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11 Surprising Uses for Cola


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7. Remove Gum from Hair. Dip the affected area into a small bowl of cola. Let it sit for a few minutes, and wipe it off with a towel. You may want to wash your hair after that!

8. Relieve a Jellyfish Sting. Oops — forgot to watch your step at the beach? Soothe that painful sting by pouring cola over it.

9. Get Rid of the Skunk Smell. Cola can also help alleviate the effects of another critter — the skunk. In your shower or tub, pour cola all over your body and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.

10. Create Curls. Amazingly enough, pouring flat cola on your hair and letting it soak for a few minutes before shampooing will give you perfectly bouncy curls.

11. Fade Dyed Hair. A little trigger happy with that dye job? Diet cola will help fade your hair.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:39PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

really can curl hair? interesting - thank you for the information

1:19AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


10:53AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Hah, I think I'm going to try the curls tip. I'm curious.

1:12PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Nie wiem, czy z tymi włosami to prawda, obawiam się, że skoro kola jest tak żrąca, to po użyciu zostanie czysta głowa bez włosów.

10:16PM PST on Dec 18, 2012


5:41PM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Sure, cola can be used for all these things (thanks mostly to its phosphoric acid content) but there are other products that are much more effective.

Also, they don't mention the one thing that cola is best at --- removing rust.

2:12PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

im trying the curl one!

7:31PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

will try

7:01AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

that's great!

3:48AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

thanks for informations.

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good point, Anne

I've been enjoying rice milk, then later oat milk on my muesli for a few years now

Just awful!! Thanks Annie.

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