That’s What I Get: How To Get A Stuck Comb Out Of Your Hair!!!

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…for letting my 6 yr. old play with my hair.

Yes, as I type this, a comb is still wrapped tight in my hair. I can’t get it out. Any suggestions?

Jada thinks it’s funny.

Ha. Ha.


Thanks for not laughing at me too much!! 🙂

I finally got the dumb comb out. When my husband came home I showed him what happened. Being the sweetie that he is, he offered to help. He sat down behind me, got a closer look at the mess and said, “Wow”, realizing how truly tangled it was. He tried for about 30 seconds, then said, “Yeah, you’re gonna have to cut that out.”

No!! I didn’t want to cut it! My mother in law (who read my post) called and kindly offered to come over and help me get it out. I thanked her and told her if worse came to worse I’d go to her house for help.

I worked on and off for an hour and a half trying to undo the mess. Not having much progress I began contemplating the scissors. Fortunately, before I began hacking away, it occurred to me that I should break the comb. I began bending it back and forth in the middle of the knot until the comb snapped in half. Then I easily slid the hair over the broken ends of the comb. FREEDOM!

Next I got to pick out the dredlock that was left in my hair. It wasn’t too bad though, once I sprayed some detangler on it.

So anyways, FYI, if your hair ever gets wrapped around a comb and you can’t get it out… break the comb.

Thanks for all of your suggestions 🙂

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A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.


  1. Help Please I’ve got a comb stuck in my hair & I already broke off 2 pieces, the tail of the comb & about half of the teeth part of the comb but the rest of my hair is wrapped in the piece of comb that’s left & I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to cut my hair but it seems like that’s the only option left. Everything is tangled up so much & this happened before I fell asleep last night & I gave up so I went to bed with the comb in my hair & i’ve been avoiding my family they’ll never let me live this down

  2. I’m a 17 year old and I have got a comb stick in my hair it is quieter a flexible comb so I may have to have it cut out or wear a hat for ever. I will see if I can break the comb but I cot it wrapped up in many ditections so I don’t know if it will work.

  3. THANK YOU!! My daughter had a comb completely tangled in her long hair, was in tears, and we were desperate. This trick saved the day!!!! Thank you!!

  4. Thanks for the advice I just got a comb stuck it my moms hair she is pissed so I said ok I will leave I am 13 and I love my mom’s hair so I played with it and it got stuck so yea screwed Thank you

  5. Omg thank u soo much for the useful help! I got my hair stuck at 3 AM!!! And I started to panic and worry that I might have to cut it! Thank u soo much!

  6. I know this is a very old post, but it saved me at lot of time and grief trying to get a comb out of my daughter’s hair tonight. Breaking the comb worked like a charm! Thanks for sharing this information!

  7. My Kendra use to do this to her hair several times a year … we did come up with the cut the comb trick after the 3rd time. She stopped the day we cut up her most favorite comb.

  8. When I was little my mom used to use a wee bit of baby oil to get the tangles out of the underside of my hair every morning. I had one of those ‘ultra-sensitive’ scalps and everything else just pulled and hurt!

    You are too young to remember Whizzer’s but a friend of mine wound hers up…and stuck it deep into her long hair. Her mom gave her a modified ‘buzz’ cut, both to get the toy out and as a punishment/consequence. Funny, my friend never did that again!LOL

  9. Oh, I’m so glad you got it out!!! This happened to me once while I was babysitting!!! It was a brush with metal tips and it got bunched together!!! It was aweful…only by the grace of God did it come out…I can’t even remember how long it took!

  10. crazy, but me and my mom and daughter were just talking about this yesterday! when my daughter was little, once it happened to her when my mom was using a round brush and they ended up having to cut it out. later, when my daughter was a little older, she got a comb stuck wrapped around her bangs and we worked with everything until she finally had to cut it out. it was a mess letting her bangs grow back! guess what? now shes a hairdresser! how about that?

  11. Olive oil? I have no idea if that would work or not, but it seems like you would need some kind of lubricant to slide it out? Good luck!

  12. That happened to me too! I would try a lot of conditioner or the spray in stuff for the kids…but yeah, they cut it out for me too. Sad…your hair looks so good! Another idea is to use a comb w/a long skinny/pointy handle and try to work each strand or small group of strands out separately. It may take a while and you’ll most likely need your husband’s help. Hopefully he’s patient and willing! Good luck!

  13. Oh no! Haha…sorry! I’ve done this quiet a few times b/c my hair is curly but only as a child. I think my mom either took it out strand by strand or cut it out….maybe its time for a new hair-do? 🙂 Please share how you get it out 🙂

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