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RenaGrl808

HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

Hello....

I had a ambulatory EEG for the past 3 days. The wires were just taken out, Now I'm stuck with all this sticky gel in my hair. Shampoo does not work.  I need advice on some other ways to clean my hair. Please!!

Thank you... Aloha, Rena!

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Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

Rena,

The tech guy at the testing site used Asetone.  Not sure how to do a home cleaning with it or if it is a good idea.  It smells very strong but eventually washes out.  I think I had to deal with it for a day or two.
Keep up the shampooing and call your neuro's office to see if they can help.

Sorry I can't give you more. 

Tim

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

I had one last week and am STILL trying to get it all out. I'm seriously considering going to the salon and having a pro work on it....either that or a good friend with patience and a really good comb!

The tech used so much baby oil on it that it ruined the shirt I was wearing but it DID get the big chunks out!

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

Hi - I had the same treatment about 2 weeks ago and I first used a stay- in conditioner for about 15 minutes, then rinsed out to start combing through the knots.  Then I had some help from my sis and the used an oily conditioner called "phytonectar" to help with the rest which looks like you have really bad dandruff!! That worked quite well, it's an oily treatment also meant to stay on about 15 min.

 

I was still finding pieces a week later...but it does come out=)

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

i have been in more times than i can count, so i am so sorry to hear this!  i don't think you want to do the Acetone yourself, considering this is basically nail polish remover and if you leave in on your scalp for too long you can wind up burning off chunks of your hair!  what always worked for me was Nexxus Humectres conditioner.  i would use tons of the stuff and a fine tooth comb (but not one of those pointy ones, i am sure your scalp hurts already!) and just work on your head section by section.  the only thing that is going to remove the glue is something oily.  apply, comb, rinse, repeat until the entire scalp is done and then use a mild shampoo, like baby shampoo.  thiis as always been my pos EMU routine.  i hope that helps you some! 

 

~SaraEve

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

Its water soluable. Just wash your hair and it will come out.

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

Water did take most of it out. Thanks for the advice.

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

Thanks Sara. I'm going to look for the Nexxus. I rinsed my hair in lots of water & kept it wet for a long time, lots of the gel came out. The gel on my scalp is still there & it's very itchy. I will try yours! Have a good weekend, Rena

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

When I've done this, the hospital people told me to use baby oil. I used that and a bunch of other stuff. The glue did come out, but it took about a week.

 

Good luck! :)

Re: HELP How do I get the sticky gel outta my hair?

I was told to use mayonnaise.  It's disgusting, but it works.  Put it all through your hair and wrap with a warm damp towel. Comb as much as you can out after having it in the towel.  Take a shower....it'll take 2-3 washings, but it seems to work.  If it isn't most of the way gone, do it again.  Once upon a time mayo was considered a good substance to create healthy hair.  But as for me, it's not something that would be a constant thing for me!  It worked wonders and I've had 3 eegs (one of those was a veeg, so it was on there for a week).  I don't use acetone as it irritates my scalp.  Again, it's gross but it works.