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Hair System Hard Bond Adhesives

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Hard bond adhesives are the strongest type of adhesives for hair systems. They’re basically a super glue for wigs, hair systems and toupees.

Spotlight on Hard Bond Adhesives and How to by Walker Tape

Unlike soft bond adhesives that are placed directly on the skin, hard bond adhesives are designed to bond to hair stubble. They never touch the skin and dry much more rigid than soft bond adhesives. Though they are rigid, they are formulated to have a little more flexibility than a super glue adhesive meaning they give you an even longer hold time. You’ll easily get four to six weeks of wear with most hard bonds.  They’re not water based and therefore do not break down over time. Hard Bonds will stay strong until they are removed intentionally or get looser due to hair growth. Because they stay on so strong, they can be good for those with active lifestyles or in humid climates.

Hard Bond adhesives dry VERY quickly and don’t leave time for adjustments. In emergencies, a hard bond remover may be used. However, hard bond remover is made of acetone and may cause skin irritation or damage to hair units; therefore it must be used with care by professionals only. Because of these things, hard bond adhesives in general should only be installed and removed by professionals. Do not attempt to use hard bond adhesives if you are not a professional.

Walker Tape hard bonds are available only in a 1.1 oz size which will give you from 20-25 uses. Walker Tape hard bonds are formulated to prevent crystallisation so they dry clear and won’t chip or flake. The top selling hard bond is Top Priority Bond which has a 4-6 week hold time. It’s been around for a long time and is a trusted name in hard bond adhesives throughout the industry. Walker Tape’s newest top performer in hard bond adhesives is Sure-Stick, which has a better lid for a longer storage life and also has a 4-6 week hold time. For a shorter hold time, use SensiBond which has a 2-4 week hold time.

As with any adhesive, body chemistry can affect hold times. If you have oily skin or perspire heavily, your hold times may be shorter. However, hard bonds are much less susceptible to breakdown so they may be a good option for those customers.

Who could benefit from using hard bond adhesives?

  • Those with active lifestyles
  • Those looking for a waterproof adhesive for swimming and other water sports
  • Those in humid climates
  • Those looking for a VERY strong, reliable hold

Who should not use hard bond adhesives?

  • Those who may be bothered by a non-flexible hair system – hard bond adhesives are much less flexible than soft bonds
  • Anyone who will be installing their hair system at home – leave hard bonds to the professionals!
  • Those with particularly sensitive skin
  • Lace wig wearers use caution! The delicate lace can be damaged by hard bonds unless you have a very skilled stylist who has a lot of experience with lace wigs and hard bonds. If you do use a hard bond with a lace wig, use P.A.T.  Tape to protect the hair system.

Steps to install hair units with hard bond adhesives:

  1. For best results, you can protect the hair system by using P.A.T. Tape. If you choose this option, apply the tape around the perimeter of the hair system where it will attach to the hard bond. The slick side of the tape is made to fuse to the hard bond adhesive.
  2. Shave the hair around the top of the head along where the perimeter of the wig will sit. You want to be sure there is about ⅛” of hair stubble to attach the unit to.
  3. Apply small amounts of adhesive to the hair stubble.
  4. Press the wig firmly in place. It may be helpful to work on small sections at a time because the glue dries so quickly

Steps to remove hair units with hard bond adhesives:

  1. After about four to six weeks of wear, use small, accurate scissors to get under the unit and cut the bonded stubble.
  2. This should leave about ⅛” of stubble left to bond to for re-installation.
  3. You can remove any old, hard glue bits with Hard Bond Remover being sure to not let it touch the scalp.
  4. If you used P.A.T. Tape, you can then use Lace Release to remove the tape from the hair system.

Products to have on hand when using hard bonds:

Hard Bond Remover is used in emergencies to release hard bonds. It’s the closest you’ll get to a “solvent” for hard bonds but must be used with caution.

Sponge Brushes are very useful for working with hard bond remover to help avoid contact with skin.

P.A.T. Tape acts as the bond between the hard bond glue and the hair system. It has a sticky side to stick to the hair system and a slick side made to fuse to the hard bond glue. This helps to protect your hair system from the hard bond.

