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Dear new hair system user, this guide offers a list of reminders and guidelines for you to follow to ensure the longevity and the healthy appearance of your hair system.

The golden rule about your new hair system is to treat it with care and attention. The hair type and the base materials that we use are the best quality possible. You have a strong and ultra-realistic product, however it is also fragile, and you will need to be careful with the hair products and the tools you use. This system will change your life in a very positive way, so take good care of it, be gentle with it, and in return, you will get great confidence, self-esteem, and pride.

Your hair system is made with 100% real and natural human hair (except when choosing synthetic white hair). Natural human hair is affected by many elements everyday - sun, heat, pollution, hair products, water, shampoo/conditioner and hair styling tools. All these elements will make the hair, over the weeks and months, lose their texture, shine, density, and color.

You’ve probably never really noticed these changes before because your natural hair grows constantly. On the other hand, your hair system utilizes the same hair strands for 4-6 months (or more) so its change of vitality will be more obvious and noticeable. Your hair system will need to be replaced when it has become too dry or worn looking. This change is completely normal and there are many things you can do to prolong the life of your system and this guide will detail all of them. 

Comments, People’s Reactions, and Realism

One of the main concerns of new hair systems users is; How will people I know react? Or; Will people I don’t know notice it? At Onehead, we have more than 12 years of experience in the hair replacement industry and we (the owners) have been wearing hair systems ourselves for as many years and if we had only one piece of genuine advice to give you it would be to be proud of your new hair, embrace your new look and not to worry about what people think. You took this decision for yourself and ultimately, your happiness should be your top priority, not the opinion of others. We know it’s easier said than done, but it is a heartfelt piece of advice.

We can easily guarantee that the people that you know will be positively shocked, strongly impressed and you will receive nothing but compliments. People that you meet for the first time will never notice. Not only our hair systems have a level of realism that is of movie studios standards and above anything that has never been reached before in terms of hair replacement, but the vast majority of people are completely indifferent and ignorant to hair systems and it wouldn’t even cross their mind to look at your hair or to think it might not be real, believe us.

Lastly, an important consideration is that, even though you wish that your hair looks 100% perfect all the time, you must be conscious that hair systems are never 100% perfect. Still, it’s the next best thing to your natural hair. There is always a chance that the hair system will be 1mm off on one side, that there will be a small crease on the base material or that the hairline is a bit dirty on one side, etc. These things happen all the time and are completely normal and, most importantly, invisible with the rich blending and the density of the hair. Save yourself a lot of stress and learn to deal with those small imperfections with calm and care and always, always remember that, in the majority of cases, you and only you see or are conscious of those small details. Once you have made that realisation, everything will become a lot easier. 

General Hair Systems Need-to-know

Bonding & Retouching

  • Adhesive Retouching
  • VIDEOS
  • Tab 3

 

● Retouching the bond of your hair system is something that you will have to get used to and to master as it is part of the weekly maintenance of your new hair. Depending on the type of system that you have, you might need to retouch the edges once every week or every other week. It’s different for everybody and every type of system.


● The hairline is always a bit more tricky because it is subject to a lot of movement and pulling caused by daily hair styling and facial expressions. You may have to retouch your hairline a few times a week, but if the bonding process is well done, you can easily go through many days and even weeks without having to worry about anything.


● Every hair system is different and everyone’s skin chemistry and perspiration situations are different so you will discover quickly how much maintenance your hair system requires according to your body, your lifestyle, your tastes and also your hairstyle. A hairstyle with the hair down, hiding the hairline will require less maintenance than one with the hair brushed back or up, for example.


● Most importantly, all our adhesives are pressure activated, which means that if your hair system lifts slightly in one area, you can press back down the base into the glue and it will stick again. This doesn’t have infinite uses, but you can easily avoid a retouch by using this technique.


● When applying glue to your scalp for either a simple retouch or for a full rebond, you must wait for the glue to be completely dry and completely transparent before fitting the hair system on your head. Any white or liquid (wet, not dry) glue will seep through the holes of the lace or simply won’t stick at all. This is the most important rule to respect when retouching or rebonding your hair system.


● Every time you apply adhesive on your scalp, whether it’s for a retouch only or a complete rebond, you must wait for at least 24h (48h ideally if it’s a full rebond) before sweating or wetting the hair system. This will give time for the glue to set properly and trigger its strongest adhesive properties.

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Itching & Scratching

  • Itching and Scratching
  • VIDEOS

 

● Wearing a hair system will not necessarily make your scalp more itchy than normal, but if it itches, it is very important that you don’t scratch your hair system roughly because the tip of your fingers and nails can easily break the hair or the base and you can create holes in your system.

 

● You will notice that the itching happens mostly when you sweat or when the adhesive starts to break down and needs to be changed soon.

 

● Instead of scratching we recommend that you simply put a gentle pressure or do a quick massage with your fingers (not the nails) or that you tap your head (always gently) on the itching spot until the itching goes away.

