You may already be familiar with Donna Bella Single Sided Tape. It’s a revolutionary Tape-in extension product designed for women with fine hair. By utilizing half as many tape in wefts as a traditional tape in extension, this accessory won’t put as much strain on the hair, but will still provide a natural look. For more information on the basics of the tape, visit our original blog post on the product here.
We’re so excited about this tape, especially the fact that it gives more and more women the opportunity to experience the natural length and volumizing effects of a hair extension. Here’s some additional tips for using single sided tape to install extensions.
Before installing, make sure the hair is clean and dry. Oil and adhesives don’t mix well (that’s why our Tape-In bond remover is oil based). The tape will adhere best when there aren't lots of oils and dirt getting in the way.
Ensure you get a clean part. You don’t want to trap any hair in the bond that shouldn't be there. Stray hair, or hairs that run the wrong direction can cause additional strain and discomfort. Ensure that all the hair in the bond is neat and running perpendicular (not parallel) to the bond.
If you’re anxious about the Single Sided Tape curling up, press it between the plates of a cold flat iron. This adds more pressure than your own hands and can really ensure a secure adhesion.
Line up the Single Sided Tape exactly with the Tape-In weft. Any excess tape can catch on hair and cause tangles and matting.
When removing the Single Sided Tape-In Extensions, make sure you use our Tape-In Bond Remover and NOT Keratin bond remover (these are for removing Kera-Link Extensions). If the extensions don’t come out easily, use more bond remover. Never force the extensions out.