Other brands of cola could work just as well. It may work to remove gum because of the carbonic acid (what makes cola fizzy), phosphoric acid, or a combination of the two.

I haven’t actually tried this one yet… since well, I’d have to first stick some gum in my hair (and I’m not quite willing to do that).

But I did find more than a few references to this coke-gum remedy online.

And the method is simple enough.

Here’s how to do it: Soak the gummed up hair portion in Coke.

If you have long hair, you can do this easily enough by dipping the lock of hair into a bowl or cup filled with Coke.

For people with short hair, you’ll have to coat the lock of hair quite liberally (and add more Coke along the way to keep it soaked).

Leave the Coke on for a few minutes and then the gum should come off easily.

*** Eventhough Coke is used here, other brands of cola will probably work just as well. I’m not sure what it is exactly in Coke that makes it work on gummy hair, but it might be either the carbonic acid (the thing that makes it fizzy), phosphoric acid, or a combination of the two working together.