If you have natural hair, duct tape isn’t the best choice because it can easily tear out your roots and leave your skin irritated (and your hair damaged).
Wig tape is as simple as it sounds. This is a double-sided adhesive that secures your wig to your scalp along your hairline.
Although at first glance tape doesn’t seem particularly secure (especially compared to something like glue), it’s actually an extremely stable measure that can hold your wig together for an entire day.
- Cut the tape into strips according to your preference. You have a lot of freedom here, so press the tape through your hair however you feel safest. If you’re bald, you can tape the tape all over your head for an extra stronghold.
- Be aware that some wigs come ready to use with places to place the tape. This will make the process easier.
- Glue on the wig slowly, starting from the front and back.
- Check the wig in the mirror.
- Firmly press the wig and hold it for several seconds to make sure the glue sticks. Now you are ready to go!
- Tape is often as strong as wig glue and requires less cleaning up afterward.
- Wig tape isn’t the cheapest on the market, but a single roll lasts a long time, so it’s worth it.
- The risk of the chemical reaction is lower than with glue.
- As with the glue, it is difficult to remove the wig throughout the day.
- Although you’re not using pure chemicals like glue, wig tape can leave some residue. So be sure to thoroughly cleanse your hair, scalp, or any other part that comes in contact with the tape throughout the day.
- If your tape is particularly sticky, you may need a solution to help it come loose.
Wig tape or wig glue. What is best?
WHICH IS EASIER TO USE?
The adhesive tape. It does not require dirt and is easy to apply. If you make a mess during the fitting procedure, it’s easy to remove the tape and readjust your wig. Easier than washing off the glue and starting over.
WHAT’S BEST FOR A NATURAL LOOK?
The glue. While tape can look extremely natural, beginners may leave some of the tape showings. On the other hand, the glue dries transparently, which guarantees you a more natural look.
WHAT GIVES BETTER STAYING POWER?
Both can have an equal stronghold. Not least because glue and tape have very different properties. Ranging from a lighter grip that’s suitable for sensitive scalps, to a tighter grip that’s perfect for people who work out in the gym.
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WHAT’S EASY TO TAKE OFF DURING THE DAY?
None. If you want to take your wig off during the day, either to freshen up or to quickly change it for another look, you’ll be much better served by wig clips or bobby pins.
Tape and glue will both take a lot of effort, and taking them off and on too often can irritate your edges.
WHERE CAN THEY BE FOUND?
Almost every beauty supply store has wig tape or glue in stock, which is handy.
Unlike wig clips, these items cannot be reused, so keep a supply in your cabinet to avoid being betrayed by an empty bottle or an exhausting roller.
If one of these two fixing methods interests you, do not hesitate to read our article explaining how to glue a wig.