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How to Get Gum Out of Your Hair

Watch more Hair Care & Conditioning videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to get gum out of your hair with this easy fix -- no scissors necessary! Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Put ice in plastic bag Put some ice in the plastic bag and seal it up. Step 2: Freeze gum Hold the bag against the gum in your hair. Freezing it will make it easier to get out. Tip If there's an unopened package of frozen peas or corn in the freezer, you can try using that instead of ice. Step 3: Chip away gum When the gum is good and hard, try gently pulling at it. If it won't come away without breaking your hair, it's time to try another tactic. Step 4: Wet with olive oil or peanut butter Pour a little olive oil over the gummy hair, holding a washcloth underneath it to catch any overflow. Or smear a little peanut butter in your hair where the gum is stuck. The idea is that the oil will make the gum slippery. Tip Don't just dab the oil or peanut butter onto your hair -- knead it into the gum with your fingers or a washcloth. Step 5: Use fingers or comb Use your fingers or the comb to gently tease out the -- hopefully -- loosened bits of gum. Step 6: Wash hair Now hit the shower -- you'll probably need to shampoo a few times to get all that gunk out. And next time, tie your hair out of your face before you blow the world's biggest bubble! Did You Know? Kids in North America spend about half a billion dollars on bubble gum each year.
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