A big part of having a wig or hairpiece is to feel more comfortable doing your usual everyday activities. Still, it’s perfectly natural to worry about your hair coming loose. By choosing the right wig glue or tape for your hair system, you won’t need to worry at all.
Here’s our advice on finding the best adhesive, so you’ll feel relaxed and happy with your hair system.
Adhesives and swimming
I thought I was late but luckily I got there just in the nick of time.
“All her hair fell out mommy…in the swimming pool.” It was one of the first sentences my twin girls’ said when I picked them up from school.
As I hurriedly collected my girls, I had so much going on in my head – thinking about dinner preparation and their homework. “Really, was she ok?” I responded. One of my girls answered, “No mommy, she was crying, the teacher had to give her a cuddle when she came out of the swimming pool.”
My heart sank as soon as she mentioned how upset the little girl was. I couldn’t imagine how she might have felt going through all that. “So, did you give her a cuddle too?” I asked. “Yes, mommy,” she replied, with a shyly caring voice.
Some wig glues aren’t fit for purpose
I felt a sense of relief and pride at the same time – at least my daughter could empathise with her.
Sometimes, it can be difficult for other adults to understand what causes hair loss, let alone children. It’s often the little things you do that can make a lot of difference in people’s lives. And yes, I did commend my daughter on doing a good job making her classmate feel better 🙂
So, why did I bring this story up? It’s an example of what doesn’t need to happen if the right wig glue is used.
In this case, it’s likely the glue used wasn’t fit for purpose.
But this shouldn’t make you worry. There are wig tapes and glues specially suited to letting you or your children go about your usual activities – even swimming.
Choosing the right wig glue
There isn’t just one type of adhesive and it can be confusing trying to choose one that works.
Depending on how your body responds and the types of activities you do, there are a lot of adhesives on the market.
I tend to recommend tapes and glues from Walker Tape for my clients.
Their glues are long lasting, so you won’t need to worry about your hair coming loose. If you do need to remove your wig or hairpiece, this can be easily done using a specially formulated solvent.
It’s important to find the most suitable tape or glue for you. Rest assured, you will find the ideal adhesive – when you do, you won’t need to fret about your hair coming loose again.