Your Complete Guide to Tape Hair Extension Maintenance

Tape hair extensions are a popular choice for those looking to add length, volume, and a splash of colour to their natural hair without causing damage. At La Libertine Hair, located in the luxurious Sheraton Grand Hotel Hyde Park, Sydney CBD, we specialise in using Seamless1 and Hairtalk Extensions to provide our clients with the best in hair extension technology.

Our expertise ensures that you can enjoy beautiful, long-lasting extensions that enhance your natural beauty. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about maintaining your tape hair extensions, ensuring they remain flawless and stunning for as long as possible.

Understanding Tape Hair Extensions

Tape hair extensions are a method of hair extension that uses small, pre-taped wefts of hair, which are then sandwiched between sections of your natural hair. This method is renowned for being gentle on natural hair, offering a damage-free way to achieve longer, thicker, and more voluminous locks.

Tape Hair Extension Maintenance

The application process is quick, taking less than 15 minutes for a full head, making it an ideal choice for those with busy schedules.

Benefits of Tape Hair Extensions

One of the standout features of tape hair extensions is their versatility. They can be used to create a variety of looks, from adding subtle volume to achieving a dramatic transformation with length and colour.

At La Libertine Hair, we pride ourselves on using top-quality hair extensions that blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Our creative colour options allow for beautiful ombre and balayage effects without the need for harsh dyes or chemicals, ensuring that your hair remains healthy and vibrant.

Immediate Aftercare Tips

Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the longevity and appearance of your tape hair extensions. After having your extensions applied, it’s important to follow these immediate aftercare tips to set the foundation for long-lasting results:

Wait Before Washing

After getting your tape hair extensions, wait at least 48 hours before washing your hair. This allows the adhesive to fully bond with your natural hair, ensuring a secure hold.

Choose the Right Products

Use shampoos and conditioners that are sulphate-free and specifically formulated for hair extensions. Sulphates can weaken the adhesive and cause your extensions to slip.

Avoid Heat Styling

Refrain from using heat styling tools, such as hairdryers, straighteners, and curling irons, for the first 48 hours. This gives the adhesive time to set and prevents any potential damage to your extensions.

By adhering to these immediate aftercare tips, you’ll ensure that your tape hair extensions remain securely in place and look their best from the start.

Daily Maintenance Routine

Maintaining the beauty of your tape hair extensions requires a daily care routine. Here are some essential tips to incorporate into your daily regimen:


Use a soft-bristle brush or a special hair extension brush to gently detangle your hair. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, being careful not to tug on the extensions. Brushing your hair regularly prevents tangling and keeps your extensions looking smooth.


Opt for hair products that are alcohol-free and designed for use with hair extensions. Avoid products with heavy oils or silicone, as they can cause the adhesive to break down. A leave-in conditioner or detangling spray can help keep your hair manageable.


When styling your hair, use heat styling tools sparingly. If you do use them, always apply a heat protectant spray to shield your extensions from damage. Avoid applying direct heat to the adhesive tapes.

By following this daily maintenance routine, you’ll keep your tape hair extensions looking fresh, tangle-free, and beautifully styled.

Washing Your Extensions

Proper washing techniques are essential to maintain the integrity and appearance of your tape hair extensions. Follow these steps for best results:


Wash your hair extensions no more than two to three times a week. Over-washing can cause the adhesive to weaken and the extensions to slip.


When washing your hair, focus on the scalp and gently massage shampoo in without rubbing the tapes directly. Let the shampoo run through the lengths of your hair. Rinse thoroughly.


Apply conditioner only to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, avoiding the roots and the tapes. This prevents the adhesive from becoming oily and losing its grip.


After washing, gently squeeze out excess water and pat your hair dry with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing your hair with the towel, as this can cause tangling. It’s best to let your hair air dry, but if you need to use a hairdryer, use it on a low heat setting and avoid direct heat on the tapes.

By following these washing tips, you’ll ensure that your tape hair extensions stay securely in place and maintain their beautiful appearance.

