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5 Effective Methods To Get Super Glue Out Of Hair

If you’re asked to change your hairstyle regularly, wearing a hair wig is a savior for you. For the hair wig to be fixed and look natural, you most likely are aware of the value of hair glue.

Despite being an excellent product, a problem arises when you want to remove the remaining glue on your hair after removing the unit.

Therefore, in this post, I want to give some ways to remove hair glue from your hair so that you can deal with the crisis quickly in case it arises.

With items that may be available in your home, such as shampoo, conditioner, hot water, and rubbing alcohol, they have been applied a lot and bring surprising effects.

Related: How to remove weave glue from hair?

How to get Super Glue out of hair?

Super glue is a concentrated form of glue and is designed to hold firmly quickly and easily with only a few drops of adhesive.

It’s also powerful, which means it can cause problems if it ends up in places like your clothes, skin, or even worse – your hair!

If this happens, then there’s no need to worry! From experience I’ve gained, you can use hair oil, rubbing alcohol or acetone, or even hot water to deal with it.

These have worked well for me and helped me very well in a few appointments and some emergencies.

Get Super Glue out of hair by using hair oil

Things you’ll need:


  1. Step 1: Take oil in a bowl and heat it in the microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Step 2: Put oil in the glued area and cover hair with a towel or shower cap.
  3. Step 3: After 30 minutes, gently peeling or combing off the glue from hair.
  4. Step 4: Wash hair with shampoo and apply conditioner to nourish your hair.

Get Super Glue out of hair by using rubbing alcohol or acetone

Things you’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • Cotton pad


  1. Step 1: Dip cotton pad into rubbing alcohol or acetone.
  2. Step 2: Rub on affected hair and leave it for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Step 3: Tenderly peel it out with the help of a comb. You can repeat this process.

Get Super Glue out of hair by using hot water

Things you’ll need:

  • Plain water
  • Cotton ball
  • Hot towel: (wet the towel and squeeze the extra water and put in microwave for 1 minute).


  1. Step 1: Take 500 ml of water and heat up on the stove or microwave.
  2. Step 2: Dip hair in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3: Squeeze the extra water from hair and wrap hair with a hot towel for 15 minutes.
  4. Step 4: Use a comb to peel glue out with the help of a comb tenderly.

How to remove dried glue from hair?

Hair glue can mean what keeps hair units in place and looks natural and realistic. However, they can also irritate you because they can be difficult to remove.

I also had a stressful time because I was in this situation. Fortunately, I have found myself a few helpful ways, such as using shampoo and conditioner or using rubbing alcohol.

Remove dried glue from hair by using shampoo and conditioner

Things you’ll need:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

In this case, you can use a shampoo & conditioner for synthetic wigs or for human hair wigs.


  1. Step 1: Take a bath and apply a generous amount of shampoo on your hair. (Don’t scrub too hard because it can be painful and damage the scalp)
  2. Step 2: Rinse down the shampoo with water and remove the excess water from your hair.
  3. Step 3: Apply conditioner on your hair and leave it on for 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4: Rinse with water. You can repeat the process until all the glue is gone.

Remove dried glue out from hair by using rubbing alcohol

Things you’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A wide-toothed comb
  • A narrow-toothed comb


  1. Step 1: Use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the concerned area
  2. Step 2: Depending on how thick, dried, and matted, it has become to allow the alcohol to sink into the glue for five to ten minutes.
  3. Step 3: When the alcohol loosens the glue slightly, gently massage the affected spot with your finger and use a wide-toothed comb to remove it.
  4. Step 4: Comb out as much glue as you can, and then switch to a narrow-toothed comb to remove the stubborn pieces.

Does WD 40 Get Super Glue Off Hair?

WD-40 can loosen the hold of strong adhesives such as super glue. In addition to the conventional methods (oils, acetone, and soap and water), WD40 worked better than all the other things.

You only need to massage the WD 40 into the hair, and it dissolved the glue on your hair and your fingers as well.


You do not need to cut your hair just because the glue is stubborn. With the methods mentioned earlier, I believe you will come out of a standstill to figure out how to glue off the hair.

Nevertheless, one thing you need to bear in mind that using too much hair glue would damage the scalp and hair (causing split ends).

Sometimes, you should use some other alternatives like using a hair weave cap and weaving the hair extensions.

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I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty & make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!

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