As much as we want to keep our much-loved hair extensions permanently attached to our head, there will surely come a time when we have to remove them. These products are meant to be used for a certain time span, after that we need to give our natural tresses a break for a specific period to avoid hair damage and other hair problems caused by the improper use of extensions. To guarantee zero damage to your natural locks, get your extensions here at Human Hair Extensions Online. We provide first-class hair products which have been proven to be non-damaging.
When installing hair extensions, it is recommended that you seek help from a professional hairstylist to make sure that they are properly and securely attached. Although there are some types of extensions such as clip ins which you can install on your own with the other types, a professional help is a must. On the other hand, removing hair extensions without the help from the experts is totally fine as long as you carefully do it while keeping in mind the health of your tresses. Here are simple tricks you can do to keep your mane safe and damage-free during hair extension removal.
Adhesive Remover When putting on tape in hair extensions, you should be ready to have adhesive remover designed specifically for tape-in extensions. It is by its name a product used for removing tape hair extensions and the leftover residue, making your roots free from sticky adhesive materials. HHEO offers XTEN Tape Hair Extensions Adhesive Remover/Solvent which is absolutely safe for hair and skin. It doesn’t damage the hair unlike other products and is very easy to use as we also include the instruction sheet on how to effectively use it.
However, we also understand how emergencies can be very tricky. In case you get caught up in a situation where you need to get your tape-in hair extensions removed and you have no tape or adhesive remover available, you may try some of these tricks, although we cannot guarantee at par results versus adhesive removers that were really designed for instances like this.
Use natural oil for zero damage
If you don’t have any remover, you can do it the natural way by using hair oils as an alternative. Instead of using chemically based products, you may opt for natural oils which are healthy for your strands. You may use any of these: coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil or baby oil. Apply it at the roots and let it sit for at least 15 minutes to let the oil seep through the bonds. The oil breaks the tape bonds which helps you to easily detach the tape wefts from your mane.However, using oil could take longer to entirely remove the product and all residues rather than using a regular remover. It takes about an hour to complete the removal process.
If there’s no oil around, use peanut butter
When you’re in a pinch and can’t find oil around the house, you may use a peanut butter instead. Apply and leave it on your head for at least 30 minutes. The natural oil from the peanut butter can break the glue and tape bonds in the same manner an almond oil or baby oil does.
Use an acetone-free nail polish remover as an alternative
If there’s no extension remover or oil available, you can make use of a nail polish remover. Just make sure that it is acetone-free. Put on a few drops of the product at the sides of the tape bonds. If you notice that the tape starts to separate from your mane, slowly peel it off starting from the edge. When you feel like it’s hard to peel off, add more polish remover to it.
Rinse hair thoroughly, condition and wrap in a towel
If after applying the oil or the remover the extensions still won’t come off, take a shower and rinse your tresses thoroughly. Apply a generous amount of conditioner and then wrap a towel around your head. Wait for about 20 minutes to allow the conditioner to settle in and break the chemical bonds in your tape in.
Patiently comb through your tresses in a gentle manner
Gently comb your locks until the extensions come loose. Start combing at the tips and carefully work your way up to the roots. Doing this will prevent your extensions from getting tangled up with your natural locks.