How To Get Gum Out Of Hair: Good day! Gum in my hair! It is really annoying, it can happen to anybody and anywhere. The basic remedy to this to cut off the hair.
I’ve breed my hair for almost a year now, it is pretty long I must say, mere chewing gum in my hair wouldn’t make me cut it.
Probably in your case, you just made the hair maybe for a killer party, and your crazy friend, relative or colic pasted the gum somewhere and your hair suddenly got attracted to it.
Don’t trip, we will try our very best to save our hair from the peril of that gum without needing to cut it.
What Can I Use In Removing Gum From My Hair?
A few things that could help you here are
- Peanut Butter(THE MOST IDEAL METHOD)
This article has about 4 different ways to get gum out of hair. From the table of content, choose any method you find convenient.
Immediate Tip To Mitigate Gum Damages
If your hair introduced itself to the gum in public, and you don’t have access to any of the means to remove the gum. You’ll have to separate the affected hairs. You could clip the remaining part of your hair away.
You could wrap the affected strands with covering, an aluminum foil will do just fine. When you eventually get home, pick any of the methods below and complete the job.
How To Get Gum Out Of Hair By Freezing
Quite painful thou. Our aim here is to harden the gum and make it easy to be peeled off. You’ll need
- A fridge or a block of ice
- Plastic bag
- Cooking oil
Apply the saltwater to the affected spot, this will aid in lowering the freezing temperature of the ice.
Apply a little cooking oil to the gum to prepare it for the ice.
Long Hair; Close your hair inside the freezer and allow for about twenty-five minutes.
Short Hair; Place the ice cube on the affected spot and wrap it with a plastic bag or any waterproof material. Leave for twenty to twenty-five minutes.
The gum should be hard by now. You can either start breaking the gum or sliding it out of your hair.
If you decide to break it into bits, you’ll have to brush your hair thoroughly to clean your hair, the good part is they’ll be less pain.
If you slid it out, it might go out smoothly but a little pain will be attached, you make the calling here. 😊
This should help Get Gum Out Of Hair, didn’t work for you? There more methods below.
How To Remove Gum From Hair Using Lubricants
The goal here is to lubricate the affected part. You need a lubricant for this, anything oily will suffice. Cooking oil/Olive Oil is MY ideal lubricant here.
Separate the affected hair from the rest. You can use a rubber band, aluminum foil.
Using your fingers or an old toothbrush, apply the lubricant to the affected spot. Be gentle but firm,
don’t add much pressure to the gum lest it spreads. Work your finger or toothbrush around and on the affected spot.
Allow the lubricant to do its job, give it five minutes or thereabout.
Time to wrestle the gum, it may seem like a one-sided match cause you are on the winning end 😉.
Gently peel the gum out of your hair or you can use a wide-toothed comb to remove the gum.
Keep cleaning the comb after every successful slide.
When you are done with the gum, use a soft material soaked in warm water to clean the area that had the gum/lubricant.
I advise you to use shampoo on your hair, most lubricants may leave a scent there. You really don’t want to walk around smelling like vegetable oil… 😉
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How To Take Out Gum From Your Hair With Peanut Butter
This is the gem. Many people claim peanut butter did the trick. Well, Peanut butter is endowed with both lubricant, cool smell and substances to break down gum.
Separate the affected part of your hair from the rest. An aluminum foil, a peg or a rubber band will do a great job here.
Using an old toothbrush or your fingers, start applying the peanut butter to the affected spot.
A toothbrush will save you a lot of stress while using brushing the hair, the gum starts to disintegrate and might start peeling off.
If it doesn’t start healing off, you could use a spoon to circulate the peanut butter over the affected area.
If the brush doesn’t complete the job, allow the peanut butter to do it’s miracle then either you
use the CLEAN brush again, your nails, comb, cloth or paper towel to maneuver the crumbs out.
Washing time, use warm water then shampoo to clean your hair.
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How To Clean Gum From Your Hair By Dissolving
Yeah! We could also dissolve the gum. There’s a substance in the gum(s) that makes it solvate*, they are things that can make it dissolve too 😉. Below are some substances that can act as a gum dissolver.
- Lemon juice
- White vinegar
- Eucalyptus oil
- Rubbing alcohol
- Adhesive remover
- Baking soda with water
Separate the affected hair strands from the other part of the hair. Use an Aluminum foil, rubber band or peg.
Apply a moderate amount of the dissolver of your choice and allow for two-three minutes. The gum should be breakable by now. If it isn’t, apply some more dissolver and allow a while.
Start breaking the gum out with your finger or brush it out.
Use warm water and a towel to mop your hair of any gum residue. Use shampoo to avoid any after effect of the dissolver.
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Remove Chewing Gum From Your Hair(Video)
The video above should help.
Other Methods And Important Tips To Consider
- When you wash your hair with shampoo, apply a good amount. Hair conditioner have substance to help take out residues.
- Don’t apply any random product.
- Use a smooth Peanut Butter please.
- Tooth paste also weaken gum.
- If all proves stubborn, pour coca cola in a basin and dip your hair into it.
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