Your scalp will be prepped with gel and adhesive during an electroencephalogram (EEG) test. This is necessary to hold the electrodes in place during the test so that they can pick up electrical signals from your brain.
But if you find that there’s still some glue left after the test, it can be hard to remove. Fortunately, there are several ways to get this pesky goop out of your hair.
Use a Skin-Safe Oil: Various oils, such as coconut oil, baby oil, and sunflower oil, can loosen the EEG glue from your scalp and hair. Apply a small amount of the oil to your scalp and hair, then gently pick out any remaining glue remnants.
Acetone Nail Polish Remover: Depending on how sensitive your hair is, a mild acetone-based remover can be used sparingly to remove clumps of EEG glue. But it’s important to note that acetone can dry out your hair, so it should be used only as a last resort.
Using a Wide-Toothed Comb: Combing your hair with a wide-toothed comb will help to loosen and remove EEG glue. The comb should make the glue easier to remove, but you may have to do this several times before all of the glue is gone.
Other ways to get the glue out of your hair include using a cotton ball soaked in water and chemicals like whitch hazel or sea breeze. The chemicals will soften the glue, so it will easily slide out of your hair.