How to Apply Skin Weft Hair Extensions

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How to Apply Skin Weft Hair Extensions
A Skin Weft hair extension design adds length to natural hair. (casual pair 2 image by Philip Date from

A Skin Weft hair extension is a hairpiece made from human hair, and can be attached to the wearer's scalp by a specialised tape system. This product design allows for the temporary placement of one or more bands of natural hair in order to thicken the base or lengthen the style. The Skin Weft system differs from conventional hair extensions because there is no gluing. The piece holds in place with double-sided tape, making the application process very straightforward.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Skin Weft hair extension
  • Comb
  • Hair clips

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  1. 1

    Part the hair into sections, exposing the upper most region of hair near the scalp. Use a comb to create horizontal parts in the hair and clip them with a hair clip. Parts only the area where you intend to install the extension.

  2. 2

    Pull the white label off the skin weft extension tape to expose one sticky side. This is double-sided tape with adhesive on both sides. Leave one side of the tape cover until ready to attach the extension.

  3. 3

    Apply the exposed side of the tape to the uppermost section of hair next to the scalp. Do not apply tape directly to the scalp, but to the hair nearest that area. Tape will stick to skin once it clears the natural hair.

  4. 4

    Pull off the other side of the double-sided tape. This is the side facing away from the natural hair.

  5. 5

    Press the extension on to the exposed side of the tape. Run your finger over the extension attached to the tape to secure it.

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