How to remove and re-tape Tape Extensions

You want to remove your tape extensions and re-use them? No problem! As easy as you can apply tape extensions, you can remove them.

We put together some tips & tricks and explain how to do it.

Removing Tape Extensions

Tape extension strands have a double-sided adhesive strip at the top. A strand of your own hair is glued sandwich-like between two tape strands.

After about 4-8 weeks your own hair has grown so much that you have to remove the tape strands, re-tape them and apply them again. A hairstylist could do that for you, but you can also do it yourself with the help of a friend, whose help you will need particularly for the back of your head.

It's important to use a high quality tape remover fluid to not damage your own hair and to make sure to remove all residue of the old tapes.

How to do it step-by-step

  • Apply some drops of remover fluid from above between the adhesive strips
  • Massage the strips gently with your fingers and allow to absorb
  • Separate strips with a sectioning comb
  • Carefully pull the tape strand out of your own hair
  • If you meet resistance repeat the first 3 steps
  • Remove glue residue with some drops of remover fluid and comb

After removing all tape extension strands wash your hair carefully, use a good deep conditioner and give your hair some days of rest.

Re-using Tape Extensions

Now you want to re-tape your extensions. You will need scissors, tweezers, remover fluid and replacement tape. We recommend the long-lasting Walker Ultra Hold Tape for its unmatched quality. 

How to do it step-by-step

  • Gently pull off old tapes
  • Use remover fluid to remove all residue of old tapes and allow to dry
  • Cut new tape to size if you use tape roll instead of pre-cut tapes
  • Place new tape onto strand and press down firmly
  • Be careful to not touch the adhesive surface

As you can see it's pretty easy to remove and re-tape your extensions. The re-taped extensions can now be applied to your hair as usual.

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