Fill a small, soft plastic syringe with mineral oil and inject the oil gently between the tape and the hair. If the tape is so tight that you cannot do this, simply saturate the exterior surface of the tape, leave for 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove the tape. The tape practically falls off on its own thereby causing no unsightly bare spots on the ear or possible infections. A little rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab removes any traces of oil thus enabling the new tape to adhere to the ears.
courtesy of Michael Waite, Canada