How to Apply Lace Wigs
You have just received your Lace Wig Unit, now what?
1. TRIM THE LACE
When you first receive your wig, you will notice there is excess lace around the perimeter. This will need to be trimmed off. Put on the wig and position the wig hairline in front of your own actual hairline. 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. Be extremely careful, as you will need to trim the lace close to the hairline withoutcutting any of the wig hair.
Using hair clips, clip all of the hair up on your wig to make sure it will not get stuck to the adhesive you will apply to your skin. If you are in-experienced at trimming, just cut the lace back a little bit at a time until you are comfortable.
Cutting the perimeter hair will damage the invisible hairline. You may leave 0.25’’ or LESS of an inch right in front of your baby hair to ensure that you do NOT damage away the invisible hairline by cutting it. Please make very smooth cuts, avoid rugged trims.
2. WEARING A WIG CAP
It's not necessary, however many people prefer to wear a 100% Cotton Wig cap to keep their hair flattened underneath. We offer two free 100% Cotton Wig caps with every lace wig unit.
3. PREPARE YOUR SCALP
First Clean your face and ensure that you get all areas around the perimeter of your hairline. Using 99.9% Medical Grade Alcohol, rub it onto your skin all the way around your hairline where the adhesive will be applied. This will clear your skin of any oils for better adhesion and also protect your skin from irritation.
ATTACHING YOUR LACE WIG UNIT
You can attach your lace wig using a liquid adhesive, a tape adhesive or both. You can achieve a secure hold using whichever method...which option to choose is simply a matter of personal preference. J You will be attaching the lace wig 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.
The excess lace should now be cut back to the hairline. Be careful not to cut any of the hair. Using hair clips, clip all of the hair up on your wig to make sure it will not get stuck to the adhesive you will apply to your skin. Place the wig on your head.
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 or Qu-tip 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.
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.
Adhesive and Wig Tape Combo Instructions (LONGER HOLD)
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. Please make sure that your scalp is free of oils and is cleaned with 99.9% alcohol.
`THEN` Apply the adhesive onto the tape all around the perimeter, and let it sit for a few seconds. For most soft-bond glue, you will need to wait 30-45 seconds for the glue on the tape to become tacky. Then, carefully apply the wig section by section. You may use the baby hair to cover sections of the hairline for a more natural invisible look.
CLEANUP & STYLE YOUR HAIR
At this point you may need to clean up some excess adhesive on your skin. Using gentle citrus solvent, or 99.9% Medical Grade alcohol and a Q-tip or cotton swab, apply the solvent to the cotton then gently rub the area you want to cleanup.
Be careful not to get too close to your hairline, if you do, you may need to reapply the adhesive to that area, or start over. You are now ready to style your hair!
REMOVING YOUR LACE WIG UNIT
- Adhesive Remover
- 99% Alcohol
The Adhesive remover and 99% Alcohol will assist in removing your unit. Spray the adhesive remover 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 the adhesive remover 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.