I had the privilege of coloring this beautiful girls hair and placing extensions in. So i wanted to share some of the work and go over why I feel Tape in Extensions are the way to go.
TAPE IN EXTENSIONS DO NOT LOOK FAKE
Tape-in extensions really do look like your natural head of hair. I've been wearing extensions for years, and I have friends and colleagues who don't believe me when I tell them. The bonds lie completely flat against the head and are so comfortable, I often forget about them completely — that is, until I catch a glimpse of my long, thick ponytail in the mirror (yup, you can even wear a ponytail). But keep in mind that not all hair is created equal. Matching hair density, texture, thickness, and color is critical to pulling off a seamless look. When shopping for a new head of hair, look for 100 percent human hair. My ultimate favorite Tape in Extensions are Bombshell Extensions.
THEY DO NOT CAUSE DAMAGE
Tape in extensions if applied correctly cause no damage to the hair, Some people think that because they are thin hair that having tape in extension will place too much weight on their hair, when applying the tape in extension you (your stylist.) always wants to make sure you have a clean parting, and that the extension is placed not to close to the scalp to leave room for new growth of hair to grow. You also want to make sure that doing the consultation you are letting your stylist know ( If they are already not asking you the questions.) how you wear your hair everyday, where you pull it up , how high , do you wear ponytails asking these question are important to how the extension will lay in your hair.
The best part about tape in hair extension is you can reuse the hair, so every 6 to 8 weeks you are not having to order new again.
Now that you are convinced that tape in extension are the way to go, here is a list of my favorite pro tape in extensions.
BOMBSHELL HAIR EXTENSIONS
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF TAPE IN EXTENSIONS:
- Do not comb or brush the hair while it is wet
- Use higher quality of hair products, never use product containing oil, ethanol because they will wear down on the adhesive. Try your best to use Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner( I will be posting a couple of my favorite at the end.)
- Never lighten the hair extensions (Always consult with your hairstylist about the shade that you want because real hair can not be lighten.
- When using heat tools make sure to use heat protecting spray.
- Every 6 to 8 weeks your extensions will need to be moved up again, (make sure to schedule this appointment in advance with your stylist.
- Since a person’s average natural hair loss is between 50-100 strands per day you will see a small amount of naturally released hairs in between the tape bonds at time of removal. This is normal and should not be interpreted as hair loss due to wearing hair extensions.