Pros & Cons Of Tape In Hair Extensions

Pros & Cons Of Tape In Hair Extensions

If you have a naturally thick, fast-growing mane of hair, you will never know how it feels to live your life dreaming of a full head of luxuriously long hair. Fine haired girls, you will completely relate! 

Fortunately, these days, a long, healthy-looking head of hair need no longer be just a dream. There are so many hair extension options for you to choose from, but the next best and most popular options after clip-ins is tape-in extensions

We are always posting and talking about clip-ins, mostly because of their ease of use and affordability. But today, let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of tape hair extensions!


Great Length And Volume

The days of waiting for your hair to grow long, especially if you’ve had a dramatic chop as a reaction to a bad hair day/week/month can feel like an eternity. Yep, we’ve all been there, and all regretted it! Tape hair extensions will help to overcome the issue of slow-growing hair and give you all the length and volume you could wish for in a matter of under an hour.

Easy To Apply At Home

One of the reasons for n increase in popularity of tape hair is the fact that with a little practice, patience and know-how, you can easily bypass the salon and apply your tape-ins at home. Medusa tape-ins come with instructions, and there are lots of video tutorials available to help you do it yourself. Applying your extensions yourself also means you save money on salon costs.

No Heat Or Special Equipment Required

Many other types of extensions use heat or require special tools but not tape-ins. No messy glue, heat or metal rings! The hair comes with tapes already attached to the tips. All you have to do it attach them to your hair.

“I want everyone to know that I am wearing hair extensions!” said no-one ever. 


Anyone deciding to buy hair extensions wants them to look as natural and indistinguishable as possible. That’s the point of them, and this is entirely possible because the hair comes in thin strands with invisible tape that blends perfectly with your hair.

Long-Lasting & Reusable

If you purchase high-quality, Remy hair extensions, they can last up to 6 months. Remy hair is real human hair with all the cuticles intact and aligned, which ensures good quality, less tangling, incredible shine and softness. We always recommend buying Remy extensions because they’re superior to all others. Opting for quality over price will always be the best choice if you want long-lasting extensions. Remy-hair has been the first choice for thousands of our customers, ranging from do-it-yourself’ers to professional hairdressers and stylists for over ten years. 

Comfortable To Wear

The tapes are thin and sit flat on your head, which means they’re super comfortable to wear; this is a good thing considering the length of time you’ll have them in – 6-8 weeks on average.

Non-Damaging To Your Hair

Although the tapes have glue on them, they are in no way damaging to your hair. They only way your hair could be damaged by tape-ins is if they are either not applied correctly or cared for according to instructions. 

The Best Option For Fine Hair

It can be tricky to find the right extensions for thin hair, mostly because they’re hard to hide. That’s why tape hair is the best solution. Not only are the tapes almost invisible, but the wefts are also very lightweight and thinly sectioned, which means they’re unlikely to pull and cause damage.

More Styling Options

Thin, short hair severely limits your styling options. A whole new world will open up when you suddenly find yourself with the lush, long locks you’ve always wanted! Medusa tape-ins come in a range of different colours so you can also mix and match to create stunning highlights.

Easy To Remove

Removing extensions at home is a breeze with our tape hair remover.


Tape-ins are more costly than clip-ins however, each application lasts around 6-8 weeks, and with the right care, you can remove and reapply your extensions multiple times. Well cared for, quality extensions will continue to look great for anywhere up to 8 months. That makes good economic sense! 


Compared to the benefits, the disadvantages are insignificant. Still, there are some things to be aware of before you commit.

Can Fall Out

If not applied correctly, your hair extensions can fall out. Although they are easy to use, you do need to follow the instructions carefully for the best results. If you are unsure, it is best to visit a professional hairdresser.

Requires Maintenance

You can’t just ‘set and forget’. There is some maintenance required, and it is essential to use the right products to care for the hair. At Medusa, we do sell a range of X-Ten hair care products which are perfect for caring for extensions.


Although they are certainly not the most expensive, they are also not particularly cheap. Tape-ins offer value due to their longevity and multiple-use. However, if you are basing your decision on budget, clip-in extensions may be a better option. 

Now we’ve provided you with all the pros and cons of tape hair; you’ll agree that buying tape-ins makes good sense. Head over to view the colour options and say goodbye to your thin, short hair woes right now!