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20 Tips To Get Gum Out Of Your Hair

posted in Various
02/26/2014
  • A glass of coke. Soak for a few minutes and comb out.
    A glass of coke. Soak for a few minutes and comb out.
  • Smooth peanut butter. Crunchy peanut butter has less oil content so it won't be as effective. It is recommended to apply it with a toothbrush since fingers will be really messy. Work gum out with a comb.
    Smooth peanut butter. Crunchy peanut butter has less oil content so it won't be as effective. It is recommended to apply it with a toothbrush since fingers will be really messy. Work gum out with a comb.
  • Silicone: spray on gum, and slightly work it in. Leave for one minute. Gently comb it out.
    Silicone: spray on gum, and slightly work it in. Leave for one minute. Gently comb it out.
  • Cooking oils (olive, canola, vegetable etc). Apply it to the gum. Leave for three minutes and gently comb out.
    Cooking oils (olive, canola, vegetable etc). Apply it to the gum. Leave for three minutes and gently comb out.
  • Soak in salt water: then ice the gum for 15 minutes. It should be hard enough to remove. The salt water lowers the temperature the ice melts at, which is necessary for this technique.
    Soak in salt water: then ice the gum for 15 minutes. It should be hard enough to remove. The salt water lowers the temperature the ice melts at, which is necessary for this technique.
  • Vaseline: rub on and around the gum area. Gently comb out.
    Vaseline: rub on and around the gum area. Gently comb out.
  • Adhesive remover: rub the adhesive remover on the area of the gum. Wipe it off with paper towel.
    Adhesive remover: rub the adhesive remover on the area of the gum. Wipe it off with paper towel.
  • Hair mousse: apply as much mousse as needed to cover the entire area. Comb out.
    Hair mousse: apply as much mousse as needed to cover the entire area. Comb out.
  • Toothpaste: apply pea sized amounts to the gum until it starts to come out.
    Toothpaste: apply pea sized amounts to the gum until it starts to come out.
  • Wd40: spray onto fingers and work into hair. Wipe it off with a paper towel.
    Wd40: spray onto fingers and work into hair. Wipe it off with a paper towel.
  • Eucalyptus oil: soak a cotton pad in this and apply to the gum: the gum will start to 'melt' off.
    Eucalyptus oil: soak a cotton pad in this and apply to the gum: the gum will start to 'melt' off.
  • Alcohol: rub into the gum and after a few minutes it should start to come off.
    Alcohol: rub into the gum and after a few minutes it should start to come off.
  • Hand cream & mouth wash: rub the gum covered area with hand cream and rinse with mouth wash. The gum should be gone in about 5 minutes.
    Hand cream & mouth wash: rub the gum covered area with hand cream and rinse with mouth wash. The gum should be gone in about 5 minutes.
  • Mayonnaise: apply to gum area and rinse.
    Mayonnaise: apply to gum area and rinse.
  • Baking soda: mix with water to form a paste.  Apply to gum. Once the paste has started to dry, comb out.
    Baking soda: mix with water to form a paste. Apply to gum. Once the paste has started to dry, comb out.
  • Vinegar: work into gum with fingers and pull the gum free once it softens.
    Vinegar: work into gum with fingers and pull the gum free once it softens.
  • Shortening: take a small dab and work into gum area. The gum should slip out once it is loosened.
    Shortening: take a small dab and work into gum area. The gum should slip out once it is loosened.
  • Hairspray: spray onto gum. Gum should peel away.
    Hairspray: spray onto gum. Gum should peel away.
  • Conditioner: it works but it's tedious so use as a back up plan. Apply to hair and comb out as much as you can. Continue process.
    Conditioner: it works but it's tedious so use as a back up plan. Apply to hair and comb out as much as you can. Continue process.
  • Egg whites: apply to gum and rub until the gum is loosened and slightly dissolved. Comb out.
    Egg whites: apply to gum and rub until the gum is loosened and slightly dissolved. Comb out.

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