Lace Release is a solvent that can be used to remove P.A.T. Tape from your unit without damage.

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Installing tape-in hair extensions


Ever wondered exactly how Tape in Extensions are installed? I know people may say,  “Oh, it’s so easy you just sandwich them together!!”  Well, what does that mean?

Not everyone is a hair extensions specialist. Walker have put this compilation of pictures together for everyone who may be wondering how to install tape-in hair extensions using their Beautify Hair Extension tape tabs. These are shown in a detailed step by step process below, which applies to Beautify Hair Extension tape range.

If you still have questions Walker have a full install video that is very helpful.

How to install tape-in hair extensions

Beautify Hair Extension tape tabs application detailed step by step process

Make sure that you have unwashed, dirty hair!

Decide where you want your hair extension.

Make sure you have a straight part!!

Perfectly, straight line!!

Pick which colour(s) you want to put in.

Apply Walker Beautify Extension Tape Tabs to weft. Make sure you align the tape perfectly.

Do the same with your second piece of hair.

Make a part directly above your first one. Make sure you have about 1/8″ of hair.

With Walker Extension Tape Tabs on the weft, peel off the white liner.

Line the tape weft flush with your bottom straight part.

Lay down the 1/8″ of hair on top of the tape weft. Make sure you press the hair onto the tape.

Important. Remove all loose hair not stuck on the tape. If you do not, the hold will not be as good and will not stay in as long.

Align the second piece of hair perfectly with the bottom piece.

Press FIRMLY together. Pro tip – using caution, straighteners on low heat help cure tape at this stage – see video.

Cut the length off to match your own.

Now you look fabulous!!

Stay looking fabulous longer with our Hair Extensions care guide

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Adhesive removers explained – Walker Tape overview

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Adhesive removers – How to remove Walker Tape adhesive products

Common questions about Walker Tape products often share a similar pattern. “How to remove Ultra Hold?” “How to remove Lace Front?” “How to remove Extreme Hold?” hope this article explains more about adhesive removers.

With products that stay on as well as ours, it’s only right to also offer ways to take them off. So, to those with questions like the ones above, we have a slam-dunk answer: remove Walker Tape products with Walker Tape removers.

Though, of course, we have quite the variety to choose from. Where should you start? Or how do you know you’re going with the right choice? In hopes to help your search, we’ve created the following background to adhesive removers and an overview of our entire product line.

Original article by Walker Tape

How do Adhesive Removers work?

Removers are often called solvents since they dissolve adhesives down to liquids. This weakens the hair system’s bond to the scalp for an easy removal. Plus, it also softens the residue buildup, making it much easier to clean off.

Basically, removers work by reversing the process of what makes adhesives sticky. Think, for example, of our liquid adhesives.

  1. They stay soft and glue-like in their bottles thanks to solvents.
  2. Once applied to your client’s scalp, the solvents evaporate from the mixture.
  3. With no more solvents, adhesives solidify and become tacky to the touch.

Now, here’s what happens when we add removers into the mix.

  1. Without solvents added yet, tape and adhesive bonds are solid and strong.
  2. Once solvents are added, tapes and adhesives soften and become liquid.
  3. Now softened by solvents, they become easier to remove from hair systems and skin.



Walker Tape Removers


Oil-Based Adhesive Removers

Oil-based removers are the fastest at breaking down adhesives, and our selection offers you the fastest-acting solvents we’ve ever seen. Plus, we’ve created our oil-based options to work with all hair systems and all adhesive and tape types. Whatever the combination, whether your clients prefer lace frontals with Lace Front tape or poly systems with Extreme Hold, our oil-based removers do the job.

When you use an oil-based solvent, it will leave behind some oily residue that needs to be cleaned off. That’s why we’ve made all our options in this category easy to rinse out with soap and water. For the cleanup phase of your removal process, we recommend Bond Breaker Shampoo.

Below are the six oil-based options we offer. All but Rapid Release are skin safe. Rapid Release happens to be stronger than we feel comfortable for your client’s skin, yet it works great on all hair systems.

