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What You Need for Removing Tape-In Extensions

We understand tape-in extensions can be a challenge to remove and reapply, so we want to make it a little easier for you. All you need is two products for your self and you're set to go. Want to know what those products could be? Keep reading!

Why We Consider No Trace To Be The Best Hair Extension Remover

  • Releases tape-ins fast
  • Leaves behind zero residue

In the beauty industry, there tends to be two main options for adhesive removers. There are alcohol-based removers and then there are oil-based removers. Both options have their upsides, and it really comes down to preference as to which one is more suitable for you.

Some people love how quickly oil-based removers get the job done. While alcohol options tend to work the bond loose at a slower pace. Some people still prefer them as they enjoy how easy the clean-up process is. And by easy, we mean that alcohol removers can require zero clean-up at all. Instead of leaving behind oily residue, they evaporate completely.

Stylists and wig connoisseurs no longer need to choose between alcohol and oil removers as there is one product that combines the best traits of both alcohol-and oil-based solvents, a product known as No Trace. No Trace breaks down tape bonds as fast as an oil-based remover, but since No Trace is alcohol-based, it then vanishes without any clean-up effort on your part. This then gives you the best of both worlds all in one innovative product.

Why We Suggest Weft Release For Removing Tape From Tape-in Extension Wefts 

  • Prepares extensions for the best retape hold times 
  • Offers the most affordable way to ready retape wefts

Out of all the remover options available on the market, Weft Release is our most recommended, especially as it is one of the few specialty removers. It is designed it to do one job, and that’s to remove the tape from an extension in preparation for a retape. Weft Release does this job fantastically because it actually helps to ready the weft for a new tape install.

As an oil-based solvent, Weft Release breaks down the adhesive build-up quickly. Since most tapes are meant to hold for about between four to six weeks, there’s going to be some residue built up. So, it’s relieving to see how well Weft Release works to break down what’s left over from the tape. It works fast and rinses off easily for an oil-based option. In fact, Weft Release leaves a surprisingly little amount of oily residue.

But the main reason we suggest using Weft Release is that it gets the weft ready to be retaped. Its solution breaks down all the adhesive, leaving you with a clean weft surface for best retape results. Of course, it also helps that Weft Release happens to be an affordable option, making retapes more worthwhile than ever!

The Powerful Magic Of Using Both of These Hair Extension Removers Together

So, when you use both these products when retaping, you're giving yourself the best experience during removal. No trace allows you the fastest, easiest removal process, keeping you comfortable. Then, Weft Release clears the extensions wefts for the best retape results. The bottom line is that these two removers when used together create a much more powerful process. 

Of course, since they are different, they have slightly different directions for use.

Directions for No Trace

  • Apply to the area you want to remove.
  • Wait 10 seconds, then begin working the bond loose.
  • Apply more as needed.

Directions for Weft Release

  • Apply to the removed weft’s tape area.
  • Wait 1 minute, then start working the bond loose.
  • When complete, rinse weft with soap and water.



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