Tape-in hair extensions, measuring 23 inches in length, use double-sided tape to fix the extensions to your natural hair. These extensions come as small, tapered wefts. To apply, you simply sandwich a section of your natural hair between two of these wefts. Once in position, press down on the tape, ensuring a durable, smooth bond that, with the right care, can endure for up to 8 weeks.
Many favour tape-in extensions for several reasons:
- Their simple application and removal process.
- Their impeccable blending with natural hair.
- They offer the flexibility of styling as you would with natural hair and are perfect for those keen on adding length, volume, or a touch of colour.
Furthermore, the adhesive tape used is typically of medical grade and heat-resistant, making it gentle on both the hair and scalp. One of the distinct advantages of tape-in extensions is their minimal damage risk, as they steer clear of the need for heat, glue, or sewing during application. If you're in the mood for a short-term hair transformation, these extensions are effortlessly removable and can be reapplied as desired.
20 Pieces (10 Bonds)
Add a touch of volume to your existing tape-in human hair extensions or enhance shorter layers around the face. Not adequate for an entire head of tapes.
40 Pieces (20 Bonds)
Perfect for those with fine, thin natural hair and those seeking a natural daily length and volume. This is the base recommended amount for authentic hair tape-in extensions, mainly for enhancing length.
60 Pieces (30 Bonds)
RECOMMENDED - Best suited for individuals with medium to dense natural hair aiming for the ultimate length and volume. This quantity is the most favoured and ensures flawless natural integration.
The recommended weight of hair for tape hair extensions can vary based on the desired look and the thickness of the natural hair. Here is a general guide:
For a full head:
- Fine hair: 80-100 grams
- Medium hair: 100-120 grams
- Thick hair: 140-200 grams
If you are only looking to add volume or length to specific areas, such as the crown or ends, you can use less hair. The length of the tape extensions and the desired end result will also play a role in determining the amount of hair needed.
To add volume to fine hair using tape-in hair extensions, most stylists recommend using 40-80 grams of hair. This weight of hair is usually sufficient to create fullness and volume in fine hair without appearing too heavy or unnatural.
It's important to remember that the exact amount of hair needed will depend on the individual's natural hair length, thickness, and the desired end result. A professional stylist will be able to determine the right amount of hair for your specific needs. Additionally, using multiple wefts of tape-in extensions, rather than one large weft, can help to create a more natural and seamless look when adding volume to fine hair.
You can opt to dye your Human Hair extensions to achieve your desired shade. Our sets can be safely toned/dyed as Portia & Alexa Hair is a premium quality 100% Human Remy Hair .
Like most human hair extensions, Portia & Alexa Hair should not be bleached or lightened. Our hair goes through a long dying process to achieve our gorgeous shades, therefore please do not attempt to bleach or lighten your extensions as this may cause damage, shedding and dryness to the hair.
Dying Hair Extensions Disclaimer.
All hair extensions & dyes are different. You cannot guarantee your product will produce the same results from brand to brand. We do not cover any costs nor take any responsibility for any issues you may encounter during or after the dying/toning process as we cannot be sure how your specific product reacts or the method in which it was applied. Always test your dye/toner one small piece of hair first to ensure it gives you the results you want.
Dying/toning is considered drastic modification of the product as these products contain quite harsh chemicals that may effect the feel, condition & lifespan of your set. It may increase the chance of dryness, shedding, tangling & breakage. Our hair goes through a long dying and bleaching process to get it to our fabulous shades.