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Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing With Your Tape-in Extensions

Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing With Your Tape-in Extensions

Enjoy your Extensions But Know their Limits

I know we all heard the word “ limit” but with anything along comes limits and cautions. Tape-in extensions provide flexibility in between styles and versatility, but there are things you shouldn't do while wearing them. Tape-in extensions are not the traditional extension method and because of this, check out some cautions you should take while wearing.

What are Tape-in Extensions

Tape-in extensions are unlike any other extension technique. These type of extensions are bonded onto hair using adhesive tape or solution. They are also known as pre-bonded extensions because of the extensions themselves being bonded together before being placed onto your hair. These extensions are for those people who want to add some volume but do not want the strain of the sewing process. Although there are some cons to this extension technique because of the adhesive, these extensions do not need much upkeep. Tape-in extensions require a specific level of maintenance, but there are things one should stay away from while you wear these extensions. Tape-in extensions are incredibly delicate and need to be taken care of. Because of how sensitive the adhesive is, any oily products can dissolve the adhesive.

Product Usage Can Be a Bad Thing

One of the things you shouldn't be doing with your tape-in extensions is using too many products on your hair. When you have any extensions installed into your hair, using too many products; especially oily products it can lessen the quality of the extensions. With tape-in extensions, oily products will cause the extensions to slip from your scalp and then your money has gone down the drain. The extensions have adhered to your hair, and too much product usage could be the demise of your tape-ins extensions.

Hair dye & Hydrating Products

Speaking of too much product use, hair dye and certain shampoos contain many oily ingredients. It is best to have your extensions or your hair dye before the installation of the tape in extensions. There is a loophole to dying your hair and extensions: place the color below the base of the extensions, same with conditioner or shampoo. Doing this will ensure that you can get what you want and still perceive your extensions.
Here are some other things you might want to stay away while having in your tape-in extensions.

Stay Away from Doing These Things

Who would have ever thought there would be rules to wearing hair extensions? To make sure you are keeping your tape-in extensions in their best shape and not wasting your money there are a few rules you need to follow. No one wants to spend their money they work so hard for, just for it to go to waste. While some of these things can be exceptions, they still need to be considered.

Tip 1.

Do not shower too much within the first two days after your tape-ins I know how this sounds but trust me it's for the best. You want to make sure that when your extensions are first put in that they do not become loose and taking those steamy hot showers we love will loosen them up.

Tip 2.

Do not sweat excessively or do any strenuous activities within the first few days. Similar to #1, just like steam; sweat can cause the adhesive to dissolve and then there goes your money down the drain.

Tip 3.

Do not wash your hair too much while having in tape-in extensions This step is self-explanatory, water plus a dissolvable solution will cause the extensions to slip out. When you do wash your hair and extensions, do not sleep with your hair wet.

Tip 4.

Do not try and install your tape-in extensions. This type of technique isn’t a DIY style I would recommend, always seek a professional to install and remove tape-in extensions. Yes, you can attempt to do these at home, but I would not recommend it and if not correctly applied and removed, will lead to hair loss and damage.

Tip 5.

Do not color the tape-in extensions while they are in your hair. If you want your extensions to be dyed, have the stylist do so before installing them into your hair. There are other things you should not do while wearing tape in extensions but above are the top things that you need to know.

Do Not Pull on your Extensions, Be Gentle

I know this is a, but you won't believe how many people tug on their extensions. Just like with your hair, you always want to be gentle not to cause strain on your scalp. Creating tension on your scalp leads to breakage and eventually hair loss. With tape-in extensions, you do not want to pull on your hair because of the adhesive. The adhesive is created to bond with your hair and make for a seamless install. So that is to say, that once the extensions on your hair, it can do a lot of damage if pulled off. The less strain placed on your extensions, the less stress put onto your hair and the higher chance that you won't have any damage done to your hair.

