Tape in Hair extensions are extensions applied to hair using tape. The hair is on tracks that has a tape applied to the track mad for putting in your natural hair. This method is another option to create a result that resembles bonded/glue in hair extensions or clip in hair extensions. The tape typically last about 1-2 weeks before it begins to loosen and slip out of hair. For added or extensded wear you can apply glue (typically liquid gold) to the tape witch will increase the wear time so it can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks.
With this method you part you natural hair and “sandwich” your hair between two pieces of the tape hair extensions. This way the hair falls as your natural hair would with added length and fullness.
This extensions technique is preformed by hair stylist but more often by woman wanting a DIY option at home. It does not take a lot of skill or practice to apply, just a bit of beginners instruction.
It is important when opting for tape in extensions that you chose hair that matches your own texture and color as all of your natural har is visible and integrated into this hair extensions application.
As with any hair extensions solution price and quality go hand in hand. For a longer lasting hair quality always opt for remi hair, cuticle hair and/or virgin hair extensions. These hair qualities are more expensive but also a lot more long lasting and natural looking.
This technique is very popular with white woman/caucasian women but is also popular with African American Woman who with to wear their hair straight, as there are not a lot of curly options available with this extensions type.
This hair extensions technique is great for Do-it- yourself woman who do not wish to be bothered with paying salon prices. Clip in hair extensions can feel flatter and more natural then a traditional sew in weave or clip in extensions. The application time is fast and easy.
If you are going for a different color or texture stay away from this technique as it will not provide you with a natural looking result.
This technique is probably not the best option if you want an extreme amount of volume or if you want long lasting extensions. If you use a lot of heavy or oily products it can affect the wear and tear of the tape and this may not be the best hair extensions solution for you.
When somebody mentions human hair extensions, your immediate thought may be Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson or Paris Hilton and all of the other red carpet darlings. Your next thought is that you will probably have to emptying out your savings account. Your conclusion is that hair extensions is for the rich and famous, not for a regular small town gal like yourself.
Do not despair, the days when only celebrities could pamper themselves with professional looking quality remy hair extension are over! Hair extensions’ popularity have made hair extensions readily available to everyone today and nearly every hair saloon has a hair extensions practitioner. There are so many different options available, some you go to the salon for, others you can apply yourself in the comfort of your own home. As long as you remember to choose quality remy hair extensions that are close to your natural hair color and texture, you are certain to get a great looking result.
Now that we have established that hair extensions is available to everyone – let us take a look at one of the most popular hair extensions methods on the market – clip in hair extensions – and the 3 big benefits of having them in your bathroom drawer, as well as in your hair.
Because you’re worth it
Voluminous hair is always a big hit. Clip in hair extensions can bring tons of volume to your thin lifeless tresses. Hair extensions will have you looking like a L’oreal commercial in no time!
Change it up!
Bored with your current hair style? Get clip in hair additions and become a new women in 5 minutes. Clip-ins are available in so many colors and textures. This means you can go from cropped cut to Rapunzel in a matter of minutes.
If you are in need of a fast fashion fix this clip in hair extensions are the way to go. They are very easy to maintain and apply and your bad hair days will have a fabulous solution.
In conclusion – hair extensions are a great way to add some life and volume to your dull hair. They are very versatile and thus offer you immense freedom in your hair styling regime. Go for it!
For those of you who haven’t noticed – braids are back! Whether you get micro braids or jumbo braids this awesome (extremely low maintenance) style is sure to turn heads.
Braids can be a good option if you are going on vacation or just prefer to have a style that will take care of itself for a while. Spray the braids with leave-in-conditioner once a day and deep condition one every 2 weeks and you are ready to go! No drying, no styling – and whats better is that your hair is protected in this fabulous style!
Lets take a look at some of the celebrities sporting braided hair styles!
Hair extesnions sites all over the web are throwing out terms like ‘remy’ and ‘virgin’ hair without second thought. If you are new to the hair extensions game you may be wondering what these popular terms actually mean.
Remy hair can be categorized as a premium type of hair. ‘Remy’ means that the hair cuticles are all facing the same direction. Remy hair is therefor also no as ‘cuticle’ hair. When brushing and treating hair extensions it is important that the extensions hair face the same direction the hair actually grows out of the head – otherwise the hair will get ruined and not last very long!
In the picture below you can see what a healthy hair shaft looks like to the left. If you brush the hair in the wrong direction it will eventually look like the pictures to the right – NON-remy hair extensions do not last very long. They are usually made of ‘fallen’ hair which is collected from villages in india. Poor Indian women collect the shed hair from their hair brushes and sell it for very little money.
Virgin hair extensions is a term used for hair that has not been chemically treated in any way. Virgin hair is in the complete natural state it was when it grew out of the ‘previous owners’ head. Virgin hair is neither color treated or curled in any way.
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Tape hair extensions are everything! Undetectable, long lasting and versatile – tape extensions is one of the most popular methods on the market right now. If you are looking to get tape hair extensions this DIY tutorial will have you creating tape hair extensions in no time!
Watch the video below to see a step by step tutorial on how to create flawless tape hair extensions!