7 Things They Didn’t Tell You About got2b glued For Your Lace Wig

If you’re plugged into the social world of weaving, even if it’s just a little, you’ve seen or heard the got2b movement. In the event that you haven’t, allow me to catch you up. Got2b glued is a “water-resistant” hair styling/spiking gel from the brand Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf is a professional brand of hair care products. The Got2b glued gel is the newest trend of secure wig and frontal units.  I am going to share with you 7 tips I’ve picked up along the way to ensure a secure hold for your lace wigs and frontal units.

got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel, 6 oz

Now some of you may be wondering “why would I use gel on my lace wig?” Well allow me to explain. Got2b glued comes in a white (regular) or clear (ultra hold) form. Both products boast water-resistant claims of a screaming hold. Still not following me? That’s okay. What these users are doing, including myself, is applying a thin layer of the gel to whatever area they want their lace wig to be applied to. Once the gel has dried to a tacky consistency, the lace wig is then applied for a strong glue-like hold! Awesome, right? Well maybe not so awesome for some. I have come across reports of lack of hold, difficulty removing, and hair loss as a result of this product. My guess is that these people did not know the tips that I have learned from personal experience. I am confident that if you follow these tips, your Got2b glued experience will improve!


Heat is not this gel’s friend. When you are using a blow dryer to dry your gel, you must use it on the coolest setting possible. Now let’s think about this; hot air promotes sweat, humidity, and moisture right? So how on earth can you guarantee a strong hold with a hot box party on your head? Hmmm?! So cool air is definitely key!


Don’t read that and take off! There is a method to the layering process. If you are familiar with traditional lace glue, you know a good bit of them requires at least two layers of product. This will “guarantee” a strong hold. I’ve found that the Got2b gel is no different. I start by cleaning the area with Isopropyl Alcohol (75-90% for me. Do what is best for your skin type). Once the area is clean, I use a scalp protector such as the dab on Walker Scalp Protector. I then apply a very thin layer of the gel on the areas I want my wig to adhere to. I dry this layer COMPLETELY before adding the second layer. After I add the second layer, I blow dry it to a tacky/sticky consistency and then I apply my unit.

Walker Scalp Protector 1.4 oz Dab-on


This gel will not fare well at a summer yacht party or the rooftop pool party. I regret to inform you that the YouTubers’  water resistant claim has been nothing short of a lie in my experience**. The minute I begin to sweat the integrity of my hold begins to diminish. This is especially true in a nightclub or bar setting where it tends to get a bit warm.

**Keep in mind this product was not designed for lace adhesion!


One night I went to an engagement party and danced the night away. Needless to say the sweat showed up with a vengeance. I had another event immediately after. Since my next event was 45 minutes away, I decided to wrap the perimeter of my hair with a scarf and turned the air on high during the drive. Dangerous, right? I prayed my gel would not only dry in time but would hold my lace in place for the remainder of the evening. My prayers were answered and I was able to continue my slayage for the rest of the night!

Click here for tips on how to apply your lace wig using Got2B Glued


In my experience, both gels have flaked on me and turned white. However, the amount of white flakiness varies with application. I find the ultra (black packaging) flakes and turns white significantly less than the regular (yellow packaging). To minimize this, I only apply the gel under the lace (not in front) and I minimize manipulation. Running your fingers, combs, and brushes pulls the hair and lace from the gel. Have you ever tried to peel clear ice gel? It flaked didn’t it? The same goes for this stuff. Once it’s in place, LEAVE IT ALONE!


YOU will pull your hair out. I’ve heard plenty of people say “it pulled my hair out”. The last time I checked, inanimate objects won’t move unless they’re acted upon. If you attempt to remove your lace or the glue without properly saturating it with water and/or conditioner, you will pull your hair out. I find that spraying a generous amount of a water-conditioner mixture, and allowing it to sit for at least 30-60 seconds, will cause the gel to deteriorate enough for safe removal. Personally, I work extra conditioner into that area after the lace has been removed. It makes the cleaning process much easier and hassle-free. My edges are still perfectly intact!


I hate to be the bearer of bad news but everything does not work for everyone. Some YouTubers, who we shall name Susie YouTube, may not be giving you the full picture. There is a chance that Susie doesn’t sweat AT ALL. She may be intentionally editing out additional steps to keep you watching so you can see what she does differently. Or perhaps she’s done it long enough that she gets it right 100% of the time. Do what works for you! I encourage you to make mistakes because it will only make you better.

Want more tips on got2b glued gel for lace units? Comment below or let me know on my social media platforms @TheCrissyMack

These statements are my opinion and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of Schwarzkopf, Word Press, Walker Tape, Amazon, Walmart, YouTube or any other persons, entities, or affiliates.

This article is not sponsored.


