Tape-in extensions offer a way to get the hair look you want, quickly. They are very easy to apply and an experienced stylist can apply these in as little as 30 minutes. Tape-in hair extensions are simple, convenient, and utterly fabulous.
Tape-In Hair Extensions
What Are They?
Tape hair extensions are exactly what they sound like! The extensions are pre-taped and then taped/glued together on either side of your own hair. Typically a hairdresser would apply tape-ins for you because you need to align them to the roots. Additionally, you would need to have them removed (with glue remover) and then reinstalled. This process usually takes approximately 40 minutes – 1hr to apply and if the extensions are in good condition, they can be re-used.
You have to be very careful with using conditioners or hair products because this can cause the tape to come loose or slip off. This is a very common issue with tape-ins, where the hair simply slides off. Because of this, hairdressers usually recommend you use special shampoo/conditioner and styling products that are less harsh and not as oily to ensure the glue sticks to your hair. You can style them any way you want because they are made with human hair, but need to watch out for the roots where the glue/tape is.
How Long Do They Last?
Tape-ins’ are considered semi-permanent. Typically, they last 4-8 weeks before you need to remove and re-apply them, but just like any other hair it depends on how well you take care of them and it also depends on your hair growth.