How Do I Safely Remove Tape-In Hair Extensions?
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How Do I Safely Remove Tape-In Hair Extensions?

How Do I Safely Remove Tape-In Hair Extensions?

Tape-in extensions are quite easy to remove with some patience and a remover. Proper removal is quite critical. With proper removal and maintenance, tape-in hair extensions can be used again and their lifespan extended. Here in this post, we are excited to share with you some tips and tricks about tape-in hair extension removal. Keep scrolling.
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How to safely remove tape-in hair extensions?

The safest way to remove tape-in extensions is to let it be done by a licensed stylist in the salon. If you're in an emergency, you can also take off your tape-in extensions at home but better with assistance from another pair of hands. To prevent unnecessary hair loss. Before diving into the removal process, remember to keep your extensions remover near your hand. 

  • Step 1: Hold your natural hair up and secure it with a hair tie or a clip to expose the tape.
  • Step 2: Apply some hair extension tape remover to dissolve the glue so that you can easily peel off the tape later. If you don't have a hair extension tape remover, pick an oil-based product as an alternative, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or even a hair conditioner. But these alternatives typically require more time to loosen the tackiness from the tape. Just be patient.
  • Step 3: Wiggle the tape lightly with your fingers to check if the tapes start to get loose. If the hair extensions still attach to your hair firmly, apply more remover to the sticky tape. Let it sit for a few minutes until the tapes are not so stuck. 
  • Step 4: Peel away the tape with your fingers gently to release your natural hair. If you have trouble moving the tape on the back of your head, you can ask for help from your mom or your friends. Make sure you sit in front of a full-length mirror so that you can see your tape clearly. If the hair extensions can not be removed from your natural hair smoothly and still stick to your natural hair, apply more remover. Repeat until you have removed all the tape-in extensions on your head. 
  • Step 5: Wash your natural hair thoroughly with a sulfate-free shampoo, and rub with your fingers to get rid of any sticky residue. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a soft towel. Apply a hair conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes to moisturize your hair. Rinse your natural hair again and absorb the excess water with a soft towel. Set the hairdryer to the lowest setting and blow dry the hair. You don't need to blow it dry thoroughly if you're not in an emergency, blow the roots dry, and then let the hair air dry. Apply a small amount of natural essential oil to shine and nourish your hair. If it's unnecessary to reapply the extensions immediately, you'd better give your natural hair a break for a few days.
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Tape-in extensions removal FAQs:

Q: How long does it take to remove tape-in extensions?

A: The whole removal process of tape-in extensions may take around 30-40 minutes.

Q: When to remove tape-in hair extensions?

A: We highly suggest you take off and reinstall your hair extensions every 6-8 weeks. If your natural hair is an oily texture or you wash your hair daily, you may need to replace and reinstall the tape-in extensions every 3-4 weeks.

Q: Can you take out your tape-in hair extensions yourself?

A: You must have seen many girls remove their tape-in extensions themselves on Youtube. Although the removal of tape in hair extensions is quite easy, if done improperly can also lead to hair loss and even ruin the extensions. We suggest seeking assistance from a professional stylist or hairdresser to remove your tape-in extensions. 

Q: Can you take out tape-in extensions without remover?

A: Sure. As an alternative, you can choose a natural oil (coconut oil, olive oil, baby oil, or even a hair conditioner) if you are in a hurry.

Q: What happens if you leave tape-in hair extensions too long?

A: Long-term wearing extensions can add weight and strain to your natural hair and scalp. If you leave your tape-in extensions to stay in your head for more than eight weeks, you may run the risk of the hair extensions getting matted and loose, your hair may tangle and lose, and may even lead to Traction Alopecia. 

Q: Do tape-in hair extensions harm your natural hair?

A: Some say that tape-in hair extensions can damage natural hair. But it is a myth. Tape-in extensions of high quality don't damage natural hair. Only improper installation, removal, and maintenance can lead to such a problem.

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Ula Hair has a wide range of tape-in extensions in various lengths, textures, and colors. And we have also launched selections of tape-in extensions designed for black girls recently. These tape extensions are made with cuticle-aligned human hairs, which are extremely soft and durable, and blend perfectly with Afro hair textures. We're sure that you will find your next tape in extensions here. What's more, Ula Hair has its own hair factory in China. Therefore we can offer you quality tape-in extensions at an unbeatable price, typically 50% cheaper than other hair stores. 


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