How to Attach Men’s Toupees with Both Tape and Glue?
As men’s hair systems become more common, it’s essential that hair wearers learn how to securely attach their hair system at home. You would be able to skip the expense and hassle of hair clubs or high-end salons in this manner. You must learn how to correctly attach your product or custom hairpiece in order for it to look the finest and most natural. Based on your climate, lifestyle, and tastes, you can do this with either hairpiece tape or hairpiece adhesive. You must be able to correctly attach and detach your hairpiece in order to practise good hairpiece maintenance and extend the lifetime of your hairpiece. We’ll go into how to attach your wholesale hairpieces in this article, so if you need suggestions on how to attach your hairpiece firmly, check out this post.
In this thread, we’ll discuss how to use Tape Adhesive or Glue (liquid adhesive). Both have benefits and drawbacks (for example, tapes are easier to use and clean than glue). Glue, on the other hand, can have a fine, accurate finish with higher degrees of invisibility).
The methods of connecting men hair systems can vary; however, the materials used in the installation of men’s toupees do not. Glues and tapes have been used for as long as there have been toupees, and they will continue to be used in the near future. As a result, we have tailored our blog specifically for newcomers who want to learn how to provide their customers with a service worth telling their friends about! So, here’s how you can connect your client’s toupee or your own using both glue and tape. Let’s get straight into it.
Toupees, unlike wigs and wefts, are attached with Glue or Tape. The only distinction is that most women’s hair systems are attached with hair clips that lock onto their natural hair on their head. That is, they cut it off at night and bring it back on in the morning. Despite the fact that they can turn up styles more often, men who wear toupees have a different need and desire; changing up and sticking out is not what they want.
Glues and tapes provide a fixed bond to the wearer’s scalp for a set period of time, enabling them to go about their everyday lives without caring about their hair, such as getting up and going to bed, showering, athletics, daily commutes, and so on.
Types of Tapes: Mini Tapes, Lace Front Tape, Strips, Rolls, and Contour Tapes – On and Off Tapes usually lasts one to three weeks, depending on the type, so double-check the packaging or contact our customer service team if you have any questions.
Types of Glue (Liquid Adhesive): They are water-based and free of latex and formaldehyde, rendering them non-irritable to the scalp, readily added, and sturdy enough to last up to two to three weeks.
- Why you should use both glue and tape?
As previously mentioned, the key advantage of using Tape (despite its lower strength) is the ease with which it can be applied and removed. Less mess means fewer problems! Often, using glue can be unsafe, particularly if it gets into the hair, which can inflict permanent harm and must be thoroughly cleaned, allowed to dry, and then a second attempt to adhere can be made. Although Glue is much stronger, lasts longer, and is translucent, making it the perfect option for maintaining a natural look and transparent toupee.
The most visible and prominent part of the toupee is the front Hair Line (portion one), so using glue on the front Hair-Line section is preferable to using Tape /’Contour Tape’. The other seven pieces are less conspicuous, so Tape is a good choice for these seven distinct bits.
We may not advocate using glue for Monofilament bases because it can get sticky and can quickly ruin the base material.
- Attaching a men’s toupee with glue and tape
Okay, let’s break it down into two simple steps: Preparation and Attachment.
Prepare all of the necessary equipment and keep a towel on hand in case the customer starts to sweat; much better, lower the room temp. It is important that the scalp is dry and free of moisture and contaminants during the attachment process, so keep a close eye on it and do not hurry; take your time, and nothing can go wrong.
Mark the customer’s front hairline to make sure he is comfortable with the gap between his brows. The distance between the hairline and the brows is usually the width of three or four of one’s fingers.
Next, wrap Tape around the circumference of the toupee, missing the front hairline section, which is the portion at the front of the toupee between these temples. Hold the Tape’s exterior backing on.
Whether the hair on the toupee is longer than 6 inches or is partially obstructing the toupee’s around corners, tie it back. This will also serve to prevent any glue from adhering to the hair later on in the process. Unless there’s a full skin/poly toupee, never add any glue/liquid adhesive straight to the base, as this will result in a very sticky condition.
The easiest way to tie a toupee for men with Tape and glue is to first secure the toupee in position on the wearer’s scalp with Tape. After that, gently pin the front toupee backwards out from the bonding region, and then add the glue to the scalp.’
The biggest advantage of using tape and glue for men’s toupee is that you get the most of all adhesive types! Glue has a high degree of invisibility and a longer fix time. While tape is used in less visible areas and is easier to remove and clean! Remember to have something handy to rid your fingers with some adhesive so that you don’t end up with a mess from glue stuck to your scalp. We hope you found this blog useful! Stay tuned for more.