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4/21/2004 | Jaysun

Posted on 04/21/2004 6:52:54 PM PDT by Jaysun

Some of the guys and I are presently at the camping lodge and we’ve got a problem that requires the help of a sensible woman. My brother-in-law managed to get something in his hair this morning, and he wanted to wash it out. I can’t tell you what that something was, because he’s refused to divulge that to us thus far (I suspect that he fabricated the “tainted hair” theory to save himself some embarrassment.)

My brother-in-law believes that his wife has, at some point, told him that peanut butter is a useful household hair cleaner / conditioner. His wife animately denied ever saying anything about peanut butter, and thinks that he must have confused it with mayonnaise. Anyway, this guy has gone from a docile gentlemen to a ranting idiot and he’s now in a state of full blown panic.

Please provide us with any suggestions that you may have for removing peanut butter from hair. If possible, we’d like to know of any “home remedies” that may work – we’re in a fairly remote location and nobody is willing to go to the store. Besides looking ridiculous, he smells horrible. Here’s what we’ve tried so far:

A) Tried to “melt” it away by pouring very hot water over his head. This basically resulted in mild burns to his neck and scalp.
B) Made a makeshift shower cap out of a Wal-Mart bag, taped it around his head to make it watertight, and poured beer in a small hole at the top. He let it soak for about an hour to no avail.

Anything that you can suggest would be most appreciated.

Jaysun


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1 posted on 04/21/2004 6:52:55 PM PDT by Jaysun
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To: Jaysun
You guys must have had a big bowl of stupid this morning
2 posted on 04/21/2004 6:54:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: Jaysun
Dawn Dishwashing detergent is great for getting greasy
oily stuff out (ie - its used for wildlife soaked from an oil spill).
3 posted on 04/21/2004 6:55:44 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Jaysun
Have you tried using shampoo?
4 posted on 04/21/2004 6:56:48 PM PDT by fellowpatriot
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Tide works great too
5 posted on 04/21/2004 6:57:19 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: al baby
You guys must have had a big bowl of stupid this morning

We've been up here for 4 days. The peanut butter was stupid, but I thought that my shower cap beer treatment was inventive if nothing else.
6 posted on 04/21/2004 6:57:19 PM PDT by Jaysun
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To: Jaysun
This is the only cure:


7 posted on 04/21/2004 6:57:24 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: Jaysun
How much have you all had to drink?
8 posted on 04/21/2004 6:57:50 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Mike1sg is coming home this week!)
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To: Jaysun
Are you saying it's only peanut butter in the hair? Wash it...with shampoo. Soak his head for awhile in the water.
If that doesn't work, then break out the scissors. This is one woman who won't waste a lot of time solving the problem, especially on a man's hair. His hair can't be that long, so it won't make a lot of difference, and....it WILL grow back.

9 posted on 04/21/2004 6:58:12 PM PDT by wimpycat ("The road to the promised land runs past Sinai."-C.S. Lewis)
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To: Jaysun
drink the beer and go to dog groomer
10 posted on 04/21/2004 6:58:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: Jaysun
Tell him to go look at the host on the sun.

Now.

Really, it's not night.

I'm laughing too hard at the moment to give a better suggestion.

Got any tomato juice?
11 posted on 04/21/2004 6:58:27 PM PDT by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! http://www.intelmemo.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: Jaysun
Hey, he didn't roll around in a bunch of animal pooh, did he? My dog likes to do that.

You could try baby oil to get it out, but it will take a while to get the baby oil rinsed out later.
12 posted on 04/21/2004 6:58:47 PM PDT by USNBandit
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To: Jaysun
Get him really drunk and shave his head. Fun for all!
13 posted on 04/21/2004 6:59:14 PM PDT by Pylon (Call 911, I was tagline-jacked.)
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To: fellowpatriot
Have you tried using shampoo?

Yes. The dolt used it all up. He said that the peanut butter basically makes his hair waterproof, and that the shampoo wouldn't penetrate.
14 posted on 04/21/2004 6:59:16 PM PDT by Jaysun
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To: Jaysun
Try using baking soda. Wet his hair and mix baking soda with a little shampoo. It should work or Dawn dishwashing liquid. Or you could just shave his head.
15 posted on 04/21/2004 6:59:32 PM PDT by GODFEARINGWOMAN
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To: Jaysun
ROFL! I certainly hope someone is taking pictures if not chronicling it in a journal.
16 posted on 04/21/2004 7:00:23 PM PDT by FourPeas (We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. - Will Rogers)
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To: Jaysun
Try tomato juice. They use it to wash dogs that have been sprayed by skunks. I know, because my pooch had this happen to her, and the kennel got the odor out with tomato juice.

(just don't use Heinz tomato juice).

