Wig Glue! the secret to undetectable celebrity wig Hairlines? Celebrity dramatic wig changes inspire us all to stop, stare, and smile for all the right reasons. But have you noticed how natural, seamless and undetectable most celebrities, including Cardi B, Megan Stallion, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, wear their wigs? “You could put a microscope up to the best wigs in Hollywood and still not be able to detect whether they’re growing from the scalp or not — they’re that good.” Aimee Simeon.
Revealed by celebrity hairstylists and wig gurus – the key to achieving the most natural hairline possible is customizing the wig lace front hairline and glueing it down to your scalp seamlessly.
This article will give you some solid advice on wig glues for those who find the allure of undetectable wigs too strong to resist.
Things to consider when selecting a wig glue.
They are various kind of wig glues used to attach the wig lace to the scalp. They are shiny, matt or skin sensitive versions. Each type of wig glue has different properties, strength, comfort and length of attachment. The wig glue you select is all down to your personal preference. Each wig adhesive responds to weather and certain climates differently. So when choosing a wig adhesive, consider your lifestyle in addition to how long you intend to wear the wig before you remove it. The best lace wig glue/adhesive tend to dry clear and offer transparency to the scalp, creating a natural and undetectable hairline.
Wig glue/adhesive types and examples there are:
They are stronghold gels that are effective in holding the wig in place. These wig glues are effective for about a day, and you will need to reapply; an example of such gels is the popular Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray which technically is a styling gel. It is most wig wearers and YouTubers tried-and-true product. This gel provides a secure and firm hold for a day and dissolves when you spray it with water, allowing you to remove your wig easily. You might also want to try the Got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Hair Gel and ORS Olive Oil Fix-It Grip Gel Ultra Hold. But always do a skin test is off the scalp before use to test sensitivity and any allergies.
Water-Based Wig Glue
Water-Based Wig Glues are usually white or translucent in colour; they become transparent as they dry. An example of this wig glue is the Walker Tape Ultra Hold. They hold the wig in place between two to three weeks; however, they are usually not waterproof. Some advantage of water-based adhesives is that they are easy to apply and remove. They require little preparation. You can unglue your wig off with soap and water. Another additional benefit they are much gentler on the skin than the traditional alternatives.
Solvent-Based Wig Glue
Traditionally, wig adhesives are solvent-based; these glue types remain extremely popular because they can last for more than two months, therefore requiring less reapplication. However, the disadvantages of solve-based wig glues are that they need specialized preparation solutions before application and solvents for removal. For those with sensitive skin, eczema or psoriasis, you might experience dryness and irritation from chemicals in these glues, which are uncomfortable; therefore, always talk over with your stylist before using any wig adhesives.
Alternatives to Wig glues
There are other options if you do not wish to use wig glue, which is more convenient if you want to remove your wig and reapply it quickly. You could use wig clips, small combs, snaps or fasteners on your wig. You can have your wig sew in with your hair.