Kids of all ages love playing with slime. There are endless hours that can be spent playing the ooey, gooey, and ridiculously sticky stuff. What’s not to love about slime? It’s budget-friendly and easy to transport, but the only downside is that it can get sticky. It is nearly impossible to remove it from clothing, upholstery, and carpeting. The worst? Get it stuck on hair.
How to get slime out of hair? Here’s a list of common items that will do the trick:
Oil is slime’s mortal enemy and your best friend to those icky tangles in the hair. There are many different oils you can use for this method, including olive oil and avocado. You don’t need anything special – just any cooking oil in your pantry.
1. Gently massage a few spoonfuls of oil into the slimey strands, moving in the direction of hair growth.
2. Once the slime starts to loosen, use a comb to tease it out. Rinse the comb as you brush through the hair.
3. Use the conditioner-shampoo method to remove any remaining slime, then clean hair, as usual, to get rid of the oily residue.
Shampoo and Conditioner
When getting rid of slime out of your hair, start with a simple shampoo and conditioner method. But there is one trick: use the conditioner first before sudsing up with shampoo. The reason is most of the conditioners contain oil which will be the one to help combat the stickiness of the slime.
1. Rinse hair in warm water.
2. Apply a generous amount of conditioner to slime-soaked strands.
3. Massage the product into the hair and use a fine-tooth comb to gently remove pieces of slime. Wash the comb as you continue to remove the slime.
4. Rinse the conditioner out of the hair.
5. Apply shampoo to hair and create a lather by massaging the product into the scalp.
6. Rinse the shampoo out and dry hair normally.
I know it sounds weird, but cleaning expert Jolie Kerr swears by the Mayo method. Your favorite sandwich spread is loaded with oil which is great to get rid of the slime.
1. Add a couple of spoonfuls of mayonnaise to the affected area.
2. Gently massage the mayo into the hair using your fingertips, going from root to shaft.
3. Use a fine-tooth comb to gently remove pieces of slime, again making sure to clean the comb as you go along.
4. Once most of the slime has been removed, use the conditioner-shampoo method above to remove any leftover sticky stuff.
For those who are looking to avoid the hassle of getting sticky slime out of your child’s hair, try buying a non-sticky variety of slime or making your own slime without glue.
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