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Pros and Cons of Tape-In Hair Extensions

Fashion Blog Tue May 12 2020

Just like other types of hair extensions, tape-in hair extensions also have theirs own advantages and disadvantages. Before we get into the pros and cons of tape in hair extensions, let’s talk about what the tape-in hair extensions are!

What are the tape-in hair extensions?

What are tape-in extensions? Tape-in extensions are newest hair extensions trend on the market. Tape-in hair extensions are thin tape wefts, 1 inch wide pre-taped hair 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.


Pros and Cons of Tape in hair extensions

Pros of Tape-In Hair Extensions

Easy to install/apply

The time that it normally take you to install is around 30-90 minutes. That can be regarded as the shortest time of wearing hair extensions. Unlike other methods that can take about more than 90 minutes to apply. If applied properly, it can stay on your head for 6 to 12 weeks.


Blends in naturally with your hair

It is true! The tape in hair extensions are no surprise one of the most undetectable types of extensions. It is almost feel like there is no weight that is on your head. Lend a natural look to your tresses as they flat against your head.


More Styling Options

It will definitely give you various options of changing your hair. It won’t let you disappointed because it with tape in hair extensions on your head, you can try a wide array of hairstyles that allow you to stand out in private parties or public events.


Tape in hair extensions are reusable

The extensions can be reused for 6-8 weeks after being removed with solvent and reapplied with the help of more double-sided tape.


No Heat or Tools Required for Application

Many extension methods use heat or require special tools for application, but tapes are not one of those. Everything you need is on the hair itself; the small pieces have tapes on the tips and all you need to do is attach them to your strands. No tools needed. 

Cons of Tape-In Hair Extensions

Besides, the tape-in hair extensions also have theirs withdraws.

It requires patience due to some restrictions. It is true that the tape in hair extensions are very comfortable. to wear but at the same time, the adhesive on the tape needs to cure for 24-48 hours, so you cannot wash your hair or undertake any strenuous activities that can cause you to sweat. Also, you cannot apply any silicone based product or oil to your hair as they may cause the extensions to slip down.


Not cheap

One thing is certain, these tape-ins are not cheap. But it doesn’t mean that it’s expensive enough to leave you broke and in debt. On the bright side, however, they can be used for up to a year, and thus it is safe to say that they are cost effective extensions.


Finally, to end up this topic, we can say that tape-in hair extensions are the types of hair extensions that is very worthy for you to try on one time or more. Once you wear tape in hair extension, you will be astonished by its comfort and convenience. 

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