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How to get gum out of your hair

This skin care solution is the best way to lose the gum and save your hair!

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Getting gum in your hair can be a super sticky mess. It seems to cling on for dear life. When it comes to getting it out, soap and water won’t do the trick and neither will a strong, stripping shampoo.

But believe it or not, Dermalogica PreCleanse, a deep cleansing oil that melts impurities and make-up from your skin, will safely get the gum out so you don't have to cut or damage a single strand. How?

The oils in PreCleanse attract the gum base so the gum sticks to PreCleanse instead of the proteins in your hair. Keep working PreCleanse around the gum to make it less and less sticky, and you’ll soon find you can pull out big chunks of the gum. Make sure the PreCleanse coats all of the gum, and keep massaging it in until the gum has been removed. Because PreCleanse also contains emulsifying agents, it will easily wash out of your hair without leaving an oily residue. Voila – the gum will be gone!

Want to see this in action? Check out this video where make-up guru Kristen Leanne actually puts gum in her hair to see if PreCleanse will get it out.