Tape-in human hair extensions are no doubt the items in fashion. This latest invention of hair extensions is extraordinarily multipurpose and adaptable. Wearing tape-ins allows you to create different hairstyles including the difficult high ponytail.
However, it is a daunting task to care for tape-in human hair extensions, especially for beginners. In this article, Layla Hair will guide you through detailed steps to help you care for your tape-ins.
Let’s read on!
How long do tape-in human hair extensions last?
The answer to this question varies. It depends on the type of tape-in human hair extensions you use as well as how you care for them.
Typically, Remy human hair extensions last longer than the non-Remy and synthetic ones. Remy hair has intact cuticles and aligned hair strands. As a result, it doesn’t tangle or shed.
On the other hand, non-Remy hair, which doesn’t share the same features, prompt to shed after the first use. Synthetic hair looks entirely out of place. It just couldn’t be compared with human hair.
For one use, tape-ins can be used as long as nine weeks. After that, you can reapply the tapes for about four times. However, the durability can change proportional to the attention you give to your hair extensions.
That means if you know how to care for your tape-ins you can use them for an extended period.
How to apply tape-in human hair extensions
You need help from professionals to attach tape-ins to your hair. However, if you are already familiar with the job, you can do it yourself.
Here is how you should do it.
- You should always divide your hair horizontally first. Starting from the bottom of your neck, section a layer of your hair.
- The rest of your hair should be tied up so it won’t fall during the process
- Remove the first layer of the tape
- Lift the hair and carefully place the tape on it. Remember you should put it under the hair root for about 2-3 mm.
- Clip up the first taped hair up with the rest
- Repeat the process three times or more until you finish
How to care for tape-ins
If you want to maximize your investment in tape-in human hair extensions, it is essential to keep them under proper care. Though these items don’t require much attention, we advise you to follow these steps to gain optimal benefits.
Know how to wash your hair
Tape-ins will prefer gentle hands than excellent hair products. That said, you can continue using your favorite shampoo and conditioner, but you need to be more tender on your hair.
If you are used to rubbing and scrubbing your existing hair, you need to quit doing it on tape-ins. Over-massage is also not a good idea since it can create tangling and matting eventually.
The best way to wash your hair with tape-in is to rub your head downwards gently. You should also avoid applying conditioner on the tape where the piece is attached to your hair.
It is advised to apply it only from the middle to the end. It is also a great idea to use hair tonic to maintain smoothness.
What’s more, you should use hair masks. This product can be applied right after shampooing. Again, you should keep the tape bonding away from the hair mask. Leave the mask for 10 to 15 minutes and rewash your hair with water.
Using hair makes up to 3 times a week could significantly change the quality of your existing hair and enhance the smoothness of the tape-ins.
Know how to dry your hair
If you don’t want to blow-dry your hair, you can let it naturally dries. However, remember not to scrub it too hard to get rid of moisture. Instead, you can use a towel and gently remove water from your hair.
In case blowdryer is your initial choice, keep the heat at a medium level. The heat will be likely to damage both your hair and the extensions. The rule of thumb is never wholly to dry your hair.
Know how to brush your hair
It is essential to brush your hair two times per day. Brushing keeps hair strands from twisting into each other, causing shedding and tangling.
You should always start from the bottom because most of the twisting and tangling hair happen there. After that, move the brush upwards. In this step, you need to be careful since the tapes-ins don’t want to get pulled.
How to remove and re-apply tape-ins
Compared to applying for tape extensions, removing them is quite easy. You will need a remover. The remover will dissolve the adhesive and allow you to remove the tapes quickly.
You can also use the remover to get rid of any glue remainder. You can use a pin-tail comb to navigate through your hair and make the process easier.
If you want to reapply the tape, simple add new tape refills to the bondings and apply the extensions on your hair.
Ladies, we hope that you have gained some insight into how to care for your tape-in human hair extensions. If you have any problems and can’t find answers in this article, you can contact our specialists and hotline for more advise and recommendations.
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