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Troubleshooting: Why are My Tape Hair Extensions Falling Out?

Why are My Tape Hair Extensions Falling Out?:

Learn common, avoidable mistakes for trouble-free tape hair installations.

Items Needed:
Doctored Locks Tape Hair
Tail Comb
Crocodile Clips

Steps:
1. Check your sectioning.
2. If your tape hair is not sticking together, use smaller sections.
3. Don't wash your hair for 24 hours so the adhesive can form a strong bond.

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7 thoughts on “Troubleshooting: Why are My Tape Hair Extensions Falling Out?”

  • Gill
    May 4, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Can I buy or cut a tape hair extension to apply in finer areas around the front

    Reply
    • Britni Sundburg
      May 6, 2015 at 5:37 am

      Yes, you can cut the tapes down as you need. You can cut them side to side or cut the top few millimeters off of the top. Just be sure to leave enough to grip your section securely.

      Reply
  • Cathy
    June 26, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Hi I have never found anyone as helpful as you with hair problems.Your way of going in detail is superb.I found this sight by accident.Thank you for being soo helpful and honest with hair problems.I'm losing my hair on top and I'm going nuts and spending tons on human hair toppers.

    Reply
  • Lisa
    June 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Can these be used for full head or are they just for smaller areas? Do they come in larger (longer) strips? Thanks!

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    • Nirvana Drew
      June 17, 2016 at 7:25 am

      You can use tape extensions for a full head, absolutely! They are typically done in a 2.5cm side strip for the best possible placement. Bohyme just started making ones that are 3" wide, but I think the smaller ones are easier to place and will give you the best possible angles of installation. Working with anything wider just limits mobility.

      Reply
  • Heather
    March 9, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Hi. I recently went to a salon and paid $700 for tape ins. She said she ordered 4 boxes with 10 tape ins per box. That same day only a few hours later they were slipping right out of my hair. I thought okay no big deal. I let her know the next day. and she tells me "WELL I'M FREE IN 2 DAYS I GUESS JUST COME BACK IN" I washed my hair last night with cool water and very gently and brushed it out making sure not to pull of the extentions but I'm letting my hair dry well all in all I have 2 tape ins left in my hair. And she wants me to pay another 150 to reinstall them?! Am I wrong for being upset?

    Reply
    • Doc
      March 12, 2018 at 3:15 am

      Um, no. That's a little cray. Our tapes hold like crazy and you'd have to pry them out with a crowbar without the remover! Okay, maybe that is an overstatement, BUT you have every right to be frustrated.

      You paid for a service you didn't receive. I would simply ask her to put them back in again for free because slippage within 2 days shouldn't be a factor. Ever. Period.
      Also, if you just can't make it work with this stylist (and from the sounds of it, I would start looking for someone else), we do sell double sided tape for re-application. This way, you can at least re-use the hair.

      By the terminology, "boxes" of tapes that come in 10 are typically Balmain hair (I would ask if you aren't sure). They have really great hair so you should be able to get quite a bit more use out of what you already have.
      I'm not sure about their tape tabs, but I've not heard too many complaints. It sounds like she either did not sandwich the tapes into your hair OR she used too much hair per section. This will allow water to surround your adhesives and lift. It does not and should not happen with a proper installation - these babies shouldn't budge for at least 6 weeks if not longer.

      I hope you can get it worked out, but if not, we are here for you and can help as much as possible.

      Reply
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