We are firm believers that no one method is perfect for everyone which is why it is important to have a thorough consultation with your Philocaly verified stylist to determine the best method for you! The main differences that you should be aware of are as follows:
Although Philocaly uses hypoallergenic glue on our tape-ins, it is still possible for people with extreme sensitivities to experience reactions. Hand-tied wefts use no adhesives making them an ideal method for those who are concerned or are prone to allergic reactions.
Both methods are completely damage free and a great option for fine and thin haired clients.
Because no adhesives are used with hand-tied wefts, you do not need to worry about specific products making your extensions slip and/or prematurely breaking down the tabs. Products with sulfate and conditioner usage directly on the tabs are an absolute no no with tape-in hair extensions.
Regardless how well you care for your tape-ins, over time (9-12 months) the tabs will eventually begin to break down. Philocaly hand tied extensions have a longer life span of 12+ months since no adhesives are used.
Hand-tied wefts take longer to apply than tape-in extensions which results in more time in your stylists chair and more of an investment for application.
If top knots, ponytails and certain hairstyles are important to you, hand-tied wefts could be a better option as they are easier to conceal when wearing your hair up!