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How to Better Maintain Your Tape In Extensions

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Maybe it’s your first time doing hair extensions. Maybe you’ve had hair extensions in the past, but they didn’t last as long as expected. We want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you again. Here are some of the most important do’s and don’ts to follow when caring for your tape in hair extensions.

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Dos of Tape In Extensions

Comb your hair extensions before shampooing

This will help eliminate any tangles, as the stress of shampooing may make the tangles worse.

Hold the top of the hair extensions with one hand while combing

This will stabilize the hair and prevent putting unnecessary stress on it.

Use the shampoo and conditioner recommended by your hair stylist

The type of hair care product you use does matter when it comes to keeping your hair intact.

Comb your hair from scalp to ends at least twice a day

This helps prevent tangles and will evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils for extra shine and improved texture.

Before styling your hair, use a heat protection spray

This works on blow-dried, straightened or curled hair. The spray can help reduce damage to hair extensions and natural hair.

Spend money on quality hair extensions

You want your hair extensions to last and look great – you also want to make sure they don’t damage your natural hair. Hair extensions crafted by a professional are the way to ensure all of the above.

Don'ts of Tape In Hair Extensions

Do not color your hair extensions yourself

You can color them, but it should be done by a professional to avoid damaging not only the extensions, but your natural hair as well.

Do not try hair extensions for the first time before a special occasion

Although it is unlikely, you may be allergic to the adhesive. The last thing you want to do on a special day is scratch your scalp.

Don't wash your hair every day

Washing your hair every day can strip your hair of its natural oils, giving it shine and texture. Washing your hair extensions every day will wear out the adhesive faster, which can shorten their lifespan. Learn to love dry shampoo!

Do not wash or excessively sweat your hair for at least 24-48 hours after your hair extensions

For best results, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo on the day of your appointment. And avoid washing your hair or exercising for a few days.

Do not apply conditioner to the scalp

You should apply conditioner from the extensions down, concentrating on the ends of the hair.