Tape-in Extensions are Fun, But High Maintenance

I know there is a lot of information that has been given, but it is all helpful. Tape-ins are one of the best techniques to achieve a seamless, yet they can be very high maintenance. Unlike micro-links, there is not any hardware place in your hair that can be easily damaged. The adhesive and its preservation are what makes this hairstyle very delicate. Paying attention to your extensions with great detail will ensure they last. You can still enjoy tape-in extensions but take this article as a guidebook to make the most of your extensions. Sharing is caring so pass along the information.
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Why Tape In Extensions Are Probably The Best Hair Extensions

Why Tape In Extensions Are Probably The Best Hair Extensions

Let Go Of That Sew-in Try The Latest Tape-in Extensions

Hair extensions are the most comfortable and most convenient way to enhance any hairstyle. Imagine being able to add volume, length, and color without doing any direct damage to your natural hair. If you ask any woman, they will tell you in a heartbeat that once you try them, you can't live without them. If you didn't know, there are many kinds of extensions, on top of different ways to add them in your hair. You have the most common method which is sew-ins, this act involves you sewing the wefts on your braids. Some other techniques include clip-ins, microbead, fusion, or an I-tip weaving process. Most of these options have a reputation for being, a lot of work, damaging, time-consuming, expensive, or high maintenance. Sometimes that is not always the case. Out of all the methods of installing weave, the best hands down would be tape in hair extensions. This technique is also the most requested in salons worldwide, so there must be for a particular reason. Some get tape-ins confused with clip-ins, but they could not be more different. The benefits overall will have you wanting to buy your tape-ins in a heartbeat. So, take a few moments to check out this impressive list on why tape-ins are probably the best hair extension method to use.

Low Maintenance

Let's face it with any hairstyle we choose; we want it to have low upkeep. Tape in extensions is the easiest to maintain for many reasons. This option is not like clip-ins which have thick wefts or tracks you would typically see in a bundle you purchase. We should first start off by answering the most common question, and that is, are tape-in extensions tape? Well, the construction of this product is three simple things which are medical grade adhesive, human hair, and polyurethane panels or transparent plastic. The weave is attached to strips which have specific thermal structures in them. No matter how much you blow dry, flat iron, or hot curl, the tape will not melt. The polyurethane panels are a combination of rubber and plastic which make the extensions safe to apply and flexible, meaning it will be able to conform to the shape of your head. The construction of these tapings is thin and are about 1 to 2 inches in width. Most women will forget they are wearing extensions due to how lightweight they are on your head. We offer high-quality tape-in extensions that come in different shades, and that you can dye to match your exact hair color. These are guaranteed to last you for months and have minimal to no shedding when you take care of them correctly. If you are into a hassle-free hairstyle like we know you are then, you should invest in these extensions.

The Least Damaging

Tape in extensions is least damaging out of all your other options. Since they are very lightweight, they won't pull on your natural hair as many other extensions will. Surprisingly they grow out as your hair does so there's no extra tugging or pulling on your scalp. When you get a sew-in the tracks are put in by using a threading needle which can be very damaging to your tresses. Clip in extensions is dense and heavy which can cause receding hairline and bald spots if you wear them frequently. If you use fusion, microbead, or I tip methods, you will notice that they tend to tangle more easily causing you to lose hair in the bundle and on your head. You can remove the tape in hair extensions within seconds and install them in about the same time. When it comes down to our lovely curls, we don't want to damage them from wearing a short hairstyle. The primary goal is to feel pretty, look beautiful, and have a comfortable hair experience. This method is the safest and risk-free choice. So, if you're looking for an option that checks off all these boxes, we suggest you try tape in extensions.

Low Cost

The cost of tape in extensions are the least expensive out of all the other options. The process takes about 30 minutes or less to apply. Which means if you do go to a professional for application the cost will be a lot lower than getting a sew-in. The construction of these extensions are so thin and small they are easy to make which is cheaper to produce. With sew-ins you must spend more money for a fuller looking hairstyle. With tape-ins you won't need three bundles since you are placing them sporadically throughout your curls. The price for the hair on tape in extensions are about the same as clip-ins, but they are much cheaper than the cost of fusion, I tip, and microbead hair extensions. When You take care of them correctly, they are bound to last a lot longer especially if you are not wearing them every day. Overall the application and cost end up a lot lower than all the other extension methods. So, I would invest in tape-in weave today.


