Umm I hate to say it but these units are not for everyone.
I think I have identified a few things from your text.
- first off do NOT apply the glue to your hair! These adhesives are designed on be used on skin not hair. If you are applying the glue to your EDGES and it sounds like you are applying a lot of glue if it's making that kind of mess to remove it. This is a no, no. Wow, I don't care how carefully you remove it with solvent .. the glue and or the solvent is gonna dry out etc your hair and week after week of this will led to breakage for sure. Keep your natural hair free of any glue whatsoever!
I have been wearing these units every day (except when I am crashing for the weekend and not leaving the house! hee hee!) for almost 6 years and I have had NO HAIR loss around my perimeter. Not one hair. My hairline looks as full as it has always looked.
I apply the unit to my SKIN (using a skin protectant against the adhesive) using TAPE to adhere the unit to my head though. It will stay tight for a good week EXCEPT when I work up a good sweat from dancing. What I do is after I stop for the evening .. give my head some time without moving the unit and when the head dries out .. smack!
The tape is tight again.
So I use the tape to hold the unit on and a BIT of glue around the edges to get the short baby hairs to lay down. That way I can wear the hair behind my ears showing the edges. Removal? I can spray a BIT of C22 and a couple of minutes later .. just peeeel the unit off. Hardly any glue residue remains on the unit so .. cleanup takes me about 2 minutes. I will have some glue/residue on my head .. but I spray so C22 on my skin and in a few minutes .. that can be tissued off. That's the WORSE of the cleanup I deal with.
- Next thing it sounds like your hairline is fairly low or/and fairly uneven. Maybe even your side burns are also low? That's why I said these units are not for everyone because if you have this kind of hairline - when you bring the unit forward to avoid your hair and glue/tape it down ... it will look kind of unreal like a Planet of the Apes low hair line. Not to say yours is that low .... :) I am just making a point that if your hairline is too low or uneven .. this will be a problem.
To get the hair fropm the unit out of the way when I apply the unit, I use hair clips to clips the unit hair back out of the way so that the hair does not get caught in the tape/glue. It takes practice. When i first started it took me about 3 hours to apply the unit but now it takes about 15 minutes to apply the unit - so you have to practice.
I don't have a high forehead like Tyra but I do have a fairly ample hairline so the taped unit does not go down very far at all.
I think the only way around this ... though it might be a bit wiggy looking .. is to cut in some bangs. This would hide the low hairline.
But for goodness sakes - stay away from the glue IN YOUR HAIR thingy girl!
Aside from the mess it makes .. this is asking for trouble for your natural hair!
Edited by Printer_Ink - Jun 25 2013 at 11:57pm