How to Do Toupee Application Properly? Follow The Steps Below
Toupee application is not that difficult to do. But you need to perform it several times before you can truly master it. It's very important that you apply the hairpiece properly. If the system is not placed well, then you could experience some discomfort. Or, worse, the toupee might fall off and cause embarrassment on your part.
Also, it's easier to style a toupee that is applied properly compared to one that is not. The process may seem intimidating, especially to those who are new to toupees. So what follows are some tips on how to do it the right way.
Preparing your skin
The first thing that you need to do is to gather all the materials that you'll need to put on the toupee. Don't forget to have a mirror, especially if you are going to apply the toupee all by yourself. You need to make sure that your scalp is clean. It should be free from dirt and oil or else, the hairpiece may not attach to it well.
You also need to make sure that the hairpiece that you'll put on is also free from dirt and oil. To make sure that your scalp is perfectly clean, it is recommended that you use an effective skin cleanser.
For tape on systems
If you're using a tape-on hairpiece then these are the things you need to do. First of all, you need to wipe the tab area with alcohol. You need to use alcohol with a 99% solution. This is to make sure that all residue will be removed from your scalp. Now you need to position the tape.
Once the tape is in the right position, you can now remove the liner of the tape. You need to hold the hairpiece in such a way that the front part is towards you and the back part is away from you. The base of the hairpiece also needs to be inverted. This will prevent the hair from getting on the tape.
The next in the toupee application process is locating the center of your hairline and gently place the front part of the toupee. After placing the front portion of the toupee the next thing you need to do is to roll the hairpiece back and then secure it on your scalp. At this point, you need to check if the placement of the hairpiece is correct.
If you're happy with it then you can proceed to press the tape onto your scalp. If you're not happy with the way the hairpiece was placed, then just gently pull the system off starting from the back. Then you need to readjust the hairpiece and repeat the procedure until you get it right. Once the hairpiece is in place you can now go on with your daily activities.
For glue-on hairpieces
If you're using a glue-on hairpiece then these are the steps you need to take. Again, you need to make sure that both your scalp and the hairpiece are clean and free from dirt and oil. You may need to clean your scalp with astringent to make sure that it's clean and to close the pores. If you have a skin system, then you need to wipe the base of the hairpiece first with 99% alcohol and then allow it to dry completely.
Once it's dry that's the time that you can apply glue to the base. You just need to apply a thin layer. To place the hairpiece on your head, you need to follow the same procedure used in applying the tape-on system. But the difference is you need to be able to do it right the first time. So you need to do it carefully. Press the hairpiece gently as you roll it back to eliminate the presence of bubbles and wrinkles.
If you're using a lace system, the procedure is almost the same but you need to apply the glue on your scalp and not on the hairpiece. You need to apply two thin layers. And you need to allow the first layer to dry before applying the second one.
As they say, practice makes perfect. There will come a time when the toupee application process will seem second-nature to you.