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 you know and understand what you need to do to ensure the best hold with our extension tapes.

After Installation

After your tape-in extensions are installed, 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 to see if they have any suggestions. If you know you will have to shower after your appointment for some reason, it may be best to move your appointment. After all, extensions are an investment and you wouldn’t want to waste your time or money.


You should only be washing you hair around two times a week. We understand that everyone’s hair is different due to the amount of oil your hair may have, but your hair needs your natural nourishing oils to keep your natural hair healthy. For anyone with thick 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 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 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 the hair below the wefts. Scrubbing on the wefts could potentially loosen the bond and shorten your hold time.  After shampooing, Gently apply your conditioner from mid strand to the ends of your hair.

In-Shower Condition Treatments

If you feel your hair needs moisture and you have a 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 your scalp, it could weigh your hair down and damage 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. When drying, start at the ends and slowly work your way up. Avoid squeezing or pulling your hair, slowly pat dry and work to gently reduce tangles.


This section 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 swimming cap. A swim cap will help protect your hair from the chlorine and chemicals. If chemicals get into your wefts, it could cause the edges to become loose. If you don’t want to wear a cap, we suggest that you don’t let your hair soak in the water too long. After getting out of the pool or ocean, dry your hair as gently and as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for future posts, feel free to contact us at Info@HairExtensionTape.Com.

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