Written by

Sarah Ingham


Why Are My Tape Hair Extensions Slipping?

If you have noticed your tapes slipping and you don’t know where to start, we are here to help. We have highlighted three main examples that can be the cause of this and some advice on how you can prevent this from happening…


1.) Application Issues

During application, it is important to know there is a risk of your hair quality influencing the application of the tape. This is by no means a reflection of your stylist's ability but your hair quality on the day of the application can be a risk to how well the application goes. 

Therefore, our recommendation is to ensure that for your application, your hair is cleansed properly prior. If your stylist doesn’t offer washing your hair as a service on the day of application, our advice is to always use our Remi Cachet Pre-Application Shampoo which is a clarifying product to remove any excess residue or oils on your hair. This will result in the tape tabs fusing to clean hair and significantly reducing the likelihood of the tapes slipping.

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2.) Hair & Scalp Quality

Tape Hair extensions are great for a variety of hair types, whether your hair is thick or fine, tape hair extensions have the potential to be great for you. However, there can be a risk of the extensions slipping if you have super fine hair and/or a naturally oily scalp/hair amongst other hair types. 

As highlighted, Tape Hair extensions are a perfect choice if you have fine hair as each piece can be easily concealed by natural hair. However, problems can arise when your hair is classed as “super fine”. This relates back to “Application” as in this situation we advise stylists that the tape hair extensions are applied using the Single Sided Tape Tabs as opposed to using the “Double Sided” where the fit on “super fine” hair may not be as secure.

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When you’re in your consultation with your stylist we would advise you to mention your “super fine” hair if this is relevant to you. Even though your stylist would be able to identify this, it is important to stress this to them. Then, whether you are ordering your own extensions for your stylist or they are ordering them for you, you are both in the loop about what is needed for your hair.

As discussed in the application section,  if your hair or scalp (or both) is naturally oily, this can be a significant reason why your tapes are slipping as they are unable to hold as long. Therefore, you may wish to have shorter periods between maintenance appointments. Again, this is something your stylist will have the experience and knowledge to determine but it’s important for you to explain your hair quality in detail to them, no one knows your hair better than you. 

As well as this, as mentioned, ensure you use our Pre-Application Shampoo before application and always use our recommended aftercare products. 


3.) Aftercare Issues

Ensuring you are using our recommended aftercare products is a big factor that can prevent your tapes from slipping prematurely. For example, if you are is experiencing excess product build-up in your hair and scalp this can break down the tape adhesive quicker, therefore, it is extremely important that you are aware of the correct aftercare. An example of one of our aftercare products is the Remi Cachet Hair Extension Shampoo which gently cleanses away impurities to remove buildup, whilst leaving your hair feeling revitalised, hydrated and healthy.

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Overall, the correct aftercare is essential to maintain the quality of your hair extensions and to help prolong their life. If you fail to follow the correct aftercare advice this can cause damage to the hair extensions and decrease their lifespan which includes the risk of the tapes slipping. Make sure you check out our aftercare guide here with all of the important information you need to know.


If you have any questions about your tapes slipping, contact us and one of the team will be happy to help. Also, don’t forget to check out our recent blog post “Why Is The Colour Chipping Off On My Hair Extension Rings?” to find out everything you need to know if you notice your client’s bonds are slipping.

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