  • Walker Signature Remover: our fastest solvent for your clients with sensitive skin
  • C-22 Solvent: our most popular remover, a great balance of fast-acting and skin-gentle properties
  • Action: our fastest skin-safe solvent
  • Rapid Release: the fastest-acting solvent, meant to be using on the hair system only and not on your client’s skin, also ideal for solvent soaks
  • S3 – Sensitive Skin Solvent: our first remover meant for your clients with sensitive skin


  1. Saturate the adhesive area. Breakdown begins in seconds. The release time will depend on adhesive buildup.
  2. Wipe or brush off the residue.
  3. Shampoo, and rinse.

The Solvent Soak Method

  1. Fill a large bowl with solvent.
  2. Submerge the unit completely with the adhesive-side up, and let soak.
  3. Wearing gloves, work off the adhesive while keeping the system submerged.
  4. Shampoo, and rinse.

In theory, you could use any of our oil-based removers for a solvent soak, but we recommend using either Walker Solvent or Rapid Release. Considering the quantities needed for a solvent soak, we’ve created these to be the most economical options to save your salon money.

Alcohol-Based Adhesive Removers

Though alcohol-based removers are slower at breaking down adhesives, they offer the fastest cleanup. Alcohol evaporates quickly and completely. This means zero oily residue left for you to rinse out.

We offer an excellent, skin-safe option that’s meant for delicate mesh and combined mesh/poly systems, such as popular lace front choices. Its breakthrough is the ability to release the fragile mesh while keeping most of the adhesive on the scalp. This supports a safer way to remove delicate (read expensive!) mesh systems.

  • Lace Release: releases adhesive from mesh, lowering risk of damage to fragile systems


  1. Apply generously through the unit toward the scalp.
  2. Wait for 30 seconds.
  3. Repeat once more.
  4. Gently lift the system away from the head.
  5. Shampoo, and rinse.

We wouldn’t recommend trying to do a solvent soak with an alcohol-based remover. It evaporates too quickly to allow any time for the adhesive to soak.

Water-Based Adhesive Removers

Water-based removers are made just for water-based adhesives. They’re the only nonflammable solvents in this overview, which makes them the easiest on shipping costs. Plus, the water base makes these solvents a breeze to clean up, leaving hardly any residue. But because their main solvent is water, they break down adhesives at slower rates than oil-based options.

That said, we’ve found that our water-based option below works faster than any other competing brands out there.

  • H2GO: removes water-based adhesives faster and easier than any other water-based adhesive remover that we’ve ever seen


  1. Saturate adhesive area, and let sit for 5-10 seconds.
  2. As it softens, start removing adhesive.
  3. Wipe or brush off residue.
  4. Repeat the process as needed until the skin is clean.
  5. Shampoo, and rinse.

We also wouldn’t recommend using a water-based remover in a solvent soak. Since water is the main solvent involved, it would take extra time to achieve the desired results.

Proper Storage

Besides H2GO, the rest of our removers are flammable and combustible. Considering this, it’s critical to keep them away from possible sources of ignition: heat, flames, sparks, pilot lights, electric motors, static electricity, etc.

As is good practice with any solvent-based mixtures, it’s best to store them locked and out of reach of children. If there is an accident, we have safety sheets available for each of our removers.

To get the most from our removers, we also have the following storage tips.

  • Make sure to keep their lids tightly closed.
  • Store them in a consistently cool, dry, and well-ventilated place.
  • Keep them in areas controlled at room temperature, at the very least below 90°F at all times.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

News Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday 20 March 2020

We will continue normal business hours and will endeavour to maintain good stock levels and deliver orders on time, but please be aware that some delays may occur over the coming weeks.

Holistique are a small online only store, with minimal contact except postal services and stock deliveries, rest assured we are following all recommended guidelines.

Thank you and stay safe. Lesley

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My hair is thinning, what can I do?

My Hair is Thinning, What Should I Do?

We all want amazing hair that’s full and healthy, but it can seem like an unattainable goal if your hair has started to thin. It can start to feel like a bit of a helpless situation, but just know that you’re not alone and you have so many options for treatment, as well as alternative hair.

By Walker Tape Co

Possible causes of hair loss

Before diving into a few different replacement options, we’re going to talk about why your hair may be thinning. There can be lots of different factors that can influence this, from your family history to stressful events.

