Tape Hair Extensions Explained
Have you been looking for a light weight, inconspicuous hair extension method? Over the years you may have tried many different techniques and still have not found the perfect option to suit your lifestyle. I can almost guarantee that Tape-in hair extensions are the perfect set for you! Not only are they comfortable, they will blend so well with your natural hair!
Reasons this method is perfect for you:
It’s been designed and hand made by industry leading professionals using the highest grade of remy human hair that can last up to 24 months. To back our products you have 100 days to exchange or return for a refund*. They are specially fitted with American grade blue tape that does not require heat to stick and won’t fall out with proper care. If you’re an Australian customer you’ll receive free shipping or have the option of same day delivery for $17 if ordered before 10.30am!
How Do Tape Hair Extensions Work?
Tape hair extensions are a quick and smooth way of adding layers of volume and length to your natural hair. Stylists love the way they can be easily installed and customers prefer them for their easy maintenance. Tape hair extensions are fused to your natural hair using adhesive bond tapes. Strips of double-sided transparent tape are attached to a weft of Remy hair and these wefts are then taped to your hair.
Tape in hair extensions have an added advantage of zero risk to a woman’s real hair. Some women prefer to just add a narrow weft of highlights put in to their natural hair to experiment with colour styles instead of colouring their real hair. This also saves time and money that would otherwise be required for other time consuming permanent hair extensions or a hair colour treatment.
A good stylist can help apply the tape-in the hair extensions in such a way that the tape bond is strong and perfectly hidden amidst natural hair. Adding a few weft sandwiches is a nice and simple way of adding volume to your hair.
Unlike the other types, tape-in hair extensions take only 30 – 60 minutes for application. They are perfect for those who want to experiment with different styles but need permanent hair extensions for the length and volume to do so. For normal to dry hair, tape-in hair extensions last longer, whereas really oily hair will need to be regularly washed with a sulphate free shampoo. Our tapes are even great for clients with short hair, it’s best to ask your hair dresser if your hair is suitable as they will be the one positioning and blending for a natural finish. Click here to find out more.
How Do I Care for Tape Hair Extensions?
Make sure you do not wash your hair for up to 48 hours after application. Washing hair will wet the adhesive tape, thus weakening the bond. The best thing about tape hair extensions is that they can be re-used time and time again till they are disposed of. Your stylist will schedule a touch up for extensions every 6-8 weeks.
Do not oil your hair with the tape on as this will loosen the bond and cause the tape to slip. You may oil your hair once every month or so after removing and before re-applying the hair extension.
The weave tape attached to your weft will not wash out if you use an oil and sulphate free shampoo. For best results we recommend using X-Ten shampoo and conditioner to wash and style your hair, you can buy this from our online store. Care for them as you would care for your natural hair and they will surprisingly last anywhere from 12-24 months.
How do I remove Tape Extensions?
Tape hair extension remover, a special kind of spray that weakens the bond and is used for removing the tape hair extensions. Applying the spray will loosen the tape, thus allowing you to easily detach the hair extension weft. If you pull your hair too hard, before the tape bond is loose, you may damage the hair cuticles of your real hair. Wait for a few minutes after applying the spray to check if the weft easily pulls off. If not, then re-apply till it comes off easily.
Wash your hair with cold water and a moisturizing shampoo to remove any remaining residue. If you feel that the process is too frustrating, seek professional help at a salon to remove your hair extensions.
For those seeking a seamless-looking new hair-do without any damage, tape hair extensions might just be the best solution!