Wig tape is a great, useful and versatile tool used by many wig and weave wearers to help them keep their hairpieces on properly. It’s essentially double sided tape that sticks on your forehead and hairline on one side, and onto the lace of your wig on the other side. It can last for up to a week, so if you’re going to wear a cosplay wig for a convention or if you have something longer in mind, wig tape will be great for you. Some products, including Walker 12 Yards Lace Front Support Tape can stay on for two weeks to a month, which is really useful if you’re travelling and don’t want to take everything with you, or if you’re going to be busy and don’t want to have to change your wig more regularly. When used correctly, wig tape will make sure that your skin, your ‘real’ hair and your wig are not damaged and you can re-apply the wig as many times as you want.
- Clear, Strong, Flexible Tape
- Great for anyone who uses wigs.
How to Remove Wig Tape – Step by Step
So, how should you remove wig tape? It’s a fairly straightforward process.
What you’ll need:
- Cotton pads
- 99% Isopropyl alcohol or 100% acetone, or Walkers Lace Release 4Oz Spray
- Olive oil
- Reduces the chance of damaging lace or mesh
- Smoothly release the adhesive or tape from the hair system
- Lace Release is non-oily
- Start by taking a cotton pad and applying Walkers Lace Release Spray, 100% acetone or 99% isopropyl alcohol to it. Then, dab it along the edges of your wig, on top of where you put the tape when you applied the wig. This will loosen the glue and allow you to (slowly and gently) pull the wig off. If there is any tape stuck to the lace, use the cotton pad on the underside to carefully remove it.
- Most of the wig tape will still be on your skin, so take some olive oil and apply it to another cotton pad. Gently rub wherever there is sticky residue, and it should come off quite easily.
- Use your facial cleanser to get any remaining oil or debris off your face.
Removing a wig isn’t particularly difficult, even if you’re doing it on yourself. However, it’s still important to be careful and make sure that you don’t damage the hair piece so it can be used again, and be generous with the lace release spray so you don’t end up pulling the wig when it’s still attached to your skin and hurting yourself.
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