Just like an eye color that’s handed down through family, heredity can be a major reason why your hair may be thinning. Unfortunately, it’s pretty unavoidable. You do have other options that we’ll touch on a bit later though.

Hormonal changes and medical conditions can also be another reason why bio hair starts to thin. This can be due to alopecia, medications, supplements, or medical treatments such as radiation therapy. You can also begin to lose hair after a very stressful time in your life and certain hairstyles/treatments can cause your hair to start thinning.

Prevention of hair loss

A few easy ways to prevent additional hair loss are to stop wearing tightly gathered hairstyles and avoid twisting your hair strands if it’s a nervous habit. Also if you smoke, consider stopping because it can really affect the health of your hair.

Along with these tips, try not to damage your existing hair. This means no excessive hair dying, brushing, overwashing, or skipping conditioner. Another thing to think about are the side effects from any medications that you might be taking because some medications can cause hair loss.

Another great way to prevent hair loss is to eat a healthy diet and make sure you’re eating enough protein. Not only is this just good for your health in general, but the hair is also primarily made of protein. We recommend talking to your doctor to see how much protein you should be eating based on your body’s needs.

Talk to your doctor, or schedule a visit with a Trichologist (a specialist in the hair and scalp), to talk about your experience, as well as taking a few supplements/vitamins. Multivitamins containing iron, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin D, niacin, and biotin can all be great options for encouraging hair growth.

Alternatives to hair transplants

There are so many options to consider if you’re not happy with the current state of your hair. Although, it’s important to know that you’re great just the way you are. Self love is something that you can really dive into during this time and discover all of the reasons that you’re amazing, with or without hair.

However, if you’re interested in other options, you have several to choose from. You can try alternative hair systems or you can choose to investigate hair transplants.

Hair transplants or hair grafts (as seen on BBC3 Plastic Surgery Undressed: Hair Transplant) can be a painful expensive option, and can mean travelling abroad for surgery, so make sure it’s right for you and do your research before deciding on it.

Alternative hair systems, or wigs, can be great options for thinning hair. You can choose a full system that covers your whole head, or a partial unit that covers just the area of hair that’s thinning. Make sure you consult your experienced stylist to find the best option for you.

Hair systems can be much less commitment than a hair transplant, and you don’t need to go through a surgical procedure to get an amazing end result. Check out @WalkerTapeCo on Instagram to see how amazing a properly applied unit can look.

If you do choose to go with a hair system, make sure you find a skilled hair system stylist who is comfortable applying them.

For Stylists

If your clients are experiencing hair loss and you’re not sure what options are available to them, consider researching extensions, toppers, and full wigs. You can find out more about these different options, as well as the different ways units can be constructed in our Types of Wigs and Hair Systems post.

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Types of wigs and hair systems

Types of Wigs and hair systems

Types of Wigs: Finding Your Client’s Perfect Fit

There are so many different kinds of wigs on the market that it can be difficult to decide which type is right for your client. In order to help you assist clients, we’ve created this handy key to pull from. By the end of this guide, you’ll know exactly what to look for when you start helping your client shop.

By Walker Tape

What Kinds of Wigs are There?

There are so many types of wigs! First off, your client will need to decide if they’d like a ready-made or custom wig. Ready-made wigs are stock hair systems. They’re generally synthetic, pre-styled, and a one-size-fits-all option. For a slightly more customizable option, these units can be adjusted to the wearer’s head for an increase in price. Because these units aren’t custom made for individual clients, they tend to look a little less realistic. However, they’re generally the most affordable option.

Custom wigs are made specifically for a client. They’re generally made from lighter materials and can be more comfortable to wear. Because these are tailor-made, more detail can be focused on the front of the hairline. This is important because the front of the hairline is considered to be the most important part of a hair system. This is because the hairline can be a dead giveaway of a wig or replacement system. If it blends well, no one notices that it’s anything other than the wearer’s own hair.

Types of Wigs

There are four main types of wigs: polyurethane (“poly”), mesh (lace and monofilament), combo, and open weft units. Depending on your client’s needs for hair replacement, they can also choose from full wigs, toppers (partial wigs), and hair pieces. Let’s take a deeper look at these systems so your clients will know exactly what type of wig to reach for.

