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Applying and removing tape-in extensions can sound a bit daunting right? It’s the part many of us hair extension specialists and clients approach with a mix of excitement and, let’s admit it, a little anxiety. But fear not! 


We’re here to ease those worries and share some savvy tips to make tape-in extensions a breeze and something you no longer dread! Whether you’re an existing hair extension specialist aiming for a flawless application or a client curious about the process, we’ve got you covered. Here are our 4 secrets to achieving stunning results, from smooth application to gentle removal.


  1. Seamless Application: The Foundation for Fabulous Hair


Achieving a flawless tape-in extension experience begins with the application process. Start by ensuring your client’s hair is clean and free from any residues that could compromise the adhesive. A gentle wash with a clarifying shampoo works wonders. Remember, the tape bonds better to clean, dry hair. 


When applying the extensions, focus on precision. Each piece should be strategically placed to blend seamlessly with the natural hair. Take your time to align the tapes with care. It’s like crafting a masterpiece—meticulousness pays off in the end. If you’ve already removed the extensions and are refitting, take a look at our video for top tips on re-taping.


  1. Tape-in TLC: Nourish and Revitalize


Educate your clients on the importance of aftercare. A well-maintained tape-in extension requires some love to prevent that dreaded sticky residue and difficult removal. Advise the use of sulfate-free, extension-friendly shampoos and conditioners. Encourage your clients to brush their hair regularly, starting from the tips and working upward, and to ensure their hair is completely dry after washing to prevent tangling and matting. It’s also beneficial to mention not to add too much heat or conditioner and oils to the tops of the extensions as this can cause the adhesive to become tacky.


A nourishing conditioner can be a game-changer for aftercare. It keeps both natural and extended strands healthy and vibrant. Your clients will thank you for the advice as they flaunt their gorgeous, well-cared-for locks.

3. Gentle Removal: Say Goodbye Without the Hassle


Removing tape-in extensions doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking process. The secret? Patience and a delicate touch. Begin by spraying a high-quality tape-in bond remover at the roots. Allow it to work its magic, gently loosening the adhesive. A slow and steady approach prevents unnecessary tugging or discomfort for your client. Take a look at this video showing you how save yourself TIME with your client tape removals.


Once the tapes are sufficiently loosened, carefully peel the tapes away. Emphasise a slow and steady pace to minimise any hair stress. Spray and comb out any leftover residue before refitting (don’t forget to wash first if you’ve used an oil-based remover). Your client will appreciate the thoughtful care you put into the removal process.


  1. Mindful Maintenance: Schedule Regular Check-ins


Help your clients establish a maintenance routine. Schedule regular check-ins to assess the condition of their extensions and address any concerns promptly. This proactive approach ensures that minor issues are tackled before they escalate, contributing to a positive and long-lasting tape-in extension experience.


Say goodbye to tape-in extension worries, knowing that a thoughtful application, gentle removal, proper care, and regular maintenance are the cornerstones of success. Happy fitting and removing!