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How long do Tape-in hair extensions last?
The length of time your hair extensions will last depends on your lifestyle and maintenance techniques. All tape hair extensions should be removed and re-installed after 6-8 weeks of wear, sometimes sooner depending on your hair’s growth cycle and overall condition of your extensions.
8 weeks is the maximum time the extensions should be left in without a re-position. To keep your hair looking and feeling its best, its strongly advised to have a maintenance checkup a week after your application every 4 weeks after to check for any knotting/slippage.
Tips on how to make your hair extensions last longer:
- You can use the same set of hair extensions up to three times before they need to be replaced, meaning that each set will typically last between four and six months before you should consider purchasing a new set.
Using your extensions for too long could cause them to break and frizz, making them look more unnatural next to your hair. Therefore, we recommend that you go back to the salon to have them professionally removed and re-taped for a new installation.
- While careful attention can help lengthen the life of your extensions, failing to properly wash and handle them can mean needing a new set sooner.
Be sure to always wash your hair properly by dampening small sections of hair instead of wetting your whole head at once, which can cause tangles, and work through any tangles that do appear slowly to avoid pulling your extensions out.
While most extensions can withstand heat styling, use low heat, and avoid tugging on your hair to keep the tape bond strong.
Keep regular appointments with your stylist to ensure your extensions last as long as possible.