy food (even if I want nothing more than to gorge myself in ice cream and chocolates all day) for the sake of my body and my health.

See, what we put inside our tummies reflects what we look like on the outside. If you eat junk food every day, needless to say, it won’t be long before your outside, including your hair, will look like junk as well. Wanna get long, flowing, gorgeous, healthy hair? Eat healthy food, that’s how. Add it to your list of new year’s resolutions 2019 now!

New Year’s Resolution #4: Practice a daily hair care routine

Our hair is one of the least noticed parts of the body. Many people have no problem establishing dedicated skincare routines, spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars buying expensive products, getting expensive facials and diamond peels, and paying huge amounts of money for services to enhance and improve their skin.

Keeping a daily hair care routine, however, doesn’t seem as normal. Few people take the time out of their day to dedicate to their hair. Sure, they’d get monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly haircuts. Maybe they’ll get a hair spa every 6 months or so. Maybe they’ll go for a treatment to ‘treat’ themselves at times. But rarely do they do things on a daily basis. Well then, maybe it’s time. Love your hair a little bit better, and we promise you, it’s going to love you back tenfolds.

What about you, what are new year’s resolutions 2019? Feel free to share down below!

And of course, see you next year (read: tomorrow?) here at ZALA blog!


Killer Halloween Looks

Killer Halloween Looks

Killer Halloween Looks

The spookiest time of the year has come around again and you must be on the hunt for some killer Halloween looks.

Whether you’ve got a crazy halloween party to go to or you would just like to dress up to get spooky, if you are looking for Halloween hair-spiration, you have come to the right place!

We have put together three drop dead gorgeous looks which will be perfect for Halloween.

We have a code for you! Use the code CREEP for $10 off!

It’s time to get freaky! 

The Purge

Killer Halloween Looks

I absolutely love scary movies. Theres something so thrilling about being scared and feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins.

Did The Purge Movie freak you out or leave you wanting more? I wonder what I’d do if the Purge really happened. Would I secure my house and hide inside all day or would I run around killing people?

We put together this super simple yet creepy look inspired by the purge. All we needed was our ZALA ponytails, a white shirt and a mask!

You will need:

  1. Starting with a neat centre parting, tie your hair up into 2 sleep pig tails.

  2.  Apply 2 x 16 inch ponytails extensions to either side, securing with bobby pins.

Fortune Teller

Killer Halloween Looks

If you could look into a crystal ball and see the future, what would you want to see?

There is something so magical and mystical about this fortune teller look. I don’t know whether I would like to be able to tell the future or not!

We paired big voluptuous messy curls with a jingly head piece, some sparkles and some dark and mysterious makeup. This look has everything.

You will need:

  1. Section off your hair and apply 20 inch hair extensions for length and volume.

  2. Working in sections, curl your hair with the extensions using a medium sized barrel.

  3. Brush out the curls and use a volumizing powder for extra volume and texture.

Evil Mermaid

Killer Halloween Looks

Ever since watching the Little Mermaid at 4 years of age, I still sit by the water and pretend i have a tail instead of legs… no, really. Imagine spending your days swimming around with your mermaid friends! I’m definitely not the only girl who has had a fantasy about living under the sea with my best friend who’s a lobster.

Unfortunately, not all of the creatures below sea level are as friendly as Sebastian. Meet the Evil Mermaid…

This Evil Mermaid look was put together by curling some insanely long hair extensions. We added some colourful fishy makeup and threw on a long, flowy, colourful dress to mimic a tail.

You will need:

  1. Section off your hair and apply 26 inch hair extensions for dramatic length.

  2. Twist and curl your hair and the extensions around the wand to create beachy waves

  3. Apply a generous amount of ZALA Revive Me throughout to achieve wet looking hair.

Watch our YouTube video for a tutorial on how to achieve these looks!


Need even more Halloween inspiration?

Check out our other Halloween looks!

Halloween Hairstyles for 2017

Easy Halloween Hairstyles


How to Colour Correct Ashy Hair

How to Colour Correct Ashy Hair

Is ash just NOT your colour? Need to correct ashy hair?

Choosing your hair colour can be SUPER difficult when purchasing hair extensions online. For blondes, our lightest shades at ZALA are our Beachy Blonde #613 (more golden) and Ice Queen Platinum Blonde #60 (more ashy).

Whether you have chosen the wrong colour, over-toned your hair or you just need to add that little bit of warmth, don’t you fret. We got your back! ZALA have formulated the perfect fix for your ashy hair!correct ashy hair

Introducing the new Warm Up Hair Extension Tone Enhancer which will add beautiful golden tones to your locks. Warm Up has been specially formulated to enhance tone in hair extensions. Is also perfect for use on your own natural hair.

ZALA’s Warm Up is formulated to protect your extensions! It is a sulphate and paraben free formula which doesn’t use any corrosive chemical to protect you.

*Colouring your extensions is at your own risk, Use the tone enhancer on a test piece before repeating the process on the whole set. ZALA is not responsible for unwanted results. Despite that, this product is designed to work alongside our hair extension range, on other brands & also your natural hair.

You will need:

  • 100% Human Remy Hair Extensions
  • ZALA Warm Up Hair Extension Tone Enhancer
  • ZALA Revive Me Hair Extension Treatment

Make sure to always test the product on one piece of hair first. Try and pick a section which will be less visible.

    1. Prior to applying any Warm Up tone enhancer, wet your extensions making sure each strand is damp.

    1. Take a small amount of ZALA’s Warm Up Tone Enhancer in the palm of your hand and distribute evenly across your test piece. Make sure the tone enhancer is evenly distributed, whilst avoiding the weft, seamless band or tape adhesive area.

    1. Let sit for approximately 5 minutes, or until the desired amount of warmth is achieved.

  1. Rinse Thoroughly.
  2. Apply Revive Me Hair Extension treatment and leave to air dry.

If you liked this post, you can check out more like it at the ZALA blog!

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