Stop Tearing Out Hair over Stuck Chewing Gum| TSC Guest Post

Hello Monday! Its an all new week and there are a lot of amazing posts lined up this week on TSC. From makeup goals to fitness inspiration and even a tutorial on chocolate brown eye makeup (on high demand) on my YT. Make sure to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel- The Style Chair & stay tuned.

So, today is a beauty and care post by Reward Me with some quick tips on one of the most fatal things that can happen to one’s hair *phew*

If you’ve ever had gum stuck in your or your child’s hair, you know what a nightmare it can be. Other than chopping of the affected hair, there doesn’t seem to be another solution. Or is there?


Removing chewing gum stuck in hair is terribly annoying, and heart-breaking. There doesn’t seem to be a solution to it other than resorting to cutting off your tresses.

However, there are easier and better alternatives to removing chewing gum stuck in hair. And most of these chewing gum removal remedies can be found at home. If you want to know how to remove chewing gum from hair without damaging it, just read on.

#1 With peanut butter

Peanut butter is a tried and tested gum in hair remedy. The oil in it lubricates the hair and the properties of peanut break down the gum.

  • Start by using a band to separate the affected hair. This makes it easier to work on and also prevent more hair from getting stuck.
  • Using a toothbrush, begin applying peanut butter on the gum.
  • Start on the top and gradually work your way into the gum.
  • You will notice the gum starting to break down.
  • You can switch to your fingers or a wide comb to work on getting the larger pieces out of your hair.
  • You can support the back of the gum with a spoon to really get the butter in.
  • Once the bigger pieces are out, use a paper towel to get the smaller pieces and residue out of your hair.
  • Finally, use a good and generous quantity of shampoo to wash out the peanut butter.

#2 With oils and lubricants

You can find a multitude of oils and lubricants at home. Toothpaste, hair mousse, cooking oil, hair oil, mustard oil (mustard oil for hair is even a healthy option, as it will even hydrate your locks while also removing the chewing gum from your hair!) cold cream and petroleum jelly are a few options to try.

  • Use a band to separate the affected hair. This makes it easier to work on and also prevent more hair from getting stuck.
  • Using your fingers apply the lubricant and really work it into the gum and the surrounding area.
  • Do try and not move the gum until you are sure it is completely coated in oil, or else it could get stuck elsewhere.
  • Using a wide-toothed comb work the gum out of your hair.
  • Clean the comb frequently as gum could still get stuck to it.
  • Soak up the excess oil with a cloth or paper tower before stepping into the shower.
  • Wash your hair thoroughly with a good shampoo like Pantene Pro V Silky Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner.

#3 Dissolve the gum

One of the lesser known uses of some every day home products is their ability to dissolve gum.

  • Look around for eucalyptus oil, lemon juice, white vinegar, mayonnaise, baking soda and water, or even an adhesive remover.
  • Apply the dissolver to the gum and wait for at least a minute for the product to start working.
  • You can break the gum apart with your fingers.
  • If it’s being stubborn, wait a little while longer.
  • Clean all residue from your hair with a cloth or paper towel.
  • This will also remove dissolvers from your hair before getting ready to shampoo it.

Remember these solutions to getting gum out of hair the next time you or your child is in a sticky spot.

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