Tape Extensions

All you would ever want to know about tape extensions.

When it comes to choosing between whether or not to get hair extensions, one of the deciding factors should be the method in which they will be applied. In today’s blog, we will look at the tape-in method or Tape Extensions. Tape extensions have grown in popularity over the past few years with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez transforming their hair with this popular extension method. Because the application can take as short as one hour, they are ultra flexible. They are light weight and very affordable because they are expected to be changed out more frequently than some of the other extension methods. Let’s walk through some of the particulars of this extension method.

The tape-in method can add length, volume or both by attaching hair extensions on wefts with strong bonding tape by sandwiching your natural hair in between. 

The Process

A clients hair is shampooed with clarifying shampoo and conditioned on the ends only. The clients hair is then dried and parted into various sections. The hairline and nape are parted out and extensions are applied one side at a time starting in the back. When the back is finished, the sides are applied last. Once all of the extension hair is applied, the hair is cut, blended and styled to preference. The process can range between one and four hours depending on how much hair is being applied and how intricately. 

Several tools and equipment are utilized to apply hair extensions via this method. Some of the essentials include:

  • flat iron
  • various combs
  • clips
  • metal press
  • extension brush

If the client desires a finished style after the extensions are applied, a curling iron may be utilized for desired effect.


Clients should expect to have their extension hair equipment removed and replaced about every 4 weeks for tension relief and a fresh look. Clients can optionally come in as frequently as every week to have hair professionally washed and styled in order to maintain the integrity of the hair and style.

Tape-in extensions are very beneficial for those with fine or thin hair who want to add lightweight and discreet length and volume.

Thinking about getting tape extensions? We recommend these following products for take home hair maintenance.

  • Clarifying Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair Spray
  • Oil Sheen

Client is recommended to follow these home maintenance steps to keep hair as healthy as possible. First start by conditioning ends and shampoo hair every 2-5 days. Keep the head back and rub the hair downwards only. Always dry roots after washing and brush before and after wetting. For optimal results, sleep with hair in a braid and satin wrap. Be sure to brush the hair daily and to have you hair professionally maintenance/redone every 4 weeks.

Some extension methods encourage hair growth while limiting damage to one’s natural hair. Tape-in extensions encourages moderate hair growth while doing very little to create damaged hair as long as proper in salon and homecare maintenance is followed. On the extension health scale, we rank tape-in extensions as a 4 stars out of 5. Tape-in extensions are a great lightweight option for fine or thin hair that will not pull out or break natural hairs if properly maintained.

At Perfections, we specialize in hair extensions and absolutely love the tape-in method. Our Blend extensions are very popular and mix our patrons desire for fashionable length blended with their ever growing natural hair. Want to see what our transformation looks like and learn more?

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