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Consider These 6 Ways To Remove Weave Glue From Hair

If you love hair wigs and have to use them regularly, you probably already know the value of hair glue. It helps to hold weaves in place, making them look natural and realistic.

Although hair glue is considered an excellent product and a miracle for this purpose, problems are inevitable. One of them is the problem of removing any residual glue from your hair after removing the device, or it accidentally leaves your hair a mess.

Therefore, the tips for getting hair glue out of your hair at home are what you need to learn to be able to easily cope with the crisis in case it arises.


What home remedy removes hair glue?

When doing craft projects with wigs, it is easy to glue the hair to stick and create a mess. Many people will fall into chaos when trying to remove it by hand but only worsen the situation.

Instead of having to choose to cut away the sticky part of your hair, you can completely deal with ingredients available in your house like rubbing alcohol.

Things you’ll need:


  1. Step 1: Separate and clip the hair around the glue to prevent it from spreading.
  2. Step 2: Dip the comb in a mixture of 25% rubbing alcohol and 75% water. Rubbing alcohol can neutralize the adhesive properties of the glue. If you don’t have to rub alcohol, you can replace it with two crushed aspirin tablets in water.
  3. Step 3: Comb your hair quickly and dip the comb into the mixture after each stroke
  4. Step 4: Pull out the hair and apply some conditioner and continue brushing.
  5. Step 5: Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner, then rinse.

How do you get weave glue out of your hair?

Hair glue stuck in your hair is a fairly common and unavoidable case in people who require regular use of wigs.

However, you may be glad to know that there are plenty of home treatments available to help get rid of the weaving glue quickly. Here are six sure-to-work treatments that you should try.

Use olive/almond oil/baby oil

  • Apply oil to pasted parts, massage, and leave the oil on your hair for an hour.
  • Then, gently brush through with a wide-tooth comb and rinse hair with water.
  • Finally, you can wash your hair and incubate it as usual.

The procedure can be repeated if unsuccessful after the first try.

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Shampoo and conditioner

This is one of the safest methods you can take.

  • Start by wet your hair with warm water and apply a generous amount of shampoo and conditioner to your hair.
  • Next, gently massage your hair and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse the product with water until the water is clear.

You can also repeat the process until you get the desired results.

Put ice cubes on glue

  • Placing an ice cube on the sticky hair will also help the glue to harden and break easily.
  • Then what you need to do is brush it out.

Remove nail polish

Nail polish remover also works well in this case.

  • Soak a cotton ball in the bleach solution and apply it to the glue.
  • Then, use a cotton swab to rub and remove any remaining dry debris with a comb.

Peanut butter

You are asked to apply the peanut butter over the glued parts and let it sit for 30 minutes. It will loosen the glue bonds.

Dish soap

It sounds futuristic, but it might work. First, wet your hair with warm water and apply a generous amount of liquid soap. Rub the soap into hair and scalp and leave on hair for 1 hour before washing off.

See also: Does Dawn Dish Soap Lighten Hair Color?

Does weave glue damage hair?

It’s a pity to say that hair glue can be damaging to your scalp, possibly permanently.

According to information provided by The Hair Trauma Center founder and beauty expert Jacqueline Tarrant, the hair weave will blocks the pores in your scalp, prevent hair from “breathing”, and damage the hair follicles and hair drying.

Does hair glue cause hair loss?

Studies have shown that certain hairstyles such as braids and weaves can increase the risk of an irreversible type of baldness known as Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA).

It originates in the central part of the scalp and spreads out toward the edge of the hairline. Unfortunately, the glue can damage your scalp and the damage is often permanent.

How long does a glued-in weave last?

In well-maintained conditions, the tape-ins can last up to six to eight weeks on average.

Furthermore, the glue will last four to eight weeks and the protein binding extension will last from six to eight weeks.

Especially, with the clip-ins, it’s likely to last up to a year, since you’re not wearing them every single day.

Can I wash my hair with glued in tracks?

The adhesive in the hair glue is used to adhere to the colloidal hair strands that are not water-soluble and are perfectly safe to wash.

For a carefully tended glued-in weave, it can last for about one to two months before the glue starts to loosen. Take special note, you will need to wash your hair regularly to avoid salt, dirt, and mold from accumulating.

In Short

Aesthetically, hair weave glue still has advantages and disadvantages to your hair.

Due to the working conditions may require us to use it. However, in the case of the glue on your hair, you don’t need to cut your hair just because of stubborn hair glue.

With the methods mentioned above, we believe you have found convenient and quick ways to remove glue from your hair at home. Now, you can rest assured to change your look with wigs without fear of hair stickiness.



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