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.