Tape in hair extensions have gained a lot of popularity within the last few years. But, some people are still unsure on what exactly they are and how they’re installed. Here’s a quick explanation of what they are, along with step-by-step instructions on how to install them.
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Tape in hair extensions are a small weft of hair, usually 1 1/2″ long that are lined with poly to hold the tape.
You apply the tape to the weft,
Section off about a 2″ line of hair on your client,
Section off about 1/4″ of hair directly below the initial 2″ of hair.
and lower their hair onto the tape.
Press the hair firmly.
You are then going to pin up all of the hair that is not sticking to the tape.
Once you have removed all the stray hairs, you are going to take another piece of hair, apply the tape,
and lay it directly on top of the first piece of hair.
Press the pieces FIRMLY together.
You are then going to apply some heat from a flat iron.
Only hold the flat iron on the hair for 1-2 seconds. DO NOT just hold it on there, open and close the iron for the whole time to distribute the heat.
This will help the tape cure, giving it a longer hold time. Repeat this process to complete your extension installation. With the proper care and installation, using our tape, your tape in extensions will last up to 10 weeks!
Please let us know if you have any questions on this process.