Unstick yourself

How to get super glue out of hair: The scissor free method

Even with a buzzcut, super glue can find its way onto your hair. Fear not though – what may seem like a tangled disaster will become a minor inconvenience with this easy-to-follow guide on how to get super glue out of hair.

How to remove super glue from hair: What tools are needed

The best thing about getting super glue out of hair, is that you only need a few common items. Chances are, you already have everything you need in your bathroom cabinet.

This includes:

  • acetone or nail polish remover
  • cotton balls 
  • cotton swabs
  • shampoo and conditioner

Unstick yourself: How to get super glue out of hair

So, you’ve got super glue in your hair. Don’t despair and don’t reach for the scissors – no need to cut off your locks. Instead, follow these simple steps:

  1. For smaller patches of glue near your scalp and hairline, saturate a cotton ball with acetone or nail polish remover and press it against the patch. Allow the chemical to soak into the super glue.
  2. For smaller patches nearer the tips of your hair, do the same but with a cotton swab. Pull the strands of hair taught and rub the area with the saturated cotton swabs.
  3. Shampoo and condition your hair. Conditioner is necessary as the acetone or nail polish remover will dry out your scalp and hair.

Master how to remove super glue from hair and reset with Loctite

Now that you’ve learned how to get super glue out of your hair, you’re ready to reset and get back to that repair job. Loctite Super Glue Professional, for instance, is ideal for heavy-duty projects and repairs. It works faster and holds stronger than ordinary instant adhesives thanks to a patented additive. It dries clear and it’s resistant to freezing temperatures.