Glue, Elastic, Combs... How Should You Install Your Wig | Part 2

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Glueless methods to install your wig include wig grips, elastic bands, combs, and gels/freeze sprays. These installs won't last as long as those using glue, but you'll be able to take your wig off at the end of the day. These glueless wig installation methods work best when used together - for my daily install I use a wig grip, elastic band, and freeze spray, and it only takes 15 minutes!

1. Wig Grip

A wig grip is made from a non-slip strip of fabric that is worn like a headband underneath a wig. The band securely grips your head and your lace wig, preventing any movement. These bands can be used on your bare scalp or natural hair, and they come in a variety of tones, materials, and adjustable sizes. An adjustable Comb & Crown wig grip can be added to your order before checkout.

2. Elastic Band

This method allows you to secure your wig by stitching a pre-measured elastic band from ear to ear. When applied properly, the elastic band will rest near the nape of your neck and pull your hairline into place. This method is another Comb & Crown favorite and can be added to your wig!

3. Wig Combs

A few small combs can be sewn inside your wig to lock it into your own hair. Combs are less favorable to some due to their occasional hair pulling and slightly bulky esthetic.

4. Gels/Freeze Spray

This method begins with you coating your natural hairline with one or more layers of an extra-strength hold gel and/or freeze spray. When the gel or spray is tacky to the touch, the lace hairline of your wig is pressed into it using the tail of a fine-tooth comb. Then a blow dryer is used on a COOL, LOW setting to dry the gel/spray on the hairline.

To set the wig, use a satin wrap strip to tie your edges down. This allows the lace to “melt” into your skin giving you a natural hairline. When applied properly, this method can last about 1-3 days depending on your activity and can be easily removed with water or alcohol.

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