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What can I use instead of wig glue? With a glue-down, you won’t have to worry about your lace front wigs slipping out of your head. If you have sensitive skin or have had an adverse response in the past, you should avoid wearing wigs with wig glue. So, what are the alternatives to wig glue? Your alternatives are more extensive than you realize! In this tutorial, we’ll go through 3 wig glue alternatives.
What Can I Use Instead of Wig Glue?
For those who don’t have wig glue, you can use various methods to keep your hair in place.
Holding Spray As Wig Glue Alternative
To apply your holding spray, there are a variety of methods. Here’s a tried-and-true approach.
- Make sure to follow the steps below to avoid any problems or frustrations:
- Clean your hairline with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to eliminate dirt and oil.
- Adjust the wig to your liking by placing it on your head and stroking it around.
- Lift the lace gently and thoroughly spray your hairline with hairspray.
- Use a blow dryer set to “cool” to dry the spray until it becomes sticky.
- Pull your wig down and push the lace into the spray once it’s tacky.
- Working in two-inch chunks, spray directly at the lace’s edges with a spray bottle held an inch or so away from your skin while working.
- Before moving on to the following two-inch section, dry the spray with your blowdryer after pressing each section gently into your skin.
- When the lace is all in place, use a silk scarf to keep the edges from tearing while they dry.
- To ensure that the hairspray is completely dry, remove the scarf.
- Remove any remaining spray residue from your face by dabbing a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol on it.
- You’re set to go when your wig is styled!
Hair Gel As Wig Glue Alternative
Using maximum hold hair gel as glue for a lace front wig is another popular method. This method is far more convenient than glue and can keep your wig in place for a few days.
- When cleaning the skin around your lips, dab the cotton ball with a bit of alcohol.
- Make sure your hairline is completely dry before applying any more. A blow dryer can help up the drying process.
- Afterward, apply another coat of gel and wait till it dries and becomes tacky.
- Step 3 should be repeated one or two more times to ensure success.
- A wig isn’t complete without pressing the lace ends into the gel. Begin by pressing the wig into the center of your forehead, then work your way outwards to the sides.
- While your hair dries, keep it in place with a silk scarf wrapped around your hairline.
- Wait for the gel to dry before moving on thoroughly.
- Taking off the scarf, style your hair as usual.
Wig Grip As Wig Glue Alternative
For those unfamiliar with wig grips, these are headbands worn under wigs. Specially designed, double-sided material is used to hold your device firmly in place and prevent it from sliding about.
- To attach the wig grip around the head, wrap the velcro straps around the back of your skull.
- Pull the wig over your head one piece at a time. Start in front and go around.
- Pull the wig back gently to complete the look.
- Look at each side of your head to see if you have enough wig grip to cover your entire head.
- To ensure the wig is firmly in place, turn your head from side to side.
- Continue to style your wig as usual.
That’s all there is to it! If you don’t want to use glue, there are several options to secure your lace front wig. Our best wishes for a successful search for a solution to your problem. It’s always a good idea to experiment with multiple approaches if one doesn’t work out.
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