Today Aliza got gum in her hair. I had some ideas how to get it out, but I googled "how to get gum out of hair" just to see what the internet thought about it. Why not use this endless source of information I keep connected and at my fingertips in my kitchen all day long?
I found a site that listed tons of optional gum-removal tools such as peanut butter, toothpaste, cooking oil, mayonnaise, cold cream, hair mousse, WD-40, ice, vaseline, alcohol, hand lotion, eucalyptus oil, adhesive remover, and (!!!!) chloroform! "Honey, can you run to the store and get me some chloroform? Thanks!" You just gotta love the internet!
I chose cooking oil, and it was oily but I have to say the gum was easy to tease out of her hair after dousing it. Of course I made her stand naked in the bathroom rather than get oil on her clothes, and a shower was required immediately afterward. But, it was relatively pain free. Too bad, I probably should have made her suffer more, to deter her from allowing a bubble to pop in her hair again!
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