[How To:] How do I take care of my Tape in Hair Extensions?


CARING FOR TAPE IN HAIR EXTENSIONS FAQ's:

There are a lot of questions surrounding the proper care and maintenance for Tape in Hair Extensions.  Let's take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions:

Can I wash my hair like normal with tape in hair extensions?

Yes, you can wash your hair you like normal.  Some suggestions for shampooing your new tape in hair extensions are using the pads of your fingers instead of your fingernails to shampoo your scalp and in-between your tape in hair extensions.  Using your fingernails could damage your natural hair during the grow out process when thin layers of your natural hair are exposed in the root area.  For more information about caring for your tape in hair extensions here.

Are tape in hair extensions real human hair?

Yes! SDX. tape in hair extensions are collected from 100% remy human hair donors and does not contain any animal or synthetic blends.  To learn more about Remy vs. Non-Remy tape in hair extensions click here.

Can tape in hair extensions be curled?

Yes! Using low heat (at or under 180 degrees Fahrenheit).  For more information click here.

Do tape in hair extensions work on curly hair?

Absolutely.  Tape in hair extensions work on any texture or ethnicity.  To properly adhere the tape in hair extensions, the natural hair should be prepped so that the surface is smooth.  A great example would be shampoo, blow dry and flat ironing the natural hair to ensure a smooth surface.

How often should I wash my tape in hair extensions?

Tape in hair extensions should be washed when they are dirty.  Sometimes that means every day.  Other times that means in two, three, four or more days.  Every head of hair is different and should be taken care of differently.  For more information on how to care for your tape in hair extensions, click here.

Can I color my tape in hair extensions?

Coloring your tape in hair extensions is not recommended.  Seek advice from a salon professional, and do not attempt to color tape in hair extensions at home or on your own.

How many tape in hair extensions do I need?

Head sizes are different, but generally speaking, you will need approximately 40 pieces of tape in hair extensions to complete a full head installation.

How long does it take to put in tape in hair extensions?

Tape in hair extensions should be installed by a professional and usually takes anywhere from 15-50 minutes depending on the technician and number of tape in hair extensions being installed.

How do I choose the right color tape in hair extensions?

To accurately match your natural hair to the desired tape hair extensions hair, you should first use a color swatch chart or color ring in person to visualize the end result.  To see more examples of how we've matched our colors, take a peek at a great ombre hair color here or here.

How long do tape in hair extensions last?

Tape in hair extensions last approximately 4-8 weeks before needing to be removed and replaced. For more information, visit our care section here.

Can I work out with tape in hair extensions?

Yes! The preferred method of working out and exercising with tape in hair extensions is to wear in a low braid, starting in the nape area.  More information can be found here.

What should I do with my tape in hair extensions while sleeping?

Before bed, gently brush your hair and place into a low, loose braid starting in the nape of your hair.  Never go to bed with your hair free flowing.  Never got to bed with wet or damp tape in hair extensions.  Additional information on caring for your new tape in hair extensions can be found here.

How do I blow dry tape in hair extensions?

Tape in hair extensions should be blow dried on low-cool heat, with minimal tension.  Never over direct in any manner.  Hair should be blow dried in the same direction as it grows out naturally from your head, which is the same manner the tape in hair extensions were installed. 

How long does my hair need to be for tape in hair extensions?

You only need about 2 inches of hair to secure a tape in hair extension.  However, we would recommend at least 6 inches of hair to help cover the tab area for a more seamless look. 

How much do tape in hair extensions cost?

The cost of tape in hair extensions can vary drastically depending on where you live, how many you need, what colors you are looking for and how long you want your new tape in hair extensions to be.  A quick google search in your area can help you determine a rough estimate. Wanting to know what to charge for tape in here extensions? Check out this blog about how much to charge for tape in hair extensions. 

Can I remove tape in hair extensions myself?

Even though it can be done, Tape in hair extensions should be removed by a professional who is able to see all the angles of your head and take extreme precaution working around the natural hair.  

What kind of brush should I use on my tape in hair extensions?

A natural boar paddle brush designed specifically for extensions is recommended to help care for your tape in hair extensions.  More care instructions can be found here.

Can I swim with tape in hair extensions?

Yes! You can swim with your tape in hair extensions.  We recommend brushing your hair gently and wear a low braid, starting in the nape area to keep your tape in hair extensions under control while swimming in any body of water.  For more care instructions, click here.

What products should I use on my tape in hair extensions?

Speak to your salon professional about recommended products for your tape in hair extensions.  Take caution and do not use ingredients containing any alcohol, oil, or ethanol. Alcohol-based products are drying to the hair and can compromise the strength of the adhesive bond.

Can you reuse tape in hair extensions?

Yes, tape in hair extensions can be reused as long as you are able to maintain the integrity of the hair and tab.  For more information on extensions, including tape in hair extensions, click here.

Do tape in hair extensions work on ethnic hair?

Absolutely.  Tape in hair extensions work on any texture or ethnicity.  To properly adhere the tape in hair extensions, the natural hair should be prepped so that the surface is smooth.  A great example would be shampoo, blow dry and flat ironing the natural hair to ensure a smooth surface.  Would you like to find about other kinds of extensions including more about tape in hair extensions? Click here for an in-depth look at a variety of hair extensions.

How do I replace the tape?

Check our our step by step tutorial here for a detailed look at how to replace the tape on your tape in extensions tape tabs.

 

 


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