Saturday, March 01, 2008

advice needed

Anyone know how to get large quantities of Vaseline out of a two-year-old-with-tubes' hair? And yes, Clara had tubes put in and adenoids(sp?) out this past Thursday. More on that later...

Seriously, we've tried baby shampoo, my shampoo, and dish soap--lots of it--to no avail. I can't dunk her head because of the tubes and pouring water over is pretty ineffective. All advice is welcome.

7 comments:

Darla said...

This is a little late, but if there is a customer service number on the jar of vaseline, you could call that and they might be able to help you. I did something like that with another product and they were able to help me.

Keri said...

Cornstarch or Baby Powder according to this site

http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/tip959.htm

Let me know if it works! :) And be sure to document it in pictures.

Karen said...

I think we'll try it tonight! Thanks!

Lynn said...

I've heard the baby powder works well. Willa has direct experience with this. . .

John and Katie Flanagan said...

Are you pregnant????????

Anonymous said...

I know this is probably really late, but for future reference...Talk to you soon....
Jenn Fox Barrett


If you apply a little cornstarch to the hair and carefully pat it into the hair, it will absorb some, if not all the vaseline. After you apply the cornstarch you can shampoo it out with a good clarifying shampoo and it should be removed. If the vaseline is not completely removed in the first treatment, it will be removed to the point where one more treatment will remove all of it. Be sure to use warm to hot water in the shampoo. Cold water makes the vaseline worse.

Or you can try putting about 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mixing it with a regular baby shampoo and this should help. Unfortunately Vaseline is petroleum based and can be almost impossible to remove. If the clarifying or baking soda does not work, try using soft tissue to blot the hair and see if that removes some of it.

You can try a good clarifying shampoo like Edwin Paul Classic Shampoo, Vain Peppermint Strip or Philou Green Apple. Or you can try putting about 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mixing it with a regular baby shampoo and this should help. Unfortunately Vaseline is petroleum based and can be almost impossible to remove. If the clarifying or baking soda does not work, try using soft tissue to blot the hair and see if that removes some of it.

Apply a little cornstarch and rub it into the hair, it will absorb some, if not all the vaseline and then you can shampoo it out and it should get better.

Be sure to use warm to hot water. Cold water makes the vaseline worse.

Carl Herder said...

I might die laughing!!!