Natural Hair Care Tips for People With Wavy Hair

Natural Hair Care Tips for People With Wavy Hair

Tape-In Hair Extensions - What To Expect

David Snyder

Tape-in hair extensions are a great alternative to the more traditional weft style of extensions that have been around for many years.  You'll need to have your tape-in hair extensions fitted for you by a good hairdresser for best results, but you can save yourself money by buying them online or from wholesale outlets.  So what can you expect from tape-in hair extensions?  Read on for the low-down.

How tape-in hair extensions are fitted

Hair extensions come in small tracks of around 3cm to 5cm wide.  Your hair stylist places a special double-sided tape on each track and then sandwiches a dozen or so of your individual natural hairs between two extension tracks, sticking the tape together.  This means that two extensions are glued together and allows tape-in extensions to last longer than wefts that are glued directly to your scalp.

You'll need to have the extensions refitted after a month or so, depending on how quickly your hair grows, but you can keep the old extensions and re-use them.

Washing and styling

Tape-in hair extensions are made from real human hair.  As such, you need to wash and condition them just the same as you would your natural hair.  You can use curling tongs, straighteners and hair dryers without fear of damaging your extensions, and you can still wear your hair in a ponytail or piled up.

You should brush your extensions twice a day to stop them from becoming tangled, and you will need to put your hair into a loose plait or ponytail when you go to bed to stop the hair from matting.

The pros and cons of tape-in hair extensions

The Pros

  • Tape-in extensions made from human hair look and feel completely natural.  
  • Styling and drying is quicker than it would be with wefts because the hair is not as thick.  
  • Fitting tape-in extensions is quick and painless, without the uncomfortable, tight feeling that wefts can cause.

The cons

  • Tape-in hair extensions are small in comparison to wefts and can be easily snagged whilst brushing and styling if you're not vigilant.  
  • They can take time to remove from your hair for refitting and tend to come away sticky.  
  • Although your own hair won't be damaged by wearing tape-in extensions, you may find that you experience some hair loss when the extensions are removed.  
  • Tape-in hair extensions are more expensive than wefts, although they do last longer, and you can save money by buying them online.

In conclusion

Tape-in hair extensions are a great way of having natural-looking, long hair instantly.  They are easy to care for, long-lasting and work out much more cost-effective than wefts in the long run.  Ask your hairdresser for more advice on tape-in hair extensions and whether they would be a good fit for you.


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Natural Hair Care Tips for People With Wavy Hair

Hi, my name is Ella, and for years, like many women, I hated my hair. I wanted straight or curly hair, but instead, I had this odd wavy hair. Luckily, I have learned how to love my hair. I've also leaned what products and techniques work the best for styling it. I love to write so I decided to start a blog about taking care of wavy hair naturally. While I write, I may be tempted to write about other kinds of hair as well as skin care, fashion tips and make-up. If you are ready for a new look or want to refine your current look, explore my posts!