How to Apply the Toupee Tape
Attaching a toupee or other hair replacement system needs skill, patience, and practice. The goal is to achieve a natural, long-lasting look. However, hair replacement systems won't last long without the right adhesive product to start with.
Toupee tape is one of the strongest and most popular adhesives available. The correct application is crucial for optimal results. Follow these six simple steps to apply the perfect toupee tape every time.
Proper Scalp Preparation
Before beginning, check the scalp area to see if there is any hair where the toupee will be applied. If so, remove/shave it. For a successful application, you must ensure that the scalp is washed, clean, and completely dry.
Toupee Tape Application
1.Prior to the actual tape application, it’s important to use a high-quality product to protect your scalp from potential irritation.
2.Next, cut the tape to the desired length and size based on your head. You can use a tape roll or pre-cut toupee tape contours depending on your preference.
3.Peel off the backing and apply the tape along the perimeter in the shape of your hair. Be careful not to touch the adhesive side. Toupee tape is meant to be invisible, so do not place it directly on the hairline. The ideal spot is usually about one inch behind the natural hairline and temples. This placement will give you a secure and natural look.
4.Remove the remaining protective paper so the double-sided adhesive is exposed on top. Do not allow the toupee hairs to touch this portion.
5.Position the hair replacement wig or toupee, and roll it back across the perimeter of the scalp. Confirm there is no wrinkles and the piece is completely secure before moving to the final step.
6.Once in place, do not wash the hair for at least 24 hours. To blend the hair replacement system with the natural hair, apply a light spritz of water and comb it through.