A gold chain always and everywhere looks stylish and attractive on any person regardless of gender or age. Over time, jewelry can lose its original beauty and one of the reasons is hair tangled in the links. You need to clean the jewelry from them very carefully so as not to damage its integrity.
The best ways to remove hair from a chain
Gold chains are made in different weaving techniques. There are samples with a simple connection of links, and there are more fancy ones. Do not worry if there are a couple or three hairs on the jewelry. They can simply be pulled out and the problem is solved. However, when the chain, especially with a complex weave, has a whole clump of hair wrapped around it, you will need to try hard to clean it.
You can resort to the help of tweezers and manicure scissors. The scissors are used to carefully cut the tangled hairs, and the tweezers are then used to pull them out of the links. This procedure is painstaking and quite long, but a positive result is guaranteed. There are also several other effective ways how this can be done without harming the piece:
- Burning the jewelry. Using matches or a lighter, the piece is quickly fired. Not only the result, but also the appearance of the chain will depend on the correctness of the manipulation. If you fire it slowly, the soot can settle on the metal and make it dark. Then you will also have to clean the product;
- acid cleaning. A radical way to remove hair, as well as other organic residues on the jewelry;
- “depilation” of the product. Special cosmetic cream to remove body hair should be smeared on the chain and soak the necessary time. After that, the product is washed and wiped dry. Despite the aggressive components, the cream is absolutely safe for gold;
- Hold in a solution of caustic soda until all organic residues, including vegetation, have been dissolved;
- soaking in hydrogen peroxide. It is not known how long this will take, but the chain should clear. The peroxide thins the hair, and it easily comes off the links.
- There is no definite recommendation as to which method is more effective. If it did not work with one, you can try another and so on until the result is achieved.
To remove hair from a necklace, you can follow these steps
- Prepare a clean and soft cloth or towel: Choose a cloth or towel that is free from lint and has a soft texture to avoid scratching the necklace.
- Lay the necklace on a flat surface: Place the necklace on a clean and stable surface such as a table or countertop.
- Inspect the necklace: Take a closer look at the necklace to identify the areas where hair is entangled or stuck.
- Use tweezers or a pin: Gently use tweezers or a pin to carefully remove any visible hair from the necklace. Be cautious not to scratch or damage the necklace while doing so.
- Brush or comb the necklace: If the hair is intertwined with the necklace’s chain or pendant, you can use a soft-bristled brush or a fine-toothed comb to gently comb through the affected area. Start at the top and work your way down, being careful not to pull or tug too hard.
- Apply a little bit of oil: If the hair is stubborn and won’t come off easily, you can apply a small amount of oil, such as baby oil or olive oil, to the affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes to help loosen the hair.
- Wipe off the oil: After allowing the oil to sit for a few minutes, use a clean cloth or towel to gently wipe off the oil and any loosened hair.
- Clean and polish the necklace: Once the hair is removed, you can clean the necklace using a mild jewelry cleaner or a mixture of warm water and mild soap. Gently scrub the necklace with a soft brush, rinse it thoroughly, and pat it dry with a clean cloth.
Remember, it’s essential to handle delicate necklaces with care to prevent any damage or breakage. If you’re unsure about removing the hair yourself, it may be best to take the necklace to a professional jeweler for assistance.
Removing the chain without snagging the hair
The owners of long hair often face the problem of their entanglement in the chains. When you wear it, you may not even notice it, but when you have to take the jewelry off, the problem will be on the surface. Tangled hair is not so easy to release from the links, if the jewelry is on the neck. You have to rip them out by the root to get free from such a trap. Most often this happens with items made according to the Snake technique. They are quite thin, the links are small.
The solution of the problem will be a hairstyle with hair up, which should be done before putting on the jewelry. If you want to leave the hair loose, then before removing the chain, you will need to lift it or put it aside. One hand holds the strands, and the other unbuckles the lock. This is not very comfortable, so it is better to ask someone for help.