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Partial Retouch

Hair color change

  • Hair Color Change
  • VIDEOS

 

● As we previously mentioned, your hair will be affected by many elements throughout the weeks and months, but certainly the most powerful of these elements is the sun. The sun, alongside with the repeated washing/shampooing of your hair, will make your hair system lose its color and become lighter.

 

● Don’t forget that the hair you are wearing has been processed, sometimes bleached and colored to match your natural hair color. Therefore, the hair reacts like natural treated and colored hair and will lose its color with time.

 

● Being outside in the sun is something that we can’t avoid, but if you are going to spend a long time under the direct sunlight (day at the beach, outdoor activities, tanning salons, etc.) we recommend you use a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen or wear some head cover for a part of the day.

 

● We also recommend that you use products designed for treated and colored hair and that you get yourself a good quality coloring shampoo that you can use at times, to revive your color.

 

● Lastly, your hair system can be re-colored/dyed without any problems, but, it can only be colored darker and never lighter (bleached). The hair always becomes a lighter color when it loses a tone so that shouldn’t be a problem.

 

● When dyeing your hair system, be careful not to get too close to the base and not to put any dye on the base itself as it will also be dyed and you want to avoid as much as possible, especially in the hairline area, so that the material remains transparent and undetectable.

 

● One last thing to consider when dyeing your hair, if you have human gray hair in your hair color, it will also be dyed. On the other hand, we can offer you synthetic white hair, which does not change color, even if dyed.

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Partial Retouch

HAIR loss/fall

  • Hair Loss/Fall
  • VIDEOS

 

● Hair systems do lose hair with weeks and months passing and it’s completely normal.

 

● Each hair strand is attached to its base using either a knot (lace systems) or by a process called v-looping which passing the hair through the base once and out again and melted into the base (skin systems). Our factory tries to make these two processes as durable and strong as possible, but time and the elements that we previously talked about will cause some knots/ hair to break and fall.

 

● Your hair system is made with 80,000 - 100,000 hair strands and you can expect to lose between 20-50 strands a day. That means that in the worst-case scenario (50+ hair strand lost per day), you would lose around 9,000 (Less than 10% of your original hair density) in the space of 6 months, which is the longest time frame that we recommend that you keep your hair system for. A 10% hair loss is not enough for your hair system to look broken or unrealistic, you can rest assured and don’t forget that this is a worst-case scenario. Most customers change their hair system after 4-6 months because the hair looks dry, not because they have lost too much.

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Partial Retouch

hair styling tools

  • Brushes/ Combs
  • Hair dryer/strainener
  • Hair Products

 

● When choosing a comb or a brush, choose them with soft or rounded tips. This is very important as anything too sharp (especially with combs) can damage the base of the system and create holes.

 

● When you are shopping for brushes or combs, try to find or ask someone for tools to use with hair extensions. Explain that you wear a hair system and that you need soft/rounded tools. There are plenty on the market.

 

● When combing/brushing, always be very gentle. Do it slowly and with care.

 

● If your hair gets tangled, brush it gently, always following the hair direction, repeating the movement until the tangled area gets released.

 

● We strongly recommend to you wet your hair slightly or that you use a leave-in conditioner/ detangler product before combing/brushing your hair. Wet hair is a lot easier to detangle and style.

 

● You can use a hair dryer with your hair, but make sure to put the air temperature setting on medium heat or cold. The high heat will damage and dry your hair up.

 

● The use of a hair straightener is not recommended, as we can offer you fuller straight hair if that is what you desire, however, if you like to alternate between curly and straight, feel free to use it always remembering that heat is very damaging for your hair and that the more you use it, the sooner you will have to replace your hair system.

 

● We don’t recommend the use of a straightener, but if you must use it, there are great heath protection products on the market to help protect your hair from being damaged.

 

● The best hair products are those which enrich or moisturize your hair. Although it is 100% real human hair, this hair is not alive and therefore doesn’t benefit from the natural oils and nutrients that the scalp produces.

 

● Any products with Argan Oil or Olive Oil, Hair Creams and Conditioners are great for hair systems and they moisturize it and at the same time, you can style your hair with them most of the time.

 

● For shampoos, conditioners and leave-in conditioners, try to select products for treated and/or colored hair.

 

● For hair styling products, again, try to select products that are more oily or creamy to style your hair. Hard products like waxes and pastes will stay in your hair for too long and they are quite hard to get off without over-washing the hair, which is not recommended with a hair system.

Washing/wetting/sweating

Your hair system and the adhesive used to attach it to your scalp will resist water to a certain level, but they are not 100% water-proof, especially for long-term water-exposure. Here are some guidelines to help you better understand.

