How To Remove Chewing Gum From Anything And Everything

Chewing gum can stick to your hair and clothes and make you think it’s the end of the world’s end. However, there are ways to save the day! Read on!

Do you remember how we chose gum only because it was hip to do so? Back then, it wasn’t uncommon to see a group of adolescents skating around, blowing bubble gum around their lips. But nowadays, gums serve a greater purpose than only as a fashion accessory. They let you train your gums while enjoying a wide variety of tastes. However, this piece is not about how great chewing gums are; instead, it’s about what to do if you accidentally sit on some or get some attached to your clothing or, God forbid, your hair. Here are several tried-and-true methods for removing gum that will only require you to give up on your hair or outfit. To find out more about it, keep reading!

Peanut Butter

It’s not what you’d expect to do when you find chewing gum attached to your stuff, but it does the trick! The natural oils in peanut butter soften the gum, making it more manageable to chew. The method is versatile enough to be applied on any cloth and is especially useful for eradicating gum from hair. You may use your fingers or a toothbrush to spread the peanut butter over the gum. Being impatient is not a virtue here; it can take a while. Then, begin removing the gum from the top immediately. If you’ve removed gum from your hair, you should wash it.


To quickly and effectively remove chewing gum, shampoo is another miracle product. Unfortunately, when you attempt to remove the gums, they also adhere to your fingertips, which is the most annoying part. In other words, a can of aerosol is all you need. Applying hairspray to the gum beforehand will make it rigid. Then you can scrape it off with your fingers.


If you implement these directions, high-fat food mayonnaise may be used to successfully remove chewing gum. Simply apply it onto the gum & press down on the area. Finally, ease the gum out from the sticky spot. Then, you can clean the place with water and soap. Now.

Vinegar solution

Applying pressure with towels drenched in white vinegar can remove the gum from your clothing or hair. With the aid of vinegar, the gum could be loosened and scraped away.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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