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    Posted: November 21 2006 at 3:04pm
Just used Goo Gone to take out LG and it worked like a CHARM - they slid out while I was sitting on the couch. TongueTongueTongue Bottle that will take out like 20 installs was less than $4 at Home Depot.
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thanks Lil!
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Nursie:
I will research that and find an answer for you. I do not know if it will affect your acrylic nails. I know it is also used in the make-up industry--- so it may also break down the adhesive used to apply your nails.
Like I said- I'll follow up and get you an answer. Wink
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LilBohemian, is the SuperSolv safe to have touching my acrylic nails? it sounds interesting !
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Thanks Kristie for the tips/review.
Those darn glue boogers! lol...
I know I have suggested this stuff before, but I REALLY like PPI Super Solv for removing both adhesive tapes and LG. We sell it on our site now, and feedback from others has been "thumbs up", too.
I have never liked LG remover. It is kinda wimpy- especially when used to remove their own product: LG.
I usually deal with the LG boogers in a similar fashion- once I have removed the wefts and combed through with a fine tooth comb, I shower and use conditioner before shampooing, comb it through with the fine tooth comb, then rinse. That usually gets the boogies out. Then I can do the clarifying shampoo to prepare for the next install.
 
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So here's my experience tonight with the LG Bond Dissolver. I followed the instructions to the letter--doused the bonds with the remover, waited a few minutes, and zapped them with a warm iron. Verdict: Although the product loosened the bonds somewhat, it definitely was not as effective as the other methods I've used.

Now, I had a LOT of LG in my bonds and it had been only three weeks since my install, but the bonds had begun to break down a bit and the wefts were definitely somewhat loose. (I find that four weeks is about tops with LG, but I don't mind because the process is easy enough to redo regularly and I like my bonds nice and snug.)

So, I ended up using acetone, which is still my preferred method for getting the wefts out. I used a squirt bottle with a tiny opening and drizzled the acetone along the bonds. I didn't really wait, but was able to slowly work the wefts out of my hair. A few stubborn spots needed another little squirt. I could easily get all the wefts out of my hair in 20 minutes or so.

The acetone does leave sticky glue boogers that won't comb out of my hair, but I've found that if I squirt them heavily with C22 (and here, I think the LG remover would probably do the trick as well) and use my fingers to break the big sticky balls into littler ones, I can easily comb most of the goo out of my hair. Then I wash with a moisturizing shampoo, and condition with a deep conditioner (I use Schwarzkopf Bonacure Total Repair Treatement.) I comb the conditioner through my hair with a wide-toothed comb and leave it on for 5-10 minutes in the shower. By the time I rinse the conditioner out of my hair, every last glue booger is gone.

I clean my wefts using a small bowl of acetone. I put the wefts one at a time into the acetone and use my thumbnail to scrape the embedded clumps of LG off the hair and weft. Then I shampoo and deep condition. At this point there are loose glue boogers throughout the hair, but they aren't very sticky and brush out easily. While the hair is wet I rub the top of the wefts with a terry towel to dislodge the last of the LG, and then brush the hair through with a boar's bristle brush. Another brushing with the boar's brush when the hair is dry and the wefts are clean enough to reinstall.

I've concluded that removal with LG isn't as easy as with Protac as far as getting the wefts out of my hair, but as far as the sticky residue that remains after removal and the residue left on the wefts, I think LG is at least as easy, maybe easier for these parts of the cleanup.

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I think using heat with the LG remover is recommended. Defintiely NOT recommended with acetone for removal.
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does using heat really help speed along the removal of LG or protac? I've never heard that one.
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thanks sherrie! the C22 does burn me too, but last week i woulda sprayed hog piss on it if i thought it would have made those suckers fall out
i wear gloves during my removals because i have acrylic nails...its always been easy to just spray and tug on the protac....i may try LG again, but for now i got this protac install just right
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nursie, LG will hold an average of 6/7 weeks for me. But at 4 weeks the LG bond should be at least starting to break down and 'should' remove easily enough with acetone. (C-22 I cant use, so I cant tell ya anything about that, it burns my scalp and skin)
 
