Wow this is an old post bumped up. I put this 'goop' on people's heads on a nightly basis, it's easier to remove then some people think. The white 'goop' is a water soluble conductive paste, with the most widely used brand called "10-20 Paste". For overnight diagnostic studies, very few labs will make use of an actual glue based product called collodion, which requires a solvent to get off. If the lab uses/used collodion, you will know as they require respiratory items when in use, and it smells awful. As for the 10-20 paste, it's very easy to remove if you go about it correctly. The paste literally melts with heat, as the majority if techs just use hot water to remove paste from equipment prior to sanitizing it.
1. Take hot shower and let water run over your head for a couple minutes. [Water just has to be hot, not so hot its uncomfortable]
2. Then wash hair, any shampoo/soap will do, nothing special required.
- Optionally, if you run a comb or large brush through hair prior to washing it'll break up the deposits making for easier removal.
3. Taaadddaaa! Your done.
- Even easier removal can be made if you just take a hot wet towel, wrap your head with it for about 2 to 3mins, then take hot shower. This method is really good for ladies with longer/thicker hair.
***No solvents or special soaps are required for removal of the conductive paste. Somethings just shouldn't be over-thought.