How do I Remove Hair Weave Bonding Glue?

Remove hair weave bonding glue with olive oil.

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A hair weave can add length and thickness to your hair. Once attached, a hair weave is like an extension of your own hair. If you have grown tired of your weave, its removal will require you to break the bond between the glue and your hair. If not done properly, removal of the weave and the glue can cause severe damage to your hair, or worse yet---your hair can even break off at the bonding point.


Cleanse your hair as you normally would using your favorite shampoo. Rinse the shampoo with a warm water rinse.


Blot your hair dry with a clean towel. Apply olive oil to your hair liberally. Massage the olive oil into your scalp and hair using your fingertips.


Allow the olive oil to sit on your hair for about 15 minutes. The oil will loosen the glue, making it possible to slide the weave out of your hair.


Remove the weave by giving it a gentle tug and carefully pulling it out of your hair. Remove any remaining bits of glue from your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Simply run the comb through your hair and gather the stray glue bits as you move the comb through your hair.


Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. A clarifier will help remove the olive oil and any glue residue remaining on the hair. Rinse the clarifying shampoo from your hair with a warm water rinse. Shampoo your hair a second time, and rinse and dry your hair as usual.

Things You'll Need



3.Olive oil

2.Clean towel

4.Wide-toothed comb


Tips & Tricks


Substitute coconut or canola oil if you do not have olive oil.

Never apply oil to your hair when it is dry. Doing so will make it extremely difficult to rinse out. Apply the oil to clean, wet hair.


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