The Art of Hair Extensions: Tape Extensions

Tape extentions that are colour-matched, cut and styled to perfection = hair that would make any Victoria's Secret Angel green with envy...

Maintaining Your Hair Extensions

General Care

Do not shampoo your hair for 48 hours after your extensions service, including initial and maintenance services. This will give enough time for the bonds to settle and ensure that your extensions will not slide out through premature contact with cleansing chemicals.

Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a soft ponytail to prevent tangling while sleeping.

You can use a satin or silk pillowcase to allow your hair to move freely while you sleep.

If you experience bond slippage or any discomfort, contact Serena to determine the cause and remedy the situation.


Brush your hair twice a day using an extensions brush, which is specifically designed for tape hair extensions. Do not use hard brush strokes. Separate your applied strands using your fingers and slowly brush close to the scalp. This will avoid matting in this area. Do not use a hard bristled brush. This may cause the extension strands to slip out. Use a wide toothed comb to gently remove tangles from mid-strands to hair ends. Do not use a comb near the scalp area and the bonds.


Curling irons and hot rollers may be used on your hair extensions, but keep them at least 3cm to 4cm away from the hair bonds. Never use a hair dryer on high heat close to your scalp.


Do not use products that contain sulphur, such as dandruff shampoos. Use recommended extensions products that are especially designed to improve the condition of your hair extensions.

Serena recommends:

  • Dulge extensions shampoo conditioner and treatment

  • Celebrity hair shampoo conditioner and treatment

  • Swartzcopft Q10 shampoo

  • Moroccan oil moisture treatment (please don’t use any repair ranges)

When showering, tilt your head back and cleanse from the top of the head downward. Avoid facing your head downward. Condition using specialized extensions conditioner and de-tangle only from mid-strand to end, avoiding the scalp area.

After showering, apply a leave in moisture treatment to restore your hair's natural

Ph. balance. Dry your hair with a towel to remove moisture. Always dry the base area thoroughly to avoid bond breakdown. Avoiding drying in a scrubbing motion. If using a blow dryer, use a medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once the hair is completely dry.


Activities that result in a constant, damp environment, especially swimming in seawater and chlorine, may lessen the longevity of your hair extensions. Prior to swimming, wet the hair completely to prevent chlorine and salt water sticking to your hair. Immediately after swimming, apply a moisture treatment mask (see above) to eliminate damage from alkalinity in water and dry the base area as prescribed above.

Please contact Serena 0405278520 if you have any questions or would like to make a product order

Some commonly asked questions and concerns:

Will tape extentions damage my hair?

This will depend on how you choose to style and look after your hair extentions at home. We lose an average of 100 individual strands of hair a day so when you are having a retape you may notice a small aount of hair coming out, but this is normal as they arebeing trapped in the tape sandwhich and usually a part of your natural malting hair cycle.

Are Tape extentions high maintenence?

You will need to get your extentions re-taped every 8 weeks max. Depending on how manhairy you have the re-tape can take up to an hour from start to finish and sometimes longer if you decide to have them washed with a conditioning treatment before re-installing.

I recommend having your re-tape done on a separate occasion to having your colour done. This will avoid being at the salon for a long period of time and to also prevent any slippage as the manufactures instructions advise the tapes can slip after a colour service due to the hair cuticle swelling.

However, my clients usually choose to have their re-tape done on the same day as their cut and colour service to get it all done in one sitting. This works for us because I take extra precautions and use pre extention shampoos regaurdless and have yet have extentions slip out as long as clients follow their at home maintence recommendations.

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Serena Hair are Melbourne Hairstylists and mobile wedding  hairstylists and makeup artists, servicing Melbourne.

0405 278 520

Tanjil Court, Dandenong North VIC 3175

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