Chances are if you're a regular wig- wearer, you're likely familiar with heavy-duty, long-term wig adhesives. But it's important to understand the potential consequences...
Many people are enthralled with the idea that you can wear a wig for longer than a day, and even up to a month with the same tiny application of powerful stuff like Ghost Bond Glue. But it's important to understand the potential consequences. That said, for some special occasions, you may want to treat yourself to the security and comfort these stronger adhesives guarantee. Otherwise, here are three important warnings to consider.
1. Wearing a wig overnight will shorten the life of your wig.
If you have worn a wig overnight, even if you've wrapped it in a scarf or kept a bonnet over top to preserve the style, you probably noticed a couple of things. The first being that it isn't overly comfortable to sleep in a wig (even if you have a perfectly fit one), particularly if it's warm. Our bodies and especially our heads release toxins as a natural part of our sleep cycles.
The second thing you've probably noticed is that the wig, and the hair specifically, may not hold up nearly as long as it would if you were to keep it on a wig block or wig head (we recommend investing in a canvas covered cork head because of the nice weight and natural head shape-- also, canvas head wigs are generally safe for using hot styling tools, unlike styrofoam which will melt upon contact.)
2. A long-term adhesive on your skin can be irritating or harmful
Think about how irritating a bandaid can be on your skin after a single long day. Now imagine an industrial strength glue. Many of these longer-term glues are so powerful, you only need a tiny drop near each ear to keep most of a front glued down. And although there are plenty of removers available, the combination or just one or the other c