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Tips To Make Your Tape In Hair Extensions Last

Playing with our hair is one way to express ourselves, and switching up between styles are all part of the fun. From a full, bob-cut to a longer, fuller, and more voluminous trend, the choices are endless with the use of tape-in hair extensions.

With it, you can achieve a major hair makeover in an instant without lasting consequences, allowing you the chance to play around with unexpected cuts and colours. Properly maintained tape-in hair extensions can last you months, and the best way to manage it is to allow some time to include these tips in your beauty routine.

But first, what are tape-in hair extensions?

If you’re looking for something less stressful to your scalp but lasts longer than a one-night stand, tape-in hair extensions are the middle ground between the sewn-in extensions and clip-in extensions. The process is relatively quick, smooth, and seamless on an average cost between $200 to $800. When you take the extra step to care for it, every strand will certainly be worth the amount you paid.

Tip #1: Brush your tape-in hair extensions properly

The key to long-lasting tape-in hair extensions isn’t a complicated secret: brush the locks to keep it locked! However, it isn’t as simple as it sounds. Many overlook the effect of a task as mundane as this. One way to do it properly is to brush your hair from the bottom up to gently remove tangles using a hair extension brush. For the best results, brush it before taking a shower as the hair tends to weaken when wet. Do this faithfully every morning and night.

Tip #2: Add more to your daily hair regimen

Brushing your hair extensions correctly is just the first step. It takes a few more twists in your routine for your extensions to last longer, and this includes the help of premium hair products. Use it when taking a shower, though be sure to skip a few days as too much water and scrubbing can weaken your extensions.

After using a strengthening shampoo, apply conditioner from mid-shaft down only. Make sure to carefully dry your hair after showering as sleeping with wet hair extensions, along with the strain it gets from your movements, may severely damage it. You can opt to use dry shampoo as a safer alternative.

On another note, when you’re in the mood to flaunt your new hairstyle on a night out, make sure to use protectant spray when using hot iron tools and to avoid directing its heat on the tape tabs.

All it takes is some TLC

To keep your hair extensions healthy and strong, you cannot just wash and go. It takes proper care for it to achieve a seamless look that lasts for a long time, though the steps you need to take are fortunately easy enough to make it into a habit.

If you’re looking for hair extensions in London, Ontario - come on down to GT Hair Boutique today! We’re happy to help.

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