Now and again you may run into an issue with your child’s hair, such as the gum they had in their mouth when they fell asleep the night before. Needless to say, although they still had it when they woke up, it was no longer in their mouth, but in their hair.
The following is going to be beneficial if it should happen to your child:
Instead of grabbing for the scissors if this should happen to your child, grab for the peanut butter, or the vegetable oil. Using your fingers is fine, however, some may want to use a toothbrush instead (being messy and all), cover the gummed hair completely with either the peanut butter or some vegetable oil, now let set for about five minutes. Now it will be easy for you to remove the gum from your child’s hair. The only thing that needs to be done now, is to give your child’s hair a good shampooing.
Note: The vegetable oil is the better thing to go with should the gum also be in the child’s eyebrows and/or eyelashes.
Another issue you might be unfortunate enough to run into, is glue getting into your child’s hair. Glue can be removed using a conditioner. You will first want to wet the child’s hair, and then apply some conditioner to the area of the hair that has the glue in it. This will need to set and soak into the glue and hair about twenty minutes. After which, you can simply comb the glue out of the hair with a comb.
Note: Depending on the type of glue, you may have to resort to using baby oil instead.