Proper Scalp Preparation Instructions Step-by-Step Instructions

Does your hair system bond break down earlier than you'd like? No matter how strong your hairpiece tape or adhesive is, it won't stay strong or last as long as it could if you cleaned and properly prepared your scalp first.

In fact, even 1 part per million of adhesive residue that's unknowingly left behind on your head before attachment will prematurely eat away at your bond!

Scared yet? Don't be. Here's an easy way to ensure your head will be ready…

What You Will Need
  • Adhesive Remover
  • Exfoliating Scalp Scrub
  • Shampoo
  • Damp Towel
  • Paper Towels
  • Razor
  • Shower with running water
For best results, use…
  • Scalp Prep
  • Blow Dryer
  • Exfoliating Glove
  • Adjust-A-Bond

Did you know?


Body chemistry has a lot to do with how long your bond lasts. Since no two people are alike, an adhesive that works great for someone else may not be the best solution for you. That's why proper scalp preparation is crucial. If an adhesive doesn't stick the way you'd like, at least you'll know a dirty head isn't the culprit!

Step One Remove adhesive residue

Begin by wiping all visible traces of hairpiece adhesive residue from your scalp with a wet towel or cloth. Using a paper towel and adhesive remover rub vigorously until your scalp is clear of any residue.

Quick Tip: For best results, spray a liberal amount of Adjust-A-Bond on your scalp then wipe off with a towel. This will help the soap to emulsify the oil-based adhesive remover.

Step Two Wash your entire head

Next, hop into the shower and wash your entire head, hair and scalp thoroughly at least twice.


While showering, thoroughly scrub your scalp and hair with exfoliating scalp scrub (we recommend using an exfoliating glove, too). Rinse and repeat 4-5 times. This will ensure any trace of hairpiece adhesive residue is eliminated.


Quick Tip: 1 part per million (1/1000000) of remaining adhesive remover can break down and shorten the duration of your bond by as much as 10%. For best results, finish washing your scalp and hair with Deep Cleansing Shampoo. This will help balance the pH in your skin. It's also helpful to use an exfoliating glove while in the shower

Step Three Dry your head

After showering, be sure to fully dry your head and scalp with a towel and/or blow dryer, removing all excess moisture.


This would also be a good time to remove or shave any hair or stubble from the bonding area. We recommend using an electric screen razor for the closest shave.

Step Four Applying water-proof sealant

Last, we highly recommend applying a layer of waterproof sealant, such as our Scalp Prep, to your skin. This will help protect your skin as well as encourage adhesion with the toupee tape or adhesive. (Allow the Scalp Prep to completely dry before attaching your hair system.)


After you have completed the scalp preparation, and only after, will you then be ready to attach your hair system! Get tips on how to attach your hair system for daily and extended wear...