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How to remove gum from your child's hair

11 July 2014, 15:09

Abuja - If your child has ever come home with chewing gum or bubblegum in her hair, you know it’s a sticky situation that could lead to tears and possibly a dreaded haircut.

But with these tips there is no need to go to extremes and you will be able to remove that tacky gum in just a few minutes! No tears, guaranteed. This life hack will you avoid a hair-hack.

•    Get hold of creamy peanut butter or vegetable oil like olive oil.

•    Cover the gum completely with either of the two by using an old toothbrush of your fingers. If you use peanut butter*, the oils in the product make the gum harder and it becomes less sticky.

•    Be patient for a few minutes.

•    Slowly remove the gum – it should come out in one piece. If your child has chewing gum in his or her eyebrows or eyelashes, vegetable oil is the most effective.

•    Wash your child’s hair as you would normally do to remove the oily substance.

- Parent24
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