| luxury wrote:|
oh wow, I didn't even see this thread! great app btw.
Can you clarify the bolded below? Because I thought i was the only who hated that flattened look?
I want my hair to 'stand up' from the roots not flattened against my scalp.....if that makes sense? I think we are talking about the same thing.....
Ps: Don't worry/pay attention to the chatter. Some of the ladies on here are just very suspicious of anyone with less than 20posts....idk why.....
| Laformosa wrote:|
I spray 90% alcohol on my skin and on the lace.
I then apply liquid Band-Aid. I prefer
this over the skin protectant just b/c it’s slightly thicker and I
never get glue burns.
I apply one layer of UltraHold to my skin in
the shape of my hairline or the hairline I want to achieve.
While waiting for the glue to dry I apply
thinly sliced tape to my lace. Thick tape is just too noticeable. I cut one
piece into 3 thin slices –except in the back where I cut them into 2 slices b/c
I perspire a lot in the back and need extra hold.
Then I apply the lace to my skin (very
lightly) starting from the widows peak and then to the temples. An important
trick I use is to stretch the lace while applying it by pulling it apart while laying
it on my head at the same time. I hope this makes sense. By doing this you are
opening the lace pattern and it doesn’t look so lace-like when applied. Be
careful not to rip your lace.
Then I use a comb to press the lace down
while combing the baby hair forward.
Lastly, I’m old fashioned. I just apply a
really good press powder to areas that need it using a q-tip –dabbing very
little at a time.
Then I comb the roots forward, brush the
ends back –and tie it down like this. This way the hair stands up from the root
and isn’t glued flat to the skin.
The next day any baby hair that is glued
down I use the comb to comb out and stand it up so it looks like it’s coming
out of the scalp.
I usually flat iron all the
roots except for the perimeter and my parts. That way it’s not too thick all
That’s pretty much it. I hope
this helps. Feel free to ask more questions.
Sorry about the late response Luxury!!! I just don't come here as often as I used to (back in 2007!!). Also thank you to all the ladies who pm'd me! I guess I'm not the only oldie member who prefers to lurk instead of post!
Anyway, regarding your question, it's sort of hard to explain but I'll try my best.
I'm sure when you tied down your hair at night you brush your hair back, put on the scarf, and go to sleep right? Well on a 1 to 3 day old unit, that would only flatten the hair on the perimeter to your scalp since the glue is so new. What I do is take about 3 inches of the perimeter hair and brush if forward like I want to comb out bangs or something -and I tie it down like that all around. So the front is brushed forward, the sides out, the back out, etc. Since you don't want to sleep with hair all in your face, just take the ends and flip it back so it's out of your face, neck, etc. and tie it down like that. So in essence, you made a big loop. If you tie down the loop, you are training the roots of the wig to lay forward. When you style your hair, the roots will want to lay forward but you will comb it backwards --hence causing the hair to stand up instead of sticking to your head. This also works if you wrap your hair but then your roots want to lay sideways in one direction so I prefer to comb it forward.