Many hair system wearers think the hair systems maintenance time-consuming, expensive, and complicated. The good news, however, is that this common misconception about hair system care is far from the truth. While all of our hairpieces are durable and of high quality, frequent use can eventually cause dirt and dust to build up on your hairline. To prolong the life of your hair system, be sure to take good care of your inventory or custom wigs.
The lace front hair system
is a popular choice due to its natural hairline, which blends perfectly with the wearer's scalp. While your hair system won't be detected, dirt particles can build up and prevent your hairline from blending perfectly with your skin tone.
Hair System Maintenance: How to Clean Your Hairline?
First, don't wait for the dirt to show up to clean your hairline. This is a common mistake made by first-time users of the hair system. Getting your hairline dirty will only make it harder to get back to that natural camouflaged look. Adhering to a consistent and regular wig maintenance routine is key to keeping your hairline looking natural. Regular wig maintenance will also help you avoid more complicated hair system repairs.
If you set aside a small amount of time each day to quickly clean your hairline, you'll find it much easier to keep your hairline in top shape.
If you find your hairline is already dirty, don't despair, it's entirely possible that your hairline is looking the way it should. First, you'll need a bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol.
A 99% strength rubbing alcohol that removes sticky tape and glue residue from the bottom of the hair system. Once it's removed, dust and grime will have a harder time sticking to your hairline. This product is also ideal as it will not remove any liquid adhesive or tape.
We recommend pouring a generous amount of product onto a cotton pad and rubbing them down the hairline, always away from the hair. Be careful to be gentle with your wig so it doesn't loosen. Applying too much pressure can cause the front lace to peel off the scalp and possibly even damage the bottom.
Hairpiece Care: If I haven't cleaned my toupee in a while, how do I clean it?
If you think you've truly neglected your toupee maintenance routine, it might be time for a deeper cleaning of your hair system
First, remove the adhesive from the front lace and cleanse the scalp and hair system. The best way is to find your favorite solvent and apply it directly to your hairline and let it sit for a few minutes. After the time has passed, you can start removing the front part of the hair system. It is important not to grab or pull on the lace area, gently push it back slowly and carefully. As you do this, you will feel it start to rise on its own.
This technique works best if you apply the solvent to two different parts of the scalp, leaving a small gap on the sides of the head to separate the front of the hair system from the back.
If you choose a solvent based on the type of adhesive used with the hair system, the solvent will also work faster and more efficiently.
Once the front lace is fully lifted, apply a little more solvent to the scalp and lightly touch the edges of the hair system with your fingers to see if there is any residue.
How to remove excess residue
If you notice residue at the edges of your hair system, make sure to apply more solvent to the residue and massage slowly. It is crucial to ensure that there is no residue left on the wig or scalp. If there is residue, it can damage your hair system and irritate your scalp in the long run.
Take the time to clean the base of the hair system and scalp, and keep repeating until there is no residue. Once you're sure you've removed all the residue, you can start sticking the hairpiece
on your scalp.