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!