Tape- in hair extensions are pre- taped wefts of hair that are sandwiched on either side of your natural hair. The method is the most popular in semi permanent human hair extensions, as its quick to install and very easy to maintain. In this post, we will take a look at this type of human hair extensions in detail.
How long do tape hair extensions last?
The best quality tape in hair extensions last between 6 to 8 weeks generally. However, the life span also depends on a number of factors:
- Your hair care regimen.
Tape hair extensions can be reused up to 3 to 4 times. So if you don’t take care of your own hair, as the extensions are attached to your hair, it won’t last long either.
- Your hair growth
As your hair grows, tape-ins have to be removed and replaced over and over again. This means that the faster your hair grows, the more often you will need to get it removed and replaced. This process can be damaging to the tape itself. Hence, the slower your own hair growth, the longer the extensions last.
- The quality of the extensions
It is very natural that high quality tape in extensions will always last longer than poor quality ones. Its advisable you choose 100% real human remy hair extensions as these will last longer than the non- remy ones. We suggest you visit a hair extensions salon for the right guidance.
Do tape- in extensions damage your hair?
In a way, tape extensions do minimum damage to your own hair as no heated tools are used during the installation. But what you need to know is that as your own hair grows, you need to remove and replace the extensions. This process can be a bit stressful for the strands. Hence we suggest you go to a hair extensions expert to do it for you. The right professional will be able to do it very carefully so no damage is caused to your natural hair.
How to know if tape- in extensions is the right choice for you?
It is important you know whether choosing tape extensions is the best the best thing for you. Maybe, all you need is a set of clip- in hair extensions that can be worn occasionally whenever you need the extra length or volume.
Tape extensions are meant for you if:
- You need the extensions to stay in your hair 24/7.
- You only want to add a few strands of hair here and there.
Tape extensions are not meant for you if:
- You need extra volume in your hair occasionally.
Washing instructions for tape extensions
Step by step instructions for washing your hair with tape- ins:
- Firstly, use a sulfate free shampoo when using real human hair extensions. Be sure to rinse out all of the shampoo from your hair.
- Use a sulfate free conditioner only at the ends of your hair. No conditioner is to be applied on the scalp as the greasiness would weaken the glue of the tape.
- Detangle gently with a wide toothed comb, and let it dry.
We hope this article has provided a lot of the information you need about the best tape- in extensions. Do feel free to reach out to us for any kind of assistance regarding human hair extensions.