We all love gum. It tastes great and comes in a variety of colors and flavors; however, the second you get a sticky piece of gum stuck in your hair, it turns into a big problem!
Is it possible to remove a sticky piece of gum from your hair without ruining your hair in the process? The experts at Beezzly share some natural ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or refrigerator that you can use to safely and easily remove gum from your hair.
Fast and Easy Ways to Get Gum Out of Your Hair
If you think cutting your hair is the only way to effectively remove gum that found its way there, then you are in for a pleasant surprise! In fact, here are just 4 natural ways you can remove gum from your hair without any pain or having to cut your hair. Be sure to check out even more ways to get gum out of your hair according to Beezzly!
1) Peanut Butter
If you have some peanut butter in your kitchen pantry, go find it! The oil in peanut butter will help break down gum and make it less sticky. As it starts to break down, this allows you to easily remove it using a comb or sponge. First, simply spread some peanut butter over the affected area and let it sink into the gum and hair. After a couple of minutes, begin gently removing the bits of gum from your hair using your fingers or a comb. Finally, use a towel to remove any gum or peanut butter residue from your hair.
2) Cooking Oil
Another method is to make use of natural oils like coconut oil, canola oil, or olive oil. While not oils will work, any of these three cooking oils help break down gum and make it easier to remove from your hair. The process is easy: simply pour a small amount of oil over the affected area and rub it in carefully into your hair. After a couple of minutes, use a comb or your fingers to gently remove the gum from your hair.
If you’d rather not pour oil or peanut butter onto your hair, try the freezing power of ice. The trick here is to use the cold temperature of the ice to harden the gum and reduce its stickiness. Once hardened, It will allow you to get the gum out easier and faster.
What you’ll want to do is add a few ice cubes to a ziplock bag and hold it over the gum until it hardens. Alternatively, you can just hold an ice cube with your fingers and rub it over the gum. After, carefully break off pieces of gum away from the hair and freeze again if needed. But please note that this method is effective for only small lumps of gum only!
4) White Vinegar
Cleaning with vinegar is a great non-toxic way to keep your house clean and it’s also effective for breaking down gum stuck to your hair. Your locks may take on a strong scent of vinegar but at least the vinegar acidity will help get the gum out. A little goes a long way so you only need to pour a small amount of white vinegar into a bowl (see image above) and soak your hair in it for a few minutes. The more time the vinegar is in contact with the gum, the easier it can be removed.
Any of these methods work at getting gum out of hair and the best part is that you don’t need chemicals, special instruments, or skills. Just a little patience of some natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen! Be careful while chewing gum and keep your hair safe!
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