Using It Stays When Putting On Your Wig by Kathleen

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Hi folks Kathleen here with how I put on my wigs using It Stays. I’m a little late to the party but boy what a difference it makes. Why oh why did I not try this sooner!…😜 I know why…because I’m a don’t like change, lazy..if it aint’t broke don’t fix it kinda gal. 😉 Seriously most of my wigs are big on me. So the feeling that I can just pop if off easily was always there. I have very fine bio hair and have tried those toupee clips. If I don’t get the hair just right they can pull and hurt a bit…not the problem solver I thought they would be. Remember I’m lazy and sewing in clips takes too long anyway. So I heard It Stays really works..and it comes off with just water. Good!…I like to wash my wigs as infrequently as possible. The first video demonstrates how easy it is to apply It Stays. You’ll have to experiment with how much to apply and where exactly on your head to get the best results for you. More importantly you really can’t go wrong so relax. 😊 In the first video I apply some to my hairline and nape area. It Stays goes on like a roller deodorant. If nothing is coming out (the roller ball seems stuck or dry) I take my finger and get it started.

TIP: Make sure the lid is screwed on tight after use and store it upside down..this makes sure the glue (the roller ball stays wet) & is always ready to apply. 😉

The glue doesn’t dry immediately so you have time to put your wig on.

I grab it by the nape (where the tags are/or were) and lean over and “dive” into my wig. The front of my wig should be around mid nose when I do this. I get the nape in place first (while still bent over). Then I stand up (swing the hair back in a dramatic Bay Watch sort of way 😉😂😂😂) and get the front in place.

Then I take my ear tabs and make sure they are even and placed where I want them. Now take your fingers and just press down on your wig wherever you have applied It Stays. It doesn’t take very long at all to dry completely.

In the video below you can see I test her to see if the It Stays in the front is dry… is. 😂I will say its so nice to be able to style my hair and not worry about it popping off. It feels more like my hair vs wearing a wig when I use It Stays. I am known to change my wigs a few times during the day and when I use It Stays I tend not to. Maybe that is because it feels more like I have real hair since I can’t just pop it off easily to change out into another wig.

One thing I want to point out is the smell of It Stays. After all It is glue and so it does smell like glue. When I first used it I was concerned (ok to be honest I was panicky) because I cannot tolerate smells. I always get unscented everything. I am happy to report that when It Stays dries the smell goes away. So don’t panic ( like I did ) when you first use it. So…now my wig is on securely and I can style her without worrying it’ll come off. My wig will also itch less. One of the biggest culprits of an itchy wig is movement. When my wig is glued down there’s little/to no movement and so much less itching. To remove my wig I just gently peel off back to front. No problem for me at all. If you have sensitive skin I would wet a washcloth and place on the front hairline (and wherever you used glue) to soften the glue so it comes off easily. You can then just run a little water (water is all that’s needed) and gently removed the glue from your wig. If you’re lazy like me don’t wash the glue off (that is if you plan on wearing the same wig the next day). In a pinch or if I don’t have the time to apply It Stays or I don’t feel like taking the time I moisten the glue a tad..just a tad to reactivate the glue and then put my wig on. It won’t be perfect but should hold pretty well. One thing I have also found is the dried glue on my lace fronts almost acts like a silicone strip and prevents my wig from moving even if I don’t moisten it to reactivate the glue. Now mind you this is only on lazy days. Wink wink 😉 I still recommend removing the glue from your wigs with water after each use.

The take away here is It Stays is easy to apply easy to take off takes little time to do and it works! My kind of solution…Enjoy!

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  1. Leighmur
    February 1, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    THANK YOU for this post! I had a bottle of It Stays but I didn’t know how to use it. I tried it once or twice, using just a little, and of course it didn’t work so of course I didn’t use it. After reading your post and seeing your video I decided to give it another try, and I couldn’t be happier. Like you, I have a small head and average caps tend to be a bit large and feel like they might slip. I also have bio hair, and the itch factor was making me crazy.

    Now everything stays put, no more itching. And you’re right, it does feel more like “my” hair when it’s more secure. I’ll pull it back, twirl it, comb it during the day, etc., whereas before I tried very hard not to touch it at all.

    Glue at the nape didn’t work for me—between bio hair, wig hair, extended nape it was hard to get the glue only on the parts that needed it. My current “go to” is wefted (Kendall by Margu) so I popped a no-sew clip on one of the wefts. Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don’t. Honestly, everything feels so much more secure I don’t feel like the nape rides up like it used to.

    Anyway, lots of words just to say thank you! But I wanted you to know what an impact your post had.

    • Kathleen Ryan
      March 14, 2019 / 2:35 pm

      Hi Leigh! So sorry I miss your comment! 🙁 You are most welcome and thank you very much for such encouraging words..I very seldom use the ItStays at the nape depends on the fit of the cap etc…sometimes it works great sometimes not so much ;-). I am tickled you tried it again and it works for you. Its sooo easy and I love Thanks again for your feedback..all the best-Kathleen CW

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