When you buy a wig, you are always put to choose the type of adhesive you are going to use for its application: ghost bond active or tape. If you are generally a fan of tapes but want to try glue this time, we are here to help you get a better understanding of this bonding agent and guide you through its application step by step.

Types of liquid adhesive

Just like we have wig tapes of several types, so we do with glues. To ensure that you get the strongest bond possible for your hair system, you have to choose the right adhesive that would correlate best with your wig base material, scalp chemistry and lifestyle. Here are the main categories of liquid adhesives that you are expected to choose from:

1. Multi-purpose glue

Generally, this category encompasses other sub-categories relating to each type of base material that existed. That said, you get glues for the poly base, lace and mono base. Luckily, for your convenience, some manufacturers had enough skill to create an all-around hairpiece bonding formula that works great with each type of base. Multi-purpose glues are mostly acrylic-based and are particularly designed for lace front, but are also excellent at offering reliable bond with other fabrics.

2. For intense exercising

Regular glues are mostly compatible with people whose scalp is unlikely to sweat a lot. However, if you are a physically active person and intense exercising is a part of your lifestyle, you would want to buy a glue based on a waterproof formula. Fortunately, such glues exist on the market, one of the most effective being Ghost Bond XL that comes to resist sweat, heat and high humidity during your hardcore training session, while providing a strong adherence.   

3. For sensitive scalp

If you are one of those whose is scalp is easily offended by any irritant, you are better choosing a hypoallergenic glue specifically designed for tender scalps. It is non-sensitizing and prevents skin irritations, redness and itchy skin.

Beginner's guide to attaching a wig using ghost bond active

1. Get the hair out of the way

This step can be skipped by those who have a bald scalp. If you have some hair left on your scalp, you are encouraged to clip the hair beyond your hairline to allow apply the glue more precisely and prevent mess.

2. Prepare the scalp

Skin prep is key in ensuring a strong bond. This is why takes your time to pay due attention to scalp cleaning. Use some alcohol to remove all greasy spots and glue leftovers from the previous attachment. If you leave them to stay, it will simply reduce the adherence area, and hence, the bond power.

3. Apply a scalp protector

Before proceeding with the wig's application, we recommend you apply some scalp protector on your clean scalp to protect skin from irritations, sweating and minimize oily spots. You can choose Walker Tape Scalp Protector Thick from Lavivid that creates a reliable barrier between adhesive and skin, making even the sensitive scalp to feel safe and comfortable. It also works great with physically active people who can't imagine their day without intense cardio sessions.

4. Glue the hairpiece

Once you've completed all key prepping steps, you can apply the glue to your skin. Place a small amount on the scalp and spread it gently and evenly, creating a thin layer. Remember, your hair system needs glue just as much as it can hold. Don't overuse the glue as it will make you clean the excess residue afterward.   

5. Place the wig

As the glue gets tacky, you can proceed with the wig application. We know it's going to be hard to place it perfectly, so here is a trick for you. To ensure that the wig edge matches your hairline, you are better off placing the wig along the hairline first, adjust it properly, and then roll the hairpiece back, covering the remaining scalp areas. Once you've placed the hair system in place, consider pressing it down to provide a better bond. Then let it dry properly for a couple of minutes. After that, you get the green light to style the wig to your liking.

To conclude, unless you apply it in a wrong way, wig glue is a perfect bonding agent. To ensure though that it secures your hair system safely in place, you have to follow instructions properly and make patience your friend.

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