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Tips to Remove Hair Extensions At Home

Fashion Blog Fri May 08 2020

Tape-in hair extensions are famous for being very easy to install and remove. It still requires gentle touch and a little bit of know-how. Follow us, we will show you some few tips to remove your hair extension at home.

When should you remove hair extensions?

Before we start going through the removal process, let’s talk about the time of removal! When do you need to remove your extensions anyway? Actually, it depends on what type of weft you have, so let’s go through each one. 

What is the tape in hair extensions?

Tape in hair extensions typically consist of one inch wide sections of hair sewn to strips of tape.

They are taped into your hair about an inch away from the scalp, and a backing of the same tape is applied to sandwich your natural hair in between the layers and bond it to the extensions. Tape in hair extensions do not require any special tools, chemicals, or heat, doing less damage to the hair than other types of extensions. They can be applied in less than an hour, so you can drastically cut down the time it takes to get your perfect hair. Once applied, tape in hair extensions blend naturally with your existing hair for a seamless look.


How to remove tape-in hair extensions?

Now I will show you some ways to remove the tape in hair extensions. 

First, the slowest and safest way to remove tape-in extensions. The timeframe for this method can last to 1 hour. The following steps can described as: Apply baby oil on the tape and leave it here for 5 to 15 minutes. Then, start to peel off the hair strands. If they won’t peel easily, apply more oil and wait. Repeat the procedure but be warned, your hair will be greasy for at least few days.


Secondly, the fast Albeit risky method to remove tape-in extensions. The timeframe for this method can last to 10 Minutes. The following steps can described as: Grab a bottle of nail polish remover, which is acetone free. Then, this one will do less damage to your hair. Never use nail polisher with acetone! Using a sharp tool, apply few drops of nail polish remover on the sides of the tape and start peeling that edge. Once the peeling gets harder, apply more polish on the area and repeat the process. Finally, stick tapes on top of one another and repeat the process.


Thirdly, the fastest and safest way to remove tape-in extensions. The timeframe: 5 to 10 minutes. Is your hair worth more than $7.95? If so, then just get a pre-made solution from any hair store. That’s a special liquid designed to dissolve tape glue. Apply few drops and start peeling tapes away!

Congratulations, you haven’t damaged your hair in a way that nail polish would have damaged.


There might be a lot of ways to remove the tape-in hair extensions. If it is possible, the best way to remove is to go the professional hair salon. But if you can not afford or arrange the time to go to the hair salon, just try to do it yourself at home.

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