How To Remove Glue From Lace Wig

Lace wigs are a popular choice for achieving versatile hairstyles. However, one common challenge wig wearers face is removing the adhesive residue left behind by glue. In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to remove from lace wig.

How To Remove Glue From Lace Wig

Vaseline is a commonly used household product that can help remove lace wig glue. It provides a gentle method of glue removal without risking harm to the wig fibers.
1. Apply a generous amount of Vaseline directly onto the glued areas of the lace wig.
2. Gently massage the Vaseline into the glue, ensuring that it covers the adhesive thoroughly.
3. Allow the Vaseline to sit on the glue for about 10-15 minutes. This will give it time to soften the adhesive.
4. Use a soft cloth or your fingers to gently rub and peel away the softened glue residue. Repeat the process if necessary until all the glue is removed.

Wig Glue Remover
Wig glue remover is specially designed for lace wigs, it can quickly and gently remove the residue on the wig.
1. Apply a dedicated glue remover specifically designed for wig adhesives.
2. Saturate a cotton ball or pad with the remover.
3. Gently dab the glued areas of the lace wig with the cotton ball or pad.
4. Allow the adhesive remover to sit for a few minutes to loosen the glue.
5. Slowly peel away the softened glue residue.

Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol, also known as isopropyl alcohol, is commonly used as a solvent and cleaning agent due to its ability to dissolve many substances, including certain types of glue.
1. Moisten a cotton ball or pad with rubbing alcohol.
2. Gently dab the glued areas of the lace wig with the cotton ball or pad.
3. Allow the alcohol to sit for a few minutes to dissolve the glue.
4. Carefully remove the softened glue residue using your fingers or a clean cloth.

Oil-Based Products
Oil based products such as olive oil and essential oil can help remove lace wig glue because it has lubricating properties that can weaken the bond between the glue and the wig.
1. Apply a small amount of oil-based product, such as coconut oil or baby oil, to the glued areas.
2. Allow the oil to sit on the glue for a few minutes to break it down.
3. Gently rub the softened glue residue using your fingers or a soft cloth.
4. Continue rubbing until the glue is fully removed.

Acetone is a powerful solvent commonly used in various industries and household applications. It can be effective in removing lace wig glue.
1. Ensure that you are using pure acetone and not a nail polish remover that contains other ingredients. Pure acetone is readily available at hardware stores or beauty supply shops.
2. Apply a small amount of acetone to a cotton ball or pad. Gently dab the glued areas of the lace wig, focusing on the adhesive residue. Avoid saturating the wig cap with excessive acetone.
3. Acetone can emit strong fumes, so it's important to work in a well-ventilated area or use a fan to minimize exposure to the fumes.

How To Wash Lace Wig

Rinse the wig
After most of the glue residue has been removed, rinse the lace wig under lukewarm running water to wash away any remaining adhesive or adhesive remover. Gently massage the wig cap and hair to ensure thorough rinsing. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage the wig.

Shampoo and condition the wig
Apply a mild clarifying shampoo to the wig, focusing on the areas where the glue was removed. Gently lather the shampoo, being careful not to tangle the hair. Rinse the wig thoroughly with lukewarm water, ensuring all the shampoo is washed out.

Next, apply a wig conditioner to the hair, avoiding the wig cap. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes to moisturize and soften the hair fibers. Rinse the wig once again with lukewarm water to remove the conditioner.

Dry the wig
Wrap the wig in a clean towel to absorb excess moisture. Avoid rubbing or wringing the wig, as this can cause tangling or damage. Afterward, place the wig on a wig stand or allow it to air dry naturally. Avoid using heat styling tools or blow dryers, as they can damage the wig fibers.

Which Glue Removal Product Is Better?

For light glue residues, Vaseline or oil can be used to remove them. These products are relatively mild and can minimize the damage to lace.
For stubborn or heavy build up adhesives, proceed to stronger options if necessary. For example, use alcohol and special lace wig remover.

Can Wigs Be Worn Without Glue?

Yes. Just traditional lace front wigs need to use glue to attach it,not all types of wigs need use glue or tape to secure it on your head. There are still some wigs can be worn without glue, like glueless wigs, headband wigsT part wigs, and clip in extensions. These type of wigs install without glue or adhesives. Easy to put on and take off, ideal for those with scalps sensitive to glue.

How Long Does Wig Glue Last?

Most wig glues will stay on 2-4 weeks. This means that people wearing wigs with adhesives should remove the wig after 2-4 weeks and clean the scalp and wash the wigs. Washing and caring for your wig will extend the life of your wig.


Removing glue from a lace wig may seem challenging, but by following these step-by-step instructions, you can ensure a clean and residue-free result. Remember to be patient and gentle throughout the process to avoid any damage to the wig. With proper care and maintenance, your lace wig will continue to provide you with beautiful and versatile hairstyles.