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Chewing Gum in Hair? 5 Ways to get it out!

Getting gum in your hair is a sticky situation to be in. But if you’ve got a problem, we have a solution.

You were in the middle of blowing your chewing gum when a piece of it got stuck in your hair. Familiar scenario? The sticky texture of a bubble gum can make removing a chewing gum extremely difficult, especially from hair. Unfortunately, in most scenarios, chopping off those locks may seem like the only solution.

But it doesn’t always have to be. There are other easier ways to get the gum out of your hair. 

  1. Tie your hair and separate the unaffected hair from the affected strands. Apply oil or jelly on the affected area and gently comb through the strands. Once done shampoo your hair thoroughly.
  2. Apply vinegar, baking soda or lemon juice on the gum. This should help you break the gum apart easily. Rinse your hair after 30 minutes. If it doesn’t help to break the gum down, keep the product on for a little longer and then rinse off.
  3. Rub ice cubes over the gum for at least 10-15 minutes. This should harden the gum making it easier for you to break it and remove it.
  4. Got some hair mousse, gel, lotion or mayonnaise lying around? Apply it on the affected area and glide your comb through for easy removal of the gum.
  5. Alcoholic beverages are also useful to remove gum. Take a piece of cotton and apply drops of the alcoholic drink onto it. Dab it onto the gum till the stickiness reduces.