There will come a time when you need to take your tape in hair extensions out. Although there are various ways to remove them, we've compiled a brief list of easy methods to get them removed:
Seeking Professional Help
The best and safest way to remove your tape in hair extensions is to seek professional assistance from a licensed salon professional. They can remove the extensions without damaging your hair or causing any pain.
Oil-based removers can be used to remove tape in hair extensions made with coconut, olive, palm, or other similar oils. To use this method, typically layer the oil at the top of the tab and allow time (and sometimes heat, either from the warmth of the scalp or from an outside source like a blow dryer) for the oil to seep down and loosen the tackiness of the tape. You may need to add oil once you've started peeling it off to help remove it.
Conditioner can be used in the same way as oil to help remove tape in hair extensions. This process usually takes more time and patience than using oil. Massaging the tab area can help loosen the stickiness and allow the conditioner to seep in between the tape tabs.
Alcohol-based tape removers are generally available in liquid form. For a liquid spray, hold the bottle 6-8 inches away from the hair extension tab and spray directly onto the top of the tab. Allow the alcohol-based remover to soak in for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once the alcohol-based remover has soaked in, begin gently peeling the extension tabs apart from each other. Use additional spray as needed, especially around the corners where the tabs may be stuck together.
Some users have found that a simple mixture of household rubbing alcohol, water and a few drops of an essential oil are the perfect combination for gentle removal. The essential oils add a pleasant scent during the removal process.
When removing your hair extensions, using a combination approach of oil and conditioner can be helpful. Start by applying oil to the tape tab and massaging it into each tab. Then, while showering, apply a generous amount of conditioner directly on the tape in the hair extensions tab and massage each one liberally and gently. Upon leaving the shower, spray your alcohol-based remover above the tape tab and gently peel it apart, applying additional spray or oil as needed to aid in the removal process.