Since people have reported sensitivity to silicone glue, test new adhesives on your skin before using them in your wig cap.

How to Apply Silicone to a Wig Cap

by Mimi Bullock

The base of your wig, or wig cap, acts as an anchor for your human and synthetic wig. A well-fitting wig cap allows you to wear your hair confidently, without worrying about wig shifting or embarrassing wig loss. With the help of temporary adhesives such as silicone glue, you can get a tight fit so you can wear the wig for several days at a time.

Cinch your hair flatly against your scalp using clips or bobby pins if necessary. For the best fit, your real hair should not bunch up or leave lumps on your scalp. Prepare your wig for wear by styling it.

Open the silicone glue and clip the tip of the tube with sharp scissors. Some glue products do not require tip clipping. Read the product directions for specifics.

Turn the wig upside down so the wig cap faces you. Dab the glue on the forehead section of the wig lace and on the base of the wig. Do not apply the glue to your real hair or the wig hair.

Pull the wig cap over your head, positioning the glued areas at the forehead and at the base of the neck. Press the glued section down firmly on your clean, dry skin. Allow the glue to dry for 1 minute before arranging the hair in the style you would like.

Items you will need

  • Hair clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Sharp scissors


  • If your skin has silicone sensitivity, try spirit gum.


  • Remove silicone glue with an adhesive glue remover to avoid redness and soreness.

About the Author

Mimi Bullock's writing reflects her love of traveling the back roads of small towns and sampling the local cuisine. As a regular feature writer for "Southern Hospitality Traveler" and journalist for "Beachin' Magazine," she gets to experience the rich heritage of the southern culture. She is also a licensed cosmetologist who has her own skin care line.

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