When it comes to deciding on how to wear your wig, a question we often hear is ‘Should I Glue my wig down’? Whilst there is no one right answer to that question, there are some factors that can help you decide.
There are numerous methods you can use, and some will work better for you than others, but overall, learning how to secure your wig correctly will make you more confident while you wear your wig and make the process of installing and removing it much simpler.
So, we’ve done the research for you. In this article we discuss the two best ways to secure your wig, the pros and cons and how to figure out which method will work best for you.
Method 1: Wig Tape
It should be noted that if you wear a wig on top of your own natural hair, then you should not consider using wig tape. When removing wig tape, it can rip out hairs, therefore damaging any existing hair you have.
However, if you think wig tape is for you then listen up.
You may be wondering what exactly wig tape is and we’re here to answer all those types of questions. Wig tape is double-sided tape that adheres to your head on one side and your wig on the other.
Those who use wig tape prefer it because wig tape is as close to a guarantee that you can get that your wig won’t fall off. Interestingly, a lot of performers use this method.
How to Use Wig Tape
Step 1: Use our Scalp Protector spray, squirt it onto a cotton pad and wipe it along your hairline. This cleanses your skin and removes any dirt or oils that could stop the tape from sticking to your skin. Using this prevents the wig tape from damaging your skin. This step is especially important for women with sensitive skin or who work out with their wig.
Step 2: Cut the wig tape into several strips if using a roll of tape. Peel away one side of the paper from the wig tape and place each strip on the perimeter of your hairline, starting at the front of your head and working towards the nape of your neck.
Step 3: Remove the paper from the front strip. Place the front of the wig along the exposed piece of wig tape and press firmly to secure.
Step 4: Working from front to back, remove the tape one strip at a time then press the wig onto the exposed tape. Make sure you pull the wig firmly as you attach it to each section of the tape.
Step 5: Step back in the mirror and admire your new look.
Pros & Cons of Wig Tape
• Some wigs come with polyurethane tabs, specially designed for wig tape, and guaranteeing a strong grip.
• Wig tape makes your wig very secure. If you work out while wearing your wig or are going to an event, wig tape will take the worry out of wearing a wig.
• A roll of wig tape lasts a long time! Because of that, wig tape is a great budget-friendly option.
• Some people like to remove their wig throughout the day to cool their head. If you’re wearing wig tape, taking off your wig throughout the day can be tricky.
• Because your wig is taped down to your head, it makes it easy to overheat. If you have problems with overheating, wig tape might not be the best choice.
We offer a range of different wig tapes, but in particular this is are our favourite recommendation which you can shop on our website:
Sensi-Tak is a very low residue tape and is an easy tape to remove due its hassle free clean up. It’s popular for use on poly units and as it does have some shine, we don’t recommend this for lace units.
Method 2: Wig Glue
Like with wig tape, wig glue should only be used by people without hair or on an area of your head that has no hair. As with wig tape, wig glue is an extremely secure method of wig attachment, and you could potentially rip out hairs when you remove it.
What is wig glue you may ask? Wig glue is easily removed with our removal products and is pliable (it will move with your skin rather than staying stiff in one area).
How to Use Wig Glue
Step 1: Put some of our Scalp Protector spray on a cotton pad and run it along your hairline to remove any oil, dirt, or build-up that can stop the glue from fully adhering to your skin.
Step 2: Place on a thin layer of wig glue along your hairline. Depending on the type of wig glue from our range, you may need to allow it to dry a little before attaching your wig and add a few more coatings. Follow the instructions on the package of whichever product you purchase.
Step 3: Place the front of the wig on top of the glue, followed by the sides and then the back of the wig. After you’ve situated the wig, lightly press the wig down onto the glue. Wait for it to dry for at least 10 minutes before styling.
Pros & Cons of Wig Glue
• Like wig tape, wig glue lasts a long time.
• Wig glue is an inexpensive wig application option.
• Wig glue is easy to apply.
• If you like to remove your wig throughout the day to cool down, you might not want to use wig glue. Removing and reapplying a wig with wig glue can be time-consuming and difficult.
• If you don’t apply enough water or solution when you’re taking off your wig, you can rip or tug at the skin. We recommend using our removal sprays to help with this process.
We offer an extensive range of different wig tapes here at GhostBond, but in particular this is are our favourite recommendation which you can shop on our website:
This product has been designed to withstand higher temperatures than other adhesives and is waterproof giving you a long, strong hold no matter what the weather may bring. You can expect premium bonding and exceptional comfort with this adhesive.
It’s important to find a method which best works for you and your preferences. All of our products have been designed to meet individual needs and desires. You can be assured that they have been specially formulated with skin gentleness in mind. Our goal is to help you gain confidence with your hair ensuring that it is undetectable, comfortable and completely natural looking. Find your new favourite wig glues or tapes from our range today!