I have fine hair, but lots of it when I’m not bleaching it. I used to have it thinned out all the time. Now bleach does that for me lol. It always makes it hard to grow put my hair. I do tape ins, but not like, normal tape ins that come in 1.5 to 2 inch long peices. I apply tape to various lengths of hair wefts and do my own. Cheap and easy, although I typically take them out every 2 weeks to deep condition, tape in will often slip with conditioner if you aren’t really careful, they can also loosen the bond. Ive never had any just fall out while I’m out and about.
So I use cheap hair from the beauty supply store color 613 in 18 inches and it’s $50. One pack is enough for my hair, I do cut off the boom 2 inches though, so you should always buy longer hair extensions then you want it you ate going cheap. I will get at least 8 wears out of this set, so $50 for 4 to 5 months of use, actually, I don’t know that I’ve ever gotten rid of hair I buy, I like to do a colored inner with the extension ends colors, so I have lots of different sets and rotate through them. The 8 wears is more an estimate since I haven’t gotten to that point yet, but I have gotten to 5 uses on 1 set and they are still looking good.
I use Walker tape to apply the extensions and it works really well and Walker remover too, although conditioner and coconut oil work wonders for helping them slip put too lol.
I looked at other semi permanent extension application techniques and hated the idea of them, so many people complaining about lack of comfort and hair damage. I rarely lose any hair to the tape, they just slip out and I don’t even notice I’m wearing them. There’s a YouTube channel called 52 weeks of beauty who explains the DIY tape in thing. I also made my own set of invisible tape in extensions use tape, hair, and a golden hair glue. They did shed more than the wefted tape in, you glue them to the tape and cut off the weft and they are much more seamless. They have YouTube videos for that too and I was able to reuse them.
Clip in aren’t for me because I’m too lazy to apply them lol. I had a pair for 3 years and never used them, so they because my first set of blue and green inner extensions. Then I got to use them lol.
Anyway, just got back from a cruise and wore my tape in and they did great despite the pool water and salt water. I made sure to condition them and braided them up before going in the water, and immediately washed them after getting out of the water lol. I was worried the color might go funny, but they did fine. I didn’t wear a colored set for the cruise though. Oh the joys of a cruise ship cabin. It was actually really hard to find a selfie without anyone else in it. I went with my fi and a group of 100. So I was rarely alone lol.