Tape-in Hair Extensions Tips & Tricks

Tape-in Hair Extensions Tips & Tricks

Tape-in Hair Extensions Tips & Tricks

Tape in extensions are among the best ways to improve your natural locks! You can customize the volume, length and the style of your hair in any ways you like. This method is very common because it is simple and easy to install tape in extension. Girls with thin and low-density strands get fantastic results. The tape in extension makes your hair appear extremely natural when it comes to hair extensions.


This is obviously not a good look to have one’s extensions stick out. Most often than not, many do-it-yourselfers aren't highly experienced on using the tape correctly, make them look natural or give them a proper style. What’s the point of getting your extensions if your locks look totally artificial and wig-like? The aim of these extensions is to perfectly blend with and enhance your natural strands. Here are some of the tape-in hair extensions tips & tricks to help you look natural and beautiful.


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Correct Tape-In Extension Placement

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Tape In Hair Extensions

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The correct installation and positioning are the first step towards natural looking tape-ins. To absolutely conceal them, you need to position them where they should be.


Going to a salon and having a professional do it can solve this problem, but that is a much more expensive option. So, why not know how to do this on your own?


1. Don't Stick Tapes To Your Scalp

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Tape In Hair Extension Placement

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The first trick is not to press the extensions on your scalp too. This not only can restrict the free growth of your actual fibres, but it also inhibits the movement of your tresses. Placing the tapes about an inch from your scalp enables you to breathe in your natural strands and makes hair movement natural. When you flip or play with your hair, it all looks the way it should be. Windy conditions can be tricky too. And if your hair looks straight and like a big hairy mask, people will know that something isn't right.


2. Learn The Brick Laying Pattern


Getting the pattern correct on the bricklaying is essential. Why? For what? Because it ensures actual tapes are invisible. Just do not go up too far while taping.


The closer the tapes are to the top of the strands of hairline, the more likely it is that the tapes won't be well concealed. It is another thing that stops the locks from working naturally. You want to allow the top of your hair to move naturally, while the extensions are still at the bottom, which is normally motionless. The tapes can be covered even in very-low-density hair situations, if the positioning is done correctly.


It's also important to add the right number of tapes to be able to cover them well. If you have dense, thick hair, you won't need lots of tapes. You may place most of them in the bottom section, where they will definitely not be visible at all. If you've got thinner locks, you'll need more tapes to get volume, but that also means hiding them will be a little bit tricky. Again, placement plays an important role here.


Proper Styling Your Hair Extensions

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Styling Tape in Hair Extensions

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If the tapes are positioned right, but you still want to be 100 percent confident they will not be visible, you can try some styling tricks.


1. Try Hair Curls

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Hair Curls

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Some of the simplest and most simple ways to ensure the tapes are covered is by curling the locks slightly. Having a beautiful wave not only will help you cover the tapes, but it also gives you much more range. When you're smart about how to curl your hair, the results can be fantastic! Often, curls are perfect as they bind with your natural locks and blend extensions. Be cautious on your extensions when using hot tools. You shouldn't apply to a lot of heat and you should use a heat-protector.


2. Teasing Tape-In Layers


Another great trick that will obscure your tapes totally is teasing your strands in strategic places. Find layers of your real hair in between the rows of the tape, and gently taunt them. You don't want to overdo it, because you'll have odd bulges in your hair otherwise. The teased layers of hair, if done correctly, will have the function of a wall that you cannot see through. That's how they can absolutely cover up your tapes. Don’t tease the strands' top layer, this segment will always have as much movement as possible.


3. Hairstyles That Cover Up Tape-In Hair Extensions

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Hairstyle that Cover Up Tape Ins

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You can make a ponytail, a braid, or half a hairstyle. Most of these are perfect as the extensions can be absolutely covered and there's no way for them to peek out. With all these hairstyles, you can control where each strand goes and make it in a way that looks purely natural. Lastly, they look very trendy and cool.



To have a lot of hair all of a sudden, at the start of wearing extensions can be a little daunting. Nevertheless, braids and ponytails make all those strands easier to manage and keep them from getting in the way. If you need more advice on how to cover tape-in hair extensions, please check with your hair expert.

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