Hair Removal

How To Remove Chewing Gum From Hair

Chewing gum stuck in the hair can be really messy. Children, teens and adults might have faced this situation at least once. For parents, it an uphill task to calm down their kid and remove the chewing gum from hair. For teens and adults, the very prospect of chewing gum getting stuck in their hair can send shivers down their spine.

Have you ever found yourself in a tough spot with chewing gum in your hair and not knowing what to do? Or have you tried helping someone get the chewing gum off their hair without disastrous results? Read on to know a few tips which will make it much easier and effective.

The very first thought that comes to a person’s mind in such a situation is Am I gonna lose my hair? It is possible to get rid of chewing gum without any serious damage to your hair.

Best Ways To Remove Chewing Gum From Hair

The following ways are considered very effective in removing gum from hair.

Ice cube method
Take a few ice cubes and place them in a plastic cover. Hold this on the gum. The gum should freeze and break off easily.

Egg White
The white of an egg is very effective in removing gum from the hair. Apply the egg white on the gum and leave it on for a few minutes. You can use your fingers to gently pull out the gum.

Melt some chocolate and rub it into the gum. Chocolate dissolves the stickiness in the chewing gum and makes it easier to be brushed or combed out.

Peanut Butter
Apply peanut butter on the gum and slowly work it out. The gum comes out effortlessly.

Mayonnaise softens the gum. Apply it on the gum and use your fingers to remove it.

Vinegar dissolves the gum. If vinegar is heated, it works better. Apply vinegar on the gum and pull out the gum.

WD40/Penetrating Oil
Spray a little bit of WD40 on the gum and gently use your fingers to pull the gum. The gum will come out easily.

1 response to How To Remove Chewing Gum From Hair

  1. Thanx a lot. My five year old woke up crying with gum on her beautiful braided hair. Thanx for the tips.

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