Tape for Tape-In Extensions Explained

So, you’re interested in using tape-in hair extensions, huh? It’s understandable that you may be a little hesitant to use them, especially if you’re a first-timer to the world of hair extensions.

We can give you dozens of reasons why hair extensions, including tape-in extensions, are 100% safe, but for your own peace of mind, it’s probably best to discuss their finer details first, such as how tape for tape-in extensions works.

What are Tape-in Hair Extensions?

Tape-in hair extensions are attached to your hair’s roots with medical-grade tape. Because the tapes are very thin, they can lie flat against your scalp, meaning the results are more natural and seamless than most other types of hair extensions. Due to this, tape-in hair extensions are some of the most popular types of extensions on the market right now.

Tape for Tape-in Extensions Explained

One of the reasons why they are so widely used is the ease of application, reapplication, and removal. In fact, the whole process is so quick, it takes no more than 30-60 minutes tops.

As mentioned above, these extensions are applied using a thin strip of tape, which results in a more seamless look when attached to your hair. They are lightweight, comfortable, and easy to wear. Since the roots are not being touched, these tapes don’t cause much damage since the hair cuticles remain intact. You can blow-dry, curl, straighten, and do basically any hairstyle to your extensions without worrying about hair damage.

Tape-in hair extensions can also be removed and reapplied multiple times. Here are some helpful tips for beginner extension users.

1. Section your hair

Before you apply or remove the tapes, you should first section your hair for a neater and easier process. We recommend using the Zala Hair Sectioning Clips for this job.

2. Apply solvent to remove the tapes

While tape for tape-in extensions isn't really damaging, it's still best to use a proper solvent for it when you want to remove your extensions. For instance, the Zala Hair Tape Extensions Hair Solvent is a great product for easing the adhesive of your tapes without damaging your strands. It doesn't include any harsh chemicals, so you can rest assured that it will be gentle on your skin. It also has a mostly natural formula with citrus extracts and oil-based ingredients.

To apply the solvent, simply spray it on the tapes you want to remove and soak them for a couple of minutes. Once the adhesive has worn off, you're now ready to detach them from your natural hair. Make sure to scratch the tape tabs with your fingers to remove any remaining adhesive. It also helps to wash all the pieces to make sure that you wash off all the solvent that you used earlier.

3. Use pre-cut tape tabs

If you want to apply your tape-ins and they no longer stick to your strands, you can easily replace them with the Zala Hair Pre-Cut Tape Tabs. Just apply the tabs to the sticky side of each piece and you can now reapply them after removing the paper backing.

These tabs are high quality and can maintain their hold for 6-10 weeks. They also have a no shine-finish for a more seamless and natural result. Plus, in case you used solvent to remove the tapes last time, these tabs will ensure that the solvent and any remaining adhesive will be gone before you reapply them to your strands.

Using Tape-In Hair Extensions

As you can see, the tape for tape-in extensions is completely safe and should be the least of your worries. Remember, proper care and maintenance should always be observed if you want to keep your extensions for a long time!

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

January 05, 2021
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