FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My silicone-based glues (Pro Bond I and II) don’t last long and the hair system lifts early. What am I doing incorrectly?
1. Apply a thinner coat: Unlike water-based glue, our silicone-based glue does not require too thick of a layer which can actually cause “sliding.” In this case, more does not equate better. One thin coat suffices.
2. Not dry enough: Perhaps after applying bond to the hairpiece, let it dry under heat. If applying bond to client's head, a bit of heat with the blow drier will ensure dryness and enhanced product stability. Unlike water-based glues which dry overtime, the silicone needs to dry fully as there is no water to evaporate like the water-based glue.
What are some advantages of using silicone-based glue over water-based glue?Water-based adhesive becomes absorbed into the pores of the scalp, which can be a point of consideration for certain clientele. The silicone-based Pro Bond I is also very malleable after it dries so it adapts well to the shape of the scalp. The good news is that KP's water-based glue Pro Bond III is compliant with FDA regulations.
I have clients with very oily skin types and no adhesive stays beyond 1 week for them. Can KP offer me anything?If the client has extra oily scalp or lingering oil residue from other products, cleanse the scalp with our Pro Solvent or else the Lace Release (more dry) which are great degreasing agents and non-irritating scalp cleansers.
Another option is our KP Skin Med Low-odor Liquid Bandage which can give you a longer, more solid attachment for your wig or hairpiece. It has been especially useful for clients who work out a lot, live in a humid, hot environment, or have naturally oily skin. KP Skin Med doesn’t allow the oils or sweat from the scalp to interfere with the glue or tape by creating a waterproof barrier between the scalp and the adhesive. Just dab on Skin Med before applying your glue or tape.