You can reuse tape in extensions for up to a year or even longer if you do not wear them frequently. Being able to reuse your hair extension is a great bonus especially when it comes down to saving money in your pocket. If you customize your extensions to match the cut and color of your natural curls, you will have a low maintenance semi-permanent style. When you decide to remove the tape, you can wash your extensions and add new tape within seconds. Once you put on the new adhesive, you can reapply extensions onto your head. This method is where getting high-quality extensions will come into play. It is essential to invest in an excellent quality weave, to have a longer lasting style. Clip in extensions tend to wear out within 6 to 8 months, and individual extensions are not reusable. The time and effort you put into coloring and cutting the hair are worth it once you see how long this style can last you. The tape is good for about 3 to 4 uses until it's time to switch them out. Luckily the removal of tape in extensions take about 15 minutes. But taking out sew-ins can be a matter of hours and in the process can be painful, and you can lose a lot of hair. On top of that, you will have to go to a professional to take out, microbead, fusion, or I-tip extensions. It's a simple equation really, great quality tape-ins plus reusable style equals more money in your wallet and a happier you!

They Look Extremely Natural

Tape in extensions will look like the natural hair coming from your head. I would not believe all my friends who would tell me they are wearing these extensions due to how natural they look. The bonds of the tape lie flat on top of your head making them comfortable and unnoticeable. If you can match the hair density, texture, and color with your curls, then you can pull off a fantastic hairstyle. Usually, hair extensions can go up to three shades darker or lighter from your natural curl color. But if you have a unique shade like turquoise or fiery red, you will need to do a color match at a salon. Remember that you are not matching the color to the root of your hair but the ends. Also, for a more natural look purchase or use several different extension lengths. You want to create layers, longer weave for style, and shorter to blend with your hair. Using two different sizes is a bomb way to make your tape-ins look more real than before. Realistically it may take some time to get your tape-ins to match perfectly with your head of hair. But once you get the hang of this style, you will not want to let them go. You can say goodbye to getting touchups or those pesky tracks coming loose for the whole world to see. With tape-in extensions, the only thing you'll have to worry about is what outfit you're going to wear to compliment this beautiful style.

Invisible and Versatile

You will hear us say how thin tape-in extensions are, but on top of that, the tape is so transparent that it becomes almost invisible during application. They are very flexible, and some will even brush, comb, and wash extensions while they are still in their head. Most people assume that since its a tape bond that it can quickly fall out of your mane. But I'm the contrary they are quite flexible and can handle whatever style you bring to them. Tape-ins are more accessible to dry and take care of which is another reason why women are in love with them. Let's not forget how versatile this method can be. There are many countless hairstyles you can try with these extensions. Clip-ins are great, but it's pretty hard to achieve braids or high ponytails with them in your hair. Tape-ins, on the other hand, can make almost any hairstyle from topknot buns to goddess braids. If you purchase individual extensions, you will notice that they tend to tangle and become very stringy and flat over time. Nothing compares to the flexibility and softness of the bonds on tape extensions especially when it comes to washing and blow drying them. If you are looking for a style that is invisible, flexible, and versatile tape-in hair extensions will always take first place.

They're Easy To Care For

You can wash, blow dry, flat iron, or curl your tape in extensions with ease. You can treat them as you would your natural hair. The adhesive bonds are most fragile when wet so be sure to dry them thoroughly before styling. Take the time to comb out any knots or tangles; this helps prevent any future damage to the weave. Make sure to place your hair in a loose braid at night, and tie down your curls with a head wrap or bonnet. Securing the style will ensure longevity. What I love most about the tape in extensions is that they give you the option to treat and care for your natural curls. When you get a sew-in, it's hard to take care of your natural locks because they are hidden under tracks and are in braids. With tape-ins you can continue with your regular wash day routine and allow your hair to grow while it's in a beautiful protective style. Some say that their extensions will hold a hairstyle better than their natural hair. If you're gentle and caring of your curls, you will have a style that will last a very long time.