23 thoughts on “7 Things They Didn’t Tell You About got2b glued For Your Lace Wig

  1. i noticed there are other HAIR GEL GLUES out here..one for instance is Woody’s Wood Glue Extreme Hair gel for men…this looks promising and the reviews sound wonderful..
    also with these Susie Youtubers i noticed they also used the Got2be Extreme HairSpray on top first then apply the glue? I might have it backwards…but yes they use the hairspray with the glue too…

    I am currently using Joice Spray Adhesive and Joice Water resistant Hair Gel Glue…yes this does loosen if one sweats …even if its just a little bit of sweating it does loosen up, but like u mentioned in the above comment, tie it down and it will snap back into place…

    but yes, i would like to know if there are other hair gel glues out there just like Got2be Hair Gel Glue…


    1. Hi love! I have not tried any other gel methods because I sweat. I have, however, noticed an stronger hold when I spray the Got2b freeze spray on top of the wet Got2B gel! As of lately I’ve been interested in a more invested hold. I use Ghost Bond. It lasts about 2 weeks with minor touch ups!


      1. I am interested in starting to wear wig between braiding days. For a 360 wig do you glue the back to do an updo? Also how long can you keep your wig on without taking it off with the got2b glue? Which glue do you prefer the Ghost Bond you suggested or Got2b? Thank you!!


      2. Hi Annette! I’m so sorry it’s taken so long for me to respond. For a 360, I definitely recommend securing the back of your wig for a more nature look. Once you apply it, wrap a bandana or some type of scarf around the perimeter of the wig. While it’s still wrapped, bush your hair up into an updo or ponytail. This will decrease lifting of the lace while you’re styling by decreasing the tension on the lace. As far as how long you can keep your wig on with the got2b, it really depends on your body composition and activity level. If you’re someone who doesn’t really sweat then your hold will last much longer than someone who perspires more. I say keep it on as long as you feel comfortable. With that being said, it is good to allow your hair to “breathe” every now and then. For me I can’t do more than a week because I sweat like a pig. I prefer the ghost bond when I’m looking for that extended hold. We’re talking that 2 week range and beyond. It holds up really well agains sweat when it’s applied correctly! I’ll have a few articles coming out about the ghost bond this week!


  2. Hi I have a quesion about the Got 2B Glued Invinsible Styling Gel. I have read your article entitled, “7 Things They wont tell you about Got 2B Glued Invisible Styling Gel. I found it very helpful. However, I have alopecia from ear to ear and it goes back some in the top. I am trying a new product that is actually growing my hair back, but I need to apply it once in the morning and then again, at night. Therefore, I need to be able to take my wig off nightly to apply my products. I’ve tried every kind of band, cap, etc. however, I fnd that the wg always seem to slip back not matter what I try. I’d lile to continue my regrowth hair products as I am seeing good results. In additon I absolutely hate wearing wigs for that reason. There is nothing to anchor my wig in the front. So is Got 2B Glued Invsible Syling Gel a product that can be removed each night? I figure that if I use water and conditioner like you do and start with using one application to see if one layer will be ok for me, not I will increase it to 2 layers. I just need something that is safe, wont damage my scalp that I can use and take off nightly. FYI: I have some days when I don’t even go out at all. I just need something to help me lock down the front. Because I’m just abut ready to return to losing lace front wig glue. Please advise.


    1. Alesia,
      I would venture to say the Got2b is safe for daily use when applying a single layer. I don’t feel that multiple layers would be damaging if they’re removed correctly, however that is a lot of commitment for a one-day hold. I have used the Got2b on a daily basis. However, I listen to my skin. If ever I notice any redness, itching, or the slightest bit of irritation, I would discontinue use for a while. Our skin was created to be freely exposed and not covered by products. The days you don’t wear wigs should definitely help your scalp breathe a bit. An alternative may be a wig grip. I have not used one, but I’ve heard good things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IiLlUEc0ak


  3. Hi thank you very much for your articles ! I’m a beginner with wigs, I never tried it. I would like to know if I go on vacation for like one or two weeks and that I want to keep my wig during all this time days and nights (so also sleeping with my wig) and having contacts with humidity (like sweating, having shower, bathing in the sea (without ever put my hair in the water of course) ) and also making sport. With all those things my wig will stay in place ? And otherwise I can make small retouch speedly in the morning ?


    1. Hi Marie. Thank you so much for reading. You can do these things, however because of the humidity (and more than likely sweating) you will experience lifting of your wig. Assuming you’re going somewhere tropical, I suggest a really cute lightweight scarf to wear when you’re actively doing things. When you’re back in the room cool your head completely with a blow dryer on cool. Your gel should re-dry. Make sure the lace is in the correct place before you start the re-drying process. For example if it slipped back a bit, pull it forward then use the dryer. After everything has cooled completely, check for spots that need more gel. You can definitely do this in the morning while getting dressed and (if need be) in the evening before dinner!


  4. This was an awesome article. I hope this doesn’t sound silly, but does the got 2 glue go on your hairline or just in front of it?


    1. No question is silly! This is your hair we’re discussing. Ask EVERY question that comes to mind. Although I do both methods, I occasionally put the got2b on my hairline because it can be easily removed with water and conditioner. Under no circumstances should you try to remove it prior to loosening the gel first. If you’re an impatient person, place the gel in front of your hairline to prevent damage. Always follow with cholesterol on your hairline between wig installations.


  5. Okay I’m currently using the got2be glue (black tube) & it works but my ear tabs won’t stay down. They always flake and come up at the side burn area. How do I fix that? They come up everyday lol


    1. That’s a very common problem whether you’re using Got2b or not. I recently found that the longer my ear tabs are the harder it is to keep them secured. Where do yours stop? Above the ear…mid ear…ear lobe?


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