We will discuss the types of glues and characteristics of each type first. Beauty supply glues are often categorized by purpose and by ingredient. We organized them into a table as follows.
Glues can be divided into three categories by purpose
Let’s first find out what beauty supply products can be used with a glue. First of all, weaving can be done using glues to affix wefts and cornrows. Second, lace front products can be glued along the edges. That is one of the most popular uses nowadays. Third, most eyelashes need to be glued. Depending on the purpose, there are different types of glue. What are the differences and similarities? Glues for weaving are not directly applied to skin, but glues for lace front wigs are. Inevitably, they have varying degrees of sensitivity as applied to skin..
Glues can be mainly divided into water-soluble and lipid-soluble products
You can choose a different type of glue based on the skin condi-tion and to-be-exposed environment of a wig wearer. In beauty supplies, two main types of glues exist. One is lipid-soluble glues that are made with solvents, and the other is water-soluble glues. Water-soluble products use water to dissolve ingredients into a solution. For lipid-soluble products, la-tex and acryl make up main ingredients. Water-soluble glues last up to 2 to 3 weeks in a normal condition while lipid-soluble products can last up to 8 weeks. On the other hand, lipid-soluble products are more likely to cause skin troubles. Lipid-soluble products withstand sweat and other moisture much better whereas even water-resistance water-soluble products are not quite waterproof. If you are prone to skin trouble or frequently exposed to sweat or wet environment, water-soluble products may be preferable after considering all factors. Other considerations include how long you plan to wear a certain wig.