Every time I turn around, I’m pulling my hair out of my necklaces. And I’m not going to lie to you–there have been a few times where I’ve just gone out and bought a new chain to replace one that just got too “hairy” to handle. But after learning this really simple trick, I realize how much money I’ve wasted. 

I probably should’ve already known this, but it never occurred to me. So after a quick Google search one particularly rushed afternoon, I discovered a few different options for getting tangled hair out of a necklace. 

Nair or other depilatory cream

I didn’t try the Nair because, honestly, I didn’t want to deal with the mess. But I’ve heard from several others that the stuff will take the hair out of any necklace in 6 minutes flat. 

Clippers, scissors, etc.

Several people advised going with the basics: scissors or toenail clippers used to clip the hair and then tug it out of the necklace with your fingers. Personally, I found this method to be one that would take too long and one that I was already finding fairly ineffective. 

Fire, fire, fire

Yes, it turns out that it’s all about the flames. A quick dip in the flame of a candle and a swipe of a clean, dry cloth and the necklace looked like brand new. Disclaimer: don’t try this at home unless you’re an adult over the age of 18 who understands that I cannot be responsible for any damage you may cause to your jewelry. This worked for me, and it may or may not work for you. 

Any tips for getting tangled hair out of necklaces? Share in the comments section, below.