Tape-in hair extensions give you the ability to change your look and take your hair from dull and lifeless to long, luxurious, and beautiful! Add length, volume, or even just highlights!
Don’ts of Tape-In Hair Extensions
- Don’t color your hair extensions on your own. …
- Don’t try hair extensions for the first time right before a special occasion. …
- Don’t wash your hair every day. …
- Don’t wash your hair or sweat excessively for at least 24-48 hours after getting tape-in hair extensions.
Hair Extension Care
Daily – Make sure you’re using the oil or conditioner on the ends of your extensions daily. This will help the prevention of dreads. It will be easier on your extensions if you brush through the top with a brush and use your fingers to brush through the hair extensions. Always hold the tape- in weft while brushing. If you pull too hard, just like with your natural hair, it will come out.
Nightly – This is a crucial part of the care of your extensions, nighttime. We suggest you either braid it in a loose braid to sleep or have it up in some way. You should be using a satin/silk pillowcase so you don’t rough up the cuticles in your hair at night due to the fact that this will be one of the reasons your extensions dread.
Shampoo and Conditioning – Try not to wash the extensions more than every 3-4 days. You shouldn’t be washing your hair much more than that anyways but if you are a person who feels it necessary to wash your hair every day, only shampoo the top of your head close to your roots and try to avoid the extensions.
We also suggest using a dry shampoo in between the days you wash your hair, this will help keep your hair healthy but also it takes away the oils from the roots. (Even if you don’t have extensions it is not good to wash your hair every day and you should look into getting a dry shampoo to hold you over on the days in between)
Styling – Do not use a hot tool daily or have such a hot tool set higher than 325. 325 is efficient.
Hair Cuts – You should be treating your extensions just like your regular hair when it comes to getting them cut. You should come in every 4-6 weeks to get them trimmed. This is also a good time for us to look at the extensions to see if any of them need to be replaced or if dread is starting so we can prevent them from fully forming.