How to Correctly Remove Hair Extensions? Tape in Hair Extensions & Clip In Hair Extensions

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Hair extensions are a popular way to enhance the length, volume, and overall appearance of your hair. While tape in hair extensions and clip in hair extensions offer versatility and convenience, it is essential to know the correct method of removing them to avoid any damage to your natural hair. In today’s blog, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of safely and effectively removing your hair extensions, ensuring minimal hair breakage or discomfort.

1. Tape In Hair Extensions Removal

Tape In Hair Extensions provide a seamless and natural look when applied correctly. To remove Tape In Hair Extensions without causing any harm, we always advise you to seek professional help. Your hairdresser will remove your Tape In Hair Extensions by following these steps:

Step 1: Gathering the Required Tools

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Before your hairdresser starts the removal process, they will need the following tools:

  1. Fine-toothed rat tail comb
  2. Tape In Hair Extension adhesive remover
  3. Hair Clips
  4. Hair conditioner
  5. Shampoo

Step 2: Prepare the Hair

They begin by gently brushing your hair to remove any tangles or knots. Then, they separate your hair into sections, leaving the tape in hair extensions’ tabs exposed and ready for removal.

Step 3: Apply Adhesive Remover

Next, your hairdresser will spray some of the remover that is especially made for Tape In Hair Extension Removal. They will spray it over and under the tape tabs or pieces, leaving it for a few seconds, allowing the remover to saturate the adhesive and loosen it up for easy removal.

Step 4: Separating the Tape

Once the adhesive has been sufficiently loosened, they will then gently peel the tape apart using the rat tail end. By peeling the pieces away from each other, they will hold the section of your natural hair closest to the tape with one hand while using the other hand to carefully lift the extension away from your scalp. The reason why we always ensure that customers should get this done professionally is because they can easily and seamlessly remove the tape from your hair without pulling or tugging it, as this can lead to hair breakage.

Step 5: Remove Any Residue

After removing the Tape In Hair Extensions, by using a fine-toothed comb, they will comb through your hair and remove any adhesive residue. If needed, they will once again spray a bit more of the special remover and gently rub it on the sticky areas to eliminate any remaining residue.

Step 6: Cleanse and Condition

To maintain the health of your natural hair, you will then wash it with a gentle sulphate free shampoo and follow up with a nourishing conditioner. This will help restore moisture and keep your hair hydrated.

2. Clip in Hair Extensions Removal

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Clip in Hair Extensions are a temporary option that can be easily removed at home without the help of a professional unlike the Tape In Hair Extensions. Here's how you can remove Clip in Hair Extensions correctly:

Step 1: Locate the Clips

Identify the locations of the clips on your head. Depending on the areas you applied them, you will need to remove them from near the temples, the sides, and the back of your head. Gently open the clips by pressing the center, and release them from your natural hair.

Step 2: Unclip the Extensions

Starting from the bottom, unclip each weft of the hair extension. Be cautious not to pull or tug, as this can cause discomfort or damage to your hair.

Step 3: Remove the Extensions

Once all the clips are undone, gently slide the extensions out of your hair. Take your time and ensure that each weft is detached from your natural hair without any pulling or snagging.

Step 4: Store the Extensions Properly

To maintain the quality and lifespan of your Clip In Hair Extensions, carefully store them in a special bag (Clip In Extensions Hanger) in a clean, dry place. This is to keep it healthy and  prevent tangling or damage.

Properly removing hair extensions is crucial to preserving the health and integrity of your natural hair. Whether you have Tape In Hair Extensions or Clip In Hair Extensions, following the correct removal techniques will ensure a seamless transition without causing any harm or discomfort. Remember to always be gentle and patient during the removal process to avoid unnecessary hair breakage or tugging.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Extensions Removal

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Q1: Can I reuse Tape In Hair Extensions after removing them?

Yes,Tape In Hair Extensions can be reused if they are properly removed and maintained. After removal, make sure to clean the tape residue and allow the extensions to dry completely before reapplying them.

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Q2: How often should I remove and reapply Tape In Hair Extensions?

The frequency of removal and reapplication depends on various factors, such as the rate of hair growth and the quality of the extensions. On average, Tape In Hair Extensions can be worn for 6-8 weeks before needing to be removed and reinstalled. Zen Hair experts’ advice is always get them removed and reapplied every 6-8 weeks and no longer.

Q3: Are Clip In Hair Extensions damaging to natural hair?

Clip In Hair Extensions are generally considered safe and non-damaging when properly applied and removed. It is important to handle them gently and follow the correct removal process to minimize any potential damage.

Remember, when it comes to removing hair extensions, patience and gentle handling are key. By following the recommended steps and techniques, you can safely remove both tape-in and clip-in hair extensions, allowing your natural hair to remain healthy and beautiful