How to Attach a Toupee to Your Customer’s Head

Many hair toupee wearers are not familiar with how to actually attach a toupee to their head. That’s why they usually seek help from hair toupee wholesalers, retailers, salon technicians, etc. This blog will explain how to attach a toupee wig to a customer’s head and how to maintain one in order to offer your customers a better service.

There are different methods to attach a hair system. First, you can use double-sided tape with glue to attach a toupee like the video shows. This provides extra security for the hair unit.

How to Attach a Toupee Wig

But how to use toupee tape and glue? The following steps below will be of help to you.

Step 1: Take the tape and cut it with scissors into thinner, shorter pieces to the size and shape that suits your customer. If necessary, you can use a scalp protector before applying tape to prevent the tape pulling out your customer’s own hair. After positioning the tape, press down on the tape 3 or 4 times.

Step 2: Choose where you want the toupee to be and make marks on the head.

Step 3: Use rubbing alcohol to clean the toupee and your customer’s head. It is very important to clean off dirt and scalp oil before taping.

Step 4: Once the head is dry, apply the glue evenly on your customer’s scalp to give the toupee a better hold.

Step 5: When the double-sided tape is completely flat, pull off the back from one side to the other.

Step 6: Position the hair toupee, slowly apply it to the scalp from the front of the head to the back. Make sure you do not tape down your customer’s baby hair during this process. Continue to apply pressure to ensure the toupee is completely secure to the head.

Step 7: Style the hair as your customer pleases

Three Different Ways to Use Tape and Glue

If you need tape to attach a toupee wig, we have many kinds of tape in stock available for immediate shipment as below.


If you need a very durable type of tape, you can try ultra-hold tape or super tape. Easy green tape is more suitable for lace bases. No-shine tape is, as the name suggests, less shiny or visible when it is attached to the base. You can choose a kind of tape that is most suitable for your customers according to their actual needs.

The second way is to use wig tape only. If you take the hair unit off every day and want to make it last longer, you should use tape. The tape will not hurt the wig base much as glue does.

Thirdly, if you want to wear the hairpiece for a long time without taking it off, you should choose glue

Skin base hair toupees can be easily attached with glue because skin bases are easier to clean than lace bases. Glue can hold a toupee more firmly compared with tape. However, we do not sell glue because it is prohibited to ship it by plane.

How to Remove Tape and Glue

Now that you know how to attach a hair toupee with tape and glue, let’s discuss how to take it off.

We highly recommend using Rapid Release for soaking the units but this product should not be used for skin bases.

If you need something to soak the unit that can be applied to skin, we would recommend C22 or Action Release for numbers No-shine bonding tape, Ultra hold tap, and Ultra-hold glue.

For tape with lace bases, you can use Lace Release to remove the hair systems while leaving the tape on the head, and then use the C22 to remove the tape from the scalp.


Next, if your customers still have their own hair, we can sew combs or clips on a hairpiece, so the customer can fix it on his or her own hair without having to use tape or glue.

Combs are usually added to the base of women’s full cap wigs. We rarely see combs on men’s toupees because compared with clips; combs can’t hold short hair firmly. Clips can be added to both men’s toupees and women’s wigs. We can supply small, medium, and large-sized clips, and they can be in a flesh, brown or black color. If a toupee has clips, your customer can easily wear or remove the toupee at any time compared with attaching with tape or glue.

Please remember to remind your customers to pay special attention to cleaning the tape or glue thoroughly each time when they wash their hairpieces. This is very important.

If the tape or glue is mixed with the hair roots for a long time, the hair will gradually become damaged. So, when you pull the hair, it may break the hair roots. When the holes of a base are very small, such as a fine mono base, customers must fully clean the shampoo or hair conditioner, glue, etc. from the base otherwise it will result in hair loss in the fine mono area. In this case, we usually suggest the customers use a spray-on hair conditioner. Spray-on conditioner is easier to clean compared with a traditional liquid hair conditioner.

Glueless Wig

What if your customers are allergic to tape or glue? What if they don’t want to use tape or glue? No problem! We can do glueless wigs for them.

Glueless wigs usually have an elastic net in the crown area, so it will make it easier for your customers to put on or take off their wigs, and they will feel very comfortable. In addition, an adjustable band is added to the back and sides which will make the wig size perfectly fit your customer’s head. What’s more, to prevent these wigs from slipping down, we often add anti-slip silicone PU to the front, temples, crown or the perimeter so your customers will not need to use tape or glue for attachment.

A medical wig is a type of glueless wig. A medical wig is one of the most suitable types of wig for customers who suffer from cancer or who have completely lost their own hair.

The bases of medical wigs are of the highest quality. We usually use super-soft net or silk top for the base design at the top. A silk top does not have any knots at all so it will look just like the hair growing from your customer’s own scalp. We also use natural and breathable French lace in the front so the front hairline will be invisible and realistic. For further comfort, elastic net is usually used on the crown and at the back with elastic bands on the edges. This means the wig will fit different shapes of heads whilst also providing a high degree of comfort. Anti-slip silicone PU on the temples and front helps prevent the wig from moving. There may also be metal stays on the temples to help hold the wig more firmly.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, knowing how to attach a toupee wig for your customer is a must for your hair business and a must if you want to improve the level of service you offer. To attach a hair replacement system, you can use tape, glue, combs, clips or order a glueless base design. Besides, you should also know how to maintain them in order to extend the lifespan of your customer’s hair systems.

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June Chen

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June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

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I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

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No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

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I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


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Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

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I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


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Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

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I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

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They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

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I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

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Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


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Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

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With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


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Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

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I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.