How To Care For Your Tape In Hair Extensions

As women, we grow up yearning for long and luscious hair. Having great hair is definitely a plus for your image. But it’s unlike what we saw the Princesses’ tresses hair in Disney movies as a little girl, flawlessly flowing locks is far from reality. Fortunately, we grew up in an era of limitless possibilities and the semi permanent hair extensions are the solutions. As a kind style of permanent hair extensions, tape in hair extensions is quite popular among customers. If you want the best tape in hair extensions, you should know the installment and removal process is seamless and on average can cost anywhere from $200 to $800. How a big investment! If you neglect your hair, very quickly these beautiful extensions won’t look so nice anymore and you will have to replace them. That means spending more money and time. So how to care your tape in extensions is one of the most important things. Let us talk about it today.

1. Brush your Tape in Hair Extensions Properly

While brushing your hair seems like such a simple, mundane task, it’s actually much more elaborate than you may think. This is especially true when wearing tape in hair extensions. Here are some tips to brush your tape in tresses: * Choose the right hair brush. When brush your tape in human hair extensions, a double row steel tooth comb is always better than a plastic or wooden one. Loop brush is a default choice, and the bristle brush or boar bristle brush is used to do massive detangling. * Brush your tape in hair extensions at least twice a day (morning and night). The brushing process should be repeated a couple of times a day and this is something you should not forget to do. If you comb it regularly, tangling will be a thing of the past and you won’t need to buy new human hair extensions every couple of months. * Brush tape in hair extensions before the shower as it becomes weaker when wet. After washing, you should first towel dry it. Don’t rub it aggressively as it’s known to cause further tangles or matting. Just tap it gently. You can also use this brushing technique in the shower, if you have a little bit of conditioner in your hair. * Brush from the bottom up to deter tangles, pulling, and stress. Take small sections of the hair and starting from the bottom, gently untangle it piece by piece. Always hold the section of the hair     with your hand and continue from bottom to top. Just be patient and your hair will be perfectly brushed in no time

2. Wash & Condition With Care

When shampooing your hair, it is important that they tilt your head back and gently massage from the top of the head downwards. With tape in hair extensions, it is important not to pull too much or scrub too hard. Doing so can create a matting or clumpy appearance and take away from the natural look. When applying conditioner, recommend avoiding the root area of their extensions and to apply only to the middle and ends of the hair. You may also want to suggest a leave in conditioner spray to maintain softness and lessen tangles.

3. How Often Should You Wash Extensions?

Despite what you might think, you should wash your tape in extensions very rarely. The reason why you wash your natural hair so often is oils that come from the roots of the hair and make it greasy. Extensions don’t have a scalp so there’s nothing that makes them oily or dirty. That happens only if you use a lot of products on it. We generally recommend that you wash Kriyya Hair extensions only after 30 wears. That’s once a month if you wear them every day. That might not seem like enough, but trusts us, it is optimum.

4. Dry Without the Damage

Now that the human hair extensions has been cleansed properly, it’s time to dry! Instead of drying in a scrubbing motion, encourage your clients to wrap their hair in a towel to remove the initial moisture. If using a blowdryer, it’s important to keep the heat at a medium temperature to avoid heat damage. Once the hair is about 50% dry, brushes and other hair styling tools can be used for styling.

5. DO’s & DON’Ts

There are a number of do’s and don’ts when it comes to styling & caring for tape-in extensions: DO:
  • Use a heat protestant before any styling (the dangler I linked has one in it). I also use this one as an added protection just on my ends!
  • Gently brush them several times a day using an extension brush like this one that won’t catch on your bonds.
  • Braid your hair or put it in a low pony before sleeping to avoid tangling.
  • Always dry your hair or use a good dry shampoo post-workout.
  • Head to the stylist every 8-10 weeks to have them moved (generally when you can start to see them and they’re harder to hide!)
  • Use non-damaging hair ties like these.
  • Sleep with wet tape in human hair extensions because this can damage them!
  • Use a regular brush on wet human hair extensions
  • Use oil based products near the roots (like argan oil or Moroccan Oil) because this can loosen the bonds.
  • Let products build up between the layers or on your scalp – make sure to wash when you need to!
With a proper care, your tape in hair extensions can last up to 6 months. The lifetime of hair extensions is determined by you. That’s why you should take your time and do the maintenance. This will save you a lot of money and time. The above caring methods are also used for other real human hair extensions like: fusion hair extensions, i tip hair extensions and clip in hair extensions.
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