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Clip-in or tape-in hair extensions, which one is more recommended?

7th October 2021 Print
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There are a lot of types of hair extensions on the market, which one is better? This is a question we are frequently faced with.

The most popular extensions nowadays are clip-in and tape-in extensions. Between the two there are differences that I will explain to you although they are not easy to notice at first glance, especially for those who do not know much about the subject.

First of all, we need to talk about and consider what we want the extensions for. That is the first and, perhaps, the most important thing.

Let me explain. It all depends on what you are looking for. Clip-in extensions are ideal for a quick effect. They should only be worn for one day and should be removed before going to bed. 

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Depending on how often you wear clip-in extensions and how well you take care of them, these extensions can last up to a year at most. They are ideal to wear for a weekend evening party, an occasional time when you want to look beautiful. If you are interested, you can look at to see the different types of clip-in extensions.

On the other hand, tape-in extensions can be worn for 6 to 8 weeks as part of your natural hair, without removing them. 

After that time, the extensions should be repositioned to cover the segment of hair that has grown out. Yes, don't forget that hair continues to grow. 

The lifespan of tape-in extensions depends on the type of hair they are made from.

Synthetic hair or natural hair

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The type of hair is one of the fundamental issues when it comes to buying hair extensions. Remember that extensions, both clip in and tape in can be made from different types of hair.

If you are one of those people who don't want to comb your hair every day because you find it tedious or because you don't have time, a good option is to opt for synthetic clip-in extensions. This type of extensions keeps its shape and style after washing (remember to use cold water, always).

Of course, there are also human hair clip-in extensions and Remy human hair. 

In case you didn't know, natural Remy hair is hair of natural origin that maintains its natural cuticle and cuticle direction. That is, when the hair has been cut it has been done with the hair tied in a ponytail to preserve the direction of all the hairs. Remy natural hair is usually more expensive than any other type of hair.

Remy human hair extensions are usually very natural looking but require more maintenance than synthetic hair extensions.

Tape-in extensions are usually made of human hair and natural Remy hair.

Ease of use

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When it comes to ease of use, clip-in extensions are the winner. To install them you will only need to watch a tutorial on the internet and practice a bit. It doesn't take much more than that. You don't need any special talent.

Tape extensions usually require experienced hands to install them. Most of the time you will have to go to the hairdresser. Also, remember that hair grows and tape-ins require maintenance every 6 to 8 weeks.

Although clip-in extensions are very easy to attach, tape-in extensions are one of the most popular nowadays. Their advantages are many.

They are easy to install as well, although clip-in extensions win the prize. Tape extensions are relatively easy to install as opposed to other, slower methods.

They are considered very comfortable extensions, which is very important because if you are not comfortable with hair extensions you will not enjoy wearing them. Tape extensions are usually so light that you may sometimes forget that you are wearing them on your head.

If you are worried about hair loss and think that extensions may damage your natural hair, then tape-in extensions are for you. They are not heavy and do almost no damage to your scalp. Tape extensions are often highly recommended for women with fine hair.

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