HAIR ISSUES

Follow these simple instructions and your dolls hair will be as good as new.

Step 1
 
Gather your detangling tools. You will need a spray bottle, water, a doll brush, doll comb, hand towel or doll styling cape and leave-in conditioner. Use a wire wig brush for best results. Bristle brushes cause frizz in plastic doll hair. A spray leave-in conditioner will assist with tangles and add sheen to hair. Children's detangling sprays often work well on doll hair. Doll brushes and combs can be found at toy stores, doll specialty shops, and on-line.
Step2

 Doll with tangled hair Put the hand towel or doll styling cape around the doll's body to keep it dry. Finger comb the doll's hair to remove some tangles and allow you to section the doll's hair. Divide the doll's hair into six small sections.
Step3

 Remove the spray nozzle on the water bottle and fill the bottle half full with water. Distilled water is best for hair care. Add a leave-in conditioner to the water until the bottle is full. Replace the spray nozzle and carefully shake the bottle to mix the conditioner and water. Make sure the nozzle is switched off before shaking.
Step4

 Take the first section of hair and spray it until damp with the conditioner mixture. The hair should not be dripping wet. Use the brush to begin detangling the hair from the ends up towards the doll's scalp. Work slowly and carefully to remove each tangle until the brush reaches the roots of the hair. If not all tangles were removed, start detangling at the ends again. Once the section of hair is tangle-free, you can brush the section from roots to ends normally. Repeat on each section until all of the hair is detangled.
Step5

 If some of the hair is matted, you should apply leave-in conditioner full-strength on the affected area. Let the conditioner sit on the hair for 10 minutes. When ready, take a metal doll comb and carefully work out the tangle.
Step6

 Doll with neat, detangled hair Once the hair is detangled, you should add a little more leave-in conditioner for sheen and softness. Brush the conditioner through the doll's hair and style as desired. Your doll's hair should be neat and free of tangles.