How long do tape-in hair extensions last?

So you want to get tape-in hair extensions, huh?

You’ve done all your research. You’ve checked all the brands. Plus, you’ve read every single article about the kinds of hair extensions, and now you’ve made up your mind. You want to get tape-in hair extensions. Not clip-in hair extensions, not halo hair extensions. You want tape-ins, not anything else.

However, there’s one more question that’s been bugging your mind for a while now: How long do tape in hair extensions last? And until you know the answer, you can’t be 100% sure of your decision.

How long do tape-in hair extensions last?

The short answer is, six to eight weeks up to nine to ten weeks, depending on which expert you consult.

The long answer is, it really depends on a lot of factors, as well as the quality of the tape-in hair extensions you’re buying.

Factors that affect the lifespan of tape-in hair extensions

  • your daily hair care regimen
  • your personal hair growth
  • the quality of your tape-in hair extensions

Your daily hair care regimen

How long do tape in extensions last depending on your daily hair care? The answer varies depending on what your regimen entails. Tape-in hair extensions are meant to be reused for up to three to four times but stay on your hair majority of the time. This means that if you don’t take care of your own hair, where the tape-ins are attached, then they’re bound to not last long, either.

Your personal hair growth

Using tape-in hair extensions is pretty simple. You ‘tape’ them to your hair using medical grade adhesive and leave them there for a few weeks until your hair grows long enough that they start to get noticeable. When that happens, you have to move them up, and the process is repeated.

So, how many times can you reuse tape in extensions? Typically, you can reuse your tape-in extensions up to three times. But the thing is, the action of removing and replacing them over and over again is damaging for tape-ins. This means that the faster your hair grows, the more frequently you’ll have to move them up, and the more damage they’ll sustain over time. Hence, if your hair grows longer faster, it probably means your tape-ins won’t last as long either. At least, not as long as on someone whose hair doesn’t grow as fast.

But, how long can you keep hair extensions in? Well, you can continue to wear your tape-in wefts for 4-8 weeks until you need to move them up. The exact time to keep the extensions in depends on how fast your hair grows.

The quality of your tape-ins

Anything that’s good quality is most likely to outlive something that’s poorly made. If you choose hair extensions that are non-Remy and cheaply made, then you better not expect them to last as long as Remy human hair extensions. ZALA Hair, for example, uses only the best quality for our ZALA tape-in hair extensions, making sure that each one will last as long as you need them to.

Are you thinking of getting tape-in hair extensions now? For more ideas, check out the ZALA blog!

January 23, 2019
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