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Accidentally got gum stuck in your or your kid’s hair? We’ve been there and it’s such a stressful problem to get yourself into because gums stuck in the hair are so difficult to remove that you would consider just cutting it off as a last resort. But there’s no longer a need to panic and worry about losing a piece of hair when you watch American Academy of Dermatology‘s surprising yet super effective gum-removing trick on YouTube. Read down below for the simple step-by-step guide and watch the video tutorial as well for the full instructions. Tell us if you find this hack helpful or whether this would work for you. Hope you enjoy this trick as much as I did!
Get a jar of creamy style peanut butter or vegetable oil, then scoop up enough amount to cover the gum completely, you can apply it using your fingers or an old toothbrush. With peanut butter, the oils in the product make the chewing gum base stiffer and less sticky. After a few minutes, the gum can be removed from the hair by simply sliding or picking it off.
On the other hand, vegetable oil is especially useful when removing gum from eyebrows or eyelashes. Finally, wash your child’s hair as you normally would so that their hair wouldn’t smell like the product you applied.
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