Are You Thinking of Trying Tape-in Extensions?

Hopefully, you can see that tape-in extensions are the best method out on the market. If celebrities aren't rocking lace wigs, better believe they are choosing tape-ins. They are easy to maintain, you don't feel them on your head once you apply and are completely reusable. Making this style look natural is easy once you choose the right color, cut, and the right amount of pieces. Say goodbye to those long hours of sitting in a chair waiting for someone to do your hair. The application process is so natural that you can do it yourself. If you are new to the weave game and are thinking of switching up your method from clip-ins or sew-ins, we highly suggest you try out tape-in extensions. The last plus we must mention is that at any moment when you are ready to take these extensions you have easy access to your natural hair underneath. If you need a little more convincing do your research, countless YouTube videos are showing how natural looking these gems look on other women. If you are thinking about trying tape-in extensions or have some already, we want to hear your thoughts. Let us know in the comments down below.
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20 Questions To Ask Before Getting Tape-In Hair Extensions

20 Questions To Ask Before Getting Tape-In Hair Extensions

Try Something New

Before trying anything new, it is always best to research before jumping into anything for the first time. Tape in hair extensions are new to the hair industry. This method adds to your hair’s length and volume. It is super harmless and quick and easy to install. Instead of wearing clip ins, which consists of clipping in your extensions day in and day out, why not wake up with tape in hair extensions already installed without taking extra time in your morning routine? Some people are curious about how tape ins work. How do you install them? How long do they last? What is the maintenance like? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some questions you should ask before getting tape in extensions!

#1 What are tape in hair extensions?

Tape in hair extensions are thin pieces of tape wefts attached to hair that install in between your natural hair. So yes, you are sticking water-soluble, adhesive tape in your hair. They are usually 1-inch or 2-inches wide and easily disguisable when correctly installed.

#2 Can I curl, straighten, dye, or blow dry my tape in hair extensions?

Yes, as long as the tape ins are 100% human hair. Private Label Extensions are human hair, and they can be colored and styled any way you desire.

#3 Are tape ins permanently in your hair?

Yes and no. Once tape ins are installed, the tape bonds on the hair which is difficult to remove. But, when the tape touches water, or any other hair liquid product such as shampoo, or conditioner for an extended period, gradually the tape loses its bond and begins to wear off. But, it is possible to wash your tape in hair extensions, and it will still have a strong bond to your hair. Look below for 'Can I wash my tape in hair extensions?'

#4 What's the difference between the fusion installations and tape ins?

Fusion hair installations involve heating tiny and thin individual keratin-tipped strands to your natural hair. This process is very time consuming, and it also takes a while for the hair to remove. Tape ins take up a shorter time process installed and removed.

#5 How long will tape ins last?

Tape ins usually last for about six to eight weeks. Some could probably go on for about three months depending on the maintenance of the tape ins. For example, some people’s hair could grow faster than others, and some people wash and shampoo their hair more frequently than others.

#6 How are tape ins installed?

It is effortless installing tape ins. Take a clean horizontal section of your hair using a fine-toothed comb. Put the tape in on top of the sectioned off hair, and then lay the hair above the tape in on top of the sectioned off hair. Because of the very flat shape of the tape in, the tape ins will look very natural and blend in.

#7 What pre-steps should I take before installing tape ins in my hair?

It’s essential to make sure your hair is 99.99% clean and dry. It is challenging for tape ins to bond to oily or damp hair. Also, remember that tape ins are effective the most when installing horizontally, and not tilted to an angle.

#8 Can I wash my tape in hair extensions?

Yes, you can wash your hair extensions. Most likely when you clean your tape in hair extensions, they will be installed--meaning that you’ll be shampooing and conditioning your natural hair too. But, make sure you are very careful. Shampoo and conditioner are okay, but after washing, use a blow dryer to dry out the areas with the tape ins, and make sure that area is 100% dry. Water or liquid that that sits in your hair extensions can loosen the bond on the tape ins. It is a little tricky to wash your hair because you have to take your time. Try not to work the shampoo or conditioner where the tapes are. Dry shampoo can also work too. Spray the shampoo and then blow dry. But remember that dry shampoo can build up. So try to find time to wash your hair properly.

