Sticky tape leaves a adhesive residue in your hair, if it gets stuck. Removing tape from your hair is difficult — because your hair gets pulled — as you take the tape out. Adhesive left behind on your hair causes hair to clump together and eventually form a knot. Get tape residue out of your hair, using some of the same techniques you would use to remove it from other surfaces.
Things You'll Need
Apply olive oil to your hair, where the tape residue is stuck. Coat your hair with the oil to loosen the sticky adhesive.
Warm the oil on your hair, by heating it with your hairdryer. Hold the hairdryer 12 inches away from your hair for 30 seconds to heat the oil. Allow the oil to remain on your hair for a few minutes.
Comb through your hair with a fine-toothed comb to remove the tape residue. Wipe the remaining olive oil off your hair with a washcloth, so you can see how much tape residue is left. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the adhesive is completely removed.
Shampoo your hair to remove the olive oil and the last of the tape residue.
References and ResourcesUniversity of Kentucky; Removing Stickers and Labels; Linda R. Adler, M.A.; February 1997
Apartment Therapy; How to Remove Unwanted Stickers Using a Hair Dryer; Molly Anderson; February 2010