What's the Best Way to Unstick a Zipper?

Meghan Blalock

If you've ever owned a pair of jeans, a jacket, or any item in which a zipper plays a central role, then you are well aware of how utterly frustrating it is when the mechanism gets stuck. You fear tugging it too hard as you try to unstick it, because you don't want to break the whole contraption, you look crazy while you're trying to fix it—the whole thing is just a mess.

Determined to nix this issue forever, we asked celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott the best secret they know to unstick a stubborn zipper, and they shared their wisdom with us. Here it is: "Use chapstick to unstick a zipper," Elliott told us. "Apply a little to where it's sticking, and the zipper should slide right up!"

Eureka! Never fuss with a stuck zipper again. You're welcome!

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