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Here’s The Best Method To Get Baby Oil Out Of Hair

With some certain substances in baby oil, it is often used as a method to nourish hair. Although baby oil can form a protective layer on the hair, it may not be easy to wash out.

In this article, I will reveal you the combination method to altogether remove baby oil from hair.

Compared to regular shampoo, it will work great for your hair, coated with baby oil.

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Can you put baby oil on your hair?

According to Johnson & Johnson, the baby oil brand manufacturer, baby oil has been tested by dermatologists and hypoallergenic.

It does not contain harmful chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, dyes, and scents and has been clinically proven to be safe for babies. So it is also quite safe if you want to apply it to your hair.

Benefits of baby oil for your hair

  • Moisturizes hair and soothes a dry scalp
  • Makes smoother and stronger hair
  • Help hair grow fast
  • Treats scalp problems: Baby oil may help prevent and get rid of dandruff in children and adults.
  • Protect hair: Protect your hair and scalp from chemicals like chlorine in the water.
  • Help you style hair
  • Get rid of lice in adults and children.

See also: How to use baby oil for hair?

Does baby oil washout?

Baby oil is a reasonably thin, fragrance mineral oil that easily drips on clothes. If only through regular washing, it may not come out of your clothes.

You can treat stains before washing with inexpensive products readily available and follow the instructions below to remove baby oil from clothes altogether.

Things you’ll need:

  • Corn starch
  • A sponge
  • Dish detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Warm water


  1. Step 1: Lay clothes on a solid surface and spread corn starch on the oil stains. Let corn starch sit on the stain for 5 to 15 minutes.
  2. Step 2: Use a dry sponge to brush off the corn starch. Pour dish detergent directly onto baby oil stains on clothing and rub with a damp sponge. Hold for about 15 minutes.
  3. Step 3: Rinse the stained area beneath warm running water and continue rinsing until the dish detergent is removed.
  4. Step 4: Place clothes in the washing machine, add laundry detergent and run clothes through warm water
  5. Step 5: Dry clothes on a clothesline. If baby oil remains, reapply the dish detergent (brush with a damp sponge) and rewash the clothes with detergent in warm water.

How to get baby oil out of your hair?

Baby oil is frequently used on the skin as an effective way to insert a protective layer to prevent the skin from becoming dry.

This gentle oil can be used for babies and adults and used to remove sticky gum from hair. However, it is also annoying due to the strong adhesion to the hair.

A normal shampooing process is rarely enough to remove baby oil from the hair.

Here is an effective way to completely remove this mineral oil from the hair that you can refer and apply

Things you’ll need:

  • Baby powder
  • Baby shampoo
  • Hand dish-washing detergent
  • Towel dry
  • Warm water


  1. Step 1: Sprinkle baby powder on areas where hair and scalp are coated with baby oil.
  2. Step 2: Shake your head slightly to remove excess powder, then let baby powder absorb baby oil for five minutes.
  3. Step 3: Pour one tablespoon of hand dish-washing detergent and baby shampoo into the bowl.
  4. Step 4: Wet your hair with warm water and apply half of the mixture to the hair area coated baby oil. Apply the rest mixture to the remainder of your hair and massage it into your hair and scalp.
  5. Step 5: Keep the shampoo and detergent mixture on your hair for a few minutes.
  6. Step 6: Rinse with warm water and dry towel.


The combination of some ingredients, especially dish-washing detergent and warm water, will help you solve the problem of baby oil not only in hair but also on clothes.

Besides the many benefits that this mineral oil brings to the hair, it can also cause grease buildup on your scalp.

Therefore, you should consider applying it sparingly and appropriately. Hopefully, this article will help with your situation.

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