#9 How frequently should I wash my tape in hair extensions?

It is ideal to wash it once a week and not too often. Washing the hair too often, especially when installed in your head can loosen the bond of the tape. Try not to wash your hair too frequently.

#10 Is the tape bond safe?

The bond on the tape in is safe. It does not cause damage. But it is preferred to purchase tape ins hair extensions from a trusted provider. Private Label Extensions are 100% trusted with their tape ins.

#11 Could tape ins wear out your hair?

Based on maintenance. It is possible for your hair to wear out if there is no proper care for your tape ins. Make sure your hair extensions are in for about 6-8 weeks. Maximum 3 months. Make sure that the tape ins are evenly distributed around the hair, not just on one location of the head. Also, when removing the tape ins, remember to wash your hair to remove all remaining residue.

#12 Could tape ins cause damage to hair?

It would be a total stretch to call tape ins damaging. Tape ins versus clip ins are safe, and they do not cause damage to hair. There are rare instances of damage, but only when not installed correctly and treated carefully. Tape ins rarely do not cause damage to your scalp or natural hair. Remember to purchase tape in hair extensions from a trusted provider such as Private Label Extensions.

#13 What hairstyles can I achieve with tape ins?

A professional hairstylist has a method of installing tape ins, and they can probably achieve versatile hairstyles. If you are installing tape ins on your own, it is best to wear the hair down or in a low ponytail. This is only depending on your comfortability in installing tape ins.

#14 Is there a particular method of placing tape ins around my head?

Rapunzel of Sweden has attachment tips images that can help you in installing your tape ins. Usually, the tape ins are installed in a trickle-down effect, making sure that the installation looks as natural and real as possible.

#15 How many tape-in hair extensions would I need for an install?

It depends on your desired look. To get a natural look, you probably would want to get 50 grams of Private Label Extensions tape in hair extensions which are up to 20 tape ins. If you want a more voluminous look, 100 grams packs of tape ins which is about up to 40 tape-ins should do it. Private Label Extensions also offers 60 tape ins which is the 150-gram pack.

#16 Should I cut and style my tape in hair extensions while they're installed in my hair?

Absolutely! Just remember that if you want to keep up with the same hairstyle and reapply your tape ins, remember to place the tape-ins in the correct place to keep with your desired hairstyle.

#17 If I brush too hard, could my tape ins fall out?

Not necessarily. The bond on the tape is firm, and it would be tough for you to pull your tape ins if you were to brush your hair too hard.

#18 What styles and color do Private Label Extensions tape ins carry?

Tape-ins come in several different colors and textures. Private Label Extensions carries the colors Chocolate Brown, Chestnut, Dirty Blonde, and Russian Blonde which is 100% human hair. All straight styles. They can blend with your hair, or used as highlights and lowlights. Also remember that these tape ins can be curled, flat-ironed, and dyed.

#19 How can I remove my tape ins?

Purchasing removal solution for hair bonds is possible. Or, another alternative is putting organic coconut oil and letting it sit in the tape-in area on the scalp until the tape ins are ready to slide out the hair. Be careful when you remove your tape ins. They take a while to remove. Gradually slide them out as the solution or product penetrates the hair and tape. Try not to pull them out your hair.

#20 Are tape ins reusable?

Yes, tape ins are reusable. After removing your tape ins, reuse and reattach using tape refills. They can be reused 3 to 5 times depending on the maintenance of the hair. You can store your tape ins and reinstall them anytime you want for your next hairstyle. You can grab the hair extensions replacement tape anywhere. If you want an easy way to install hair extensions in less than 2 hours, more hair length, and less damage, tape ins are for you! It is a confidence booster, and they are easy to disguise when installing correctly.

Go With Tape In Extensions

There you have it. These are 20 questions that you should ask before installing tape-in hair extensions. I hope this helps. Are you thinking about getting tape in hair extensions?
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