You can attach your lace front wig using either a liquid adhesive or a tape adhesive. You can achieve a secure hold using either method...which option to choose is simply a matter of personal preference. You will be attaching the lace front unit to your skin right below your hairline and regardless if you use liquid adhesive or tape you need to make sure that this area is clean, free of oils and hairless or you will not achieve a good hold.
Step 1: Prep Your Hairline
First, cut the lace back to the hairline. Be careful not to cut any of the hair. Place the wig on your head. Position the wig hairline in front of your own actual hairline so you don’t have to worry about the glue touching your hair. Once you are satisfied with the matching of the wig and your hairline, trim the lace back to the hairline and match it with your own hairline to ensure a natural appearance.
Step 2: Clean
Clean your face and next with insuring that you get all areas around the perimeter of your hairline. Use a non-oily soap as the original Dial or Irish Spring. After cleaning, dab or spray your Scalp Protector around the perimeter of your head right below your hairline. The scalp protector protects your skin as it creates a barrier between your skin and the adhesive. It also helps to keep skin oils at bay (oily skin weakens the bond of the adhesives and prevents the strongest hold). Allow the Scalp Protector to dry completely before applying the adhesive.
Step 3: Adhesive Application
Liquid Adhesive Directions
Use the liquid adhesive very sparingly as a little goes a long way. Depending on which adhesive you choose to use, it may come with an application brush. If your adhesive does not come with a brush then use a small, thin item such as an eye shadow brush to apply the adhesive.
Apply a thin coat of adhesive around the perimeter of your head right below your hairline. Use a cool blow dryer for about 30-45 seconds to dry the glue until it's tacky/sticky. Once the adhesive is tacky, this can take up to 15 minutes depending on which product you use, it is time to apply the wig. (It is very important to make sure that the adhesive is very tacky/sticky before you apply your lace wig because if it is not the wig may start to lift in a couple of days). Starting with the front hairline, press the lace wig unit and glued area together and apply constant pressure until the unit stays by itself. This may take 1 minute or longer, but be patient. Repeat the steps for your nape and sides. Before you style the wig please wait 15 minutes to allow the glue to adhere and completely dry.
These are the basic steps that you will take regardless of what type of liquid adhesive you use. You will develop your own application techniques with practice.
Wig Tape Adhesive Directions
The wig tape is available in strips or as a roll. The tape is sticky on both sides. You will basically peel one side of the tape to expose the adhesive and apply a layer to your skin around the perimeter of your head below the hairline. You will then put the lace wig on your head and position it so that the perimeter edge of the wig lines up with edge of the tape. If you have not done so already you will want to pin the wig hair up so that loose hair does not get in the way during the attachment process. Once the wig hair is pinned up and out of the way, peel the tape backing off to reveal the adhesive. Beginning with the front hairline, proceed to attach the wig by pressing and holding it to the adhesive for 30 seconds to 1 minute.Repeat the steps for your nape and sides.
C-22 adhesive remover, Lace Release, and 99% Alcohol will assist in removing your unit. Spray C-22 generously and allow the glue remover to work. Do not pull or tug the lace, it will damage your lace and your hair. Alternate between using C-22, Lace Release, and the 99% Alcohol to remove your lace. Do not pull the lace or attempt to force it off, or you may damage your skin and the lace. You should be able to roll the excess glue off of your skin and wig once the remover has set.