Leni

17 posted on 04/21/2004 7:00:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Paradise is not lost! You'll find it May 22 aboard "FReeps Ahoy 3". Register now for the cruise!)
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To: Jaysun
Huh?
18 posted on 04/21/2004 7:01:09 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: Jaysun
Need to cut the oil with dishwashing soap and hot water...

Then condition it, cuz it's gonna dry it out bad.
With conditioner, not mayonaise, or he'll go from smelling like a peanut butter sandwich, to smelling like a tuna sandwich.
19 posted on 04/21/2004 7:01:17 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
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To: Jaysun
Hints From Heloise
20 posted on 04/21/2004 7:01:43 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: MinuteGal
If you don't have any tomato juice, run out and find a skunk to spray him. He won't smell any better, but the last of his worries will be his hair.
21 posted on 04/21/2004 7:01:44 PM PDT by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! http://www.intelmemo.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: Jaysun
Peanut butter is good for gum, but so is putting a chunk of ice on it and "breaking" it out of the hair.

Dawn is good at getting grease based stains.

But you know, scissors always work well too.

If there's and odor, use tomato juice or vinegar or baking soda paste.

I'm dying to know what it is. You can't tell?

And beer? That sounds like the idea of a man.

Mayonnaise is a good conditioner, but so are raw eggs.






22 posted on 04/21/2004 7:02:10 PM PDT by eyespysomething (The Barbarians are at the Gates. Don't give Kerry the key!)
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To: USNBandit
DON'T try baby oil. Only time gets baby oil out of hair. Seriously.
23 posted on 04/21/2004 7:02:12 PM PDT by FourPeas (We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. - Will Rogers)
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To: LisaMalia
If it's gum, peanut butter will do.
24 posted on 04/21/2004 7:02:14 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: Jaysun
Goodlord, this sounds like an official "hold mah beer an' watch this" episode. You guys need to pack it up and come back to the civilized world. You're not doing well in the wilderness.
25 posted on 04/21/2004 7:02:37 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: mystery-ak
How much have you all had to drink?

Let's just say that if anyone goes near an open flame we're in trouble.
26 posted on 04/21/2004 7:02:46 PM PDT by Jaysun
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To: Jaysun
Are there any bears in the vicinity of this cabin? Just make him sleep outside.
27 posted on 04/21/2004 7:03:18 PM PDT by Ramius ([...sip...])
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To: fellowpatriot
If you have a citrus based degreaser that will work. The peanut butter trick works on gum. Ice may work if it's a sticky substance. The dish washing soap is a good suggestion. You might also try Laundry Detergent.

You are going to do laundry before you go home,,, aren't you? My husband always does all of his laundry, irons it and folds it neatly before he returns from hunting and fishing trips ;>)

You will have to knead the affected hair with ice or peanut butter then sort of pick it out of his hair.

Iowa Granny (age 59)

P.S. Don't waste anymore beer on the hair,,, beer on the hair is best used as a rinse after shampooing.
28 posted on 04/21/2004 7:03:21 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: Jaysun
What was the initial item stuck in his hair? I need to know why peanut butter didn't work.

If he has a lot of peanut butter in his hair and has used up all the shampoo, you can use dishwashing liquid (Palmolive, Dawn, Ivory, etc.) to lather it out.

But the original stuff may still be in his hair, and unless I know what it is, I can't give you a good suggestion on how to remove it.

29 posted on 04/21/2004 7:03:22 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Jaysun
I second the motion on Dawn dishwashing liquid. Mayo will just add to the greasy kid stuff. Shampoo might work.

Another thing that you might try is goop hand cleaner. I would be very careful to make sure that you don't get it in his eyes, nose or mouth.

As a final last ditch effort would be to call an ER to see what they suggest. They remove peas from noses and crackers from ears, so why no peanut butter from hair.
30 posted on 04/21/2004 7:03:39 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (In honor of Cesear, Eagle Scout, Marine private WIA Fallujah Iraq on 4-13-04)
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To: Jaysun
It sounds like you're in trouble, even without the open flame. :)
31 posted on 04/21/2004 7:03:42 PM PDT by FourPeas (We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. - Will Rogers)
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To: Jaysun
You've got to be kidding. Is his hair completely full of peanut butter?

Somebody else mentioned it, but it's a great idea. Dawn dishwashing detergent. Stick his fool head in a sink full of hot water with Dawn dishwashing liquid and soak it. If that doesn't work, shave his head. He deserves it for being stupid.

Y'all didn't have a big bowl of stupid this morning. It's more like a few kegs of stupid.
32 posted on 04/21/2004 7:03:53 PM PDT by wimpycat ("The road to the promised land runs past Sinai."-C.S. Lewis)
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To: wimpycat
"This is one woman who won't waste a lot of time solving the problem, especially on a man's hair. His hair can't be that long, so it won't make a lot of difference, and....it WILL grow back."

