Do tape in hair extensions look natural? This is one of the most common questions our team gets asked. For good reason aswell, if you want seamless integration of silky long hair, then tape in hair extensions are one of the best choices next to clip in sets.
What are Tape in Hair Extensions?
Tape in hair extensions are based on the same technology used to bind lace-front wigs at the hairline. Clear strips with double sided tape are attached to the base of a weft of Remy or virgin Indian human hair. These pieces/ wefts are then taped to the scalp. The best thing about these extensions is that the tape is see through which means that your natural scalp is visible which results in a seamless look. Many girls find that clip in’s are obvious from the side of the scalp if they are not small and subtle. Tape in extensions allow you to part your hair in many different styles and create partial and full updos without worrying about obvious hair extensions.
How Do Tape Extensions Work?
There are many different choices when buying tape in hair extensions. These include pre-taped, peel and stick wefts and some stores even offer hair and tape separately for you to do yourself at home. With the help of a stylist or an experienced friend you can apply tape extensions in a variety of ways.
As with all extensions, you are not forced to apply a full head. Many customers find that a partial install is all they need. A common trick to achieve extra volume is to ‘sandwich’ your natural hair between two wefts of hair extensions by sectioning off an area of hair and tape the human tape in hair extensions above and below.
How to Care for Tape Hair Extensions?
Care must be taken when using tape in hair extensions. Although tape extensions do not wash out easily with normal shampoos and conditioners you can wash and style your hair just like you would with your natural hair. However care must be taken not to apply to many scalp oil treatments as they can sometimes loosen the tape bond. Most tape extensions can last up to two-three months if proper care is taken. Making them an affordable semi-permanent option.
Some industry experts believe that you are best removing the tape and oiling the scalp after a month. Leaving a one month gap in-between your last application. The reason behind this it too allow your natural scalp to recover to prevent any damage. Many girls use clip-in sets in the meantime to bridge the wait time so they don’t have to be seen with short hair.
In conclusion tape in hair extensions have many benefits but also disadvantages. Overusing them can quickly lead to damage. However for an overall natural blending, semi permanent weave method they can be the perfect choice to extend your natural hair.
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