Which is best? Tape vs weft hair extensions

If you’re considering getting extensions, it’s essential to know the difference between tape-in and keratin bonded extensions to determine which is best for you.

Tape-In Extensions

Tape-in extensions use ultra-thin adhesive strips to attach the hair extensions to your roots. This method is quick and ideal for adding both length and volume. The extensions are applied close to the scalp, providing a seamless and natural appearance.


  • Quick Application: The process is relatively fast, making it a convenient option.
  • Reusability: Tape extensions can be reused up to three times.
  • Volume for Thin Hair: Ideal for those with thinner hair, as the ultra-thin tape lays flat against the head, preventing any noticeable bulk.
  • Maintenance: Tape-in extensions need to be reapplied every 4-7 weeks to maintain their natural look.
  • You must be careful with conditioners and oils, as they can loosen the adhesive and cause the extensions to slip off.

Keratin Bonded Extensions

Keratin bonded extensions use a keratin-based adhesive, which is similar to the natural protein found in your hair. These extensions are applied strand by strand, allowing for a highly customisable and natural look.


  • Long-Lasting: These extensions last for 3-5 months, making them a low-maintenance option.
  • Natural Movement: The keratin bonds allow for natural movement, making them undetectable even in updos and ponytails.
  • Styling Freedom: You can style your hair more freely without worrying about the extensions showing.
  • Application Time: The application process is more time-consuming compared to tape-ins.
  • Keratin bonded extensions are more expensive due to the intricate application process and longer-lasting results.

Which Should You Choose?

Both tape-in and keratin bonded extensions are customisable to suit your specific hair needs, but here are some key considerations:

Keratin Bonds:

Ideal for those who prefer less frequent salon visits and greater styling freedom. They are perfect for creating a seamless look in updos and ponytails.


Best for individuals with thinner hair looking for added volume. They offer a quick application process and a natural, flat appearance on the head.

Book a consultation at West Street Salon

At West Street Salon in North Sydney, our experts are trained in both methods, ensuring you achieve the perfect look tailored to your hair type and lifestyle. Visit us to find out more and get one step closer to the hair you’ve always wanted.





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