N.R. asks from Palatine, IL on November 21, 2008
Sticky Tack in Hair
One of my 5 year old twins came home from school today with sticky tack in his hair. It's just not coming out. Any thoughts on how to get this out of his hair without cutting it?...of course, we just got haircuts last night to get ready for a family holiday picture on Sunday!
So What Happened?™
Thanks so much for everyone's advice! We put some ice on his head first (just wish I would have gotten a picture of him wearing his hat with a bag of ice inside!), then used peanut butter. Thankfully, it all came out in time for our family pictures tomorrow. Thanks again!
S.K. answers from Chicago on November 22, 2008
I just watched a show on tv, about removing chewing gum frm the hair. Oil worked best & it might work for you. Vegtable oil, not motor oil, lol. It takes a while,but it did work, you have to really work it in there. Good luck.
I.B. answers from Springfield on November 22, 2008
try a product called GOO GONE, you can get it at any hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot. Or you can try cooking oil or baby oil first, anything oily should cut through the sticky, it just might take a while. The Goo Gone will work really quick and I have used it on everything, works great on anything sticky and even on markers and crayons on walls and clothes, this stuff is a miracle, get anything odd on someplace it is not supposed to be and this stuff will remove it.
A.Z. answers from Chicago on November 21, 2008
I had that problem a few years back with my son. Vaseline got it out. Only problem was getting the grease out afterward. It took several washings to get the grease out but the fact i didn't have to cut it out was worth it. I wished I had used a little dishsoap on the greasy hair sooner though as the regular shampoo wasn't able to handle the grease well enough.
K.C. answers from Chicago on November 22, 2008
Try some Goo Gone. Available at most grocery stores. It's a non-toxic solvent that's orange scented and works to remove gum, tape, etc.
M.H. answers from Springfield on November 21, 2008
I would try Pam (spray oil) or any kind of oil, even conditioner or lotion. If all else fails WD40 works on removing all kinds of adhesive and marker stains, but not sure on putting it in hair.
PS If you use something oily to get it out use lots of conditioner when you wash his hair... oil helps remove oil! It should lessen the greasy hair look!
K.U. answers from Chicago on November 22, 2008
I remember that someone once told me that if you get gum stuck in your hair that you should use peanutbutter to get it out. Good luck!
K.K. answers from Chicago on November 22, 2008
Next time, my friend used goo be gone on gum and it came right out
T.G. answers from Chicago on November 21, 2008
Funny you should ask this. My daughter for some reason brought some home from school two days ago and it got mashed into my carpeting. I used goo be gone to remove it. I don't think I would use that in your sons hair. Maybe try mayonnaise or peanut butter? My mom used both when I had gotten gum in my hair. Good luck!
J.S. answers from Chicago on November 22, 2008
Try goo gone. I am not sure it will work, but it does remove anything that is oil based like sticky tak. Good luck!
A.S. answers from Chicago on November 22, 2008
i alway used peanut butter rubbed in the sticky part until you work it out; then wash and dry hair.