Restoring Doll Hair Tutorial
I enjoy repairing and restoring abused dolls, and as a result, I’ve been able to add a lot of dolls to my collection for a fraction of the price. A Doll Cleaning Tutorial is a must-read for doll collectors!
We washed and brushed Julie’s hair in the previous doll cleaning tutorial; today we’ll learn how to wash and straighten American Girl dolls’ hair. The best way to restore doll hair to its natural state is to dunk it in hot water. For straight hair, I dunk the doll for 5-6 seconds at a time. If you want curls or waves, put the doll’s hair in curlers before dunking.
Can you straighten a Journey Girl dolls hair?
Never use a blow dryer, curling iron, hot rollers, or straightening iron on your doll’s wig because the fibers are made of a special acrylic that can dry, stiffen, frizz, or even melt if exposed to heat.
How do you revive matted doll hair?
Dip the doll’s hair in the water for no more than five seconds; the heat softens the hair, but too much heat can ruin it. Apply a few drops of mild dishwashing soap or baby shampoo to the doll’s hair and comb it through, starting at the ends.
How do I get my dolls hair to stay down?
Soak the hair in fabric softener for a few minutes.
- To avoid wasting fabric softener, start with a small amount and gradually add more until the doll’s hair is completely soaked.
- Place the doll’s hair in the bowl and work the fabric softener into it with your fingers.
- Set the doll aside.
How do I fix my generation dolls frizzy hair?
Separate a small section of the doll’s hair and twirl it with your fingers; for braided styles, tightly braiding the doll’s hair while damp will help control frizzy ends; avoid using styling products such as gel or mousse, as they may damage the doll’s hair.
Can you fix frizzy doll hair?
To fix frizzy hair, we first combed out all the knots, then boiled water, poured it into a shallow bowl, dipped the doll’s hair in, and combed it out. Once the hair was smoothed out, we towel dried it, combed it so it was laying the way we wanted, and let it dry.
How do you make a doll hair detangler?
I used a wire brush the first time I worked on the doll, but for the Barbies, I just used a wide-tooth comb and it worked fine. I wish I had taken “before” photos of my oldest daughter’s doll.
How do I fix frizzy hair?
How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair
- 1 Use sulfate- and silicone-free products. 2 Wash your hair with warm, not hot, water. 3 Use conditioner after you wash your hair. 4 Once a week, try a deep conditioner. 5 Squeeze moisture out with a towel. 6 Comb through your hair when it’s mostly dry.