  • Brushes/ Combs
  • Wetting/Swimming
  • Sweating
  • Showering
  • VIDEOS

 

● The hair of your hair system will not get as dirty or greasy as natural hair does because it isn’t affected by the sweat and natural oils and toxins that your scalp produces. Therefore, you do not need to wash it as often as you would natural hair.

 

● According to dermatologists, you should not wash your natural hair more than once a week and this is the frequency that we also recommend for a hair system. We recommend that you wash/shampoo it with water once a week and if you need or want to do it more often, we suggest that you get a good quality dry shampoo which will leave your hair clean and soft, without having to wet it.

 

● There is no problem with washing your hair more than once a week, but you need to take into consideration that the more you wash it, the quicker you will break the glue’s adhesive properties and the sooner you will have to change it (the glue).

 

● When washing your hair in the shower, try to limit the amount of time (minutes) that your hair is directly under the shower stream. Some quick, easy-to-follow shower steps:

 

● Wet the hair under the shower stream for 5-10 seconds, then move away from it

 

● Apply shampoo to your hands and gently, put it in your hair, following the hair direction, with a simple patting movement. You can run your fingers through your hair to spread the shampoo everywhere, but always following the hair direction and gently.

 

● You can also use a comb to make sure the shampoo is properly dispersed in the hair

 

● Rinse thoroughly for 15-30 seconds.

 

● If you want to use a conditioner, repeat the same steps.

 

● Overall, your hair shouldn’t be under the shower stream for more than 1 minute per product that you use.

Partial Retouch

Partial Retouch

  • Wetting/Swimming
  • VIDEOS

 

● You can feel free to wet your hair at any time without having to worry about it falling off or anything similar. The adhesive we use is water-resistant and even when it’s due for a change, it’s still sticky enough to keep everything in place when the hair system is exposed to water. Do not stress about it.

 

● You can jump in a pool head first, play in the ocean or get a wave hitting you in the head, there is absolutely no problem. However, like we previously mentioned, it is not 100% waterproof for long-term weather exposure, which means that if you enjoy swimming every day for 1-2h in a pool, you will need a swimming hat and if you want to scuba-dive, make sure to have something covering your head (a dive-suit). The same logic applies to other situations where your head submerged in water for long periods of time.

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Partial Retouch

 

● Sweat is probably the worst enemy of hair systems because it breaks the adhesive slowly, every day, due to its high PH Levels and its toxins.


● Sweating is a natural body process and we simply cannot avoid it. Even if you sweat very little, you sweat during your sleep, everybody does. Therefore, the length of the solid bond of your hair system will vary according to how active you are and how much you sweat during the days and weeks after you attach/bond the hair system to your scalp.

 

● The average customer will wear his/her hair system with a solid bond for about 2 or 3 weeks. This can go down to 1 week if you are very active and if you sweat more than average and it can go up to 4 weeks in the opposite case or during a colder weather time of year for example. We don’t recommend exceeding 4 weeks with your bond, for hygiene reasons.

 

● There is nothing wrong or damaging to your hair system if you sweat more than average. Simply keep in mind that you will have to change the glue more often, nothing else.

 

● The adhesive reaction to water and sweat is different for everyone due to the various different types of skin and sweat chemistry. You will very quickly learn to understand how much water and sweat exposure your hair system can take in as little as 1-2 months.

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The app connects with our client management system automatically and allows us to offer you a better and more efficient service.

 

It can also be used to audio or video calls us, for free, wherever you are located.

 

You can download it for free from your App Store using this link: http://whatsapp.com/dl

 

Whatsapp Us!

 

The best, quickest and easiest way to talk to us is via the popular messaging App Whatsapp Messenger.

 

The app connects with our client management system automatically and allows us to offer you a better and more efficient service.

 

It can also be used to audio or video calls us, for free, wherever you are located.

 

You can download it for free from your App Store using this link: http://whatsapp.com/dl

 

Here are the Whatsapp/Phone numbers where we can be reached at:

 

UNITED STATES

+1-323-375-2659

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UK & EUROPE

+34-633-09-60-23

middle East

+972-54-581-2886

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+1-323-375-2659

 

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Hair Systems

  • Lace Hair Systems
  • VIDEOS

 

Some things to consider about Lace Hair Systems

 

● They are ideal for very active people as they let your scalp breathe. As a net/lace, it has holes and it lets your body heat and sweat exit your body easily, however, for the same reason, they are also less resistant to water as it reaches the glue directly through the holes.

 

● It may require a bit more maintenance and retouching as there is less glue involved in the process (only on the head, never on the system).

 

● The hair is attached to the base using a knot, which may be visible from up-close if your hair is a dark color. We normally bleach those knots for the hairline to make them less apparent.

 

● You must be careful with oil/greasy products that you put in your hair, to make sure that these products do you reach the base and the knots because they can loosen up the knots and make some hair fall.

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Partial Retouch

  • Skin Hair Systems
  • VIDEOS

 

Some things to consider about Skin Hair Systems

 

● They are ideal for less active people or for people looking for more stability and long-term bond resistance.

