How to Remove Glue From Hair Without Cutting

Does your kid get stuck in their hair with glue or chewing gum? 

Or do you glued your hair while dealing with your crafting project?

Or do you glue your hair while hairstyles with hair extensions, wigs, or weaves?

No matter in which groups you align. At first glance, you feel stressed and might think about cutting your hair.

Relax, and take a deep breath, as here I’ll show you multiple methods on how to remove glue from hair. Some of these are too easy to follow and won’t cost you a single penny except a bit of time and energy.

However, if you find following these cost-free methods tedious and time-consuming, you can go to some commercial glue removers that I also discuss. 

That means, in a word, this glue-removing guideline will be your champ to relief from glooey hair. So let’s get started.

How To Remove Glue From Hair (Homemade Solutions)

Gluing hair isn’t that common, like gluing skin and clothes Similarly, removing glue from hair isn’t easy because any lack of care or excessive force may damage your hair. 

Though which glue removing methods will be appropriate will depend on the types of glue, its amount, and its condition. But, using natural resources will be safe, eco-friendly, and economical, where they are suitable for small amounts of glue. 

Considering all those things, first, I would like to describe some chemical-free glue removal methods to save your hair from unwanted damage.

Method 1: Using coconut oil or olive oil

You know very well coconut and olive oil are exclusively good for hair growth and won’t do any damage. So, first, let’s apply it. 

The Things You Need

  • Coconut or olive oil
  • A wide comb
  • Regular shampoo and conditioner

Step 1: Massaging coconut oil

Massage coconut oil on the gooey hair with your fingers and wait approximately an hour to let the oil’s lubricant dissolve the glue. 

Step 2: Brushing hair

When the glue becomes soft, brush your hair with a wide-tooth comb so that there will be less chance of hair fall. You should remove as many sticky glue chunks by combing your hair as possible. 

Step 3: Washing and conditioning hair

You’ll find your hair sticky due to glue residue and oil, so you must wash the hair with your regular shampoo and use conditioner to get back their shine. 

Step 4: Air dry your hair

Since your hair has already gone with too much stress, it’s not wise to keep them under another stress. So please don’t use a hair dryer to dry them; instead, air dry your hair. 

Note: You can also follow this method with petroleum jelly, baby oil, toothpaste, and apple cider vinegar. Because baby oil and petroleum jelly have that lubricant that can soften the glue, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and toothpaste contains sodium fluoride (NaF) that is potent for removing glue. 

Method 2: Using ice cubes

You may wonder by reading that ice can remove glue from hair. Yes, once you apply ice on the glued hair, the ice-cold will make the glue solid chuck to remove it with a comb. 

The Things You Need

  • A plastic cup
  • Water
  • A stick 
  • A towel

Step 1: Making ice

Fill one-third of the disposable plastic cup with water and place an ice cream stick in its middle. Now keep it in the freezer.

Step 2: Applying the ice

When the water turns into ice, remove the ice cup from the freezer and bring the ice from the cup by holding its stick. Place a towel on your shoulder to avoid wetting your clothes, and hold the ice on the gluey hair for 10-15 minutes. 

Step 3: Removing glue from hair

Peel it with your fingers when the glue becomes solid and soft. You can also brush your hair with a wide-tooth comb until no glue is left. 

Step 4: Washing hair

Now, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as you wash them when bathing. 

Note: You can instantly apply an ice cream, frozen water, or milk bottle instead of making ice. 

Trust me; these two methods can remove glue from hair without chemical-based glue remover. 

How To Remove Glue From Hair (Chemical Solutions)

But, if there is an excess amount of glue on your hair, you should apply any chemical glue remover instead of these homemade remedies. 

Method 3: Using acetone

Pure acetone, or acetone-based nail polish remover, works excellent for removing glue from hair and other materials. As acetone isn’t expensive, you can get it with minimum cost. Let’s learn how to use acetone to remove glue from hair. 

The Things You Need

  • Cotton balls
  • Acetone or acetone-based nail polish remover
  • Bobby pins
  • A narrow tooth comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner

Step 1: Moisten the cotton pads

Soak as many cotton pads as needed with acetone depending on the glued hair and place them on the hair with bobby pins. Wait 10-15 minutes to let acetone work to dissolve the glue. 

