How To Remove Hair Glue From Hair? Complete Guide & Useful Tips

If you are a girl who regularly uses weaves, extensions, wigs,… you will surely understand importance of glues in the process of maintaining them. Although using hair glue is a common method, removing it will take you lot of time and effort.

Using wig glue will help hair extensions become real, and natural. It can make sure that everything will be more in order even if you are active all day long. However, if you are not sure how to get the glue out of your hair, please refer to the article on how to remove hair glue from hair below.

Is Hair Bonding Glue Bad For Your Hair?

Hair Glue
Hair Glue

Yes, the glue can cause permanent damage to the hair if you do not remove it completely by different methods. 

In addition, this glue is the cause of problems for the scalp. Because it can burn or clog your hair follicles. The reason is that the glue contains a concentration of chemicals that are toxic and dry to the hair. Therefore, for people who own the fragile and sensitive scalp, the bad reaction may occur.

How To Remove Glue From Hair

If you’ve ever tried to remove glue from your hair with water, you may have found this to be quite futile. However, you should not be too worried because now there are many different ways to help you remove the glue from your hair. 

You can try different ways, depending on specific glue, texture, classification, and condition of hair to choose the suitable method. Here are few easy ways to help you get the glue out of your hair that you can refer to:

Preparation Before Removing Glue From Hair
Preparation Before Removing Glue From Hair

Shampoo And Conditioner

Using shampoo and conditioner to remove the glue is quite a popular method. We  combine both shampoo and conditioner and evenly apply it to your wet hair. Doing that will easily make your hair extremely smooth and glue is likely to loosen and fall out from your hair. 

In particular, you need to pay attention to the part with glue and rub it thoroughly and then keep your hair in the hair cap within 7-10 minutes

Then, you rinse your hair with water and use it with wide-tooth combs to completely remove the glue. If the glue is too tight, keep repeating the same actions above until all the glue is removed. After finishing, do not forget to condition your hair with serums, restore your hair well so that your hair is not dry and frizzy. 


Making the glue hard is always one of the quite effective and safe methods that people always think of, when the glue is on their hair. The ice will harden the glue and make it easier to remove your hair with your fingers or with a comb.

You can directly apply ice covering with a towel on the glued hair to make the substances condense. When the glue is completely hardened, you can use your hands to remove it or comb it out of your hair. 

I think it is advisable for you to operate it when you stand in front of your mirror to take correct steps. 

In addition, if you are afraid of ice water falling into your house, you should perform these movements in the bathroom to keep the house clean and dry.

Rubbing Alcohol Might Do the Trick

If you don’t have a bottle of 70% alcohol in your medicine cabinet, you can go out with a small bottle of alcohol to remove the glue from your hair. First, soak a few cotton balls in alcohol and place them on the glued area of ​​your hair. 

Then, you keep it in place for about 10 minutes. To fix the cotton part to the hair area, you can use hairpins and pins. However, you should not leave it on for too long, but only about 20 minutes is just because if left for a long time, it will cause dry hair and scalp and over time will become tangled and broken due to weak hair.

When the alcohol has worked and the glue comes out, you can use the tip of your hand to gently rub the affected hair and then gently remove the loose glue. Next, you use a wide-tooth comb to remove the crumbs of the glue. 

Finally, when the glue is completed, you proceed to wash and condition your hair as usual to avoid the effects of alcohol on your hair.

A small note, if you do not want the skin of your hands to come into contact with the alcohol during the hair removal process, you can use gloves to protect the skin of your hands.  

Nail Polish Remover

Nail Remover Helps Remove Glue From Hair
Nail Remover Helps Remove Glue From Hair

Use acetone – a substance commonly used when removing and washing nails. In acetone, there are many different substances that help you get the glue on your hair.

Acetone is incredibly beneficial to break down the glue stuck to your hair. But you should remember that you must use 2-3 drops of acetone. If you use excessively, it will damage your original hair and scalp. 

Dish Soap

Currently, some dishwashing oils with recipes to help remove grease in dishes can also be used as a thing to remove glue from hair by moistening, lightly moistening the hair with a little warm water.

Then, you use a sufficient amount of washing soap to massage and massage into the glued hair area. Next, you can use a nylon headband or towel and keep this condition of your hair for about 1 hour. 

Finally, rinse your hair with water, and don’t forget to use your fingers, combined with a wide-tooth comb to completely remove the glue. In addition, after washing your hair, deeply condition and restore moisture to make hair strong and smooth. 

Crushed Aspirin

Crushed Aspirin is a recipe that makes it easy to remove glue from your hair. You just need to crush 10 aspirin tablets and mix them with 2 tablespoons of shampoo and 4 tablespoons of witch hazel.

