Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tape Extensions

I just stumbled upon this tutorial over at thebeautydepartment,com and wondered if any of you ladies have seen or tried this!

According to this website, these can be done permanently by a professional in the salon (lasting 8-12 weeks) or temporarily at home (lasting 1-3 days). They look interesting to me, and after googling a bit, they seemed to range in price from $50-200... the sites i found said they are safe and will cause NO damage to your hair...

Here's a close-up of a strip of the hair with the tape on it...

Steps for removal from sound easy enough and are as follows:
Removal: The company you purchase the extensions from should also have a remover/solvent for taking the hair out along with instructions on how to remove them. If for some reason you don’t have the remover, you can spray leave-in conditioner at the root where the tape is. Saturate well and let it set for 3 minutes. The extension should then come off easily and not pull your own hair.

Right now i use a long clip in track... i made mine myself by sewing the clips and extension together. My girl Pink Lou Lou has a great post on making your own weave as she calls it... see here. Unfortunately i had made mine before i had found her blog and it seems like her methods are easier than mine were at the time!

So the question is, would you try/have you tried these tape extensions? How do you think they hold up compared to the clip in ones? Would you be worried about damaging your hair with the tape? Get back to me with your thoughts!


  1. I saw this the other day too, but I was wondering if the tape would leave funky stuff in your hair?? Thoughts?? Thanks for sweet shout out girlie!! xoxo

  2. This is interesting, I guess if the tape were residue free they would be good, but I would be scared of the tape getting my really hair tanged up. If it doesn't leave a residue like the glue in ones then I guess they would be ok, I think I would prefer the clips though. You have such an interesting blog, am following, hope you will too, Pearl x

  3. I had to come check out your blog because of your name;-) Love it and love these- I think its an awesome idea! Although, I have had the clip ones before and because those are so easy I would probably just stick with them!