 

● Skin systems use more adhesive in the attachment process as both surfaces, the scalp and the base of the system are covered with a layer of glue. The contact of the two together forms a really strong bond that can last for weeks. Therefore, you can expect fewer retouches and less maintenance.

 

● They are less ideal for highly active people simply because the sweat remains “trapped” under the system during really sweaty situations and it can get slightly uncomfortable, but it dries quickly after when the body cools down. It is not something highly uncomfortable, it’s only something that you feel when you touch your head, but it’s worth mentioning.

 

● You must be very careful with heat exposure (hot water, hairdryer) because the base is made with polyurethane which is similar to silicone and that type of material expands when heated. The hair is attached to skin systems using a looping/melting process which can easily break if the system is heated too much. Always wash the hair system using tempered/cold water and use tempered/cold air when using a hair dryer.

Partial Retouch

Partial Retouch

DIY Maintenance Guide

Dear new hair system user, the following guide is provided to show you how you can perform your own maintenance services in the comfort of your own home.


*Note

If you were provided a starter kit upon receipt of your first system, containing products customized to your own, individual requirements. The following instructions may reference items, not in your kit.

Lace

The following outlines the proper maintenance care for both our Swiss and French lace systems. We recommend that you remove, clean and re-attach your hair system after 1-2 weeks of wear. This will vary on your own body chemistry, time of year, activity, etc. If you notice that the glue is becoming sticky, or it’s oozing from under the lace, it’s time to remove, clean and re-attach your system.

*TIP. The perfect time to remove is pre-shower, and then reattach after you have dried off, and cooled down. This also gives you a good opportunity to re-shave areas of hair regrowth, and it’s a nice, and relaxing way to do the attachment in a less stressful way.

  • Removal
  • VIDEOS

 

No matter what type of glue or tape you use, removal is basically the same.
Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, heavy-duty paper towel. Optional: Lace-release spray. Liberally spray or douse a folded paper towel with the alcohol. Working at the hairline, dab the alcohol along the hairline, taking care not to get any in your eyes. As the alcohol starts to work into the system, carefully pull the hairline of your system, up and back away from your forehead.

Now, working from side to side, gently wipe the area of your scalp between your skin and the system. Wipe whilst gently peeling the system back. Go slowly, the glue will likely be sticking to any hair that has grown during the past week or two.

Add more alcohol if necessary, and take it slowly. If you are using a tape attachment the tape will likely be attached to the lace. If you are using glue (clear or white) it will likely be mostly on your scalp.

Alternate method:

Follow the directions that came with your “Lace-release” spray, and carefully remove your hair system.

Once the system has been removed, you can start the cleaning process.

Partial Retouch

Partial Retouch

  • Cleaning Tape
  • Cleaning Glue
  • VIDEOS

 

Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, thick paper towel, cotton-wool, wide, flat sealable plastic container, shampoo, conditioner, a clean, wooden or plastic chopping board, dry, clean towel, wig stand. Optional: C-22 cleaner.

Place the hair system, lace facing upwards in the container. Spray or douse the taped areas liberally with the alcohol, and seal the container.

TIP: This is the perfect time to hop in the shower.

Before your shower, make sure you clean off any glue residue that may be on your scalp. Using alcohol, and a paper towel, gently wipe any glue off your skin or hair.

Shower: Take care to thoroughly shampoo and condition your natural hair.

Shave: After your shower is the perfect time to shave the areas of regrowth. Using a handheld mirror, carefully shave the back and side edges, being careful not to shave off ay of the hair that will blend with your system hair.

Tape removal: Give the alcohol at least a ½ an hour to soak and spray the taped areas with a bit more alcohol. Peel up an edge of tape with your finger, and hold on to the tape. Using the folded paper towel in a wiping motion, start to remove the tape by wiping back and forth between the tape and the lace, pulling up with your hand. If you find that it’s not coming off easily, spray it with more alcohol. You might have a hair or two come through the lace, this is normal. Take your time, spraying more alcohol, if necessary.

Once the tape has been removed, closely inspect the lace for any residue. You want to make sure that the lace is free from any adhesive to allow the new bond to be 100% effective. To remove any residue, spray with more alcohol, and using cotton-wool, gently wipe it along the perimeter of the lace. The cotton-wool will stick to the glue. Once this is done, gently roll the cottonwool, and it will pick up the glue. If any of this gets stuck in the hair, spray liberally with alcohol, and work the hair out of the ball of glue/cotton-wool. This is super important! If you pull the glue, instead of the hair, you are likely to pull the hair out. Be gentle, and go slowly.

Cleaning: Once you have removed all of the glue, place the system on a flat, clean and dry surface, and rise any accumulated alcohol out of the container. Now add a couple of drops of shampoo, and add a few cms of lukewarm water. Place the hair system, hair down, into the container, and grasping the lace, swish it around to make some suds. Do this for a couple of minutes.

