Do you have stubborn knots or bubble gum stuck in your hair? Put away your scissors and take a look at these effective solutions for getting rid of these hair problems in no time at all.
Straight away, single out the strand tangled up in bubble gum to prevent any other strands from getting stuck to it. Then, choose your preferred rescue solution:
- Oil soak the section of hair concerned. To do this, place it on a tissue and generously apply any plant oil you may have to hand. Once the affected area has been thoroughly soaked, use a wide-tooth comb to remove the chewing gum without spreading it down the lengths. Clean the comb as the bits of gum come off, so that you don't get then stuck in your hair again. Are you all out of oil? Use another fat-based substance instead, such as Vaseline.
- Dissolve it. Head to the kitchen to find a natural dissolving agent such as lemon juice, white vinegar or bicarbonate of soda mixed with water to soak the hair in. Leave it to work for a few minutes so that you can crumble off the chewing gum in bits with your fingers.
- Unstick the bubble gum with an ice cube: leave ice on the affected area for a quarter of an hour so that the chewing gum freezes. Then break the gum to remove it from your strand of hair. If it goes soft, repeat the process.
All that's left for you to do now is shampoo your hair !
Whatever you do, do not pull on tangled hair as it may break the hair shaft, make existing knots worse and encourage new ones to form. As soon as possible, spray a leave-in detangling treatment onto the knotted area to make the process easier. Even if the knots start at the roots, begin by detangling them from the tips using a detangling comb and then work your way up gradually. If you still find that there are small sections of tangled hair, finish off detangling with a fine-tooth comb to smooth them out effectively.
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