Can You Use Eyelash Glue for Lace Front Wigs?

Lace front wigs are a great way to shake up your look and get those thick, full, and lustrous locks you’ve always dreamed of.

However, you can’t plop a lace front wig on top of your head and call it a day. You’re going to need some type of attachment or adhesive, such as glue, tape, or a wig grip.

But what if you don’t have any of those things, and you need to attach your lace front wig ASAP?

If you’re someone who wears false lashes, you might turn to your eyelash glue when you’re in a pinch. Is this a good idea, though? Let’s find out.

Can You Use Lash Glue to Secure a Lace Front Wig?

If you love wearing false lashes, you likely have some lash glue sitting in your bathroom cabinet. After all, there’s really no better way to keep those lovely lashes secured to your eyelids.

And since you trust your lash glue to keep your falsies safely and securely attached to your eyelids, you might wonder whether or not you can use it for your lace front wig, too.

The truth of the matter is, yes, you can safely and securely use lash glue to attach your lace front wig.

That doesn’t necessarily mean you should, though. There is one big issue with using lash glue to secure a lace front wig – it’s not strong enough.

Why You Shouldn’t Use Eyelash Glue for Lace Front Wigs

OK, before we dive into why you shouldn’t use eyelash glue for lace front wigs, let me reiterate one thing – you can use eyelash glue for lace fronts when you’re in a pinch. It shouldn’t be your regular go-to, though.

Here’s why.

Lash Glue Isn’t That Strong

Think about it – your fake eyelashes likely weigh less than a pound. They’re featherweight, so they don’t tire out your eyes halfway through the day.

Your lace front wig, on the other hand? Depending on the density, it can easily be a few pounds. 

Now, lash glue is designed to handle the very light weight of your fake lashes – it’s not designed to handle heftier items.

That said, lash glue simply isn’t strong enough to secure your lace front wig – especially for long periods.

Lash Glue Won’t Last That Long

Because lash glue isn’t designed for the heavier weight of lace front wigs, it won’t allow for the same longevity or durability as regular lace front wig glue.

That said, if you decide to use lash glue to secure your lace front wig, you should expect it to come off before the 24-hour mark.

To put it simply, if you’re going to use lash glue instead of wig glue, make sure you only need to wear your wig for a few hours.

When You Can Use Lash Glue to Secure a Lace Front Wig

There is only one instance where I would recommend using lash glue to secure your lace front wig – when you don’t have any other option and only need to wear your wig for a few hours.

You should not expect your lash glue to act like regular wig glue. You will only get a few hours of wear before the lash glue starts to deteriorate and your wig experiences some slipping and sliding.

Lash Glue Alternatives

If you’re thinking about using lash glue to secure your lace front wig, it’s fair to assume that you don’t have the “typical” adhesives or attachments, such as wig tape or a wig grip.

Don’t think you have to jump to using lash glue, though. Here are two other options for securing your lace front wig:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair gel

To use bobby pins, you’ll need a good amount of natural hair to fasten the wig to your head.

If you don’t have any natural locks or bobby pins, your other option is to use hair gel. That’s because hair gel is sticky like glue, so it can work in an emergency.

Simply apply the hair gel to your hairline like you would wig glue. Then, secure the lace front wig to your head. Finish with another layer of hair gel. Use a blow dryer to help the hair gel dry and secure your lace front wig to your head. Viola!


As you can see, lash glue isn’t the “ideal” choice for securing a lace front wig. However, it can work when you’re in a predicament and don’t have any other adhesives or attachments for your wig. Want to learn more? Here are a couple of frequently asked questions to check out.

Can you use eyelash glue for lace wig?

You can use eyelash glue for a lace wig, but it’s definitely not the best option. Eyelash glue is weaker than wig glue and won’t be able to provide longevity or durability. However, it can be used in a pinch when you have no other options and only need to wear your wig for a few hours.

How do you make a lace front wig stay on without glue?

There are many ways to keep a lace front wig on without glue. The second best option is to use tape. If you want to avoid adhesives, you can also opt for wig clips, liners, or grips. Some craftier options include bobby pins, wig-holding spray, and hair gel.

Can I use Elmers glue for my wig?

You should definitely not use Elmer’s glue for your wig. Elmer’s glue is not suitable for securing a wig. It will not provide much security and doesn’t dry clear like wig glue. Therefore, it will likely create a noticeable and unsightly streak of white across the hairline.

Lash Glue Can Be Used for Lace Front Wigs, But It’s Not the Best Option

Lash glue can be used when you’re in a crisis and need to secure your lace front wigs for a few hours. However, it’s not a great option, especially for long-term wear. I recommend purchasing wig glue, tape, a wig grip, or another attachment method.

Have you ever used lash glue for your lace front wig?

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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