Step 2: Brush the glued hair

Once the glue is soft, brush the hair with a narrow tooth comb to peel them out. Don’t brush your hair vigorously to avoid hair damage and falls. 

Step 3: Wash your hair

Wash your hair with shampoo to clean the loosened glue. After washing, apply conditioner to maintain your hair pH level. 

Note: You can use rubbing alcohol if you don’t have acetone at home. The glue-removing process with rubbing alcohol is the same as acetone. 

Method 4: Using Goo Gone

Goo Gone is one of the best glue removers that exclusively get the glue off from ceramic, metal, and plastic. You can also use it for removing hair glue. 

The Things You Need

  • Goo Gone
  • Cotton balls
  • A wide-tooth comb 
  • Shampoo and conditioner

Step 1: applying Goo Gone

Soak some cotton balls with Goo Gone and swab the glued area of your hair with the saturated balls until the glue is soft. 

Step 2: Brushing the hair

Pick the comb and softly brush your hair to remove loosened glue. 

Step 3: Washing hair

Wash your hair with shampoo to clean the glue stickiness and apply a conditioner to rejuvenate your hair’s moisture. 

Note: Goo Gone is only applicable if the glue won’t touch your hair scalp. If you have to remove glue from your hair scalp, it’s recommended to use Goo Gone Hand soap, which you find in your nearest hardware shop or online. 

Removing Glue According To Glue Types


So till now, I have talked about the general process of removing glue from hair. But there are specific types of glue like super glue, hair glue, medical glue, chewing gum glue, tape glue, etc. 

As I don’t know, your hair is stuck with which types of glue. So I’ll share probable glue removing solutions considering all types of glue to make this guideline convenient for you. 

How To Remove Super Glue From Hair 

Removing super glue from hair won’t be that hard as most glue removers can break the glue gunks. 

The Things You Need

  • Cotton ball
  • Acetone 
  • Comb 
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Saturate some cotton balls with acetone and place them on the glue-affected area of your hair. 
  • Wait a few minutes to break the super glue strength, and scrape the soft super glue with your nails. You can also use a comb to peel off the glue. 
  • Wash the hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner. 

How To Remove Hair Glue From Hair 

Hair glue is especially used to wear extensions or wigs. When you want to put off the hair extensions, you have to remove glue from the hair. Let’s see how to remove hair glue from hair home remedy. 

Method 1: Using hair glue remover shampoo

Various types of shampoos are available in the market. Some are formulated for curly hair to reduce shrinkage; some are for straight hair. Yes, some shampoo is excellent for removing glue from hair. 

The Things You Need

  • Glue remover shampoo 
  • A wide-tooth comb
  • Conditioner


  • Wet your hair with tap water, and apply hair bonding glue remover shampoo on your hair and scalp. Gently massage the shampoo to break the glue bond. 
  • Now, brush your hair with the comb to peel off the hair glue and clean the shampoo residue with water. 
  • Apply conditioner to the hair’s lower part and rinse them. 

Method 2: Using dish soap

You may just know that dish soap can only clean dishes and kitchen appliances. If so, you don’t have a good knowledge about this type of cleaner. Some fish soaps are available, which are really crazy to cut grease, as they have been formulated with grease-cutting components. 

Two of the most grease-cutting dish soaps are Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap and Clorox Fraganzia Liquid Dishwashing Soap. Let’s look at how you use these to remove glue from hair. 

The Things You Need

  • Lukewarm water (that won’t damage hair)
  • Any dish soap
  • A bathing cap
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • First, make some sections of your glued hair and wet them with lukewarm water. 
  • Pour a few drops of dish soap on your palm and massage it on your hair for a few minutes. Cover your hair with a bath cap and wait around an hour. 
  • After one hour, remove the bath cap and gently try to remove the soft glue with your fingers and a wide-tooth comb. 
  • Shampoo your hair and apply conditioner to maintain your hair’s pH level to avoid damaging them. 

