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When to Reach for Hard Bond Remover

When to reach for hard bond remover

We’re all human. Yes, even stylists. We all make mistakes from time to time. But what do you do when you make a mistake while using a hard bond adhesive?


Those liquid bonds can be quite the sticklers. Strong and fast, they are made to grab on quick and keep that hold. An unaddressed mistake with those can lead to some sore relations between you and your client. That’s why Hard Bond Remover exists.


Our Hard Bond remover is formulated to get rid of unwanted adhesive when using hard bonds like Sure Stick.


However, it’s a good idea to be sparing when you use this remover. It’s really only there for specific purposes.


Hard Bond Remover’s One Role During Hair System Installs


Simply put, hard bond remover has one job. You use it to remove mistakes during the application process as quickly as possible.


The best way to think of it is like a fire extinguisher. You really only use it during an immediate emergency. If there is a small smolder going on, you’re not going to want to go spraying the fire extinguishing foam everywhere. If there is only a small, easy to fix mistake with hard bond, you’re not going to want to use Hard Bond remover.


It’s mainly meant to be used if you get hard bond adhesive somewhere you didn’t mean to. For example, on skin, the unit, or a different surface. Bear in mind that it’s not tested as skin safe.


But why would anyone want to use an adhesive remover if it’s viewed as an emergency-only product? Well, the answer to that is in the adhesive.


Hard bond adhesives are also a type of liquid adhesive. This adhesive type needs to be used with P.A.T. Tape. This tape is used to bond to, and protect, the hair system while the hard bond adhesive that you choose bonds directly to your client’s hair where you want the hair system to be placed. Units applied with these adhesives are removed by cutting the track of hair under the unit, which then releases the P.A.T. tape and the system. From there, we recommend removing the tape from the system with Lace Release.


These adhesives are strong and start bonding fast. That’s why you don’t want to get them anywhere other than the desired location.


Hard Bond Remover was made to work only with hard bond adhesives. It isn’t something you’ll want to use on a tape, or as a general remover since it’s been designed exclusively with hard bond adhesive in mind.


To use this product, you’ll need to apply it to the adhesive before it dries. We recommend applying it by dripping the remover onto the unwanted adhesive and then wiping it away. This remover won’t work on the glue after it has dried.


Knowing the Important Limits of Hard Bond Remover


When it comes to Hard Bond Remover, it’s best to ask yourself a couple of questions before using them. Is this an emergency? Is this something that can be fixed easily? If the answer to either of those is “no,” then there is no need to grab this product.


Hard bond adhesives are the strongest install method we offer here at Walker Tape. This means that they grab onto the hair systems with a powerful hold. So, our Hard Bond remover needs to be just as powerful to remove them properly. But this could spell disaster if not used correctly.


There’s a reason why this is an emergency use only product: Hard Bond Remover can do damage to nearly every system type. The remover is made to eat away at strong adhesive. It’s not hard for it to eat away at other things, potentially making it so the system might not be able to be used again.


When a hard bond adhesive sets, the hold is permanent. That’s why when it’s time to remove a system where a hard bond adhesive was used, you’ll want to turn to clippers, not our remover.


Knowing the best time to use Hard Bond Remover and knowing what limits this remover has is all part of the Walker Way.


If you’re new to the Walker Way, it consists of instructions and methods for you to follow to build a better bond between you and your clients. Knowing the Walker Way will help make sure that you are using our hard bond adhesives and remover in the safest and easiest way possible. This will keep your client happy and coming back again and again.


While Hard Bond Remover can be helpful, it’s not hard to see why it should be used sparingly. As mentioned, it can’t be used on adhesive that’s already dried. It’s made to be used only during immediate emergencies.


You wouldn’t use a fire extinguisher on a house that’s already on fire (you’ll need something stronger than that). You also wouldn’t use one on something that’s just smoking a bit (there’s no need to get that drastic yet). That’s why knowing the right time to use Hard Bond Removers is so important. 


If you’re looking for the hard bond adhesive version of an emergency fire extinguisher, then Hard Bond Remover would be the choice for you. 


It’s good to remember that it is only for emergencies. It’s not a good option for a quick fix. It’s really only there for when you’ve made a mistake while applying the adhesive and it needs to be fixed before it dries.


It’s also good to remember that it is not tested as skin safe. If you think that there is a chance that you will need to use it, it’s always a good idea to do a skin test. You should do this before you even start to apply the adhesive. That way, you will know if the product will be safe for your client.


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