How to Get Gum out of Hair With Peanut Butter

By Kimbry Parker
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Gum and hair don’t mix, but with kids, it’s likely to happen at some point during their childhood. The sticky, gooey nature of gum makes it seem impossible to remove, but one common pantry staple can help ease it out. Your kid’s favorite sandwich spread -- peanut butter -- contains a high amount of oil and fats, which help dissolve the gum and ease it out of the hair.

Step 1

Scoop a dollop of peanut butter from the jar with a spoon. Use your fingers to smooth the peanut butter over the gum.

Step 2

Work the peanut butter into the gum by hand so it’s completely covered. Knead the peanut butter into the gum. Run a comb through the gum and the hair to work it out. Apply more peanut butter as needed to soften the gum so it can be combed out of the hair.

Step 3

Rinse the hair well to remove the remnants of peanut butter. Shampoo and condition hair as usual.