A Comprehensive Guide on Hair System Removal

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Adam Bennett


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The two questions always hit our minds when we are getting the hair replacement system done, can you guess those questions? Fine let us give you a hint, those questions are related to your appearance, now any guesses? Never mind, let us do that for you!

So the first question would always be this: Does the hair system look good on me? And- the second one would be, now that I have started wearing the hair system, what am I supposed to do if I want to remove it?  Huh? I think I should watch a YouTube tutorial, or not let me just ask my friend because he is always wearing a hair system, is this you? Oh yes, and we know that you can relate to this whole scenario, right?

So come let us understand how to remove the hair system easily, stay tuned to this blog till the end and you will get all your answers!

How to remove the hair system?

1. Before you begin with the removal process:

Take out some amount of time – Before initiating the hair system removal process, it is essential to get a good amount of block to ensure a thorough and careful execution. Ensure that your schedule allows for several hours of uninterrupted focus before starting the task

The success lies in the solvent: At IHS London, we understand that selecting solvents can be tough for those unfamiliar with them. Rest assured there are solvents available with both custom-made and stock hair systems

In other words, solvents are specialized products designed to delicately eliminate stubborn adhesive residue without irritating your scalp or harming your hair system. Typically made of alcohol or citric oil bases, these solvents are available in both liquid and spray forms, providing you with versatile options for a seamless removal experience

Pick the right solvent: Choosing the right solvent for your hair system is a crucial step in ensuring a comfortable removal process. The right solvent will ensure a clean and residue-free surface, promoting better adhesion during the next application

The steps to follow at the time of removal of the hair system

Removing a requires careful and gentle steps to ensure you don’t damage the hair system or harm your natural hair and skin. Here’s a step-by-step guide :

Materials Needed:

  • Hair system solvent
  • Cotton balls
  • Mild shampoo
  • Towel
  • Mirror

Step 1: Prepare the Area– Ensure you are doing the process in a well-lighten and comfortable space. Keep all the necessary materials in an instant reach

Step 2: Brush your hair system – Gently brush your hair system to remove any tangles or knots. This step helps in the even application of the solvent

Step 3: Apply solvent– Spray the solvent directly onto the areas where the adhesive or tape is attached. Hold the hair system, away from your face to avoid contact with the eyes

Step 4: Let the solvent sit– Allow the solvent to penetrate and loosen the adhesive for a few minutes. The specific duration may vary based on the solvent instructions, so check the product guidelines

Step 5: Begin removal– Starting from one edge, gently lift the hair system. Use a cotton ball soaked in solvent to dab on areas where the adhesive is still sticky. Continue lifting and applying solvent until the entire hair system is detached

Step 6: Clean residue– If any adhesive residue remains on your scalp or natural hair, apply a small amount of solvent to a cotton ball and gently rub the residue until it dissolves

Step 7: Shampoo your hair– Wash your natural hair with a mild shampoo to remove any remaining solvent or residue. Be gentle to avoid tangling your hair

Step 8: Condition your hair system – If your hair system is made of human hair, you can apply a small amount of conditioner to keep it soft and manageable

Step 9: Allow the hair system to dry– Let the hair system air dry naturally. Avoid using heat styling tools on the damp hair system

How often should you remove the hair system?

1. Adhesive type and strength

The type of adhesive used and its strength can affect how securely the hair system is attached. Strong adhesives may require less frequent removal, while weaker adhesives might necessitate more frequent adjustments

Tape: When utilizing double-sided tape to secure your hair system, the general recommendation is to remove and reapply it every 1 to 2 weeks

Glue: The duration of adhesive glue can vary based on the specific type of glue used and individual lifestyle factors. Typically, individuals may find it necessary to remove and reapply glue every 2 to 4 weeks

Bonding agents: Bonding agents such as liquid adhesives, are known for their robust adhesion. They often offer a secure hold, lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks before necessitating removal and reapplication

2. Hair growth and scalp health

Individual hair growth rates and scalp health can impact how often a person chooses to remove their hair system. Some may need to accommodate more frequent natural hair growth. Frequent removal and reattachment of a hair system can potentially irritate the scalp. It is essential to be attentive and observe any signs of discomfort, redness, or itchiness in the scalp with the hair system. If you notice persistent symptoms, it may be necessary to reconsider the frequency of removal 

3. Lifestyle and activities

A person’s lifestyle and daily activities can impact how often they choose to remove their hair system. For individuals engaged in physical activities, sports, or activities that induce sweating, more frequent removal may be preferred to maintain cleanliness and hygiene

4. Maintenance Practices

Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and conditioning the hair system, can influence the removal frequency. Individuals who prioritize proper care may feel more comfortable leaving the system in place for an extended period, while those who prefer frequent cleaning may opt for more regular removal

5. Appearance preferences

Some individuals prefer the convenience of a more permanent attachment, while others may prioritize changing their hairstyle frequently for a fresh look. Appearance preferences, including the desire for different styles or colors, can influence how often the hair system is removed and replaced

6. Health of skin

The condition of the scalp and skin underneath the hair system is crucial. Regular removal allows for proper inspection, cleaning, and care of the scalp, reducing the risk of skin issues. Individuals with sensitive skin may opt for more frequent removal to prevent irritation


The removal of a hair system is a process influenced by many factors that are related to individual preferences, lifestyle, and maintenance practices. The choice of adhesive type and attachment method, engaged with personal comfort levels, plays a significant role in determining how frequently one opts to remove their hair system. Lifestyle considerations, including daily activities and environmental factors, further contribute to this decision-making process

Ultimately, this comprehensive guide has highlighted the nature of hair system removal, emphasizing the importance of having the frequency to personal needs and preferences. Whether it’s achieving a secure, long-lasting attachment or opting for more regular changes to suit various styles, individuals can rely on the removal process with confidence by considering the diverse choices of factors discussed in this guide

Author Profile

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett is a Certified Trichologist at IHS Hair replacement with over 21 years of Unbeatable experience. Throughout his remarkable career, he has successfully completed an impressive 8000 hair replacement systems. Adam is dedicated to transforming lives and boosting self-confidence so that one can live with all the pride and confidence. Adam Bennett has served over 800 satisfied clients and still-counting, while helping them get their natural appearance and emotions back with all the pride and confidence.

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