The imminent arrival of a new season means only one thing - a new look! Changing up your style and reinvigorating your image can be easily achieved with hair extensions. A favourite style secret of celebs like Eva Longoria, Cheryl Cole and Victoria Beckham, hair extensions can help you transform your own locks into long, luscious styles full of volume and thickness.
New to the UK, Kapello pre-taped hair extensions are a great way to recreate celeb styles and offer a more permanent way to wear hair extensions while still offering all of the convenience of clip ins and pre-bonded hair. If you're thinking about trying pre-taped extensions for the first time, we've rounded up our hair masters and answered your most frequently asked questions so you can shop with complete peace of mind...
1. Are pre-taped extensions temporary or permanent?
Pre-taped extensions are the most permanent form of hair extensions currently available. Clip in hair extensions can be worn for around 12 hours at a time and must be removed before swimming, showering or sleeping. Pre-bonded extensions can be left in for around three months. Pre-taped extensions can be worn for up to eight months so are the most convenient and most economical options for those who want to increase the length of their hair and then forget about it.
2. What kind of hair is used?
The best quality European hair is used to make these pre-taped hair extensions. We also use less processing that others, which means the hair stays silky to the touch, shiny and healthy looking for longer.
3. How long do pre-taped extensions take to apply?
They're very quick! While pre-bonded extensions can mean a three or four hour trip to the salon, pre-taped extensions can be attached in around 30 minutes at home. The first time you use pre-taped we recommend you ask a friend or relative to help but, you should be able to attach them yourself after one or two practise runs.
4. Why do they last so long?
A special formula coats the holding tape which you see at the top of each strip of hair. This has been developed to be strong and long lasting, while also being kind to your own hair. It won't be weakened by heated styling tools or shampoo and conditioner so you can care for your hair as normal without fearing that you'll weaken the bond between the extension and your head.
5. Can I use pre-taped extensions if I dye my hair?
Of course! All European hair extensions can be treated as you would your own hair and with so many shades to choose from, you're sure to find a perfect match for your existing colour, whether it's your natural colour, dyed or complimented with highlights or lowlights. Once attached, you can also dye or highlight the pre-taped extensions as you would your own hair so if you decide to change colour or want to maintain highlights, you can do so. If you're not sure which shade to pick, our hair extensions colour match assistant will help.
6. I straighten and curl my hair depending on my mood, can I still try pre-taped extensions?
Absolutely! Because pre-taped extensions are made from European hair, there's no need to make any changes to your styling routine. You can still wash and condition your hair as normal and use a hairdryer, straighteners, curling irons or other styling tools as normal. We'd recommend that you use a heat protection spray just as you should before using any type of heated tool on your own hair anyway.
7. Do I have to go to a salon to have the extensions removed?
No, we provide a specially formulated oil which you apply to the hair when you want to remove the extensions. This is kind to your own hair and the extension and won't damage or break strands. You can even re-use the extensions after removing, provided you use the oil when the extensions are removed. You can do this at home, with no expert help required.
To find out more about Kapello Hair and to buy pre-taped extensions online, visit http://www.kapellohair.co.uk