Tape hair extensions are one of the most innovative extension systems out there. But are they better than other types of extensions? Do they damage or mistreat hair in any way? Are they suitable for all hair types? In this article we will talk about the pros and cons of tape extensions. Besides that we will solve all your doubts about them.
Choosing the right type of extensions for you is no easy task. However, taking the time to analyze a few details will help you make a good decision. For example, you should consider what your hair looks like and your lifestyle to find out which extensions are right for you. In addition, you need to be clear about what you want to achieve and what the different types of extensions offer you. That way you can choose the hair extensions that are right for you.
For that reason we will show you the advantages and disadvantages of tape extensions. After this analysis you will know if they are right for you.
Pros and Cons of tape extensions
The extensions to stick are a few locks of hair about 4 centimeters wide. They come prepared with a double-sided adhesive tape to stick the extension to your hair. The type of adhesive used in these extensions is of surgical quality, so it does not produce allergy.
The best tape extensions are those made with Remy natural hair. However, there are also adhesive extensions made with hair of different qualities. However, Nais Hair tape extensions are 100% human Remy hair, premium quality. Remy means that the hair cuticle is intact and all directed in the same direction. Because of that they are soft, durable and tangle-free extensions. They are discreet and very natural, so you won’t find anything that looks more like your hair. And is that good hair extensions should be impossible to detect, both at first sight and touch. In Nais Hair that is a goal achieved.
How long do the tape extensions last?
Adhesive tape extensions are semi-permanent extensions and last between 4 and 8 weeks. However, how long they last depends on how you care for them and how fast your hair grows. After this period you can remove them and replace them with tape hair extensions.
How to put on the tape in hair extensions
A professional is the most indicated to place the extensions of tape. They are still easier to place than sewn or keratin extensions.
For that reason, in some cases you can place them a skillful friend, if he has experience placing extensions.
After you remove the protective paper from the adhesive, place it under a fine strand of your hair. At the top of the same tuft place another extension strip. This way your hair is interspersed between two strands of extensions.
Tape extensions should be evenly distributed around the head. They have to be placed horizontally for a stronger grip. If placed diagonally, they can be easily peeled off.
In the following video you will be able to see how to place extensions of tape or adhesives explained in less than a minute.
Depending on the volume you want to achieve the placement process could take about 45 minutes.
How to remove the extensions of adhesive tape without mistreating your hair
Removing the adhesive extensions also requires the help of a professional. Especially if you want them removed without damaging your hair and re-applied again.
The best way to remove glue extensions is with a solvent remover for adhesive extensions . Its composition does not contain aggressive chemical ingredients, so it does not damage the hair.
The video below shows you how to remove and replace tape extensions.
Reusing the adhesive extensions will allow you to enjoy your extensions for one year. Of course, they’ll last that long if you take care of them. In this blog you will find an article that shows how to take care of your extensions so that they are beautiful for longer.
The extensions of tape mistreat your hair
In the case of permanent extensions , adhesives are the least damaging extensions to the hair. One of the reasons is that they are very light and do not add excessive weight to your hair. Therefore, they are not likely to produce a fall by traction. They are also very comfortable, even for sleeping.
Other types of permanent extensions may damage your hair, especially if they are not well placed. But tape extensions are the most recommended for people with thin and thin hair. So if you want to have the advantages of permanent extensions, but without risks, choose the tape extensions.
The biggest mistake that people usually make with this type of extensions is to place them wrong or take them off incorrectly. So a correct application considerably reduces any possible risk. Therefore, you should keep in mind that it is difficult to perform the placement without anyone’s help. If you hit them badly or take them off incorrectly your hair can break, causing serious damage.
Care of adhesive extensions
Like all natural hair extensions, adhesive extensions can be curled, waved, and ironed. Even those from virgin natural Indian hair can be dyed or discoloured. When using hot tools on your adhesive extensions do not apply direct heat to the joints where the adhesive is. Excess heat can cause the adhesive to soften and eventually peel off.
You can wash your hair as you normally do. However, do not apply oily products to the joints where the adhesive is. This could also weaken the power of the adhesive and cause it to peel off prematurely. Therefore, if you use a mask, apply it only from half to end.
How much do adhesive extensions
It may seem that adhesive extensions are more expensive, but in reality they are cheaper in the long run. The most important factor to know your price is the volume or quantity of extensions you need. In reality, the saving, with respect to other types of extensions, is in the placement.
The price of the placement
The entire installation process can be completed in less than an hour. That’s why hairdressers charge less for attaching this type of extensions, because they are not difficult to attach. In addition the placement is not expensive because it does not require tools or extra accessories to place them. This saves a lot of money compared to other types of extensions. You can even ask a skilful friend to help you with this, and save yourself the cost of the placement. That’s why we say adhesive extensions are cheap.
Volume or number of extensions
The price of the whole mane can vary depending on several factors. The first thing you have to consider is how much volume of hair you want and what size your hair is. If you want a discreet amount of volume and your hair is long, with 100 grams extensions might be enough. However, you will need more extensions if you want a very voluminous mane that stands out. And if your own hair is short you’ll need a lot more, maybe 200 grams onwards.
This means that the price of tape extensions can range from 200 to 800 dollars. This will depend on what you want to achieve.
Who can use the extensions of tape
The extensions of tape do not mistreat the hair. That’s why anyone can use tape extensions, even if they have fine and delicate hair. However, people with severe fall problems should not use extensions until their condition improves.
For very curly or afro style hair the tape extensions are not the most suitable. In that case it is best to choose another type of extensions, such as stitched extensions .
Adhesive extensions are an excellent choice for girls who have a very active life. Some of us want to use extensions but we don’t have time to put on and take off daily removable extensions. That’s why tape extensions are ideal for busy people who, at the same time, like to take care of their appearance.
A lot of women are already using them. You can also decide to raise your self-esteem and feel beautiful all the time, and not just on special occasions.
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