This is a trivial question - I know. But am looking for advice on best method for removing EEG glue from the hair. We are looking at vEEG #4 next week and what I am dreading most is NOT the hospital stay - it's the fight that will ensue when we get home and my daughter realizes it's time to take a shower! The EEG techs do a terrible job, in my opinion, getting it out. They tell me - just use acetone - but I'm scared about the chemicals near her eyes. I've used olive oil on the hair while it's dry and that works OK. It's such a mess, though.
Wondering if anyone has a magic trick. Would be MUCH appreciated!
We used mineral oil. It worked great but still an oil so I'm guessing not much of a difference as far as the mess part goes.
They literally told you to use ACETONE?! ON A CHILD?!!! I use acetone to clean dolls and much less sensitive things than skin since I know what it does to skin. I can't believe they told you to do such a thing! Personally I would have been out the door in about five seconds after that statement. However I'm not you so here is my advice.
Oil. Whether it is olive oil or whatever it usually works. Barring that, the same thing that takes gum out of hair works with this gook and that is peanut butter. For those tough ones that don't want to come out the peanut butter did the trick every time and then its just a normal shampooing from there to clean up the mess.
I was suggested to use mayo on my hair after my 24 hr eeg. It worked, but messy.
So, it sounds like oil is the way to go. I was hoping for a magical shampoo or something. Oh well - thanks for the input.
Do you wet it down with oil or just do the spot cleaning technique? That's what I've been doing - wetting a washcloth with oil, then spot rubbing it on dry hair. It's not very efficient and I seem to get oil all over myself and the bathroom.
Hmm...I wonder if that Alberto VO5 hot oil treatment would work (did I just date myself with that reference?! do they still make it?!) That's an easy pour oil that, if I remember correctly, you place on dry hair.