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Fixing Tangled Doll Hair - Cheap and Easy!

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DD has a My Twinn doll ( 23 inches tall and designed to look like your daughter (you send in a picture and they replicate her- even birthmarks!). Well this poor doll's hair is so tangled and frizzy and I am not about to spend $40 to send her back and have her hair redone (at the doll hospital).

We had seen a tip on Pinterest to use liquid fabric softener and water in a spray bottle. Well i didn't have any liquid, but I do have Purex Crystals. We also didn't have an empty spray bottle, so DD decided to fill up the bathroom sink halfway with warm water- dissolve some of the Purex in it (she eyeballed it, I think it was about a tablespoon) and then dunk her dolls hair. She swished it around and then used her fingers to scrunch it, making sure all the hair was soaked. She took the doll out and wrapped her head in a towel, careful not to rub it dry- she squeezed it (for fear rubbing would just tangle it more!).

Here's how it turned out....

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Another thing we discovered is if you just use a wig brush, you can brush thier hair fairly easily.  A woman who sold American Girl stuff at the local craft fair told MIL about this.  The bush was very cheap, about $3 and works GREAT at keeping the hair from knotting up all the time.  And my girls just LOVED brushing their hair and styling it. 
 

post #3 of 11

Great tip!  I think Felicity will be up for a trip to the sink later.  dd would never part with her to the doll hospital. 

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Another thing we discovered is if you just use a wig brush, you can brush thier hair fairly easily.  A woman who sold American Girl stuff at the local craft fair told MIL about this.  The bush was very cheap, about $3 and works GREAT at keeping the hair from knotting up all the time.  And my girls just LOVED brushing their hair and styling it. 

 

Thanks Missy! We just fixed DD's American Girl brush and I know it isn't going to stay that way for long!
post #5 of 11

Wow, that looks great! I love that your daughter did it herself.

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Originally Posted by Missystuy View Post

Another thing we discovered is if you just use a wig brush, you can brush thier hair fairly easily.  A woman who sold American Girl stuff at the local craft fair told MIL about this.  The bush was very cheap, about $3 and works GREAT at keeping the hair from knotting up all the time.  And my girls just LOVED brushing their hair and styling it. 
 

Great tip...thanks!

post #7 of 11

I'm off to fill the sink...LOL.  my dd's doll's all thank you..and so does my wallet.smile.gif

post #8 of 11

What a huge difference!  I have also heard that when trying to brush out snarls in doll hair to do it when it is dry and not wet. 

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Originally Posted by Missystuy View Post

Another thing we discovered is if you just use a wig brush, you can brush thier hair fairly easily.  A woman who sold American Girl stuff at the local craft fair told MIL about this.  The bush was very cheap, about $3 and works GREAT at keeping the hair from knotting up all the time.  And my girls just LOVED brushing their hair and styling it. 
 

Where did you buy the wig brush?

post #10 of 11
Actually, i have no idea where she found it. I am assuming you can find one at Walmart with the hair stuff.
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