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​ Working with Hair Extension Removers: Comparison Table and Pro Tips

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Working with Hair Extension Removers: Comparison Table and Pro Tips



Our Resume with Tape-In Extension Removers

Our four extension removers are the outcome of decades of experience. We started creating them in 2007, when tape-in hair extensions were first beginning to revolutionize the industry. And before that, we’d spent decades making adhesive removers for hair systems.

That’s why each of our four extension removers is of the best quality on the market. We hold them to the same high standard. And we’ve applied the same expertise to them that’s made us the leader in the hair replacement industry.

But even the best tools can fall short unless we know how best to use them. So, we’ve put together the following information to help you take full advantage of our entire line of extension removers.

Pro Tips for Working with Extension Removers

1. Instead of working the bond loose at the ends, start at the middle of the tape.

2. Use a tail comb (aka rat tail comb). The tail allows you to remove the tape from the middle with pinpoint accuracy.

3. Transfer the solvent from our packaging into a syringe. Use the syringe to apply the remover onto the extension. This method helps you apply the solvent exactly where you want to. And it also gives you the end of the syringe to use like a rat tail comb to work the bond loose from the middle.

Extension Removers at Their Most Useful

No Trace™

No Trace is what we consider to be our best extension remover. End of story. It has the most worthwhile traits of both alcohol- and oil-based solvents, making it our greatest all-around performer. It breaks down adhesive as fast as an oil-based solvent, but since No Trace is alcohol based, it cleans up effortlessly.

Strengths

We created No Trace specifically to cater to stylists who prefer the easy application of oil-based options and for stylists who prefer the easy cleanup of using alcohol. It’s the best of both methods.

  • Frees the extension from the hair quickly
  • Breaks down adhesive buildup fast
  • Evaporates completely without leaving behind any residue to clean
  • Smells pleasant

Directions

  1. Apply to area you want to remove.
  2. Wait 10 seconds, then begin working bond loose.
  3. Apply more as needed.

Extension Release™

Extension Release is both our first and bestselling remover for extensions. And while we think No Trace will soon take over that number one spot, it’s clear stylists love the benefits of this alcohol-based option. Extension Release has become an industry classic.

Strengths

Stylists keep going back to Extension Release for its easy, quick cleanup. This option works especially well when removing tape with a stiff carrier that’s been in the hair for a shorter time. In such cases, the tape removes in one solid piece without leaving a gummy mess.

  • Frees the extension from the hair quickly
  • Evaporates completely without leaving behind any residue to clean

Directions

  1. Apply generously to area you want to remove.
  2. Wait 20 seconds, then repeat the process.
  3. Begin working the bond loose.
  4. Apply more as needed.

C-22®

C-22 is our strongest oil-based solvent for the extension industry. It works fast and carries the pleasant, mild freshness of oranges. And while it requires a bit more cleanup than an alcohol-based choice, C-22 rinses out easily with soap and water.

Strengths

Many stylists prefer working with oil-based options because they break down adhesive so quickly and often only require one application since the oil doesn’t evaporate.

  • Breaks down adhesive buildup fast
  • Rinses with soap and water
  • Smells fresh

Directions

  1. Apply to area you want to remove.
  2. Wait 1 minute, then start working the bond loose.
  3. When complete, rinse with soap and water.