There’s a lot to love about long, lustrous locks, and if you’re privileged enough to have them then you no doubt enjoy the versatility that comes with being able to style it in numerous different ways for the summer. From chic braids to sophisticated chignons, the possibilities are endless, and although long hair does take some upkeep, it also makes for a great way to change up your look from day to day with minimal effort.
But not everyone’s hair has the capacity to grow long naturally, and when it does, it might not always come with the thickness and glossiness you’d like. Weak or brittle hair – which is particularly common amongst those who colour or bleach regularly – is often prone to snapping before it can get there, and if your hair is naturally thin or lacks volume then it might get long but still feel a little scraggly.
If you’re craving chunky plaits or voluminous up-dos to see you through the summer months, then now is a great time to consider investing in some extensions to create the look you’ve always wanted. The question is, where do you start?
From tape-clip-ins to tape-in clip hair (which might sound the same, but are actually quite different), there are various different options to choose from, but if you’re unsure which is right for you then you might be left feeling confused.
Thankfully, figuring it out is easy when you know what you want, and there are some fundamental differences between then two.
What are tape-in hair extensions and how do they work?
If you’re eager to have long, flowing locks – all day, every day – for at least eight weeks, then tape-ins could be the answer you’re looking for. With a quick and simple installation time of around two hours, tape-in hair extensions offer a semi-permanent solution that requires minimum fiddling around with. So, if you’re looking for low maintenance locks that are guaranteed to stay put on a semi-permanent basis then they’re a great choice.
It is possible to install tape-in extensions yourself, but leading hair extension brand Cliphair recommends that you get your tape-in hair extensions installed professionally for the best results – which will last you between eight and ten weeks in total.
The procedure is an easy one – a professional hair stylist simply places the tape underneath a small section of your hair root and tapes in the extension, avoiding the scalp to protect the hair root and ensure the utmost comfort for the wearer.
There are many benefits to tape in hair extensions; not only are they long-lasting, but they can be cut, washed and dried just like your natural hair. They’re safe for wearing on holidays, while swimming, dancing and showering – and with natural-looking Remy extensions, lay flat to your head for maximum discretion.
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Enhance your brown hair for the summer with Cliphair’s Soft Bronze Balayage Tape Ins. These subtle highlights add sun-kissed strands to your natural brown hair.
What are clip-in hair extensions and how do they work?
Clip-in hair extensions, on the other hand, are a good choice for those wanting an instant solution that can be removed and reinstalled multiple times at their leisure. So, if you like the idea of luscious locks for an upcoming red carpet event but the idea of tending to them on a daily basis feels impractical, then clip-ins offer maximum versatility with minimal commitment.
An instant way to boost length, add colour or volume to your hair, they’re also incredibly easy to use. You can fit them yourself in just a few minutes at home – simply part your hair into sections, clip in each hair extension over the root and hey presto – instantly long and lustrous locks.
The benefits of clip-in hair extensions are many; they’re comfortable to wear all day long and cause no damage to your natural hair. A genius way to add instant glamour to any look for the person that likes to change up their style each day.
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High-quality hair extensions are essential if you desire glossy, real hair, minus the tangles. Cliphair’s clip-in extensions are manufactured from the best grade of Remy human hair and feature silicone-lined clips for maximum comfort.
Clip in vs tape-in: Which is the best choice for you?
Suffice it to say that both types of hair extensions come with numerous benefits, which means making the right choice comes down to little more than personal preference.
Need a little inspiration? Your lifestyle should hold the key.
Are you looking for effortless glamour? Do you know exactly what type of hairstyle you want? If the answer is yes, then tape-in hair extensions are your gals. These no-fuss extensions offer at least two months of beautiful hair with minimum maintenance, leaving you to get on with your fabulous life.
Do you find it hard to decide on a permanent style and would rather match your hair to your vibe? Do you love experimenting with your look? If yes, then clip-in hair extensions are likely to be more your cup of tea.
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