Simple Steps for Safely Removing Your Hair Replacement System

Taking your hair system off can be tricky and a little dangerous if you don’t know the right procedure. The material is quite delicate and you could risk tearing or damagingthe unit. This is especially true for those of us who are still in the the stone ages of hair replacement and buy from one of those clubs or expensive retail salons.
They don’t always educate their clients on the finer points of maintenance. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it yourself.

If you’re looking for an easy and SAFE way to remove your hairpiece or toupee, maybe we can help. Just follow the instructions below to reduce hassle and minimize the potential for hair system damage.

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It’s best to remove your hair system BEFORE you start to feel it break down. Doing so can really help you cut down on excess gooiness during removal and cleanup. If you can get two weeks from your attachments, it’s generally a good idea to remove your system five days to a week prior to it loosening up on its own.

 Applying adhesive remover

To begin, find your spray-on or dab-on adhesive remover and apply it directly on the area of your hair system that is secured to your scalp.

Allow the solvent to soak in and break down the bond for a few minutes before continuing to the next step.

Begin peeling hair system from the back

In order to avoid damaging your front hairline, we recommend always removing your hair system from back to front. Start by using the tips of your finger to feel around for the very back edge of the unit.

Now spray your makeup pad with Adjust A-Bond or isopropyl alcohol until it’s soaked

Peel up back of hair system until removed

Once you’ve located the back edge, gently scrap across it with your fingernail. All you need to do is peel up enough of the base so you can grab onto it tight with your fingers.

While peeling your hair system off from the back, use your Adjust A-Bond-soaked makeup pad between the bottom of the base and your scalp. This will help break down the adhesive and make the unit easier to peel off.

Using a spray remover? Spray a light mist directly between the base and your scalp while peeling up the unit, after a few inches, stop and spray more adhesive remover.

Using a dab-on remover? Either use the dab-on applicator or soak a liberal amount of adhesive remover on the tip of a paper towel. While peeling up the unit, swipe the applicator or paper towel across the bottom at the point where it is attached to your scalp.

Whatever method you choose, simply continue a few inches at a time until your hair system is completely off.