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Samantha_Wilkinson
Posts: 110


I had hair extensions glued in yesterday for a photoshoot and have been trying to get it all out since last night.
All the extensions are out its just the glue left.
Ive used shampoo, conditioner, olive oil and heated it to break it down and melt it like I was told.
After trying and combing it out its now coated my hair so its all gloopy and I have no idea how to get it out! Pleease help!!
xx
Dec 01 08 03:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Amberly Ash
Posts: 2
Springfield, Massachusetts, US


they make a product specifically for taking out glue. I use salon pro sxclusives... super hair bonding remover lotion.. you put it in for a few minuets.... then use a small tooth comb and it comes out... painlessly... smile
Dec 01 08 03:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Courtney Edwards
Posts: 31
University Park, Florida, US


Is your hair ruined after you take out the glue extensions?
Dec 01 08 03:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Samantha_Wilkinson
Posts: 110


Amberly Ash wrote:
they make a product specifically for taking out glue. I use salon pro sxclusives... super hair bonding remover lotion.. you put it in for a few minuets.... then use a small tooth comb and it comes out... painlessly... smile

Thankyou I don't know if they sell it here in the uk but im gonna go try and buy some now! any other suggestions anyone?

Dec 01 08 03:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Samantha_Wilkinson
Posts: 110


Courtney Edwards wrote:
Is your hair ruined after you take out the glue extensions?

Not ruined just all coated in the glue, just found out it was heat activated glue so heating it up wasnt a good idea :S

Dec 01 08 03:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Rikala
Posts: 1,603
Rochester, New York, US


Baby oil

It takes a lot of shampoo to get it out afterward, but it works. Apply it directly to the glue then rub it into the glue mass with your fingers. It softens it and makes it easier to comb out. It also helps to separate the hair once the mass is softened, and comb it out in smaller portions.

From now on, use clip ins. I've moved on to them, and they are so much nicer!
Dec 01 08 03:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Samantha_Wilkinson
Posts: 110


Thanks everyone for your help!
I've just gone and bought stuff to help it and it seems to be working so hopefully this will work! xx
Dec 01 08 04:29 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Julie Mueller
Posts: 37


just go to sallys or something and ask for hair extension glue remover
Dec 01 08 12:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Can I just say this sounds so painful and messy! Oy! I am feeling blessed with my big Jersey mall hair right now!
Dec 02 08 05:34 am  Link  Quote 
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Diana
Posts: 2,372
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Rika Rave wrote:
Baby oil

It takes a lot of shampoo to get it out afterward, but it works. Apply it directly to the glue then rub it into the glue mass with your fingers. It softens it and makes it easier to comb out. It also helps to separate the hair once the mass is softened, and comb it out in smaller portions.

From now on, use clip ins. I've moved on to them, and they are so much nicer!

Baby oil does work but as you mentioned, it's a hell of a mess to get out afterwords. 

My suggestion is that you keep a 'shine spray' on hand as it'll do the job really well and is easy to wash out with a clarifying shampoo.  I like Ojon's Shine and Protect Glossing Mist. http://www.ojon.com/products/OJHG0216

Spray directly between extension seams and hair roots until fairly saturated, wait a few seconds then with your fingernails under the seam from the top, gently slide down.  Sliding the extension down is important to avoid major damage to your hair.

Remove excess glue with a fine tooth comb.

Edit to add: The other day when I was on set and someone else was doing hair, I found that Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover worked really well when he forgot his glue remover. wink

Dec 02 08 06:39 am  Link  Quote 
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CourtneyMcRury
Posts: 52
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Courtney Edwards wrote:
Is your hair ruined after you take out the glue extensions?

In the long run, it really does.  I know this from experience. I ended up having the same problem, trying to get the glue out, and i always ended up with small bald spots. My hair is still coping with it, and its growing slowwwly. I now stick to clip in ones! ( You can buy them usually at the extension store, and you just sew them in the extensions yourself ; this is the best way to make sure you are not damaging your hair at all ).

For some reason, the stuff to help the glue get out did not work. I ended up just showering in hot water, putting a whole lot of conditionerletting it sit there, and constantly combing it out with a brush and with a comb.

Dec 03 08 07:42 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Krissy Chong MUA
Posts: 104
Stafford, Virginia, US


any time of oil should work fine... sometimes i use conditioner also...
Dec 03 08 07:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Beauty Redefined
Posts: 354
Brooklyn, New York, US


You local beauty supply will carry a glue remover, but they tend to come in small bottles.. and if your hair is long , this will require a few bottles.

The cheaper yet effective way irequires

* Lots and Lots of conditioner
* Wide tooth comb
* Lots of Patience

Part you hair in four sections.... soak it with conditioner, let it sit for a while, comb through with out tugging.
Dec 03 08 07:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza Lynn
Posts: 1
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


i see up there baby oil... yes it will work... but a biiiggg mess !!!! trust me... i have done it.... just get the bond remover... its very cheap... get it online if you have to smile
Dec 13 08 06:05 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Alyson Taylor
Posts: 115
Greenville, South Carolina, US


When you wash your hair scrub your scalp really well. And keep the conditioner in a few extra minutes. You can try and comb your hair while you have the conditioner in it too, but I wait until I get out, brush my hair, then go back with a fine tooth comb and it comes right out.
Dec 13 08 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Zombified Studios
Posts: 15,009
Buffalo, New York, US


http://makeupmania.com/Details/IA-0157-21-000.cfm

Super-Solv gel is the best adhesive remover I have EVER used. 

It chews though pros-aide and other surgical adhesives like nothing else I have ever used. 

I cant imagine hair extension glue being any worse than pros-aide.
Dec 13 08 07:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Killa Priscilla
Posts: 129
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Baby oil will work like mentioned before.  Maybe try clip in extensions if you try this again : P
Dec 13 08 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Mayanlee
Posts: 3,549
New City, New York, US


MAn.... I hope that shoot was worth it ...
Dec 13 08 07:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Hillary Jane
Posts: 1
Round Rock, Texas, US


Mayanlee wrote:
MAn.... I hope that shoot was worth it ...

hahahahahaha!!!

Jun 14 11 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
SianRJJ
Posts: 179
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


So someone bonded extensions to your hair for one shoot and then left you to deal with it - I have to say this seems rather unfair to you and I assume you have had to spend money to remove the extensions and glue so are possibly out of pocket now.  Getting the bond out depends on what it is ie., glue or keratin.  You've been given some good suggestions for how to get it out, but if you are having issues still a heavy conditioning mask left on for awhile overnight if poss will not only break down the bonding agent but you get a lovely mask for hair in the process.  Use a tail comb to gently comb it out so as not to cause stress to your hair follicle.

Clip ins are good but if the style required something more free flowing micro rings would be a much better solution and they are quick and easy to remove with no stress to your hair or scalp.

Good luck with it

Sian
Jun 14 11 04:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ms BSK
Posts: 886
Brooklyn, New York, US


Hi guys - just in case you did not notice this thread is over two years old now.

I would hope by now she got the glue out of her hair. LOL
Jun 14 11 04:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
L U X E
Posts: 151
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Ms BSK wrote:
Hi guys - just in case you did not notice this thread is over two years old now.

I would hope by now she got the glue out of her hair. LOL

+1

Jun 15 11 05:47 am  Link  Quote 
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