How to Attach a Toupee

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Toupees help cover up hair loss issues many men have.
Toupees help cover up hair loss issues many men have. (Image: Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Male pattern baldness is the greatest reason for hair loss among men. Wearing a toupee is a popular way to hide male pattern baldness. Once you settle in a routine of handling and applying your toupee, it will become natural to you and not something that is challenging or difficult. It will help you regain a youthful appearance and no one has to know you're wearing a toupee.

Things You'll Need

  • Toupee
  • Towel
  • Can or stand
  • Toupee Tape
  • Water

Turn your toupee inside out and drape it over a circular object so you can easily see the inside of the wig. Use a bunched up towel in the form of a circle, a can with a towel wrapped around it or a stand with a towel wrapped around it. Avoid laying it on a flat surface because this will cause the toupee to go flat and not shape well on the scalp.

Check for any tape or tape residue left behind from the previous attachment of the toupee. If there is leftover adhesive from the last time you wore it, carefully moisten and remove the old adhesive.

Attach toupee tape to the toupee. Toupee tape is double-sided which allows one side to stick to the toupee and the other to stick to your exposed scalp. Follow the contours of the toupee and do not get any double-sided tape stuck to the hair. Follow only around the edges of the base of the toupee.

Measure where you hairline should be with your fingers. Hold your pinky finger over your eyebrow and wherever your index finger touches your scalp is your hairline. You want to get this right because if the hair is too high up it will make you look like you have a receding hairline and if it’s down too low it will look strange and people will easily be able to tell that it’s not natural.

Rub water on your scalp to ensure it is clean. Adding water to the scalp also slows the bonding process of the tape, allowing you to relocate your toupee on your head in just the fashion you want it to be.

Ease the toupee on your head and do not push it down to activate the double-sided tape until you are satisfied with the way it looks. Apply pressure to the toupee and push the adhesive down on your scalp once you are happy with its placement.

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