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Do tape hair extensions damage hair?

Tape in hair extensions is one of the most popular hair extensions nowsdays. When tape-in hair extensions are not installed correctly, they can potentially inflict damage upon the natural hair.

  • Traction Alopecia

The primary risk associated with tape-in extensions is traction alopecia. It may cause gradual hair loss due to continuous tension or pulling on the hair follicles. If the extensions are too heavy or if there is excessive pulling during installation or removal, it can lead to this result.

  • Improper Installation

If the tape In extensions are not installed correctly, too close to the skin, or if they are not blended seamlessly with the natural hair, it can create tension and stress to the roots.  And it is potentially causing breakage and damage over time.

  • Tapes Residue

The tapes used to attach tape-in extensions can leave residue on the natural hair and scalp.  It this resideue cannot be removed during maintenance, it will weigh down the hair and make it more prone to damage.

To minimize damage from tape-in hair extensions, the key point is to have these tape hair extensions installed by a professional stylist. You need to regularly remove and re-install every six to eight weeks. With proper care and maintenance, your natural hair can be prevented from damage efficiently.