About Tape Hair Extensions
Our tape hair extensions are made from the highest grade 100% AAAAA+ Remy human hair. They are double drawn which means that our tape hair extensions are thick from top to bottom. The tape is made in the USA and is extremely durable and the weft is seamless for an invisible finish. Nothing beats long last, natural-looking tape hair extensions. Tape-in hair extensions are the most popular semi-permanent hair extensions. Tape hair extensions are lightweight, gentle on your natural hair and scalp, and last roughly 4-6 weeks before you need to re-tape them. You can re-tape your hair extensions several times using our tape hair extension remover which dissolves the glue and allows you to reapply the hair using our tape rolls to rebind the hair extensions and your natural hair. Each packet of tape hair extensions contains 20 pieces and weighs 50 grams. We recommend 3-4 packets of tape extensions for a full head, which is 150 to 200 grams of hair.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Tape hair extensions are pre-taped one and a half inch wefts, there are 20 wefts in a packet. The wefts are composed of the highest-grade adhesive for secure and long-lasting results. There are two types of hair tape in hair extensions can be made of, synthetic hair and human hair. Synthetic hair extensions are typically cheaper however they are predisposed to tangling and matting. This is important to keep in mind when thinking about tape hair extensions. Unlike clip in hair extensions, tape hair extensions are constantly being worn and therefore exposed to all your daily activities. No one wants their tape in hair extensions to get tangled throughout the day. Furthermore, synthetic tape in hair extensions can melt and struggle hold styles when using heating tools. Having real human tape hair extensions avoids all the associated problems that synthetic tape hair extensions might cause. The gold standard for hair extensions is 100% Remy human hair. The cuticle, or outer cellular layer, remains intact and is indistinguishable from your natural hair, both in feeling and look. Good-quality Remy human hair is comprised of the hair of a single person, further boosting its natural appearance. At Pure Hair Extensions, all our extensions are made from Remy human hair.
How long do tape hair extensions last is an incredibly important question when figuring out what hair extensions are best for your individual needs. In general, tape hair extensions ought to be re-applied every 4 to 8 weeks. Several factors can greatly reduce or extend the period you can wear your tape hair extensions before you should return to your hairstylist. If you have the right care regime in place for your tape in hair extensions, you can enjoy your tape-ins longer before re-application. Well-made 100% Remy human hair lasts longer than poorly created tape hair extensions or simply said, "quality lasts". Finally, if your natural hair grows fast, it goes without saying that you have to re-apply your tape in hair extensions faster, otherwise a gap between your natural hair and the tape hair extensions will become visible. Tape in hair extensions that have grown out may also become uncomfortable and annoying, it is important to maintain your tape hair extensions as this will also encourage the longevity of the hair. Well-maintained tape hair extensions could be re-applied professionally 2 more times to get the most out of it. So, the key thing to remember when asking yourself “how long do tape-in hair extensions last?” is that with a quality care regime and professional application and removal you are looking at up to 6 months.
Before the tape-in hair extensions are applied, it is essential to thoroughly wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo for better adhesion. We have the Beautify Prep Shampoo available on the accessories page, this shampoo has been specifically designed to remove debris from your hair to help your tape hair extensions bond to your natural hair and avoid slippage. Some salons may also wash and prep your hair to their own accord. Despite a surplus of do-it-yourself guides online, we highly recommend you seek the assistance of an experienced hairstylist. The application process must be done with precision for a comfortable, beautiful, and natural look. The hair must be evenly sectioned first for maximum coverage, volume, and invisible results. Your stylist will "sandwich" a section of your hair between two hair extensions. The clinical-grade adhesive is super strong and must be applied immediately in the right position, far enough from the scalp, and in perfect alignment with your natural hair. An experienced professional will make sure that nobody will know that you are wearing hair extensions. Furthermore, you will not be able to feel tape-in hair extensions if applied correctly.
In case you missed it, we have a how-to tape in hair extensions video above.
It's even more crucial to see a professional when removing and re-applying tape-in hair extensions. The adhesive substance must be dissolved fully with the right dissolving agent before commencing the removal process. Only then is it possible to gently remove the tape in hair extensions without causing any damage to the hair. We have the Walker Tape C-22 Solvent available on the accessories page which is specifically designed for the removal of tape adhesive. Once the tape hair extensions are removed it is important to wash your hair thoroughly removing any residue left before reapplying the tape hair extensions.
Tape in hair extensions are considered semi-permanent. Some semi-permanent extensions can cause more damage than others, tape hair extensions are close to harmless IF attached and removed appropriately. Most of the stories about hair damage from tape hair extensions are do-it-yourself (or a friend) stories. Hence, once more we strongly advise you to seek the help of a professional. Your hair is simply too precious to experiment with. The goal is to look fabulous without taking the risk of damaging or breaking your hair.