Method 3: Using Crushed Aspirin

Aspirin is found in tablets that are used for meditation. These tablets can reduce inflammation, fever, and pain. Besides using the Aspirin tablets to reduce your pain or fever, you can use them to remove glue from hair. 

The Things You Need

  • 5 Aspirin tablets
  • 1 tablespoons shampoo
  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel


  • First, crush the Aspirin tablets and mix the powder with shampoo and witch hazel to make a paste. 
  • Apply the homemade paste to the glued hair, massage with your fingers, and wait around 25-30 minutes. 
  • Now, remove the glue by rinsing your hair. If you find more glue, repeat the process until all the glue is gone from the hair.
  • Finally, wash your hair with shampoo and use a conditioner.

How To Remove Glue In Hair Extensions With Acetone

For your busy life, easy solution, here are the instructions to use acetone to get out hair glue from your natural hair or hair extensions. 

The Things You Need

  • Acetone
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • First, divide the hair into sections to reach the glue-affected hair and spray acetone on the glued hair. Let the acetone sit for 3-4 to reduce the glue strength and soften.
  • Once the glue is soft, remove the glue with your finger or comb. For more glue chuck, you can apply more acetone. 
  • When you are sure there is no glue left on your hair, wash them with shampoo and conditioner.  

How To Remove Hair Glue From Edges 

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Removing hair glue from edges will be hard nuts to crack unless you don’t know how to do that. But, nothing to worry, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol or rubbing alcohol will be your best bet for removing hair glue. 

The Things You Need

  • A microfiber cloth
  • 70% rubbing alcohol
  • A narrow tooth comb
  • A paper towel
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Pour some rubbing alcohol on the cloth to soak it, and gently rub the cloth on your forehead to break down the glued bond. 
  • When one edge of hair comes off, hole that part with your left hand and rub the soaked cloth beneath the hair. By doing so, remove all the glue from the hair and the hair extension. 
  • Now, soak the paper towel with alcohol, cover your forehead, and wait 3-5 minutes. (You can skip this step if there is no glue residue left)
  • Shampoo and condition your hair as you do regularly. 

How To Remove Salon Pro Hair Bonding Glue

Did you use salon pro hair bonding glue to attach hair laces for your new hairstyle? Now, you need to remove them. In that case, you have to use one of the best hair glue remover X10 tape remover, which has earned 2200+ global ratings. You can unconditionally rely on it. 

The Things You Need

  • X10 tape remover
  • A wide tooth comb 
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Dividing your hair, reach the area where you use salon pro hair bonding glue. 
  • Now, apply the X10 tape remover depending on your needs. The remover will instantly loosen the glue, so remove the glue with your finger or comb. 
  • Clean your hair with shampoo and conditioner in a traditional way. 

How To Get Medical Super Glue Out Of Hair

Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a treatment to record brain activity. This treatment needs glue and the glue’s name is EEG glue, depending on its name. After treatment, you must remove the glue from your hair and scalp to keep them pesky glue-free. Here is how you remove eeg glue from hair.

The Things You Need

  • Acetone
  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Spray some acetone on the gluey area of your hair and scalp and properly massage to wet the glue. Rest the acetone for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Now, scrape the soft eeg glue with your finger’s nail or remove them with a comb. 
  • Clean your hair with shampoo and conditioner to remove loosened glue residue and build-up. 

How To Remove Latex Glue From Hair 

Latex glue is mainly used for actors’ aging make-up. Removing this glue may take some time if you use homemade solutions, so you need to have some patience. However, if you use commercial glue remover, you can make the process faster. 

The Things You Need

  • Any oil or lubricant
  • A shower cap
  • A wide-tooth comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Soak the glued hair and scalp with oil or lubricant and wear a shower cap. 
  • Now, wait 30-60 minutes, depending on your glued hair, strength, and condition. 
  • Once the lubricant breaks down the glue, use the comb to remove the broken glue from your hair. 
  • Afterward, rinse your hair and thoroughly wash with shampoo and use a conditioner. 

How To Remove Gorilla Glue From Hair 

If your hair comes in contact with Gorilla glue while crafting, that will be an incredible mess up for your hair. However, you can get out this glue with baking soda and white vinegar. 

