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HELP - How to get vaseline out of hair

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jenkel Thu 05-May-05 17:25:06

Ok, I'm sure some of you have been here before.

My 2 1/2 year dd has just decided to cover herself (hair included in Vaseline). I've washed her hair 20 times this afternoon and it still seems as bad, guess I just have to carry on washing unless any of you have any quicker fixes.

ebbie22 Thu 05-May-05 17:26:22

Have tried doing a dry shampoo?

WigWamBam Thu 05-May-05 17:31:34

Try using a little cornflour, patted gently into the hair, to absorb the vaseline. Shampoo it out (use a clarifying shampoo if you have one), if this doesn't completely remove the vaseline, you may need to wash again. Use warm water to shampoo, if you use cool water it will make the vaseline worse to remove.

Juniperdewdrop Thu 05-May-05 17:34:00

how to remove vaseline from hair

it says similar to WWB

gingerbear Thu 05-May-05 17:35:16

Do what they do with oil slick-ed seabirds
1 part water to 1 part shampoo, rub into dry hair, then rinse off.

WigWamBam Thu 05-May-05 19:29:29

I think that website may have been where I got the information from when dd did it, JD! I can vouch for the fact that it works.

jenkel Thu 05-May-05 21:01:54

Thanks for your tips, it worked beautifully and I can no longer scuplt her hair into a mohican.
Another tip that I was told after I tried yours, for future reference for anybody is to cover hair in talc and then wash with conditioner and then wash with shampoo.

Juniperdewdrop Fri 06-May-05 13:34:54

glad it worked

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