Q&A: Everything to know about tape-in hair extensions
- Oct 01, 2019
- in News
Sometimes you may feel so bored with your current style or look and want to refresh yourself with something new, many women opt for changing their hairstyle and you can also do the same! Whether it’s a dramatic color or style change, switching up your locks will definitely make you feel brand new! However, changing hairstyles too much may lead to unexpected long-term harm for your tresses, and the excitement of having a new look can become an overwhelming disappointment. That’s why hair extensions appear to be your savior! Your hairstyle options are endless when it comes to extensions – they give you even more freedom to rock unexpected cuts and colors. And among all types of hair extensions, tape-ins are considered one of the most popular methods preferred by many women.
With the spirit of helping and sharing, in this post, MCSARA will provide you everything to know about Tape-in hair extensions, about what are they, how to apply them, maintaining them, and how much they cost, etc.
What are tape-in hair extensions?
Tape-in hair extensions really are what they are called! The individual wefts of hair are pre-taped and then applied on either side of your natural strands by medical-grade adhesive. The application is considered simpler than other types of hair extensions such as Weaves or Tips as it doesn’t require any heat tools or special technique, so theoretically you can make it yourself at home. However, because they need to be aligned evenly on your head for the best result, you should ask a professional hairdresser to help you. This process usually takes you approximately 40 minutes – 1 hour to be done and you will need to reinstall them after 6-8 weeks. If your tape-ins are in good condition, they can be reused.
What is the different between tape-ins and other types of extensions?
Tape-ins are considered much less damaging than many kinds of glue-in, bonded, or sew-in hair extensions, etc. In most cases, the total expense that you must spend to have a complete-applied head of tape-ins is also a lot less expensive (partly due to how quickly they can be applied.
How to apply for tape-in hair extensions?
You better go for a hair salon and ask them to install tape-in hair extensions for you. The way they are applied is like a sandwich as your own hair will actually get taped between two tape wefts. The hair strand in the middle of the sandwich must not be too thick – as it may hinder the adhesive of the two tape wefts to be stick to each other and lead to the tapes to easily flip out, or not be too thin – as attaching two pieces of tapes on a too-small hair strand can be harmful to your actual tresses, the heavyweight of the two tape wefts can pull off your tresses, causing hair loss or breakage, etc. Plus, the placement of the extensions also greatly contributes to whether you have a natural look or not, that’s why it’s very necessary for you to have a professional skill to install your extensions to achieve the best results (if you want to do it yourself).
How long do tape-in hair extensions last?
The tape-in extensions will generally last approximately 6-8 weeks to 9-10 weeks. However, this time is depended on many factors, including your daily hair care routine, your personal hair growth, your tape-in extensions’ quality. Tape-ins usually stay on your head, therefore if you don’t properly take care of your tresses, where the tape-ins are attached on, they will also not last long. On the other hand, you can’t prevent your natural hair from growing out, that’s fact. And at some point when your hair has grown a considerable length, making the tape visible, you will need to get them re-installed. For anything, reusing it for several times will reduce its quality, and tape-in hair extension is not an exception. The adhesive part, after a few times of use, will also reduce the adhesion, making hair more likely to slip down. The quality of your hair extensions also plays a big role in how well they last. If you buy cheaply made or non-Remy hair extensions, then you shouldn’t expect them to last as long as human hair extensions.
How to take care of tape-in hair extensions?
With tape-in hair extensions, you have to be very careful when using hair products or conditioners because this can cause the tape to come loose or slip off. You should use special shampoo or conditioner and styling products that are less harsh and not as oily to ensure the glue continues to stick to your hair. If you are using human hair extensions, you can restyle them in any way you want but need to be careful with the roots where the tapes attached.
How to remove tape-in hair extensions?
There are several ways to remove tape-ins but the safest and fastest way is to use an adhesive remover. Each product will be accomplished with the instruction sheet on how to effectively use it and all the things you have to do is to follow the given tutorials. The whole process will take you approximately 5-10 minutes to do.
Who are tape-ins extensions suitable for?
This type of hair extension is suit for almost anyone who wants to rock on a longer/fuller hairstyle, but they wouldn’t be recommended to those with extremely fine hair (as they can cause your hair damaged or hair loss, etc.)
Where to buy tape-in hair extensions?
There are numerous hair suppliers on the market today and you can buy extensions online or directly at the store. You should opt for a reputable brand that can provide you high-quality products, and that’s why MCSARA is always glad to be here to help you.
MCSARA is proud to be the leading company in the field of producing and exporting human hair extensions to big markets such as America, Russia, etc. Our products, including tape-in hair extensions, which are made of 100% Vietnamese Remy hair of Vietnamese women, will offer you the best versatile and the maximum longevity of hair, you are free to restyle or re-dye your hair extensions in any way you want.
We are carrying out a gratitude promotion program as well as welcoming the coming autumn for the Tape-in hair extension products line. Consult our 8 inch tape in hair and visit our product list for more preferences!
Hopefully, this post has helped you have an insight into tape-in hair extensions. If you still have any question, don’t be afraid to leave it in the comment section below, MCSARA will always be ready to help you!