Tips on Applying Liquid Adhesive to Your Scalp for A Hair System Installation
This article is going to be all about how to take liquid adhesive and apply it to your scalp. So that way you can apply your hair system.
Pros and Cons of Liquid Adhesive
My preferred ways to use tape which we've talked about inside of this E-course, but you still may want to consider liquid adhesive. Liquid adhesive can have its pros. One is that a liquid adhesive generally will get you a better front hairline. It also may work better for your particular scalp and your skin than tape. This is something that you're going to have to figure out and experiment with, but don't give up on finding the right adhesive. It can be one of the most challenging things about starting to wear a hair system but once you get it right, you'll find something that works for you, and then you won't stop using it. For me, it happens to be tape and I just love using it but a liquid adhesive is an option. Now, one of the cons about liquid adhesive is that it's not quite as stable as tape. what I mean by that is if you live in hot conditions or humid conditions or you work out and exercise a lot, meaning you get sweaty and your body temperature rises, a liquid adhesive can break down. It can actually liquefy a little bit more, the bond can break and as you heat up, it can kind of seep down out of where it originally was and potentially into your hair or onto your forehead. So that's something to keep in mind. However, it doesn't mean it's not right for some people. I know a lot of people that prefer liquid adhesive, especially for its believability on the front hairline.
How to Apply Liquid Adhesive onto the Scalp?
Now we have a Poly Thin Skin Point Zero Three millimeter unit right here. So this right here is a great unit. If you want to have a great front hairline with liquid adhesive, this is a great choice for you. I'm going to be showing you how to apply the adhesive to your scalp and then how to apply your hair system with the liquid adhesive. So before we begin, it's important to note that if you are going to use liquid adhesive and you're using a lace hair system. You never apply the liquid adhesive to your hair system directly but only to your scalp. If we're using Poly thin skin, you can apply the liquid adhesive to the hair system itself as opposed to your scalp.
But I'm going to show you how to do it by applying the liquid adhesive to your scalp. Now, this can be a bit tricky to do because the liquid adhesive is quite sticky. So remember isopropyl alcohol is always your best friend. Keep it in your hands and don't be afraid of it. What else you're going to need inside of this video is you're going to need is a silicon applicator for applying the glue. Some people prefer a small brush like which you use to paint fingernails. That's up to you. I'm going to be using this silicon applicator and we're going to apply our hair system and liquid adhesive to our scalp.
So first you can see that I have actually marked out my particular hair system template onto the scalp. The reason I did this is to show you and mimic what your natural hairline might be with your hair loss and how to work within those constraints. You're going to have to pick a liquid adhesive. I'm going to be using this one right here and it's really important to note that a little bit of liquid adhesive goes a long way, so I'm going to apply some right now but I'm going to apply it little by little. You'll see that I'm making very thin lines right here and I'm not having these lines very close together. What I'm doing is I'm spreading them out pretty far now.
The reason that I'm doing this is that we're about to spread all of this out. As I said, I like to use this silicon applicator you can use a brush for nail polish or something similar but what you're going to do right now is you are actually going to spread out all of this liquid adhesive, nicely and evenly. It's really important that it's even we don't want to have areas that are super thick and areas that are super thin. We wanted it to feel as if it's all the same thickness all the way across.
If you need help figuring out where your front hairline is, you can actually put your hair system on your head with absolutely zero tapes or any adhesive and mark where you want your front hairline to be. You can mark it down with a pen or a piece of sharpie or something like that to give you a line to help you guide yourself on this. So what you're going to do is you're going to take all of this liquid adhesive and you're going to begin to spread it out over your scalp. You might have the question that how do I do this on the back of my scalp? And that's a great question. This is a lot harder to do with one person but you have to use the mirror technique you have to get yourself a handheld mirror in one hand and you have to apply the adhesive to the back of your scalp while you're looking at it in the mirror. And then after that, you have to use your applicator whether it's a brush or silicon applicator like I'm using right now and stretch it out. You don't want to get this inside of your hair because it is very sticky and it's not really desirable but if you do get some in your hair that is a flexible solution after you can get it out immediately with some isopropyl alcohol, or even some solvent but we don't want to do it right away because if you use solvent and it gets inside of the glue that we do want to stick, it will compromise the bond so it's better to take care of that.
