I have been trying to get the black ladies to wear tape extensions for a while, because they offer no damage and just as easy to care for as a sew in. Tape ins are trending now, even among the black ladies, so I felt this was a good time to start the conversation.
Tonya, I don't think women, mainly black women feel that tape extensions are secured enough for them, like the sew ins are.
Me, That is actually correct, for one thing black ladies put oils into the hair, because a lot of times, we have dry hair, and we need to keep some oils in hair to keep it moisturized. I am told by a lot of my white clients that there hair is oily, and that is why they wash their more often is to keep the oils out of their hair. However, all ladies can enjoy tape extensions, If the tape extensions are installed properly and the client follow instructions on the care of the extensions, they will have no problem.
Nellie, How can black ladies wear the tape extensions without loosing them.
Me, I am glad you asked that question. All ladies have to prepare their hair for tape extensions or any extensions so that they look natural and flawless. Once the hair is prepared, then the tape extensions are installed. Tape extensions has an adhesive that will connect to the hair, and there are tools that can press the extensions onto the hair, and you can also apply a little heat. Once the extensions are properly installed, the hair is connected to the tape so it won't come loose. When you wash and shampoo your hair, use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner so that you don't get too much oil into the hair. Make sure when you use oil sheen and hair spray, don't use a lot near the connectors which is the tape. To oil your scalp, just use your finger tip and put a little oil to the scalp only, you will not loose the tape extensions.
Jen, How long do they last?
Me, You should have your tape extensions reinstalled every 6 to 8 weeks, just like a sew in. Human hair tape extensions will last for years with proper care, and they will be reusable for the life of the hair. Human hair blend will be reusable for up to 6 months, which means you will get at least 3 installs out of the hair, and synthetic a lot less time..
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