Switching up your hair to a longer, fuller, more voluminous style is fun, and it’s one of the best (most non-committal) ways to achieve a major hair makeover is experimenting with extensions. Your hairstyle options are practically endless when it comes to extensions—they give you even more freedom to rock unexpected cuts and colors. Tape in extensions are the newest hair extension trend on the market.
Tape in hair extensions are thin tape wefts that get “taped-in” in between your own hair in “sandwich” like bonds. It is the most requested hair extension method in salons worldwide. Here are the top 5 reasons why tape in hair extensions are the newest craze!
Tape in hair extensions are the least expensive semi-permanent hair extension method available for both the cost of hair and the application. They take less than an hour to apply so that makes the application costs much lower. Also, due to the structure of the tape wefts and how the wefts are applied in the hair, the maintenance costs associated with tape in hair extensions are MUCH lower than any other semi-permanent method. The construction of tape extensions are 1-inch panels of hair, they are easier to make than the individual extensions.
They are the easiest hair extension method to maintain due to their thin construction and width. Most women actually forget that they are wearing them. You tape it and forget it, until about 10-12 weeks later when it’s time to move them up. You will want to invest in a higher quality tape extension brand. You will spend more in the beginning, but they will last better in the long run. The higher quality tape extensions will not shed, mat or tangle and they will be reusable. As long as you have a good quality tape in hair extension brand, the maintenance will be super easy and hassle free.
Tape in hair extension damage Least Damaging:
They are very lightweight and do not pull on your own hair like other extensions do – they grow out with your own hair. Clip in extensions are very heavy and can cause bald spots if you wear them every day. Note: if you have fine hair, traditional clip ins are not best for you! Individual extensions (fusion, micro, i-tip etc) can be very damaging and tend to tangle more, causing you to lose hair. Tape in hair extensions are non-damaging and very easy to remove. With tape in hair extensions you will not lose hair or experience any discomfort.
Tape in extensions are reusable for up to a year, they are good for 3-4 applications. Being able to reuse your hair extensions is such a benefit, especially if you have had your extensions customized with a cut or color. Once you remove the tape for tape extensions you clean them, add new tape, and then re-apply them. That is why getting high quality tape extensions is most important. You want good hair and tape to last through the year, or else you will be removing your new tape extensions within a matter of 4 weeks. Individual extensions are not reusable and clip extensions tend to get worn out within a matter of 6 months (depending on your wear and use). The removal of tape extensions takes only 15 minutes. Whereas the removal of individual extensions can be hours (with hair loss and hair pulling involved)!
Invisible and Flexible:
There are so many things you can do with tape extensions that you cannot with clips: wear them in any type of hairstyle: braids, super high ponytails etc. They are really thin and invisible! The best thing about tape in hair extensions compared to individual hair extensions is that when you wash and blow dry your hair they are MUCH more flexible and easier to dry and take care of. The individual extensions are stringy, tend to tangle, and the actual bonds are not as flexible and soft as tape extensions when it comes to washing and blow drying. If you want truly invisible and flexible extensions, tape in hair extensions are the best.