How do you remove pine tree sap from your hair? I want to use stuff you can find around school.
By Ali from Canada
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How do I remove tree sap from my hair?
Donna from PA
Believe it or not, peanut butter will do the job! I used to use it on my kids' hands when they got pitch on them - it is non-toxic and it really does work. (12/27/2006)
Peanut butter is one item, but it's really the oil that does the trick. Anything oily - vegetable oil, lard, Goo-Gone. (12/29/2006)
My little girl had sap in her hair yesterday. I was able to remove it by rubbing olive oil (less than a teaspoon) on the sapped area until it dissolved the sap (a quite interesting smell; like a tree salad), and then shampoo her hair at bath time. (06/08/2007)
I just got done using olive oil to remove tree sap from my daughter's hair (after reading the suggestions listed) -- and it worked perfectly! (06/18/2007)
I also used olive oil! Thank you for the tip, it worked great. Now it looks like I haven't washed my hair for a year though! (08/05/2007)
WD-40 worked great! (08/09/2007)
By Jimi Hendrix
After having hard hair for 3 days and no solution to the problem. Just thought I would let you know that OLIVE OIL does work - thank you so much as I thought I would have to cut my hair off! (09/05/2007)
Thanks, it really worked. (04/11/2008)
Olive oil really works. I had doubts, but since the sap was in my husband's hair, I was willing to try it! Just a small amount of oil, rubbed on the sap for maybe 30 seconds, and the sap just disintegrated and was gone! Brilliant idea! (06/19/2008)
Thanks so much worked great! It was in my dog's hair. (07/05/2008)
Ivory soap worked for us. Just scrub a dub dub for about a minute. (07/31/2008)
It really worked, I was ready to head over to my neighbor's house with a pair of scissors. My hair smells just like the pine salad someone else mentioned but I'll go with SMELL over GOO any day! (08/02/2008)
By MaryAnn DePasquale
I was so scared! My little daughter (5yo) has never had her hair cut, EVER. This is for medical reasons I will not explain. Her hair is finally to her neck, but still can almost see her scalp. This has been a long ordeal with friends and emotions. She came up from the playing area and her hair was full of TREE SAP. I mean full. I didn't know what to do. I went to ASK.COM for the solution and found that OLIVE OIL will work, just a little on my fingers rubbed it off. Thank you olive oil, thank you. (08/05/2008)
Thank you so much for the suggestions. Our dog had some sap on him from camping and we were out of olive oil, but vegetable oil worked great! (08/15/2008)
By ISAAC AARON
Tried the olive oil on my dog, worked like a charm! (08/29/2008)
On our trail walk today, my cat stepped in some sap. About 45 minutes later (and lots of walking on her part), we arrived home. I found this site and read about using olive oil to remove tree sap. I had some on hand, so I tried it. Amazing! It worked great and didn't require a lot of scrubbing or pulling on the hair between her toes. Thank you so much for the information! (10/21/2008)