Rinse: Remove the system from the container, empty the container, and fill will cool, clear water. Holding the system by the lace, rinse it up and down a few times in the water. Then hold it under a gentle stream of cool water, with the water hitting the lace side, not the hair. Rinse the hair for a couple of more minutes.

Lay the system out on the chopping board, folded, on its side, the hair facing outwards. Gently pour some of the hair conditioner onto the system, being careful to only get it on the hair, and keep it away from the knots at the base of the lace. This tends to be easier with longer hair. You may need to work the conditioner a bit in with your fingers with shorter hair. Follow the directions on the bottle for the length of time you need to let the conditioner soak into the hair.

*Note conditioners contain oils that can loosen the knots, and cause hair to shed.

Rinse the hair system, as written above.

 

Dry: When you are done, lay out the towel, gently fold the system in half, lace side in, and gently roll the system in the towel. Press gently to absorb excess moisture. Unroll the towel, flip it over, and repeat.

When this is done, place your hair system on the wig stand to completely dry.

*Note: Sometimes glue gets stuck in the lace. This happens from time to time, especially if you find yourself inadvertently pushing on the lace (checking your bond). If this is the case, you will need to remove as much as possible. If the cotton-wool procedure described above, does not work, you will need to spray C-22 on the affected areas and let it soak for a few hours. After soaking, rinse those areas under cool water, and using your fingers, gently massage the glue, out of the lace, from the lace side. You can then go and clean the system, as directed above.

 

Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, cotton-wool, wide, flat sealable plastic container, shampoo, conditioner, a clean, wooden or plastic chopping board, dry, clean towel, wig stand. Optional: C-22 cleaner.

Place the hair system on a flat surface, like a clean, dry chopping board. With the lace facing upwards take the cotton-wool, and gently wipe the areas that have glue with the cotton-wool. Be careful around the perimeter of the system as not to pull the glue into the hair. It’s best to work from the outside, inwards. The cotton-wool will stick to the glue. Once this is done, gently roll the cottonwool, and it will pick up the glue. If any of this gets stuck in the hair, spray liberally with alcohol, and work the hair out of the ball of glue/cotton-wool. This is super important! If you pull the glue, instead of the hair, you are likely to pull the hair out. Be gentle, and go slowly.

TIP: This is the perfect time to hop in the shower.

Before your shower, make sure you clean off any glue residue that may be on your scalp. Using alcohol, and a paper towel, gently wipe any glue off your skin or hair. If you are having difficulty as in some cases more glue stays on your scalp than the lace, rubbing your scalp with hair conditioner and letting it sit before rubbing it off can help.

Shower: Take care to thoroughly shampoo and condition your natural hair.

Shave: After your shower is the perfect time to shave the areas of regrowth. Using a handheld mirror, carefully shave the back and side edges, being careful not to shave off any of the hair that will blend with your system hair.

Cleaning: Once you have removed all of the glue, place the system on a flat, clean and dry surface, and rise any accumulated alcohol out of the container. Now add a couple of drops of shampoo, and add a few cms of lukewarm water. Place the hair system, hair down, into the container, and grasping the lace, swish it around to make some suds. Do this for a couple of minutes.

Rinse: Remove the system from the container, empty the container, and fill will cool, clear water. Holding the system by the lace, rinse it up and down a few times in the water. Then hold it under a gentle stream of cool water, with the water hitting the lace side, not the hair. Rinse the hair for a couple of more minutes.

Lay the system out on the chopping board, folded, on its side, the hair facing outwards. Gently pour some of the hair conditioner onto the system, being careful to only get it on the hair, and keep it away from the knots at the base of the lace. This tends to be easier with longer hair. You may need to work the conditioner a bit in with your fingers with shorter hair. Follow the directions on the bottle for the length of time you need to let the conditioner soak into the hair.

*Note conditioners contain oils that can loosen the knots, and cause hair to shed.

Rinse the hair system, as written above.

Dry: When you are done, lay out the towel, gently fold the system in half, lace side in, and gently roll the system in the towel. Press gently to absorb excess moisture. Unroll the towel, flip it over, and repeat.

When this is done, place your hair system on the wig stand to completely dry. Once dry, it’s a good time to brush out any tangles, before attaching.

*Note: Sometimes glue gets stuck in the lace. This happens from time to time, especially if you find yourself inadvertently pushing on the tape during the week (checking your bond). If this is the case, you will need to remove as much as possible. If the cotton-wool procedure described above, does not work, you will need to spray C-22 on the affected areas and let it soak for a few hours. After letting it soak, rinse those areas under cool water, and using your fingers, gently massage the glue, out of the lace, from the lace side. You can then go and clean the system, as directed above.

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Attachment

The following outlines a variety of different types of attachment options for your lace system. You will need to work with us, ad maybe experiment. Not every type of attachment method works best for everyone.

