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A single tape in hair extension weft in brown color
Mia Santini July 4th 2022

Common Questions About Tape-In Hair Extensions

We know a thing or two about hair extensions, so if you have lots of questions about your extensions or want to know a few things before you hit that buy button, you’re in the right place. Let’s walk through everything you need to know about tape-in extensions.

If you’ve never had tape-in hair extensions, you’ve probably got A LOT of questions. Like… 

  • What’s the difference between tape-in hair extensions and clip-in hair extensions?
  • Are tape-ins bad for your hair?
  • How do tape-in extensions feel?
  • How do I take care of my extensions?
  • How do I pick the right shade of extensions (so my hair looks natural)?
  • How long will my tape-in hair extensions last? 

Did we read your mind? We know a thing or two about hair extensions, so if you’re wondering any of these things, you’re in the right place. Let’s walk through everything you need to know about tape-in extensions. 

What’s the Difference Between Tape-in Hair Extensions and Clip-in Hair Extensions?

Clip-in hair extensions (like our unrivaled Clip It) are easy to apply on your own at home, without any prior experience. The seven-piece set with discreet matte wefts creates a layered, seamless blend. 

Tape-in hair extensions (like our stylist-fave Tape It) are a semi-permanent option that needs to be applied by a professional. When applied and maintained properly, your set of tape-in extensions can last between 4 and 6 months. You can go about your daily life – working out, going out, and even beaching out – without having to worry about your extensions falling out.

Are Tape-ins Bad for Your Hair?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear about hair extensions, so let’s settle this once and for all: No! Tape-in hair extensions are NOT bad for your hair. When high-quality hair extensions made with 100 percent real human (aka Remy) hair are applied and maintained properly, they’re completely non-damaging and safe to use. 

How Do Tape-in Extensions Feel?

Tape-in extensions are one of the most comfortable kinds of hair extensions on the market (and one of the best ways to put in hair extensions). You might even forget you’re wearing extensions – they’re incredibly lightweight!

When professionally installed, they should blend seamlessly into your natural hair. Yes, that means you can pull your hair up into a ponytail or bun if you’re wearing tape-in hair extensions because they’re designed to look natural and undetectable with any style.  

And with high-quality, cuticle-on Remy human hair extensions (the real kind) your new locks will feel soft and silky smooth. The literal definition of dream hair! Just wait until you get your hands on them.

How Do I Take Care of My Extensions? 

Here are some best practices for caring for your hair extensions: 

  • Brush your hair softly and gently with an extensions-specific brush. Be careful about staying away from the tape tabs. Detangle frequently. 
  • Shampoo and condition your extensions on a regular basis with a cleansing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner for hair extensions. Be sure to choose products that are free of sulfate and alcohol. 
  • Before you get some zzz’s place your hair in a loose braid to avoid any pulling, tangling, or snagging while you get that beauty rest.

How Do I Pick the Right Shade of Hair Extensions?

Our advice? Always buy at least three different Swatch It’s to find that perfect color. The easiest way to pick your shade is to take a color matching quiz. Then, once you get those sample swatches in the mail, head to some natural light to compare the shades and select your ideal blend. (Get more deets about color-matching here.)

How Long Will My Hair Extensions Last?

The beauty of investing in the best quality hair extensions is that they’ll truly last. With Tape It, you can expect a hold time of up to 8 weeks with proper application and maintenance. After the 8 weeks, you’ll visit your stylist who’ll reapply your extensions using an alcohol-based solvent like Break-Up Spray and fresh set of double-sided tape tabs

Your extensions can be reapplied up to 3 times for a total wear time of 4 to 6 months. 

Get Obsessed with Tape-in Hair Extensions from Wicked Roots

So now that we’ve answered all your questions from how tape-in extensions feel to how to care for your tape-in extensions – are you ready to invest in your first set?!

Fill up that cart and shop Tape It now! We can’t wait to see you rocking your long hair. (And be sure to tag us on IG with #WickedRootsFam when you do.)

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