How To Put In Tape in Hair Extensions: Step by step

Tape in hair extensions are a semi-permanent hair extension option for people who want to add length and volume to their hair without wasting too much time or money. Although applying tape is not a tough task, some people are nevertheless unsure about the procedure. To assist you, we will provide a comprehensive instruction on how to properly install tape in hair extensions through our blog How to install tape in extensions step by step, as well as the mystery around putting extensions. Continue reading until the end to find out the answer!

How to put in tape in hair extensions

What you need 

Before getting started in the process to place tape in hair extensions, gather all of the tools are near your arm’s reach!

  • Tape-in hair extensions
  • Tail comb or rat-tail comb
  • Sectioning clips

To place tape in hair extensions properly, follow 4 steps below

Step 1: Prepare 

Before applying your hair extensions, make sure that your natural hair and hair extension are clean, and dry. It is better to wash and dry them before starting. Lay out all the extensions and tools in the order they will be applied, so you can easily grab them as you go.

Step 2: Section your hair 

Make a part across your scalp and part of your hair where you want the initial extension to go, which can be anywhere from the top to theor sides of your head. 

The higher it is, the more obvious it is. Remember to carefully pin the hair above. Then, using a bobby pin, comb, or other thin points like a long tail brush, draw a thin line of hair the width of the extension parts. Use sectioning clips to pin the hair underneath that down to avoid it getting caught.

How to install tape in extensions
How to install tape in extensions – Section your hair

Step 2: Attach the Extension

Take the protective adhesive from the two extension parts. Place the extension about half an inch away from the scalp on the sectioned hair. Firmly press to ensure excellent adherence.

Sandwich your natural hair between two extensions with the adhesive sides facing each other.

Firmly press down to secure the bond. Attach the extension approximately an inch above the initial segment.

How to install tape in extensions
How to install tape in extensions – Attach the tape in hair extensions

Step 3: Continue Application

Repeat the process, working your way up towards the crown of your head in horizontal sections. For the sides, create vertical sections and apply extensions as needed.

How to install tape in extensions
How to install tape in extensions – Repeat application process

Step 4: Blend and Style

Once all the extensions are in place, release the clipped hair and let it fall over the extensions. Use a hair straightener or curler to blend your natural hair with the extensions if they have a different texture.

How to install tape in extensions
How to install tape in extensions – Blend and style your tape-in extensions with your natural hair.

That’s the end of the tape application process for hair extensions!

See More : tape in extensions on short hair

Q&A how to Put In tape in extensions

How many tape extensions do I need?

Depending on your goal, the number of tape in hair extensions could be changed. If you want to add length and volume, 20-30 tape (50-70 grams) is suitable. If your hair is thin, it needs about 30 to 40 pieces (100 grams) for a full headset. Or if you need to full head, it requires 40 to 50 pieces (100-120 grams) for a full headset. Remember that too much tape is placed on your head, which results in an unnatural appearance. Only 50-150 gram tape is appropriate for adding. 

However, knowing exactly how many pieces of tape you need is really challenging for the first time. We recommend that you seek the assistance of a professional because you are unlikely to complete this task successfully on your own.

How many tape extensions do I need
How many tape extensions do I need?

How long does it take to install tape in extensions? 

The time it takes to place tape in extensions depends on a number of factors, including the installer’s experience, the number of extensions being applied, and the complexity of your natural hair. Tape-in extensions can take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours to install by a competent hair stylist.

How long does it take to install tape in extensions
Image before and after more than an hour of application

Can I install hair extensions at home? 

It is possible to put on hair extensions yourself at home if installation procedures and care instructions are provided. Whether your hair needs more length or volume, wearing extensions can be a quick and easy way to get it.

Read more : Determine The Tape In Extension Placement On Your Head


Learning how to install tape in extensions’ can certainly take your hair game to the next level. You’ll be well-equipped to produce a professional-looking finish from the comfort of your own home if you follow the step-by-step guide provided in this blog. Always remember that practice makes perfect. Don’t be disheartened if your first try isn’t perfect; with time and practice, you’ll get better at the application process.

If you have any questions about place tape in hair extensions or want your own gorgeous tape in hair Vietnam extensions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Luxshine Hair to receive assistance as soon as possible!

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Emily LuxShine
Emily LuxShine

I am Emily, now CEO of Luxshine Hair, with over 10 year of experience in the hair extensions and beauty industry. I would love to share my useful knowledge about hairstyles, hair care, applications for hair extensions, and wigs. I hope, with my passion and experience, I can be able to help not only handle customer’s concerns effectively but also elevate their hair game to new heights.

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