Tape in Hair Extensions Is Worth A Try
With many different hair extensions methods available on the market, it’s hard to choose just one! Whether you are a hair extension veteran or first-time wearer, tape in extensions can be the perfect solution for you!
Besides adding length, volume, or even chemical-free color in 60 minutes or less, here are a few reasons why you should try tape in hair extensions!
Tape in Hair Extensions Is Worth A Try!
#1 Natural and seamless
High-quality tape in hair extensions look extremely natural and will blend seamlessly with your hair. Most companies offer blends so you can find a color that is a perfect match. If you have a unique hair color, a licensed cosmetologist can color the extensions to the desired color. However, most companies will not accept any returns after the hair has been altered.
The base of tape in extensions is practically invisible which makes them undetectable to the human eye and even touch! They will move with your natural hair, and you can style them as normal. It’s important that the tape in extensions match the texture of your hair. Tape in extensions is most suitable for thin/fine to thick hair, although some companies may offer curly or wavy.
#2 Quick application and removal
For experienced stylists, application and removal can be done within 60 minutes. Hot and cold fusion hair extension methods can take anywhere up to six hours, which can be inconvenient for those who can’t sit in the salon for that long.
Tape in extensions has adhesive on one side which is applied to a small section of hair. Then, another panel is applied on top of the other panel, creating a ‘sandwich’ between the hair. After application, you must wait 24-48 hours before taking a shower or sweating at the gym. Once the tape in extensions has had enough time to adhere properly to your hair, then you can continue your normal activities and even style your hair with hot tools.
For removal, the stylist will apply a solution that breaks up the adhesive. If you see your natural hair coming out with the panel, don’t panic! You typically shed about 50-100 hairs a day, which becomes caught in between the sandwiches. If there is additional adhesive left in the hair, your stylist can apply an oil-based solution which will break up the adhesive even more.
A tape in extensions application and removal does not require any heat, glue, or tools. As long as your tape in extensions are applied correctly by a certified stylist and you follow the proper care and maintenance, you should not experience any damage. However, many factors can cause hair loss – medication, chronic illnesses, etc. If you are currently experiencing hair loss, then hair extensions are not a great option for you. Find out what is causing the hair loss and treat it first before using hair extensions as a solution.
When used correctly, tape in extensions can sometimes help your hair grow. More hair requires extra care, which also benefits your natural hair. Don’t be surprised if you go in for a reapplication and your hair is longer than ever before!
Tape in extensions should only be worn for about 6-8 weeks at a time. However, with proper care and maintenance, the hair can last up to a year with multiple reapplications. Tape in extensions is a highly cost-effective option for clients who don’t want to purchase new hair every few weeks.
#5 Simple maintenance
A common misconception about hair extensions is that it will take hours to do your hair. Although you may need to adjust to having extra hair, your routine will become easier as you get used to styling! With 100% human hair extensions you can style as normal, including blow dry, flat iron, and more!
To keep your extensions in tip top condition, you can follow a few quick tips:
- Brush your hair at least three times a day
- Wash your hair with the recommended shampoo and conditioner
- Apply a heat protectant before styling with hot tools
- Sleep with a braid to prevent tangling
- Apply a deep conditioning mask on the ends once a week