For all those women out there who love their hair, tape hair extensions can be a great application to experiment with your hair styles and add bounce and volume to your hair. This article is meant to deliver some useful information to the reader on Types of hair extension (Tape in), hair extensions pros and cons and some useful tips on tape extensions. Here you go:
Tape extensions are also called skin weft and simply tape. They are popular for their ease of application and seamless blending with your hair.
A single or double sided polyurethane tape is used to apply them. You need to remove the backing of the double sided tape to apply the weft to your hair. You need to sandwich another strand of hair with the other side of the tape after pulling your hair upwards.
Owing to the clarity of the tape adhesive the chances of somebody discovering your tape attachments is almost minimal. The tape holds strongly till you remove it with the Tape-In Bond Remover.
You can apply the tape hair extension much more quickly (just about 30 minutes) as the wefts come “pre-taped” (thus requiring no tools or heat). Owing to minimum physical labor and reduced time for application, they are cheaper as compared to some other types of hair extensions and perfect for “on the go women”.
You would need around 20 sandwiches or 40 individual pieces of tape in hair extensions for an average sized head.
Pros of tape Extensions:
+Tape hair extension can be applied in the fastest possible time (20-30 minutes for volume application and 45-60 minutes for full length application)
+You would not need any tools or heat application
+If you have fine thin hair, then tape hair extensions are most suitable as they lay flat on your head (totally undetectable)
+You have a “total comfortable” feeling as these extensions are attached with flat tapes to your hair
+Tape hair extensions cause minimal damage to your hair as their weight is spread out all over your hair volume (dividing the weight over larger area)
+You can comfortably sleep with your tape hair extension on
+A single buy can last you 5 uses thus making multiple uses possible
+Tape extensions can easily last 3-6 months (with proper care off course)
+An average buyer can afford them easily
+Most easy to apply and remove
+You don’t need the services of professional saloon for using them
These are for you if:
+If you are looking for something a little more permanent, then these hair extensions are for you.
Cons of tape Extensions:
-The adhesive bond needs time to adhere and bond properly and it is for this reasons that you need to avoid a hair wash or excessive sweating for a day or two after the application
-The adhesive tapes may slip if you apply some oil or silicone based hair product
-Owing to their installation very close to your scalp, you may not be able to shampoo your hair properly (that may cause scalp itchiness)
-For those who love ponytails or high buns, tape hair extensions may not be a perfect solution
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Just like all other types of hair extensions, cost of tape in hair extensions would vary depending upon saloon expenses, brand and the volume of extensions applied.
You must abstain from using oil or silicone based products. Brush your hair every day (root to tip) and style your hair as normal as possible. Specified maintenance is recommended only after 6-8 weeks. Always keep your extensions free of tangles to give them a chance to match with your hair as closely as possible. It would also help them to last longer.