Tape-in hair extensions are the new trend of adding length, volume, and texture to your natural hair. Tape-in hair extensions will give you a natural look, and also, you will be happy with how these extensions, whether straight, wavy, or curly human hair extensions, blend with your natural hair.
Tape-in hair extensions—extensions that are attached via adhesive strips coated with keratin—are a newer method of lengthening your own hair. The strips come in packages of three to four wefts each, and they can be easily installed over the head. Each weft is about the same width, making them easy to use; you can attach the tape-in extensions in varying lengths. Tape-in wefts are a great option for thin or damaged hair, as they cause less stress on the locks than individual strand extensions, which are more apt to break when attached to thinner hair. They can also be installed faster than fusion or beaded extensions. If you want your hair to look fuller, skip the cut and color and add extensions using tape-in wefts.
Still a beginner with tape-in hair extensions? Don’t worry; we’ve outlined all of the steps you’ll need to know during the attachment procedure.
Tools You Need For Tape-In Hair Extensions
You won’t need many tools to install your tape-in hair extensions. We recommend using tape-in Remy human hair extensions for the most natural look.
The tools you need are:
- A wide-tooth comb to make to detangle your natural hair
- A rat-tail comb to make perfect sections
- A claw clip to hold the hair while attaching the tape-ins.
- Elastic band or hair ties.
So grab your items and let’s get started adding your tape-in hair extensions to your natural hair.
Step 1: Prep Your Natural Hair
The foremost thing that you have to do is wash your hair thoroughly. While washing your hair, you should avoid using your conditioner. The conditioners will not let the tape-in Remy human hair extensions stick well with your natural hair. Make sure you don’t use any products on your hair as well. Allow your hair to air dry completely.
Note: Massage your scalp while washing your hair and ensure your scalp is as clean as your hair for installation.
Step 2: Sectioning Your Hair
The second part of the process of attaching your tape-in hair extensions to your natural hair is sectioning them. To section your hair, run your fingers starting from the temples of your head straight to the back of your head. Pull that hair straight up, and then tie it up into a bun with an elastic band.
Step 3: Sandwiching Method
Then you can take a small section of your hair. The hair needs to be thin, like ⅛ inch. Taking only a thin strand of hair to attach the tape-in Remy human hair extensions, you will be able to stick the hair extensions on both sides.
Step 4: Attaching The Tape-in
Take your tape-in real human hair extensions and secure them on your natural hair that you already sectioned in the prior step, and tape them a little away to your roots. You have to make sure that you tape the extensions on both sides, on the top and the bottom sides.
Carry on in the same manner until you’ve finished all of your hair.
Step 5: Sealing
After taping the extensions on both sides, now it is time for you to seal your real human hair extension. You can use a straightener to seal off the adhesive and make them hold on to your hair more strongly. Keep your straightener at a low temperature, and then hold them on the tapes for a few minutes. Then viola, you will have your tapes sealed and the hair you want to slay.
As mentioned above, tape-in hair extensions are the best kind of hair extensions you can wear. Especially when you want to add volume, length, and texture to your natural hair, tape-in hair extensions can be quite difficult to do by yourself at home on the first try; however, now that you’ve learned how to attach them step-by-step. Give it a shot and show them off to their full potential. If you love to try some tape-ins then Halo Couture has some of the most beautiful tape-in human hair extensions that you can purchase online.