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Ultra Hold Minis New Packaging

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You may have noticed that Walker Tape have made some adjustments to the packaging of Ultra Hold Minis.

Although the exterior may appear different, please be assured that the Ultra Hold Minis product inside remains unchanged. Additionally, Walker Tape have updated the hold time to indicate a reliable hold of up to 6 weeks, as opposed to the previous 4+ weeks hold time.

They’ve made these changes to keep things fresh and consistent with their other products, but rest assured, the product itself hasn’t changed one bit.

Walker Tape official announcement

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Introducing Sunshine Tape USA

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Holistique are pleased to introduce a new range of hair system products from Sunshine Products USA.

At Holistique we are constantly looking for new hair system products that we feel would benefit our hair system customers.

We chose to add Sunshine products to our range as they offer great quality products, that match the leading brands. They are well established and have a business ethos that matches our own.

We hope that customers, existing and new, will be as impressed with Sunshine products as much as we are.

Please browse the Sunshine hair system product range below, and do contact us if there are Sunshine products not listed so far that you would like to purchase.

Sunshine Tape USA …in their own words 

Since 1987, Sunshine Products has been making affordable and reliable products in the hair replacement industry all over the world. At every level of our business, we are committed to being reliable, direct and affordable. Most of all, we put our customers first.

Our products don’t need gimmicky names. Our products say what they do and do what they say. Sunshine Products is as reliable as the sun rising every morning. That’s our commitment.

Featured Sunshine Tape Hair System Products

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Patch test how to

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Prioritising skin safety is essential when using Walker Tape® products, or any other hair system product that is new to you or your customer.

Conducting a patch test before application or install helps determine skin compatibility and reduces the risk of any adverse reactions or discomfort.

Ensuring a secure and comfortable non-surgical hair system experience starts with understanding the importance of a patch test. By performing a patch test, you can assess how the skin reacts to the product and identify any potential sensitivities or allergies. This simple yet crucial step helps minimize the risk of skin irritation and ensures a successful and worry-free application.

Follow our comprehensive guide to perform a patch test effectively and confidently on yourself or your client.

How to perform a patch test:

  1. Select a small, discreet area: Choose a small area on the skin, preferably close to the intended application site, where you can easily monitor any reactions. We typically recommend behind the ear.
  2. Cleanse and dry the area: Gently cleanse the chosen area with a mild soap or cleanser, ensuring it is completely dry before proceeding.
  3. Apply a small amount of product adhesive, tape etc.: Using a cotton swab or clean fingertip, apply a small quantity (patch) of product to the test area. Ensure an even thin layer for accurate results. Apply a plaster or bandage over the product layer to keep the site clean and avoid exposure to contaminants.
  4. Allow time for observation: Leave the patch on the test area for the recommended duration, typically 24 to 48 hours. Avoid excessive sweating or getting the test area wet during this period.
  5. Observe any reactions: Once the allotted 24 to 48 hour period has passed, check the test area for any signs of redness, itching, swelling or discomfort. Note any adverse reactions and their severity.
  6. Evaluate the results: After the designated time, carefully remove the adhesive from the test area and assess the skin’s response. If no adverse reactions occur, it is generally safe to proceed with the product’s application. However, discontinue use if any irritation or discomfort persists.

Safety Precautions and Tips:

  • Follow the instructions provided with the adhesive product for specific patch test guidelines and recommended duration.
  • Avoid applying the adhesive product to broken or irritated skin.
  • If you have a history of skin allergies or sensitivities, consult with a dermatologist or healthcare professional before performing the patch test.
  • Over time you skin can change, and may react to products previously used. Even COVID jabs have also been know to cause changes in the body, that can also cause new adverse reaction. Changing to a new product could be the solution, this too we would advise a patch test before full application.
  • We stock a range of scalp protectors that can help provide a barrier that protects the scalp.
  • In case of a severe or persistent adverse reaction, seek medical attention promptly.

At Walker Tape®, we prioritise your skin and aim to provide a secure and comfortable adhesive experience. By performing a patch test, you can ensure compatibility and enjoy the confidence that comes with using our adhesive products.

Remember, a patch test is a small investment in safety that leads to a worry-free and successful adhesive application.

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How Base Tape extends the life of a hair system

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  • Reinforces a system’s base
  • Prevents wear and tear
  • Repairs minor issues on fragile systems

Walker Tape Base Tape has the basic needs of your system covered:

It Reinforces the base: Base Tape helps to reinforce your system base for the best results. And for Daily Wear, you can apply it where you want your double-sided tape to bond to the system.

Being single-sided, its non-sticky side provides you a great perimeter to use for bonding our double-sided tapes.

But, the main advantage to creating a perimeter with Base Tape is that:

It Prevents wear and tear: Using Base Tape helps extend the short lifespan of more fragile hair systems. These could be thin skin or mesh-based systems, both of which tend to be more delicate than other systems on the market. It sticks invisibly to these hair system types with its dull finish.

By using Base Tape as a perimeter, double-sided tapes bond with the Base Tape instead of directly to the hair system. This perimeter barrier helps prevent normal wear and tear. It also makes cleanup that much easier. With a reliable one-to-seven-day hold, it removes gently and cleanly for Daily Wear as it is one of the lower-residue tapes that we offer.

Not only does it reinforce the base and prevent wear and tear:

It Repairs minor issues: If your hair system has a small tear, you can use Base Tape as a temporary fix until the new hair system arrives. Since thin poly-based and mesh-based systems are more prone to tears, it can be a lifesaver!

Purchase Walker Tape Base Tape

Product detail

Walker Tape Base Tape is a single-sided tape that is designed to extend the life of systems and be used to temporarily repair damaged hair system units.

When a system tears, there’s no need to throw it away! Base Tape is a single-sided tape that is designed to extend the life of systems. It’s made to be used exclusively on the system (not directly on skin) and helps mend the tears that come from everyday use.

Base Tape (1″ x 6 yds) is not designed to be the only adhesive used on a unit. It’s a single sided tape meant for use between the unit and another two-sided tape. This makes it possible to use stronger tape on a delicate unit.

It is semi-flexible, tears easily by hand, and has a dull finish. Can also be used to temporarily repair damaged hair system units.


  • Systems: All
  • Dullness: Dull (great for lace)
  • Residue: Low
  • Carrier: Stiff
  • Hold: 1-7 Days
  • Professional use only
  • Keep away from children
  • Test on small area before use
  • Do not apply to severely irritated skin

1-7 days depending on the temperature, humidity and body oils.


  • Rolls: 3yd x 1″

Manufacturer: Walker Tape


  • Apply to the hair system (careful to avoid touching adhesive)
  • Use where you intend to apply double-sided tape
  • Or apply to temporarily fix small tears

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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.