With so many hair glues on the market it can be a difficult task to select the right one for your needs. Wearing hair pieces have become particularly popular amongst men experiencing hair loss, balding and receding issues.
The best way to find the best hair adhesive for you, is by doing some research. With that in mind, we’re addressing one the question when it comes to applying your hair piece, which glue should you use for a bald scalp?
Types of Hair Glues
There are numerous different types of hair glues which offer varying lengths of durability. A liquid glue will hold for approximately four to six weeks whilst adhesive strips will hold for two to three weeks. The type of adhesive you use will depend on your lifestyle and personal preference.
We have three long holding options in glues:
1. Hard Bond (Acrylic)
2. Hard Bond (Silicone)
3. Water Based
Our Hard Bond acrylic range is generally stronger than water-based adhesives. This is a solvent based hair adhesive leaving you confident and comfortable. Hard acrylic bonding solutions can sometimes leave a visible track which is why some customers opt for our silicon-based adhesives. This range maintains flexibility as it dries, bringing you the perfect perimeter bond with no hair track. Not only that, but it is a truly high performing adhesive within our range.
Our water base glue is white in colour and becomes clear once dry. The water-based formula is milder and easier on the skin. These adhesives are lower maintenance and known to be easy to apply and remove.
Once you’ve found the right glue your bald scalp, there are still some steps to take to ensure you get the most out of your hair piece experience.
How to use our Hair Glue
It’s important you know how to properly attach a hair piece to your balding scalp. This can make all the difference from a poorly glued piece and a natural look. Once you have your desired hair piece and glue, there are some things to consider ensuring you attach it appropriately.
1. Prep your scalp. Using warm water and soap wash your scalp to ensure its free from dirt and oils which could interfere with attaching your hair piece.
2. Spray scalp protector on your scalp. Scalp protector creates a barrier between your scalp and the adhesive to help protect your skin. It also helps mitigate skin oils from developing and moving your wig around. Wait for this to dry.
3. Apply your chosen liquid glue to your scalp with your small adhesive brush to the areas where the wig will attach to your head. Liquid adhesive is strong, so use it sparingly. Follow the instructions given on your product.
4. The liquid glue should have a consistency similar to putty but not be completely dry. If the liquid glue is too moist, it may cause the wig to slide around on your head when you put it on.
5. Press the front of your wig firmly to the liquid glue on your forehead with both hands. Keep pressure on the wig until it remains steady on your head. This will take a minute or two.
6. Press each side of your wig firmly to the sides of your head with both hands. Apply pressure for one or two minutes or until the wig rests comfortably to your head without your assistance. Repeat this step with the back of your wig.
How to Use our Popular Hair Glue
– Ghost Bond Supreme
This product is designed for invisible hair lines and unsurpassed holding strength. It truly is a must have product from our range. Depending on your hair piece type, there are simple steps to take in order to effectively use our hair glue:
If you use a Poly System:
· 1 thin coating to the hair system, 4 thin coatings to the head. Put each coat on as soon as the previous coat turns clear (around 20 seconds)
· After the 4th coating, wait 7 minutes and press the hair system into place.
If you use a Lace System:
· Apply 5 thin coats to the scalp area, leaving 20-30 seconds in between each coat.
· Let the last coat sit for 7 minutes.
· Do not apply adhesive directly to the lace. Apply to scalp only.