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How To Take Out Tape-In Extensions Without Damaging?

How To Take Out Tape-In Extensions Without Damaging?

William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

Fashion Blog

Thu Oct 07 2021

Most people wish to have long luscious locks, particularly in summer. You can wake up with mermaid-like hair. Are you wondering how that is possible? Tape-in hair extensions can give you long and beautiful-looking hair within a couple of hours. However, most people don’t know how to take out tape-in extensions. In this guide, we will share everything you need to know about tape-in hair extensions. Let’s first discuss the benefits of using tape-in hair extensions for women.

Side Effects When Taking Out Tape-in Extensions

Tape-in hair extensions are made of synthetic strands or human hair and pre-bonded using super hold glue or medical grade glue. Tape-in hair extensions can last for 6-8 weeks depending on how well you treat them. In addition, they are designed to attach to your natural hair firmly without loosening for at least 2 weeks of using. You don’t need to be a professional hairdresser to install tape-in hair extensions. But, when it comes to uninstalling them, you should ask experienced hairdressers to avoid risks below:

1- Hair Loss

Although Tape-in hair extension is one of the safest hair extensions, it can lead to hair loss if you don’t uninstall them in the right way. Pulling the tape in extensions out without dissolving the glue is the shortest way to hair loss. If you do that, your hair follicles can be removed together with the tape-in. It’s obvious that hair thinning will happen to you as a result of the unsafe process.

2- Breakage and Damage

After a long time of using, the glue will be dried out and lead to the breakage of the hair shaft. Moreover, the excess glue left on your natural hair can stick together and cause damage whenever you comb your hair. That’s why you need to clean your hair after taking out tape-in hair extensions.

Side Effects When Taking Out Tape-in Extensions

>> Read more: Tape-in hair extension damage and how to prevent it <<

How To Take Out Tape-In Extensions At Home

Although we will want to attach the extensions permanently to our natural hair, there will be time to remove them. These extensions are created to be used temporarily. If we end up wearing extensions for a long period, they can cause hair damage and other issues that result from the overuse of extensions.

Those who don’t want to cause any damage to their natural locks should get the tape-in hair extensions from Mic Hair. According to its customers, they provide first-class hair products that guarantee zero damage to natural hair. Here are the best tips for removing the tape-in hair extensions without causing any damage to the normal hair during the process.

1 - Adhesive Remover

As the name suggests, adhesive removers are used to take our hair extensions, including any residue. Hence, your hair roots are free from any sticky adhesive materials. Before putting tape-in hair extensions, you should be prepared with adhesive removal, particularly to remove the extensions. You should buy adhesive removal for tape-in extensions that are 100% safe for hair.

Unlike other products, adhesive remover doesn’t damage natural hair. Moreover, this product is super easy to use because it comes with instructions. In an emergency, you can’t immediately buy an adhesive remover. You can try the following tricks to remove the extensions easily. However, these tricks don’t guarantee the best results, like adhesive remover.

2 - Gently Remove The Tape-In Extensions

After applying adhesive remover, you should wait 3-4 minutes for softening the adhesive. Then, you should start pulling a small patch to check whether it is ready to take out. You should hold the root of natural strands with one hand and pull the tape-in out with another.

3 - Separate Any Stuck Extensions

Sometime adhesive remover is not strong enough to remove glue from your hair and it leaves some small pieces of adhesive on your hair, so you need to use other tools. We advise you use a plastic rattail comb to tease the hair until it separated. 

4 - Wash Hair Thoroughly

It's very important to wash your hair after removing tape in hair extensions. Don't forget to condition your hair after because hair conditioner works very well on removing excess adhesive from your hair. In addition, it also protects your hair from the damage from environment such as pollution, heat, or UV rays. After all, rinse your hair under lukewarm water until your hair is clean.

>> Read more: Pros and Cons of Tape-in hair extensions <<

Tips To Remove Tape-in Extensions

1 - Use Natural Oil To Avoid Damage

You must be wondering how to take out tape-in extensions using oil at home. Natural oil is the best alternative for removing hair extensions. You should avoid using any chemical product to remove the tape-in extensions because it damages natural hair. Natural oils like coconut oil, almond oil, baby oil, and olive oil are healthy for your hair strands.

You need to take some natural oil and apply it to the roots evenly. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes so that the roots and tape bonds completely absorb the oil.

The tape bonds will become loose and easily detachable. However, removing the extensions using oil might take more time compared to adhesive remover. It usually takes an hour to remove the residues of the tape-in extensions completely.

Use Natural Oil To Avoid Damage

2 - Use Peanut Butter

If you neither have adhesive remover nor natural oil, use peanut butter to take out the tape-in hair extensions effectively. Apply peanut butter evenly on the roots of your hair strands.

Leave it for at least 30 minutes so that the roots and tape bonds completely absorb the natural oil from the peanut butter. Like coconut and olive oil, peanut butter is effective in breaking tape bonds and making it detachable.

Use Peanut Butter


We hope now you understand how to take out tape-in extensions without damaging natural hair. Unlike other people, you should avoid using nail polish because it can severely damage the hair strands. Get an adhesive remover to take out hair extensions without causing any harm.

.>>> Read more: How much do Tape-in hair extensions cost? <<<



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