*TIP do this when you are relaxed, after a shower, when you have dried and cooled off is the best way to get a perfect attachment. Make sure you are relaxed, have time to do it. Put on some relaxing music, and make sure your place is cool. Once you make an attachment part of your weekly, or bi-weekly schedule, it will become easy.

*TIP the bond requires 12 hours to fully cure, so avoid any strenuous exercise or exposure to intense heat or perspiration during that time. It is recommended not to wash or rinse your hair system for the first 24 hours of the attachment (and it is rather unlikely you will need to).

  • Scap Prep
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Tape/Glue Hybrid
  • VIDEOS

 

The first step in a good attachment is scalp preparation. Your scalp preparation will differ based on what was in your kit, or what we may have recommended to you, over time.

Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, heavy-duty paper towels.

*Optional: Scalp antiperspirant, scalp protector, your template (if applicable), eyebrow pencil, small brush (applying the scalp protector).

If you have not yet shaved your scalp, now is the time to do so. A freshly shaved scalp gives the best attachment.

Spray a folded paper towel with alcohol, and wipe down your scalp. Once that is dry, using your template, locate the area of your front hairline. Using the eyebrow pencil, mark that area with a couple of dots, along the hairline.

*Optional: Spray a folded paper towel with the antiperspirant, and wipe your scalp down with it.

*Optional When the antiperspirant has dried, dab or brush on a light layer of the scalp protector, and let it dry before going on to the next step.

 

This is what is known as a “full head bond” it means that you are gluing the entire lace base to your
scalp.
Items required: Glue, brush, hand mirror, comb, 99% alcohol.

Apply the glue as directed by the manufacturer. If you are using white glue, make sure to apply thin, even layers, and let them completely dry (7-9 minutes per layer).

Lay the hand mirror on a flat surface, and in a well-lit area. Lightly spray your scalp with alcohol.

Grab the system by the front hairline, with both hands, using your thumbs to push the hair back.

Using the mirror, place the front of the system, just right behind the dots you made earlier. Gently, but firmly roll the system back. Quickly, using both a wall and hand mirror, check and make sure that the system is placed, perfectly, with no creases. You have about 60 seconds before the alcohol evaporates, the glue begins to set up, again. Take a towel, and press all over the entire system to make sure it’s completely in contact with the glue.

Style as usual.

 

The following method is used for attaching the hair system by yourself. See the appendix for an alternate method if you have someone helping you.

Items required: Wig stand, pins, hair system *tape(s), 99% alcohol, hand held mirror, scissors, boxcutter or small utility knife, measuring tape, small chopping board, cotton swab.

*Tapes used: 2 x Contour tapes (for the hairline, and back edge). ¾” roll tape (for the sides), and 1 3”x3/4” straight tape.

Front/Back edges: With your hair system pinned to the wig stand (lace side up), peel off the paper backing of a contour tape, and carefully align to the back edge of the system, making sure to keep it as close to the edge as possible, and centered. Repeat the same procedure with the hairline tape. Make sure to leave the other paper liner attached to the tapes.

*Tip: If the contour tape does not fit exactly, you can always adjust it. If the tape is not curved enough, cut a slit 2/3 the way up the center of the trailing edge, and then bend the tape outwards to fit. If the tape is too straight, you can cut a small triangular section about 2/3 the way up the trailing edge, and then bend the tape inwards to fit.

Sides: Choose one side of the system, and peel back a small bit of the paper backing of the contour tape. Measure halfway along the perimeter, allowing 1cm for overlap. Cut off the tape from the roll to length and place the tape, paper side down on the cutting board. Carefully Using the box cutter/utility knife, score about ½ cm of the tape, remove the tape from the paper, and discard. This will leave you will a flap that you will later use to help peel the paper off the tape.

Working back to front, hold the tape by the flap, with one hand, towards the center, place the tape so it overlaps the rear contour tape by ½ cm, placing it along the bottom edge of the lace. Using one of the pins, hold the paper flap in one hand, gently locate and hold down the tape with the pin, while peeling back about 1 cm of the paper.

Working front to back, do the same with the other piece of tape, this time the flap end will overlap the other side tape by ½ cm. This will make it easier to peel off the paper backing when attaching the system.

Repeat the above procedures for the other side.

Once you get used to it, it will be rather easy.

In front of a mirror, peel the short pieces of paper backing off the straight tape and place it across the top of your head (side to side) in where what would be the halfway point between the front and back.

Once you are ready to attach the system, peel the other paper backing off the tape, and lightly spray it with alcohol. You want to only spray the tape and not the rest of the scalp. This will give you approximately 60 seconds to place the system before the glue on the tape sets.

Place the system, using the mark you made from before, and using the hand mirror, make sure that the back and side edges line up perfectly with the shaved areas.

You can gently move the system during this time to ensure perfect placement. Once you have done, gently press down on the area with the tape.

