, an entrepreneur from London, claims she was “100% influenced by the girls on TikTok” when she decided to have tape-in extensions installed. “I opted for tape-ins that match normal 4C texture because my hairdresser warned me if I opted for the [bone]straight texture, I would absolutely destroy my curl pattern. She also warned me of the damage tape-ins can cause if you are lazy with them. I would say they are high maintenance and the minute you get lazy with your tape-ins that is when you will start to see the damage. I prefer LA weave
which is a braidless sew-in, as I felt I could go about my daily business. I go to Pilates, and I found it to be a convenient hairstyle even after sweating, however, even with this alternative, I had to get a texture release to straighten my hair [before my install]. You just cannot win!"