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#1 hsbaby

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:17 AM

So, we roasted marshmallows the other night and dd(3) got a huge clump of melted marshmallow stuck in her hair:(. Now it is a huge matted knot and I don't know how to get it out!! She has very thin hair and it is finally to her shoulders, so I REALLY don't want to cut it! She also has a severe peanut/tree nut allergy so peanut butter is out! Any suggestions?

#2 simka2

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:21 AM

have you tried peanut butter or ice? I know it works for gum....otherwise I would put her in a shower for awhile :)

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:22 AM

Marshmallows should dissolve in warm water. I would think a good soak in the tub with some conditioner for the tangles would do the trick.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:23 AM

I wonder if GooGone would work. I have some and it gets off adhesive and stuff like that really easily so it might work on marshmallow in hair.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:23 AM

How about oil to make the marshmallow slippery? Then lots of conditioner in the shower.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:24 AM

oil?

My mom uses baby oil to get burrs out of her horse's mane.

#7 Jen in PA

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

I would soak that section in warm water with vinegar, and slowly work out the marshmallow by hand.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:06 AM

Marshmallows should dissolve in warm water. I would think a good soak in the tub with some conditioner for the tangles would do the trick.


I agree completely. Marshmallows melt out of hair easily in warm water. Then you just have to deal with the resulting tangle (which would likely take a fair amount of conditioner / detangler).

I would not, not, not add anything else like peanut butter, oil, etc. Sugar is *easy* to get out. That other stuff just adds to the horror.

(And yes, lol, I've gotten sticky marshmallows out of my own hair, lol. It wasn't my fault!)

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:09 AM

Marshmallows are pretty much pure sugar, which dissolves in warm water. I would have her take a long shower, as warm as she can stand it, use cream rinse in the marshmallow area, and then shampoo. I don't think you'll have a problem.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:19 AM

Thank you for all the advice!! DH gave her a bath and washed her hair, but who knows how thoroughly;). I will try again today....you know, because I have nothing better to do than getting marshmallow out of a three yr. Olds hair!!!:)


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