Then, apply the mixture just created to the area of ​​​​the glued hair and leave them for about 30 minutes and comb thoroughly with a wide-tooth comb. Doing that can help break glue down. 

Finally, you just need to wash your hair to wipe away all the residue of glue. Do not stop here. You need to moisturize your hair by using a hair conditioner to have a clean and fragrant hair. 

Coconut Oil Or Vaseline

Preparation Before Removing Glue
Preparation Before Removing Glue

You just need to apply a little coconut oil, vaseline, or another lubricant such as butter to the glued hair and use a comb to gently brush, and then use your fingers to remove the pieces of glue in about 10 minutes. After that, you can shampoo and condition as usual.


Latex usually has a liquid bond, so when exposed to heat, they will harden into a flexible substrate. The rubber parts will never be permanently glued, so you can completely remove them by removing warm water and soap and gently massaging the glued hair area. According to experts, you should incubate for about 20-45 minutes to achieve the desired effect and rinse thoroughly with water.

A solvent-based cleaner 

This silicone-based glue will not need to use heat to harden and you can still keep the hair extension if you want. 

According to an experienced person, if the glue you use is made of silicone material, you should use a solvent-based cleaner to break down chemicals, and 99% isopropyl alcohol is the recommended product.

However, if you can’t stand such high concentrations, go to the pharmacy to ask and buy products with lower concentrations that will not affect the scalp. 

You just need to pour a sufficient amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol on a towel and then dab those areas until the glue softens and cleans with shampoo, and incubation cream. 

In the case, you use keratin polymer glues that are made up of proteins and semi-hard chips. These chips often attach to hair to form strand extensions. This keratin will help you to bend easily when exposed to high temperatures. And it does not cause solidification at room temperature.

According to experts, if you try to remove keratin polymer glues, you need to use a special solvent to remove the adhesive. A solvent like Ghost Bond Ghost Buster will help melt the glue. 

In addition, the heat will also help to loosen the polymer through the use of warm water to the right temperature and mixing with the detergent. Do not forget to use gloves when using bleach so that the skin of your hands is not damaged.

Peanut Butter

Many people will feel quite strange when using peanut butter to remove glue from their hair. However, peanut butter is an extremely thick substance and contains large amounts of oil. It will help break down the substances in the glue and allow glue to be washed off more easily.

Besides, the use of peanut butter is also a popular food. And almost all families have it, and it is difficult to buy at the supermarket or groceries.

Steps to make with butter peanut:

  • Step 1: You apply an amount of peanut butter to the hair containing the glue.
  • Step 2: Then, use your hands to gently massage the butter into the glue and help them work better.
  • Step 3: You use a shower cap to cover your hair and incubate for about 30 – 45 minutes.
  • Step 4: You wash your hair and combine it with an appropriate amount of conditioner.
  • Step 5: You use a comb to comb all the tangles and remove the remaining glue. Then, rinse with water for the last time to complete.

Apple Cider Vinegar

It is a popular substance with a relatively cheap price. Moreover, it has many different uses such as helping to beautify skin, brighten skin, and prevent acne,… In addition, the acidity of this apple cider vinegar will help you remove the glue and comb your hair simply and easily.

Steps to remove hair glue with apple cider vinegar

  • Step 1: You apply a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the glued hair area.
  • Step 2: Gently massage the apple cider vinegar into the glue and keep it for a few minutes. 
  • Step 3: When you feel the glue gradually loosen, you can use a comb to remove and gently brush to glue the hair out. You should pay attention not to brush too hard so as not to hurt the hair as well as remove the remaining glue. 
  • Step 4: You can repeat several times until all the glue is removed.
  • Step 5: After cleaning, wash your hair with shampoo and combine it with your favorite conditioner.

Notes You Need To Know 

Here are few ways to take care of your natural hair after taking the glue that you need to know:

You need to do it carefully. It is because after removing the glue on the hair, the hair will be easily dull and damaged.

  • This hair glue is usually quite strong and harmful to the ends of the hair and roots. Therefore, you should combine the correct use to keep your hair healthy.
  • In the case, you find it a bit difficult to do at home. It is necessary to go to salon to ask the staff to help and ensure the safety of your hair.
  • In addition, do not forget to combine the use of quality shampoos, conditioners, and serums after each wash.
  • Girls having long hair should pay attention to take care of their hair to keep it smooth every day.


Above is the information about how to remove hair glue from hair that we want to share with you. Hopefully, the above information will help you know more different ways to take care of your hair, smooth and strong. 

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