Tape Hair Extensions
How to Prepare your hair:
1. Go and get a hair cut! Don’t worry about length because you are about to have long hair anyway, get a good cut and get rid of any bad ends and give your hair a chance to get healthy!
2. One day before give your hair a rich treatment
3. On the day, wash your hair TWICE with shampoo and DO NOT USE CONDITIONER, your hair will feel like shit in the shower but once its dry you will be surprised with how good it actually does feel. Conditioner with make the tapes slip. I use Lush Big shampoo to get rid of any oil and product build up.
4. Dry and straighten your hair. You may use a light spray heat protect but no oil or leave in products.
While your extensions are in:
1. Avoid using shampoo & conditioner with alcohol in it, this will eat away at the tape glue and can cause your hair extensions to slip.
2. DO NOT tug on your extensions or do any heavy brushing while they are wet because this can also cause slipping
3. Buy a hair extensions hair brush, they are cheap and so much better for your hair, they don’t pull over the tapes and won’t get caught in your hair. This is because they have looped ends :)
Taking them out:
Some people think when they are taking out tapes that they are loosing a lot of hair. Yes you may pull out a few strands but bulk of the hair that is coming out has already fallen out and is just trapped between the tapes. You have to remember you loose almost 100 hairs a day and this hair that naturally falls out has no where to go so don’t be alarmed when you take out your tapes if some of your hair comes with it, you won’t have bald patches :P
1.Wash your hair using a heavy shampoo and when you use conditioner make sure to put it all the way to the scalp and cover your tapes, leave it to soak for a few minutes and rinse.
2.You will need sectioning clips, a comb, and tape glue solution (you can buy on ebay) I use acetone free nail polish remover.
3.Making sure to only remove one tape at a time, use your fingers to slightly pull it apart at the ends, pull apart slowly until it starts to resist.
4. Place a cotton tip soaked in remover in-between the tape where it is still firmly glued together. This is to loosen the glue and you will be able to remove the whole tape slowly. If you have any more stuck spots, repeat the soaking with solution.
5. Once it is out, comb away any glue in your hair and connect the two hair extensions pieces together so you remember which ones match.
Once they are all out, Wash your hair with a good clarifying shampoo. I usually use this week or so without hair extensions to have my colour redone and to have a trim. Give your hair a few days every month without hair extensions as a break :)
Any questions? feel free to ask!
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