For a newbie hair system attachments and removals can be a daunting prospect.
How do I get the system to stay on my head but then remove it, without pulling my skin off?
Fortunately, armed with the right information and with a little practice it’s actually a doddle.
There are a number of methods that can be adopted and many products can be used.
Your lifestyle and hair wearing habits will dictate which process you choose for attaching and removing your hair replacement system.
You will need to decide whether you will be taking off your hair system every day or whether you will be leaving it on for weeks. Also the base foundation of your hair system will dictate which attachment method is best for you.
To help you cut through the confusion we’ve listed some useful facts and tips for your consideration.
You want your hair system to stay on your head as long as possible? Strong fixing agent is the most important thing, right? Not entirely.
No matter how strong the tape or adhesive is, if you don’t prepare your scalp correctly then residue on the head will erode the bond prematurely.
A thorough 10-15-minute head clean is all that’s required in four simple steps.
Remove all adhesive residue.
Wash the scalp thoroughly.
Dry the head and shave off any stubble.
Apply a waterproof sealant.
Now you are ready to attach your hair system and we have bonding instructions to help you.
Perimeter Bonding attaches the system around its perimeter and is most suitable if you are going to do the cleaning and re-attachment yourself. They suit daily wear and are easy to get on and off.
Full Head Bonding is more secure but more difficult to do. Full Head Bond systems are worn longer term (for weeks) using an attachment of medical grade adhesive or tape.
Tape is medical grade, double sided and clear and is an easy way to attach a system.
Tape is colour coded for stickiness and comes in rolls or contoured strips.
Adhesive is brushed or dabbed on and comes as hard bond, acrylic, silicone or water based solvent.
Tape and adhesive can be purchased from the hair4all shop and more information can be found across our website.
Removal is as easy as ABC
Granted there are real risks with not removing your wig correctly. You could damage the unit yourself if you don’t take proper care.
However, once you know how to do it, follow these four simple steps and you will have your hair system off in a jiffy.
Apply an adhesive remover directly to the scalp where the hair system is attached.
Continue to peel the hair system forward, without stretching it, spraying or dabbing on your adhesive remover as you go.
Back to front is the way to peel the hair system off to protect the front hairline. Start at the back, peel up, and gradually lift forwards.
Once your hair system is removed you can clean your scalp and the system separately.
Look after your Hair System, and your System will look after you
The more care you take with your hair system the greater life you will get from it.
If you are a daily hair wearer, then attaching and removing correctly will increase the number of times you can take the system on and off.
If you are an extended hair wearer, then good solid bonding will increase the length of time you can leave your system on.
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