Tips To Remove Chewing Gum From Hair

By: Mrs. Mathis


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Ah, the age old question of how to get gum out of hair. The funny thing about bubble gum in hair is that everyone has their own favorite method to remove chewing gum from hair and most of these methods can also be used with bubble gum. So read on for my best thoughts on getting gum out of hair and some tips on how to remove gum from hair with as few tears as possible.

How To Get Gum Out Of Hair Using Edible Solutions

The reason that I lead with these methods to remove gum from hair is that most gum in hair incidents happen to little children who should avoid exposure to anything remotely toxic.

Peanut butter is the gold standard for getting gum out of hair. You can usually remove chewing gum from hair by rubbing it well with a big glob of peanut butter. Just keep massaging it in until all the gum is gone. Then wash the hair as usual.

If your child has a peanut allergy that makes the above solution impossible, you can also use mayonnaise for getting gum out of hair. Use it just like peanut butter.

If you are dealing with an older child who is more patient and/or grossed out by stuff in their hair, you can deal with bubble gum in hair by rubbing it with ice until the gum freezes and you can break it off. I don’t typically recommend this method because it can pull the child’s hair.

How To Get Gum Out Of Hair Using Serious Chemicals

If you are dealing with an adult, you can remove gum from hair with a substance such as GooGone. Just read and follow the instructions carefully. Also, wash your hair well as soon as you get the gum out.

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  1. Leslie on March 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I have heard that WD-40 will also get gum out of hair. It is worth a try if you are in a bind…

  2. rainbowdash on February 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    well maynnaise works so yea but pb is the best or just cut it off your choice

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