Base Cleaning

Learn how to clean your
HD SkinTM system the easy way.

Video length: 6 Minutes

How to Easily Remove Adhesive from Your HD Skin

After you remove your HD Skin hair system, you’ll need to thoroughly clean the base so it’s ready for your next attachment. It’s important to be gentle with your thin skin hair system as the base is very thin and can tear. 

Also, if it stretches while cleaning, the system may tend to lose hair easier.

We’ve developed a safe and easy process to remove the adhesive from your base so you don’t damage it during cleaning. We recommend you have a second hair system to allow ample time for cleaning, drying and rebonding while your base is, essentially, cleaning itself.

You will need
  • A sink
  • ProTouch CleanSkin Base Cleaner
  • ProTouch Scalp Cleansing Brush
  • Soaking basin (plastic container with a lid, large enough to comfortably hold your hair system)
  • Styrofoam head
  • Deep cleansing shampoo
  • Hydration shampoo
  • Poly Tip Blow Dry Brush
  • Hand towel

Step 1
Soak your hair system

First, pour some CleanSkin Base Cleaner into your soaking basin, enough to fully submerge the base of your hair system.

Next, place your system into the basin hair-side up, and fully submerge the base so the adhesive residue is fully covered with the base cleaner. If you need to, go ahead and add more base cleaner to fully cover the base of your system.

Once the base is fully submerged, close the lid and allow it to soak for eight to 24 hours.

Step 2
Remove adhesive from the base

After a minimum of eight hours to a maximum of 24, carefully remove the system from the cleaning solution.

Go to your sink and hold your hair system under cold, running water.

The adhesive should easily peel away from the base. If some residue is left on the base, gently use your Scalp Cleansing Brush to remove it. Then, rinse thoroughly.

Step 3
Shampoo the hair system

After you've removed the adhesive, shampoo the hair and base twice with a deep cleansing shampoo to remove any cleaning solution. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.

After using the deep cleansing shampoo, distribute a hydrating shampoo on the hair and shampoo. Rinse in cold water.

Step 4
Dry the base and hair

To dry the hair system, simply lay it on a towel, fold the towel over and gently press out the excess water. Then, lay it hair-side up on a Styrofoam head. Do not use pins!

Gently arrange the hair the way you like it and let the system air dry for about 24 hours.

After the base and hair are completely dry, you can apply adhesive to the base again. We recommend you reapply ProTouch FusionBond Extended-Wear Adhesive.

For detailed instructions on how to apply this adhesive, please watch the next video "Applying FusionBond Adhesive."