Polyurethane Styles

Polyurethane (“poly”) wigs are generally thin and pigmented. This helps them match your client’s skin tone and blend in. This skin-like material makes using tapes and adhesives easier on the wig as a whole and helps extend the wig’s life. The comfort of poly units isn’t quite at the level of what you’d be able to expect with a mesh unit. It tends to run hot since this base material isn’t as breathable. Some wearers have also reported that poly wig bases have a thicker feel and creates a “floating” sensation over their scalp. This has a tendency to affect the look of the hairline and can make it appear less natural.

Mesh Units

Mesh units are a general category that is made up of full lace and monofilament styles. The full lace group is comprised of swiss lace, glass silk, and 100% hand tied systems. Monofilament constructions include 100% hand tied, single, and double units.

Monofilament material is a blend of very fine lace-like material, generally polyester or nylon mesh. Because of the unique construction of this wig type, it’s great for sensitive scalps as the top is breathable. It also takes on the color of the wearer’s scalp once it’s in place. This is because each hair on monofilament wigs are hand-tied to the mesh blend base. This time intensive process creates a very natural look and blends the hairs together seamlessly. This enables you and your client to part the hair wherever you’d like and still have the appearance that it’s growing out of their own hair follicles.

This category is, without a doubt, the most versatile option. They can be styled in an updo, tucked behind the ears, and parted in virtually any spot without the wig base being noticeable. The hairline of the wig is almost undetectable and, generally, the scalp can be seen through the mesh. This gives a lot of versatility and provides a natural and authentic look.

Full lace units generally have urethane strips for adhesives to stick to. Our lace tapes are the perfect choice to use with mesh systems. These units are very delicate, so lace tape is gentle enough to use with these hair systems so they aren’t damaged.


Some monofilament styles can be a combination style that can have a machine-made back and sides, with a hand-tied top. This is more affordable, while still giving your clients almost all of the benefits of a hand-tied mesh unit. The combos mentioned in this section are the most popular constructions, but we’ll talk in more detail about bases below once you read further.

The construction of lace front wigs is really as simple as it sounds. These styles have a lace portion only in the front of the unit. The sheer mesh base that the individual hairs are tied to is perfect for creating a natural-looking hairline. The lace sits right along the forehead where the hairline would naturally be. The rest of the unit utilizes a thicker cap as a base. These may also have clips sewn in that help to secure it to other existing hair or wig caps that might be used.

Welded lace is fibers that have been tightly interwoven, forming a “welded” fabric. This allows you to part the unit anywhere your client wants. Welded lace is also the most durable type of lace. Trimming the lace fronts on these types of units can cause them to separate, so if you choose to do so for a client, proceed with caution and use only the correct tools recommended by the manufacturer of the wig.

French drawn units are really interesting. They’re constructed using three layers of material. Two layers of glass silk are used, along with one layer of swiss lace. The swiss lace is sandwiched between the layers of glass silk and is the material that the hair is tied to. The glass silk above and below the knot allows for a smooth and comfortable wear experience. French drawn units create a very realistic and natural scalp appearance because of the layered construction that keeps the knots hidden.

Types of Knots

There are so many different types of knots used in wig construction. We’re planning on posting another, more in depth, blog post with all of the information we know about wig knots. For now though, we’re going to leave you with a brief list and a short description for each type of knot.

  • Single Knot – A knot that’s only been tied once where both hairs are looped back through the knot.
  • Single Split Knot – A knot which has been tied once. It has a lower profile than the single knot because only one hair (rather than two like in the single knot) is looped back through the knot.
  • Double Knot – This is the strongest type of knot because it’s been tied twice.
    Double Split Knot – This type of knot has the look of a single knot, with the strength of a double knot.
  • V-Loop Knot – This is not so much a knot, as it is a weave.  The hair is sewn in a “V” or “U” shape through the base material and the other side for added security.
  • Direct Inject Knot – The hair is directly injected into the wig’s base material and then trimmed and sealed on the other side for added security. The hair doesn’t return back through, so it results in less tangling.

Base Materials

As with types of knots, there are tons of different options for base materials. We’re also planning a more in depth post for these, but we’ll give you an overview of each type for now.

