How to Get Glue Out of Hair?
There are numerous scenarios that could have led you to ask the question of "How to get glue out of hair?" Whether it was an arts and crafts mishap, or maybe some glue dripped from your wig or extensions - there is no need to worry. This guide will carefully explain what to do to get the glue out of your hair without cutting off the lump that has stuck together.
WASH YOUR HAIR
The first thing you should try is to wash your hair as usual. The soap in your shampoo should be able to loosen the adhesive qualities of the glue. You might need to apply more shampoo than usual though. This is the best method to use if you noticed the glue early on before it had time to harden. However, this is still the first thing you should do even if the glue has hardened a bit, just be sure to gently wash your hair. Take your time washing out the glue - impatience may cause more damage to your hair.
After you have gently washed your hair, apply a generous amount of conditioner. The ingredients in conditioners that leave your hair feeling silky is exactly the lubrication needed to break apart the glue and remove whatever remains. For the best results, leave the conditioner in your hair for a minimum of five minutes before rinsing it out. Hopefully, this will be enough to wash loosen whatever glue is left on your hair.
APPLY SOME OIL
Grab some hair-friendly oil and gently rub it into the area of your hair with glue on it. It would be best to use coconut or argan oil, as they both offer great benefits for your hair, aside from their ability to loosen the adhesiveness of the glue. Once you have applied the glue and rubbed it a bit, leave it on for about an hour before washing it out. If the glue is still wet, the oil should be able to slide between the hair and the glue, creating an anti-sticking barrier. However, if the glue has already hardened, the oil can still come between and smooth out the clump.
CONDITIONER / OIL AND COMB
Before going to the lengths of washing your hair, you might want to try combing out the glue with the help of your conditioner or glue - either will work. The silky effects that your conditioner or oil leaves may be the key to removing the glue. First, apply your choice of conditioner or oil onto the area with the glue and gently rub it in.
Second, take a fine-toothed comb and begin to comb the section of your hair with the glue downwards. Be careful not to comb forcefully as this could damage your hair, not to mention it can be quite painful to pull on your hair. Be patient, and gently comb. If there is a big clump, start combing from the bottom part of the clump, trying to break the glue apart one piece at a time. If the glue has not softened, try adding a bit more conditioner or oil so that the clump of glue simply slides off the hair as you comb. If this method does not work, then you should refer back to the washing method.
Rubbing alcohol contains stronger chemicals, and for this reason, we recommend that it be your last resort. Rubbing alcohol will loosen the adhesiveness of glue, making it break apart. It is especially used for the more stubborn glues that don't want to come out no matter what you try. Apply a small amount of it onto the glue and gently rub it into the clump. Leave it for five to ten minutes, allowing it to do its magic and break the clump apart.
After ten minutes, take a fine-toothed comb and begin combing your hair very gently until you managed to comb out the glue. Once the big clump has been combed out, there will probably be a few small pieces of glue stuck to your hair. These can easily be removed after washing your hair, not forgetting the conditioner to leave your hair feeling silky smooth.
In the end, there is no reason to panic when you accidentally get some glue in your hair. Whether it is still wet or already dry and hard, there are a few ways to remove it without any lasting consequence.