What to do after cleaning the residue from your lace front wigs so new adhesive or toupee tape sticks correctly again?
Some removers, solvents, and alcohol are oil based and after using will leave a residue. Simply by washing the areas where they were used with shampoo and water will allow adhesive or toupee tape to stick correctly again! The unit must be dry before applying adhesive or toupee tape.
What to do when a adhesive or toupee tape residue in embedded into the lace or when it remains on the polyurethane base?
You should gently remove any remaining adhesive or toupee tape residue with adhesive remover, solvent, or alcohol. Be patient and give the solvent time to soften the residue. Using a lint free rag or microfiber towels work well when cleaning away residue.
How to avoid pulling hair out of your lace front when removing it?
You must completely release the adhesive or tape from bonding to your scalp before attempting to remove your piece. This helps, but may not eliminate this problem completely.
Where is the best place to start releasing your lace front when removing it?
Starting at the front left or right temple; peel up the edge and remove it like you would a large bandage.
How do I remove adhesive when it stays on my scalp/ forehead after removing my lace front?
The adhesive may easily be cleaned from your scalp after the lace front is removed using a adhesive remover, solvent, or alcohol.
How to remove toupee tape from a polyurethane lace front wig base?
Start by slowly peeling the lace front from your head. When using an extended wear bonding toupee tape; first spray or drip adhesive remover, solvent, or alcohol between your scalp and the tape to make it more easy to remove.
How to remove a lace front hairpiece without damaging it?
Always proceed gently when removing wigs. Using a adhesive remover, dab or spray at the area from the hair side of the lace front where the adhesive/ tape was placed. Wait for a minute for the adhesive/tape to soften. After a minute gently pull away from the skin slowly and carefully. Always clean your pieces before re-applying by placing on a paper towel and dabbing at the adhesive/tape to dissolve the glue. Never use anything but approved cleansers for this process.
If you’ve invested in a synthetic hair piece (otherwise known as a wig), it will definitely be important that you know of the ways to best care for it. This would help extend its life and would therefore result in you getting the best value for your money. Here are some of the most important things to remember if you’re looking to find out how to wash your synthetic hair piece:
• Know of general care strategies for your synthetic hair piece. First of all, it’s important that you store your wig and to wear it properly so that you won’t have a hard time cleaning it. It’s best to store it on a wig stand so that it would keep its shape; also make sure that you keep it away from the elements (such as dust and dirt) so that your wig doesn’t absorb them. Also, as much as possible make sure that your own hair is clean (and not sweaty) when you put on your wig; this will keep your wig clean as well. And please, don’t lend your wig, unless you’re absolutely sure about the good hygiene of the person you’re lending it to!
• Know when to wash your wig. If you wear your wig everyday, you would have to clean it about once a week. Generally, you’d have to clean your hairpiece after six to twelve wears.
• Remove all tangles. Right before you wash your wig, use a straight comb to untangle the strands. Comb the hair the normal way. If your wig is curly, however, you should use a wide-toothed comb for this step in order to prevent hair breakage.
• Use lukewarm water. Remember: never, ever use hot water on your wig as this could damage fibers and hair strands. Test the water on your wrist to see if the temperature is just right. Place the water in a basin.
• Know what shampoo to use. Some experts say that you should use only specially-formulated wig shampoo on your synthetic hairpiece if your wig is not made out of human hair. However, other experts believe that you may use regular shampoo as long as you choose a mild formulation. If you want to be extra cautious, perhaps it’s best that you use wig shampoo to clean your hairpiece.
• Pour in the shampoo on the basin of lukewarm water. Mix the shampoo in with your hand so that the shampoo will combine well with the water. If you’re using a wig shampoo, carefully follow the manufacturer’s specifications about the amount that you will use; if you are using regular shampoo, use about two teaspoons of the shampoo. Use a small container to gently pour the mixture on the wig. Work the shampoo throughout the strands of the wig carefully. Afterwards, rinse well with lukewarm water.
• Use conditioner. Do step 6 again, but this time use conditioner. Rinse off the conditioner thoroughly but gently.
• Dry the wig. To dry your hairpiece, simply use a clean towel and blot it dry. Never wring the wig, as it could easily lose its shape that way. You should also never use blowdryer on your wig. You could leave it someplace that is dry and breezy, but never in direct sunlight. Once the wig is thoroughly dried, untangle the hair on the wig again using an appropriate comb. And remember never to comb your wig when it is still wet
Remember, your wig must have cost you good money, and you should definitely aim to get your money’s worth by making sure your wig will last a long time.
When it comes to wearing a hairpiece, the most important factor with most men is having the hairpiece look like their own hair. There are choices when it comes to hairpiece bases that can make your hairpiece look simply good or like the hair you were born with
Lace: French lace is one of the most common hairpiece bases for both men and women. French lace is incredibly thin, light and almost undetectable. This base also helps keep your hairpiece looking natural and feeling snug. For an even shearer base, choose an extra-fine Swiss-lace base. This ultra-thin lace base is almost completely invisible. The only draw back to the extra-fine Swiss-lace base is that the delicateness of the base calls for special care to prevent it from tearing or becoming ruined.
Polymers: Made of silicone or polyurethane, polymer hairpiece bases look and almost feel like your own skin. Because they are made of stronger materials — compared to French- and Swiss-lace bases — they are very durable, easy to care for, long lasting and much less expensive. There are a few drawbacks: The hairline of the piece should be made of lace to create a more natural look. Also, the silicone or polyurethane base can become very hot, sticky and uncomfortable — even in cooler weather.
Monofilament bases are similar to the look and feel of the French- and Swiss-lace bases but are not made of lace. The stiff monofilament will conform to the shape of your head and be able to hold the shape. One drawback of the monofilament, similar to the silicone or polyurethane hairpiece bases, is that you will need to add lace to the front of the base to keep your hairpiece looking natural and more like your own hair.
Hair Grafts: Hair grafts, also known as nonsurgical hair grafts, dermal grafts or thin skin, are completely invisible on your skin. They create a vacuum-seal on your head, keeping your piece secure all day long. With hair grafts, you can have real human hair “injected” or knotted into the base. This not only will make your hairpiece look 100-percent real, but you can have the hair injected at different angles to look like natural growth patterns or cowlicks.