How To Attach A Hair Replacement System The Right Way?

Hair systems are growing in popularity as a convenient way to deal with hair loss. You can choose from a large number of hair replacement solutions in a variety of styles to suit individual face shapes and requirements. 

After buying the right hair system, the next step is to attach it to the scalp. Fortunately, attaching a hair replacement system is easy with a few simple tips and tricks. 

In this post, let us try to understand how you can quickly attach a hair system for a natural and secure look and feel. 

Use of Adhesives For Hair Replacement System Application

Selecting a reliable adhesive is important when you plan to wear your hair system on a regular basis. The adhesive would make sure the hairpiece stays in place for extended periods of time. 

Learning how to use adhesives properly is a critical part of hair system maintenance and gives you confidence about wearing the hairpiece. 

There are several options for adhesives, each having its own pros and cons. Consider your daily environment, weather conditions, and duration of time you wear the system, along with your lifestyle to determine the best choice for you. 

Liquid Adhesives

Also known as bonding adhesives, liquid adhesives are available in both water-based and silicone formulas. The latter is more popular because the stickier adhesive facilitates a stronger hair system bond. You can find liquid adhesives for full head bonding as well as perimeter bonding. 

Each liquid adhesive is different and it is important that you follow the instructions given for the product to get the best results. Let us see how most liquid adhesives attach hair replacement systems. 

  • Start by taking the liquid adhesive and applying a thin layer along the hairline. Some products require multiple applications for a strong bond. Make sure each one dries a little before applying the next.
  • As the adhesive dries, check with your finger whether it is ready. It should be sticky and not wet.
  • Begin by positioning the front of the hair replacement system at the hairline and move backward as necessary to get a secure fit.
  • Keep pressing the hair system as you move to bond it completely with the adhesive.
  • Check the edges of the hair system to make sure they are bonded. If you see any loose edges, lift the system up, apply a layer of adhesive and lay it down again, and press.

Hairpiece Tape

Tapes are easy to apply and remove and ideal for short-term holding. Offering a mess-free, hassle-free solution to attaching hair system, hairpiece tapes even come in pre-cut shapes for quick bonding. A wide variety of tape options are available to choose from, in different strengths to suit short and long-term holds.  

To get the best results, make sure you change the hairpiece tape at regular intervals. The type of tape used determines the duration of time between bonds. Some tapes are designed for daily use, while others offer an extended use of up to 2-3 weeks and more. 

Short-Term Hairpiece Tape

Those who like to refresh the hair system every day or every few days would prefer a short-term hairpiece tape. 

To apply a hairpiece tape, place the double-sided strips carefully along the hairline and secure it firmly to the scalp. It is advisable that you leave small spaces between the strips to let moisture escape. 

Extended Wear Hairpiece Tape

Ideal for wearing hair replacement systems for longer periods of time, extended-wear tapes hold the hairpiece for more than 20 days. There are products with small holes along the length to let the scalp breathe and hold the system in place for up to six weeks. 

This type of tape is easy to apply and keeps the system securely attached but removal can take some time as it can leave residue on the scalp. 

Toupee Clips

These are an ideal choice for those who don’t like using any kind of adhesives. They are tiny metal clips that attach the hair system to the hair. A part of the clip resembles a comb; it can be passed through the hair and locked in place. These clips are often comfortable and secure and can be used multiple times. See that you don’t change the location of the clip to prevent stress on the hair. 

Preparation for Successful Hair Replacement System Attachment

Whether using a liquid adhesive or hairpiece tape, there are some steps you should follow to ensure a proper attachment of the hair system. 

Prepare the skin

Clean your scalp to get it rid of any dirt and oils. This will ensure your hairpiece tape or liquid adhesive bonds well to the hair system. 

Prepare the hair

Before attaching the hair system, comb your hair and remove tangles. Regardless of the length of the hair, pull them away from the hairline so it is not visible once you apply the hair system. 

Shave stray hairs

It is recommended that you shave off any tiny stray hairs growing on your scalp to avoid interfering with your hair system application.

Apply scalp protector

Applying a scalp protector on the parts of the scalp that will come in contact with the bonding adhesive makes sure the skin suffers from minimum damage or irritation. 

Put on a wig

You can skip this step if you don’t have hair. However, for those who have growing hair, putting on a net or nylon wig cap is a good idea. To put on a wig cap, stretch it and line up with your natural hairline, checking that all the hair is covered. Use some bobby pins to secure the wig in place. 

Apply adhesive 

This method of application depends on what type of adhesive you are using to attach the hair replacement system.

We hope these steps give you a clear idea of how to attach a hair replacement system quickly. A well-attached hair system helps you look and feel confident. Once attached securely, you can achieve the desired style to get your best look.