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.
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!
DRY WITH COOL AIR ONLY
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!
LAYER LAYER LAYER
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.
WATER RESISTANT ISN’T SO RESISTANT
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!
THE GEL DOES “RE-DRY” AND HOLD
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!
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BOTH GELS FLAKE AND TURN WHITE
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!
IT WILL PULL YOUR HAIR OUT, NOT
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!
WHAT WORKS FOR SUSIE YOUTUBE MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU
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.
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