Still standing in front of a mirror, flip the back of the system, forward. While holding onto the lace, very gently peel off the paper from the side tapes, making sure to follow around the perimeter, and not just quickly tear it off, as you can potentially take off the tape. Do the same with the other side, and then finally the contour tape at the edge.

Grasp the system with both hands, by the hair, pull the lace back and down, exerting just a minor amount of pressure to keep the lace taught, but not stretching it. This will prevent any creases in the lace. Once the back is fully attached, using your hands, press down around the perimeter.

Before you do the front, take a cotton swab dipped in alcohol, and wipe off the mark at the front hairline, and give it a few seconds to dry, before proceeding.

Now, do the same with the same procedure to attach the front. You may want to attach about halfway before peeling the front tape. You need to be very careful not to stretch the front down past the hairline.

Press down again, and then you can go and style, as usual.

 

Some of you may be using a tape/glue hybrid attachment for the hairline. The only change to the above instructions are as follows:

Additional items required: Glue, brush, hair clips, comb.

Tape: Place front contour tape about 1cm behind the front edge (hairline). When measuring and placing side tapes, the front pieces should be approximately 2-3 back from the front contour.

Attachment is as per the aforementioned tape method except when doing the front, you will not peel the tape of the front contour.

Once the system is attached, clip the front of the system back, making sure not to pull on the front side tapes.

Brush glue onto the front area from the dots previously made, in a “U shape from the edge of the side tapes, 2-3 CM wide. Using thin layers, apply the glue as directed, and let dry thoroughly.

Using a cotton swab lightly sprayed with alcohol, remove the marks, and let dry.

Peel the backing off the contour tape, and gently roll the system forward, making sure you don’t stretch beyond the hairline. Using the teeth of a comb, gently press the hairline into the glue.

Style as usual.

Partial Retouch

Partial Retouch

Poly/Skin

The following outlines the proper maintenance care for our Poly/UTS base systems. Please note that this is a general guideline and that not all products or techniques are required for each attachment type.
We recommend that you remove, clean and re-attach your hair system after 1-2 weeks of wear.
This will vary on your own body chemistry, time of year, activity, etc. If you notice that the glue is becoming sticky, or it’s oozing from under the lace, it’s time to remove, clean and re attach your system.

*TIP. The perfect time to remove is pre-shower, and then reattach after you have dried off, and cooled down. This also gives you a good opportunity to re-shave areas of hair regrowth, and it’s a nice, and relaxing way to do the attachment in a less stressful way.

  • Removal
  • Glue
  • VIDEOS

 

No matter what type of glue you use, removal is basically the same.

Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, heavy-duty paper towel.

Liberally spray or douse a folded paper towel with the alcohol. Working at the hairline, dab the alcohol along the hairline, taking care not to get any in your eyes. As the alcohol starts to work into the system, carefully pull the hairline of your system, up and back away from your forehead.

Now, working from side to side, gently wipe the area of your scalp between your skin and the system. Wipe whilst gently peeling the system back. Go slowly, the glue will likely be sticking to any hair that has grown during the past week or two.

Add more alcohol if necessary, and take it slowly.

Once the system has been removed, you can start the cleaning process.

 

Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, cotton-wool, wide, flat sealable plastic container, shampoo, conditioner, a clean, wooden or plastic chopping board, dry, clean towel, wig stand. Optional: C-22 cleaner.

Place the hair system on a flat surface, like a clean, dry chopping board. With the base facing upwards take the cotton-wool, and gently wipe the areas that have glue with the cotton-wool. Be careful around the perimeter of the system as not to pull the glue into the hair. It’s best to work from the outside, inwards. The cotton-wool will stick to the glue. Once this is done, gently roll the cottonwool, and it will pick up the glue. If any of this gets stuck in the hair, spray liberally with alcohol, and work the hair out of the ball of glue/cotton-wool. This is super important! If you pull the glue, instead of the hair, you are likely to pull the hair out. Be gentle, and go slowly.

Cleaning: Once you have removed all of the glue, place the system on a flat, clean and dry surface, and rise any accumulated alcohol out of the container. Now add a couple of drops of shampoo, and add a few cms of lukewarm water. Place the hair system, hair down, into the container, swish it around to make some suds. Do this for a couple of minutes, and then close the container, and let it soak for at least an hour.

TIP: This is the perfect time to hop in the shower. Before your shower, make sure you clean off any glue residue that may be on your scalp. Using alcohol, and a paper towel, gently wipe any glue off your skin or hair. If you are having difficulty as in some cases more glue stays on your scalp than the lace, rubbing your scalp with hair conditioner and letting it sit before rubbing it off can help.

Shower: Take care to thoroughly shampoo and condition your natural hair.

Shave: After your shower is the perfect time to shave the areas of regrowth. Using a handheld mirror, carefully shave the back and side edges, being careful not to shave off any of the hair that will blend with your system hair.

