How can I easily and effectively remove chewing gum (or similar) that has become stuck in a persons (or animals) hair?

I am talking about hair that is at least an inch in length and commonly found on one's head.

Removal by cutting is a sort of last option so I would like to avoid this if possible! Also I would not like anything that would long term damage the hair / head / skin.

  • @Mooseman ah yeah I'll give you that one! I did search prior to asking - couldn't find it – MrPhooky Mar 5 '15 at 18:22

I'm sorry to tell you, but multiple people have already asked this question. Remember the golden rule of the Stack Exchange: Duplicate questions make it harder to help everyone else. Please remember to search your question to see if someone already has!

Now, on the topic of your question: Freezing the gum works incredibly well, as it will just snap off.

Regards, Delta Escher

  • If you read the comments I did search - I couldn't find it so i accept that it is a duplicate. – MrPhooky Mar 5 '15 at 18:59
  • Thank you, sorry I didn't read them. Did you find the answer helpful though? – Demisemihemidemisemiquaver Mar 5 '15 at 19:09

This May sound weird but you can use coca cola to remove chewing gum from your hair.


Antoine Dubuis

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