Posted on

The dangers of Tape Hair Extensions

Hello Ladies!

So this is an article I’ve written about Tape Hair Extensions. This method seems to be one of the most popular hair extension applications around at the moment but after reading this article you will see why you need to steer clear of them.

Wearing tape extensions? Know someone who does? Thinking about getting some?


One particular application that has crazed the industry and it’s clientele are Tape Hair Extensions. They are worn by a lot of girls because of their inexpensive price tag and quick application time. One thing about this method is that there is next to no training required to apply them and a growing number of girls are starting their own little hair extension businesses with no real experience, and in some cases friends are applying these to each other. They simply buy the hair online or from a supplier and charge top dollar to whoever will pay.

Below are examples of some of my new clients that have come to see me over the last 6 months for hair extension consultations. These clients had been all wearing tape extensions and were completely unaware of the damage they had caused until I showed them.

alopecia2The most common side affects caused by wrongly applied hair extensions is what the hair loss industry call traction alopecia:

Traction alopecia is hair loss that is caused by long term hair pulling and breakage due to very tight hair braiding, weaves, hair bonds or cornrows continually pulling at the hair root. If wrongly applied hair extensions are continually worn and the tension on your hair is not regularly alleviated, scarring can occur as well as permanent hair loss, leaving the wearer with a less then desirable appearance they’ll be forced to deal with for their rest of their lives.


Like I mentioned earlier. These clients had no idea of the damage that was done. Their “Hair Extension Technician” decided it was best not to tell them, but also decided charge them (up to $400) every time they went back for their re-installation services. They obviously saw the damage they had caused, but simple removed the extensions from the damaged area and re-applied them elsewhere, only to potentially cause the same damage in an other area on the scalp.


(hair extensions need to be reinstalled every 6-8 weeks to keep your natural hair and hair extensions healthy. This service is an essential part of every permanent hair extension maintenance program)

These tape extensions are not suitable for all hair types. ESPECIALLY FINE HAIR. These scars are permanent, and if they were to continue wearing these extensions they would most likely end up wearing a wig for the rest of their life.


If you have experienced this type of hair loss from your hair extension salon melbourne then I recommend they be removed immediately. If your wearing taped in extensions or any other type and your concerned about any damage they may be causing then feel free to contact me on 414184014 or email for a free scalp analysis.

There are hair extension applications which don’t have these side affects, and they don’t have to break the bank. It’s important to do your research and ensure your getting them done by a trained professional with plenty of experience.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Kind Regards

Stacey Racovalis

Hair Extension Specialist Melbourne

Hair With Envy

Level 1, 209 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185

Ph: 0414 184 014