Your hair system is connected and you are ready to start your day. You have hair all over your head and can't wait to show it off in public. However, one of the worst things happened. You notice that your hair system is lifted off the scalp in the area in front of the hairline. Worse yet, it happens when you're out and about. You may not even have tape or liquid adhesive to reattach it and fix the problem! This is a common problem for many people who wear wigs, especially those who just wear wigs themselves. This blog will look at what to do with hairline lift in men's wigs and how to prevent this from happening in the future.
Causes of Hairline Breaking Out of the Hair System
There are many reasons why your front hairline can lift out of your hair system. One of them is the most obvious - you don't connect the area well. Either your application method is poor, or you are not using enough hairspray or wigs. We've all seen videos and pictures that show hair system wearers and their wigs unknowingly falling out.
Never be stingy and always use just the right amount of glue to avoid potential embarrassment. However, there are other reasons why your hairline may be elevated:
low quality hair system
This may seem like an obvious answer, but the truth is that you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to hair systems. It can be tempting to opt for a low-cost hair system, but there are also many risks, such as bad knots, poor hair quality, and using low-quality, cheap materials that won’t stick to the scalp. Be sure to pay for higher quality wigs that last longer so you don't have to keep paying for wigs.
If you have naturally oily skin, this can be a problem since you need to keep your hairline stuck. Everyone's skin and scalp produce oils to retain moisture and protect the skin. For some, however, they are producing more oil than usual. When the oil comes into contact with the adhesive of the hair system, it naturally loosens the adhesive and can cause your wig system to lift. A scalp protector will definitely help in this regard. We'll explain this in more detail below when we discuss ways to prevent a raised hairline.
Not giving your hair system enough time to heal
In general, it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours after installing a hair system before washing, wetting, bathing, or participating in any physical activity that might make you sweat. For some, the wait time is understandable. However, if you don't give your hair system the right time to heal, you run the risk of losing your hair replacement system. That's why it's always recommended that you plan your hair system installation well in advance, in case you need a shower, get ready for a big event, or the work week is about to start.
Your scalp is not properly cleaned and prepared Another reason your hairline may lift is that you are not cleaning or preparing your scalp properly. Just as important as the actual attachment is to ensure that the installation area is shaved, clean and ready to use the hair system. Even if you use the best glue, or wait 24 hours for the glue to set, it's superfluous if your scalp is not clean, dry and greasy. Fortunately, if you plan to reconnect your hair system, we have the following guides to help you achieve the final hair system bond:
How to Fix a Lifted Hairline
If you're lucky enough to have some key materials at home or handy, you'll be able to solve this problem in minutes. Repair Hairline Lift, first depends on the type of adhesive you use - tape or liquid adhesive. If using tape, simply lift the system to the temples, remove the tape, clean with alcohol or oil-based adhesive solvent, and reapply.
When reattaching the hair system, be sure to tap the front of the hair system correctly to avoid repetition. However, if the tape used is very sticky or leaves a lot of residue, you may also need to clean the system. Alternatively, if you haven't removed your hair system for a while, say about three weeks, you need to clean your hair system. Note that an oil-based solvent will help remove residue faster, but since it is an oil-based solvent, if too much is not used carefully, constant cleaning and pulling can cause more bumps on the back, which can lead to the loss of the entire hair system. In this case, in order to prevent this from happening, the newcomer may be more inclined to use alcohol.
If you use glue or liquid adhesive, you will not only need to remove the adhesive from the hair system, but also from the scalp. Wash the hair system and scalp with solvent, wait about 5 to 10 minutes until the hair is dry, then apply the glue and hair system. Well, if it's just your hairline area, you don't need to remove the entire hair system. Just lift the affected area -- usually from temple to temple -- and wipe with some adhesive remover or alcohol.
How to prevent your hairline from lifting in the future
If you remember the above reasons why your hairline can pull up and follow the instructions, then you should avoid this happening to you again. There are other ways to keep your hairline from lifting, though. One of them is avoiding spicy food. Unfortunately, if you are someone who likes spicy food, you need to eat less as it can cause sweaty and hot scalp. Speaking of heat, try to avoid spending too much time in the sun. Direct exposure to the sun for too long is recommended as it can fade your hair and damage your hair system. Plus, it can make you sweat, especially in more humid or tropical climates.
If your skin is oily, you can consider proper daily skin care. Today, there are many more affordable skin care products that can actually reduce the production of sebum (an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands and scalp), keeping skin soft and oil-free. You may also consider wearing a scalp protector. Apply a scalp protectant to your scalp before using an adhesive or toupee to help form a protective barrier against sweat, oil, and other liquids. They are suitable for people with oily scalp or humid climates.