  • Welded Lace/Mono – This is the most durable type of lace. It allows you to part the unit anywhere, while maintaining a natural hairline.
  • Swiss Lace – Softer than welded lace and also more delicate. Part the unit anywhere your client wants while maintaining a natural hairline.
  • Single Monofilament – Part the hair anywhere with a natural looking “growth” at part.
    Double Monofilament – The same base as single monofilament, with a layer of glass silk underneath to mimic the appearance of a scalp.
  • Glass Silk – Very soft and fine material that creates a realistic scalp color and effect
  • French Drawn – This is a special construction that gives the most natural look. It creates the appearance of growth at the scalp and allows for parting anywhere.
    100% Hand Tied Stretch – This type of base mimics natural hair density and movement.
  • Polyurethane – Usually clear or flesh-toned, this base can be bonded. Polyurethane also generally coats the edges of monofilament toppers for extra durability.
  • Silicone/Anti-Slip/Suction – This base can grip against bare skin. It’s best for use with clients who have no biological hair.

Determining the Best Option for Your Client

When you’re helping your client shop, you’ll need to know if they’re aiming for a curly, wavy, or straight look. You’ll also need to know their preferences for base material and hair type. Check out our downloadable chart if you have questions about determining what your client might like best. Those elements can make a big difference in comfort and how the unit wears.

Hair texture is an important aspect to consider when your client is hunting for the right hair system. If they’re leaning towards wearing a partial wig, matching the wig with your client’s hair is crucial so that it’ll blend smoothly. You may also need to consider the density of units your client is looking at, especially if they’re aiming for a more natural look.

Types of Hair: Synthetic or Human

This is the issue at the heart of choosing a hair unit! Your client can choose from human or synthetic hair, and there are multiple types within those two categories to decide between.

  • Human Hair – This hair type gives the most natural look and feel, along with the most styling versatility. This type of hair also requires more styling and care. It can be worth the investment though as they can last over a year with proper care.
  • Virgin Hair – This is the highest quality human hair available. This hair is all from a single donor. This hair hasn’t been dyed, permed, or bleached. This helps cut down on tangles and can last over a year with proper care. Virgin hair qualifies as Remy hair, but not all Remy hair is virgin hair.
  • Synthetic Hair – Higher quality synthetic hair offers a look and feel similar to human hair, but has limited styling versatility. Requires little maintenance and can generally be worn as soon as it’s unpackaged. Less durable than human hair and will last 4-6 months with proper care.
  • Heat Friendly Synthetic Hair – This type offers more styling versatility due to heat friendly construction. Can be more challenging to style than human hair. Less durable than traditional synthetic hair that can last 2-3 months with proper care.

Synthetic hair is generally less expensive, but needs to be handled differently and doesn’t last as long. That’s not necessarily a bad thing if your client likes to change their style up often though. Although, working with synthetic units can be a bit of a challenge because they aren’t able to be styled using hot styling tools unless you get a “heat safe” model.

Synthetic hair might be the perfect choice for your client is looking for a more affordable option and want to use it on a short term basis. These units are also better for short to mid-length hairstyles. Just remember, you’ll need to keep synthetic wigs away from any kind of heat. It will cause permanent damage to the hair fibers and may even melt the hairs together.

Human hair wigs are generally a more versatile hair replacement option. While they are generally more expensive, they can last much longer than synthetic alternatives. They also just tend to look more natural as the hair shifts during wear because they have a higher quality texture and feel.

Heat tools can be used on human hair wigs and are great for clients that get bored of how their hair is styled day after day. They’re able to change the style of these wigs up much more often than if they were using synthetic hair. If your client’s goal is to wear their wig for longer than a year, human hair is the best option. These hair systems hold up well and are the best choice if your client prefers the look of longer hair.

Human hair can come from places all over the world, such as Asia, Africa, China, and Europe. Hair can be sourced through various different ways, so make sure to do your research and look into different types of hair from different regions before taking the plunge and making an investment in a wig.

Whichever unit your client chooses, you’re going to need something to adhere it to their scalp. Various glues (sometimes known as bonding adhesive) and tapes are used by over 90% of alternative hair wearers because they offer a more secure attachment. Some stylists even feel that the adhesives can help to give a more natural appearance. Shop our tape and adhesive products today to find the right fit for your client’s needs.

