Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Candle Wax in Hair Update

A few people have asked me how I got the candle wax out of Marley's hair.

A quick Google search found result after result of how to get candle wax out of carpet but precious little on how to get wax out of hair.

Finally.  FINALLY.  I found some sort of "Ask the Scientist" website.  The first solution was some sort of glue remover.  I don't know about you guys, but I don't keep glue remover in the house.

The solution was vegetable oil.  So that's what we tried.  It seemed to help.  I kind of crumbled up the pieces of wax in her hair and the oil seemed to help it slide off without pulling out too much hair.

Of course, now I had to get vegetable oil out of her hair.  I sent her to the shower and had her wash her hair a couple of times.  Wet, it was hard to tell how well it worked.  By the next morning, I could tell her hair was still a little gummy, but now, after a few more washes, all is right in the world.

Till the next time.  And I'm sure there will be some sort of next time!


Anonymous said...

I did not even know that there was such a thing as glue remover. Hmph.

Anonymous said...

My fingers would have been on the scissors, not the keyboard or the telephone. I am a certified hair-hater.

Beck said...

I would have used ice cubes!
Silly girl - what a funny thing to happen!

Muthering Heights said...

Yikes! I'm glad that you were able to find a solution!