Hair Glue: Dangerous Ingredients

September 27, 2017

Hair Glue: Dangerous Ingredients

Hair glue is often used to attach or bond the hair extension to your hair. Hair glue is typically applied to the hair extension or track. Sometimes, it is applied to the hair or the scalp. If you use too much hair glue on the hair extension or apply hair glue to your hair or scalp, it can be extremely damaging to your hair. Hair glue is known for creating split ends. You will almost always end up cutting your ends in order to have your hair grow after using hair glue. Hair glue is usually dried by applying heat to the hair, known as heat sealing, which can also be damaging to the hair.

What can I use instead of glue? Any time you apply hair extensions, you should have a professional apply them in order to prevent hair loss and hair damage. Instead of using glue, your hair stylist should know different techniques to apply hair extensions. Have your hair stylists try braiding your hair and weaving the hair extension onto the hair.  Another solution could be using a hair weave cap and weaving the hair extensions into the hair weave cap. Both of these solutions are better alternatives to hair glue.

If I do decide to use hair glue, what can I do to prevent damage? NEVER use hair glue! Why? What’s in Hair Glue? Hair glue contains three main ingredients: latex, rubber, and black hair dye. These ingredients happen to be some of the most common things people are allergic to. Last year the Huffington Post reported on a woman who died from using hair glue. She died unexpectedly after an allergic reaction to the latex in hair glue. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the ingredients in hair glue. It is very important you know what you are putting in your hair. Hair care products are the food for your hair. Just like it is important to know what types of food you are putting in your body, it is important you know what you are putting in your hair. The consequences of using hair glue are just not worth it. Avoid using hair glue. It is not the healthy option for your hair and contain dangerous allergens. Using alternative methods for applying hair extensions will bring the desired results.