Chewing gum and hair don’t mix. I don’t know why kids like putting it in their hair, but they do. After doing my own experiment, I determined the BEST way to remove gum from your kid’s hair. So, keep reading to find out.
I must be a glutton for punishment because I always buy chewing gum for my kids and they always get it stuck in their hair. Ugh! I guess I’ll never learn. Luckily, it’s easy to remove.
Gather supplies to remove chewing gum
All you need to remove gum from hair is unrefined coconut oil and a comb. If you’re in a pinch, you can use vegetable oil or peanut butter. But coconut oil is good for your hair anyway. And then you won’t smell like a peanut butter sandwich after.
Apply coconut oil and comb
Next, just take a small chunk of coconut oil directly onto the gum and let it sit for about a minute. Then, break it apart and then gently comb it out with a fine comb. Within second, the gum should be all gone. Yay!
Here’s a quick video on how I removed the gum from my son’s hair.
If you don’t happen to have any coconut oil or peanut butter, you can also place an ice cube on the chewing gum. Wait 10-15 minutes for it to hard and then you can just pull it off.
Of course, gum doesn’t just get stuck in hair. It also gets stuck on carpet, skin and clothes. Here’s some links on how to remove those as well:
What tips and tricks do you have from removing gum from odd places? Leave your comments below.
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