After so, once we have it all spread out evenly and nicely as we do now. What we're going to do is wait. We need to wait for the bond to cure so now that we have all of the liquid adhesives for this layer, remember needs to be thin, spread out. We need to wait until this bond actually clears up literally clears up. You see that it was white. It will soon make itself clear which means that it has dried. Now, how do you know it's dry enough? Well, one like I just said it's going to be clear but number two, it's going to be tacky to the touch meaning that you cannot put your finger on it and remove it without any glue coming up. That means that your glue is either ready to apply to your hair system or you can apply another layer of liquid adhesive if you want an extra bond to it. This can strengthen the bond sometimes and be an effective way to get a little bit longer of a system application if you are finding that it's a little bit too short for you.
If you do have sticky hands if you find that the liquid adhesive is gone places you don't want. Remember you can use isopropyl alcohol; you can use a dish detergent and even some solvent to help get it off of your hands. Remember those solvents if it gets in the liquid adhesive anywhere on your head or the area that you're trying to apply your hair system. It will compromise the bond, unfortunately. Isopropyl alcohol, on the other hand, will allow you to manipulate the liquid adhesive, but it won't affect it. Once the isopropyl alcohol evaporates, it's good to go and ready to use again if you want to speed up your dry time on your liquid adhesive, you can actually take a blow dryer to it and get it so that the entire liquid adhesive is now clear. That is an effective way that you can use.
How to Apply the Hair System to Your Scalp?
Now it is time for us to put on our hair system. We have our scalp right here that's been prepared, our glue is now dry. It is tacky to the touch and it is also clear. As far as our hair system, we've made sure that its cut to the template, it's cleaned. Now one thing that you do want to do before you engage in putting your hair system on your head is you want to actually wet down the hair itself. Now the reason that I like to wet down the hair and make a damp is that I can manipulate the hair a little bit easier if it's dry. Sometimes it's pretty tough to move the hair around and it's easy for it to get stuck underneath the bond. Now, this is going to be a little bit of a tricky process. It's not the easiest thing in the world to do especially because it is you taking your hands and doing something above your head and we're not used to this. So you're going to need to do this inside of a mirror.
All right, so we have our hair system and we have our scalp ready to go. Now, the first step that I like to do is I like to apply some isopropyl alcohol. This once again is just simply giving us a bit of a flexible period of time so that we can adjust the hair system on our scalp before it permanently dries. Now I'm also going to apply some isopropyl alcohol through the bottom of my hair system here. Now, this is going to give us time to fix any problems that come up any issues and make sure that there are no issues. Don't freak out if you get any hair stuck underneath the bond in the adhesive. It's something that's fixable and we'll talk about it after. Next, what we're going to do and the strategy that we're going to use is we're going to kind of line up the hair system down below the actual hairline and we're going to slide it up until we actually start to feel it catch on the liquid adhesive. It'll start to feel like it's not really sliding over it so you're going to press it into your scalp until you feel the liquid adhesive catch on this and then after that, we're going to make sure that we stretch not hard but we're going to make the unit taught like so, and then we're going to begin rolling back the unit and you're going to have to grab the unit a little bit further back and make sure that you are continuing to apply a little bit of pressure. Now you're going to have to also angle it as you put your hair system down on your head to make sure that we get it in line with the back of our scalp. Now, in order to do that, we really want to make sure that we get this front hairline right. I'm going to bring it to my forehead and try to center it at the front of the hairpiece right at your nose. You use that as a guide. If it's touching your nose in the center, that's good. So what we're going to do right as we're going to only have the very front of the hairpiece, touching our forehead and wait until we start to feel it catch. Now I'm starting to feel a catch right now. What I'm going to do is I'm going to begin kind of stretching, making it taut and rolling it down. So I'm going to move my fingers a little bit further back into the unit and I'm going to begin to kind of pivot the hair system. Now we're about half of the way through applying this hair system on the scalp so at this point it's going to stay now.
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