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Care & Maintenance

"Hair piece care and maintenance doesn’t have to be a daunting or expensive process. Let TopLace educate you on how to properly clean your hairpiece in addition to applying shampoo and conditioner to your hair."

Learning how to clean your own hair system can save you a lot of time and money – and it’s easy to do. Rather than sending it into an expensive professional, follow our simple steps below and clean your scalp and hair system as often as you like. You'll look and feel much better, and of course look great!

How to Clean your Hairpiece

Cleaning the Hairpiece Using the Mirror Slide Technique.

Used for: General cleaning of hair piece if it becomes dirty or full of glue.
  1. Step 1
    Get a mirror or a piece of glass. (This can also be done with a glossy page from a magazine)
  2. Step 2
    Place your hair piece with the hair side facing up, bottom side against the glass, and slowly slide it on the glass or mirror.
  3. Step 3
    Continue pressing gently but firmly until the glue appears on the mirror. Do several times.
  4. Step 4
    That’s it! Use a citrus or a cleaning agent like "Desolvit" to clean the mirror afterwards.

How to Shampoo and Condition Your Hairpiece

Follow these simple steps to shampoo and condition your hairpiece so it stays newer longer.

  1. Step 1
    After removing the glue and tape residual, rinse under medium warm running water, then in a bowl of clean warm water add some shampoo.
  2. Step 2
    Swish the piece around gently.
  3. Step 3
    Take out and rinse under running water until clear.
  4. Step 4
    Place in another bowl of clean warm water, add conditioner, let it soak for a few minutes, rinse again under running water until clear.
  5. Step 5
    Put on a form and comb out and let dry, spray on Velvasil, which is a leave on conditioner with sunscreen.

Styling Your Hair Piece

How do you make your hair piece look and act like your natural hair?

  • When drying the hair with a hair dryer use only warm air never have the blow dryer on maximum heat. 
  • If using styling aids such as Gels, Mousses, Hair Laquer, Etc. look for the ones that are Alcohol free. 
  • Use the blow dryer on the coolest setting only long enough to arrange the hair into the desired style. Think of the blow dryer as a brush and not as a dryer. DO not continue blow drying the hair after that and especially don't blow it totally dry as this causes the matted, molded (wiggy) look. Let the hair air-dry the rest of the way and then brush it. 
  • Only use brushes that have flexible bristles with cushions on the ends. The cushions will help prevent the bristles from snagging the holes in your lace which could cause a tear. I have been using a hair dryer that has a little button on the side for cool air drying. Its called "cold shot". I don't have to use any heat now for drying my hair. 
  • Products from Mastey which contain NO ALCOHOL can be used as styling aids 
  • Mastey's Fixe Finishing Spray for Fine, Thin Hair For All Day
  • Fix - is an exceptional finishing hair spray formulated to provides instant lift and style support to fine, thin hairs without added weight. Offers instant hold and shine to your style for all-day support. Superior for root lifting and finger styling, it provides an extra margin of hold whenever needed. Holds the shape of the hair even after multiple brushing. Permits easy re-styling and re-spraying. Contains Vitamin B5 and The Natural Moisture Factor for real hair moisture. With sunscreen. Also Herbal Essences Spray Hair Gelle is another good product.
  • As always, Artec products are great for fake hair. They have a water-based "Texture mousse" in a pump container that is really nice, and there's also "Texture spray" which does contain alcohol but is very light and doesn't darken the hair or weigh it down.
  • There's another blending tool that is real handy for blending your system into your own hair I think its called a blender. It looks like a small comb with a razor blade in the center. All you do is scrape around the sides and back of your system where it meets your own hair and it chisels off hair and blends it into you own perfectly...WORKS WONDERS!
  • Finally, if you've got a system, you absolutely HAVE to have one of those famous black wood "Paul Mitchell Brushes". Best tool for styling systems out there.