Protecting Your Extensions

To keep your tape hair extensions looking their best, it’s important to protect them from potential damage. Here are some tips to safeguard your extensions:

Night-time Care

Before bed, loosely braid your hair or tie it in a low ponytail to prevent tangling. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase reduces friction and helps maintain the smoothness of your hair.


Chlorine and salt water can weaken the adhesive and dry out your hair. Before swimming, apply a leave-in conditioner and tie your hair in a braid or ponytail. After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly to remove any chemicals or salt.

Sun Protection

Prolonged sun exposure can cause your extensions to dry out and fade. Wear a hat or use a UV protection spray when spending time outdoors.

By taking these protective measures, you’ll ensure that your tape hair extensions remain in optimal condition, regardless of your daily activities.

Regular Salon Visits

Regular maintenance appointments are essential to keep your tape hair extensions looking flawless. Here’s what to expect during a maintenance visit at La Libertine Hair:


Depending on your hair growth and lifestyle, you’ll need to have your extensions reapplied every 6 to 8 weeks. During reapplication, your stylist will remove the old tapes, clean and retape them, and then reapply them closer to your scalp.


If your extensions have shifted or become loose, your stylist can adjust them to ensure they remain securely in place. This helps maintain a natural look and prevents any discomfort.

Trim and Style

Your stylist can trim your extensions to keep them looking fresh and blend them seamlessly with your natural hair. They can also help you with any styling needs and provide tips for at-home care.

Tape Hair Extension Maintenance

Regular salon visits are crucial for maintaining the health and appearance of your tape hair extensions. At La Libertine Hair, our experienced stylists are dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring that you leave the salon looking and feeling your best.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Even with the best care, you may encounter some common issues with your tape hair extensions. Here’s how to troubleshoot and address them:

Loose Tapes

If you notice any tapes becoming loose, avoid pulling on them or trying to reapply them yourself. Instead, schedule a visit to La Libertine Hair for professional adjustment. Your stylist will ensure the tapes are securely reapplied without causing damage to your natural hair.


To prevent tangling, brush your hair regularly and use a detangling spray. If you do encounter tangles, gently work through them with a wide-tooth comb, starting from the ends and working your way up.


If your extensions feel dry, use a hydrating hair mask or leave-in conditioner to restore moisture. Avoid applying these products to the tapes, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends instead.


If your extensions are slipping, it could be due to product buildup or improper care. Ensure you’re using the recommended products and techniques for washing and styling your hair. If slippage persists, visit your stylist for a professional check-up.

By addressing these common issues promptly and correctly, you’ll maintain the longevity and beauty of your tape hair extensions.

Benefits of Professional Maintenance at La Libertine Hair

Choosing La Libertine Hair for your tape hair extension maintenance comes with numerous benefits:


Our stylists are highly trained and experienced in applying and maintaining tape hair extensions. We use only the best products and techniques to ensure your extensions look natural and last longer.

Client Satisfaction

We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service that keeps our clients happy and attracts new clients. Our commitment to excellence ensures you leave our salon with beautiful, well-maintained hair extensions.

Luxurious Experience

Located in the prestigious Sheraton Grand Hotel Hyde Park, Sydney CBD, La Libertine Hair offers a unique and luxurious salon experience. Our tranquil and stylish setting provides the perfect environment for your hair care needs.

Top-Quality Products

We use Seamless1 and Hairtalk Extensions, known for their high quality and creative colour options. These extensions are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural hair, providing instant length, thickness, and volume.

By choosing La Libertine Hair for your tape hair extension maintenance, you’ll enjoy the benefits of professional care and a luxurious salon experience.

Maintaining your tape hair extensions is essential for ensuring they remain beautiful and long-lasting. By following the tips and advice in this guide, you’ll keep your extensions looking flawless and enhance your natural beauty.

At La Libertine Hair, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch service and helping you achieve the hair of your dreams. Book an appointment with us today and experience the luxurious care and expertise that sets us apart.