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Glue in hair—don’t care

By a hair’s breadth: How to get glue out of hair

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Avoid embarrassing situations that arise from adhesive-based projects and learn how to get glue out of your hair! It doesn’t take much for glue to end up in your hair when you’re focusing on putting that furniture together. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to get it out either!

The many uses of super glue

Super glue can be used for almost anything you can think of in terms of renovation and repair. Have a broken stool? Glue it back together. Assembling new pieces on your motorcycle? Add a little glue to keep the screws in place. Fixing a cracked floor tile? Grab some super glue gel to put the pieces back together. Whatever your project, there’s a glue for you to maximize the efficiency of your task. 

How to get glue out of hair

Super glue is the most popular form of glue today due to its powerful formula and fast drying time. While this certainly helps your projects, it can lead to a bit of an unintended mess by sticking to your skin, clothes, and worst—your hair! 


If you do get some glue stuck in your hair, don’t panic. Here are some options on how to remove glue from hair: 

  1. Soak a cotton ball in acetone, or acetone-based nail polish remover, then hold it onto the affected area. 
  2. After a few minutes, it should break the glue bonds and allow you to comb through your strands.
  3. Wash with traditional shampoo and conditioner. 


If you don’t have any acetone in the house, try some of the following alternatives:

  1. Soak your strands in oil! This option can take up to an hour, but it’s easy, safe, and eco-friendly. 
  2. For minimal amounts of super glue, simply try to comb through your hair. 


Before you get the scissors out, try one or all the above options. You’ll find it’s quick, simple and saves your luscious locks from the chopping block! 

Safe super glues for DIY projects

If you’re new to super glue, or you’re working on something that requires careful alignment of the glue, reach for Loctite Super Glue Extra Time Control. This high-performance glue offers a side-squeeze design and a slower drying time for total control during application. It allows you to realign your object, dries clear, and has super strength. For most of your general needs, this is the glue to go for!

Broke your heirloom wine glass? With super glue, you can have it repaired with almost no sign that it was ever broken in the first place. All you need is a glue that dries crystal clear, is water resistant, and is dishwasher safe. In this case, you would want to grab a bottle of Loctite Glass Glue

Products used

  • Loctite Glass Glue

    Bonding clear and colored, stained or tinted glass instantly. Dishwasher safe once cured.

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