How to Glue in Hair Using a Cap

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False hair, commonly known as extensions or weaves, allow versatility for wearers in regards to style and installation. Liquid bonding is an easy way to add extensions to your hair. There are two types of bond: a rubber-like, thick glue (either black or white in colour) or Liquid Gold, which is clear and has a brush-on applicator. Bonding glues are used with wefts of hair extensions that have a sewn base meant to hold the glue for attachment. Aside from gluing the weave directly to your own hair, it can be adhered to a wig cap to protect your natural tresses, also known as a quick weave.

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Things you need

  • Hair extensions on a weft
  • Bonding glue
  • Plastic cap or wrap
  • Wig or stocking cap
  • Scissors
  • Comb

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    Shampoo and condition your natural hair.

  2. 2

    Cornrow your hair either from forehead to nape of neck or in a circular pattern around your head. Attach the loose ends. You will want to form the flattest base possible for this hairdo.

  3. 3

    Protect your hair with either a plastic cap--such as a shower cap--or cover tightly with cling film. Be sure to cover the edges as well; you're trying to keep the glue from touching any part of you hair.

  4. 4

    Place the wig cap or a pair of pantyhose with the legs cut off and tied together to create a stocking cap over the plastic protectant.

  5. 5

    Ensure that the cap will not slide or move in place as you glue the extensions.

  6. 6

    Cut the hair weave to horizontally fit the nape of your neck or the area in which you will put it.

  7. 7

    Apply a thin layer of bonding glue to the weft and press it into place on the cap.

  8. 8

    Allow glue to dry before manoeuvring the extension.

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    Continue attaching each cut and measured weft of hair in the direction that follows your goal hairstyle. Space according to the hairstyle's fullness.

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    Once you get to the crown of your head, begin applying the hair in a circular fashion to close the weave until no space is seen.

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    Cut and style as desired.

Tips and warnings

  • The weave can also be glued in a circular pattern to avoid having to cut the weft to fit your head.
  • Although applying the weave to the cap while being on your head provides the best fit, the hair can be applied the same way on a mannequin head and then worn by you.
  • Hair closure pieces can be purchased along with the weft hair to neatly close the top portion of the do.
  • Since the hair is glued to a cap, you can remove and place back on at your leisure, like a wig. The plastic is no longer needed to protect your hair once the glue dries.
  • Be careful combing and styling the weave because the weft may potentially loosen from the woven material of the cap.

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