Walker Solvent: Our Basic Remover at Its Best


Walker Solvent: The Enduring Qualities of Our Basic Remover

Since we created Walker Solvent, our list of innovative adhesive removers keeps on growing. We’ve added industry favorites that work fast, that work gently, that work specifically for lace systems or for water-based bonds, etc. Yet after all these years, after all these additions to the market, Walker Solvent remains popular.

And while our lineup shows our innovative spirit, the popularity of our most basic remover shows our dedication to quality.

Looking closer, here are five reasons why it continues to find its way onto so many salon shelves.


For a solvent to reach go-to status, it helps when you can go to it liberally. A lot of that comfort comes down to price. Is your basic remover more a hard hit to your wallet or an encouraging pat on your back? Walker Solvent is your salon’s pat on the back.

It’s cost effective enough to use by the bowlful.

Easy to Clean Up

On top of saving you money, it also saves you cleanup time.

While other solutions may break down bonds faster, Walker Solvent makes cleaning up refreshingly simple. It leaves behind such a little amount of oily residue that cleanup amounts to a quick rinse with soap and water.

All-around Useful

Whether you’re working with delicate lace mesh, a poly base, or a combo of both, you can turn to Walker Solvent.

Pleasant Smell

Its characteristic watermelon fragrance adds a summertime freshness to your shop.

A Good Choice for a Solvent Soak

Since it’s budget friendly, cleanup friendly, and nose friendly, many stylists soak hair systems in a bowl of Walker Solvent during removals.

In the time required for the remover to break down the adhesive, you can simultaneously prepare your client’s scalp for reinstall. So it frees you from having to juggle so many tasks at once.

Three Tips for Making the Most of Your Walker Solvent Soak

Even with Walker Solvent’s great price, it’s still worth knowing how to get the most out of each gallon. We’d mentioned being able to use it by the bowlful, and while the principle remains true, we suggest showing slightly more restraint.

Find a container sized to match the hair system.

You want your hair system to fill all the room of your container’s bottom. A too-big container requires extra solvent you must use to soak the unit in.

Flip the wig upside down.

With the base facing up, you’re guaranteed the solvent hits all the adhesive. It could obstruct the remover from reaching the adhesive if the base sits down against the container.

Keep the unit submerged while removing the adhesive.

Wearing gloves, work the adhesive off in the solvent. This hands-on technique lets you know if the base still needs a little more time to soak. Various factors play into the time it takes for adhesives to break down: adhesive type, climate, duration of wear, etc.

Removers that Complement a Walker Solvent Soak

When used properly for lace units, Lace Release keeps most of the adhesive on the client’s scalp, which makes for a faster, cleaner solvent soak.

Use C-22, our most popular remover, to take care of any residue remaining after a solvent soak.

An Alternative Solvent Soak

If you like the solvent soak method and want to go with the fastest results, opt for Rapid Release. Best kept away from skin, it’s perfect for the soak approach. It’s our next most affordable remover by the gallon and the fastest bond-cutting solvent we’ve ever seen.

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