Tape-in Extensions VS. Micro Link Extensions

Extensions are a great way to add volume and length to your hair, but you might be questioning which extension service would be the best fit for you. While it’s great to have options such as tape-in & micro link extensions, it can also be overwhelming to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each service.

Luckily, there are multiple hair extension options, so you can make an informed decision on what works best for you. Look below and see which type of hair extension is best for that next event, or just that everyday look!

Tape-In Extensions

Tape-in extensions are thin, lightweight tape wefts that get “sandwiched” together in between your own hair. Does not require tools or chemicals to get tape-ins applied.


· Lightweight extensions that are comfortable to wear.

· Extension hair is reusable.

· Easy to install, remove, and replace

· Blends well with natural hair

· Best option for thin/fine hair


· Can slip if not installed properly

· More expensive than other types of semi-permanent hair extensions

· Requires frequent maintenance

· Lasts between 6 to 12 weeks

Micro Link Extensions

Micro link Hair Extensions are the smallest and most undetectable non-glue hair extensions technique available, which combines the strands of natural hair with the extension strand using tiny metal tubes.


· Best suited for medium/fine hair

· Can be flat ironed or worn in its natural state

· Does not require the use of heat, adhesives, or other chemicals for installation

· Seamless / undetectable


· The bead can get lost and or tangled in thick /dense hair textures

· Not recommend for weak/damaged hair

· Bead maintenance required 4-6 weeks after installation

· Not suitable for short hair (unless adding for color/volume and kept short)

All in all, Hair extensions are a great way seamlessly to add volume and length to your hair. This allows you to choose from different hair textures, types, & colors, but it is recommended when choosing hair extensions, it is best to select hair that matches closely with the texture & color of your natural hair. A consultation is necessary prior to the installation of any extension services to determine which extension technique is best to maintain the integrity of your hair. Schedule a consultation today with our certified hair extension specialist and let Beauty and Grooming Lounge help you achieve the best hair extension results!