Now don't disenfranchise those longhaired, nose ring wearing, brush in the backpocket men. Come on now. Don't do that. :) HA!
33 posted on 04/21/2004 7:04:02 PM PDT by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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To: Jaysun
Oh, I like B.

Okay, here's my advice:

1. Soap
2. Water
3. Time

Soap and water should take it out. Depending on how much peanut butter, and now beer, is in his hair, it may take repeated washing and rinsing.

On the bright side, his hair will probably be conditioned nicely when this is all over, with all that beer and peanut butter.

BTW, his wife probably did say mayonaise.

34 posted on 04/21/2004 7:04:04 PM PDT by alnick (Mrs. Heinz-Kerry's husband wants teh-rayz-ah your taxes.)
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To: Jaysun
There's a good product called 'Nair'. Rub it on, wait about 10 minutes then rinse.
35 posted on 04/21/2004 7:04:26 PM PDT by opinionator
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To: Jaysun
WD-40?
36 posted on 04/21/2004 7:04:43 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Jaysun
Try.....oxi(MORON)clean. Seriously, OxiClean has been a lifesaver.
37 posted on 04/21/2004 7:04:45 PM PDT by Toespi (,)
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To: Jaysun
Is there any lemon juice at the lodge? Cooking lemon juice, like bottled juice or the stuff in the little plastic lemons? That might work. Something acidic might cut through the oil in the peanut butter. That's all I can suggest...Something like rubbing alcohol MIGHT cut it, but after that he'd definitely need a hair treatment for the dryness.
38 posted on 04/21/2004 7:04:51 PM PDT by kaylar
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To: Professional Engineer
ROFLMAO ping
39 posted on 04/21/2004 7:05:08 PM PDT by msdrby (US Veterans: All give some, but some give all.)
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To: Jaysun
You better load pictures.
40 posted on 04/21/2004 7:05:08 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
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To: opinionator
LOL!
41 posted on 04/21/2004 7:05:14 PM PDT by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Jaysun
I hope it wasn't chunky peanut butter.

Peanut butter is used to remove gum from hair.

Remove peanut butter from hair ? sometimes using something with the same properties will work. try peanut oil.
42 posted on 04/21/2004 7:05:16 PM PDT by stylin19a (is it mogadishu yet ?)
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To: Jaysun
My best friend was a hairdresser.
Do NOT add any more water to the PB. It is high in oil. Any oil can be taken out with Dawn or liquid detergent. I did mayo on my kids hair during a lice scare. Pure oil. Straight shampoo will take it out, but since the shampoo is gone, any liquid soap or detergent. NO water before you get alot of detergent on, sudz it up as much as possible then rinse and repeat until clean.

Honestly, PB is not bad in a pinch. It takes stickers and gum out of kids hair, baby oil works better.

Please ping me with the results.
43 posted on 04/21/2004 7:05:39 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Laz, where are you? Are you ok?)
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I don't remember ever hearing of anything like this. While I went to beauty college and thought I had remedy's for anything to do with hair, this one throws me. If he has used all of the shampoo, surely you have regular bath soap? If so, I would suggest he just keep washing it using soap until it comes out. It is because it is oil that is making it difficult. Rub, rub, rub that bar of soap on it!!
44 posted on 04/21/2004 7:06:05 PM PDT by ladyinred (Kerry has more flip flops than Waikiki Beach)
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To: Jaysun
Shave his head and start over. Problem solved.
45 posted on 04/21/2004 7:06:19 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: Jaysun
Tomato juice does work for skunk odor.

I agree that a dishwashing soap like dawn would cut the grease.

But vinegar is also effective at removing stuff, or lemon juice might work to cut the grease from the peanut butter.

By the way, mayonnaise is what you use when your kid has head lice and nothing else will get rid of them.
46 posted on 04/21/2004 7:06:45 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Jaysun
What seems to be the major concern? What was the result from the hot water? Too oily? Try patting cornstarch on the hair. NOT into it, onto it. Then shampoo, Prell might work best but can be too drying so afterwards you might need a conditioner.
47 posted on 04/21/2004 7:07:22 PM PDT by ET(end tyranny) (Isaiah 47:4 - Our Redeemer, YHWH of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.)
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To: Iowa Granny
I don't know how you feel, but I am going to be following this thread. Cash money says it will be hilarious!
48 posted on 04/21/2004 7:07:23 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Jaysun
I don't have a clue, but I did a Google search and what little I found also suggested, as some here, to use dishwashing liquid.

Put dishwashing liquid in a bowl, have him soak his head, wash, rinse, repeat. He may have to do this a number of times, depending on the amount of peanut butter in the hair.
49 posted on 04/21/2004 7:07:24 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Jaysun
Ants.

Put ants on his head. They'll like the peanut butter.

50 posted on 04/21/2004 7:07:33 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
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