how long do hair extensions last

how long do hair extensions last?

When deciding what hair extensions to buy, there are a few factors that need to be considered in order to get the set that best suits your preferences and needs. People often ask how long do extensions last and here you'll find just the right answer.

There are three large categories of human hair extensions: clip-in extensions, tape-in extensions and more permanent extensions. Find out how long each of them last below!

For a better understanding of each type of hair extensions, check out this article.

temporary extensions.

Clip-ins are the most popular type of hair extensions, as they can be clipped in and out any time, with zero damage. The best clip in hair extensions can last 3 to 6 months with normal wear (almost daily), sometimes even a year if worn less often and properly taken care of. 

The classic clip ins have a fabric or stitch base while the invisible hair extensions have a thin silicone base. These human hair clip ins are ideal for people with thin, fine, or oily hair because of the thin seam that makes them virtually undetectable and they last as much as the classic ones.

semi-permanent extensions.

Tape-ins are a semi-permanent type of extensions, meaning that once the wefts are taped in your hair, they can only be taken out with a special adhesive remover.

Tape-in extensions need to be removed and re-taped every 4 to 8 weeks, depending how fast your hair is growing. Each set of seamless tape-in hair extensions can be reused 2-3 times.

permanent extensions.

The most popular so-called permanent hair extensions are micro-links. They are a big commitment, as they will remain bonded into your hair up to 3-4 months and they will most likely cause hair damage when removed. Other popular permanent hair extensions are: fusion hair extensions, beaded hair extensions and sew-in hair extensions. 

Out of these categories, the easiest and most user-friendly are the clip in natural hair extensions, which we recommend for first time users and pros alike. It is difficult to set a clear expiration date to your clip in hair, as their lifespan will depend a lot on how well you care for them.

If you want to find out about the price of hair extensions, take a look here.

With a little care and attention, you can make sure that your real hair extensions last a long time and are healthy. Make sure to store them in a dry place, away from direct sunlight. Don't wash them too often. Always use sulfate-free products and heat protectant prior to styling them with hot tools. For a full guide on how to take care of hair extensions, click here


Take a look at our wide range of real hair extensions and pick the best type for your to get just irresistible hair!


Everetttaylor – We’re so happy that you find this information useful! Please come back soon for more interesting articles ;)


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HELEN – We’re so happy that you’re pleased with out extensions and that they lasted so well! You most definitely cared for them very well, since they lasted so long, so kudos for that! Concerning switching to tape-ins, may we suggest that you go through our article on tape in extensions here, to get all your info before comitting to them:

In case you have any unanswered questions or if you’re in need of help to choose the right set, please don’t hesitate to write to our team of experts at


I’ve been having my set of Irresistible Me clip-ins for over a year now and they still look splendid! I really cherish them and take care of them properly, but I’m thinking of getting tape ins now as a more permanent solution.


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