How To Get Hair Glue Out Of Clothes

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How To Get Hair Glue Out Of Clothes

Hair glue is one of the strongest glues on the market and to get hair glue out of clothes can lead you to tearing that part of the fabric If you are not careful. When hair glue gets on your clothes the last thing you want to do is use a razor blade or anything Sharp on the clothes, but first, you need to know the different types of hair glue that can be used on your hair.

a person holding hair bonding glue in hand

Most Common Types Of Hair Glue That Might Get Stuck On Your Clothes:

Bonding Glue

These glues are latex base bonding glues that are in a thick liquid form and dry to a rubber form that is very flexible. These glues are commonly used for hair extensions and can last up to 3 weeks to a month, but they are very sensitive to oil and can be removed by it and conditioner if you wash them out thoroughly with it.

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Liquid Wig Adhesive

Ultra holder otherwise called liquid hair glue is a silicone base glue used for wigs that you use to secure a wig to a hairline for over a month. These glues dry easily by air but are very easy to get out with Medical alcohol.


How To Get Hair Glue Out Of Your Clothes:

Method 1. Rubbing Alcohol To Get Hair Glue Out

Using rubbing alcohol to remove liquid wig glue is the best option for this type of glue. The rubbing alcohol will slowly break down the glue and a lot it to slide out and brake down in your hands. 

Steps To Take:

1. Find every one of the spots on your clothes that have the hair glue stick to it so you do not miss any spots when you are done.

2. Get a few pieces of cotton swabs and wet them with rubbing alcohol and place them on the hair glue that is stuck on your clothes. Let it sit on the glue for 10 minutes.

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3. Once the 10 minutes are up you should be about to pull the hair glue off the clothes or it will break apart based on how much hair glue got on the clothes.

4. If the hair glue seems hard to come off, use a butter knife to scrape it off. Once you have gotten all the hair glue off that spot of the clothes use more rubbing alcohol to remove the hair glue.

Method 2. Using Oil To Remove Hair Glue

Some hair glues like bonding glue weakness are oil and that is why they last 2 weeks to a month in our hair. You can use olive oil, baby oil, and even coconut oil to loosen the hair glue and get it out of your clothes. To do this follow the instructions below.

Steps To Take:

1. Find the spots on the blouse or shirt with hair glue on it. Pour some of whatever oil you have into a tablespoon so you can pour it out under control.

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2. Pour a small amount of baby oil on the glue and let it sit for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes are up use your hands and pull or scrape the hair glue off. The hair glue should become really soft and stretchy.

3. Once all the glue has been removed, wash the clothes out properly and your clothes will be useable again.

Method 3. Dish Soap On Hair Glue

adding dawn dish soap to warm water

Dish soap is another great way to get hair glue off your clothes but what works best is dawn dish soap. Dawn dish soap is great when you use it on any stains so using it on hair glue on your clothes will be like washing your dishes.

Steps To Take:

1. If the clothes have a lot of hair glue spots on them then you need to fill a container with water and pour dawn dish soap in it and leave the clothes in it for 20 minutes.

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2. If the clothes only have one spot on them then you can get that spot wet with water and pour some dawn dish soap on it, 1 tablespoon will work perfectly.

3. Let the dawn dish soap sit for 10-20 minutes then you can use a butter knife and scrape the hair glue off the clothes.

4. If small amounts of hair glue are remaining used some more dawn dish soap and clean it off.

Method 4. Salt Water On Hair Glue

Trying this method to make sure it worked surprised me as well. Making some saltwater and only wetting the section of the clothes with the hair glue will remove it for sure.

Steps To Take:

1. To do this mix 50% salt to 50% water in a small container.

2. If more than one spot has hair glue then you will need 2 or more cotton swabs to wet with the water and dab each spot with it.

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3. Leave the spot wet with the saltwater for a few minutes until you see and feel the glue getting really soft. Now you can scrape it off with your hands or with a butter knife.

Method 5. Goo Gone

goo gone on countertop

I firmly believe that goo gone should be in everyone’s house because it can loosen and remove glue and other adhesives off any surfaces. If the glue was in your natural hair then I wouldn’t use it there but since the glue is on your clothes then you can use it.

Steps To Take:

1. To use the goo gone on the hair glue. Get a cotton swab and wet it fully with the goo gone and dab the hair glue with it.

2. Let it sit and within 5 minutes you can either scrape the glue off the clothes or pull it off with your fingers. 

3. Always wash out your clothes fully when you use any sort of chemicals on them.

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Method 6. Nail Polish Remover 

a person holding acetone in there hands

Nail polish remover isn’t just for nails lately for me. I have used it to get hair dye off a countertop, get permanent markers off your skin and even remove spray paint off floors and plastic. So nail polish remover will remove the hair glue off your clothes but do this with a precaution that It may bleach a certain type of fabric or color shirt or blouse.

Steps To Take:

1. Wet a cotton swab with a generous amount of nail polish remover and wet the spot on your shirt with it.

2. Let it sit for a few minutes then use a toothbrush and brush the hair glue off your clothes and you are done.

Method 7. White Vinegar Oh Hair Glue

White distilled vinegar can be used on a lot of stains you can find in most houses. Using it on hair glue is no different. All you need to do is mix 50% water with 50% vinegar and pour it on the spot with the hair glue.

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Let the vinegar work on the hair glue stain for 2-5 minutes then you scrape off the hair glue. Some hair glue might still be on the clothes so add more vinegar to it and scrape it more.

How To Remove Hair Glue From Skin?

Having hair glue on your skin is the last thing you want to happen to you. Now you would be worrying about getting it out the hair on your body and getting it off your skin. To get the hair glue off your skin, you will need baby/olive oil and some paper towel.

Steps To Take:

1. The first thing you need to do is add some baby oil/olive oil into a teaspoon and gently apply it to the area with the hair glue.

2. Let it sit on the hair glue for 10 minutes before touching it to ensure the glue is fully softened and will not pull the skin.

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3. Once the 10 minutes are use the paper towel and gently wipe it off your skin.


When using hair glue, you should always cover your body and clothes with something to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you again. Getting hair glue on your skin is much harder to remove and can actually burn your skin if you put chemicals on it and try to pull it off.

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