How to Get Vaseline Out Of Hair

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How to Get Vaseline Out Of Hair

Vaseline is a great hair product to use in any hair to get some moisture in it or to style it in the style you want. The problem with vaseline is that it is hard to judge the amount you need in your hair and you will add too much. Getting the vaseline out of your hair can be a problem because it gets clammy and will break your hair if you pull too hard.

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Vaseline is sometimes referred to as petroleum jelly so if that is what you have in your hair. This article will get the vaseline/petroleum jelly out of your hair and make it feel normal again. The method you will use includes no toxic chemicals so they are safe to use even in a baby’s hair.

1. Cornstarch / Baby Powder To Get Vaseline Out Of Hair

Cornstarch can do a lot of things and this includes getting Vaseline out of your hair. Cornstarch can even be used as a form of dry shampoo if your hair is itching. The cornstarch will work the same as how baby powder would, so use the same instructions for the cornstarch with the baby powder if that is what you have at the moment.

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1. The first thing you need to do is separate your hair that has Vaseline in it. This will prevent you from getting other parts of your hair messy.

2. Once you have done that pour a generous amount of cornstarch or baby powder into the palm of your hands and massage it into your hair. Use your fingers and separate your hair as well but try not to pull too hard.

3. When you feel the cornstarch or baby powder covering all the Vaseline you can slowly pull the Vaseline out of your hair. The baby powder or cornstarch will make the Vaseline slide right off your hair and once you have gotten all of it out you can use warm water with shampoo and wash your hair out.

2. Peanut Butter

Using peanut butter to get Vaseline out of your hair might seem ridiculous but I can guarantee you that it works. Somehow the peanut butter will overpower the Vaseline and allow you to slide the Vaseline out of your hair without breaking or damaging your hair at all.

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All you need to do is put on the gloves grab a large chunk of peanut butter and massage it into the part of your hair that you separated that has in the Vaseline. It will feel a bit messy but in the end, it will get the Vaseline out of your hair.

Once the peanut butter has covered all the Vaseline covered areas in your hair, slowly pull out the Vaseline with the peanut butter. Once you have gotten the majority of the peanut butter out with the Vaseline you can wash your hair with warm water and your shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you washed out the section with the peanut butter first before you wash the rest of your hair.

3. Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the best natural multipurpose cleaners you can find that you can use to cook. What the vinegar does is neutralize the oily feeling of the Vaseline and allow you to wash it out. To do this you will need to get a large container that can hold a gallon of warm water.

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then add one cup of white vinegar and mix it around. Once you created the mixture you will need to go into your bathroom shower, tub, or over your bathroom sink and use the vinegar water to slowly wash all the Vaseline out of your hair. Make sure you wear gloves when you are doing this.

4. Warm Water 

Using warm water to get Vaseline out of your hair will be the first thought that comes to your mind, but this method will take more time. You should only use this method if you have nothing else that I have listed above or below.

The first thing you need to do is put on a pair of gloves, and slide-out large chunks of Vaseline out of your hair if there are any. You now need to slowly wash out your hair underneath the bathroom faucet by pulling downwards to get the vaseline out. If you use the shower you will leave too much vaseline in it to clean up afterward.

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5. Get Vaseline Out Of Hair With Dawn Dish Soap 

On this website, we use a lot of Dawn dish soap especially to remove oil or grease off any surfaces. The great thing about Dawn dish soap is that you can use it on your hair and skin without causing any damage at all. Using it in your hair is the perfect cleaning solution because it will break down the grease that is in the Vaseline so you can wash it out easily.

1. The first step you need to take is to put on a pair of gloves and pour a generous amount of Dawn dish soap into your hands based on how much Vaseline is in your hair.

2. Now you need to massage the Dawn dish soap in your hair completely covering all the areas that have Vaseline. Let the Don just soap sit for 10 minutes in your here before you skip to the next step.

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3. When the 10 minutes are up you can go into your bathtub or shower and wash all the sections of your hair with the dawn dish soap in it, then you can use regular shampoo to wash your entire hair.

(Tip) – When you use the Dawn dish soap to wash all the Vaseline out of your hair, you will need to add conditioner and other moisturizing liquids back into your hair because the dawn dish soap will remove the majority of the moisture out of your hair.

6. Olive Oil Or Baby Oil to Get Vaseline Out Of Hair 

Using olive oil or baby oil in your hair might seem crazy to remove another form of oil from your hair, but it does work. What the baby oil does is overpower the Vaseline that is in your hair which allows you to wash it out with your regular shampoo that you have.

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All you need to do is put on a pair of gloves then put some olive oil or baby oil in the palm of your hands and massage it into your hair. All you need to do now is go in the shower and give your hair a proper wash to get the Vaseline out.

7. Baking Soda

Using baking soda to get Vaseline out of your hair is similar to home baby powder and cornstarch work. The difference with the baking soda is its roughness, which is good when it comes to getting the Vaseline out of your hair because it will cover the Vaseline more.

If the Vaseline is in your entire hair, you can pour some of the baking soda in the middle of your hands or on top of your head and massage it into your entire hair and wait 10 minutes for the baking soda to dry out the Vaseline. 

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Once you feel more baking soda in your hair than Vaseline, you can give your hair a proper wash out with some shampoo, and you are done.

Will Your Hair Be Damaged?

The short answer is depending on how long the Vaseline stays in your hair. The quicker you act to get the Vaseline out of your hair the better it is for you. If the Vaseline is in your hair for too long in a large portion it will clog your hair together. When it dries it will stick your hair together and you might have to cut that part of your hair off or risk breaking it with a comb.

Final Thoughts: 

Vaseline can be used in your hair and on your scalp but in small portions. Too much Vaseline in your hair can cause your hair to clock together and we’ll break it when it dries. The best thing to do is as soon as you realize too much Vaseline is in your hair use any of the methods above to get it out to prevent your hair from getting damaged.

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