The Things You Need

  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons baking soda
  • A fine-tooth comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Make a paste like a pan butter cake by mixing baking soda and white vinegar. 
  • Apply the paste to the gooey hair, wait 20 minutes, and brush the glue. 
  • When no glue is left, wash your hair with shampoo and apply conditioner. 

How To Remove Hot Glue From Hair

There is a minimum chance of getting your hair stuck with hot glue. But, if you are unfortunate, you may have to remove low-temperature hot glue from the hair. 

The Things You Need

  • A hairdryer
  • Soft clean cloth
  • Fine tooth comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Run the hair dryer and hold it on the glued hair as you dry your hair with it. 
  • When the glue melts, wipe them out from the hair with a soft clean cloth. 
  • Repeat the process until there is no dried hot glue. 
  • Remove the excess soft glue with a comb. (If necessary)
  • Finally, clean your hair with shampoo and apply conditioner. 

How To Remove Chewing Gum From Hair

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Did your kid stick chewing gum in their hair? There is nothing to worry about, as removing chewing gum from the hair is not too hard. You can do it with coke and ice, which you instantly find available at home. Let’s see how

Method 1: How to remove gum from hair with coke 10

You must drink coke to feel refreshed, right? Yes, you can use this drinking to remove chewing gum, as it contains phosphoric acid, which helps dissolve chewing gum stickiness. 

The Things You Need

  • A can of coke
  • A soup bowl
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Pour a can of coke into the soup bowl. 
  • Soak your kid’s chewing gum’s stick hair into it, and wait 4-5 minutes to let the phosphoric acid work. 
  • Now, remove the chewing gum from your kid’s hair with your fingers. 
  • Wash the hair with shampoo and conditioner. 

Method 2: How to remove gum from hair with ice

If coke isn’t available right now, you can also use some ice cubes to harden the chewing gum for removal. 

The Things You Need

  • Some ice cubes
  • A towel
  • Ziplock bag
  • Shampoo and conditioner


  • Bring some ice cubes from your freezer and keep them in a ziplock bag. 
  • Apply the ice-filled ziplock bag to the chewing gum-sticking hair for 10-15 minutes. You can also place a towel on your kid’s shoulder to avoid wetting clothes. 
  • Once the chewing gum becomes hard, peel it with your fingers. 
  • Now, wash the hair with shampoo and conditioner. 


Hair glue that doesn’t damage hair?

If you consciously look, you will get a variety of hair glue that won’t damage your hair. I just suggest you top-notch three among many. 

  • GHOSTBOND™ XL Hair Replacement Adhesive

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  • Esha Absolute Lace Wig Adhesive Glue

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Salon Pro 30 Second Bonding Glue

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These three hair adhesives are excellent for tipping hair extensions on your natural hair when applying them correctly. 

How can I protect my hair from glue?

Prevention is always better than cure. So why not take steps to protect your hair from the glue. Applying an anti-glue solution is one of the most effective ways to avoid hair damage due to hair glue. Let me tell you three solutions.

  • Morning Glory’s Gro-Protect Solution

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  • Salon Pro 30 Sec’s Weave Wonder Wrap

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Robert’s Diamond Bond Protective Shield

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If you apply one among them, you can be assured that the glue won’t reach your hair.

Is glue safe for hair?

Partially yes and no. If you choose the right hair glue, properly use it on hair, and remove them with proper care, then the glue is safe for hair. On the other hand, if all the procedures are done wrongly, the glue won’t be safe for hair. 

Does glue cause hair loss?

Yes, glue can be a major cause of hair loss. Using cheap hair adhesive can block your hair pores and follicles, which slow down and even stop hair growth. In the last stage, you’ll lose your hair for it. 

Can hair grow back after glue damage?

Yes, hair will regrow after glue damage because the glue won’t permanently damage your hair scalp and follicles. But, it takes at least 2-4 months, as your scalp needs time to recover from the damage. 


So, there I have discussed almost everything on how to remove glue from hair. Moreover, I also show you some effective solutions to prevent gluing your hair. So you should be aware of using glue while styling hair or crafting. 

But, if hair sticks with glue, follow any one method among these that I have revealed and get sticky-free hair without scissors.  

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