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An EEG (electroencephalogram) is a test used to detect problems with the electrical activity of your brain. This test is commonly performed to verify that a patient has epilepsy. When a standard EEG test does not confirm seizure activity, an extended EEG is used to record brain activity for an longer period of time. During the test, electrodes are glued to your scalp to measure your brain's electrical activity and relay the information to a portable computer worn on a belt around your waist. The extended EEG monitoring glue may stick to your hair and scalp after the electrodes are removed; however you can safely remove the glue at home.

Apply a handful of conditioner to dry hair immediately upon returning home, focusing on the gluey areas. Work the conditioner into your hair with your fingers. Allow the conditioner to sit for twenty minutes.

Comb the conditioner through your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Combing will help remove the loosened glue.

Rinse the conditioner from your hair. Shampoo your hair, rinse and repeat.

Apply a handful of conditioner to your wet hair and allow it to sit for five minutes. Use a toothbrush or fine-toothed comb to gently work any remaining glue from your hair. Rinse the conditioner from your hair.

Wet a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover if there is any residual glue. Rub the glue with the cotton ball until all the glue is removed. Rinse the acetone from your hair.

Apply baby oil to any remaining glue and allow it to sit for fifteen to twenty minutes if you prefer not to use acetone. Gently work the residual glue from your hair before rinsing out the oil.


Avoid using acetone near your eyes, as it can cause irritation.