How to DIY Tape In Hair Extensions

If you’ve ever desired luxuriously long locks, tape-in hair extensions are an excellent option.” They not only offer the ease of a quick hair change, adding both volume and length, but they also eliminate the need for an expensive visit to a professional stylist. Contrary to popular belief, the DIY method is easier than you might believe. It is simple to do in the comfort of your own home, saving you both time and money. How do you go about doing this? We’ll lead you through the procedures of DIY tape in hair extensions in this blog, ensuring a smooth and pleasing end. In addition, we’ll give helpful hints and tactics to assist you in completing this activity with ease.


Before you start – ‘’DIY Tape In Hair Extension’’, make sure you have the following supplies ready:

  • Tape-in hair extensions
  • Sectioning clips
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Hairbrush
  • A mirror
  • Scissors
  • Flier 
Preparing all the tools that you need to install
Preparing all the tools that you need to install

Before you begin, make sure your hair is clean and dry. Brush it thoroughly to remove any tangles and ensure that your tape-in extensions are applied evenly. 

Step-by-step DIY Tape In Hair Extensions

Now that you have the necessary ingredients, let’s start DIY tape in hair extensions now!

Step 1: Identify the location for tape-in placement.

Before installing tape-in hair extensions, you need to determine the exact placement and number of tape-ins required. Extending too much or too little, or putting them inappropriately, can have undesirable outcomes. Refer to the illustrated guidelines below for help with proper positioning. The center of the head is the primary emphasis for tape-ins, with a lesser application on the sides.

Identify the location for tape-in placement.
Identify the location for tape-in placement.

Step 2: Section your hair 

Section your hair horizontally, beginning at the nape of your neck and working your way up. To keep the top layers of hair out of the way, use sectioning clips. This strategy guarantees that you approach hair styling in a systematic manner, making it easier to manage and style each region independently. Remember that by sectioning your hair in this manner, you may achieve more exact and even styling, whether you’re curling, straightening, or simply working on a specific area of your hair. So, for a smoother and more professional hair styling experience, continue to separate your hair into manageable pieces.

Section your hair 
Section your hair

Step 3: Installing the Tape-in Extensions

Lift a portion of your hair away from your scalp. Create a clean part using a rat-tail comb, then put the tape-in extension underneath the divided portion, pressing it firmly against your roots. To conceal the extension, gently smooth the top layer of your hair over it. Repeat with each section, making sure they are fairly spaced and aligned.

 Installing the Tape-in Extensions
Installing the Tape-in Extensions

Step 4: Press and Seal

Once you’ve finished applying all of the extensions, use the flier to firmly press along the taped areas to secure them. The heat from the filer will aid in the bonding of the extensions to your natural hair. This is a critical step in achieving a long-lasting and appealing finish.

Step 5: Style and Blend

Style your hair as desired once your extensions are in place. Curl, straighten or wave your hair to merge extensions into your natural hair. This step will assist you in achieving an appealing and harmonious appearance.

Style tape in to blend well with your hair
Style tape in to blend well with your hair

That‘s the end of the DIY tape in hair extensions process; it is not as difficult as you think, right?

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Tips and tricks 

We offer some tips and tricks for applying them correctly and caring for them after they have been installed.

  • Although you may not need the services of a hairstylist, it is frequently preferable to enlist the support of a friend during the DIY procedure. Enlist the help of someone, such as your sister, mother, or friends. They can be extremely useful throughout the tape-in installation procedure, assisting with duties such as sectioning your hair and securely putting the tape-ins in place. Teamwork can make the process go more smoothly and efficiently.
  • When applying tape-ins, you should maintain the right distance from the root for a successful and long-lasting installation. Instead of taping them in close to the root, it’s better to leave a gap of approximately 2 cm (or about an inch) from the scalp. Placing the tape-in extensions too close to the root can create tension on your natural hair and scalp. Leaving that 2 cm gap allows for a more comfortable and secure fit.
Leave a gap of around  2 cm from the scalp when installing tape in 
Leave a gap of around  2 cm from the scalp when installing tape in
  • Use a gentle sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner while washing your hair with tape-in extensions. These products are gentler on both your natural hair and your extensions, avoiding damage and extending the life of your extensions.
  • You should avoid using strong or oily hair products near the taped parts. Using such things close to the tape can degrade the adhesive, increasing the likelihood of the extensions slipping or coming free. To keep the tape’s integrity, use lightweight, extension-friendly styling products.


DIY tape-in hair extensions can be used to make an appealing transformation with the correct materials, technique, and a little patience. Whether you want to add volume, length, or a combination of the two, these extensions are a versatile and beautiful answer. The key is in the initial installation and ongoing maintenance. Tape-in extensions that are properly installed and maintained blend in with your natural hair, boosting your overall appearance.

Just remember to follow the installation and maintenance instructions we’ve supplied in this post ‘’How to DIY Tape In Hair Extension’’, and you’ll appreciate the beauty and confidence these extensions provide to your hair. If you ever need help, whether it’s advice or recommendations, or if you’re looking for beautiful extensions, including tape-in and other sorts, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to give you the help you need, swiftly and efficiently, so you may have the gorgeous hair you’ve always wanted. Have a wonderful day!

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