How to Use Wig Tape

by April Ort

Double-sided wig tape is used to adhere lace-front wigs to the scalp. Securing the wig in this manner allows for a strong hold and will offer a natural appearance. Careful preparation of the hair and scalp will ensure an attractive and long-lasting result.

Items you will need

  • Soap
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Cotton ball
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Bobby pins
  • Scalp protector or liquid band-aid
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided wig tape
  • Lsce-front wig
Step 1

Wash your hair and blow dry or towel dry it.

Step 2

Clean your face with soap and water, and towel dry.

Step 3

Dampen a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe it along the skin bordering your hairline. This will remove oils that will prevent the wig tape from adhering to your skin.

Step 4

Make sure that all fine hairs along the hairline are smoothed or pinned back with bobby pins so they won't adhere to the tape. Removing the tape can be quite painful if this precaution is not followed.

Step 5

Apply a thin layer of scalp protector or liquid band-aid to the skin below the hairline. This will prevent the adhesive from damaging the skin. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin or work out.

Step 6

Cut the wig tape into several pieces so they will follow the contour of your hairline.

Step 7

Peel away one side of the paper from the wig tape and position each strip under the perimeter of your hairline.

Step 8

Remove the upper paper backing from the wig tape in the center of your forehead.

Step 9

Position the center of the wig along the exposed piece of wig tape and press firmly to secure.

Step 10

Follow along the contour of the hairline, removing the tape backing and pressing the wig down to secure. Make sure that the wig is pulled firmly as you attach it to each section of wig tape.

Tips

  • Rub a tad of baby oil on your fingertips and apply it to fine hair around the hairline to prevent it from sticking to the wig tape.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

April Ort began writing in 2007. he has more than 15 years experience in the financial industry, has held a travel agent license and has interviewed a variety of celebrities. Ort is currently working in the health-care industry as an operational trainer and completing her Bachelor of Science in communications with a focus on journalism.