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How do you get this out?

how do you wash out petrolum jelly out of your hair??? my dd got in to a bottle and its all in her hair...anyone know the best way to get it out?


Asked by rachel216 at 10:23 AM on Jun. 5, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (7)
  • Dawn grease cutting dish soap should take it out. Towel out all the excess you can first, which won't be much, but get as much out as you can. Then, wahs with Dawn. If it still feels greasy, rub baby oil into the hair. It actaully helps remove the vaseline residue, believe it or not. Then, follow with another washing with Dawn. Been there, done this. Good luck!

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:33 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Dawn is a good idea!

    Answer by older at 10:33 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Dawn, if its not too harsh for her. If not then try baby shampoo a few times with rinsing and re washing and that SHOULD do the trick :)

    Answer by shortycmlb at 10:33 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Or try any dishwashing liquid lol. My DD1 did it too last week and shes 2 1/2 so I tried baby shampoo a couple of times and it didnt work so DH grabbed out Gain dishwashing liquid and dumped a little bit on her hair and it worked we were just ULTRA careful about the suds getting in her face.

    Answer by shortycmlb at 10:34 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • i did the reg dish soap i dont think we had enough left do get it all out lol..we used baby oil on her once b4 for carddel cap it workd just hard to get out lol thanks ill run out nd get some dawn geese! lol thanks ladies...oh the net says to use olive oil and dish soap too i thought that was werid

    Comment by rachel216 (original poster) at 11:02 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Soak your hair completely in olive oil; Shampoos, Conditioners & Treatment Products For Stronger Smoother Hair; Scrub the olive oil into your hair with your hands; Apply dish-washing liquid; it should cover your hair. Don't use dish washer type, use the kind for manual washing; Scrub the dish-washing liquid into your hair; Wash your hair out completely; Apply conditioner to your hair if you like; Enjoy your petroleum-jelly-free hair.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:53 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Saturate hair in baby oil. Squeeze out as much of the oil as you can, then wash hair three times with Dawn dish soap.

    Put cornstarch on hair. Pat it in and let it set for a few minutes. Shampoo twice with a clarifying shampoo. Repeat again in 24 hours, if needed.

    Work peanut butter through hair. Wash thoroughly.

    Rinse hair with vinegar, then water.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:55 PM on Jun. 5, 2011