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How Walker products react in weather or temperature changes

How Walker Products React in Weather or Temperature Changes

Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you need amazing hold times and performance from the products that you choose to use on yourself or on clients.

This Walker Tape product line up, supplied by Walker, can look different depending on what temperatures are in your area, so let’s focus on breaking down the formulas that are best for different environments.

Adhesive Bases

walker tape great white adhesive product imageFirst, let’s talk silicone, water and acrylic based adhesives. They’re all great options, but specifically shine during different times of the year.

Silicone and water based can be easier to clean up and will work well in winter weather. They generally provide a bit more of a gentle hold than acrylic bases. This is important because when temperatures drop, tapes become more rigid and acrylic adhesives can sometimes be too harsh for dry skin.

Acrylic can also be hard to clean, but can be a good option for high heat during the summer. They also hold up well while your client is sweating and won’t turn white during the warmer weather.

Freezing Winters

As far as cold weather goes, it’s generally a better time of year for hair systems. For the most part, you or your clients should get more wear time from their unit installs and their hair system should last a bit longer. This is because there’s less wear and tear from sweating and outdoor activities.

If you or your clients are curious about different system base options, it might be a good time to try a poly unit. The colder months can be a great time to give these a chance because some people think they’re a bit too warm to wear during the summer.

Cold Weather Care

Walker adhesive bonding technology. Extreme Hold Silicone based glue for wigs and hair replacement systems 41ml size.The Walker products that we recommend for winter alternative hair wearing are Great White and Extreme Hold. Great White is a water based adhesive and Extreme Hold has a silicone base. Just like in the summer heat, leave-in conditioner is still a key product. It’ll help keep static at bay by giving the hair the moisture it needs. Walker Leave-In Conditioner can also help detangle your client’s hair system if it gets wet.

Protect your or hair system as temperatures drop. Wearing a beanie or felt hat can be a great way to shield hair. Hats can also be an easy way to keep the hair dry from any stray rain or snow.

Now we’ve laid out the best products for whatever the weather is throwing at you, let us know which products you and your clients are loving! If you have any questions, contact us! We’re here to help you with any questions that may come up while using Walker Tape products.

Summer Heat

Image of Walker Tape Ultra Hold Hair Adhesive 1.4fl oz maximum hold glue for Wigs and Hair SystemsWhile summer is such an amazing and active time of year, the general weathering it can cause on a hair unit can be a drag. Sweating, showering more often, and swimming in the ocean and pools can really run a system through the ringer.

If you or your clients are concerned about hold during the summer, we recommend reaching for Max Hold Sport and Ultra Hold. This combo is amazing for maintaining a strong hold through hot and sticky conditions because of Ultra Hold’s acrylic base.

Prevent Color Changes from Sun Exposure

Image of Walker Tape Leave-in ConditionerAnother factor to consider is “hair oxidation”. This is a change in the color of the hair system. If this is a new concept for you, think of how dark hair generally lightens in the summer and blonde hair can turn green due to too much swimming.

This oxidation is caused by prolonged exposure to UV light, chemicals, and hair products. These various factors can cause the hair to slowly lighten or make existing red undertones become more prevalent and noticeable.

The best way to help prevent this is by keeping up on the proper maintenance. Using sun protection by wearing a hat or by using hair products that contain an SPF.

Another easy way is to keep the unit looking pristine is to make sure that you (and your clients at home) are using the right hair products. This includes a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Keep in mind that conditioning the hair system is super important. This step will help keep the hair soft and pliable, while also preventing oxidation.

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Walker Tape Signature – the next level of hair replacement products

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Walker Tape has taken their best products and used the latest technology to make them even better. The lineup includes Signature Adhesive, Signature Tape and Signature Remover.

Signature Adhesive

Walker Tapes Signature Adhesive is the strongest liquid adhesive Walker Tape has ever created, even stronger than Ultra Hold.

Walker Tape Signature Hair System AdhesiveWalker Tape started with their Ultra Hold Adhesive and used the latest technology to make their Signature Adhesive the strongest Walker Tape offer. It’s a clear acrylic adhesive that is waterproof, great for lace, poly and skin units, and dries clear. This adhesive gives a reliable hold time of 3-5 weeks.

