Hair extensions are a great way to add volume and length to the hair. There are several types of hair extensions available nowadays such as weaved in, clipped in, metal clamped, glued on, braided in. Gluing hair extensions is done by fusing the natural hair with the hair extensions using a protein glue. The hair strands are separated from the rest of the hair with plastic templates. The hair will be inserted in the hole of the plastic template to isolate the hair for a more precise bonding.
Each hair extension is attached to the natural hair using a glue gun. The glue gun melts the glue making it adhere to the hair and hair extension. The hair and the hair extensions are rolled together using the fingers to make sure the two sections of hair are well bonded. The glue will rapidly cool and harden. So that the glue to properly adheres, the hair needs to be clean and free of conditioner. Hair extensions look great but when it’s time to take them out, it can be a hassle for inexperienced people.
Removing the glue completely from the hair can be pretty difficult, so a lot of patience is needed. If you can’t afford to go to a saloon to get your glue on hair extensions removed, you can try do do it yourself. To remove the glue from the hair you can use:
Glue remover available in beauty supply stores. It removes the glue from the hair by breaking the glue’s adherence. Apply the glue remover on the bonds and let it sit. Brush the glue out gently to avoid hair breakage using a fine tooth comb.
Baby oil can also be used to remove the glue. The oil will cause the glue to slide off. Rub the baby oil onto the bond using your fingers to loosen them up. Brush the glue out using a fine tooth comb. It will be pretty difficult, so be patient and gentle with your hair.
Nail polish remover can also be used to remove the hair glue only it needs to be used in small amounts and on one section at a time because it is harsh on the hair. Nail polish remover contains acetone which can dissolve the glue.
Conditioner can make the glue separate from the hair. The conditioner needs to be left on the hair for a while to penetrate it. Brush gently the glue out. You need to repeat the process several times in order to remove the glue completely.
Remember to shampoo well and use conditioner. Be patient and gentle with your hair to minimize the damage.