What’s a girl to do when she needs to wear her hair topper, but she’s created a huge bald spot and can no longer clip it to that area of her head?
A bald spot that has become so bad, that clipping the topper in that place is like basically clipping it to nothing at all?
Yes, friends, I did not rotate my clips nor did I sew/glue any additional clips in. After 18 months of wearing my Noriko Milan hair topper in the exact same placement on my head, I needed to find a way to continue with this topper even if I had little-to-no hair on one of the clip’s sites.
Sure, I could just sew another clip in and then attach the topper like normal, but, I worry about creating yet another bald spot on one of the most sensitive areas of my scalp.
I needed Plan B!
I heard about Got2B Spiking Glue and ordered it a few months ago.
I heard that it can be used as a way to glue your hair topper to your head…basically, apply it under your topper (or wig) and press the piece into place and voila! Your helper hair stays put–securely.
I did just that. And it did not stay. And I got really frustrated and gave up on it.
I believe it was a reader (yea!) that mentioned this product again in the blog comments not too long ago, and she explained that you need to let the glue sit for awhile to get tacky before you glue your hair topper to your head.
Hmmm…that made sense.
So I tried that. And it worked!!
I place a pea-sized (or slightly smaller) amount of glue right on top of my sparse spot, and let it sit for two to three minutes. I clip the rest of my hair topper in place and when it’s time, I place my topper right over the Got2B Spiking Glue and press down.
I hold my topper in place for 15-30 seconds, and that’s all there is to it.
Thanks to this glue, my hair topper stays in place comfortably, without shifting, ALL day.
It doesn’t pull, and it actually lays flatter than it would with my clips (not a problem if you have decent hair for the clip to grab onto, but if you don’t have much/any hair, the clip just kind of rests on your scalp).
I’m in love.
So the real question: does it yank out your hair when you remove it at night?
I’m happy to report that I haven’t had any extraneous hair that’s been sacrificed when I remove my topper at night. Maybe a hair or two every now and again, but no more than I would yank out over the course of a day by adjusting my topper continually over that sparse spot.
I have used this hair topper glue on areas that have more hair just to test it out, and as long as you slowly peel your helper hair back while you pull your own hair forward (hard to explain!), you shouldn’t lose any hair.
The product hits my piece mostly on the poly rim, which is a nice material for this glue to adhere to.
A bit of it does get on the cloth ribbon that goes around my topper, but, so far so good. I’m thinking there should be a way to use some sort of tape to create a larger area for the glue to adhere to (so it doesn’t get on the ribbon), but that’s another experiment for another day.
(Update! I’ve hacked a remedy with tape to prevent glue from seeping through the topper – check out the post!)
Got2B Spiking Glue is also a fantastic product to use underneath your lace, if you have a lace front topper or wig. Sometimes the lace can lift, but just a dab of this product underneath will keep your lace front flush on your forehead, and super-secure.
For those of you who have a spot or two, consider trying this glue on your hair toppers to keep them in place.
What other tips do you have to help keep your pieces secure?