16 Oct How Long Do Tape-In Hair Extensions Last?
Tape-in extensions offer a fun way to get an instant major makeover. At Chaviv Hair, we understand how important it is to look and feel your best. Unlike many stylists that offer low-grade human hair and methods, we offer luxury tape-in hair extensions in Beverly Hills designed to last as long as possible.
Ideally, quality hair extensions can remain intact between six to eight weeks. At this point, our stylists may recommend having them re-taped to the right length.
That said, the lifespan of your extensions will also depend on other factors including your lifestyle, aftercare, and the quality of your tape-ins.
Daily hair care routine
Washing your hair with tape-ins is different from washing your natural hair. Too much oil or product buildup in your roots can cause tape extensions to slip. While you don’t have to wash them every day, use dry shampoo to remove oil and product buildup in between washes. Never use products with sulfate, alcohol, or ethanol to keep your tape-ins damage free. Oil-based products can also weaken the adhesive of your bonds.
When it’s time to wash your hair, gently dampen small sections instead of wetting your whole head at once as this can cause tangles. Take time to brush the hair at least three times a day to further avoid tangles. Use a hair extensions brush with specialized bristles so you don’t pull on your extensions bond.
Just like natural hair, too much heat can damage your tape-ins. Always use low heat when styling and avoid tugging on your hair to keep the tape bond strong.
Never sleep with wet hair extensions. Ensure the hair is dry and if possible, braided to keep hair from tangling throughout the night.
Schedule regular appointments with your stylist to keep your extensions revitalized and long-lasting.
Removal and reinstallation
Hair extensions are meant to be reused up to three times before they need to be replaced. Failing to replace tape-ins can cause matting, tangling, and frizzing.
Never attempt to remove your hair extensions by yourself. Doing so could damage your tape-ins and rip out bits of your natural hair. A skilled professional will have the right tools and skills to reinstall extensions seamlessly.
To remove the tape-ins, your stylist will wet the adhesive using a few drops of a liquid remover. Once removed, the extensions must be washed, conditioned, and completely dried to remove any leftover adhesive removing liquid. Afterwards, your stylist will attach new tape on either side of your natural hair to hold the tape-ins in place.
Get dreamy hair within minutes
With proper care and application, tape-in extensions give you longer, voluminous hair without the wait. Unfortunately, there are hairstylists that are not properly trained and can possibly damage your own hair. We advise that all extensions be installed by a professional and that a consultation happen prior to application.
At Chaviv Hair, we offer quality, bespoke extensions for all hair types. We use innovative techniques and products to give you dreamy hair instantly. From initial consultation to application, our hair extensions experts will help you pick the best application method for your hair type and lifestyle. We also give aftercare recommendations for flawless, long-lasting results.
Call us at (310) 990-5118 to schedule a free consultation and save $50.