I really soak the bond with acetone, and sometimes stubborn areas (like the ends) I have to scrub in a little bit with my fingernails, or sometimes I have to get my finger tips in there and help get the weft to start seperating from the natural hair. But usually a gentle tug once the acetone deteriorates the bond is all the is needed and the entire weft will easily slide out of my hair.
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ok, ive already admitted that i am impatient with my hair extension removal (among other things!).....but what IS a decent amount of time to wait after applying:
C-22/orange oil remover to work on LG?
acetone to work on LG?

it really did hold super well for those top wefts, i do think LG would always outlast my protac if i use it again...is the LG bond still considered too 'new' at 4 weeks? (that's when my protac has to be redone)
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I know it is the old standard! An oldie, but goodie, I guess.
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Originally posted by greathairday greathairday wrote:

Can I jusy say I am SO lovin' all the LG chatter - I thought I was all alone in a field of Pro-tacers...

 

LOL...I had to laugh. I was using LG long before Protac came along, heck I was using LG before preglued fusion tips or shrinkies came along....LOL



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What is Elvira's site where you got the syringes? I bought from Sherrie and they worked fine (and delivery was super fast)- but I'm always up for checking out options.
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Can I jusy say I am SO lovin' all the LG chatter - I thought I was all alone in a field of Pro-tacers...
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Thanks for the pointers Kristie!
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My favorite remover is LG.  Letting it sit for a little bit and adding some heat seem to really do the trick & little if no glue-y gobs leftover.

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that's funny!
I do the same thing. I ask my SO for help applying the long horseshoe wefts to my own head.
He gets so worried that he'll do it wrong that I have him help now just to watch how cute he is when he's fumbling with my hair (but shhh don't tell him that) :)

I use the liquid gold bond dissolver with a hot iron and the wefts fall right out. But I do get that gooky stuff left over in my hair sometimes where I overdid it with the LG. I've used proclaim superbond remover shampoo and really thick oily conditioners after that helped. But some of the bigger gooky pieces take a few days to come out.
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I always use the sandwiching method with LG. It works exactly like with Protac. Now, for you blondes, you don't have to worry if the yellow-y stuff shows in the sandwiched hair on top of the top weft. Us dark-haired people have more of an issue with it showing. What I do (and gotta tell you it works GREAT, both to hide the bond and increase its strength and longevity) is to put a final, covering weft right on top of the highest weft. For this weft only, I put LG on the underside of the weft, then stick it right at the top edge of the last sandwiched weft I've glued. The glue from the top of the sandwiched weft and the glue from the bottom of the covering weft sort of bond together and make a really secure adhesion that is, if your wefts match your hair and aren't too large, so invisible that you can put them very close to the top of your head without being seen. The Wagman wefts are perfect for this.

I've found that the right syringe that delivers a fine steady thread of LG makes this process fast and easy. I've discovered that not all syringes are created equal for this. I bought vet syringes, and learned that the opening is too large, causing the glue to spurt big globs all over the hair. I found some decent ones at my medical supply place, but the "snout" isn't narrow and they don't come with a cap. Everyone raves about Elvira's syringes so I have an order coming in a day or so for my next install. Getting enough LG on the wefts to make a tight bond but not so much that it blobs all over the place and causes the wefts to slide around seems to be the trick.

To me the major downside of LG is that it isn't forgiving at all. With Protac you can pull the weft off and reposition it if you make a mistake. You can hold a long weft with two hands while you're sticking it in. With LG, it is easy to squirt too much on the weft and there is not much you can do to get it off immediately. Same if it gets into your hair. When positioning wefts with LG, where you stick it first is where needs to stay. If you try to move the weft around once it is on your head, you'll have a glue mess and the final bond won't stick well because less glue is on the bonded spot. The other tricky thing is putting in long horseshoe wefts with LG. If you put glue on the entire weft, I've found there is no way to hold the whole thing, position it and get it in the right place without making a big mess. I've requistioned my SO to hold one end of the weft while I place the other end. He also helps guide the placement along the back. This makes him very nervous but he's a sweetheart and does an excellent job of assisting me with placement of the wefts. If I didn't have a third hand, I would glue half the weft, place it, hold it until it is dry, then glue the second half.
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I always install with LG and I love it.  I also never have any problems with removal. 
 
I usually spray some of Amms remover on and then apply some conditioner.  I apply it right at the base of the weft where the LG is.  I leave it on for 10-15 mins and this really helps them slide right out for me.  Then I just go over with a fine tooth comb to get all the little goopies out!
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