- 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!
- FACT: Kids in North America spend about half a billion dollars on bubble gum each year.
You Will Need
- Plastic sandwich bag
- Olive oil
- Peanut butter
- Wide-toothed comb
- Bag of frozen peas or corn (optional) (optional) (optional) (optional)