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How do you get gum out of hair?

My three year old daughter has very fine shoulder length hair. Last night she got a wad of gum in it. Any suggestions on how to get it out, or should I just cut it?

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Asked by mykidsrock77 at 4:18 PM on Oct. 11, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I've heard peanut butter works. just rub it in to her hair and it works itself out

    Answer by amyofthejungle at 4:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Ice it get it really cold and brittle and you should be able to break it out. When I was a child I got gum it my hair alot they always used mayo or peanut butter in mine.

    Answer by GFXMommy at 4:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Hey mama - sorry about the gum! I would try nail polish remover in a well ventilated area!

    Answer by ashwinsmommy at 4:26 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Pure acetone nail polish remover. Works wonders, but you will want to wash her hair right away, because it can bleach it if it's on for a while. :) Good luck!

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 4:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • sissors

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Butter

    Answer by LuvvMaRoyBabies at 4:32 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • COOKING OIL.. plain 'ol cooking oil! Peanut butter works too, but takes a bit longer.

    Answer by Layna1980 at 4:53 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • This is the method that will work. Put peanut butter in her hair and rub it in really good, the gum should come right out!

    Answer by ConnersMom1204 at 5:26 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • peanut butter or olive oil.

    Answer by chyna_doll at 5:50 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Canolia Oil (or olive oil) IT WORKS GREAT! Just be patient and rub it out. I have had to do it, so I know it works!

    Answer by MommyJen at 6:28 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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