How to Remove Hair Glue from Extensions Without Damage

How to Remove Hair Glue from Extensions Without Damage

There are many reasons why tape-in hair extensions are one of the most common types of weft hair extensions! For one, they’re more affordable, and they’re also easy and quick to apply. You won’t be spending hours at the salon when you get your tape-ins applied. But at some point, you’ll have to remove those extensions to get them ready for a fresh reapplication. If you’re dealing with a sticky situation and don’t know how to remove hair glue from extensions, we’re ready to help! 

Do you know what to look for when buying removers? At Big Kizzy, we have not one hair glue remover, not two, but three that each serve a specific purpose. Stylists swear by our three-step process (it makes their job way easier!). We’ll get into more detail on why we stick with three removers for hair glue. Then we’ll go over how to remove hair extension glue without damage for those of you ready to remove tape-ins. Let’s get into it!   

Why We Use a 3-Step Hair Glue Remover Process 

Whether you’re a DIY hair queen or a professional stylist, our three-remover process just makes sense! Our hair extension experts have removed their fair share of hair extensions over the years. We knew there had to be a better way. So why do you need three removers? Allow us to explain! 

Here’s how to remove hair glue from extensions with our trio of removers:  

Remover 1: Tape In Extension Remover Spray 

The first step is Remover 1, which is only used to take the hair extensions out, not for residue. This is an alcohol-based remover that works quickly to loosen and remove tape-in hair extensions. The formula is oil-free, so there won’t be any oily residue left behind after this step. You can also use this remover as a quick fix for any tape-in application mistakes!  

Remover 2: Tape In Residue Remover  

Now it’s time to tackle that residue! The Remover 2 is the one you’ll use specifically to remove any residue left behind from the hair glue. Use this remover to dissolve residue and leave the hair exactly the way it was before putting in the extensions. When you’ve got a tough case of sticky residue that you’re having trouble with, move on to the next step! 

Remover 3: Stubborn Tape In Residue Remover  

If you need to know how to remove hair glue from hair that’s excessive or extra stubborn, that’s where Remover 3 will help! This third remover is for anyone who’s worn their tape-in hair extensions for too long, and the hair has literally absorbed the hair glue (yes, this is a thing! Make sure to get your extensions reapplied at least every 4-8 weeks). There’s a quick test that we like to call the “Slip and Slide” that you can use to figure out if you need this remover. See if you can move the base of the wefts around between your fingers. If so, you’ll definitely need Remover 3. It also conditions while it gets that hard-to-remove residue out of your hair as an added bonus!   

Your hair glue doesn’t stand a chance with our removers—say goodbye to residue for good!   

How to Remove Hair Extension Glue Safely and Effectively  

If you’re wondering how to remove hair glue from hair, you can use our professional-grade hair glue remover trio! For best results, we always recommend having a professional stylist remove your tape-in hair extensions. If you can’t make it to the salon and are searching for some DIY instructions, we’ll go over the steps you’ll need next! Just make sure to follow each step carefully so you don’t risk damaging your natural hair or the extensions in the process.   

Here's how to remove tape extension glue from hair at home

  • Wash and dry your hair before starting the removal process.  
  • Start with Remover 1 and spray it at the adhesive point of the tape extensions.  
  • Allow the remover to drip down into the extensions and soak for at least 30 seconds.  
  • Place a rat-tail comb between the wefts to separate the tape tabs by moving them from side to side.  
  • If the wefts don’t feel loose enough to remove, apply more Remover 1 as needed.  
  • Gently remove the tape-in extension from the natural hair.  
  • Next, use Remover 2 wherever there’s leftover residue on the natural hair.  
  • Carefully comb the hair in a downward direction to remove the residue.  
  • Repeat this for any other areas in the hair that have residue.  
  • Use Remover 3 for any stubborn residue and let it sit in the hair.   
  • Comb the hair from the roots to the ends and rinse. Repeat this step as necessary. 
  • Wash the hair with a cleansing shampoo to remove any leftover oil.  
  • Rinse the hair with cold water at the end of the wash and dry the hair.  

And that’s how to remove hair extension glue without damage! Make sure to stock up on hair tapes, removers, and hair care products at our Big Kizzy online store. If you have any questions about how to remove tape extension glue from hair at home or any of our products, send us a message