HELP! Does anyone know how to get a big wad of gum out of my girlfriends hair?

@Tangmo (54)
Thailand
January 10, 2007 6:43am CST
It has been 2 hours and I have been trying to get a big sticky wad of bubble gum out of my girlfriends hair. We arrived home from grocery shopping and somehow the gum found its way into her hair and we can not get it out! Cutting it out is not an option here. I google searched a solution and could only find the suggestion to use ice. It has not been working at all. Please help!
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@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
10 Jan 07
STEP 1: Put ice cubes in a plastic bag. STEP 2: Apply ice cubes to gum until gum freezes and hardens. STEP 3: Gently break gum away from the hair. STEP 4: If the freezing method fails, apply a small amount of nontoxic oil, such as canola or olive oil, to hair around gum and to gum itself. STEP 5: Massage oil into hair and gum; leave for 20 minutes. STEP 6: Gently comb out gum. It should slide out easily. If it doesn't, repeat the process. Tips & Warnings You may want to wrap the ice in a washcloth if it becomes too cold to hold comfortably. Some hair may break off when you are removing the gum from it. After the oil method, the gum may be gone, but the oil will remain in the hair for several shampoos
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@Tangmo (54)
• Thailand
10 Jan 07
Thank you for the step by step instructions. I can not believe that in less than 5 minutes 2 kind people helped us out in myLot. Big hugs back from Thailand to you both. My sweetheart Pumpuii says thanks too!! (the oil is working very quickly!!)