Now that we are the end of our Tape-In blog series, we hope you’ve had most of your questions answered. We know it was a lot of information to take in so we’ve taken some of the questions you’ve emailed us with and dedicated this blog to that.
Q: My Tape-Ins are slipping. What causes that?
A: If your client is experiencing early slippage, it could either be the improper installation done by the stylist or the mismanagement by the client. Here are some things that could cause slippage:
- Natural hair is not fully clarified before installation
- Tape-ins are applied to an inappropriate distance from the head
- Stylist gets oil or other substances on the adhesive before installation
- Client conditions their scalp
- Client leaves their hair damp for too long
- Client brushes inappropriately or tugs at the tape in some other way
- Client applies heat or styling product near the tape
- Regular maintenance appointments aren’t getting done
Q: Can I wash tape-in hair like normal?
A: You can wash your tape-in extensions like you normally would your natural hair. You just have to be more careful by only using sulfate-free products, condition only from the midshaft down. Never get oil or cream near the adhesive bonds. Also, wash your hair less frequently. Two to three times a week at most and make sure your hair dries quickly afterwards. Do not sleep with wet hair.
Q: Why can’t I use a regular brush to brush my tape-ins?
A: Hair extensions need to be treated with the best care and the highest quality products. Brushes with stiff metal bristles pull out hair and make tangling worse. Our brush is different. Made from 100% boar hair with staggered bristles, it glides easily through hair extensions without damaging the bonds that hold them in. Using Donna Bella hair extension accessories guarantees that both original hair and the hair extensions are treated properly and last a long time. Our products are designed to work with Donna Bella hair so we recommend only using our products for the best results.
Q: How should I be brushing my tape-ins?
A: You should only brush you hair 1 or 2 times a day. Wet hair can be detangled with a wide tooth comb or your fingers. The correct brushing technique is to start from the ends and work your way up, pressing firmly on the adhesive so that the tape-ins don’t get tugged.
Q: Can you use heat to install the tape-in hair?
A: We strongly advise against using heat to install our Tape-In hair extensions. By applying heat, you can over-activate the adhesive, fry the hair, and compromise the bond. Our medical-grade adhesive is designed for room-temperature application. If you’d like, you can use a cold flatiron to apply pressure to the tape when you sandwich the two pieces together. Just make sure the flatiron isn’t plugged in or radiating any residual heat.
Q: When using replacement tape do you really have to make sure all the old tape is completely off before you place the new tapes back on?
A: ABSOLUTELY! All the old tape must be completely removed. In order for you to have a successful move-up appointment, the hair must be completely clarified and squeaky clean of any buildup including any old adhesive that may be lingering in the hair.
Q: Getting the oil out of the hair after using the bond remover can be challenging. Any suggestions?
A: The best way to remove oil from the hair is to use a clarifying shampoo once and then rewash the hair, adding a little bit of baking soda to remove any traces of old tape. Rewash again for a third time to remove any traces of baking soda. By the third wash, the tape-ins and natural hair should be completely clarified and ready to go!
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