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Hair Tape Extensions:  What are they and how do they work?

tape-in-hair-extensions-salon-nyc-01Wishing you had thicker locks or is that last hair cut taking a little longer to grow out than you had hoped?  The good news is, these days, you don’t have to be born with the good hair gene or have the patience to grow your hair out.  Now, you can have the hair of your dreams in an hour or less with tape in hair extensions!

What are hair tape extensions?

Tape in hair extensions are exactly what their name implies: hair that’s taped in!  The extensions are a semi-permanent process that involves “sandwiching” two weft panels, with double sided tape attached, discretely to the roots of small sections of your own hair to create a look that naturally and seamlessly blends in with your own tresses. The wefts typically range between 1”- 4” long and are considered the safest hair extension method because the weight of the panels is spread across a larger area resulting in less damage to the natural hair.

The installation process typically takes an hour or less (depending on the length and volume desired) and offers clients styling versatility, comfort, and a natural look.  With hair tape extensions, hair can be worn up or down.  In fact, some say they can hold curl longer with the extensions in their hair than they could with just their own hair.

Who’s a good candidate?

Pretty much anyone wanting a quick, affordable, solution for longer and thicker hair or someone wanting to add a pop of color without damaging their natural locks.  However, it is important to note that tape in hair extensions are not recommended for those with super thick or curly hair.  For these hair types, we recommend sew-in or braided hair extensions.

How long do they last?

before-after-how-long-last-tape-in-hair-extensions-02Depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of your hair tape extensions, on the average, should last anywhere from 6-8 weeks before needing to have them taken out and reinstalled by a salon professional.  You can also prolong your hair tape extension wear by taking care not saturate the tape with moisturizing hair products when conditioning or styling your hair as this can cause the glue to break down and lead to them slipping out of your hair.

It’s important to note that you should not wash your hair or sweat excessively for 24-48 hours after your extensions are applied.  This is because the bond needs time to properly adhere to the hair to avoid slipping or falling out.

In terms of how long the actual tape in extensions, themselves, last; that will depend on the type of extensions you have (i.e. synthetic hair extensions or Remy/human hair extensions).  Typically, 100% Remy or human hair extensions should be reusable for up to a year if you are using high-quality professional products recommended by your stylist.  Synthetic tape in hair extensions, on the other hand, typically have a shorter life-span.

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Hair Extensions: Why Get Them and How to Get Them

extensionsIf you are like many women, you want your hair to look fabulous every day. Some days, a ponytail is all you can muster up to get in place. Other days, you want long, flowing locks with lots of length. Unfortunately, it is never easy to manage all of these needs. However, if you invest in the right hair stylist who can help you to select and use hair extensions, you may gain a larger sense of empowerment. You may find it is easier to create the look you desire. But, what should you know about hair extensions?

Who Should Use Hair Extensions?

extensionsThough many people don’t realize it, hair extensions have improved significantly over the last few years. Now, you’ll find they can do a great deal for you. Take a look at some of the benefits of using hair extensions:

  • Hair extensions add length to your hair. If you want longer hair, even for a short period of time, this can give you the look you want.
    And, because they look so realistic, no one will know that you did not spend months growing your hair out.
  • Hair extensions can give you more than just length, but volume too. For women who are struggling with thinning hair, this can be significantly valuable. Most importantly, it can create the luxurious look you want when you want it.
  • Hair extensions are easy to install. New products can be put in and taken out rather easily allowing you to have a different look as often as you would like to.

Hair extensions are available in various colors, numerous hair styles, and various textures. You can choose from a wide range of products including synthetic and real hair.

Getting Your Extensions


Hot Heads hair extensions are discreet and natural. Laying seamlessly on the hair in thin sandwich like forms, being undetectable in the hair. With over 40 shades, there are more than 500 color combinations possible when multiple colors are blended together. Manufactured with quality remy hair with the cuticle intact which minimizes tangling allowing Hot Heads hair extensions to be reapplied up to 3 times, while still maintaining thickness and shine. Clients will get 8 to 10 weeks of wear varying on the client’s hair growth. This is recommended to eliminate matting, frizzing and tangling, and ensures the extension is always fresh and close to the scalp. They can be reapplied up to 3 times for a total of about 6-8 months of wear; this is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless. Extensions are available in four different lengths 10 -12”  |  14-16”  |  18-20”  |  22-24”. For a more natural, dimensioned look it is recommended to have two different lengths installed to give the illusion of layers.

A common problem for clients with thick hair wishing to add length is thickness and blendability of the extensions. This is why Hot heads offers TWO different hair textures. The Texture Collection is designed to blend more naturally with ethnic hair types. These slightly textured body wave extensions are designed specifically to offer more precise blending for highly textured hair types.

Keep in mind that the best way to get the results you want is with the right hair stylist. He or she can help you to get the look you want and teach you how to use hair extensions properly. If you want to look fabulous, you need this type of information before you slip in your extensions and hit the town.



The good news is we can help you. Call us today at 646-205-3054 to schedule an appointment with the best hair stylists in NYC. You’ll love the results you get when you work with our team on your hair needs.