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Ghost Bond or Bold Hold? – Which should you choose?

Updated: Jan 21, 2023

With numerous wig adhesive products to decide on, it can be hard to determine which product is best. There are many adhesives formulated to attach lace wigs, but consumers must choose which product best fit their needs.

We will review the top two wig adhesives on the market. Ghost Bond or Bold Hold? Which is better?

Ghost Bond XL Adhesive

Ghost Bond Wig Lace and Poly Hair Replacement Adhesive

Ghost Bond XL poly and lace front hair replacement adhesive creates a powerful, invisible bond between scalp and hairpiece to scale back movement, while hiding the hairline and absorbing light for a natural appearance. It includes exceptional moisture protection and encompasses a higher freezing point than other hair adhesive products to make sure comfort and hold strength at all times.

The Ghost Bong formula is often used for both poly and front lace hairpieces and is recommended for individuals with heavy perspiration, and oily skin and scalp.

Ghost Bond adhesive is waterproof and oil-resistant.

More about Ghost Bond adhesive:

  1. Light Hold, Pressure Sensitive Hair Replacement Glue

  2. Invisible Bonding for Lace & Poly Systems

  3. Formulated for Oily Scalps, High Humidity & Heavy Perspiration

  4. Waterproof & Oil-Resistant

  5. Contains NO Latex or Toxic Ingredients

  6. May use 70% alcohol for removal

Bold Hold Extreme Creme

Bold Hold Active is an amazing water-based non-toxic lace adhesive with a 2-3 week hold.  It is ideal for application of hair systems and hair units. This adhesive is odorless, humidity resistant, and waterproof (under certain conditions).  The product is non-toxic and does not contain latex. This light bonding adhesive will give clients superior hold without damaging the lace or the edges.  The glue is applied white, but dries to an invisible layer.  Bold Hold Active is ideal for those clients with excessively oily skin or for those clients that are extremely active on a routine basis.

This light bonding adhesive will give clients superior hold without damaging the lace or the edges. Bold Hold Extreme Creme was designed to create a solid bond while ensuring that the adhesive is safe to use on skin and will not cause further damage to the scalp. Bold Hold Extreme Creme is lab tested and is skin safe if applied by a certified professional. Not recommended for those with sensitive skin or skin disorders. Bold Hold Extreme Creme should be stored at room temperature, typically below 90 degrees F. This adhesive will turn solid if exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees F. Please consult a certified professional for proper application.  The website recommends the application of Bold Hold Skin Protect prior to use.

More about Bold Hold adhesive:

  1. Superior Hold

  2. No Odor

  3. Humidity Resistant, Waterproof

  4. Non-toxic, NO Latex

  5. The website suggests using Bold Hold Skin Protect prior to use

  6. Use Bold Hold lace remover

Comparison Chart: Ghost Bond vs Bold Hold

Common Feedback from Our Wigmakers

Ghost Bond After application, the glue may turn black the longer you wear your wigs. If this happens, remove the wig, wash it, then reinstall the unit.

Great for use for poly systems, toupees and man wigs.

Bold Hold – Tends to dry much faster than the Ghost Bond. This adhesive has a superior grip and hold. If you do not carefully follow removal instructions, you could possibly damage your edges.

TIP: Use a microfiber cloth to easily remove the glue.  It will roll right off.  (do not wet the cloth)

**Please follow directions for both adhesives or seek a professional for installation and removal**

*Always perform a patch test on your clients to test for skin sensitivities*


The two wig adhesives are great products and are fairly similar. The only real difference that was noticed is that Ghost Bond specified that the product was great for poly systems!

It is safe to say that there is not one universal adhesive that will work best for everyone.  Different individuals require different levels of bonding and hold time. It’s all subjective to a person’s preference and lifestyle.

Have you tried Ghost Bond or Bold Hold? Share your story and let us know which adhesive worked best for you!

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