Tape-In Hair Extension Basics
New to hair extensions? Here is everything you need to know about Babe’s Tape-In hair extensions.
Hair extensions are made of real human hair and are attached to existing hair to add length and fullness.There are several ways to attach hair extensions, and Tape-In is one of the newest methods. Stylists and clients love it because it’s easy and only takes about an hour to install. The attachment points of Tape-In extensions are seamless and won't damage hair. Tape-In extensions come in 18 inch and 22 inch lengths.
Tape-Ins come in wefts, each 1.5 inches wide. There are 10 of these wefts in every pack and each weft comes pre-bonded with a special adhesive designed for use with hair. A typical full head of Tape-In extensions is about 3 to 5 packs of hair.
The stylist pulls off the protective strip on the Tape-In weft and presses the adhesive area firmly onto the hair near the scalp. Then another hair extension weft is placed underneath the first hair weft, sandwiching the client’s hair in between the two wefts. This technique keeps the hair and hair extension in place, sealed in the protective adhesive strips. The adhesive is strong and safe for use in hair.
These wefts are installed row by row working up the head toward the crown area. Wefts are also attached on the sides of the head to fill in hair on the sides of the head.
Once finished, the bonds lie completely flat against the head and are covered by the upper layers of hair, making the attachment points undetectable and smooth. After all the wefts have been installed, the stylist then blends and styles the hair so the extensions look completely natural.
Tape-In hair can last for about two to four months. As you wear Tape-In extensions, your hair will grow as it normally does, and that growth causes the weft and hair extension to move further and further away from the scalp. That’s why it’s important to go in for touch ups every few weeks so your stylist can adjust the wefts by moving them closer to the scalp.
Removing Tape-In extensions is easy with Tape-In Bond Remover. This oil-based solution helps break down the adhesive so the bonds loosen. After the solution has been applied for a few seconds, you can gently slide the Tape-Ins out of the hair.
You can shop for Babe Hair Extensions Tape-In Hair by visiting babehairextensions.com and finding a distributor near you.
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