How To Get Marshmallows Out Of Hair

how to get marshmallow out of hair

The worst thing that can happen is for something to get stuck in our hair, but if it’s something sticky, chewy, or sweet, it really gets on our nerves. The way it nags us nonstop and how we want nothing more than to pull it literally out of our hair! Marshmallows are the last thing you want to have tangled up in your hair, among all the other possibilities. The last option is to cut your hair if you are unable to remove it from your hair.

A favourite among kids and campers of all ages are marshmallows sweet, sugary, gelatinous objects made with water. When melted over a fire pit, this gooey, hot, and delicious treat is in high demand. Nevertheless, playing around can get you into a sticky situation! Children are more likely to have marshmallows get stuck in their hair, and in the same crowd as children are goofy young adults who play practical jokes on one another using silly foods and objects.

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Tips And Tricks On Removing The Marshmallows Out Of Hair

Getting out of a messy situation is easy, but sticky situation? That requires focus and attention to detail. So, I hope to keep your attention on this one sticky situation and run you through all the guides and tips on getting out of the other one.

1. Warm Water: Using just warm water is one of the best ways to remove the sticky mess from your hair. You can either take a hot shower or rinse off in a bowl of hot water to accomplish this. Both approaches are quick and effective. The gelatinous substance that makes up marshmallows, which melts when it comes into contact with hot water, is made of sugar. Here is a guide on how to wash marshmallows with hot water:

  • Heat the water in a pot on a stove or microwave. Make sure it is a pot full of water.
  • Check the temperature according to your scalp.
  • Once the water is boiled, part your hair into sections.
  • Slowly submerge your hair into the hot water and wait for the marshmallows to melt.
  • Use a damp towel and gently wipe the mallow off your hair. Do not pull too hard as it may break the strands.

2. Steam: Who doesn’t enjoy a hot steamy shower? Steam is another alternative method you can use to remove the marshmallow from your hair. You can also use a steam machine, but be sure to use it properly because steam can break and drop strands. Here is a step on how to take the marshmallow out of your hair through steam:

  • Turn on your shower warm and close all doors and windows.
  • Let the water run and build in steam.
  • Once the steam is built, step in and drench your hair.
  • Then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

3. Specialized Hair Products: Hot water may occasionally be able to dissolve a marshmallow lump but not its stickiness. It is advised in these circumstances to use specialized shampoos like clarifying shampoo and conditioner. The actions you can take are as follows:

  • Rinse the marshmallow with warm water, once the lump is gone, take a small blop of clarifying shampoo.
  • Gently massage the hair and scalp and then rinse with warm water.
  • Deep condition and let it rest for about 5 mins, then wash off with cold water as usual.
  • Follow this process twice a week to get the stickiness out of your hair.

4. Olive Oil: The best course of action is to use olive oil if melted marshmallows stick to your hair. Even oozy marshmallows can be removed if you use olive oil on your hair. Massage the marshmallow portion with a small amount of olive oil. Allow it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before washing it off with shampoo and deep conditioning. To fight dryness, moisturize your hair.

5. Vinegar Or Apple Cider vinegar: Another household item that can be used is apple cider vinegar or vinegar. Due to its acidic content, it reacts with marshmallows sugar and breaks down the gooey structure. Here are the steps to use vinegar or apple cider vinegar:

  • Take a spray bottle and dilute vinegar or apple cider with water as per the ratio of 5:1.
  • Shampoo your hair and loose some of the chunks and then spray the solution.
  • Now massage and gently distribute the solution over the affected portion.
  • Let it rest for about 5 -10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
  • Once complete, you may want to rinse again to remove the odour of vinegar.
  • Apply moisturizer to combat the dryness of vinegar.

6. Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil can be used as a substitute if olive oil is not available in your kitchen. The process is the same as with olive oil, but you might want to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. Twice a wash is advised to reduce the greasiness of vegetable oil because it is greasier than olive oil.

7. Hair Dryer: The hair dryer is yet another widely used item. Although a little difficult and requires few more steps, it can quickly remove the sticky substance from your hair. The only thing you have to do is wet your hair with some warm water, then dry it with a dryer set to low to medium heat. After that, gently comb your hair to remove the marshmallow without breaking a strand.


Even though it’s not a major issue, getting the marshmallow out of one’s hair can be difficult and, if proper procedures aren’t followed, can result in having to cut off or completely shave all of one’s hair. We can use these common household items to complete tasks at home. Let’s keep the salon as a last resort.

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