How to Use Ultra Hold Hair Glue

by Jennifer Van Leigh

Ultra Hold is a high-quality hairpiece adhesive that allows for on-skin application of weft-based wigs and lace frontal pieces. Ultra Hold hair glue allows for durable, long-lasting adhesion of up to six weeks, with results dependent upon your skin type, environment and physical activity.

Items you will need

  • Ultra Hold
  • Applicator brush
  • Hairpiece
  • Adhesive remover
  • Manicure scissors (optional)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Rubbing alcohol or solvent (optional)

Applying a Wefted Hairpiece

Step 1

Prepare your hairline by washing thoroughly with your regular shampoo and conditioner to remove any oils or skin products. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Use an applicator brush to apply a thin layer of Ultra Hold to the perimeter weft of your hairpiece. Allow to set 3 to 5 minutes, or until tacky.

Step 3

Apply a thin layer of Ultra Hold to your hairline on which your hair piece will be applied. Allow to set 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

Affix hairpiece to the tacky portion of your scalp, and press firmly and hold in place. Setting of the hairpiece should take approximately 5 minutes before you can style as desired.

Applying a Lace Hairpiece

Step 1

Prepare your hairline by washing thoroughly with your regular shampoo and conditioner to remove any oils or skin products. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

If needed, trim the excess lace of your hairpiece with manicure scissors for accurate and clean application.

Step 3

Use the applicator brush to apply two thin, even coats of Ultra Hold. Allow 3 to 5 minutes between each application, or until adhesive becomes tacky.

Step 4

Affix lace hairpiece to tacky portion of the hairline, pressing firmly in place for 1 minute, until adhesive has set. Style as desired.

Tips

  • Walker Tape, the makers of Ultra Hold, offers several different removal solvents and wig care products for every need.

    Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove drips or an undesired look in a pinch.

    After application, avoid wetting your hairline and hairpiece for 24 hours, along with strenuous activity.

Warnings

  • Always do a patch test to check for skin allergies or undesirable reactions. Apply a thin dab of Ultra Hold adhesive behind one ear and observe over several days to gauge your sensitivity and wear of the product.

    The application area must be free of hair, or the adhesive will exacerbate hair loss.

About the Author

Jennifer Van Leigh began writing short pieces in 2007. With over five years in the hair industry, Van Leigh has contributed articles at Atlanta Salon & Spa and is certified as an extensions stylist. She studied scriptwriting and creative nonfiction in Gallery 37, a Chicago youth arts program.