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If your children end up with gum in their hair, it can seem like a sticky situation. But all you need is peanut butter.

First, separate the hair that does not have the gum in it. If your child has long hair, use a rubber band to hold the unaffected hair out of the way.

Rub a generous amount of peanut butter onto the gum and gently rub in a circular motion. You will feel the gum begin to get stringy as it starts to dissolve. Gently pull the gum strings out of the hair. If they don't come out easy, rub more peanut butter into it.

Use your fingernails to grasp a few hair strands between your finger and slide them down the hair. The gum will also slide right down.

When you feel like you removed all of the gum, put a few drops of shampoo on the piece of hair you have been working with, rub gently and wipe off with a wet cloth or a baby wipe. Then wash the hair as you normally would.


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