Online Hair Replacement Since 2001

Removal, Cleaning and Attachment

There are so many different ways to do any of this, but here are some useful tips for beginners or people not doing well with their usual methods.

Removal

  • Remove frequently for comfort, hygiene and scalp health.
  • Tie a bandana (not a banana) around your head to protect your eyes from the alcohol in the lace release or the ingredients of the solvents that you use.
  • If its a lace unit, drip or squirt lace release or alcohol through the lace from a very close distance to the head, then wait for it to work and then lift off the unit
  • If it's a non-porous base, such as polyskin, raise an edge and spray alcohol under the unit, progressively peeling back the base until it's off.
  • When removing tapes from polyurethane, be very careful not to tear thinner membrane such as 2-3 MIL types. Don't put tape on membranes thinner than 4 MIL.

Cleaning

  • To clean glue residue from lace, push the underside firmly across a mirror, a hard countertop or some cling film attached to either. This pulls the glue away from the lace and onto that surface.
  • To remove tapes from lace or monofilament, apply alcohol from the hair side and then peel away
  • If there is stubborn residue, use a safe solvent (citrus type) to dissolve, then follow up by removing that solvent with alcohol, then shampoo to neutralize.

Attachment

  • You are strongly advised to experiment to find your best options for various base types over time.
  • We think our white glue is better than other very popular glues.
  • We only carry two types of tapes, both are non-residue.
  • If you are not swimming, wrestling or similar, you can daily bond a membrane unit with a certain sticky hair gel and will probably never have anything lift off.