Rinse: Remove the system from the container, empty the container, and fill will cool, clear water.

Holding the system by the base, rinse it up and down a few times in the water, you may want to change the water, and do this a couple of times.

Lay the system out on the chopping board, folded, on its side, the hair facing outwards. Gently pour some of the hair conditioner onto the system. Follow the directions on the bottle for the length of time you need to let the conditioner soak into the hair.

Rinse the hair system, as written above.

Dry: When you are done, lay out the towel, gently fold the system in half, lace side in, and gently roll the system in the towel. Press gently to absorb excess moisture. Unroll the towel, flip it over, and repeat.

When this is done, place your hair system on the wig stand to completely dry. Once dry, it’s a good time to brush out any tangles, before attaching.

Partial Retouch

Partial Retouch

Attachment

 

The following outlines the attachment of your skin system.

*TIP do this when you are relaxed, after a shower, when you have dried and cooled off is the best way to get a perfect attachment. Make sure you are relaxed, have time to do it. Put on some relaxing music, and make sure your place is cool. Once you make an attachment part of your weekly, or bi-weekly schedule, it will become really easy.

*TIP the bond requires 12 hours to fully cure, so avoid any strenuous exercise or exposure to intense heat or perspiration during that time. It is recommended not to wash or rinse your hair system for the first 24 hours of the attachment (and it is rather unlikely you will need to).

  • Scalp Prep
  • Glue
  • VIDEOS

 

The first step in a good attachment is scalp preparation. Your scalp preparation will differ based on what was in your kit, or what we may have recommended to you, over time.

Items required: 99% isopropyl alcohol, heavy-duty paper towels.

*Optional: Scalp antiperspirant, scalp protector, your template (if applicable), eyebrow pencil, small brush (applying the scalp protector).

If you have not yet shaved your scalp, now is the time to do so. A freshly shaved scalp gives the best attachment.

Spray a folded paper towel with alcohol, and wipe down your scalp. Once that is dry, using your template, locate the area of your front hairline. Using the eyebrow pencil, mark that area with a couple of dots, along the hairline.

*Optional: Spray a folded paper towel with the antiperspirant, and wipe your scalp down with it.

*Optional When the antiperspirant has dried, dab or brush on a light layer of the scalp protector, and let it dry before going on to the next step.

 

Items required: Glue, brush, hand mirror, comb, 99% alcohol.

Apply the glue as directed by the manufacturer. If you are using white glue, make sure to apply thin, even layers, and let them completely dry (7-9 minutes per layer).

Lay the hand mirror on a flat surface, and in a well-lit area. Lightly spray your scalp with alcohol.

Grab the system by the front hairline, with both hands, using your thumbs to push the hair back.

Using the mirror, place the front of the system, just right behind the dots you made earlier. Gently, but firmly roll the system back. Quickly, using both a wall and hand mirror, check and make sure that the system is placed, perfectly, with no creases. You have about 60 seconds before the alcohol evaporates, the glue begins to set up, again. Take a towel, and press all over the entire system to make sure it’s completely in contact with the glue.

Style as usual.

Partial Retouch

Partial Retouch

Appendix

 

Alternate tape attachment methods

There are other ways that you can attach your system. Again find the one that works best for you.

Tape - 2 person

If you have someone to help you attach your system, then it will go much quicker, and potentially less stressful.

Items required: Wig stand, pins, hair system *tape (s), 99% alcohol, handheld mirror, scissors, boxcutter or small utility knife, measuring tape, small chopping board, cotton swab.

*Tapes used: 1 Contour tape (for the hairline). ¾” roll tape (for perimeter).

Hairline: With your hair system pinned to the wig stand (lace side up), peel off the paper backing of a contour tape, and carefully align to the hairline.

Have your assistant place system on your scalp, and mark the edges of where the contour tape ends.

Carefully Using the box cutter/utility knife, score about ½ cm off the end of the tape from the roll tape, discard the small piece of tape, and fold the paper flap back.

Working from the front, locate the marked edge of where the contour would be, have your assistant place the edge of the roll of tape at that point, and unroll the tape with a small amount of tension, around the entire edge of the scalp, getting it exactly to the edge of where the hair is growing, and follow all around the perimeter until you reach the contour edge mark in front. Cut the tape off the roll with scissors.

Have your assistant take the system, and place the back edge on the tape at the back of your scalp. Using a firm grip, have them roll the system forward, making sure the edge of the lace is following the perimeter of tape and laying down even as they move from back to front. A few cm before reaching the front hairline, have them clip the system down, while the remove the dots with a cotton swab dipped sprayed with alcohol.

Peel off the paper backing, and finish with the hairline.

Press down again, and then you can go and style, as usual.

The above method can be applied to the Tape/Glue hybrid or all glue method of attachment. This will alleviate the need for using a top tape or alcohol spray as placement is likely to be easier when someone else is doing it for you.

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