If you’re going for a one-night type of hair vibe, clip-in extensions are an easy, non-adhesive option that allows you to clip them in and out of your natural hair. But let’s talk about the happy medium of the crew: tape-in extensions. If you’re a lover of thick and voluminous hair that has a sleek and natural look, these are for you. Even better?
You don’t have to commit to them long-term if you don’t want to.
What is tape in hair extension?
Tape-ins are a form of semi-permanent extensions. They are amazing because they do zero damage to your hair. The difference between tape in hair extensions is that they are much less damaging than many kinds of glue-in, sew-in…Unlike their counterpart, clip-in, the tapes do not have a clip pulling or weighing down on your root, and you do not have to take them out every night!
Tape in method of hair extensions involves taking each weft and literally taping them onto your own hair. The wefts are connected by wide bonds of tape and your own hair is placed between them and clamped around the strands. Pro to this method of hair extensions is if you wear your hair extensions without a break, these can last in your hair for 6-12 weeks. Some cons to tape in hair extensions are that it can be difficult to tie your hair up how you want it since you can’t reposition the wefts after they are applied, and they can also begin tangling with your own hair as it starts growing out.
Hair extensions have many types, not only tape in hair. Weft hair, clip-in and tip hair are also something you need to know. And to get it, check our detailed article about 12 inch hair extensions HERE!!!
Texture and color of 12 inch tape in hair extensions at APOHAIR
With 12 inch hair, we have many different textures and colors. If you haven’t made your decision yet. Here are some options for you to choose which one really matches your style.
Tape deep wavy blonde
Tape deep wavy blonde for an energetic and naughty look. This hairstyle makes you look cute and dynamic like a young girl. It will suit for every casual occasion like when you hang out with your friends.
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Curly blonde hair
For who desires a lady look, body wavy black is a suggestion of us for you. This texture of tape in hair extension won’t disappoint you since it brings the feeling of natural and feminine at the same time.
Tape body wavy black
Kinky straight black
Simple but not boring, kinky straight black hair is always a good choice for cool girls.
Yaki straight dark brown
Never goes out of style, yaki straight will appropriate for everywhere you go and every occasion you take part in. Yaki straight is also suitable for many ages, many styles. You can freely try many outfits with this kind of tape in hair extension.
Ways to use 12 inch tape in hair extensions
One piece, inside of the tape extension bundle has a piece of double-sided tape where you would typically sew the weft. One side of the tape is stuck to the weft and to apply the tape in extension, you should peel the piece of paper off so that the sticky side of the extension is left exposed. This is the side that you attach to the root of your natural hair.
You need two pieces to attach to each side of the section you are bonding to create the “sandwich” referred to earlier.
- First, measure the section of your hair you are applying the “sandwich” to, against the extension. The hair you are sectioning from your head should be the same width and length at the extension piece.
- Place the extension underneath the section of hair you have grabbed, if you want to keep the maintenance down on this install be sure to get the taped weft as close to your root as possible. Press down on your natural root that you have placed on top of the extension.
- Now grab another piece of extension and “sandwich” that piece on top of your natural hair that has the tape-in appliedto the bottom of it. Press down on that top extension.
Ways to take care of 12 inch tape in hair extensions
- Brushing your tape in hair extension
You brush your natural hair every day to avoid tangles, distribute the natural oils from your scalp, and manage frizz. These same benefits apply to your hair extensions as well. Be patient and gentle as you’re working your way through the hair—always starting from the bottom.
- Washing your hair and extension
It’s important to take special care when washing your hair extensions. First, look for shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate free and, preferably, specially-formulated for hair extensions. When actually washing, be sure to apply at the root and gently rub down to the rest of your hair. You don’t need to reach the ends with shampoo.
- Using hot styling tools
Just like overuse of hot styling tools can severely damage your natural hair, it can severely damage your hair extensions. That doesn’t mean you can’t use them. If you are blow drying your hair, curling it, or straightening it, make sure to use a heat protectant on your hair beforehand. Also, you don’t need to use your tools on the highest setting. The lower the setting, the less damaging for your hair.
- Sleeping with your hair extension
Your hair extensions have the potential to tangle while you’re sleeping. To avoid this, try to sleep with your hair in a low ponytail or braid. Also, be sure never to go to bed with wet hair extensions. This can lead to more tangling and more frizz. Not to mention, wet hair can also lead to mold on your pillow and some other nasty issues.
All the textures and colors we mentioned above are available on our website. Let’s get your favorite right now!