Cornstarch gets Vaseline out of hair

Lisa of Lil Duck Duck says cornstarch gets petroleum jelly, Vicks Vaporub, and other oily, sticky substances out of your kid's (or your) hair. Details on her blog.

Related: Remove gum from your kid's hair with olive oil

Comments

  1. says

    The comments on that thread are funny. It sounds like there is a toddler coiffure movement leaning toward 50s greaser styles.

    Maybe the Vaseline and VapoRub would be left untouched if we all kept tins of pomade (as honeypots) in front of our cabinets. Our fully styled tots might emerge from the bathroom snapping their fingers and singing “When You’re a Jet” or “You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog.”

  2. says

    ROTFL, Adrienne!! My little guy will climb the bookcases to get at it, he loves that stuff. I think it’s the feel of it squishing in his fingers. ICK!!

  3. cw says

    As I recall from personal experience, peanut butter gets gum out of hair. But I bet Vasoline would be equally successful.

  4. Jill says

    So the Vasoline removes the gum, the cornstarch removes the Vasoline and then what removes the cornstarch?

  5. Jill says

    So the Vasoline removes the gum, the cornstarch removes the Vasoline and then what removes the cornstarch?