How to Wear a Lace Front Wig without Glue or Tape

The last thing you want is for your wig to slip and slide, whether you’re shopping with your gal pals or enjoying a romantic date night with that special someone. 

But let’s face it – using glue and tape can not only be annoying, but it can also be damaging to the hair, especially when it comes to your fragile edges.

What’s a girl to do?

The good news is, there are a few easy ways to wear a lace front wig without glue or tape. That’s right; you can finally say goodbye to pesky products that leave your edges looking less than ideal. 

But how? Securing a wig without glue is easy when using a wig grip, but you can also opt for a simple wig cap, clips, or bobby pins.

1. Number One Pick: Use a Wig Grip

The best way to secure a lace front wig without glue or tape is to use what’s known as a wig grip (like this one).

Not only are you able to connect your lace front wig snugly without any hassling products, but you can feel confident that you won’t have a wig malfunction.

What’s so great about wig grips? 

Well, there are a few things. For starters, it’s effortless to use. All you have to do is braid or tie your hair back (if applicable). From there, place the wig grip band around your head and connect the Velcro ends. 

Then, you will place the wig onto the wig grip band. Be careful with placement, though; you only get one shot at this. Once the wig is put on the wig grip band, it’s gripped for the gods, honey! 

Finish your look by securing your lace wig. You can add additional styling, such as adding clips, constructing braids, or curling your wig (as long as your wig can be curled). 

Yes, it’s really that easy, and yes, it really works that well. Even if you find yourself swinging your hair around at the club, you won’t have to worry about your wig slipping off to the side, or worse – coming off entirely.

Girl, let me tell you, if you want to make your wig life more manageable, then you need a wig grip. 

Imagine getting ready for the day and only needing two products: the wig grip band and your fave lace front wig. No messing with glues, tape, or pins; just secure and get going.

This video shows you how:

2. Use a Wig Liner/Cap

A basic wig cap or liner (like this one) is another top-notch solution for ditching glues and tape. As a bonus, they are also ridiculously cheap. So if you’re looking to save a buck while finding a hassle-free solution for wearing a lace front wig without glue or tape, this is it.

Although most people think that a wig liner or cap is for concealing natural hair (which they are great at), they can also be used for security purposes. This is even truer for those who do not have any (or not a whole lot) of natural, biological hair.

The wig liner or cap works somewhat like the wig grip. It provides a place for your wig to fit snugly without worrying about slips or friction.

Another benefit of a wig liner or cap is that you can choose between a variety of materials. So, if you’re a mesh-lover like me, opt for the mesh. If you prefer the comfort of cotton or nylon, choose this material. 

The trick is finding the right material that will leave you comfortable all day. Don’t forget to pick the right color, too. Nothing says “I’m wearing a wig” like a mismatched color combo. 

Here is a great video that shows you how to use a wig cap to secure your wig:

3. Consider Wig Clips

Some girls might be untrusting of wig grips or liners (like this one), and I can’t say I don’t blame them. They don’t necessarily feel secure, especially if you’re not used to it. If you’re trying to break off your relationship with glues and tapes, you might want to ease into it with wig clips.

Wig clips are a viable solution. That’s why plenty of wigs and extensions are designed with built-in clips. In fact, sewing geniuses can sew clips into their lace front wigs with ease and not have to worry about securing them ever again.

However, sewn-in clips aren’t necessary. You can use them freestyle, too. This might be the better option for those who have an impressive wig collection. That’s because different wigs might need more or fewer clips in various places, depending on the style.

Keep in mind that this is only an option for gals with plenty of natural hair. Why? Because the clips need something to hold onto. So if you’re struggling with thin hair (like me) or don’t have any hair at all, then wig clips aren’t going to be a good option. Stick to a grip or cap!

This video shows you how to sew wig clips into your wig and place it correctly:

4. Last Resort: Bobby Pins

Let’s face it, girls – we all have bobby pins lying around in our bathroom drawers. Well, bobby pins can come to the rescue once more when it comes to securing your lace front wig without glue or tape.

Using bobby pins to secure your lace front wig is done precisely how you might think: working around your head and applying bobby pins with your wig and hair conjointly. Keep going until your wig feels secure and ready for action.

This is probably the most time-consuming option, and it lacks the stability of the other options (unless you use 100 bobby pins). However, if you’re in a pinch and need security, it’s a great last resort. A cheap option, too!

Learn how to use bobby pins to secure your wig here:

Final Thoughts

Gone are the days we have to suffer from glue and tape. Now, you finally say sayonara to sticky fingers and damaged edges, thanks to the variety of ways to wear a lace front wig without glue or tape.

Whether you’re using a wig grip, wig liner, or using clips, or bobby pins, you can rest assured you will get a super-snug fit that leaves your lace front wig looking natural and feeling secure.

Keep in mind, though, that not every solution will work for everyone. For example, clips won’t work on girls with thin or no hair. A wig liner is a prime pick for hairless divas. On the other hand, nobody can go wrong with a wig grip. This is undeniably the top choice – give it a go!

About Michelle
My name is Michelle and I've been using hair wigs for about five years. I use them when I am heading out on a hot date or looking fierce for a special event. I created this site to help those new to the lace wig world.

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