I just recently got Hair Talk tape in extensions and I'm seriously obsessed. Not only does my hair look longer, thicker and healthier, but I feel so much better about myself, and my hair! One thing I was nervous about was feeling them in my hair, and I was so surprised that as soon as they were in, I did't even notice them! I can wear my hair up, half up, in a pony tail, braided, and pretty much anything I could do before. If you've been considering getting extensions I would highly recommend tape ins!
These are the top questions I get about extensions answered for you guys:
How long do they last?
8 to 10 weeks depending on hair growth. This is recommended to eliminate matting, frizzing and tangling, and ensures the extension is always fresh and close to the scalp. The hair itself should last between 6-12 months depending on how often you are re-taping and how well you take care of them.
How much do they cost?
Most clients need between 3-5 packs of hair. Pricing varies by length, tape, amount and type of extensions purchased. Anywhere from $450-900. The initial application is $150-$250, and for the removal/re-tape appointments it is $250. These prices include a cut. You need your extensions re-taped between 6-10 weeks depending on your hair growth, and hair color routine.
Are they damaging?
Hairtalk uses non damaging, hypoallergenic adhesive bands. I personally think the tape ins are the least damaging type of extensions you can do. I have also been using less heat on my hair, because the extension hair is so easy to style and lasts a few days! I usually just blow dry my hair on the first day, braid it, and it looks good for a few days! I just add a few curls to the ends every now and then. But I've defintly been using less heat than I did before extensions so I feel like that itself is helping my natural hair become healthier!
Where does the hair come from?
Hairtalk extensions are 100% human hair, meaning the cuticle is intact and the hair is placed with the cuticle all facing the same directions. This benefits no matting or tangling. You can also blow dry, flat iron, and curl the hair just like your normal hair! You just want to avoid heat where the tape is placed.
What kind of products can be used on the hair?
Heavy conditioners are not recommended to be applied near the scale, or adhesive bands. Make sure to focus on the mid shaft and ends of the hair only. Rinse longer than usual, in sections to ensure there is no product left near the scalp. Avoid products containing alcohol, oil or ethanol.
Can you color your hair with extensions?
our extensions need to be removed before applying color to them. So normal hair appointments are between 6-8 weeks, the extensions need to be taken out at this time, the color needs to be applied and then the extensions can be put back in! The extensions normally take about 30-45 minutes to apply and about 15 minutes to remove. So really you just need to add about an extra hour to your normal color appointment!
How are they removed?
The extensions are removed by applying a solvent to the tape, and pulling it apart. Its super quick, painless and easy.
Can I still exercise?
Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up so hair must be worn up or in a ponytail when exercising or relaxing in a sauna. Be sure to wash hair after working out, as well as brushing before and after exercising.
Can they fall out?
It is normal to loose an extension if you get conditioner on your scalp, or if it's close to the time of your re-taping appointment. I've only lost one while brushing my hair, after getting conditioner on the tape in the shower :( oops! But no, they won't just fall out while walking down the street or going about a daily routine.
The lengths vary from:
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IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER!
-Do not go to bed with wet hair or let the extensions dry naturally. You want to make sure to at least get the tape dry
-Do not get conditioner on the tape, only put conditioner on the ends of your hair
-Avoid direct heat on the tape
-Avoid products with alcohol and sulfates
-Braid your hair at night to avoid matting and tangling
-Do not wash your hair for 48 hours after the extensions are applied
Hairtalk also partners with "Friends are by your side" For every purchase you make they donate a portion to women who are battling cancer.
If you have any more questions feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a complimentary consultaion. At Blonde Faith Salon, I specialize in extensions, along with my coworker @hairbynw! You can ask for either of us to help you with your extension questions. :)