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How to remove chewing gum from your child’s natural hair

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2014)

Children will always be children, no matter how much we discipline them. I remember going to bed one night when I was a little girl with gum in my mouth and waking up the next morning with the gum in my hair! Let’s just say that I never went to bed again with anything in my mouth.

So, what should a parent do when this happens? Should you cut off that patch of hair? Should you shave the child’s hair to teach her a lesson? Well, fear not, because all you need is ice.

You simply take a few blocks of ice, tie them in a plastic bag, rub the bag on the gum until it hardens, then carefully break/remove the gum from the hair. Wash the hair afterwards and then have a talk with your little one.


Has this ever happen to you as a child or parent? How did you solve this problem? what other methods did you use?

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African Naturalistas Hair Products

Sunday 30th of March 2014

Wow. I wish Kenyan Mystic knew this when her child stuck gum on her hair. She had to cut it.

Adeola (The Mane Captain)

Monday 14th of April 2014

yes, thats usually the most common way to remove gum from one's hair. But I hope this helps parents in the future.

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