In general, tape hair extensions are meant to last 8 – 12 weeks and can be reused. Since they are made with a medical-grade adhesive, they shouldn’t be slipping if they’ve been applied and maintained correctly.
However, if your extensions are slipping, these are the reasons why it could be happening.
Why tape hair extensions slip
Product build up. If you have excess product on your hair, it will cause the tape’s adhesive to break down. It’s best to stay away from oil or alcohol-based products while wearing tape hair extensions.
Improper application. One of the main reasons why tape hair extensions tend to slip out is because they weren’t applied correctly, and far too many hair stylists are using YouTube to learn how to apply extensions, which means improper application occurs quite often. Using too much or too little hair in-between the extensions can also cause them to slip. It’s also recommended that clarifying be done at least three times too. If the extensions are being reapplied, it’s incredibly important for the tape wefts to be cleaned properly first.
Same-day hair treatments. If hair colour or treatments are applied to the hair on the same day that your EH Hair tape in hair extensions are applied, it’s very likely that they will slip. Any chemical treatments should be applied at least a week before.
You have an oily scalp. If you have naturally oily hair, your extensions will unfortunately not last as long as they could.
You’ve attempted to apply the extensions yourself. In an attempt to save money, many women will choose to apply their hair extensions themselves with the help of YouTube, a strategy that usually leads to the extensions slipping later on. It’s best to save yourself the time, money and hassle and rather use a certified professional to apply your extensions.
If you want your tape hair extensions to last longer, it’s best to consult with a trained professional, only use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners and to never apply any oils or sprays directly to the bonds as this will cause them to break down a lot faster.