If the tape does not slip out when the solvent is in, add a little more. Don’t tug at the extensions! Pulling on the extensions will only strain your natural hair follicles. The key to avoiding damage is patience sometimes it takes a little while for the tape hair extension glue to breakdown, but it will.
Caring for tape-in hair extensions is just as fundamental as caring for your natural hair. Make sure to practice the most important pointers to keep the tape-ins in top condition. You can still use styling tools, including the hot ones, to create the style you prefer, just keep some distance between the heat and the weft bonds. At extreme heat, the adhesive of the bond can melt. We also highly recommend using a heat protectant spray, this stops the tape hair extensions from drying out and going frizzy especially if you are using heating tools frequently.
It's essential that you use a sulphate free shampoo and conditioner when you have your tape hair extensions installed. We also recommend using a leave-in conditioner that stops hair from getting dry and tangled throughout the day.
Having a dry shampoo and shower cap can help protect your tape hair extensions from a water overload. Reducing the frequency of washing your hair as well as the temperature of your shower can help the longevity of the bonds.
Avoid normal hairbrushes, regular hairbrushes may tug on the tape hair extension bonds and pull through the knots rather than detangling. Using our looped hairbrush will reduce the pressure placed on the tape hair extensions when brushing your hair and won’t get caught in the bonds.
To reduce tangles from a night’s sleep, plaiting your hair is the best option this allows the hair and bonds to sit naturally.
Expect to pay £150 on the low-end and up to £400 on the high-end. Why this huge difference you might ask when it comes to tape hair extensions? Remy human hair is the best and most beautiful option but is considerably more expensive than synthetic tape-in hair extensions. The other major factor is how many packets (20 pieces per packet) you need. You might need 4 packets of tape-in hair extensions for a full-head treatment, although you can also choose for partial solutions with fewer packets. With the proper care, applying, and removal techniques, you can re-apply high-quality tape-in hair extensions 2 more times for a maximum of 6 months in total. Oh, and don't forget to take the cost of your hairstylist into account.
Anyone who is looking for a semi-permanent hair extension solution. You must be willing to visit a professional hairstylist every 4 to 8 weeks, as tape-in hair extensions require maintenance to stay comfortable and flawless. To minimise the risk of any hair damage this is a commitment you have to make.
Of course, there is an advantage too. In-between the visits to the salon, you only need to take care of your tape-in hair extensions and enjoy your long, full, and natural-looking hair without losing any more time.
If the above doesn't work for you, we have other semi-permanent solutions such as mirco-loops and nail tips. Otherwise, our clip-in extensions are perfect for a different look every day, easily applied, and removed by yourself daily.
Absolutely! Tape hair extensions are perfect for those with short and thin hair looking for a semi-permanent result. Why do tape in hair extensions on short hair work? Tape in hair extensions have narrow wefts that are applied row by row this allows your hairstylist to have flexibility in the location and position of installation. When it comes to tape in hair extensions on short hair it is important to be able to blend your hair naturally with the extensions, being able to add more pieces in as you need helps create a full look and hid any blunt haircuts. When it comes to fine hair the sandwiched bond is very thin and sits flat against your scalp, this means that the bonds are highly discrete. Furthermore, our tape-in hair extensions have been designed as invisible tape hair extensions. Invisible tape hair extensions have the hair sitting over the bond to create a more seamless look. Having invisible tape hair extensions makes it easy for up-do hairstyles to be created without the frustration of your extensions being obvious.
Whether we are buying makeup, clothes, or tape hair extensions, what colour should I get always comes to mind. We have a total of 19 tape-in hair extension colours for you to choose from. Nine are block colours ranging from black through to silver and 10 are mixed ombre tape in hair extensions. Our block colours are available in both 20 inches and 24 inches however our ombre tape hair extensions are only available in our 20 inches.
When it comes to mixed colours if you can find a close match to your natural hair in the ombre tape in hair extensions this is great however if not, you can still create an ombre look by using the block colours. To do this it is best to match the tips of your natural hair. The extensions are bonded close to the scalp near the root colour, however, since the extensions are discreetly hidden there is no need to match this colour. All the blending takes place at the end of your hair! It is best to match your lightest colour this allows the tape hair extensions to extend in a seemingly natural way rather than an abrupt colour change. If you are tossing up between two colours the rule of thumb for hair extensions is to always go the shade lighter. If you are still unsure of which tape in hair extensions will suit you, you are always welcome to send through some photos of your hair in natural lighting for our team to help colour match you.
We have 10 mixed colours including ombre tape hair extensions and balayage tape in hair extensions available in 20-inch lengths for you to choose from. We also have 9 block colours, if you are buying multiple packs of tape in hair extensions you can always mix the block colours to customise your own highlights.