Glue in hair? Don’t despair!

How to get super glue out of hair without giving yourself a new haircut

It doesn’t matter if you have long hair or a buzz cut, the properties of super glue that make it great for repair projects, also make it very good at sticking to your hair. If this happens, you don’t need to reach for the scissors – just follow our guide on how to get super glue out of hair.

How to remove super glue from hair: What you need

How to get super glue off hair? It’s easier than you might think. And you only need a couple of things to do it!

You will need:

  • Acetone, nail varnish remover OR, Loctite Glue Remover
  • cotton pads
  • cotton buds
  • shampoo and conditioner

Getting unstuck: How to get super glue out of your hair

So, you were making a repair and you got some super glue in your hair? Put the scissors down and check out these steps instead.

  1. If you only have a small patch of super glue in your hair close to your scalp or hairline, simply apply some Loctite Glue Remover to the affected area and cover with a cotton pad. Alternatively, you can soak a cotton pad in acetone, or nail varnish remover, and press this pad onto the super glue. Wait for the glue remover or acetone to soften the glue and remove the pad and glue gently. 
  2. If you have small patches of glue in the tips of your hair, do the same but this time use a cotton bud instead of a cotton pad. Soak the cotton bud in glue remover or nail varnish remover and run it along the affected strands of hair. 
  3. Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner. You need to use conditioner because any leftover glue remover or nail varnish remover can dry out your scalp and hair.

How to remove super glue from your hair and get on with your DIY projects

There you have it! Who knew that removing super glue from your hair was so easy? Of course, it’s even easier with Loctite’s Glue Remover, so next time you use super glue make sure you have some to hand. Another way to avoid getting super glue into your hair is to try out Loctite’s range of different super glues with different applicators. There’s Loctite’s Super Glue Precision Max, which is perfect for even the smallest jobs, there’s Loctite’s Super Glue Brush On or even Loctite’s Super Glue Perfect Pen. This way you can apply super glue in a precise manner and save your hair trouble.