How To Remove Tape In Extensions With No Damage in 5 Steps

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It is not to exaggerate that every woman also desires luscious and full hair. To go for a temporary method at an affordable price that is convenient to use, tape-in hair extensions have become a popular choice. While they offer a fantastic way to experiment with length and volume, the removal process is challenging for newbies. You would fear improper removal methods could damage your hair or scalp. Although removing the tape is not tough, but it still requires some techniques to make the process flow smoothly. To give you a hand, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to remove tape in extensions with no damage, enabling you to say goodbye to your extensions graciously.

Preparing Before Removing Tape

First of all, to help you removing tape in hair extensions flow smoothly, the necessary tools need to be gathered and ready in your hand, as well as some first steps for your hair. Let’s see below! 

Gather Your Tools

Here are the indispensable tools that you need in your hand for the removal process, including 

  • Remover solution (can be purchased at beauty supply stores, e-commerce platforms, or Luxshine hair)
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Rait tail comb
  • Sectioning clips
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Gloves (optional)
Gather all necessary tools in your hand
Gather all necessary tools in your hand

Section Your Hair

The next step is gently detangling hair before starting the removal process to minimize stress on natural hair. Then, divide your hair into manageable sections for a systematic removal process of horizontal lines and secure them with clips. These lines should follow the previous tape to ease the removal process. When it is done, let’s get started to begin removing your tape-in now!

Section your hair to manage easily 
Section your hair to manage easily

How To Remove Tape In Extensions With No Damage: 5 Steps

To remove the tape in the extension with no damage, follow the step-by-step below with a comprehensive guide!

Step 1: Apply Adhesive Remover

To begin the removal process, apply adhesive remover directly to the tape bonds. Remember to read and follow the product directions for the precise amount and application method. A tiny amount is usually put into the tape to efficiently break down the adhesive characteristics of the tape, allowing for a smoother and more efficient removal process.

Apply adhesive remover into tape in hair
Apply adhesive remover into tape in hair

Step 2: Let it Sit

Allow the adhesive remover to operate on the tape bonds for a few minutes after applying it. The exact period will vary based on the product used, so follow the instructions carefully. It normally takes 5-10 minutes. The quote that you should keep in mind is ” Do not rush this step’’.

Always have patience during this stage to ensure that the adhesive is sufficiently weakened, making it easier to peel the tape without causing damage. 

Step 3: Gently Separate the Extensions

After allowing the hair extension to operate and the glue to weaken, it is time to taking out tape in hair extensions. Separate the tape-in extensions from your natural hair with a rail tail comb or even by your hand. Begin at the bottom and work your way up. Take care to carefully peel back the tape while giving steady, mild pressure. If certain areas remain obstinate, repeat the process by applying more adhesive remover and waiting.

Gently separate the extensions tail comb or your hand
Gently separate the extensions tail comb or your hand

Step 4: Comb Through

Remove the extensions and comb through your natural hair to remove any adhesive residue. Inspect the adhesive’s condition and the removal process regularly. If any stubborn residue remains, apply the glue remover again and work patiently through the afflicted areas.

Comb through to remove any adhesive residue
Comb through to remove any adhesive residue

Step 5: Clean Your Hair

Last but not least, wash your natural hair after finishing the removal process to remove any remaining residue. It is highly recommended to use good-quality products (shampoo and conditioner)without containing sulfate-free, baren, etc. Use good-quality products to restore moisture to your hair.

Besides if you want to reuse tape in hair extensions for next time, wash your tape in extension as your natural one. Let it dry in the air and store it carefully. Maybe you’re concerned about how to reuse the tape in extension, don’t worry, we will give you a comprehensive guide in the next blog. 

Get back, if you want see more detail about tape in hair extension removal, watch this video:

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How To Take Care Of Hair After Removing 

After tape in extension removal, take a look on ‘’How To Take Care Of Hair After Removing’’, In the preceding section, I mentioned taking care of hair after briefly removing it when it is considered an inevitable mission to maintain it. However, if you require additional information, this part is created for you – for both natural and extension hair! Here are some tips and tricks for you!

Shampoo and Condition

We recommend that you use high-quality solutions to remove any extension adhesive residue. To cleanse and nurture your hair, use a moisturizing, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. 

After that, use a deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture and nurture your hair. Read the ingredients before purchasing. It is preferable to utilize natural materials such as green tea, oats, coconut oil, or argan oil as components, rather than chemicals such as alcohol, sulfates, parabens, and triclosan, which would damage your hair if used long-term. 

It is better to use shampoo and conditioner from a brand 
It is better to use shampoo and conditioner from a brand

There are a variety of reliable hair products on the market that you could consider in your cart. 

We suggest some products that are rated highly below: 


Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo,

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo,

HairUWear Cleanse Shampoo,

Jon Renau Argan Smooth Luxury Shampoo,

The Aveeno Hair Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo,

Shea Moisture Wigs and Extensions Shampoo


Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner,

Pureology Hydrate Conditioner,

Revlon Wig Conditione

Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner,

Nexxus Humectress Moisture Conditioner,

It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

View more related post here: Best Shampoo For Tape In Hair Extensions


After removing and washing the tape-in extensions, store them in a dry, cool area away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause dryness, which can impair the quality of the extensions over time. To protect the extensions from dust and environmental elements, use a breathable storage bag or a box. This ensures that they are in good working order for future use.

Use a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush regularly to gently remove any knots or tangles. To avoid breaking, start at the tips and work your way up to the roots. You could get a trim to remove any split ends that may have formed while wearing the extensions.

Hanging or putting in box to store extensions to use  for the next time
Hanging or putting in box to store extensions to use  for the next time

Consider consulting a professional stylist for a trim if you notice any evidence of split ends or damage. They can analyze the state of your hair and prescribe a clipping schedule to keep it vibrant.

That is the finish of the journey to dive into how to remove tape in hair extensions at home. After this, Luxshine Hair hope that you know exactly what you should do with your tape extensions to remove them. Hair extensions are an optimal choice to experience many hairstyles. Please visit Luxshine Hair – one of the leading Vietnamese hair vendors to choose the right type for yourself. If you need any help, contact us to get assistance! I hope you enjoy your removal process!

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