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Hair Disasters!


It may not be that often, but at some point in our lives, we run into these sorts of dilemmas. That is, getting things stuck in our hair! Whether itíd be problems like gum, candy, Vaseline, paint, or even bad odors, thereís most likely an alternative solution before resorting to the shears. When in doubt, call a hair professional for some advice.

Here are some disasters that we may be able to fix on our own before referring to a pro hair stylist?/font>


As horrible as it sounds, somehow we tend to run into this problem one way or another. Donít panic though, it can be fixed. With a little bit of creamy peanut butter, rub into the gum-tangled area. Now, with a wide-toothed comb, pick to remove the peanut butter along with the gum. Donít hesitate to use more peanut butter if necessary. The gum may be tough to remove with just one application. Keep in mind that you must use creamy peanut butter and not crunchy peanut butter.

Another alternative would be to use Wesson or salad oil. Oil is used to soften the gum and to make it less sticky. This is a perfect way to comb out the sticky foreign object.

You might find that the peanut butter had left a lingering smell. Be sure to wash your hair with shampoo right after all the gum is out. This way you can prevent any smells.


As tough as it sounds, it can be fixed! Since water alone runs off of this oily substance, what can be used? Itís something as simple as cornstarch. All you have to do is apply a small amount of cornstarch into the hair (make sure you donít rub it in). The cornstarch will absorb some, if not all of the Vaseline. After applying the cornstarch, make sure you shampoo your hair out with a good clarifying shampoo.

Most, if not, all of the Vaseline should be removed. If not, simply repeat the steps.

Strange odors!

Itís as simple as wiping a softening sheet like Bounce through the hair! Chemicals in the softening sheet will remove odors as it makes contact with the hair.

For odors that linger and stubborn to get rid of, try rinsing your hair in undiluted tomato sauce. Although, if you have damaged or porous blonde hair, this might not be such a good idea. It can cause your hair to be slightly stained. Make sure to ask a professional hair stylist.


Somehow we make simple mistakes and find paint in our hair. No worries about that though, since most paint in the market these days are water-based and can simply be washed out with water and shampoo. If for some reason the paint does not wash out, it would be best to call the store where you bought the paint from for any suggestions.

Before resorting to paint remover, always read the bottle and make sure that the solution is safe for the skin and hair. Any average paint remover can damage the hair and irritate the skin.


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