How to Get Gum Out of Your Hair

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How to Get Gum Out of Your Hair. There is nothing more frustrating than when a child comes home with gum stuck in his hair. And usually by the time the child gets to you, the gum has become totally entangled. Here is a surefire way to get gum out of your child's hair.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber band or clips
  • Olive oil
  • Fine-toothed comb

Isolate the hair that is tangled with gum by fastening a clip or rubber band around it. This will ensure that no other hair becomes ensnarled with the sticky substance.

Rub a generous amount of olive oil into the gum and hair until everything is well-coated.

Remove the gum from your child's hair by pulling pieces out. When the gum and hair is well-lubricated, pieces of the gum will gently pull out.

Finish getting gum out of your child's hair by running a fine-toothed comb over the affected area to get out any residual pieces.

Tips & Warnings

  • After you have finished removing the gum, shampoo your child's hair to get out the olive oil.
  • Other common methods for removing gum from hair include rubbing peanut butter over it, freezing it with an ice cube and spreading Vaseline over the affected area.
  • Gum is a choking hazard for children under 5. If they see grown-ups chewing gum and want to chew as well, give them a frozen juice bar or other treat instead.

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