All About Wigs
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ATTACHMENTS, TYPES OF Printer Friendly Version


There are several options for attaching your wig to keep it secure. The following are some examples:

TAPE: Double-sided adhesive strips, also available in a roll. Comfortable and very secure. Allows for daily removal of wig. A non-porous tape tab should be installed in the cap to give the tape something to hold onto. Works best when used on bare skin.

TRANSPORE TAPE: Semi-liquid wig adhesive in tape form. Used to create a stronger bond than regular tape. Can be worn from 3 to 5 days.

CLIPS: Attached to the underside of the wig or hair unit. Must have strong, growing hair for attachment of clips. Not recommended for those with fragile hair. Daily wear or longer, depending on your preference.

LIQUID ADHESIVE: Stronger than tape. Works best on bare skin. Lasts up to 5 days without removal. Remove with solvent, or in the case of MAX adhesive which we carry, 99 volume solvent-strength alcohol may be used. This may be purchased at your local pharmacy.

EXTENDED WEAR BONDING: Creates a firm attachment to a hair track with a medically approved "super-glue" type product. Must be applied by a specialist trained in this procedure...a do-it-yourself attempt might well result in disaster. Lasts 3 to 6 weeks. Not recommended for full coverage wigs.

WEAVE: A single tiny cornrow braid around the perimeter of the bald area. In the case of a full wig, single braids may be placed at strategic points around the head. These points act as anchors so that the unit may be sewn in place.

FLEX-COMB: This is a method which is suitable for keeping a wig secure on those people with hair. Here is a picture of this comb:

This item may be found at any supermarket or drugstore in the hair goodies department.

Use a pair of kitchen shears (or other heavy-duty scissors) to cut the comb to the size you want, then stitch the piece of comb to the front and/or back of the wig. This holds the wig securely in place, even on finer hair.

NOTE: The ends of the comb where you cut it may be kind of rough and sharp. It's a good idea to take an emery board or nail file and smooth them off before you sew the piece into your wig.

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