I have long hair and like being out in the woods. Unfortunately this means I sometimes get resin (or sap) in my hair. It's always a pain to get it out, sometimes I have no choice but cutting the "afflicted" strain of hair.

How can I painlessly remove resin from my hair without cutting it?

Ideally this would also work for clothing.

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I had the same problem with it sticking in clothing which I couldn't really put in the washer. My mothers neat trick: Put peanut-butter on it... Leave it for some time and wash it with hot water.

I hope this applies to hair as well...

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    No need for the peanut part though. Butter will do. Came to think about it: most likely kitchenoil should do even better. Dec 10, 2014 at 13:17

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