How to Use Glue On Toupee
If you have only recently bought a toupee and you are wondering how to apply glue on toupee, fear not. You have come to the right place for a step-by-step guide on the things you should do, as well as the things you should not do.
People have been experiencing hair loss and baldness since the dawn of time itself and it is a fact that men experience it more than women. There are several reasons as to why you could be losing your hair, with genetics, underlying diseases and stress being the main causes. However, this could be a permanent case for many and it is understandable to feel self-conscious when it happens. Fortunately, toupees are an easy and unnoticeable solution, if you apply them correctly.
TAPE VS GLUE ON TOUPEE:
If you have only started using toupees, you are probably going to face the question of whether you should use wig tape or glue on your toupee. It honestly depends on your preferences. To help you decide, ask yourself some of these questions: Do you have sensitive skin? If yes, it would be best to use tape. Do you have oily skin or do you sweat a lot? Would you like a stronger attachment system to suit your active lifestyle? If both are yes, then perhaps it would be better to use glue.
Many people still prefer to use tape due to the fact that it is easier to use. You can buy tapes in rolls or already pre-cut to suit the shape that you need. However, tape is not meant for those who wish to have a long-lasting hold.
If you would like a longer-lasting hold, it would be best to choose glue. Glue is the preferred choice for people with oily skin or those who sweat a lot since glue does not lose its adhesiveness in moist conditions. For people who still have few hairs in the balding area, you might want to opt-out of the glue option, as it can pull out those little hairs.
HOW TO APPLY GLUE ON TOUPEE:
Before you start applying the glue, it would be best to prepare everything you will need beforehand. Cotton balls and alcohol for cleaning the skin, paper towels to protect the counter from any spilt glue, brushes or popsicle sticks to use for applying the glue.
Before applying the glue, make a spot check by applying a drop of glue on your skin and wait for it to dry. This is to make sure that you do not have a bad reaction with the glue. If your skin becomes irritated, wash off the glue and discontinue using that particular brand. If your skin is not irritated, then continue with the next step.After testing the glue's reaction on your skin, the first thing you need to do is make sure the surface area where you intend to apply the glue is clean. The skin on the scalp is full of little particles or naturally secreted oil that may interfere with the adhesiveness of the glue. Clean the area by soaking a cotton ball in alcohol. For people with more sensitive or dry skin, it would be best to use witch hazel so that you do not irritate your skin. Once the skin is clean, you can proceed to apply the glue.Before applying the glue, make sure to read any warnings or directions on the bottle. Also, make sure to read how long you have to wait before putting the toupee on. Some glues require you to wait a little bit for it to dry before putting the toupee on.Once you have read any warnings or directions, apply the liquid glue on the areas of the toupee that need it - typically the glue goes on the edges of the front, sides and the back of the toupee. Make sure to only add a thin layer of glue, as too much can cause the glue to seep through the lace. This results in the hairs on the toupee to stick together. Another reason to avoid the glue from seeping through is to avoid making the glue noticeable. You don't want anyone to notice that you are wearing a toupee, right? Once you have applied the glue on toupee, you can spread it out using a small brush or a popsicle stick. This allows you to spread the glue along the edges, or to spread out a thick blop into a thin layer.Next, carefully hold the toupee over your head. Make sure it is where it should be before setting it in place. Gently press down on the areas where the glue was applied. Carefully and immediately wipe off any excess glue that seeps out of the edges.Make sure to wait a good 10 minutes before styling the toupee. If the instructions on the glue said to wait longer, then follow that instead. Some glue takes longer to dry than others and it would be best to wait and make sure that it is dry, rather than risk a shift that could ruin how it looks.Once the glue is dry, go ahead and style your toupee according to how you would like it.
HOW TO REMOVE GLUE ON TOUPEE:
Since using glue on toupee is intended to last longer, you do not have to remove your toupee and reapply it every day. However, it is best to know exactly what to do in order to avoid damaging it.
Remove the toupee the same way you remove tape - by pulling it very gently. Avoid quick or hard pulls so that you do not tear your toupee, and also to avoid any irritation on your skin. If you encounter a bit of trouble removing the toupee, do not use force. Instead, dip a q-tip in rubbing alcohol and rub around the glued areas as gently as possible. The alcohol will loosen the grip of the glue and eventually come off.Place your toupee somewhere safe to avoid damaging it while it is not in use.
When it comes to how we look, everyone wants to be as confident as possible with their presentation. With the variety of toupees available, and in almost every shade of colour, there is no excuse why you can't be proud of your look. Just make sure that you dedicate enough time to applying and removing your toupee to avoid any mistakes. After all, the whole point of wearing it is so that no one notices any flaws in your appearance.