Glueless Lace Front Wigs -
Lace Wigs That Don't Need Adhesives

Glueless lace front wigs are lace wig caps that can be worn without the use of adhesives and are often referred to as "glueless" which isn't a word... Here at TCPG, we  understand that "glueless" cannot be found the Oxford dictionary; and wigs that come with caps impregnated with glue also don't exist; and that although tape exists, the phrase "tapeless lace wigs"  hasn't suddenly appeared... but it's the term du jour, so we'll use it here - until the revolution for sensible lace wig cap terms is underway...yay!

Lace front wigs that don't need glueLace front wigs that don't need adhesive with closed wefts

Glueless lace front wigs are made with lace at the front and the rest of the cap contains variations of the following:

  • open wefts, closed wefts or stretch lace (hand tied hair, no  wefts)
  • adjustable straps at the back or whole perimeter
  • clips or combs (or both) that can be located at the back, crown, sides (sometimes on tabs located near the ears)
    *alternatively there may not be any clips or combs

The adjustable straps can reduce the overall circumference by up to four centimetres (approximately 1.5 inches) so if your measurements are slightly smaller than the standard 22.5 inch lace wig cap, then you'll be able to adjust it to make it smaller.

Lace front wigs that don't need adhesive aka gluelessGlueless LFW with closed wefts, combs and adjustable straps

The glueless lace front wig is one of the easiest lace wig cap constructions to use and is a great option for those who are new to wearing lace front wigs as well as being popular with those who have been wearing them for some time.

If you're totally new to lace wigs and don't want to go for the standard lace front wig that uses adhesive; or if you're allergic to adhesives or solvents (or just want to take a break from using them) then a glueless lace front wig cap is a great cap choice.

As there is no lace at the top of  the ears, it means that the hair cannot be worn in a high up-do as the edge of the cap would show – however our top tip is to simply go for the chic tousled (or loose) ponytail so that some of the hair is covering the areas without lace.

Lace front wigs that don't need adhesive "glueless" with closed wefts, combs, adjustable straps and lace at the napeGlueless LFW with closed wefts, combs, adjustable straps and lace at the nape

Adhesive is not used for the non-lace perimeter – this does not make the wig less secure as the back secured by the adjustable straps at the back that start from just behind the ears (where the lace stops) reach round to the nape of the neck.

As lace is typically at the front (unless you opt for 360 glueless lace wigs) it means that the hair cannot be worn in a high up-do as perimeter would lift up . However the TCPG top tip is to go for the fashionably tousled (or loose) ponytail so that some of the hair covers the hairline front of the lace wig is not pulled upward or backwards.

Glueless Lace Front Wigs - Benefits, Drawbacks and Variations

Glueless lace wig with with silk base and closed weftsLace wig with silk base, closed wefts, combs and straps - no glue


  • Super easy to use
  • No glue, tape or removers required
  • Lace wig can be taken off easily – which is useful if you have a daily care routine for your hair or scalp


  • Lace wig cannot be worn in a taut, high up-do due to perimeter of lace not being bonded to the skin

As with all lace wigs, there are variations to the design of glueless lace front wigs, some of which include:

Adhesuve free lace front wigAdhesive free lace front wig with stretch cap

It's easy to be confused by all the options for your choice of lace wig cap construction, especially if you don't know if you need (or even want) the full box-set of accessories.

The TCPG Top Tip for finding your way through the thicket of full lace wig cap designs is to decide: what it is you need, what it is you want and then choose your lace wig cap construction; after all, it's going to be the hair that you wear.

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