The 5 Best Tape-In Hair Extensions of 2019

Consider these the easiest way to score long, luscious locks

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Whether you’re looking to add length, volume, or a little bit of both—the easiest (and fastest) way to do so is with hair extensions. And while extensions were once thought of as a super high-end service reserved solely for celebs on the red carpet, they’re now more accessible than ever with tape in options you can do at home. Curious to try tape-in extensions? Try any one of these stand-out options. 

Bellami
 Bellami

The adhesive on these is a unique polyurethane tape that was developed and tested over three years—meant to deliver both secure applications, easy removal, and comfortable wear the entire time. The end result? Six to nine weeks of wear for each application, but up to a year lifespan for each piece, perfect when you want to reuse your extensions. 

Each one also has double-sided tape so that you can sandwich the natural hair in between each weft—there’s also a single-sided tape option for finer hair. Not to mention that there are also varying lengths and plenty of colors to choose from, too. More »

There’s no beating around the bush—good quality hair extensions definitely skew towards the pricier side. Rather than buying a whole pack, these are sold in single pieces (available in 14, 16, and 22-inch lengths) and 11 different colors, ideal for when you don’t necessarily need or want a full head of extensions. Happy reviewers rave about the great quality and how well they last, as well as the colors, and of course, budget-friendly price tag. 

Malibu
 Sally Beauty

Available at Sally Beauty, this affordable options offers plenty of versatility; it can be used with any hair extension application, including tape, weaving, or clip-ins, making these a great pick for anyone who likes to change up how they use their extensions.

Available in five shades, each one is perfectly multi-dimensional to blend well with a variety of natural hair colors. And with a higher percentage of strands than may other 18-inch extension options, you also get uniform thickness and volume from top to bottom. More »

AmazingBeauty
AmazingBeauty 

Made of 100 percent human Remy hair, these are a top pick when you want to find a specific color. There are over 50 different shades available, helpfully categorized by balayage, black, bright blonde, highlights, brown, ombré, reds, and rooted colors. They also come in lengths ranging from 14 to 22 inches, so there’s no shortage of options to customize the exact look you’re going for. And if that’s still not doing it for you, you can also color them, though keep in mind that you can’t lift (AKA lighten) the color. More »

Glam Seamless
 Glam Seamless

It’s not just a wide range of color and length options that you get with this brand, though you do get that for sure. There are also wavy options for when you want a little texture, and you can pick from different types of tape wefts and visible or non-visible sew lines (the spot where the hair and the tape meet). They even have singular pieces meant for easy DIY application, ideal for anyone who doesn’t have time for a trip to the salon.  More »

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular tape-in hair extensions on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 40 different hair extensions overall, screened options from 30 different brands and manufacturers, read over 30 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested 7 of the hair extensions themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.