[How To]: Sectioning Your Hair for Tape in Hair Extensions


Now that your hair is clean and prepared for installing your new tape in hair extensions, let's figure out how you'd like to section your natural hair for installation:

Traditional 40 Piece Sectioning for Medium Hair and Average Size Head:

  • Starting in the nape area just behind the ears, take a horizontal parting approximately 1.5-2 inches below ear level, and apply three tape in hair extensions, evenly spaced within that section.
  • Your next section is a horizontal parting taken directly behind the ears approximately 1.5-2 inches above the previous section.  Apply 4 tape in hair extensions evenly spaced.  This row should lay in a bricklayer pattern in accordance with the previous row.
  • For the third section, take a horizontal parting 1.5-2 inches above the ears on both sides.   Apply 5 tape in hair extensions evenly spaced apart and following the bricklayer pattern in accordance with the previously installed rows. 
  • For the Fourth Section, take a horizontal parting approximately 1-1.5 inches above the previous section.  This should be the widest part of the head.  Apply 6 tape in hair extensions evenly spaced in a bricklayer pattern following in accordance with the other previously installed sections. 
  • For the last section, take a horizontal parting on either side of the high parietal, approximately .5-1.0 inch above the previous section.  Apply one tape in hair extension on the right side in between the first and second tape in hair extension tabs following in accordance with the bricklayer pattern in the previously installed rows.  The move to the left side in between the first and second tape in hair extension tabs following in accordance with the bricklayer pattern in the previously installed rows.  

Now that you have installed your tape in hair extensions, you can move onto how to blend in your tape in hair extensions.


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