How to Get Hair Glue Out of Hair (Home Remedies)

Anyone who loves their wigs and extensions will know how important it is to have super-strong hair glue.

Hair glue keeps your wigs and weaves in place, making them stay where they should be, keeping them looking as natural as wigs can be. 

Hair Wigs moving or falling out would be EMBARRASSING.

Yes, hair glue really gets the job done, but unfortunately, it can cause problems when you cant remove the glue from your hair!

Ironic I know, it’s that strong you can’t even remove the glue when you won’t take out your weave. 

So you want to know how to get hair glue out of your hair, well there are plenty of different solutions, and some of the best are simple home remedies.

Dont panic. It’s easier to remove the glue when you know how. 

So let’s go through all the home remedies we have found to remove glue from your hair with simple step by step instructions. 

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How To Remove Hair Glue From Hair Home Remedy

  1. Let’s Try Shampoo and Conditioner

One of the easiest ways to remove glue from your hair is by using your everyday shampoo and conditioner. Be sure to jump in the bath rather than a shower, as this process can be a little lengthy and will need a bit of patience. 

You need to make sure you are gentle when lathering the shampoo into your hair. Even if your glue is starting to disintegrate, scrubbing too hard can still be rather painful. 

Rinse your hair to remove all the shampoo from your hair and apply your conditioner generously. This will need to be left in for 10 minutes, so quick here’s your excuse to chill and relax a little longer in the bath. 


I would recommend this set of shampoo and conditioner called Crack hair fix, it may be on the pricey side of hair products but this really is the set you need to help restore the health of your hair.

Any hair that has been damaged from the glue being stuck in your scalp this shampoo and conditioner, will fix it (this must be why it causes cracks hair fix).

Once the 10 minutes is up, rinse the conditioner from your hair. It’s important not to comb or brush your hair until you have dried it with your hairdryer. Then use your comb to rake through your hair and check if there is any glue left in your hair. 

If you feel like you have still parts of the glue left, repeat the shampoo and conditioner process repeatedly. Each time it will help remove a bit more from your hair. 

2. Conditioner and a Comb

Now that you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, remove as much of the glue as possible. It’s essential to now remove any loose glue left in your dry hair, just tease your comb through the hair but very gently. 

If you still have hair glue stuck on your skin or scalp, what you can do is apply a small amount of conditioner to the adhesive area. Then comb the conditioner through with a narrow-toothed comb

Simply comb from the top of your scalp to the ends of your hair until you feel you are starting to remove the glue that has been left in the hair. 

This is such a satisfying feeling, removing the glue.

kent salon style fine. teeth comb

3. Rubbing Alcohol

Once you have removed all the glue you can by using shampoo, conditioner and combing your hair. Then you may need to try some rubbing alcohol if your hair glue is still being stubborn.

Rubbing alcohol help soften the glue, making it easier to remove. 

Section the area you are still having troubles with and apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Be sure to let it soak into the glue for at least 10 minutes. 

Be sure to keep the rubbing alcohol away from your eyes (trust me, its stings).

As you feel the alcohol begins to slowly loosen the glue, gently massage the area affected with your fingers. You can also use a wide comb on the area to try and help break up the hair glue and remove the free bits of glue. 

Rubbing alcohol is not only an excellent option for removing glue from your hair but also a fantastic quick option for removing tape extensions with alcohol. 

rubbing alcohol for hair glue removal

4. Dishwashing Soap

Dishwashing soap is an excellent option as a homemade glue remover, especially if you try to remove bonding glue from hair extensions.

Suppose you have followed the previous steps, washing your hair, combing and even bonding remover products. 

It’s worth soaking your hair in dishwashing soap so you can finally loosen the more challenging parts.

5. Use Olive Oil or Baby Oil 

Olive oil and baby oil work in the same way and work as a great dissolving agent, helping the glue break down and slide out. Be sure to saturate your sections of hair and rub it in well. 

Leave your hair to soak in oil for an hour or so to get the full effect. Thanks to the oil, the glue should have become softer. It is now easier to comb through your hair and remove any glue on your scalp without causing any damage. 

Be sure to repeat the process if you dont get all the glue out the first time around. 

6. Put Ice Cubes on Glue

If you find the above methods haven’t quite got rid of all the glue, or you are suffering from matted hair, then try placing ice cubes on your hair. The glue will freeze and harden, making it easier to remove it all. All you need to do is comb the frozen glue lumps out of your hair. 

ice cubes to remove hair glue

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Coconut Oil Remove Hair Glue?

Coconut oil is an excellent natural product to remove glue, as oils help break up chemical bonds from the glue. 

Coconut oil will also be a great option to help remove extensions bonding glue. Simply gently rub the oil onto the glue that is stuck in your hair and then wash it out thoroughly removed with a comb. 

Majestic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil

Can You Remove Hair Bonding Glue From Clothes?

You should be able to remove hair bonding glue from most clothes, but each piece will be different washing instructions depending on the fabric. You can start by creating your own homemade hair glue removal mixture. 

Start by adding two tablespoons of white vinegar in the microwave for 20 seconds until it’s hot. Now scrub the glue on your clothes and rinse the mixture off, and it should come right away with a damp cloth. 

Read Here: How to Get Blu Tack Out Of Hair


Hopefully, the guide above has given you enough glue removal options. This process is sure to work, and if you are finding parts in your hair still, then it’s a simple game of patience and repeating the steps until it’s all gone.

How did you find our guide on how to get hair glue out of your hair? Are there any questions, then please feel free to contact us? We love to hear from our readers. 

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