Tape-in hair extensions are one of the most beautiful beauty enhancements available today, as we all know. Bad hairstyles can now be easily corrected, and your thin and short hair days are over! Tape in hair extensions are the reason for this. A botched installation can be your worst nightmare, far worse than an unattractive hairstyle, even though it has the potential to change your life. Here are five common tape-in hair application mistakes to avoid, so your hair looks great!
Mistake one: The tapes are visible when the hair is pulled back.
Remove visible tape-in for hair that looks seamless and natural.
You’ll need to create a nice, thick veil of hair to pull the hair away from the face. If there isn’t enough natural hair density at the hairline, the tape will be visible. Move at least an inch away from the hairline and pull the hair back (at multiple angles) to see how the tape in hair extensions appears. Allow for even more space if your hair is fine or thin.
Mistake Two: The tape is applied too tightly to the scalp, resulting in tension and pain.
Avoid applying tape-in hair extensions too close to the scalp
Installing tape inhair extensionsdirectly next to the scalp prevents hair from naturally falling out, causing buckling and tension in the hair, which can be painful and shorten the life of the extensions. The tape-in application should be 14 to 12 inches away from the scalp, allowing the hair to fall naturally and without adding tension.
Another common application blunder is the placement of tape-in hair extensions. This could make or break an amazing experience with your tape-ins, from hair loss to head pain. The tape hair being connected excessively close to the scalp is a common blunder we see. If thetape-in hair extensions are excessively connected near the root, the tape tab will not be able to move, causing excessive tension between the foundation of your root hair and your scalp. This is extremely painful and can cause severe scalp irritation. Place the tape tab about a quarter of an inch from the root to avoid this oversight.
Mistake Three: Using too much hair as a space between the tapes.
You may believe that more hair between the tape sandwiches means a more secure installation and longer-lasting extensions, but this is not the case. The adhesive will not properly seal if there is too much hair between the tapes, and the tape in hair extensions will not last as long as it should. If you can easily fit your tail comb between the tape-ins, the section has too much hair, and the adhesive isn’t sealed. Instead, use thin sections that can be seen through to allow the adhesive to seal properly.
Mistake Four: Use your fingers to seal the tape-ins.
The more you touch the adhesive tabs, the more the oils on your fingers can break down the adhesive, resulting in tape in hair extensions that don’t last. Place the tape tabs with clips or a tail comb, then use the Indique’s Connector Tool to connect them. Squeeze the tab a few times and squeeze the tapes’ edges to ensure a completely sealed bond that keeps moisture and water out.
Mistake Five: Using a strong diagonal to apply extensions can cause tension.
Tape-in extensions can be used to add more density to your face and can also be applied diagonally. However, keep an eye on how extreme the diagonal angle is. A too-radical diagonal section means the client’s hair won’t fall naturally; instead, it will curve up and then down. Installing a tape in hair extensions here will result in tension, resulting in pain and reducing the extension’s longevity. Follow the way the hair wants to lay if you want to tape on a diagonal to fill in the front.
Mistake Six: Adhesive tabs are not aligned correctly and will not seal.
When applying tape in hair extensions, be precise.
When it comes to tape in the application, precision DOES matter. You won’t get a proper seal if the tabs are slightly misaligned. Line up the adhesive tabs precisely and seal with the Connector Tool. This is necessary to keep moisture out and achieve long-lasting tape in hair extensions.
Mistake Seven: Not enough hair or too much hair
Aside from not cleaning the hair oils with a cleanser before tape-in installation, the second reason your tape-in tabs may be slipping or harming your hair is that you are applying too much hair in the middle of the tape wefts. The tape tabs will not be able to attach if there is too much hair in the middle of the wefts. On the other hand, make sure your beautician isn’t putting too little hair in the middle of the tape wefts. Not only would this cause the tape-ins to fall out, but the weight of the extension could be harmful to your natural hair if it doesn’t have enough hair to support it.
Mistake Eight- Not going to a certified stylist
The beautician who’ll be doing your tape-in application must have a lot of experience. Tape-in hair extensions are a labor of love that requires skill and experience. When it comes to introducing tape-ins, the technique requires real expertise. Your good hair day can quickly turn bad if your beautician isn’t properly prepared for this technique. Instruction, like everything else, is the path to advancement. The outcome could be disastrous, but it could also be extremely taxing on your scalp and damaging to your natural hair. Regardless of your tape-in extensions, keeping your natural hair happy and healthy is critical. This starts with a beautician trained in the procedure and who understands the best strategy for your hair.
Mistake Nine-Washing Too Frequently
Consider how much extra strain you’re putting on the extensions when washing them. Scrubbing the wefts, where the extensions are bonded to their hair, is not recommended. Remember to wash the hair gently by massaging a sulfate-free shampoo into their scalp while avoiding the tape, then working the shampoo through their hair from the middle to the ends.
Avoid allowing the conditioner to seep into the tape or roots when conditioning your hair. Keep conditioner below the wefts along the length of the hair to avoid chemicals weakening the tape’s bond. Silicone is commonly found in daily conditioners, and if silicone gets on the tape, it can weaken the bond.
Make sure your tape-in technique is on point with these pointers in mind. With the proper tape installation in your hair, you can add length and fullness to your hair and freshen up your look for an event.
Indique Hair has a fantastic selection of human hair extensions with virgin Remy hair in various lengths and colors. They also provide great professional tape in installation from the hands of the experts. Go to their website or find an Indique distributor to get your hands on them.
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