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How To Get The Gel Out Of Hair: 2 Effective Methods

Hardening gel is a hair-styling product used to hold men’s and women’s hair in a place throughout the day.

If the gel is left in your hair for too long, though, the hair can become flaky and odorous. Moreover, it can cause hair loss as the roots are sealed from external oxygen.

So whether you need to quickly return your hair to its natural state or are simply finished with a certain look for the day, you can easily get the gel out of your hair using common shower products and hair accessories.

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How to get the gel out of your hair using shampoo?

The shampoo is the simplest product that you can find in your bathroom without effort. Simple, cheap, and yet effective to remove the gel from your hair.

Things you’ll need


  1. Step 1: Wet your hair thoroughly. Getting it wet won’t rinse the hard gel out of your hair, but it will soften it. It is important that you get your entire head wet, so all of the gel softens for easier removal.
  2. Step 2: Apply shampoo to your hair. Massage the shampoo gently. The gel will not come out all at once, but it will start to soften even more.
  3. Step 3: Rinse out the first round of shampoo, then examine your hair with your hands.
  4. Step 4: Shampoo your hair a second time, this time massaging the shampoo in a little more aggressively. Make sure you get every inch of your scalp and hair to remove the hard gel.
  5. Step 5: Rinse your hair and examine once more for hard gel residue. When the gel is gone, your hair may feel drier than usual, but it should no longer feel crunchy or slimy.

How to get the gel out of your hair using pineapple juice or vinegar?

Pineapple juice or Vinegar is recommended to wash it out because both liquids contain natural acids that dissolve the gel.

Things you’ll need

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • A large bottle of pineapple juice or vinegar
  • Sink or shower with water spray attachment


  1. Step 1: Get your hair wet. The water must be as hot as you can stand because of gel melts in hot water. Then use a little shampoo and conditioner in your hair and wash it out.
  2. Step 2: Pour pineapple juice or vinegar on your scalp, and saturate your hair with it as much as possible.
  3. Step 3: Massage the pineapple juice or vinegar into your hair, starting at the roots and working your fingers up to the top of your strands for about two minutes.
  4. Step 4: Soak your scalp and hair with hot water. Pull your fingers through your hair while you rinse out the pineapple juice or vinegar your poured on it, along with the pieces of gelatin.
  5. Step 5: Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.


Removing gel from your hair is quite easy and simple, as you can see the process we just mentioned above.

Those methods are also safe and don’t cause any detrimental effect to your scalp, so just grab some of these easily accessible ingredients and proceed without worrying. You will be amazed by the result.

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