1. Check your flat iron and make sure it is on MEDIUM HEAT. You do not want it too hot!
2. After installing the tape in extensions, using a flat iron on medium heat, clamp the 2 pieces for 2-3 seconds only! The heat makes the tape expand and grab onto the hair, then shrink back with a stronger, more flexible hold.
3. After you have put heat on the tape, press FIRMLY together, starting at the middle and working towards the ends. If you do not press firmly, water can get in between the pieces and shorten the hold time.
As always, if you try to do this at home make sure you consult with a professional stylist first.
Tape In Tip
When it comes to showering with your Tape-In Extensions there can be some questions and concerns. Such as “can I even get my extensions wet?” We want to be sure that you know and understand what you need to do to ensure the best hold with our mariomax tape.
After your tape-in extensions are installed please wait 48 hours until your next shower. This will help your tape-in extensions stay in longer and give you a better hold. If you absolutely need to shower talk to your hairstylist first.
You should only be showering around two times a week. We understand that everyone’s hair is different due to the amount of oil your hair may have but we suggest this because your hair needs those nourishing oils that keep your natural hair healthy. For anyone withthick curly/wavy hair, you can get away with washing your hair once a week. If you feel that your scalp is getting oily, use a dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil your scalp may have. We also want to recommend that you use sulfate-free products because they can help your tape-in extensions last longer. They do not strip any natural oils and it will help keep your hair happy and healthy!
Scrubbing your hair
When showering we recommend that you do NOT scrub on the wefts. Try to focus on the scalp and then below. Scrubbing on the wefts could potentially loosing the bond and not give you as long of a hold as you wanted. Gently apply your condition from mid strand to the ends of your hair.
In-Shower Condition Treatments
If you feel your hair needs moisture and you have a coconut moisture treatment you would like to use, place it at the bottom of your hair and tape-in extensions. If you place it too close to the top your hair could weight your hair down and mess with your wefts.
Drying your hair
Do not brush your hair when it is wet. We also recommend that you do not wrap your head in a towel or flip your hair upside down and try to dry it with a towel. You need to slowly start at the ends and work your way up. Avoid squeezing and pulling your hair, slowly pat dry and reduce tangles.
This part may not be about showering in particular but it deals with water and chlorine. If you are going on vacation or heading to the gym to work out in a pool we recommend wearing a shower cap. A shower cap will help protect the chlorine and chemicals from getting into your wefts