Published : 11/07/2018 13:07:40
Categories : Our Blog
This unique form of hair extensions is starting to catch everyone's attention, but what is it about this system that makes it so appealing? Let's start by looking at basic principles of tape hair extensions.
Tape hair extensions utilise the same technology used to secure lace front wigs. A hypo-allergenic tape is used to secure the bond onto the client's natural hair, by using the sandwich technique. The bond is pressed together firmly and there it should stay comfortably for 8-12 weeks. During the removal process, an oil or alcohol based remover is used to separate the two bonds. Afterwards, the old tape is removed and new tape is applied.
Tape extensions provide a full, natural result and are completely undetectable, even when wearing your hair up. A full head installation takes an hour to install and style. Due to the broad panel utilised with tape extensions, colour techniques such as a balayage are easily created. The beauty with tape extensions are that they lay completely flat against your scalp, making this system one of the most comfortable hair extension systems available.
There are however issues that can arise with tape extensions and it starts with the tape used by the supplier. Not all tapes are created equally, some offer a 2-4 week holding time and other 6-8. Some suppliers even recommend using heat to secure the bond and that can create havoc when trying to remove the tape extension bonds. Heat should never be used to secure tape extensions, as this melts the two tapes together. Tape extensions were designed to be gentle and safe on natural hair.
Many stylists have questioned the tension on the natural hair, as too much tension on the natural hair result in inflamed follicles and ultimately, hair loss. With tape in hair extensions you are working with a broad panel and the section of natural hair matches the width of the panel. If the section is too thin, damage may occur and when the section is too thick, the tapes will not seal and wash out. Therefore, the sections must be correct as with any form of hair extension system.
Tape extensions are suitable for most clients, except alopecia clients and clients on medication that cause hair loss.
Tape extensions are perfect for adding volume, with as little as 10 sandwiches. To create length and volume, 20-25 sandwiches are needed. For clients with very fine hair, care must be taken not to install the extensions to close to the hair line or too close to the crown area, as they will be visible. Covet Hair Extensions are suitable for clients with oily scalp and the oil from the scalp do not affect our tapes in the slightest. Our ultra-tape has an excellent holding time of 8-12 weeks and was designed for women who swim daily.
If you are looking for a quick hair extension installation that sits comfortably for 12 weeks, give Covet Tape Extensions a try. No heat, no glue and most importantly, no damage.