The Easy Way to Remove Weaving Glue From Hair

by Kimbry Parker ; Updated February 16, 2017

It may take several attempts to remove weaving glue from your hair.

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A weave is a quick way to add length, volume or a new style to your hair. Weaves are often applied with weaving glue to hold the fake hair in place. After the weave has been removed, it’s not uncommon for some of the glue to be left in your hair, and you’ll want to get it all out to prevent damage to your scalp and natural hair. If shampooing doesn't do it, some easy home remedies can get the glue out for good.

Wet your hair with warm water. Apply a generous squirt of dish soap to the palm of your hand and scrub it into your hair and scalp. Leave the soap in your hair for at least one hour before rinsing your hair.

Use olive oil, almond oil or baby oil to remove the glue. Saturate the glued areas with oil and rub it in for a few minutes. Leave the oil in your hair for a minimum of 15 minutes, then gently comb through the softened glue with a fine-tooth comb. Rinse your hair with water, then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Wet your hair with warm water. Apply hair conditioner liberally to the glue in the hair. Wrap your hair up in a towel and wait 20 minutes. Rinse your hair, then run a comb through your strands to remove any remaining glue.

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Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.