Listen, glue is messy. We all remember the horrors of a project requiring glue sticks in elementary school. Plus, who hasn’t gotten their fingers stuck together trying to use super glue? Do you really want that anywhere near your head?
I performed one Google search for this topic. I typed in “wig glue sucks,” because I’m not aiming for subtlety here. One of the first results, written in panic-induced capital letters, read “I HAVE LACE GLUE STUCK IN MY HAIR! PLEASE HELP!”
As traumatic as that sounds, a glue mishap isn’t the only reason to forego the goo. It can also affect your hairline and health. Wig glue isn’t exactly skin-friendly. Glue can clog up your pores at your hairline. You may not be concerned about the potential for acne, but it can be worse than that. These clogged pores can damage hair follicles and affect hair growth. Also, wig glues typically contain latex. While uncommon, latex allergies can be deadly.
Don’t become a victim of wig glue. Only you can stop this madness. If you didn’t know, lace front wigs don’t have to be glued! You have options. Check out the below suggestions and decide which method is best for you.
Wearing Lace Wigs Without GlueWig Tape for Lace Front Wigs
Wig tape is like glue, minus the mess. Tape won’t require a frantic post about how to remove it from your biological hair. Wig tape can come in a roll, much like duct tape, or in pre-portioned strips. The tape is double-sided to ensure it attaches the wig and your skin. If you have sensitive skin or a latex allergy, tape might not be the best choice for you.
Use Wig Cap or Liner
Wig caps and liners aren’t just for concealing your natural hair. They can also ensure a secure fit for your lace front wig. If you don’t have any biological hair, a wig cap or liner can keep your wig in place. No slipping! No friction! Caps and liners come in different materials, including cotton, nylon, and mesh. They are typically one size fits all, but come in different colors. Remember to wash your cap regularly!
You don’t want to go the adhesive route, but you don’t want a cap or liner either? No problem! Just clip your wig on! Pressure sensitive clips are your best bet. If you’ve ever used extensions, you’re familiar with these clips. If you’re handy with a needle and thread, you can sew your clips into your wig.
Wig grips are specifically made to keep your wig secure. Consider this your little secret weapon. At Wigs.com, we trust the Sure Grip liner by BeautiMark. This hypoallergenic band is placed on the hairline and wraps around to secure with Velcro at the nape of the neck. The Sure Grip liner helps relieve pressure points on your head so you can avoid headaches. It can be worn over a wig cap if you’d like.
How do you keep your lace front wig nice and secure? Share your tips in the comments!