The Easy Way to Remove Weaving Glue From Hair

Purify your hair when it's time for a fresh start.
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A weave gives you a brand-new look by adding instant length and body to your mane. Tacky, rubber-based glue keeps a weave from falling off your scalp. If some of that glue gets in your hair, though, you'll find that it works a little too well. Some people use oil to get the glue out, but that turns your hair into a greasy mess. A silicone spray or keratin glue remover is much more effective.

Spritz your hair with silicone spray. Alternatively, smooth some keratin glue remover over your hair.

Massage the glue remover or silicone spray into your hair so that all glued areas are thoroughly covered. Wait a few minutes to allow the glue to soften.

Run a fine-tooth comb through your hair from the roots to the ends. If necessary, apply more silicone or glue remover directly to your hair, then comb it through.

Rinse your hair with lukewarm water, then shampoo as usual.

  • If you experience a rash, pain, itching or any other negative effects when applying glue, stop and remove the glue immediately. You might be allergic to the rubber or other materials in the glue.
  • Shampoo your weave every one to two weeks. When washing, don't rub the shampoo in. Instead, smooth it over the weave.
  • You can also use silicone spray or glue remover to take out your weave. To do so, apply the glue remover or silicone spray to the weft, which is the part of the weave that's glued to your scalp. When the glue softens, the weave should detach easily from your scalp. If it won't come off, the glue isn't soft enough yet.

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.