When you’re deciding what hair extensions to buy, how expensive they are and how long they’ll last are probably the first things that come to mind.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Out of these three 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.