When used correctly, this adhesive will last through extreme conditions (heat, humidity, etc.) with no issues. Walker Tape also designed a new 4 oz squeeze bottle and a precision cap, helping this adhesive apply cleanly and easily.

People will love Signature Adhesive because:

  • It stays strong in all conditions
  • You don’t have to wait as long for the adhesive to become tacky
  • The squeeze bottle makes it so easy to use
  • It’s great for all units

Signature Tape

Walker Tapes Signature Tape is thinner and stronger than any tape on the market. It’s only 6.5 mils thick, compared to the maximum wear tapes previously available on the market at an average of 10-11 mils.

This thin tape gives a reliable 4+ week hold. The combination of the dull finish, flexWalker-Tape-Signature-Hair-System-Tape imageible liner and incredibly thin construction makes this tape comfortable while providing a lifelike appearance.

Because the tape is so thin, it leaves little residue, therefore, cleanup is easy and quick. The Walker Signature Tape is transparent with a white liner and is ideal for lace units.

Available sizes:

Minis Contours: A, AA, B, BB, C, CC Straight Strips: ½”, ¾,” 1” Tape Rolls: ½”x 3 yds, 3/4” x 3 yds, 1” x 3 yds, ½”x 12 yds, 3/4” x 12 yds, 1” x 12 yds

People will love Signature Tape because:

It’s SO thin and comfortable It’s easier to clean up than many maximum wear adhesives It’s invisible under the unit It holds strong through all conditions

Signature Remover

Walker Tapes Signature Remover is a medical grade, organic, citrus-based remover. That’s right, medical grade and organic.

Walker Tape Signature Hair System Adhesive Remover Medical Grade Organic imageThis winning combination makes this solvent incredibly gentle and unique. It’s skin friendly with a pleasant and mild citrus scent.

A quick wash with mild soap and water after unit removal leaves you with a perfectly clean scalp and unit. It comes in an easy to use 4 oz spray bottle.

People will love their signature remover because:

  • It’s incredibly gentle on skin
  • It works very quickly
  • The spray bottle makes it easy to use
  • The smell is fainter than other citrus-based removers
  • It’s easy to wash with soap and water It’s the perfect remover for the signature line products and so many others
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Looking after your Hair Extensions

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One of the most important things to remember about hair extensions is that they are an investment.

If you’re not willing to spend the time or money necessary on getting and maintaining good quality extensions, you’re better off not getting them.

That said, when you or your clients get extensions installed it’s important to know the right ways to take care of them. That’s why we created our extension guide. This guide is printable so you can print it for yourself to keep wherever you get ready every day.

If you’re a stylist, you can also print it to give to your clients. As you know, clients who take care of their extensions are much easier and more fun to help than those who don’t understand how to care for them.

To download the PDF file and print or save, click here: Holistique Hair Extension Care Guide Printable

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Beautify the new name for HairExtensionTape

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Walker Tape are happy to announce that they’re changing the HairExtensionTape brand name to BEAUTIFY and introducing a whole new look!


Hair Extension Tape began in 2007 after Walker Tape realised that the same technology they were using to create tapes for wigs and hairpieces could be applied to hair extensions.

At that time, tape was a new revolution in the hair extension industry. Because we were among the first to introduce tape to this industry, the name Hair Extension Tape made sense. However, throughout the years as other players have joined in, Walker realised that the name now seems a little generic. Walker tapes are anything but generic, so they decided to re-brand the line and call it something new: Beautify.

Every quarter Walker Tape will be changing the packaging on one product. Beginning on the dates below, the following products will begin to arrive in Beautify packaging:

March 1st: No-Shine; July 1st: Extension Release; October 1st: Duo-Pro

By January 1st, 2020, all Hair Extension Tape products will be under the new Beautify brand. You’ll see the changes in our packaging, on our website, in all of our future catalogs, and anywhere else you’re used to seeing the Hair Extension Tape name.

Rest assured, the products that you know and love will remain the same. You will still receive the same great products with the same names. Only the brand name and packaging will change.