With hair systems, the method of bonding
is down to the individual. Factors ranging from your base material type,
hairstyle, lifestyle and period of wear all determine which bonding method is
best suited to your needs. But that’s not to say you’ll only stick with one
bonding method either.
Recommendations for your
Whether you decide between glue or toupee tape, we recommend shaving your scalp
for the attachment. Some people like to retain some amount of leftover natural
hair, but it’s recommended to shave the entire bonding area fully for the
You get a
irritation as your remaining hair follicles naturally regrow
install and maintain your hair replacement system
While clips can be used to attach your
hair system, it’s only recommended for people who have a good amount of hair in
their bonding area. If your hair in this area is not thick or strong enough, it
will not only be insecure, but could also rip your hair out.
That is why most people tend to go for wig glue or tape for a stronger hold and more overall
security. But as aforementioned, it’s best to shave your entire bonding area to
get the most of your glue or liquid adhesive.
If you are having difficulty deciding
whether to use tape or liquid adhesive, we recommend watching the following
video so you can learn the advantages and disadvantages of both as well as
which one you’d be most suited for.
Difference Between Wig Tape & Glue Adhesives for Hair Systems
One method of bonding includes track
bonding. This involves shaving a ring for the bonding area which leaves hair
inside the ring. This is not an ideal method for a number of reasons. For one,
you need to match the tape with the ring. For the same reason, liquid adhesives
can be challenging to apply as well. With hair inside the ring, as it grows
further, it can push the base material up with monofilament and poly skin bases
in particular. With lace bases, the hair can grow right through it which can
expose the lace areas on your scalp and make it much more noticeable that
you’re wearing a hair system. Additionally, the growing hair can be very
uncomfortable and itchy while the natural oils produced by your scalp can
affect the bonding.
Tape tabs are another bonding method
which we don’t recommend. Similar to track bonding, it can be very difficult to
attach precisely. The only difference is the bond is even less secure and
because the entire perimeter is not bonded, any liquids like sweat or oil can
penetrate the tape tabs and destroy the bond gradually.