After my previous article, 7 Things They Didn’t Tell You About got2b glued For Your Lace Wig, I received several emails about how I apply my lace wig units using the Got2b Glued hair gel. Before I spill all of the tea, there are a few things we need to consider:
First, you need to understand that this is hair gel and not a bonding agent. I know it can be upsetting when 90% of the beauty community uses this product and their wigs look amazing, however, when you try to use it you can hardly get it to stick. I was there at one point. However, I had to realize that if I wanted this product to work for me, I’d have to work with IT.
Second, body composition plays a huge role in the longevity of the hold. If you have very oily skin or you sweat, as I do, then you will struggle a bit more with the application and wear of the product. This doesn’t mean it can’t work for you. It simply means you will have to take extra steps to secure your unit.
Third, you need patience. Any time you are applying a lace adhesive or substituting for another product, the drying process is the most essential step. Knowing this, you should not rush the process. Your glue, or in this case gel, needs time to cure so it can offer you maximum hold.
Now that we’ve got the formalities out of the way, let’s get laced.
Step 1 – Clean the Area
The best way to ensure you have a very secure hold is to remove the oils, dirt, sweat, and product build up from the area. I like to use 91% alcohol to clean the area. PLEASE DO NOT use an alcohol of this concentration if your skin is sensitive. I recommend doing a patch test to make sure your skin will not react negatively. If you do not wish to use alcohol, you can try using a skin protector.
Step 2 – Apply a Thin Layer and Dry Completely
I find the best way to achieve maximum hold is to place a barrier between the gel and your skin. This can be achieved by applying a thin layer of the gel and drying it completely on a cool setting. Once the gel is completely dry, you will have a good base for a stronger hold.
Step 3 – Apply a layer and Dry Until Tacky 1-3 Times
Now that we have a base, it’s time to start the layering process. I know this can be a bit intimidating because when we hear “layer” we think of build up and flaking. While this can happen, we can drastically reduce the negative effects if we patiently complete these steps. When applying the gel, I like to use a small eyeshadow brush, flat foundation brush, or a qtip. This allows me to control how much product I place on my skin, spread the product evenly, and keep my hands clean. Apply a thin layer and allow it to dry until it’s tacky. Whenever I need a stronger hold, I apply 2 layers of tacky gel which adds up to 3 layers with the base layer.
Step 4 – Apply the Lace in Sections
Once you’ve applied your gel, apply your lace in sections. I like to begin with the middle (center of my forehead) so that I can make sure the lace is aligned properly. After I have the middle perfectly positioned, I apply the sides by pressing them into the gel.
Step 5- Wrap Perimeter with a Scarf
The final step is to wrap the perimeter of your head with a scarf and allow time for it to dry COMPLETELY. This step is one of the most important steps. You need to allow the gel to dry completely in order to achieve a maximum hold for maximum slayage!
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